Resurrection

John Chapter 11 Verses 25-26  Jesus said to her, ”I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.  Do you believe this?”   1 Thessalonians Chapter 4 Verses 16-18  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.  Therefore comfort one another with these words.    (NASB)                                                                      Jesus spoke those words of comfort and hope to Martha when her brother Lazarus died and was in the grave for four days.   But notice that Jesus asked her, “Do you believe this?  Do you believe that I am the resurrection and the life?”   Jesus is the Only One who can resurrect us physically and spiritually.  He is speaking the same words to us today.   What a glorious HOPE and FUTURE we have! Let us comfort each other with these words as it tells us to do in Thessalonians.

If you cannot see this video, please click here to view the song, “Gospel Ship”. In Christ, Stephen and Mary  ___________________________________________________________ NOTICE: The advertisements on this and referred to sites are neither published by nor subject to True Hope Ministries and as such the content expressed does not necessarily reflect the beliefs of True Hope Ministries.  Thank you.                   

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Waymaker

Isaiah Chapter 43 Verses 15-17  ”I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King.  I am the LORD, Who opened a way through the waters making a dry path through the sea.  I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses.  I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.”                 (NLT)

The LORD is the Waymaker!   He is the Only One who makes a way for us according to His will.   When you think there is no way out — a great sea in front of you, mountains to the side of you, and a huge enemy behind you – the Waymaker comes to the scene and makes a way where there was no way!    Nothing is impossible for GOD!

Whatever situation you are in today, trust GOD to make His way for you.

 If  you cannot see this video, click here to veiw Dennis Jernigan’s “Great is the Lord Almighty”.

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Cast Your Burden

Psalm 55 Verse 22   Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.              (NASB)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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It Will Be Worth It All

Romans Chapter 8 Verse 18    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.         (NASB)

Don’t give up!   It will be worth it all!

When We See Christ by Esther K. Rushton

Oft-times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,

We’re tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;

But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,

All tears forever over in God’s eternal day.

IT   WILL   BE    WORTH  IT ALL — WHEN   WE  SEE  JESUS!

Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;

One glimpse of His dear face, All sorrow will erase,

So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

Sometimes the sky looks dark with not a ray of light,

We’re tossed and driven on, no human help in sight;

But there is One in heav’n, Who knows our deepest care,

Let Jesus solve your problem just go to Him in prayer.

IT WILL BE WORTH IT ALL!

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If you cannot see this video, click here to view Ben Markley sing It Will Be Worth It All.

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Blessed Assurance

Romans Chapter 8 Verse 28    And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God to those who are called according to His purpose.         (NASB)       

Excerpts from “50 People Every Christian Should Know” by Warren W. Wiersbe

Fanny Jane Crosby was born on March 24, 1820, in Putnam County New York.  When she was six weeks old she developed a minor eye inflammation, and the doctor’s careless treatment left her blind.  When her family moved to Connecticut, her neighbor, Mrs. Hawley read to her from the Bible and taught her Bible stories.  By the time Fanny was ten years old she memorized the first four books of the Old Testament and the four Gospels! 

On November 20, 1850, Fanny received the assurance of her salvation.   She said her very soul was filled with celestial light and for the first time she realized that she had been trying to hold the world in one hand and the Lord in the other.   Fanny went on to write over 8,000 songs using nearly 200 various pseudonyms.  In her autobiography Fanny Crosby’s Life Story, she wrote, “It seemed intended by the blessed Providence of God that I should be blind all my life and I thank Him for the dispensation.”   She said that her blindness was a gift from GOD so that she could write songs for His glory.   Fanny said, “I could not have written thousands of hymns if I had been hindered by the distractions of seeing all the interesting and beautiful objects presented to my notice.”     She also held no ill will toward the doctor that destroyed her sight.  “If I could meet him now,” she wrote, “I would say ‘Thank you, thank you’—over and over again—for making me blind.”  

Fanny lived to be just shy of her 95th birthday, and I am sure that she could not have ever imagined a country rock group would record “Blessed Assurance” one of the hymns that she wrote over 100 years ago.     Today, we are blessed to hear this song via the Internet – To God Be The Glory!

Below are the lyrics and the link to the song Blessed Assurance written by Fanny Crosby, music by Phoebe P. Knapp, sung by Third Day

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

O, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels descending, bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

If you cannot see the video click here to view Third Day singing “Blessed Assurance”.

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Called to be Separate

2 Corinthians Chapter 6 Verses 14-18    Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers.  How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness?  How can light live with darkness?  What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?  How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?    And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols?  For we are the temple of the living God.  As God said:  “I will live in them and walk among them.  I will be their God and they will by my people.   Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD.  Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.  I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.”      (NLT)            

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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El Shaddai

Genesis Chapter 17 Verse 1    When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—God Almighty.  Serve Me faithfully and live a blameless life.”      (NLT)

In the above verse, the LORD told Abraham that He is GOD Almighty, El Shaddai, the All Sufficient One, the Pourer Forth.  God told Abraham:

I will establish My covenant between Me and you.

I will multiply you exceedingly.

I will make you exceedingly fruitful.

I will make nations of you.

I will give to you and your descendants the land of Canaan.

I will be their God.

How exciting!   The best part is – is that HE is not just All Sufficient to Abraham, HE IS STILL ALL SUFFICIENT!   Today, remember that HE is OUR El-Shaddai – GOD ALMIGHTY.   He is our GOD and our All Sufficient One!   What a mighty GOD we serve!

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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