Michael Colunga (27 April 2011)
"RE:  Doug Blakemore--Prayer request"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Three things, even four are necessary to realize when we contemplate the love of God.
 
1.    "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
 
2.    [Jesus said in the Garden of Gethsemane, on the night He was betrayed] "...Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done."  Luke 22:42
 
3.    " 'And I will bring 935 the third part 7992 through the fire 784, and will refine 6884 them as silver 3701 is refined 6884, and will try 974 them as gold 2091 is tried 974: they shall call 7121 on my name 8034, and I will hear 6030 them: I will say 559, It [is] my people 5971: and they shall say 559, The LORD 3068 [is] my God 430.' "  Zechariah 13:9
The Name of God means, "I am the Becoming One."  In other words, He is what we need, whatever we need--for everyone at any given time.  He is Awesome!!!
 
Putting these three things together, we realize with the apostle Paul:
4.    "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
    "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
    "Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
    "What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?
    "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
    "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? [It is] God that justifieth.
    "Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
    "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    "As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
    "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
    "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
    "Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
 
The reason Jesus had to die on the Cross of Calvary was that The Father wanted to say two things at once:
    "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 6:23
 
If anyone avails himself of this gift by faith, then he is saved for all time:
    "...God's gifts and his call are irrevocable."  Romans 11:29
 
In HaShem,
Mike C. 
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Doug Blakemore (25 Apr 2011)
"Prayer request"

Hi Doves. Please pray for my coworker Barb and her family. Her nephew was just killed by a road side bomb. I am fairly sure she does not know Christ yet. I do not know the rest of the family.

Maranatha

Doug