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This month we'll be focusing in on what's really most important, here at FAST. Kind of a refresher and refocus month. In light of that, I decided to repost one of my all-time favorite Monday Memos. It is a great reminder of why we must live our lives as an agent for God...



Over the last few weeks I have been re-studying the Gospel of John--and I've noticed a theme. The Bible makes it clear, no one can really speak of heavenly things unless they have seen heaven. John mentioned it in his prologue (John 1:18No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.). It is in the conversation Jesus had with Nicodemus (John 3:11-1311 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.). And it is in his message to the crowds that followed Him (John 6:44,46No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. . . . Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.). You'll find it elsewhere as well.

But that doesn't mean we can't discern the things of heaven by faith. While it is true that "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him", the next verse says "but God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit" (I Corinthians 2:9-109 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.). If we could pull back the veil to the spiritual realm, we would see powerful angels locked in mortal combat, in a great battle between good and evil.

“Learning to discern the heavenly realm is essential to us as Christians.”

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Learning to discern this heavenly realm is essential to us as Christians. The great men and women of faith in Hebrews 11 all died "not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them" (Hebrews 11:13These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.). In particular, they lived their lives in pursuit of "a better country, that is, an heavenly". Like Moses, they endured by "seeing him who is invisible" (Hebrews 11:27By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.).

We too must learn to "walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)). The "light affliction" of this world works for us "a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory", but only "while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen" (II Corinthians 4:17-1817 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.).

Truths About Heaven

In my personal contemplation of the grand mysteries of Scripture, three truths about heaven have proved especially inspiring. I try to incorporate a few moments reflecting on these each day into my morning devotions. It's my prayer you will find these just as motivating for you as they are for me:

1) There Are Unfallen Worlds
We exist in a universe of unfallen worlds. Earth was not the first world created. In fact, representatives from these worlds gathered together to watch and celebrate the creation of our planet. Job describes both angels ("morning stars") and representatives from other worlds ("sons of God") shouting for joy when God laid the foundations of this world (Job 38:4-74 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?). Evidently, these beings meet on a somewhat regular basis (Job 1:6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them., Job 2:1Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.).

These worlds were all created by Jesus, of course (Hebrews 1:2Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;), but earlier in time, and they never fell. The beings on these world are all pure, and holy, worshiping God to this day (Revelation 5:13And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.). Our poor world is the one lost sheep. These unfallen worlds are the remaining 99 who stayed loyal to God (Luke 15:4What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?). While we cannot see them, they are watching earth with intense interest. "We are made a spectacle unto the world [Gr: kosmos], and to angels, and to men" (I Corinthians 4:9For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.).

Recognizing we live in a universe of intelligent, thinking creatures, observing all we say and do in an effort to understand the mysteries of iniquity and of godliness, inspires me to live a life that reveals God's redeeming glory, "unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places" (Ephesians 3:10,21To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, . . . Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.).

2) Sin Will Not Rise Again
The terrible pain and suffering of this world will one day come to an end. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.).

Sin will be completely consumed. Peter tells us that even "the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up" (II Peter 3:10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.). Nahum puts it this way: "he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time" (Nahum 1:9What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.).

One reason sin will never arise again, will be the testimony of the redeemed. Our experience will be such that no intelligent being would ever want to experiment with sin again. We will be antibodies to the universe that serve to prevent a second infection with the virus of sin.

I can't wait, by the grace of God, to be able one day to travel to these unfallen worlds and tell my story, as an official representative of heaven's central government. Not only are we "ambassadors for Christ" here and now, I believe we will have the privilege to serve as ambassadors there and then. In all places, and through eternal ages.

3) Agents of Heaven Now
Our life in this world is in many ways a preparation for the world to come. Our experience here is but a training ground for a larger and more important work there. It's the undergraduate program preceding our graduate school. Or more accurately, our kindergarten to multiple post doctoral projects. We have an exciting future ahead!

But that does not mean our time here is not important. It is. Every small step, growing in discipline, commitment, and perseverance contributes to a character that fits us for our future work. We are officers in an alliance of unfallen worlds right now. And if faithful, in time, we will be promoted to the position of ambassador to the universe.

Furthermore, our efforts in this training school count! Not only is the battle around us real, but the destinies of friends and family often hang in the balance. Our personal example, combined with personal effort, may just make an eternal difference.

As agents of heaven now, we can check in daily with headquarters through prayer and the study of Scripture. And if Spirit-led, we'll be sure to get daily communication back: instruction and training, assignments and objectives. And we can spend our lives in the thrill of fulfilling those missions. Each day we can go on God's errands, happy to be a member of the winning team.

Conclusion

As you reflect on your life, refuse to be caught up in the day to day details that that bog us down. We were not created for a mundane, pointless existence. No, we were called to a life of adventure. A life of mission and purpose. We are heroes on a daring and difficult journey. A journey in discipleshp. We're chasing after a glorious destiny.

“We were not created for a mundane, pointless existence. No, we were called to a life of adventure.”

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Reflect on these powerful truths now and then. Allow them to seep into your identity, to shape your reality, to transform your life. We are called to be valiant champions (Psalms 60:12Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.). Mighty men and women, that "know their God", who are "strong, and do exploits," teaching many (Daniel 11:32-3332 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. 33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.). Through Christ, we can be, and must be, "more than conquerors" (Romans 8:37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.).

May these truths inspire you to climb higher in your walk with God!


Comments

Do the grand mysteries of the Bible motivate and inspire you? What do you do to weave these themes into your daily life? What role does heaven play in your life here and now? Share a comment below.

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Posted by Dan Vis on 01/26/23
Yes, let's be excited while we wait, and may the wait not be all that long. :) Nice post Carlota!
Posted by Carlota Belmo on 01/26/23
Yes! They do inspire me to look forward to that grand day when I/we’ll be commissioned to be Ambassadors in God’s true Agency! Be able to travel the world made new. Lord help us all to keep our eyes on You! May we be excited while we wait for Your soon return, to tell others about You! As we prepare may we reach the point of readiness before too long!
Posted by Dan Vis on 01/24/23
Amen!
Posted by Zewdi Isaac Enbom on 01/24/23
Dan That is true, without the challenge we wouldn't have understood the necessity to be steadfast in our journey.
Posted by Dan Vis on 01/23/23
Well put Zewdi. It all starts with that surrender of the will which says I'm going to pursue whatever adventures You have for me Lord. It is not going to be smooth as you said, but the challenge is part of what makes it worthwhile!
Posted by Zewdi Isaac Enbom on 01/22/23
Dan As soon as we totally surrender our heart and mind to be His agent, here on earth, the Holy Spirit starts to mould us to to be fit for Heaven. The ride is not going to be smooth, but we shouldn't despair, it is part of the fierce spiritual warfare. We should just stay focused on our journey, feeding on His Word, day after day without losing heart. Praying: Ephesians 3:16,20That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; . . . Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,.
Posted by Dan Vis on 01/20/23
Great verse Barbara. I've memorized it before but somehow let it slip. I'm reclaiming it now. It is easy to lose site of eternal realities, and really need to keep our spiritual vision sharp.

Amen Linda! "We are in a great war, but no need to fear, as we keep Him near, for our Captain is the Lord God Almighty."

I appreciate so much your desire to share Sam. And the fact you refuse to be deterred. It can be discouraging when we don't see much interest, but it will come at the right time if we just stay patient, and keep showing the change in our own life. My advice is to find one or two others and invest in their life. Then there will be 2-3 of you sharing, and in the mouth of 2-3 witnesses, your word will be established...
Posted by Shawnda McKnight on 01/20/23
Before this course I would get bogged down with day to day distractions. I am excited to be learning and growing to be an ambassador for Christ! My days lately have been filled with studying God's word- not just reading it- and passing on the information about FAST and the glorious lessons I have been learning. Yesterday, I was amazed at how many people rejected the "Free class" without even looking at the card- but due to COVID- I can try to understand that people don't want to be around other people- (I think I may have to stress that it is an online class & Bible study right at the beginning) But never the less, I know that there are hungry souls out there and I wont be deterred- (everyone needs FAST and these lessons!) To be constantly reminded that unfallen worlds are watching us-(like the way I used to watch TV)- hoping we get it right... Rocket goals and morning watch- prayer journals and daily to do lists- learning the pitchfork and bike- the wheel-and most importantly Scripture Memorization- and to weave these themes into daily worship! Its just too important not to share!
Posted by Linda Johnson on 01/19/23
"Through it all we have come to trust in Jesus; we have come to trust in God," as the song goes. As Paul states it in Romans 8:37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. "We are more than conquerors in Him who loves us," and gave His life for us. We are in a great war, but no need to fear, as we keep Him near, for our Captain is the Lord God Almighty.
Posted by Barbara E. LaRose on 01/19/23
Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember that we are in a cosmic war. I just get caught up into the day to day tasks. But sometimes things happen in our lives or the lives of those around us or the news and immediately you are thrown into the reality that this world is full of sin and sinners. We’re all in this, not by choice, like it or not. I’m thankful for the Bible giving us pictures of what is to come and how sun will never rise up again. Nahum 1:9What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. is a verse I’ve been memorizing and am so thankful for. I pray that Hod will help me to not be caught up in the mundane life a pointless existence. I want to be called to a life of mission one that is filled with adventure. Let me be an agent for Jesus.
Posted by Dan Vis on 01/19/23
That's what I look forward to also Annalise, to one day be promoted to the position of ambassador to the stars! Can't wait...
Posted by Annalise Felkel on 01/19/23
I want to be faithful now as an Agent and Ambassador of Heaven, so that I can also one day be God's Ambassador to unfallen world's.

I pray that God will help my family to be inspired to check out FAST Missions.
Posted by Dan Vis on 01/18/23
I'm ready for this experiment to come to a close too Doug! Though there are positive experiments going on too.

In II Corinthians 9:13Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; for example, we read how God is running an experiment to demonstrate He can support His work around the world through the generosity of His people. Every time we give, we provide lab data. Powerful thought, really...
Posted by Ann-Marie Scott on 01/17/23
Love these verses Doug, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Doug Schoch on 01/16/23
Galatians 6:9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. KJV And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Revelation 22:20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. KJV He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Hebrews 11:10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. KJV For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Looking for the end of this sin experiment. Waiting for the very soon coming of our Lord.
Posted by Dan Vis on 12/11/22
Glad that was encouraging to you Cyndie. Eternal life, and with it, a great life adventure, does begin here and now. It continues in heaven, but it doesn't start there.
Posted by Cyndie Park on 12/11/22
Louise great analogy! I appreciate this article and learn new things everyday. It is so very easy to get bogged down with “worries” or “ busyness” of the day to day tasks. I pray that we will spend more time with God and less time in our heads fretting about what, how or why we do what we do. Instead, live our adventure with Jesus at the helm.
Also eternal life starts when we believe, not far into the future. Knowing Jesus is life eternal. John 17:3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.. We have it by knowing Him. Praise God!
Posted by Dan Vis on 12/10/22
Nice point Louise. Of course, I was thinking antibodies in terms of preventing reinfection. We're right in the middle of a pretty bad outbreak right now, but I guess that takes antibodies too...
Posted by Louise P on 12/10/22
‘We will be antibodies to the universe that serve to prevent a second infection with the virus of sin.’ I’d like to be an antibody on earth right now!
Posted by Dan Vis on 12/08/22
This is one of my favorite articles actually. Love that way it just inspires and motivates me. Glad it did the same for you Barbara.

Your last sentence about this being a heavy weight reminded me of II Corinthians 4:17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;, which describes our calling as "a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory". How cool is that?
Posted by Barbara E. LaRose on 12/08/22
I have been really blessed my this post. I’m going to the library today to print it. I’m doing everything on my phone and have no printer.    But I always enjoyed reading about heaven in Revelation chapter 22:1-5. Notice it’s at the end of the Bible and we’re at the end of this worlds history. I think it’s there to help us in this battle and to encourage us. Then verse 14 says Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Then if you go back to verse 6 he says, .....These sayings are faithful and true.....
Pastor Dan, thank you for pointing out to us how we need those divine appointments with Jesus everyday to get our marching orders and strength and wisdom to fulfill those orders. I’m thankful that I no longer have to live a mundane life but instead I am blessed with being a part of saving others before it is forever to late. Wow! Now there’s some marching orders and it’s heavy.
Posted by Dan Vis on 12/01/22
Amen! I agree completely Deanne. Thinking about heaven, and that we can live linked with the hosts of heaven here in the world is an amazing thought. Definitely brings great gladness to me!
Posted by Deanne Reinke on 11/30/22
makes me think of the text: we are not citizens here.Philippians 3:20For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ::
Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we eagerly await for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
to keep HEAVEN in my thoughts gives me a GREAT HOPE! something wonderful to look forward to. It keeps me SURE that the troubles of this world are worth the REWARD!
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/01/20
Me too! :)
Posted by Jeanie Stivers on 10/01/20
I am so looking forward to Heaven!
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/06/20
Amen Valerie! Definitely agree that that's a really cool way to think about our devotions. It really puts the emphasis on truly listening with a view toward application. And it adds meaning and purpose to everything we do as a result. This is a core part of my mission statement and devotional exercises pretty much every day. :)
Posted by Valerie Wise Burrell on 08/06/20
Dan,
I enjoyed re-reading this Memo. What struck me this time was that I am an Agent for Heaven who check into “headquarters” daily through prayer. It’s true and what a very cool way to think of it. Then as the Holy Spirit leads, we receive daily instructions for how to live out our “assignments”. This is exciting news. What a privilege to represent the living Christ in our lives each day.   
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/05/20
I love the enthusiasm in your post JoAnn. That's exactly how I feel every time I dwell on these truths. My heart just sings out with excitement! So important to reflect on this as often as we can!
Posted by JoAnn Moon on 08/04/20
Thank you for reminding me that we are on a grand adventure. I realize I have been looking at challenges as burdensome, but when I remember that I am a mighty soldier of God and in His power I will have victory I feel encouraged and excited to live this adventure with God. Romans 8:32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? God has freely given us all things.
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/22/20
Amen Frances! I know I can't wait for heaven! Can't come soon enough. :)
Posted by Frances E. Jamison on 05/19/20
Heaven is a real and exciting place that I look forward to. What will it be to be in the presences of God , to praise Him and to learn all the things He has to teach us. What we think of as heaven is surely a poor example of what is to be.
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/16/20
Personally, I think that's probably my favorite part of the whole memo. Maybe my favorite part of the whole Christian life! Thanks for highlighting that Thea!
Posted by Thea Bayangos on 02/16/20
Thank you for the many nuggets of truth here Pastor Dan!
Loved this one specially - "As agents of heaven now, we can check in daily with headquarters through prayer and the study of Scripture. And if Spirit-led, we'll be sure to get daily communication back: instruction and training, assignments and objectives. And we can spend our lives in the thrill of fulfilling those missions. Each day we can go on God's errands, happy to be a member of the winning team".

Such a great reminder of the importance of dwelling on the unseen world. Blessings everyone!
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/11/20
I pray God gives you special wisdom Jeannie to know how to work with your church leaders in a positive and supportive way, and be a rich blessing there. Sounds like a difficult situation. A reminder we live in difficult times. So important to press together.

Hi Georgia! Thanks so much for the emphasis on application. That is definitely a core value here at FAST. And the part about checking in with headquarters, that's what turns devotions as duty into devotions as an adventure! Thanks for the quote, too. A good one to keep in mind...
Posted by Georgia Kenny on 02/10/20
One of the things I am most grateful for FAST for is pointing out the importance of application, and how to gain applications by finding principles in an "we should ...x..." statement. I did not know how to make REAL applications before! So by God's grace I pray to grow in 'hearing back from headquarters' for my directions each day. While I very very rarely miss devotions I definitely need growth in carrying out God's plans for the day.
It is good to keep heaven's perspective. I recently was challenged with a quote that fits just right with this theme: ARE THE THINGS YOU ARE LIVING FOR WORTH CHRIST DYING FOR?
Posted by Jeannie Marcoux on 02/10/20
Recently, the elders and their wives (includes me) have been engaged in active spiritual warfare regarding a situation at church. It has required nights of prayer, many hours of writing and engaging together for wisdom and seeking God together for what to do. Time has been spent studying the Word and writing letters, sending out emails to counter lies regarding false teaching, and phone calls to warn our members.   The great controversy has been up close and personal, and tiring. Yet the Lord is empowering us with energy and is raising a banner through our efforts against the flood of the enemy.   It has brought our members closer together.

I am struck after reading this memo of the work of angels that often we do not see, as they fight in constant spiritual warfare.    Their work profits us with an atmosphere of joy and peace. Unfortunately, we often feel complacent in our peace, and not alert to the reality of the snares Satan is setting up for our feet. I am so thankful for the angels who are working tirelessly on our behalf, and for the Word of God that preps us ahead of time for any of Satan’s traps. Prayer opens channels of light and wisdom from the throne of God to guide us in every emergency. And in unity with one another, we gain strength and counsel.

Thank you for Psalms 60:12Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies., it is going into my verse pack today.

“Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.”
Posted by Dan Vis on 09/08/19
Amen!
Posted by Cathy Albert on 09/08/19
Heaven is a constant reminder that my daily struggles will one day be vanished, and God Himself will wipe away tears and no more pain. It is a constant reminder how big and powerful my God is. Jesus said when He left his deciple, he said He will go and prepare a place us.
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/31/19
Great! Thanks Cathy.
Posted by Cathy Albert on 08/31/19
I like the information.
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/30/19
Agreed Michael. It's an amazing theme to inspire poets and speakers though! :)
Posted by Michael Polski on 08/27/19
Heaven cannot be adequately described by the most eloquent, poetic, or accomplished speaker or researcher.   It is so far beyond human mortal imaginations!
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/27/19
Yes Carole, good old Enoch was definitely an agent of heaven, wasn't he? :)

Yes, I'm sure it is a struggle Cathy. Many of us have such busy lives. But it's key to being that agent of heaven, isn't it? May God give you special grace!
Posted by Cathy Albert on 08/27/19
I struggle daily for my time for the Lord. My day consumes with my daily activities that leaves me little time to study God’s words. I have a group that I am doing bible study with them and going through rough time studying the lessons before bible study. I pray for this struggle daily. Spiritual I want to spend time in God’s word.. but flesh. I struggle with this problem so please I ask for your prayers.
Posted by Carole Bliss on 08/26/19
More and more, I am wanting to walk as Enoch walked. I have alot of growing to do. I want my time each day to be used in a way that pleases God. Who do I see today. Who do I reach out to. Time is precious, what am I doing with it, for Him and others.
BLESSINGS
Carole
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/26/19
Glad this encouraged you Emmanuel! And yes, let's all keep encouraging each other!

So true Marion. We too have so many friends struggling in different ways. Can't wait for Jesus to come...
Posted by Marion Coppock on 08/26/19
I am praying more throughout the day as there are so many people and other issues to pray for. It seems that we are seeing more people falling asleep in Jesus our pastor for many years just passed away a few days ago also a dear friend is suffering with pain.
These things just make me desire for this old world to pass away and we can go home. Jesus come quickly.
Posted by Emmanuel Ajiroghene on 08/26/19
I must say, this piece is amazing and so inspiring. I look forward to that time when sin will come to end. But for now, keep inspiring us to inspire others.

May God bless your ministry richly.
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/26/19
I agree with you Carole. The Bible is an unceasing amazement!

Thank you Denice for your kind words. It's that picture of God that keeps me motivated! :)

Good thoughts Deanna. The part about it "each choice having a direct impact" and it being a "whole package deal" were two phrases that really stood out to me.

Yes, definitely Elma Lou! You are very welcome. :)
Posted by Elma Lou Carter on 08/26/19
Great mysteries in the Bible when divinely discerned are motivations for my further study and earnest prayer to stay awake from spiritual lethargy. Daily submission, dying to self and living for Jesus is my motto. Looking to Jesus who is the author and the finisher of our faith. Heaven is our goal and may we all be use as channel of blessings to our families/church/and community. Thank for all the inspiration.


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