mikehill4jesus “In God I trust John Chapter 14“
26th April 2017 (19.41) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
In God I Trust!
The world is decaying around us and there are even threats to use Nuclear Weapons! Conflict is everywhere, even within Political Parties, Schools, Families and Religions. Yes, even Christian Ones, though they are not truly Christian as they stubbornly refuse to obey the teachings and commands of the Lord Jesus Christ. Wickedness is everywhere and Liberal People think they have the victory! Even my Country, England, are paying Mothers to kill their unborn babies – 98% of Abortions are paid for by the National Health Service. Communities are breaking down everywhere with shootings and bombings. Voters are refusing to vote. Large Businesses and Public Services are in financial trouble. Public debt is massive, even without Mortgages, just personal loans! Even the weather has become unpredictable. And I could say a lot more!
Since SIN came into this World, all people have been in danger of having to suffer.
Jesus promised that He has overcome the world
John 16:33 New International Version – UK (NIVUK) ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’
Listen to this John Chapter 14 Audio
To members of Churchianity – Christians without Christ as their Saviour
My prayer to my Father God is that by the power of the Holy Spirit, He will use my Testimony, my Spiritual Gifts and the Holy Bible to encourage them to take the living Lord Jesus Christ seriously. To venture upon Jesus by a present acceptance of Him as their wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, and see if He will not do for them exceeding abundantly above all that they asked or thought. The Holy Spirit will give them a chance to understand their need for salvation.
Jesus can be Trusted
It is truly wonderful that in this evil world we can have in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ someone living in us who can be trusted. During some of the darkest days of my life, his presence was the most obvious to me. During an eleven-year period of being persecuted and ostracised here in Birmingham, I often sat, stood, or walked in meditation feeling myself being gently rocked by the Holy Spirit. These most priceless experiences have enabled me to restore to my mind during times of doubt the positive truths of Gods faithful companionship with me and my Family.
So often Jesus has just responded to my crying with the gentle words: “I know, I know.”
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Our Suffering can be Beneficial!
I am constantly learning to increase my trust in the Lord Jesus! Though at times I seem so slow. Throughout this testimony, I want to share with you just a few of my remarkable personal experiences that have resulted from my union with Him, my faithful master and friend, all these years. See Jn 21:24-25. A living Saviour, whom along with His Father and the Holy Spirit came into my life and made their home with me and my family. A true miracle!
Saving faith is heart trust in Christ; that works by love, it purifies the heart, and overcomes the world; no faith is saving that has not these attributes. My faith is confidence in Jesus as a fact and a person based on my years of experiences and knowledge of His reliableness and consistency; a phenomenon of my will in obeying spiritual enlightenment, given upon repentance of my sins and trusting Christ. My faith does not consist in embracing what I do not understand. For “saving” faith is the life of God in the soul of man resulting from a subjective experience founded upon objective truth. The Holy Bible does not teach “blind” faith.
To believe in a Personal Saviour you do not know, is impossible! Believing in the Holy Bible is not enough. Attending Church and following its rules and traditions, is not enough. You have to be living in an ongoing personal spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other way to be saved!
You will read how, with them, we went through some truly desperate times of testing and survived, even overcoming our own dismal failures. Whenever I stumbled, which was too often for my liking, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were kind enough to show me great patience and mercy. They were firm, kind, and compassionate in their treatment of me an offender under their power and grace. Not giving me fully what I deserved for my failings but only that chastisement and rebuke that would keep me on the narrow road that leads to life eternal with them and those also saved in Christ. Because of this, it is profitable for us not to be frightened or put off by afflictions but to fully understand that God often makes them beneficial.
- Promote the glory of God.
- Exhibit Gods power and faithfulness towards us.
- Teach us the will of God.
- Turn us to God.
- Keep us from again departing from God.
- Lead us to seek God in prayer.
- Convince us of sin.
- Lead us to confession of sin.
- Test and exhibit our sincerity.
- Try our faith and obedience.
- Humble us.
- Purify us.
- Exercise our patience.
- Render us fruitful in good works.
- Further the gospel, as we are able to be fruitful witnesses of our living Lords involvement in our past and present circumstances.
God always knows what He is doing; it is us who struggle to understand. Therefore, we can place our trust in Jesus! I trust Jesus, my Lord and Saviour, though I still wobble. For without His sacrifice for me on the Cross at Calvary, His resurrection back from the dead, His ability to unite with His disciples, and His years of miraculous patience with me, I would be looking forward to an eternity in Hell. He has proven Himself to me over-and-over again!
So what can YOU do?
These verses from the Holy Bible must be meditated on until the Holy Spirit of God makes them perfectly clear to you.
John 14:15-17 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit
15 ‘If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you for ever – 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be [is] in you.
John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
If we are as in John 14:23, we do not suffer alone! For God is with us and in Him alone we must trust in order to be saved.
REPENT OF YOUR SINS OR ELSE YOU WILL BE DESTROYED
Those Jesus describes in John 14:24 need to learn that and put it into practice!
I strongly recommend you read this.
Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend?
from Albert Mohler Apr 24, 2017 Category: Articles
We are not living in a season of peace. Thinking Christians must surely be aware that a great moral and spiritual conflict is taking shape all around us, with multiple fronts of battle and issues of great importance at stake. The prophet Jeremiah repeatedly warned of those who would falsely declare peace when there is no peace. The Bible defines the Christian life in terms of spiritual battle, and believers in this generation face the fact that the very existence of truth is at stake in our current struggle.
The LAW of the New Testament is obedience to Christ as a result of your love for Him
To be chosen for Salvation, you have to be as the Lord Jesus describes in John 14:23!
There is no religion, not even Christian, that can do what the Lord Jesus proclaimed He can do.
Revelation 1:18 ‘I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.’
See how the perfect Lord Jesus affected those religious people he witnessed to
The Gospel of St. John – Film – High Quality! HD
Paul was sent, as were other true followers of Jesus to witness for God
The Acts of the Apostles – Film – High Quality! HD
In my testimony you will see how over time the Holy Spirit influenced me by the Gospel of Jesus until I chose to love the Lord Jesus. I also describe those I have observed to be showing signs of rejecting the Gospel. They are unable to produce a testimony of their own walk with God – before and after salvation. Though for some, it might be the case of they are not yet able to form in their mind what is happening to them.
Mike Hill’s Testimony – His Life With God 1948 to 2017 that contains many examples from my life.
Do not study the Holy Bible without allowing the Holy Spirit of God to help you.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit