Faith Messages to build your faith

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Devil Found an Easy Prey


The devil found an easy prey 
In Eve that sad and fateful day 
Because she chose to walk the path 
That ended in God's holy wrath 

A wrath that was not meant for them 
The parents of all future men 
But for the one who lead them there 
From love and joy to deep despair 

For God's love would not entertain 
The loss of them He had ordained 
To live in perfect joy and peace 
Eternal life that would not cease 

But by their choice to doubt God's love 
That flowed so freely from above 
And trust the works of Satan's plan 
To steal the heart and soul of man 

They tipped the scale for him who had 
Declared God's Law was only bad 
And brought to earth iniquity 
That would destroy all purity 

For only God is wholly wise 
And He alone could hear the cries 
Of generations yet to come 
Who would be forced to reap the sum 

Of where rebellion was to lead 
And how division would impede 
The beauty of God's love for men 
From reaching to the hearts of them 

And only by one Sacrifice 
Could God destroy the pending vice 
That would destroy all unity 
With man throughout eternity 

But as the consequence of sin 
Would bring the pal of death on men 
So He Who would redeem their sin 
Must pay a price that would not end 

As God would take humanity 
And lose part of divinity 
As God the Son would give His all 
To be like man who choose to fall 

But Christ would walk in victory 
And by His blood set all men free 
If they would choose to trust in Him 
Who proved Himself their greatest Friend 

And if they too like Him would find 
The Spirit of our God entwined 
In all of life's activity 
They too would know His victory 

So friend when you are tempted to 
Assume God's anger is with you 
Look to the cross of Calvary 
And see His love for you and me 

And as you see what sin has done 
That cost the life of God's own Son 
To prove to all humanity 
This perfect love for you and me 

Then maybe you will understand 
The wrath of God for sin not man 
That once destroyed all harmony 
That God had planned for you and me 

Revelation 6:12-17
Lee Forbes
December 29/2016 

(Google image and my emphasis added)

Let's pray..

  Father, direct our thoughts on what it is we need to be concerned about.
     When we consider the love You have for us, may there be a return in love for You, to the degree that we move in Your will for us today.
     May we remember that the evil one's intention is to destroy our faith in Your being able to hear our cries for guidance, protection and mercy.
    I call him a liar, and the father of lies. We will hear Your Voice, as You do actually hear ours!
    I pray this in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Gal. 6:1 "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted."

Today’s quotes: "When you become a Christian, you are automatically drafted into God's Army. We battle the evil things of this world and the powers of the air, we go out into the world to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we have an enemy who will stop at nothing to prevent us from our goal. Don't be afraid, put on your armor (Ephesians 6), pray, and run to the battle!"  Bonnie Champagne

"Consider how you might foster faith in a child. Point out God's design in nature, tell a story about how He has helped you, or invite a little one to thank God with you when things go right. God can work through you to tell of His goodness throughout all generations." 
Jennifer Benson Schuldt (on ODB 1/23/16)

Our thought today: We're to live by the Spirit, not by our sinful nature, (human desires)God works for us inspite of our sins. He has a plan for each of us, and He'll do what He says He'll do to make us like Christ.

I invite you to check out Jean's craft page, as I've added some new framed arrangements and given the links to shops that carry my crafts.

31st- Sunday evening's post by Sharon Jaynes-
     You Could be Someone's Miracle

2/2nd- Tuesday's post by Wesley L. Duewel-
     #13 God has Ordained  our Prevailing

4th- Thursday's post by Wesley L. Duewel-
     #14 God has Ordained us to Intercede with Christ

6th- Saturday's post by Max Lucado-
     Change the Way You Look at You

A popular post: How to Surrender Your Fear Dr. Charles F. Stanley answers this question:

Q. "I trust God with all my heart, so I don't understand why I'm finding it nearly impossible to surrender one particular fear. 
I've prayed and prayed, but my heart just can't let go of this anxiety.'

A. You've taken the first step..."

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