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The Faith that Gets Me There

By John Thiel, mp3

Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

When Jesus paid the price for our sins and was resurrected and was about to leave, he left behind a most wonderful assurance to his followers. He had given the assurance before but now as he was on his way he gave it again so his apostles could remember.

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.

Do you believe those words? During the past year of divine services we have looked in depth into the preparations that we need to enter into here on earth to fit us for a place in that heavenly kingdom. Jesus said I want you to be there, let not your heart be troubled. Why did we have to go such careful research in preparation? Why could we not just be rejoicing in the fact that Jesus just wants us to be there and be done with it? Read the rest of this entry

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