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"NO MAN LIVING IN ANY KNOWN SIN IS EVER COMFORTED OF GOD. The Holy Ghost never yet spoke one word of all His abounding consolations to any man so long as he lived in any actual sin, or in any neglect of known duty." ~ Alexander Whyte

Ecclesiastes 4:12

Proverbs 4:13

Proverbs 12:16

Imagine....that same power lives in me

THESE DAYS IT HAS BECOME POLITICALLY INCORRECT TO CALL SIN - SIN. What they don't understand is that what is at stake here is our eternal destination - heaven or hell: "One great power of sin is that it blinds men so that they do not recognize its true character." ~ Andrew Murray

Philippians 4:13- one of the first verses I can remember memorizing as a very little girl....

CHRIST'S RESURRECTION: "We are ADOPTED into GOD'S FAMILY through the resurrection of Christ from the dead in which he paid all our obligations to sin, the law, and the devil, in whose family we once lived. Our old status lies in his tomb. A new status is ours through his resurrection." ~ Sinclair B. Ferguson

Believe in yourself for you are a child of God.

"Jesus Christ did not come into this world to make bad people good; He came into this world to make dead people live." ~ Lee Strobel

"Justification is away beyond anything that a human court of justice ever realizes. It is putting the sinner in the CONDITION BEFORE GOD AS IF HE HAD NEVER SINNED AT ALL. It is giving him a standing in the merit of Jesus Christ of absolute innocence before God." ~ A.C. Dixon

JESUS DYING FOR OUR SINS WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE FOR US: "Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair," G.K. Chesterton. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life," John 3:16.

CHRISTIANS ARE A BLESSED PEOPLE - IF ONLY WE FULLY SURRENDER OUR LIVES TO CHRIST: "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you," James 4:8. "Behold, I will do something new... I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert," Isaiah 43:19.

"THE JOY OF CHRIST and THE JOY OF THE WORLD CANNOT CONSIST TOGETHER. A heart delighted with worldly joy cannot feel the consolations of the Spirit; the one of these destroys the other: but in sanctified trouble, the comforts of God's Word are felt and perceived in a most sensible manner." ~ Abraham Wright

Psalm 12:12

Ecclesiastes 12:1

There's some task which the God of all the universe, the great Creator, your redeemer in "Jesus Christ has for you to do, and which will remain undone and incomplete until by faith and obedience you step into the will of God." ~ Alan Redpath

"It is not darkness you are going to, for God is Light. It is not lonely, for Christ is with you. It is not unknown country, for Christ is there." ~ Charles Kingsley

Romans 8:38-39 Once you belong to God through your faith in Jesus Christ, NOTHING can separate you from the love of God.

Ecclesiastes 12:1

Jeremiah 20:11 King James Version (KJV) 11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten. 8-31-13 More at http://ibibleverses.com