“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
As I go through my past experiences that God has brought me through increasing my faith, I see He has been and is giving me the faith for the next experience that I will by faith surrender my will to His and keep moving forward in Him. Being His witness that He is God and trusting Him to fight for me, I shall hold my peace. This is the faith that I have in my living God: He does what He says; and what He has spoken comes to pass.
My testimony: I experienced God in and even now through the motorcycle accident I was in July 16, 2011. Serious injuries and damage to my body—inside and out—are still with me today. God allowed me to know what it feels like to be burned alive! The pain I have experienced I never before in my life knew even existed or could be!!! By the power of God, I had and still have a made-up mind.
From the accident, God has taught me how to be and what it is to be born again. It is that which takes place on the inside through His Spirit by one’s faith in God, in surrendering one’s self to God, and in surrendering one’s will to the will of God. Self dies daily. He has taught me His love, His forgiveness. He has and is continuing to teach me His mercy and judgment. The faith I needed for every experience I have lived through was given me of God. Every previous experience prepares me with the faith for the next. ONLY GOD! So it is in everything! IN EVERYTHING I GIVE GOD THANKS! BY THE POWER OF GOD, BY MY FAITH, I THANK GOD! IN THE EXPERIENCE AND FOR THE EXPERIENCE! AND I THANK GOD FOR EVERYTHING I ENDURE IN AND THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE! I THANK GOD IN PAIN, WHETHER IN DEATH OR BIRTH; NO MATTER WHAT, GOD HAS TAUGHT ME TO THANK HIM. Period.
Whatever comes did not come but by God permitting it. There is that which God allows upon His called and chosen to work out for their good, to save another soul or other souls. ALL God has written in His word are also an ensample unto us. Remember, after Job prayed for His friends, God restored unto Job double what he lost. They learned from it what needed to be learned so that they would choose to obey God unto love and be faithful to God, as was Job.
If our choice is disobedience to God, God permits His curses upon His children who disobey. He cannot reverse His words that have come forth out of His mouth.
There is a people or class of people who choose not to be God’s children. Instead, they serve and worship Satan, rejecting truth denying God. God has to allow them their choice and the consequences that come with those choices of disobedience to Him.
God is seeking to deliver and bless His created—not to curse and destroy them. Yet, He being God, cannot lie. His word will do what He spoke it to do. If our choice is disobedience, eternal death shall be the result. If our choice is obedience, eternal life shall be the result. God’s love is still shown in permitting that which comes upon the wicked. He allows them the end to their riotous living, an end to the pain and suffering of their choices. In the wicked, the sinner, receiving eternal death, is also proof of God’s love in that He will not force them to live in Heaven obeying His law, living obedience daily, all the life revolving around God. God will not force this love upon them now nor at the end.
Yes, even the consequences of my wrong choice to get on that motorcycle, God allowed. And because He knows the end from the beginning, He knew I would still choose to love Him. He knew that I would choose obedience because of my love. Therefore, He set me apart—holy—for Himself. He works all things together for good to THEM THAT LOVE HIM, and to THE CALLED according to His purpose. He is still working the accident together for my good.
Yes. One can choose to surrender, choose to love Him unto obedience, and later choose to turn away from God and disobey Him—not loving God, but hating God as they live, denying Him with their lives. For “Once saved always saved!” is a lie of the Devil. It is a doctrine of devils.
How will one learn from a wrong choice—not to ever do it again, not to ever go down that path again—if they do not experience the consequence? Confession is not enough! One has to REPENT! REPENT! Have godly sorrow. Turn away from sin. Repent and be converted that your sins be blotted out. Our conversion cannot be and will not come about, unless we have repented and remain in a repented state.
God is seeking to save us, people! God is not seeking to destroy us! God does not destroy. The wicked are destroyed by the works of their own hands. Let that sink in.
God increases faith by allowing the previous experience to be evidence of His saving power. But it takes looking back and seeing His Power in past experiences.
Here’s how my faith is increased. I go to the Word. I go back to the beginning. I see the Power of God to deliver His people and save His children. Then, I look back at my own experience. I see Him delivering me, saving me: His daughter. I ask for my Father, in the name of Jesus, to give me His Holy Spirit. I ask that He put His Spirit in me as He promises me He will do in Ezekiel 36. I declare His word. And I thank Him, knowing it is done! It is done. Period. I do not wonder! I do not think! By the POWER OF GOD, I KNOW! By the Spirit of God, I praise Him for WHO HE IS. AND I RECEIVE HIM, FOR HE INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE.
God told me January 28, 2019, after I slipped at work, to remember Job. God already increased my faith and blessed me with the faith I needed for this experience. It was unbeknown to me then; but I see now, as I look back. Even before I asked Him to increase my faith, He did it in and through my previous trials. And therefore, I have experienced and endured. I am currently experiencing and enduring what I am by the very power of God, as did Job! I am seeing more and more why He told me to remember Job. Thus, I am still studying through Job. In so doing, God is leading me through His Word, line upon line, line upon line; precept upon precept, precept upon precept; here a little, and there a little.
I CAN DO NOTHING WITHOUT GOD! Period. All of my obedience to God, which is seen of me and heard of me in my living is ONLY by God’s Power. He put His Spirit in me, CAUSING me to walk in His ways, to keep His statues, and to do them and His judgments. He does this for His name sake, not mine. And all is given me by my faith! My choice: by faith I completely surrender self to God. Whatever persecution I have endured and am enduring for His name sake, I know I will continue to endure. I thank the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, CREATOR AND REDEEMER, THE FIRST AND THE LAST. I say to God, What else Lord? What else will you cause me to do? I surrender myself to You. I surrender my will to your will (to God’s word). I surrender my very existence to You Lord. Do Your will in me. I commit my spirit into Thine hand.
God is LOVE. We must each learn His love is not the world’s perception, definition, demonstration, standard of love. Period.
We must behold God in His word every single day. God’s children are so heavenly filled that they are of earthly good. Remember the world hates God, so they will hate God’s children. The world does not know God. The ways of God, the word of God, God’s love are all foolishness to the world. They have no understanding of Him, of His will, of His Word. Therefore, you cannot expect to receive godly advice (good counsel) from the wicked, from sinners. They are ungodly. Let that sink in.
Behold God being lead of the Holy Ghost in His word every day, and you will become changed by the word. For the Spirit of God will guide you into all truth. He will teach you. He will give you understanding. If you truly and sincerely want truth, GOD will give it to you and change you and restore you unto His image. Go back to the beginning: Genesis. God is doing it in and for me. He will do it for you as well; for He is no respecter of persons. His will is to save us all: whosoever is willing to be saved.