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Having faith to see you through the tough times

“Great faith is the product of great fights”, “Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests”, “Great triumphs can only come out of great trials”

These are three of Smith Wigglesworth’s pet sayings. I like to say, “if you don’t have a test you can’t have a testimony.” Jesus said that in the world you will have temptations, tests, trials and tribulation. But He went on to say, “be of good cheer because I have overcome the world”. Jesus has defeated satan and hell for us, and He hands victory to us on a plate. We have just got to receive by faith what the Lord has done. The Word says to fight the good fight of faith.

A good fight is one you win - and that is why when you fight-the-fight by faith, you win. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Jesus used His faith, the faith of God, to defeat and overcome the tricks and temptations of the devil.

He now says we can do the same, and hands us His faith which is tried and tested with which to win and overcome. Satan the thief comes …

Tribute to Steve Irwin 1962-2006

He died doing the things he loved.

When I heard the breaking news of Steve Irwin’s tragic death I was overwhelmed with a feeling of loss, disbelief and grief. I personally had never met Steve, but being an animal lover myself, and growing up living on a one-hundred acre property in what was then Australian bush - I really felt I knew him as did most Australians.

I mean there he was in our living rooms on those nature and animal documentaries; I also went to see his movie when it was first released. Living not far from the Australian Zoo, I have visited it a number of times over the past twenty plus years. We used to take our children and their friends, nephews and nieces regularly when they were small. Sometimes I would take my young son and his cousin out into the bush and we’d go catching lizards and other critters pretending we were like Steve Irwin.

Steve, you were a role model, a kind-hearted and loving individual, a true Australian. In this day and age, when our TV and movie screen…

His Love

“The only reason He extended His arms on the cross was so that He could embrace you!”

The word “embrace” means to hug, press to the bosom, accept willingly, to join, to encircle, surround, to receive gladly and eagerly, to take or clasp in the arms.

As they spread and nailed Jesus to the cross that day He was dying for you, He was dying for me. The great passion of His heart was to love us and set us free from the hell in our life and the eternal hell to come.

Don’t you know how much He loves you? How special and great a love, to go to the cross for you. Jesus was a real man with real feelings and a real body, He experienced real pain. Pain beyond what we could ever contemplate or imagine, and He did it all for us, for You!

Romans 8v31 says, “if God be for you who can be against you.”

A thought to help you win in life through Jesus Christ. Dr Shaun Marler.

Father’s Day

“One day you will wonder how you could have resisted the Fathers kindness for so long and at such cost.”

In Job 22:2121 it says, ”Acquaint yourself now with Him and be at peace ,there-by good will come unto you.” God our heavenly Father loves us so much, it is impossible for us to comprehend with our natural mind the magnitude of this love. It is only through the Spirit that we can begin to understand the length, breadth, depth and height of this love. It passes our natural mind’s ability to understand.

But through the Spirit, God begins to reveal to us His immense love that He has for us and His benevolence that He bestows on us as we yield to Him. Open up your heart this Fathers day and let God bestow His goodness and gifts on your life.

The Word declares that even when our natural fathers forsake us, the Lord takes us up. God puts us up, and adopts us into His family. Why let another day go by? Open up your heart now to this amazing love that He has for you.

Remember He loves you so m…