GARDEN OF HOPE CHURCH
TREASURES FROM GODS WORD
For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. (Psalm 107:9)
It is well to have longings, and the more intense they are the better. The Lord will satisfy soul-longings, however great and all-absorbing they may be. Let us greatly long, for God will greatly give. We are never in a right state of mind when we are contented with ourselves and are free from longings. Desires for more grace and groanings which cannot be uttered are growing pains, and we should wish to feel them more and more. Blessed Spirit, make us sigh and cry after better things and for more of the best things!
Hunger is by no means a pleasant sensation. Yet blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness. Such persons shall not only have their hunger relieved with a little food, but they shall be filled. They shall not be filled with any sort of rough stuff, but their diet shall be worthy of their good Lord, for they shall be filled with goodness by Jehovah Himself.
Come, let us not fret because we long and hunger, but let us hear the voice of the psalmist as he also longs and hungers to see God magnified. "Oh, that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men."
Absolutely everything that concerns His children is under His control! What an amazing comfort! For He is faithful to accomplish every good work within His people. He will never forsake us, but He will hold us in His right hand forever!
There is only one way to heaven
Jesus said: "I am the way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me." (john 14:6) http://blb.sc/002vj3
Good works cannot save you.
"for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." (ephesians 2:8-9) http://blb.sc/002uzq
trust jesus christ today! here's what you must do:
"for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (romans 3:23) http://blb.sc/002t3j
"wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (romans 5:12) http://blb.sc/002uqg
"if we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
(1 john 1:10) http://blb.sc/002nzl
2 Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead
"for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (john 3:16) http://blb.sc/002kil
"but God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." (romans 5:8) http://blb.sc/002uqg
"that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (romans 10:9) http://blb.sc/002o5e
Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal saviour.
"for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (romans 10:10) http://blb.sc/002o5e
3 Turn from sin and repent
Jesus said: "i tell you, nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
(luke 13:5) http://blb.sc/002q2q
"and the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" (acts 17:30) http://blb.sc/002sm0
"for whosoever shall call upon the name of the lord shall be saved."
(romans 10:13) http://blb.sc/002o5e
"but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" (john 1:12) http://blb.sc/002njc
"therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 corinthians 5:17) http://blb.sc/002n2s
if you have received jesus christ as your saviour, as a christian you should:
"study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 timothy 2:15) http://blb.sc/002s3b
"thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (psalms 119:105) http://blb.sc/002y1g
"and all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
" (matthew 21:22) http://blb.sc/002bwg
"be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (philippians 4:6) http://blb.sc/002vby
"go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (matthew 28:19) http://blb.sc/002mxr
"not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
"all scripture is given by inspiration of god, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (2 timothy 3:16) http://blb.sc/002rwu
"and he said unto them, go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (mark 16:15) http://blb.sc/0036hz
"for though i preach the gospel, i have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if i preach not the gospel!" (1 corinthians 9:16) http://blb.sc/002v2c
"for i am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the jew first, and also to the greek." (romans 1:16) http://blb.sc/002stl