The Race to Harvest

We, who have been grafted in to the eternal Vine of life, and have sluffed off the cloak of our sinful nature, now have become joyful slaves to the great and merciful Master. We delight in His ways and wonders. We have thrown away everything that hinders us and cast away the sin that so easily entangles. It makes way for the race of perseverance before us with our eye single to our Lord. He who ran the most exhausting race anyone could ever endure and finish with such perfection that He is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Our Master has given all of us the perfect example of how to endure all aspects of our race of perseverance so that we will not grow weary and lose heart. His Word has been given to us, His sons, for Godly encouragement. Therefore, do not be surprised then when Holy discipline enters our lives. Do not make light of the Lord's discipline, yet, at the same time, do not lose heart, because the Lord disciplines those he loves.
Our slavery to the Master is one that is humble, meek and undeserving. Our path is one that must be endured to the end. We now belong to the family of God and our Father disciplines those He loves. We should submit to our Father and live!
All discipline, at the time it is given, hurts. Just remember that the pain is short lived as long as we do not lose sight of our Savior, the One who endured all and never sinned. Keep pressing on towards the goal that leads towards a harvest of righteousness and peace. (Hebrews 12:1-12)
God bless all Christian brothers and sisters who are in the race that leads to the most excellent bounty of all.

3 comments:

Godhead October 15, 2010 at 3:47 PM  

The good thing is that we know we are on the right path, although the world cannot know or understand it. I was in town a few days ago and there were two Mormons in their suits and stopping people. I had no time to stop and chat, for I had a place that I had to be in a hurry, and if I had stopped I would have been talking for a while, just going through to them everything that I have learned here so fare. As I walked passed, I heard one of the Mormons talking to this guy who clearly wanted to be somewhere else, say, "You mean that no one has told you about Jesus Christ." The guy clearly did not want to listen, so the Mormon was either ignorant of perceiving body language or just did not allow it to deter him. What the Mormon said, set me to thinking, how on earth could I answer a Mormon who wanted to speak to me about Jesus Christ. The answer that I could think of is, "If you truly knew the Son of God, you wouldn't waste your time with a fool like Joseph Smith and Just as Jesus had said to the Pharisees, because I tell you the truth, you believe me not." (John 8:45) I will certainly refer them to this web site. After all as your Miamaid thingy says, " It is up to you and you alone to choose to be wise and good." So they have a responsibility to themselves to investigate the matter further, rather then remain in their Mormon bubble. And God willing their eyes may be opened. Amen!

handmaiden October 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

HI Godhead,
thank you for all the comments you have been making. God bless you for that.
I only had one experience with Mormon missionaries (since becoming a Christian) and it didn't go well at all. The ordeal happened before I fully knew what I needed to say and do for the cause of the 'true' Christ. The ordeal happened before I studied about the differences between Christianity and Mormonism, plus before this blog. It was through that bad encounter that my eyes were opened to the fact that I had no clue how to speak to any Mormon about the cult they are in.
JS was led by satan himself and through that one man, more sin entered the world. The Bible warns us about false prophets. JS was a cunning snake that has blinded the eyes of thousands of people.
Mormons do not think that they need to question those who are in authority, yet each individual is responsible for their own self, and that means taking care of their spiritual health.
God Bless,
handmaiden

Godhead October 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

The best way would be to plant the seed of doubt in them. Any evidence that you have or arguments that the Book of Mormon is a fake. Thats what I am going to try to do. To burst their Mormon bubble. Cults as you know will keep their members indoctrinated and not encourage them to scrutinize or question what is believed or said about any claims of that cult. To get them to do that would be the best path to their salvation.

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1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.