Special Marquees

MY FAITH IS STRONG AND WILL STAND AGAINST ANY OPPOSITION

I'm a part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
I have Holy Spirit Power.
The dye has been cast.
I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made.
I'm a disciple of His.
I won't look back,
let up,
slow down,
back away
or be still.
My past is redeemed,
my presence makes sense,
my future secure.
I'm finished and done with low living,
sight walking,
small planning,
smooth knees,
colorless dreams,
tamed visions,
mundane talking,
cheap living
and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence,
prosperity,
position,
promotions,
plaudits, or popularity.
I don't have to be right,
first,
tops,
recognized,
praised,
regarded,
or rewarded.
I now live by faith,
lean on His presence,
walk by His patience,
lift by prayer
and labor by power.
My face is set,
My gait is fast,
My goal is Heaven,
My road is narrow,
My way rough,
My companions few,
My Guide reliable,
My mission clear.
I cannot be bought,
compromised,
detoured,
lured away,
turned back,
deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice,
hesitate in the presence of the adversary,
negotiate at the table of the enemy,
ponder at the pool of popularity,
nor meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up or let up,
until I have stayed up,
stored up,
prayed up,
paid up,
preached up,
for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Christ Jesus.
I must go til He comes,
Give till I drop,
Preach till ALL know,
And work til He stops me.
And when He comes for His own,
He will have no problems recognizing me
My banner will be clear!



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ISAIAH 55

Ho, every one that thirsts, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou know not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

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PRAYER OF SALVATION AND RE-DEDICATION

The Scriptures say Rom 10:9-13 ...That if you shalt confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, Whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek or Gentile: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. If you believe on Jesus Christ, then you have the wondrous life to look forward to! Prayer of Salvation or Re-dedication Dearest God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Creator and Savior of the Heavens and earth, I ask your forgiveness of my sins, those I know and don't know. I acknowledge that I have sinned and fallen far short of your most precious glory, mercy and grace. I know, by what I have been taught by those you sent into my path, and by your Holy Spirit, that you sent your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to suffer, shed His blood, and die for all mankind. I believe in my heart that you raised Him from the dead on the third day, before His body saw corruption; and that He now sits with you on your throne, in Heaven, the New Country, and will come to gather His own unto Himself for you. Lord Jesus Christ, please come into my heart and live in me. Forgive me of my past and present sins, and wash me white as your lambs wool with your precious blood. I know that once you do this, I will be born again anew in your love and Spirit. Thank you, Lord, for your love and sacrifice for me. Help me to live my life according to your commandments, which are so simple; that I may stand before you, at the final judgment, with a pure and contrite heart. Please turn my heart of stone into a heart of flesh for your glory, and I will give you all the praise and honor. In your holy name I pray. Amen and amen. Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give to them eternal life, and they shall never ever perish, and not anyone shall pluck them out of My hand. My Father who gave them to me is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand." John 10:27-29 Again, Jesus answered and said to him, If a man loves Me, he will keep My Word. And My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. John 14:23 He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.

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THE RED THREAD

The light has dawned and is rising to the height of its mid-day brilliance among us today. Why? Because He is The Way. That's why This is our Way. He is The Truth and This is our Truth. He is The Life, and this is our Life. He is The Light of our Lives. He IS; therefore we are. This is the Gothrem, The Red Thread. He is seen everywhere throughout The Word. In Genesis, He is the Promised Seed of the woman. In Exodus He is the Passover Lamb In Leviticus, He is The High Priest. In Numbers, He is The Star to rise out of Jacob. In Deuteronomy, He is the Two Laws; Love God and Love your neighbor. In Joshua, He is The Captain of the Lord of Hosts. In Judges, He is The Covenant Angel named Wonderful. In Ruth, He is The Kinsman Redeemer. In Samuel, He is The Root and Offspring of David. In Kings, He is The Greater Than The Temple. In Chronicles, He is The Kings Son. In Ezra and Nehemiah, He is The Rebuilder. In Esther, He is The Savior of God's People. In Job, He is The Daysman. In Psalms, He is The Song. In Proverbs, He is The Wisdom Of God. In Ecclesiastes, He is The One Among A Thousand. In Song of Solomon, He is The Righteousness, He is The Bridegroom Of The Bride In Isaiah, He is Jacob's Branch. In Jeremiah, He is our Righteousness. In Lamentations, He is the unbeliever's Judgment. In Ezekiel, He is The True Shepherd. In Daniel, He is The StoneThat Became The Head of the Corner. In Hosea, He is The Latter Reign. In Joel, He is God's Dwelling in Zion. In Amos, He is The Raiser Of God's Tabernacle. In Obadiah, He is The Deliver on Mount Zion. In Jonah, He is our Salvation. In Micah, He is The Lord of Kings. In Nahum, He is The Stronghold In Time Of Trouble. In Habakkuk, He is our Joy and Confidence. In Zephaniah, He is our Mighty Lord. In Haggai, He is The Desire of the Nations. In Zachariah, He is our Server, The Branch. In Malachi, He is The Son of Righteousness. In Matthew, He is Jehovah's Messiah. In Mark, He is Jehovah's Servant. In Luke, He YHVH's Man. In John, He is YHVH's Son. In Acts, He is The Gift of Holy Spirit. In Romans, He is The Believer's Justification. In Corinthians, He is the Believer's Sanctification. In Galatians, He is the Believer's Righteousness. In Ephesians, He is the Believer's Heavenly Standing. In Philippians, He is the Believer's self adequacy. In Colossians, He is the Believer's Completeness. In Thessalonians, He is the Believer's soon Glorification. In Timothy, He is the Faithful men. In Titus, He is the Fellow laborer. In Philemon, He is the Love of A Believer In Hebrews. He is the High Priest for sin. In James, He is the Royal Law. In Peter, He is the Pastor. In John He is as we are. In Jude, He is the Beloved. In Revelations, He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Who is this Jesus Christ? He is the Red Thread that binds together God's Word, from Genesis to Revelation. He is the Doom of the adversary as promised in Genesis 3:15 and accomplished in Revelation 20:10 He is the No Night of Revelation 22:5, of which Genesis 1:1 is night. He is the Light of Revelation 21:13, of which Genesis 1:16-17 is the sun and moon. He is the no more death, neither sorrow nor crying of Revelation 21:4, of which Genesis 3:16-17 is sorrow, suffering and death. He is the no more curse of Revelation 22:3, of which Genesis 3:17 is the curse. He is the welcome home to Paradise of Revelation 22:2, of which Genesis 3:22-24 is the banishment of Paradise. Who is this Jesus Christ? He is: Able' Sacrifice Abraham's Ram Isaac's Well Jacob's Ladder Judah's Scepter Moses' Rod Joshua's Ram's Horn Samuel's Horn of Oil David's little ol' Sling Shot Hezakiah's Sun Dial Elijah's Mantle Elisha's Staff Job's Prayer Isaiah's Fig Tree Ezekiel's Wheel Daniel's Jerusalem Window Jonah's Sea Monster Malachi's Storehouse Who is This Jesus Christ? He is: Peter's Shadow Paul's Handkerchiefs and Aprons The Lily of the Valley and The Rose of Sharon In Life's Deserts The Pearl of Great Price The Rock for Pilgrims in a weary land The Believer's Justification The Believer's Righteousness The Believer's Sanctification The Believer's Redemption The Believer's Knowledge The Believer's Wisdom The Believer's All In All IN All The Believer's Completely Complete Completeness Who is this Jesus Christ? HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH SALVATION. HE IS THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR HE IS MY LORD AND MY SAVIOR. WHY NOT MAKE HIM YOURS AS WELL?

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FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

One night I dreamed I was walking
along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from anguish,
sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints,
so I said to the Lord,

You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.

But I have noticed
that during the most trying periods of my life
there has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
have you not been there for me?

The Lord replied,
The years when you have seen only one set of footprints,
my child,
is when I carried you.

Mary Stevenson ©1984



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