Food for thought  18th November 09



When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller


The Lord is saying: You have seen great blessings and now the time of testing of the word. Stand fast child on my promise. The promises of Abraham are yours and grace in abundance. Grow in grace and stand fast and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. My righteousness is yours.

Isaiah 51: 1 & 2. Hearken unto me you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence you are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence you are digged. Look unto Abraham your father……….

This chapter was written 712 years before Christ and yet St Paul writing to the Galatians (who were about to throw away their new-found freedom in Christ) had a wonderful revelation of the righteousness that would come through faith in Jesus. He wrote… Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Galatians 3: 6.


Frustrating the grace of God

These Galatians were frustrating the grace of God and Paul shows us how he avoided doing this in...

Galatians 2:21. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

The righteousness that God wants us to seek comes not from the law but by, as we have seen, through believing God. Romans11: 6 tells us...

If by grace, then it is no more by works: otherwise grace is no more grace (of course how can it be…. grace means unearned favour). But if it be of works then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Wow! That's some mouthful. It basically means you can't have a bit of your own righteousness and a bit of God's grace.……You have to choose…. its one or the other. That was hard for me.. but when I got the revelation.. I knew…it only takes a few seconds to say yes to the truth and to mean it. Yes it took some convincing….it seems just to good to be true….but it took the horrific death of Jesus to pay for it. It didn't come easy… for God to obtain this wonderful free gift for us he had to send the most precious thing that belonged to him…. His Son. .

Isaiah 53: 11… He shall see the travail of His soul and be satisfied.

The Father is satisfied with one thing and one thing only, when we come to him on the basis of the one perfect sacrifice only, the death of His Son. The only way to do that is to choose…all of grace… none of law.

, Only the unworthy qualify!!!

Don Rand sent me the following quote many years ago "Grace means favour. But what kind of favour? for favour is of many kinds. Favour shown to the miserable, we call mercy; favour shown to the poor we call pity; favour shown to the suffering we call compassion; favour shown to the obstinate we call patience, but favour shown to the unworthy, we call GRACE!" I read this weeks ago, but it suddenly dawned on me, on this particular morning a few days ago, that grace can not be called grace if we are worthy of God's favour. it would have to be called something else, such as reward. To qualify for the reward of God's favour we would have to do something. To qualify for grace we need only to be unworthy. Thank God that we all qualify for grace.


India Trip
3rd December 09
Please pray

Three other ladies and myself are going to Southern India for 15 days. I would be so grateful if you could join me in prayer (when you visit House of Bread or as the Holy Spirit leads) to prepare for the trip. See more details

Today the visa applications weren't accepted, for three of us. ... they hadn't been filled in right. We only have a couple of weeks now... and its a long way to Birmingham.

Please God let all the preparations go smoothly and don't let us forget anything, particularly any documents.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ




Inspirational Moments


Church bulletin error!

The Rev. Merriweather spoke briefly, much to the delight of the audience.


Written Agreement on the covenantal promises for our children ......

.Notes concerning the promises

Prescription: -

God's word to be spoken orally three times a day. Then once a day as preventative measure. If symptoms worsen - double the dose. Note:- There are no harmful side effects.



Monies recieved from donators will go to towards the coming reachout trip to India. After December 3rd 09 it will help each month to pay the wages of the teachers in Faith school and to help House of Bread students here in England towards their training courses with AWMI and Ellel Grange Ministries





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