He is faithful…

…even when we are not.

Lamentations 3:22-23

22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

❤  ❤ ❤

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9 thoughts on “He is faithful…

  1. “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” 2 Timothy 2.13

    I wish more people could understand this Elizabeth.
    We are not faithful. We are nothing but sin in our fallen flesh.
    To ever have confidence in our behavior is folly. Though it seems that 99% of professing Christians look foremost to their behavior as their measure of acceptance before God. They give lip service that they don’t do that…but in reality, they really do. They aren’t genuinely resting in the finished work of Christ.

    We should see ourselves as the righteousness of God, because Christ’s righteousness is our righteousness; we are holy & righteous saints, entirely as a gift by grace through faith.

    If professing Christians REALLY believed that…what honor that would be to the testimony about God’s Son.

    Everyone has a calling, and this is my burden. And it’s so frustrating to proclaim to proclaim freedom to ears that will not hear.

    So good mornin to you. (I enjoy installing my hick good mornin, it makes me grin just to say it).

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    1. I have to disagree with your assumption of 99%. Yes, many Christians may very well be relying on their works FOR salvation. But the works that true Christians do are not FOR salvation but BECAUSE OF it. Reformed Christians are faith alone in Christ alone by grace alone (that’s what makes them reformed) and their works are the outworking of love to Christ Jesus for His finished work on their behalf. Jesus calls these works, fruits. There are also works of grace like repentance that is a gift from God to us through the Holy Spirit. Those who believe repentance is a work of man have a misunderstanding of repentance and make false arguments from that misunderstanding. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and of righteousness and of judgement unto godly sorrow and repentace-both gifts from God, for sinful man would have none of it and are incapable of it apart from the Holy Spirit’s work. Since you erroneously believe Calvinism is a works doctrine (it isn’t) you will erroneously believe the false assumption of 99%. Did you not exaggerate to make your point?

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    2. Hi Lee, and I hope you are well. I am not interested in a debate, but I rather take issue with the 99 percent thing as well. I absolutely DO NOT believe that our works play any role in our salvation. Period. Not one little bit. I do, however believe that works are absolutely vital to the Christian walk. I would even say that God is displeased if we do not work, or if we work for the wrong reasons. I further believe that we will be assessed for the quality and intent of them someday…NOT for salvation, but for rewards. Works certainly are not the measure of our acceptance…but they do matter a lot. I fear you are becoming very quick to assess as lost folks who may in fact be in agreement with you, but use different verbage to state what they mean. Blessings to you, brother.

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      1. Thank you Wally.
        The 99% wasn’t the best description I could have used, it was just an expression of frustration. Albeit imperfect. So if I’ve unintentionally and inaccurately offended someone, then please forgive me.

        I can only speak to my encounters of course, but I’ll put it this way…
        It’s rare,
        That that I encounter anyone who unashamedly and boldly says…
        “I’m the righteousness of God, you’re the righteousness of God, just from believing on Christ, with no contribution from us whatsoever but faith.”

        I’m not asking you to respond to me. But ask yourself, how often do you hear that?

        Man that truth thrills me. 😃👍

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      2. I agree, that truth thrills me as well. But, you are really missing the point Lee, and it’s a valid point I make here. Look, I watch some videos at your place, and some of them are quite harsh towards anybody who operates from a backdrop of any form of sytematic theology. There seems to be an undercurrent that any brother or sister who subscribes to any systematic theology is somehow lost. That guy on those videos spits out the words “Calvininst” and “Arminian” as if they are curse words, and that by simply being on of them, a person is lost by default. I have seen you question the salvation of others just for using the word repentance in the same sentence as salvation. I have seen you classify every Bible translation except the KJV as anti Christ, which carries a very strong implication that those readers might be lost.

        Your insistence that people say things just like you would say them, and read what you say is right, and not follow any theology you have a problem with? That actually adds more to salvation than simply faith.

        Peace brother

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      3. Wally, with all due respect, you haven’t related my previous comments fully.

        I’ve always believed that repentance was necessary for salvation.
        What I said elsewhere was, it matters how one is defining repentance.

        If meaning turn from unbelief, to belief, then that’s scriptural.

        If meaning turning from sins, (pertaining to salvation) then that is a damning gospel.

        And I did say that new versions are anti Christ. And I do use only the KJV, (although I previously used new versions). So the KJV wasn’t always my version.
        But if you read my comment elsewhere, I also said that I’ve been blessed by people who use new versions, and I specifically said that I don’t think people are unsaved if they use new versions. I know of some terrific brethren who use new versions.

        I hope that helps a little.

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      4. Okay let’s zero in on the whole “turning” thing. Some people use that term to apply to a change of mind. They agree with you. Totally. Yet you insist that if one uses that phrase they are damned. Even if they mean exactly the same thing as you. And your initial comment strongly implied that ANY emphasis on works means a person is working for their salvation. You may not mean it all this way, but I think folks take it that way.

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    3. Lee, there are problems with what you are saying, one of these being where you’re getting all of this:

      Where do you get this percent?
      HOW do you know Christians aren’t resting in Jesus’ finished work?
      And, are you simply judging from Christians whom you know personally?

      You are generalizing unfairly, slandering Christians. Is that God’s work? The Lord looks at the heart. And we know our own hearts – you do not, unless we are involved in serious obvious sin like apostasy:

      1 Corinthians 9-11;15-16
      9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

      15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

      I would urge you not to believe yourself so alone.

      1 Kings 19
      18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

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  2. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? -Romans 2:4 KJV

    GOD’S WORD® Translation:
    Do you have contempt for God, who is very kind to you, puts up with you, and deals patiently with you? Don’t you realize that it is God’s kindness that is trying to lead you to him and change the way you think and act?

    A change of mind always leads to a change of action and it is called repentance in the KJV

    Brother Lee, it appears that you are making arguments using presumptions and I also can see that you double speak when called on it. How is it that all of us are misunderstanding you and doing so with the same exact misunderstanding of what you are saying? If you are going to exhort us without coming off sounding like an accuser of the brethren, please do it based on facts and in truth.

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