A Poem – Our personal experience regarding THE SWORD

THE SWORD

Parents, brethren, child, in the flesh,

Same family we do share,

God’s Word, His Sword, came to our clan,

Dividing wheat and tare.

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The nearest, dearest, ones we love,

Now keep quite far away,

But pray we will, and not give up,

They’ll join with us one day.

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The sword is real, though not of steel,

It separates in two,

Those who believe, and those who don’t,

It’s left for us to choose.

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Do we love them, oh yes we do,

But Christ we love much more,

If we turn back, once truth be known,

He’ll one day shut the door.

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It was foretold, in days of old,

This way that it would be,

For those of us, who love the Lord,

Who choose to follow thee.

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It’s plain that if we silent kept,

And never did we speak,

So many lost relationships,

Would still be ours to keep.

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We preach of sin, and saving grace,

Repent, believe, we say,

These words are what upsets them most,

They tell us, go away!

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My hands are clean, I’ve done my job,

Misunderstood I’ve been,

My great concern, without the Lord,

They will die in their sin!

Cathy White 2007 ©

Matthew 10:34-39 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

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A SWORD

Topic of “the sword” came up again today!

From today’s “Morning and Evening”.

Spurgeon:

Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

The Christian will be sure to make enemies. It will be one of his objects to make none; but if to do the right, and to believe the true, should cause him to lose every earthly friend—he will count it but a small loss, since his great Friend in heaven will be yet more friendly, and reveal Himself to him more graciously than ever. O you who have taken up His cross—do you know what your Master said? “I have come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother; and a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”

Christ is the great Peacemaker; but before peace, He brings war. Where the light comes, the darkness must retire. Where truth is, the lie must flee; or, if it abides, there must be a stern conflict, for the truth cannot and will not lower its standard, and the lie must be trodden under foot. If you follow Christ, you shall have all the dogs of the world yelping at your heels! If you would live so as to stand the test of the last tribunal, depend upon it—the world will not speak well of you! He who has the friendship of the world—is an enemy to God! But if you are true and faithful to the Most High God—men will resent your unflinching fidelity, since it is a testimony against their iniquities.

Fearless of all consequences, you must do the right. You will need the courage of a lion to unhesitatingly pursue a course which shall turn your best friend into your fiercest foe! But for the love of Jesus—you must thus be courageous. For the truth’s sake to hazard reputation and affection, is such a deed that to do it constantly you will need a degree of moral courage which only the Spirit of God can work in you. Do not turn your back like a coward but play the man. Follow right manfully in your Master’s steps, for He has traversed this rough way before you. Better a brief warfare and eternal rest; than false peace and everlasting torment!

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Jesus brings Division not Peace On Earth

Edifying post by Helen at Grain of Wheat.

Grain of Wheat

16186-luke-2-14-angels-800x400Are you aware that Jesus Christ said the following statements?

“Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth?  I tell you, not at all, but rather division.”

 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.

“I came to send fireon the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!”

One thing is clear, Jesus never sought to be popular or to be “politically correct!” He never merely said what people wanted to hear.  He always spoke only the truth from His heavenly Father.

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LET MY TEARS WATER THE FOOTSTEPS…

Powerful words indeed!

By A.W. Tozer, from a previously unpublished essay.

“I cannot stop people from doing what they are doing, but at least I can grieve because they will not stop; and I am going to do that. I am going to let my tears water the footsteps of those who go astray.

And when the churches will not come back to the New Testament standards and worship the Lord our God in the beauty of Holiness, if I cannot make them do it or persuade them to do it in this awful hour of crisis, at least I can weep because they will not come. And I can sigh if I cannot weep.

I do not know what the future holds. But I know one thing:

Rather than betray the sheep of God,

rather than lie to them and deceive them and keep them agitated and stirred up with all kinds of popular topics;

rather than take my material from Time magazine,

I’ll preach the Word of God to empty seats and sigh and cry for the abominations that is in the earth.”

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THE ONLY TRUE NECESSITY…

Psalm 63:1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

Spurgeon:

“In a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” A weary place and a weary heart make the presence of God the more desirable; if there be nothing below and nothing within to cheer, it is a thousand mercies that we may look up and find all we need. How frequently have believers traversed in their experience this “dry and thirsty land,” where spiritual joys are things forgotten! and how truly can they testify that the only true necessity of that country is the near presence of their God! The absence of outward comforts can be borne with serenity when we walk with God;

Matthew Henry:

He arises with a thirst after those comforts which the world cannot give, and has immediate recourse by prayer to the Fountain of the water of life. The true believer is convinced, that nothing in this sinful world can satisfy the wants and desires of his immortal soul; he expects his happiness from God, as his portion. When faith and hope are most in exercise, the world appears a weary desert, and the believer longs for the joys of heaven.

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