Saturday, January 14, 2006

Evangelist encourages Christian and Faithful

The crown is before you, and it is an incorruptible one; so run that you may obtain it1. Some there be that set out for this crown, and after they have gone far for it, another comes in, and takes it from them; hold fast therefore that you have, let no man take your crown2. You are not yet out of the gun-shot of the Devil; you have not resisted unto blood, striving against sin3; let the Kingdom be always before you, and believe stedfastly concerning things that are invisible4. Let nothing that is on this side the other world get within you5; and above all, look well to your own hearts, and to the lusts thereof, for they are deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked6; set your faces like a flint; you have all power in Heaven and Earth on your side.

1 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27

2 Revelation 3: 11

3 Hebrews 12: 4

4 2 Corinthians 4:18, Hebrews 11:3

5 James 4: 4, 1 John 2:16

6 Jeremiah 17: 9

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From The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan. This is a good book.


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