CONCLUSION OF JOB'S STORY
Despite catastrophic loss job is faithful: The word says be faithful until death.
Job rose, got up, tore his robe, and shaved his head (v.20a). In other words, Job expressed his deep anguish. It says Job Got up! Church when YOU knocked to your knees pray while you are down there and then Get UP! Don’t let trouble crush you down, get up, you may be down for a while but tell somebody I’m getting up, I’ll rise again. It's a momentary thing. I’m hurt I’m wounded but I'm getting up, I’m tired and weary but getting up, crying and hurt but I’m getting up from this. Don’t count me out! I'll rise again, can't nobody turn me around! Can I get one witness, just one will do?
Psalm 34:19 (ASV)says,
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But Jehovah delivereth him out of them all. You may be going through but hold on, look to the hills, keep trusting, keep your hand in God’s hand, keep believing, he’ll bring you out!
Then look at what He did, He worshipped! He praises God! Gave glory to God! In the midst of receiving such devastating news and the loss of his dear children, Job fell to the ground in worship. What a moving picture! Instead of cursing God as Satan said he would, Job worshiped God. See when trouble comes we find out who the true worshippers are, trouble separates the saints from the ain’t, trials can take you a deeper understanding of God, faithful followers may give out but you don’t give up, faithful say if he saw me he slay me, faithful followers say I’m going to see the king if I die I die, faithful followers say, my God is able to deliver and if He doesn’t, I'll still serve Him, the true believer knows the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, salvation is of the Lord, and the righteous are never forsaken.
Job did not become bitter nor sin by blaming God, but he got strength by praising God.
Job 1:21-22 (KJV)
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. As I close and take my seat...can I tell you?
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Ephesians 6:10 (KJV)
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2 (ASV)
28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (ASV)
"But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved" (Mt.24:13).
Through the Ups and down hold on
Through the trials and tribulations hold on
Through the attacks of the enemy hold on
Through the sunshine and rain hold on
Through it all
I've had many tears and sorrows,
I've had questions for tomorrow,
there have been times I didn't know right from wrong.
But in every situation,
God gave me blessed consolation,
that my trials come to only make me strong.
Through it all,
through it all,
I've learned to trust in Jesus,
I've learned to trust in God.
Rev. Charles Valentine, Jr.
ORDINATION OF MINISTER NELLIE NORMAN
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!
A CHRISTIAN BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH
THE UNDYING LOVE OF A MOTHER
Luke 3:8-14 (KJV)
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
I want to concentrate on the thought that says, bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance. Worthy Fruit”
Every life in Christ ought to have some undeniable evidence, irrefutable proof, incontestable testimony, incontrovertible verification, unquestionable substantiation that one has been born again. Others ought to know by the way you live that you have met and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. Your life ought to testify to the fact you know Jesus and have repented of your ways come out from among the world and are a new creature in Christ Jesus! The Christian life bears a sign, it testifies to the world a change has come into that life. And those testimonies that spring forth from the life is the fruit of repentance. And every life that’s been in touch with Jesus ought to show some signs, fruits. AMEN. Now it’s the duty of the saint to cultivate those fruits. No farmer just allows the fields to yield what it will, he works hard to produce a good harvest. He prunes, plows, fertilizes, irrigates, checks on the fields sprays pesticides etc. He just does not set on the porch watch over the field and drink lemonade.