Let Go, Let God
(Or, Learn to Let Everything Go into God's Hands)
By David J. Stewart | February 2018
Psalms 37:7, “Rest
in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because
of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
Photo above: Me at Burger King
in September of 2017
There was a time in my life several years ago, where one bad thing was happening to me after another. This all started happening in 2001 and escalated for the next 15 years. I could write a book about the sufferings I have endured. My chronic neck pain began in 2004 (which began as a consequence of a 1992 church bus accident while voluntarily driving for the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana). I was 25 years old at the time. Our bus was hit by another bus from the rear. The bus that I was driving was rear-ended so hard, that my driver's seat was broken off it's hinges. The engine and transmission of the bus behind us was broken into pieces, laying in the road. I rejoice that my injury is from something that I was doing for God, which means the Lord will reward me in eternity for my suffering. I still love FBCH and I don't regret driving a bus 35,000 miles on Sundays for four years. It was my privilege!
Albeit, it is a lot harder to serve God when you're in constant neck pain. I was diagnosed in 2004 with Cervical Degenerative Disk Disease (i.e., due to misalignment my neck is shifting and deteriorating). My dear wife of 18 years divorced me in 2006. I was devastated. Unfortunately, I met more than my share of mean and abusive people during that time, meddlers and critics, which made everything much harder to bear in my life. I was mistreated by doctors and medical staff, by religious people, by lawyers and marriage wreckers, and by co-workers at the job. Due to my Christian faith, I was the victim of a hostile work environment at work. I filed a discrimination EEO complaint in 2006 and a judge from California ruled in my favor against the U.S. Postal Service in 2008, where I had worked as a technician for 15 years. The judge blamed the USPS for my divorce and I was awarded damages. I was overwhelmed with life. Whereas when I was younger I tended to be more sensitive about the little things that bother most people, I was being completely bombarded by so many bad things at one time, that I was either going to have a nervous breakdown and not make it (God only knows what would have happened), or else I was going to have to just LET GO AND LET GOD in my life. I chose the latter.
It was an ugly divorce, by my wife's choosing. When she left me in March of 2006, I had a forgiving spirit from the very beginning, starting my Soulwinning.info website in May of 2006 to “overcome evil with good” as the Bible says (Romans 12:21). U.S. sheriffs brought a divorce summons to my workplace in June of 2006. It came as a total surprise shock to me, like getting hit by a Mack truck. I wept uncontrollably for 3 hours. Once she signed the divorce papers, her ungodly attorney went to town destroying my life. I lost my paid home as a result of the divorce. I have been renting an apartment since I lost my home. My ongoing legal expenses reached $64,000, all coming out of my home. It didn't cost my x-wife one single penny, because she obtained a free-probono lawyer. This is how ungodly the courts are today. I am not bitter, I am just stating the facts. I have placed everything into God's hands and have perfect peace in my heart. I chose to LET GO, LET GOD!
I was forced out of work in 2008 due to my neck injury. I had two major neck surgeries in 2009 and 2010, without anyone by my side, and I wanted to die. I wept uncontrollably as I lay suffering in pain after both surgeries. The second surgery made me worse, leaving me with my arms feeling inflated with air (which discomfort I still feel, but praise God for arms to feel). I was completely humbled and broken in body and soul by 2010. I was reminded of the words of the 19th century Methodist preacher, Peter Cartwright (1785-1872), who said while baptizing a younger convert called to be a preacher... “Lord take him, break him, and make him!” Indeed, the Lord took me, broke me, and He is making me!!! I love something that Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) once said, “You'll never know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you have left!” I was left alone in life, with no way to look except UP to God! I chose to LET GO, LET GOD!
After the dust in my life settled a bit, in 2013 I decided to move back to the states away from Guam. I went to Hilo, Hawaii for a month, but had such a difficult time trying to getting medical help due to my situation, I decided to go with my first plans to move to Tennessee. The doctor's office that I had contacted lied to me, giving me false information, and they couldn't have cared less when I arrived at their door. The woman receptionist who gave me the wrong information, literally laughed at me with her co-worker as I was walking out the door, because I kindly told her that she had caused me a lot of grief, and that God cared even if she didn't. God will be their judge! I had either visited and/or called 35 medical clinics in Hilo, looking for pain medications (which I couldn't obtain while in a moving situation), because the clinic I initially contacted before I flew to Hilo lied to me. The woman was a reckless and ungodly person. People can be so evil. I never really had much of a plan from the beginning, as I'd never been in this type of situation before. So I went on to Tennessee and North Carolina, trying to settle in a city somewhere. I had a 20 foot shipping container with everything I owned being shipped from Guam, which arrived in Knoxville and I put it all into storage. That cost me $10,000 and then $1,000 for movers. Life is too short to live with a burden of hatred. I chose to LET GO, LET GOD!
It was costing me on average about $100 a night for a hotel ($700 a week). The rent car was costing me another $50 per day. In Hawaii I was paying $130 to $200 a night, trying to find the cheapest hotels available. This was all coming out of the remaining equity in my home. I was having withdrawal symptoms in Tennessee. I was tired, in constant neck pain, burned out, and didn't know anyone in the area to help me. I was so frustrated, lonely and overwhelmed. I finally broke down in uncontrollable tears in Asheville, North Carolina. I couldn't take it anymore after two months of going in circles. I was trying settle down in Knoxville, Tennessee, but everything was going wrong. I had been to several car dealerships, looking for a vehicle, but for one reason or another never bought a used car. I opened a USPS mailbox in Knoxville. I didn't know anybody. I've always been a loner and it is difficult to reach out to strangers for help. I had been emotionally broken down from all the inexplicable pain and emotional trauma in my life, and didn't know how to cope with life itself. I drove by a few churches in Tennessee, but I was too burned out to go in. I needed help. It was scary for me, being all alone and moving all alone to somewhere I had never been, not having a solid plan, and not even knowing where I was headed. I made so many mistakes when I tried to move back to the states. I chose to LET GO, LET GOD!
So two months later, after living out of a suitcase in hotels for those two months, in utter frustration and horrible neck pain, I flew out of the Nashville, Tennessee, airport in November of 2013 back to Guam. It was 24 degrees Fahrenheit when I left Nashville. I had nowhere to live on Guam, as I had moved out with intentions of never returning. I had literally given my car away to a guy who had lost his job. I still remember the big hug that he gave me in September of 2013. I lived out of hotels for two more months on Guam, and rented a car for $50 a day. I was all alone (but the Lord was with me) and I didn't want to live anymore. I had spent $50,000 going in one big giant circle from Guam, to the states, and back to Guam. My plane ticket was $4,000, because I am claustrophobic and cannot fly coach. It cost me another $12,000 to get my stuff back to Guam, in another 20 foot shipping container! You couldn't make this stuff up! I can only imagine what someone reading this is thinking now. Yes, a fool and his money are soon parted! As Don Vito says in the movie, The Godfather, “Women and children can be careless but not men.” There is some truth to that.
I crawled into an independent Baptist church on Guam in November of 2013, and found some friends, so I thought, and started regaining my emotional strength. But because of my King James Bible only views, the Bob Jones camp at Harvest Baptist Church kicked me out in November of 2014. The associate pastor called Dr. Jack Hyles and me “a cult.” The pastors were upset over the excellent book, “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible” by Dr. Al Lacy, which I had given to the senior pastor as a gift. They were also offended by the doctrinally-sound book titled, “I Never Knew You” by Michael P. Bowen, which exposes false prophet Ray Comfort. I didn't realize at the time that the church had invited Ray Comfort in 2007 to speak at their church. So they kicked me out! I have been struggling to find a church family ever since on Guam, unable to do so, trying to get my life back on track, serving God and doing the best that I can on my own. It hasn't been easy. The people whom I had grown close to at Harvest Baptist Church in Watchcare Meetings in their homes, and at church and church events, for one year, and I loved, totally gave up on me and abandoned me when their pastors kicked me out. They just forgot about me completely. It felt like another divorce!
In desperation for fellowship I even contacted that same church earlier this year in March of 2017, all three pastors, humbly requesting permission just to attend their church services (with my promise not to cause any problems), just so I could be around other believers, but three times they denied my sincere request, telling me to go away. They are holding a grudge (James 5:9). It is best, since they don't believe right. I am presently praying and looking for a city to relocate to in the states. This has been a very difficult decision for me. There are literally tens of thousands of places to live in America. I am looking at independent Baptist churches, because that is what I need most, a church family. Lord willing, if and when I find a wife, or decide on a place to move, I will do so with the Lord as my strength. Psalms 27:14, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
October of 2017
Albeit, due to my neck pain, I am not able to be at all the services, which is why I am on disability. When I went to Harvest, I made myself go to church most of the time, because I wanted to be there, but it was difficult for me. I cannot tell you in words how much my neck pain dominates my life. As I type, the toothache-like pain is horrible, in the bony area of the back of my neck. I so much want to find a wife, as I have lived on my own for 11 long years, but don't want to marry a mean person, so I am being careful. I even signed up for eharmony, which so far hasn't worked out. I guess there aren't many single independent Baptist women out there! I pray daily for God's help and guidance (Philippians 2:13). Clearly, my situation is difficult, and I ask for your prayers. It is easy for people to judge at a distance. I judge no one. My own loss, emotional trauma and sufferings have humbled me and made me a much more understanding, forgiving and loving Christian. I am the biggest sinner I know, and I don't judge anyone. Here is some more of my story, if it interests you. I am not seeking sympathy. There are people confined to wheelchair, quadriplegics, who cannot even feed themselves, so I count myself blessed of God.
I had my infected gallbladder removed in 2015, and developed blood clots (Deep Vein Thrombosis) in my leg after the surgery due to improper hospital care, but I rejoice to God that all is back to normal now after the surgery. The blood clots in my left leg caused a severe pain, like the worst Charlie-horse (times three) throughout my entire leg, which lasted for about a month, but then the blood clots dissolved naturally. I can still eat whatever I want and praise God for a normal recovery. I had my appendix removed in 1999. I have no complaints, God has been good to me. I will have to survive with constant neck pain for the rest of my life, but it keeps me humble and has the same effect as fasting, which is to help a believer let go of the physical in order to grasp more of the spiritual. My neck pain (stenosis and radiculopathy) is not so bad that I cannot enjoy life, but it is bad enough to keep me from fully enjoying life. It is my “thorn” in the flesh, as was the case with the apostle Paul. I praise God for His mercies and truth!
My friend, either you are going into the storm, enduring the storm, or you're coming out of the storm! No one escapes the storms of life!!! As Dr. Jack Hyles says, “Life is a vale of tears.” It sure is! If I hadn't LET GO, LET GOD in 2009, I probably would have taken my own life in suicide. I bought two small barbeques and two bags of charcoal. I was ready to kill myself, but one great truth kept me from doing it, which is, this life is a one time gift from a loving God, and once I'm in eternity I can never return. I decided to wait just one more day and see what happens. And I did that day by day, until things gradually improved somewhat. The apostle Paul went through the same ordeal in Asia. 2nd Corinthians 1:8, “For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life.” That phrase “pressed out of measure” means that Paul and those with him were pushed to the brink of their sanity, so much so that life seemed hopeless. I have been there my friend, which God has used to strengthen me to help others in Christ. Wasted Suffering (MP3 by Dr. Hyles; Let God use your affliction to help and encourage others).
I have only shared with you some of my painful ordeals. If I told you the rest of it, the things I have mentioned would pale in comparison. I love you my dear friend, whoever you may be, with God's unconditional love. When you have God's love shed abroad in your heart, that love extends to every living creature. Romans 5:5, “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” One thing that has kept me going over the years is my online website ministry, which by God's grace I have faithful kept going through all of this since 2002 when I started. Thank you Lord Jesus for all the souls saved and lives changed!!! This is the silver lining to all my afflictions. You my dear reader, have made my manifold sufferings worth it all!
Learn to Let Everything Go into God's Hands
One of the great life-changing truths that I would like to share with my web visitors is something that I have learned in life, which is, to let everything go into God's hands. Our text verses says to “rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.” Those words are so important. Prayer is not a ritual that we go through every day; but rather, it is trusting God, continually placing our burdens, thoughts and needs into His hands.” The Bible says that God CARES for you as His child. 1st Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” God cares about the unbeliever too, but an unsaved man has no right to God's mercy apart from grace, which is only available through faith in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 4:14-16). Philippians 4:6 says to “let your requests be made known unto God.”
Albeit, the Bible also teaches that deliberate sin hinders prayer. 1st Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” The Bible describes what kind of “evil” hinders our prayers. 1st Peter 3:10, “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.” Telling gossip and deceiving others hinders our prayers. Spousal abuse abuse hinders one's prayers (1st Peter 3:7). Hurting others always hinders prayer. And may I say, any pastor or Christian who promotes the corrupt Alexandrian Bible perversions is DECEIVING others, and their prayers will be hindered. God very much cares about how we treat our neighbours (Matthew 7:12).
The key to the Christian life is trusting the Lord always! Prayer is faith in God. The Scriptures teach that we as believers WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT! 2nd Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Most people pray, then stop praying when they don't receive visible answers right away. That is not how God operates. Luke 8:1-18, in the parable of the unjust judge, teaches that God's way is to wait before answering. The Lord is more interested in our spiritual growth than He is our comfort and happiness. There is no teacher like pain. God deliberately led the Hebrews into a barren desert of draught, hunger and hardships to test them, to see if they would obey His commandments (Deuteronomy 8:2-3). Our God didn't just leave off with the Hebrews and forget about the rest of mankind. The Lord still tests us today. Every believer's faith must be tested. We are supposed to “pray without ceasing” (1st Thessalonians 5:17), whether we see immediate and visible answers or not. This requires faith!
When somebody hurts your feelings, let it go into God's hands. When somebody treats you unfairly, place it into God's hands through prayer. If you are lonely or having a difficult time emotionally, cast those burdens upon the Lord. If painful memories surface in your soul, which cause sorrow, each time take those painful to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to help you. Pour out your soul unto the Lord, for the Bible PROMISES that He cares for you (1st Peter 5:7. The verse next Bible verse in 1st Peter 5:8 warns to beware of the Devil, because he wants to devour your life, rendering you ineffective for God. Whatever it is that is afflicting your soul or life, place it by faith into the Lord's hands through prayer, letting your requests be made known unto God, and then claim “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding [that] shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
There is always a high road and a low road to take in life. Please NEVER take the low path of anger and vengeance toward anyone. Psalms 37:8, “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.” I realized a long time ago that most people don't know God, and some people are completely wicked and unreasonable. When I meet such people, I choose to just place them into God's hands, and not seek a confrontation with them. I think it is wise to let things go in life, rather than fight with people, and risk letting things escalate. Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
Stay Close to God in These Perilous Times
We are living in very ungodly times. The television is a dangerous thing these days, filled with graphic violence and ungodly scenes. Few people realize that Luciferians are quietly working behind the scenes to corrupt American society, intentionally promoting sexual immorality and hard core violence through media, which are key core elements of satanism. The Word of God teaches us as believers to love everyone, and to treat people the way we want to be treated. Luke 6:30-32, “Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.” Very few people live by God's standards, instead treating others poorly. Many people are vengeful and retaliatory, which is evil. Other people are paranoid and don't trust anyone, to the point of hurting others to protect them self. God's love suffereth long, and is patient, and is willing to let things go.
As believers, we realize that in eternity we must give account to God for our words and deeds (Romans 14:10-12). The following Scripture is interesting. 1st Peter 4:18, “And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” If you are a born-again Christian, you should consider yourself VERY fortunate, because most people spend their lives searching for answers, but never come to the knowledge of the truth (2nd Timothy 3:7). Satan has effectively blinded the minds of unbelievers—through use of religion, evolution, humanism and the philosophies of this dying world—so that the Gospel is hidden to them (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4). Satan loves to discredit Christians, so that our Gospel will be hid from the unsaved. If a man preaches the truth of the Gospel, the Devil will do everything in his power to tarnish that person's testimony and ministry, to steer people away from the truth of the Gospel.
But Satan is a master “confidence (con) man,” knowing that it is not so easy to deceive everyone. So the Devil must be far more subtle, mixing truth with lies to trick religious people. The Bible says in Judges 17:6, “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Carefully notice that in Samson's time, people wanted to do “THAT WHICH IS RIGHT,” but they wanted to decide what was right. We see this same evil today. People want to do the right thing, but they want to decide what is right instead of God. God calls abortion murder (Exodus 20:12), but evil people decided in 1973 in the U.S. Supreme Court (Roe vs. Wade) that murder is okay. It is not okay, but sinful people wanted to do what was right, so they legalized what was wrong, so they could feel like they were doing right. It is wickedness!!! Anything can be justified in the mind of an evil person. That is why we must submit to God's Word, and let the Lord alone decide what is right, and not mankind. When we are faced with a decision of what is right or wrong, and we don't have a clear answer, then we must use Scriptural principles to make that decision. It is never right to do wrong in order to get a chance to do right.
Christian leaders are quitting left and right, leaving the Lord's work. Now is the time to remain faithful to God. And many of the church leaders who are hanging in there are sinfully compromising, gradually accepting the ecumenical movement. Our churches are in trouble. The lines of doctrinal distinction are being blurred between Bible-believers and heathen Calvinists. Christians are ignorantly supporting illegal and ungodly wars against innocent nations. The average pastor nowadays is a fool, buying into the lying propaganda spread by the ungodly controlled newsmedia. Zionism is a poison in our churches, and many pastors have bowed their knee to Baal, in the form of worship of the manmade pagan state of Israel. We are called to serve the Lord, to advance the Gospel kingdom, not the Jewish kingdom. I am all for the future nation of true Israel, but only born-again Jews and Gentiles will inhabit it.
I encourage my web visitors to stay close to the Lord. Dr. Jack Hyles used to often say that the most important advice he could give a young preacher would be to, “Walk with God.” Amen! I encourage you to talk to God in a very cordial and down to earth manner. It is easy to become ritualistic in one's prayers, just going through the motions from day to day, as if carrying out a daily chore. Praying in this manner usually causes the person to stop doing it. This is not what the Lord intended. When you pray, talk openly with God, as if He were a close friend, because He is your heavenly Father if you are saved. Be honest with God, because He knows everything about you, right down to the very number of hairs upon your head. Talk plainly and brutally honest to God, simply laying it out on the table (so to speak) and tell God exactly how you think and feel, and then plead for His help and guidance. This is how I pray.
God is my friend. I sometimes feel like God is upset with me, but it is just a feeling. My pain medications also affect my emotions to some degree, usually making me talkative and more emotional than usual, so I have to keep that in mind. Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Don't rely upon your feelings; but rather, rely upon the Scriptures.
Stay Focused On the Promises of God
The following Scripture speaks of the new birth, through which we are made partakers of the divine nature of Jesus Christ, Who appeared on earth as the Godhead incarnate (i.e., in the flesh). 2nd Peter 1:4, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” There are literally THOUSANDS of promises in the Bible from God to man, which you can count on 100%. The Lord said what He meant, and meant what He said. Life can and does get frustrating oftentimes, but the promises of God always rejoice the believer's heart, knowing that we have a sure hope of a much better life, body and home in Heaven with the Lord. We are truly living on borrowed time here upon the earth. This earthly body is a temporary tent, so to speak.
Many people are unhappy, struggling to find the meaning of life, but the Bible makes the answer very plain in Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Happy is the man who trusteth in the Lord. Proper fear is a healthy thing. Fear of being electrocuted keeps us from sticking our finger in an electrical outlet. Fear has it's proper place in life. Because we fear electrocution, we respect electricity. Likewise, the person who fears God will respect Him. Proverb 28:14, “Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.” That means becoming familiar with the Holy Bible, that is, the inspired King James Bible. If you are using one of the modern Alexandrian-based Bibles, you are being woefully deceived by Satan!!!
The ungodly world doesn't fear God. Romans 3:18, “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Hollywood continually curses in the Lord's name, blaspheming the holy things of God, promoting ever form of evil. Judgment day is coming!!! As believers, we have a faith that the world does not. We see the blessed Holy Spirit, which the world cannot see, neither do they know Him. John 14:17, “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” I love the Holy Spirit. I know I am saved, amongst other reasons, because of the indwelling Holy Spirit of God, Who testifies with my spirit that I am His child (1st John 3:24).
Be a Helper, Not a Critic
I choose to live my life moving forward, not backward. Many people moan and complain about the things they don't like, but it is much better to move forward and do what you can to change your own situation. Complaining about the past doesn't change it, it just makes you frustrated and bitter over it. Worrying about the future doesn't change it, it just robs you of the joy of serving God today. If I wanted to, I could find a hundred things to gripe about, but I choose to stay focused on what matters, something constructive, like my ministry and soul-winning and loving others and praising the Lord, et cetera. I choose to be helpful, not a discouragement to others. I want to offer solutions, not things to ruin people's day.
Complaining doesn't earn us rewards in eternity, nor does it improve anything. I choose to do something positive, rather than dwell upon the negative. Instead of arguing in a marriage, couples need to communicate and try to find lasting and workable solutions that eliminate more conflict. Although the word “compromise” is a bad word for a preacher when it comes to standards and doctrine, it is a good word in a marriage relationship. Sometimes two people need to each give a little and work together to keep the peace. The Bible says, “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom” (Proverbs 13:10). A wise person seeks ways to make peace, not watch the same problem keep repeating itself. I love problem-solvers!
Learn to let everything go into God's hands. When you begin to worry, capture that wrong thought and bring it into submission to God's Word. The moment that we start worrying, we stop trusting the Lord; and the moment that we start trusting the Lord, we stop worrying! Worry never accomplishes anything!!! No matter what it is that boggles down my mind and make me sad, I have learned to just place it into God's hands through prayer. Oftentimes it seems like nothing is improving and God is not listening, but the Bible says we as believers “WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT” (2nd Corinthians 5:7). Please notice the word “walk,” which implies moving forward in life. No one can remain still, or go backwards, because time doesn't wait for anyone.
So while we are walking through life, we are either trusting God, which is faith; or else we are walking through life forming our conclusions from the things we see. The heathen world looks at the poverty, pain and suffering in the world and then they blame God, walking by sight. As believers, who walk by faith, we trust the character of our wondrous Maker, knowing that God is holy (morally perfect) and omnipotent (all powerful) and omniscient (knows all) and omnisapient (all wise). Since I know (BY FAITH in the Scripture) that God is incapable of committing evil (James 1:13), I know that there are things we don't understand as sinful and fallible humans. Walking by sight is the atheist's way!
The following is one of my favorite Bible verses. Romans 1:20 says that “the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” So according to this Scripture, there is no such thing as an atheist, only people who choose not to believe in a God that deep down they really know exists. So, effectively, faith is simply acknowledging the unseen truth that is in plain sight! Or, to be more concise, faith effectively is simply acknowledging the truth!!! As Pastor Lee Roberson (1909-2007) often said, “HAVE FAITH IN GOD!” We have a one-time grand opportunity in this life to show our faith in God. Are you passing the test? Do the people around you know that you are a person of faith? Or do they not even know that you are a child of God? HAVE FAITH IN GOD!
“Now you say,
'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
Souls Are Dying!
Precious Christian Testimonies
How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
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