A PURITAN PRAYER!

                 Confession and Petition

 

Holy Lord, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, of failure to find Your mind in Your Word, of neglect to seek You in my daily life. My transgressions and short-comings present me with a list of accusations, but I bless You that they will not stand against me, for all have been laid on Christ. Go on to subdue my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them. Let not the passions of the flesh nor lustings of the mind bring my spirit into subjection, but rule over me in liberty and power.

I thank You that many of my prayers have been refused. I have asked amiss and do not have, I have prayed from lusts and been rejected, I have longed for Egypt and been given a wilderness. Go on with Your patient work, answering ‘no’ to my wrongful prayers, and fitting me to accept it. Purge me from every false desire, every base aspiration, everything contrary to Your rule. I thank You for Your wisdom and Your love, for all the acts of discipline to which I am subject, for sometimes putting me into the furnace to refine my gold and remove my dross.

No trial is so hard to bear as a sense of sin. If You should give me choice to live in pleasure and keep my sins, or to have them burnt away with trial, give me sanctified affliction. Deliver me from every evil habit, every accretion of former sins, everything that dims the brightness of Your grace in me, everything that prevents me taking delight in You. Then I shall bless You, God of jeshurun, for helping me to be upright.

 

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Proverbs 6:16-17 

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16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood. . .

Proverbs 24:11-12 

11 Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
12 If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?

Proverbs 31:8

Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.


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SEVEN STRANDS IN THE ROPE WHICH BIND THE ELECT TO GOD

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SEVEN STRANDS IN THE ROPE WHICH BIND THE ELECT TO GOD

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“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand.” – (John 10:27-29)

No stronger passage in all the Word of God can be found guaranteeing the absolute security of every child of God. Note the SEVEN STRANDS in the rope which binds them to God.

FIRST, they are Christ’s sheep, and it is the duty of the shepherd to care for each of his flock! To suggest that any of Christ’s sheep may be lost is to blaspheme the Shepherd Himself.

SECOND, it is said…

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‘Pope Francis’ Tells Boy Atheist Father Went to Heaven, Counsels Him to ‘Pray’ to His Dad

ROME — Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” claimed to a young boy on Sunday that his atheist father is in Heaven because he was a “good man” and God will not “abandon His children when they are good.” He also counseled the child to pray to his deceased dad. Bergoglio was participating in…

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Go De-Fund Israel  Israel – Middle East 

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Jesus Christ is going to return at some point. He said He would. The Bible speaks of a time when Israel will be completely de-funded in worldly terms. The nations will one day gather against it in preparation for Christ’s return.

Go De-Fund Israel: And welcome to the end of the world.

Let’s go de-fund Israel! It is a godless secular state which consistently denies its Messiah. Israel commits human rights atrocities. So it’s about time the United States stops spending American tax dollars on the regime. At least that’s how some people think……More here

 

 

 

9 Stunning Prophetic Developments

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It’s only Wednesday as I write this, but I am wondering if this week will turn out to be one of the more prophetic weeks of the past decade, which has already seen many dramatic developments in regard to future things.

The Developments:

  1. This week started with Assad’s ghastly sarin gas attack against his own people that killed as many 80 innocent civilians, including many children, and left as many as 500 suffering from exposure to the gas.
  2. Israel quickly responded by attacking the Syrian air base from which Syria launched the sarin gas attack.
  3. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, stated that the US will respond to this hideous attack by Assad.
  4. On Tuesday, a European air traffic control agency warned commercial airlines flying in the eastern Mediterranean area to be careful because a missile attack against Syria was likely in the next 72 hours.
  5. Putin…

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Will there be a US Strike on Syria?

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White House briefing from military leaders (Photo Credit: Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

News is abuzz over the potential US strike in Syria.  President Trump has cancelled a trip to South America in order to remain at the White House to manage the situation, and movement of US vessels and aircraft has been observed in the Mediterranean.  The Pentagon has likely drawn up possible attack options, while the President is soliciting assistance from current allies such as France, Saudi Arabia, Britain and Qatar.  All have called for Syria to be held accountable, though it remains to be seen how active they will be in any military action.

Following Trump’s recent announcement that he plans to pull US troops out of Syria, he now walks a thin line in determining how to orchestrate an effective strike on Syria.

News reports can be found on almost any news outlet, so if you are…

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