Thursday, November 14, 2013

God's Word gives Encouragement

Jesus is our encourager...

 2 Timothy 3

 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, abusive, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away.
For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive gullible women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts,
ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
And even as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth. Men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further. For their folly shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also came to be.
10 But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience,
11 persecutions, sufferings. What things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and impostors shall go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it.
15 And that from a babe in Christ thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.
17 That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.

 Matthew 24:42-51

42 Watch therefore: for you know not on what day your Lord comes.
43 But know this, that if the owner of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken into.
44 Therefore be ready; because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find him doing so when he returns.
47 Truly I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he has.
48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord is staying away a long time;
49 and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken;
50 the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he least expecteth not, and in an hour when he is not aware of,
51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites: where there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

Luke 21:34-36

 34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.  
35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth.  
36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

The Word became Jesus.  John 1:14
We are new creations in Christ who has given us life that we may live it abundantly...  2 Corinthians 5:17


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