Scripture reading: Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
While pilgrims here we journey on
In this dark vale of sin and gloom,
We are pilgrims here, and what we have to meet is tribulation, hate, and scorn,
Till our returning king shall come
To take His exile captives home. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, The Characteristics of the Twelve Tribes of the 144,000 Conference, study 9, mp3
Among the many negative influences because of the dysfunctional circumstances of the family of Jacob, with those multiple mothers and the conflict that was being generated because of envy and the yearning for the love of their husband, we see such a vast display of things that are so contrary to God’s ways. It is just unbelievable. These men of God, like Jacob, demonstrate at first something that doesn’t make much sense, but as we keep on reading we can see how much it actually applies to the issues of life in our own experiences. Read the rest of this entry