Sunday, January 3, 2016

    The joys of earth are doomed to loss;
    all riches end as dross;
    yes, nothing is forever here;
    so, there’s no need to fear
    for God’s own Word is clear:

    What seems so right comes forth as wrong;
    relentless pain is strong;
    but nothing is forever here;
    so, there’s no need to fear
    for God’s own Word is clear:

    God’s only Son my debt did pay;
    my heart is where He stays;
    now, in my soul forever’s here;
    so, there’s no need to fear
    for God’s own Word is clear:

    The everlasting God on high
    is One who cannot lie
    and He has said that I will be
    with Him eternally -
    yes, through eternity!
                                                 M. Robbins

For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.  In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.  Isaiah 54:7-8

.....A child of God may oft be in a sad state, but yet he is always in a safe state:  the purpose of God stands firm.  Though for a small moment he seem to forsake them, yet with everlasting mercies will he gather them, Isa. 54:7.  Oh, everlasting!  That's a sweet word indeed in the saint's ear; he would not that one word should have been out of the Bible, left out of the promise, for a world.  If thou be once truly acquainted with God, thy state is as safe, thy condition as sure, as if thou wert already in heaven.  God may and will chastise his with rods, but his loving-kindness he will never remove from them, his mercy endures for ever.  All that God gives to his friends and acquaintance, that is spiritual, is, like himself, everlasting.  God is not like short-spirited man, every moment changing, one day doting upon an object, and the next day hating it as much.  An earthly prince may one moment set his favourite at his table, and the next command that he should be hanged.  But far be it from the unchangeable God that he should do thus.  As for the great ones of the world, it hath been counted by some, and those none of the weakest, no small piece of policy to keep out of their knowledge:  their favours are so dearly bought, their kindness so uncertain, their displeasure so dangerous, and yet so easily procured.  But here it is far otherwise.  It is God, and God alone, that is an everlasting Friend, in whose presence there is fulness of joy, and pleasure for evermore.  Oh these everlasting things are great things!  An everlasting Friend, and everlasting inheritance, everlasting glory, everlasting joy, everlasting life, and everlasting death, they are matters of weight!  Oh, why should not our very souls be overpowered with the very thoughts of such things!  Oh this unbelief, this unbelief!.....                                                                                                                                                                                       James Janeway

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