In the "spirit" of the Olympics; many have trained and have anticipated this present week for years. These individuals have worked extremely hard and have made countless sacrifices to maintain their competitive edge. Finally, all of their hard work and effort has paid off and they are ready to compete! These individuals have subjected their bodies under strict disciple with one goal and prize in their vision, the gold medal! Oh beloved, how much more should Almighty God's children (John 1:12) run the race - which is before them - for ETERNAL glory and an ETERNAL prize in the joy of the Lord and in wondrous thanksgiving for His ETERNAL saving grace towards us (Eph. 1:3,; 2:10, Phil 2:5-11, Heb. 11:2:1-2, 1 John 4:10, Rev. 22:1-5)!
As believers in Christ, we can by faith go for the gold and win the victory through the many-faceted adversities and calamities that comes our way.
the Rapture of His Church; The saints will be examined and proved by Almighty God the Son's RIGHTEOUS PERSON, PERFECTION, and HOLY fire (Psalm 12:6; 18:30; 19:8-10; John 1:1-3; John 17:17, 1 Cor. 3:9-16, Heb. 12:28-29, Rev. 1:12-18; 22:12)! ALL that was built upon this FOUNDATION (THE ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS SON of ALMIGHTY GOD) will remain and rewards will be given (1 Cor. 3:9-16, Rev. 22:12)! All that is outworked in the flesh and in error will be TOTALLY CONSUMED by Christ's RIGHTEOUS Person and FIRE, and they will suffer loss, but NOT the loss of one's ETERNAL salvation (Rom. 8:26-39; 1 Cor. 3:9-16)! For the RIGHTEOUS FOUNDATION, BLUEPRINT, OUTWORKING, WORKS, FRUIT, BUILDING and PRODUCT in a child of GOD's life IS NOTHING LESS THAN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! For He is ALL and ALL in RIGHTEOUSNESS, TRUTH, ABSOLUTES, ATTRIBUTES, and LIFE and without Him, nothing can ever EXIST, be ACHIEVED and have LIFE (John 1:1-14; 10:25; 14:1-3, Gal. 2:20; Heb. 1:2-3; 4:12-13; 13:8, 1 Peter 2:1-8, Rev. 1:11-18; 4; 21:22-23; 22:13)! We are to be the Lord Jesus Christ's co-labors, joint-heirs, vessels, body, branches, witnesses, sent ones, ambassadors, disciples, fishermen, ministers of reconciliation and lights; and we are to build as we serve our RIGHTEOUS Savior in love very wisely and circumspectly; with spiritual knowledge for His glory and honor (1 Cor. 10:31)! Beloved, He is our ONLY GREAT TREASURE and He is our EXCEEDING GREAT REWARD for HE is our LIFE!; and when we serve Him and love Him in that way in RIGHTNESS and ALL SINCERITY, we already possess, demonstrate and make known to all Who is our EXCEEDINGLY GREAT TREASURE and REWARD (Gen. 15:1, Psalm 119, Phil. 3:8-10; 2 Tim. 4:8, 1 John 3:1-3; 4:10, 19)!
Beloved, He is our ONLY GREAT TREASURE and He is our EXCEEDING GREAT REWARD for HE is our LIFE!; and when we serve Him and love Him in that way in RIGHTNESS and ALL SINCERITY, we already possess, demonstrate and make known to all Who is our EXCEEDINGLY GREAT TREASURE and REWARD!
Beloved, it is tragic to say, and may Almighty God help us all; that many will be ashamed in His Presence on that day. For many will have NEGLECTED their Heavenly calling for the temporal delights and comforts that this fallen world and America has to offer, and many will build wrongly in unrighteousness and in ignorance. These will be saved by FIRE but with nothing to show for God's glory (1 Cor. 3:12-18). The thought will be in that day how much did you really love Me and enjoy me for Who I am?
Going for the Gold for Almighty God's Glory!
Dear friends, ETERNAL victory is gained when a person puts his or her faith and trust in the Person of Almighty God (John 8:32-36, Rom. 8:35-39; Heb. 11:6, 1 John 5:1-5)! As believers in Jesus Christ, we can by faith go for the gold and win the victory through the many-faceted adversities and calamities that come our way. We know that Almighty God our Father indeed loves us and has a wonderful plan and purpose for our lives in this age to make us GREAT winners for His glory and not losers.
Listen to this promise: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:26).
Almighty God has a wonderful plan for you and me and wants us to overcome in His PERFECT WILL for our lives and be a winner for His glory (1 Cor. 10:31)! It is through Him and by Him we will have the victory!; For He indeed is our VICTORY!
Remember your current position in Christ at the right hand of Almighty God, blessed with all spiritual blessings - Col 3:1-5, Eph 1:3)!
past this physical world into the very throne room of Heaven, and be more than a conqueror in Christ and for Christ. May we go for all that Almighty God has called us to be for His Glory.
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Plil. 4:13)!
"Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses" (1Tim 6:12)!
"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place" (2 Cor. 2:14)!
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 15:57)!
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us" (Romans 8:37)!
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Cor.10:31)!
"For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us" (2 Cor. 1:20)!
"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" (1 Cor. 2:9)!
"Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing" (2 Tim 4:8)!
"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place" (2 Cor. 2:14).
Remember, Beloved: "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you [i.e., Christ], than he that is in the world [i.e., Satan and his minions]" (1 John 4:4).
Now go for the gold beloved for Almighty God's glory!! God speed!!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!