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Scripture at Sunrise 05.11.2021

“Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.” -Genesis 49:19

Some of us have been like the tribe of Gad. Our adversaries for a while were too many for us; they came upon us like a troop. Yes, and for the moment they overcame us; and they exulted greatly because of their temporary victory. Thus they only proved the first part of the family heritage to be really ours, for Christ’s people, like Dan, shall have a troop overcoming them. This being overcome is very painful, and we should have despaired if we had not by faith believed the second line of our father’s benediction, “He shall overcome at the last.” “All’s well that ends well,” said the world’s poet; and he spoke the truth. A war is to be judged, not by first success or defeats, but by that which happens “at the last.” The Lord will give to truth and righteousness victory “at the last”; and, as Mr. Bunyan says, that means forever, for nothing can come after the last.

What we need is patient perseverance in well-doing, calm confidence in our glorious Captain. Christ, our Lord Jesus, would teach us His holy art of setting the face like a flint to go through with work or suffering till we can say, “It is finished.” Hallelujah. Victory! Victory! We believe the promise. “He shall overcome at the last.”

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 04.14.2021

“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” -2 Corinthians 5:7

God’s people have nothing to fear as long as they keep their eyes on the Lord. -Pastor Steve Wainright

(excerpt from 04/11/2021 Sermon “Dealing with Adversaries” from Ezra 4)