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The Promise

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

— 1 John 3:18,21,22, NASB

 

THE TESTIMONY

May the Lord greatly bless you in your work, my dear brethren. I want you to guard one point. Do not be easily disturbed by what others may say. Know that you are right, and then go ahead. God will certainly lead all who will be led. The great trouble is, that we are unwilling to walk with God. Maintain the simplicity of Christ. Ask God to separate from you everything that would separate you from him, and then walk before him in all humility.

Let earnestness, and sincerity, and faith characterize your prayers. The Lord is willing to do for us exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. Talk it, pray it. Do not talk unbelief. We cannot afford to let Satan see that he has power to darken our countenances and sadden our souls. Pray in faith. Let not your faith weaken; for the blessings received are proportionate to the faith exercised. Pray, believe, rejoice! Sing praises to God because he has answered your prayers. Take him at his word. Not one sincere supplication is lost. 

I commit you to a covenant-keeping God. May he give you peace, and grace, and health. Do not cease to claim the fullness of his promise. Do not be troubled by the opinions of those who talk for the sake of talking. Let us pray that their tongues may become active and eloquent in the praise of God.” 

—Testimonies Relating to Emmanuel Missionary College and Its Work, p.13 

 

THE RESPONSE

Ask God to separate from you everything that would separate you from Him. Let earnestness and sincerity characterize your prayers.

The Lord is willing to do for you exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think. Talk it. Pray it.

Sing praises to God because He has answered your prayers. Take Him at His word.

Do not be troubled by the opinions of others. Pray that their tongues may become active and eloquent in the praise of God.

 

 

 

 

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