Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? What I am telling you I do not say on My own authority and of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the His works His own miracles, deeds of power.
You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these very Scriptures testify about Me!
And still you are not willing but refuse to come to Me, so that you might have life.
I receive not glory from men, I crave no human honor, I look for no mortal fame, but I know you and recognize and understand that you have not the love of My Father in you.
I have come in My Father’s name and with His power, and you do not receive Me, your hearts are not open to Me, you give Me no welcome; but if another comes in his own name and his own power and with no other authority but himself, you will receive him and give him your approval.
How is it possible for you to believe, how can you learn to believe, you who are content to seek and receive praise and honor and glory from one another, and yet do not seek the praise and honor and glory which come from Him Who alone is the Almighty Creator of your beings?
And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children—trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving, you can never enter the kingdom of heaven at all.
Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child—trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Master with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
2 Peter 3:15-16
And consider that the long-suffering of our Master—His slowness in avenging wrongs and judging the world is salvation (that which is conducive to the soul’s safety), even as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the spiritual insight given him,
Speaking of this as he does in all of his letters. There are some things in those epistles of Paul that are difficult to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist and misconstrue to their own utter destruction, just as they distort and misinterpret the rest of the Scriptures.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 9:22 am