Summer or Winter (by Fenny West)

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Summer or Winter

He’s Alpha and Omega

Beginning and the End

On Him you can depend.

H refines in the fire

To bring forth His desire

Night or day

He is the way.

And He makes a way

Where there seems no way.

 

 

He remains faithful

Powerful, wonderful

And dependable,

Exceedingly abundantly able

In the sunshine of prosperity

And in the midnight of adversity.

He can be trusted to keep against that day

That committed to His loving way.

All hail the great God- the King

 All hail the mighty God-The King of kings.

 

He is Lord of the Sunrise

And Lord of the Sunset

With Him there are no surprises

And my expectation will be met.

Like the nightingale

My songs will set the sail

For me to go from glory to glory

To the glory of the Lord of Glory.

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Phil4:13

31        What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro8:31-32,37-39

“Have faith in God.23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.Mark11:22-23

“Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Matt17:20-21

26   But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matt19:26

23   Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Mark9:23

 

22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods.23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

25   But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.27 And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.28 But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”

29   Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.30 And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31   So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.34 Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

Acts16:22-34

 

1     There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.

2     Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”

6          So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

12        Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him. Gen26:1-6,12-14

Set Free For Freedom (by Fenny West)

Set Free For Freedom

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“If ye seek me, let these go their way.”( John18:8)

 

‘Loose him and let him go’

 

Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.’

 

Let my people go!

 

Jesus, by resigning Himself to the foe

Protected His beloved on that day

He showed He was the Good Shepherd.

And He would stand for His own any day.

 

“If ye seek me, let these go their way.”

And so He laid down His life for us.

He showed us the way of the Way.

 

So who can lay a charge against us?

There is now no more condemnation.

There is now no more accusation.

There is now no more ostracism.

There is now no more separation.

There is now no more vilification.

 

There complete vindication

There is complete acquittal

There is complete acceptance.

We have been completely washed-

Washed whiter than snow.

 

The middle wall of partition is bulldozed.

It is finished. The price is completely paid.

 

He became our surety for full release-

Surety for unconditional, unequivocal release.

We are redeemed from Satan and sin;

Redeemed from the Dungeon of Despair

Redeemed from the curse of the Law

Rescued from the clutches of Much Afraid

Delivered from Despondency and Death.

 

Hell must lift its foot from the neck of the redeemed.

The manacles of slavery must be severed forever

The sheep of the Lord must graze among the lilies

Unafraid, unperturbed, free as an eagle to soar

Their inheritance is one of good success, progress

Going from strength to strength and from  glory to glory.

They know that He ever lives to make intercession for them

They know that His precious blood ever speaks for them.

 

 

“The hind of the morning” has drawn the cruel hunters upon himself, and now the most timid roes and hinds of the field may graze at perfect peace among the lilies of his loves. The thunder-cloud has burst over the Cross of Calvary, and the pilgrims of Zion shall never be smitten by the bolts of vengeance. Come, my heart, rejoice in the immunity which thy Redeemer has secured thee, and bless his name all the day, and every day.

C.H. Spurgeon

He is God of Your Day and Your Night ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

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“The night also is thine.”
Psalm 74:16

Yes, Lord, thou dost not abdicate thy throne when the sun goeth down, nor dost thou leave the world all through these long wintry nights to be the prey of evil; thine eyes watch us as the stars, and thine arms surround us as the zodiac belts the sky. The dews of kindly sleep and all the influences of the moon are in thy hand, and the alarms and solemnities of night are equally with thee. This is very sweet to me when watching through the midnight hours, or tossing to and fro in anguish. There are precious fruits put forth by the moon as well as by the sun: may my Lord make me to be a favoured partaker in them.

The night of affliction is as much under the arrangement and control of the Lord of Love as the bright summer days when all is bliss. Jesus is in the tempest. His love wraps the night about itself as a mantle, but to the eye of faith the sable robe is scarce a disguise. From the first watch of the night even unto the break of day the eternal Watcher observes his saints, and overrules the shades and dews of midnight for his people’s highest good. We believe in no rival deities of good and evil contending for the mastery, but we hear the voice of Jehovah saying, “I create light and I create darkness; I, the Lord, do all these things.”

Gloomy seasons of religious indifference and social sin are not exempted from the divine purpose. When the altars of truth are defiled, and the ways of God forsaken, the Lord’s servants weep with bitter sorrow, but they may not despair, for the darkest eras are governed by the Lord, and shall come to their end at his bidding. What may seem defeat to us may be victory to him.

“Though enwrapt in gloomy night,

We perceive no ray of light;

Since the Lord himself is here,

‘Tis not meet that we should fear.”

He’s Your Strength and Song ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

God’s Strength is Inexhaustible

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I will strengthen thee.
Isaiah 41:10

God has a strong reserve with which to discharge this engagement; for he is able to do all things. Believer, till thou canst drain dry the ocean of omnipotence, till thou canst break into pieces the towering mountains of almighty strength, thou never needest to fear. Think not that the strength of man shall ever be able to overcome the power of God. Whilst the earth’s huge pillars stand, thou hast enough reason to abide firm in thy faith. The same God who directs the earth in its orbit, who feeds the burning furnace of the sun, and trims the lamps of heaven, has promised to supply thee with daily strength. While he is able to uphold the universe, dream not that he will prove unable to fulfil his own promises. Remember what he did in the days of old, in the former generations. Remember how he spake and it was done; how he commanded, and it stood fast. Shall he that created the world grow weary? He hangeth the world upon nothing; shall he who doth this be unable to support his children? Shall he be unfaithful to his word for want of power? Who is it that restrains the tempest? Doth not he ride upon the wings of the wind, and make the clouds his chariots, and hold the ocean in the hollow of his hand? How can he fail thee? When he has put such a faithful promise as this on record, wilt thou for a moment indulge the thought that he has outpromised himself, and gone beyond his power to fulfil? Ah, no! Thou canst doubt no longer.

O thou who art my God and my strength, I can believe that this promise shall be fulfilled, for the boundless reservoir of thy grace can never be exhausted, and the overflowing storehouse of thy strength can never be emptied by thy friends or rifled by thine enemies.

“Now let the feeble all be strong,

And make Jehovah’s arm their song.”

Treasures of Darkness (By Fenny West)

Treasures of darkness

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Treasures of darkness 

in jars of clay;

Exceedingly great and precious

Promises, purchased with the

Precious blood of the Lamb.

These treasures are seen as trash

By the world but seen as gold by the wise.

Guard well your heart.

 It is the Garden of God; the lamp of God;

 the storehouse of God for the goodies

 and bounties and beauties of God.

 

Prov.4:23, 2Pet.1:3-4,2Cor.4:7-9,Isa45:3

 

Prov.4:23, 2Pet.1:3-4,2Cor.4:7-9,Isa45:3

2     ‘ I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.

3     I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

Isa45:2-3

Cast Down but Unconquered

7     But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

8     We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9     persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed —

2Cor4:7-9

3     as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

4     by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Pet1:3-4

 

 

Will ye also go away? ( by Charles Spurgeon)

 

 

John 6:67

Will ye also go away?

 

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Many have forsaken Christ, and have walked no more with Him; but what reason have YOU to make a change? Has there been any reason for it in the past? Has not Jesus proved Himself all-sufficient? He appeals to you this morning-“Have I been a wilderness unto you?” When your soul has simply trusted Jesus, have you ever been confounded? Have you not up till now found your Lord to be a compassionate and generous friend to you, and has not simple faith in Him given you all the peace your spirit could desire? Can you so much as dream of a better friend than He has been to you? Then change not the old and tried for new and false. As for the present, can that compel you to leave Christ? When we are hard beset with this world, or with the severer trials within the Church, we find it a most blessed thing to pillow our head upon the bosom of our Saviour. This is the joy we have to-day that we are saved in Him; and if this joy be satisfying, wherefore should we think of changing? Who barters gold for dross? We will not fo rswear the sun till we find a better light, nor leave our Lord until a brighter lover shall appear; and, since this can never be, we will hold Him with a grasp immortal, and bind His name as a seal upon our arm. As for the future, can you suggest anything which can arise that shall render it necessary for you to mutiny, or desert the old flag to serve under another captain? We think not. If life be long-He changes not. If we are poor, what better than to have Christ who can make us rich? When we are sick, what more do we want than Jesus to make our bed in our sickness? When we die, is it not written that “neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord!” We say with Peter, “Lord, to whom shall we go?”

God Does Not Forget ( sermon and Song) Fenny West

God Does Not Forget

God Does not forget

People can forget the good tings we have done for them just like the butler forgot Joseph. But God does not forget. At the set time- appointed time He comes to fulfil His promise, like He did for Abraham, Joseph, David and many others. This message will encourage you to wait on the Lord and in his time He will make everything beautiful.

 

The Promise Giver Will deliver ( C. H. Spurgeon)

 

Integrity of God

C.H. Spurgeon

 

The Promise Giver Will deliver

Judges 16:6

Tell me I pray thee wherein thy great strength lieth.

 

Where lies the secret strength of faith? It lies in the food it feeds on; for faith studies what the promise is-an emanation of divine grace, an overflowing of the great heart of God; and faith says, “My God could not have given this promise, except from love and grace; therefore it is quite certain His Word will be fulfilled.” Then faith thinketh, “Who gave this promise?” It considereth not so much its greatness, as, “Who is the author of it?” She remembers that it is God who cannot lie-God omnipotent, God immutable; and therefore concludeth that the promise must be fulfilled; and forward she advances in this firm conviction. She remembereth, why the promise was given,-namely, for God’s glory, and she feels perfectly sure that God’s glory is safe, that He will never stain His own escutcheon, nor mar the lustre of His own crown; and therefore the promise must and will stand. Then faith also considereth the amazing work of Christ as being a clear proof of the Father’s intention to fulfil His word. “He that spa red not His own Son, but freely delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Moreover faith looks back upon the past, for her battles have strengthened her, and her victories have given her courage. She remembers that God never has failed her; nay, that He never did once fail any of His children. She recollecteth times of great peril, when deliverance came; hours of awful need, when as her day her strength was found, and she cries, “No, I never will be led to think that He can change and leave His servant now. Hitherto the Lord hath helped me, and He will help me still.” Thus faith views each promise in its connection with the promise-giver, and, because she does so, can with assurance say, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life!”

That is Why We Never Give Up ( by Rick Warren)

 

 

That is Why We Never Give Up
by Rick   Warren

“That   is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being   renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very   long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will   last forever!”

(2 Corinthians 4:15-17 NLT)

The difference between faithful people   and unfaithful people is unfaithful people give up at the first sign of   difficulty. Faithful people keep on keeping on. Faithful people are determined. Faithful people are diligent. Faithful people are persistent. Faithful people don’t know how to quit. You know how a little acorn becomes an oak tree? An oak tree is just an acorn that refused to give up.

I’m not that smart, but I do know one thing: It is always too   soon to quit. You are never a failure until you quit,   and it’s always too soon to quit. God uses tough times to test our persistence.

When we started Saddleback, I   preached the first sermon to one person: my wife. She thought it was too   long. Thirty-one years later, she’s still saying my sermons are too long!

I thought when we started a church we’d   get a building quickly. We went 15 years without a building. In the first 13   years of this church, we used 79 different facilities. You know how many times I felt like   giving up? Just every Monday morning! But I don’t know how to quit. And God   said, “Rick, if I never give you a building, would you still serve me?” And I   said, “Absolutely!”

Saddleback grew to more than 10,000   people before we built our first building. How would you like to set up and take down a church   for 10,000 people every week? There’s not a lot of glory in that. It’s just   hard work. God uses tough times to test our   persistence.

If you’re going through tough times right now, then this verse   is for you: “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our   spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and   won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs   them and will last forever!” (2 Corinthians 4:15-17 NLT)

God is more interested in what you’re becoming than what’s   happening to you. He often allows trials, troubles, tribulations, and   problems in your life to teach you diligence, determination, and character.   The problem you’re going through right now? It’s a test of your faithfulness.   Will you continue to serve God even when life stinks?

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time   we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV).

Talk About It

In   what situation are you ready to give up?

– How can you renew your spirit so that you have the strength   to persevere in this situation?

Guard Well Your Brand

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Guard well your brand

The Jesus brand

Though in the world

Not of the world.

Stand out for good

Eat God’s food.

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Rise after a fall

And press on like Paul.

Let His word rule

Let His Spirit rule

Ooze His fragrance

In His remembrance.

LOVE

      

Let out the love

In all your move

Let your light shine

Be not full of wine

Let Jesus reign

Sunshine or rain.

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Be Spirit led

And Spirit fed

Think God’s thought

Guard your mouth.

Speak God’s mind

Mind your mind.

Go where He leads

Do what He bids.

Praying always

Even in a maze.

 bravest

Reach for the lost

Out in the frost

Out in the cold

Go. Go. Be bold!

Shine your light

In His might.

Stand in the fire

Get off the mire

Be separate

And considerate.

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Know you’re different

So make a difference

Be excellent

Not repellent.

Be passionate

And compassionate.

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Believers Are Salt and Light

13   “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

14   “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15   Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matt5:13-16

Colossians 3: Not Carnality but Christ

1     If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

2     Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

3     For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

4     When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

5     Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

6     Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,

7     in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

8     But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.

9     Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

10   and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

Character of the New Man

12   Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

13   bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

14   But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

15   And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

16   Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17   And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

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Walking in the Spirit

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16   I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

17   For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

18   But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19   Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

20   idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

21   envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23   gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Gal5:16-23

Romans 12: Living Sacrifices to God

1     I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

2          And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.Rom12:1-2

Ephesians 5: Walk in Love

1     Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

2     And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

3     But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;

4          neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

 

14        I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.John17:14

15   Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not!

16   Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”

17   But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

18   Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.

19   Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

20   For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1Cor6:15-20

Be Holy

14   Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

15   And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?

16   And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ” I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”

17   Therefore ” Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”

18   ” I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.”

2Cor6:14-18

©Fenny West2013

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