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Scripture at Sunrise 05.31.2022

“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33

My Lord’s words are true as to the tribulation. I have my share of it beyond all doubt. The flail is not hung up out of the way, nor can I hope that it will be laid aside so long as I lie upon the threshing floor, How can I look to be at home in the enemy’s country, joyful while in exile, or comfortable in a wilderness? This is not my rest. This is the place of the furnace, and the forge, and the hammer. My experience tallies with my Lord’s words.

I note how He bids me “be of good cheer.” Alas! I am far too apt to be downcast. My spirit soon sinks when I am sorely tried. But I must not give way to this feeling. When my Lord bids me cheer up I must not dare to be cast down.

What is the argument which He uses to encourage me? Why, it is His own victory. He says, “I have overcome the world.” His battle was much more severe than mine. I have not yet resisted unto blood. Why do I despair of overcoming? See, my soul, the enemy has been once overcome. I fight with a beaten foe. O world, Jesus has already vanquished thee; and in me, by His grace, He will overcome thee again. Therefore am I of good cheer and sing unto my conquering Lord.

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

Scripture @ Sunrise 11.13.08

Cheering Us On To Victory

Hebrews 12:1 – “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

A soft-spoken woman went to a high school football game. She’d been quiet during the entire game until there was a fumble on the field. The substitute quarterback, a little scrawny kid, picked up the ball and started running past the other players toward the goal, and this little lady exploded! She jumped up and said, “Run, baby, run! Run, baby, run!” He was her son.

That’s what the saints are saying, as they watch us on the playing field of life. They are cheering us on from the Heavenly grandstand to “run with patience, the race that is set before us.”

Do you need a lift today?

Imagine a grandstand the size of heaven cheering you on to victory!
(from: “Love Worth Finding” by Adrian Rogers)