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I was graciously saved from charismatic confusion and catholicism tradition unto Jesus alone by John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me" which I read in a Jack Chick tract given me from a Christian friend who I helped at Gold's Gym for almost 5 years. He gave me the tract which I read at lunch. It was called "This Was Your Life". At the end I broke into a cold sweat because of heavy conviction that what I just read I was guilty of and knew I was in trouble. After reading another called "Last Rites" I prayed to God to forgive me and Jesus to save me because I didn't want to go to hell but go to Heaven one day. Jesus knew I could not save myself so he died on that cross for me. Now I give out the Chick tracts, gospel movies, and Biblical archeology newspapers so that God may be glorified in me through His Son Jesus, Messiah. Don't ever give up on your family and friends you pray for because his Word doesn't return void. And one day, you may hear God say unto you "..Well done thou good and faithful servant:..enter thou into the joy of thy Lord" Matthew 25:21,23 Amen

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Welcome All Who Seek to Know What God Is Doing In These Last Days!

Welcome All Who Seek to Know What God Is Doing In These Last Days!
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man...Luke 21:36 And in Acts 2:17-21 It says "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

God Says...My People Have Labored Long.....

Sunday, August 21, 2016          http://iamcallingyounow.blogspot.com/

MY PEOPLE HAVE LABORED LONG-YOUR DAYS OF TOIL AND STRIVING ARE VERY,VERY SOON ENDING

Thank you My love, for always including Me into your heart and into your home, into every thought, every decision and every action. I thank you for remembering Me, and remembering that I am always with you. I see every thought, I know every motive of every heart. Thank you that I am welcome in this place. 

Few people truly welcome Me into every aspect of their lives, for very few people know that I am the Supreme Judge and Ruler of all. I am the Supreme Ruler of nations and kingdoms. I make them rise, and I make them fall. Nothing exists without Me. Nothing is sustained if I do not say it is so. 

Many times I have spoken of the gauges that you must live by, so that you will understand the nearness of My return. Everywhere, you see signs in the smallest detail I am showing you; for eyes that are open to receive and hearts that are wide open- all is being fulfilled before your very eyes. 

Many things are changing drastically, and yes, so quickly My child. Surely the signs are all around you. Those who walk in intimacy with Me, who truly find their rest in My Heart, see that the great separation has taken place. And those who honor, obey, trust, and walk in My ways have been set apart from those who blatantly throw My laws and My words to the dogs and to the swine, for they do not believe. 

My people have labored long and hard in My fields, and I see the dedication of your hearts. I know the thoughts and the intentions and the motives of every soul that I have created, and I understand that I have a remnant, a remnant that has been purified in the fires of tribulation in order to become the perfected, glorified vessels that will serve to usher in a new Kingdom, a new season. It has already begun!

I am pouring forth My new wine into these new and purified vessels for the days of your toil and your striving are very, very soon coming to an end. You need not fear the terrors of the night and the evil that has been unleashed on this earth, for truly I tell you, it will be short lived. I will not allow the enemy, your adversary to have much time here in this season. He already knows his days are extremely short. Much will come, yes, there is a great transition taking place. I have been speaking of this for many years now. Nothing is as it seems. Right is now wrong, evil is now good. Does My Word not say it would be so in these last days? Does My Word not teach you to watch for these signs? Truly I say to you, they are here. 

Come higher My loves and leave this world behind. All that burdens you, your cares, and your worries are of no concern to Me, for you see, in Me you find rest, you find peace. I am limitless, I am full abundance, and I have your tomorrows. Nothing will stop what has already been put into motion, and why would you choose it to be so anyway, for your know My design is perfect. Watch for Me in everything, watch how I move. My hand is in everything. Nothing occurs outside of Me, nothing. See Me in everything, and then you will see the completion of all that has been spoken. 

YAHUSHUA


James 4:12King James Version (KJV)

12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

Psalm 46:6

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

John 1:3

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Luke 5:37

37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.

Isaiah 5:20

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 45:18-20

18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.




Monday, August 8, 2016

More Prophecies Coming In We Are Very Close Now....Planet X, Wow! Footage...

Monday, August 8, 2016                      http://iamcallingyounow.blogspot.com/

PLEASE COME HOME

It is I dear one, the Savior of all mankind. It is I, the God-man who has come to save men from themselves. The greatest deception one could believe here is that you could do anything outside of Me your Creator. For you see, you were first only formed by a thought in My Heart. Then I breathed My Spirit into you, therefore, you were created to simply be extensions of Me. Never were the Two made to be separate. Therefore, I sent My Son to redeem you from the lie that you are outside of Me. I sent My Son to once again open up the way for all to come back into fellowship and relationship with Me and be free from the bondage of slavery and sin that man has been under since the Garden.

Come back to Me, My Beloved. Come back to My Garden. Come back to the place of true abiding where you will always only find peace and rest. Truly, the treasures of My Kingdom are to be found in My Garden which is the center of My Heart. Do I not continue to teach you that all is a heart matter? When you seek Me with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind, I have promised you will find Me. Ask, seek, knock and it shall be opened unto you. Surely united with Me, goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life. 

Do not be troubled and do not be afraid for I always go before you to make your paths straight. I will always make a way where there is seemingly no way for those who walk in trust and obedience. 

The more your systems and foundations are crumbling around you, the more I ask you to be filled with My Spirit, for when you view this reality through My lens, you have the understanding that Heaven is coming to indwell My people in this place, it is already here and this reveals the nearness of My return. 

Give to Me the cares and the worries of this life. Allow Me to take your burdens, for you were never meant to carry them alone. I never desired for My creation to leave the Garden, so My Beloved, I ask you this moment, please return.

Please come home. Please know Me intimately again through My Word and your devotion to Me here, for I am doing a new thing in this season. I am making all things new. 

Yes I am going to destroy and bring down all that is not of Me, it has already begun. But I ask your focus to be My glory now. Come back to Me, and find true peace and rest. 

Come back to the Garden.

ABBA FATHER, ELOHIM



Genesis 2:7King James Version (KJV)

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened

Psalm 23:6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.





Time For Action!

8/7/2016                                                                              http://soundthealarm-wp.weebly.com/
 
Today I was led during my prayer time to the below passage. The following phase jumped out at me, “But at the end it will speak”! I believe that is where we are now...at the end…and the Word is speaking this NOW.

Habakkuk 2:1-3
2 I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.
2 Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.

Here is the word I received this morning after being led to this scripture:

The end is now My Love! Surely it is here! There is no more delay and events that have been scripted since the beginning will now play out as the Father has planned! There will be no escape for the Wicked! Men’s hearts have grown so black. Now it is time for My Warriors to arise clothed in My Glory! They shall find and rescue My Sheep and lead them home! This is a huge rescue mission like none other. Be dressed and fully prepared in your warrior gear for soon I will call upon you! The time is very short now, and all the sand has fallen in the hour glass. Time for action! Work now tirelessly and pray for the Lost to come into the Kingdom for soon the darkness will fall and men will cry out for mercy, but none will be found! Truly, I am preparing you and your friends for battle! Count it a blessing when you encounter every kind of trial for you are being strengthened for what is here and upon you. You each have a very specific role created from the beginning for this very time! It is no accident that you were born for this! My Father, The Master Creator, created you each for this specific time with very specific tasks to fulfill! March forward My Loves. The battle is at hand and victory is assured! I love you My child! Oh and yes, I am in the clouds! I am as near as your next breath!



Proverbs 11:21
"Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free."

Isaiah 60:1
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you."

Isaiah 43:5-8
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by My name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made.” Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf."

Micah 3:4
"Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. At that time He will hide His face from them because of the evil they have done."

James 1:2-4
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

Acts 17:26
"and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation"

Esther 4:14
"and who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Prophecy....You May Be Wanted to Know What Is Coming to America A Counterfeit is Coming....Stay Focused on Jesus

Acts 2:16-21 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:  And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.



Monday, July 25, 2016

Prepare and More End Times Prophecies!


Having recently read about the changes that God is bringing to the world and will bring to his people, I wanted to know from the Lord if He wanted me to stay where I am or go. 

I went to sleep after my devotional and prayer and around the next morning early in the morning around 4ish while in my sleep I hear sounds of light metal hitting metal...I thought "wonder where that is coming from" while still sleeping I decided to wake up to check on it if something was wrong. 

Well my first check was the ceiling fan right above me and it was on but there are no hanging pull ropes to adjust the speed or turn on the light so I continued to check the ceiling because I live on the bottom floor of a 3 story Condo and sometimes you can hear banging from above...nothing.

My wife and daughter were asleep and my pets too, no appliance was running or any water so I was baffled. I decided to ask the Lord if this was from Him. I said in my mind "it sounded like a hammer hitting a metal tent stake when putting up a tent". This was the closest sound I could think of in my experience as being a Boy Scout and setting up dad's old military tent when in an outings. I said "Lord please confirm if this was what I heard and you want me to stay by letting me see something military" then I went back to sleep.

A few hours later I readied for work that same morning and was now on the road going to work and I remembered my request and said Lord please confirm if this is from you by allowing me to see something military then within a minute from me repeating that request there to my left was another Jeep in black and as it was excelling I saw the back window to the hatch and there was a UNITED STATES ARMY sticker right in the upper center of the back window and started laughing out loud....yep there's my confirmation! Thank you Lord. 

Where I live there are Redskins fans, Nationals fans, UVA fans, etc..but this was amazing to me that this was the only sticker seen after my remembering the request.

 Usually military tents when being in use means training and preparation...so anchor down and prepare for the call of duty of what is coming my Brethren!

 

A Message, Vision, and Dream for The Bride

7/23/2016                                                                                 http://soundthealarm-wp.weebly.com/
 
Come to Me My Love. I am waiting for you. You see, very soon you will be transformed! You will be absolutely delighted about your new body! Each of you I have masterfully crafted, and you each will carry a greater measure of My Spirit. Very soon now the transformation will be upon you!! This is a gift to My Bride! Don’t fear what is coming upon the world for you will be perfectly protected in your new bodies. I have sent more angels to watch over each of your households. Some travel with you and never leave your side and others stay at their post which I have assigned. You see, My Bride is perfectly protected as she is My Greatest Treasure! Soon your eyes will be opened, and you will see through the veil! Your help is already in place for we are days away from Kickoff!

VISION: 
I had a quick vision where I saw 2 very ordinary clouds part in the sky, and as they parted the brightest light I have ever seen shown through them!  When I saw this, my body reacted in the physical with a jolt of what I can only explain as electricity!  It was not painful at all, but it literally rocked me!


MESSAGE CONTINUES... 
Surely I am coming quickly! Prepare your hearts My Love and lift up your head for soon I will part the clouds and call My Own, My Bride to Myself, and she will hear My voice loud and clear and answer My call! My Love! Prepare for your King for surely I come! Now get this posted without further delay for the night is coming and Your Knight is coming! I love you My Darling! I love you!


Ephesians 2:10
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

Psalm 91:11
"For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways"

Deuteronomy 7:6
"The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession."

Luke 21:28
"When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

1 Thessalonians 4:16
"For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first."

John 9:4
"I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work."



DREAM FROM LAST NIGHT TO POST WITH THIS MESSAGE:
The Lord just brought a dream I had last night back to me!  It may be important to the time we are in!
 
In my dream, there were earthquakes all over the earth and they were in places that had never had earthquakes before!  The whole earth was shaking and there was no safe place!  I saw a huge sink hole open up suddenly right before me without any warning, and I started warning people to get to safety away from the sink hole and then the sink hole grew even larger without warning.  People were screaming and running by that point, and I knew this was happening everywhere.  I must have been in my new body because I was calm and trying to help people.  I also saw a road covered in water and no one knew how deep the water was, but then I was able to cross the water safely with the water only coming up to my waist.  There were others crossing too with me, so we must have all been transformed!


Monday, July 25, 2016                http://wingsofprophecy.blogspot.com/

Do Not Be Alarmed


My children, you have noticed the shaking going on in relationships around you. Do not be alarmed, for did I not tell you I would shake everything loose that was not of Me?

What is not of Me will not be able to survive what is yet ahead for My people, so I must do this.

Cling to My Word and My Ways, not to your lives in the earth, and all will be well.

1 Corinthians 15:33  Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

1 Corinthians 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

Proverbs 3:5-7

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

Joshua 1:9  Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Isaiah 41:10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Set Your Mind


Some of My children are not ready for the changes about to happen in their lives, though they think they are. My children, you must remember that the changes you see as negative may actually be what is best for you in My eyes. I know what is coming to your world, and how it will affect each one of you and I am making changes that are best for you so you can be most effective.

Set your minds to obey Me in all things. Set your hearts to be humble under My hand, no matter what these changes bring, and you will do well in them. If you resist the changes, it will not stop them from coming, it will only make them harder for you to bear. If you resist Me, I will in turn resist you in your pridefulness.

Set yourself to obey, and follow Me.

Luke 9:51  And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

1 Peter 5:6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

2 Corinthians 12:9  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Proverbs 3:5-7

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

James 4:6  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Are You Ready?


Some of the changes I am bringing into your lives will take you by surprise, My children, and at first you may find them difficult to understand, but bear with Me, for I have a purpose in this. It will turn out for your benefit if you will only trust Me.

I have placed people in your path for you to minister to, for you to influence. The world is under the enemy’s influence, but My people are able to influence the world if they will only try. So many sit back and say, “Let someone else do it.” Do not be one of these if I speak to you to go to the streets.

Your reward is in My Hand and I will release it when I see you are ready. Are you ready?

Mark 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Isaiah 6:8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

1 John 4:4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.













Tuesday, July 19, 2016                      http://iamcallingyounow.blogspot.com/

COME TO ME IN THE JOY AND IN THE SORROW

MESSAGE RECEIVED JULY 2, 2016

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the light and the darkness. I am the fullness of all you will ever need, and I am the empty and dry place you must visit in order to know your Father. I am complete joy, and I am the deepest sorrow of your heart. 

I am in the greatest triumphs of your life, and I meet you in your deepest failures. I am the night, the day, the fullness of all things. I have your tomorrow's, and I remember not your yesterdays. When all else fades, there I am. When all is stripped away, I remain. I am the One constant you will always have. 


Will you meet Me in all places and in all things? Are you willing to go to both extremes with Me? The highest summit and the deepest darkest valley? To have the intimacy of your Father, you must be able to embrace both extremes, the highest to the lowest. I am everything in between. 


You will find the greatest revelation of who I AM in traveling the full and complete wheel. I will teach you through all points in between, if you would only allow Me. To be My vessel, I must mold and shape you, My clay through the fire of My refinement. It is only through the testing that purification can be successful in your surrendered vessel. 


Allow Me to bring you to the place where you join in the sorrows and sufferings of My heart, and I will reveal to you My joy and My glory, and this will far surpass any experience here in this realm that you have ever known. 


Take My hands, My arms are outstretched for you. No one cares for you as your Creator cares for you, for I have intricately fashioned you in My image. All I ask of you is this, give Me the opportunity to show you all that has been spoken.


YAHUSHUA



From Sorrow to Joy
by Charles Spurgeon
"Your sorrow shall be turned into joy." John 16:20
Our Lord was very honest with His followers when any enlisted beneath His banner. He did not profess that they would find an easy service if they took Him to be their leader. Over and over again He stopped some young enthusiastic spirits by bidding them count the cost; and, when some said they would follow Him wherever He might go, He reminded them that though the foxes had holes and the birds of the air had nests, yet He had no where to lay His head. He never duped any man. He told all the truth to them, and He could honestly say to them, "If it were not so, I would have told you." He kept back nothing which it was needful for them to know in enlisting under His name.
In this verse He reminds His people that they will have sorrow. Let no Christian forget that. Be he old or young, sorrow is an appointed portion for all mankind. And there is a sorrow which is the especial benediction of the saints. They shall have that sorrow if none others do. 
Oh, young spirit, you have just found a Savior, and your heart is very glad. Be glad while you may, but expect not that the sun will always shine. Reckon for days of rain and days of frost and days of tempest, for come they will, and I tell you of them now lest when they come they should be strange to you and overwhelm you with confusion. 
And oh, child of God, you have for many years been prospering; you have walked in the light of God’s countenance, and the Lord has made a hedge about you and all that you have, until you have prospered in the land like the Patriarch of Uz. Remember that evil days will come even to you as they did to Job, and expect them, for "in the world you shall have tribulation." This part of the inheritance of children, namely, the rod, will be quite sure to fall to your portion if you be one of the sacred family.
Our Savior, in the verse before us, not only tells His disciples that they will have sorrow, but He warns them that sometimes they would have a peculiar sorrow. When the world was rejoicing they would be sorrowing.
"The world shall rejoice," says He, "but you shall weep and lament." Now this is sometimes hard for flesh and blood. We cannot understand this riddle — God’s people sighing and God’s enemies laughing — a saint on the dunghill with dogs licking his sores and a sinner clothed in scarlet and faring sumptuously every day — a child of God sighing and groaning, chastened every morning, and an heir of Hell making the world ring with his merriment! Can these things be so? Yes, they are so, and we must expect them so to be; and if we read this riddle by the eye of faith, we shall understand it. Yet we shall see God working even in these mysterious circumstances, and dealing out the best to the best after all, and giving still the worst to the worst in the long run.
Now, our Lord, in order to sustain His servants under the ill news of sorrow and of special sorrow, gave them two thoughts. The first He put into three words — "a little while." And there is a whole mint of golden consolation here — "a little while." When things are only temporary, we put up with them. If we are traveling, and we come to an uncomfortable inn, we are off tomorrow, and therefore we make no great noise about it.
A painful operation has to be performed, but, when the surgeon tells us it will only occupy a second or two, we submit to it. "A little while " — it takes off the edge of sorrow. If it be but a minute, and then afterwards there shall be never-ending blessing coming out of it, oh, then we glory in the tribulation, and count it not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us. Afflicted child of God, I commend to you those three words, "a little while." I beseech you to roll them under your tongue as a sweet morsel when your mouth is filled with the wormwood of sorrow. "A little while," and after that little while is over then it shall be "forever with the Lord." The other reflection which He gave them for their comfort is that which is furnished by our text, "Your sorrow shall be turned into joy." May God the Spirit give us comfort while we think over these words.
And first, brethren, this language was strictly true with regard to the remarkable sorrow which was then coming upon them when our Lord spoke. You know the chapter. The Lord had been telling them of His death. They had been sitting around the table, and He had revealed to them the fact that He was about to be delivered into the hands of wicked men and be crucified, and that this would make them weep and lament; but concerning this He says, "Your sorrow shall be turned into joy." We have also another sorrow coming out of that, namely, the sorrow that our risen Lord has gone away from us, has risen from Mount Olive and left His Church a widow; yet that sorrow, too, is turned into joy. Let us speak, then, about those two things.
You will soon see before you, brethren, a sacred feast. We are preparing tonight to come around the table on which we have the bread and wine which celebrate our Savior’s death. Now, it is a very pleasing thought that to celebrate the death of Christ we have not an ordinance that is full of sorrow. There is no rubric which tells us that we are to come clothed in mourning, that we are to come together as to a funeral, that dirges are to be sung, that violet colors, or such as represent sorrow are to be used. On the contrary, the ordinance which commemorates and shows the death of Christ is one of joy, if properly used. We come around a table, and sit there at our ease and eat and drink, for the death which was so sorrowful is turned into joy, and the memorial of it is meant to set it forth not as it was on the sorrowful side, but as it is to us on the joyful side. Our sorrow is in the symbol turned into joy.
Now, let us think of the sorrow of Christ’s death a moment. It was great sorrow to see Him suffer, sorrow unspeakable to see Him die. You mothers who love your sons, what a sword would have gone through your hearts if it had been your son who was nailed to the tree! You brothers who love your brothers, what pangs would have rent your spirit if he had been your brother who was hanging there. We would, if it had been possible, have spared Him the thirst, have spared Him the shame and spittle; we would have spared Him the nails and spared Him the crown of thorns. We can never think of His sufferings without smiting upon our breast with grief and saying — "Alas! my sins, my cruel sins, His chief tormentors were!" And as we look on His sufferings we ask: Oh, why should man offend, And make the Lord his Savior die?
Bitter ought to be our regret that ever we should have wandered from the path of right and made it necessary that our wanderings should be laid upon the Shepherd’s head. Woe, woe, woe unspeakable, that the elect of God should thus have multiplied their transgressions and have compelled their Savior to be smitten even to death for their sakes!
We sorrow, too, from another thought that in the death of Christ, sin for a time appeared to get the mastery over goodness. There He was, the perfect Man, content until they had washed their hands in His blood. When I see Him upon the cross, I seem to feel as if Satan, the old serpent, had bitten the heel of truth and poisoned it. I begin to tremble for truth and righteousness when I see thus the pure and perfect One laid low in the dust, but all these three sorrows put together, for His sufferings, for our sins and for the temporary triumph of evil, are at once turned into joy when we know that now the Savior has finished the atoning work, that He is accepted of His Father, that He has crushed the old dragon’s head, that He has given to sin and death and Hell a total defeat.
Brethren, there is nothing to sorrow for when we look at the cross now, for Jesus is again alive; He has glory about Him that He had not, and could not have had, if He had not stooped to conquer and bowed His head to death. The man Christ Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Father exalted far above principalities and powers, and every name that is named. He sees of the travail of His soul, and He is satisfied, and instead of mournful dirges we say, "Bring forth Miriam’s timbrel yet again, and let us sing unto the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and his rider has He cast into the sea. All the host of His enemies has He drowned in the Red Sea of His atoning blood."
Moreover, brethren, we are gainers now. It is true our sin crucified Him, but our sin is gone. The last act of sin was sin’s own destruction. It pulled down the house upon itself like Samson, and there it died. Our sin is put away by the death of Christ. He has "finished transgression, and made an end of sin." And as for truth and righteousness, they are gainers, too. Now, on the cross the crisis of the great battle comes. Now is the prince of this world cast out. Now do righteousness and holiness and truth win the day, and that forever. Glory be unto God, we come to the memorial of the death of Christ as to a festival. Our sorrow is turned into joy.
And as to our Lord’s going away from us into Heaven, it does at first sight wear a very sorrowful aspect. We should be glad if He should occupy that chair tonight and say, "Take, eat; this is My body." Oh, what a happy crowd would you all be who love Him, if He stood in this pulpit tonight and showed you His hands and His feet. We would stand at the posts of the doors by the week together to get a sight of Him. If He had His throne in Jerusalem this day, what pilgrimages would we make if we might but come anywhere near His blessed person, and might kiss the very dust He trod upon! For what a precious Lord was He! Oh, in our times of sorrowing, if we could but once see His face, those dear lustrous eyes that seem to say, "I know your sorrows, for I have felt the same," that blessed countenance that would speak consolation, though it said not a word, and would say to every mourner, "I will help you. I have borne your burden of old " — would not it be a joy to see Him? Surely I should be glad enough to cease my ministry, and you might be glad enough, however useful you might be, to give up your work as the stars hide their diminished heads when the sun rises.
II. But, brethren, there is no cause for sorrow. I am talking idly for the moment now, for our sorrow is turned into joy. It is a great gain to us not to have the Savior here. And see you how it is? He said, "If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you." Now, it is a nobler thing to have the Spirit of God dwelling in us than it would be to have Jesus Christ dwelling upon earth. For, as I have hinted, if He were on earth we could not all get at Him; He could only be in one place at a time, and how would the poor be able to get where He is? And if He wandered all the world yet in the natural order of things, it is only now and then He could come to one place, and so some of us would have to be pining all our lives to see Him. But now the Holy Spirit is here. The Holy Spirit is wherever believers are. "Know you not that He dwells in us forever?" And whereas we see nothing, this is all the better for us. A life of sight is for babes; a living by feeling is for poor puny infants, but the life of faith is for men in Christ Jesus, and ennobles us by taking away anything that is to be seen and giving us to walk after the unseen. "Though we have known Christ after the flesh," says the apostle, "yet now after the flesh know we Him no more." We have not Christ among us after the flesh, and we are glad of it, for now our faith is exercised and God loves faith, and faith makes men into true men in the sight of God, and ennobles them and makes them friends of God. For who was "the friend of God" like Abraham, who believed God? Faith, then, being so much more for our good than the most delightful sight, we have reason to thank God that Jesus is gone and that the Spirit is given.
Besides, beloved, Christ can serve our turn better where He is than He could here, What is He doing for us yonder in the unseen land? Why, know you not He has gone to take possession for us — gone ahead that He may say, "This Heaven belongs to My people; I am come here as their legal representative." The moment that He put that pierced foot of His upon the golden streets He said, "These streets belong to all whom I have redeemed with My blood, to all whom My Father gave Me, and they shall possess this, for lo ! I take possession of it." And inasmuch as there was something to do to make Heaven fit for us — I do not know what it was — what a joy it is to hear Him say, "I go to prepare a place for you." Why, brethren, Heaven was not fit for us any more than we were fit for Heaven until He went there, and He is getting it ready, so that when we come home we shall find our house furnished and all prepared.
When God made Adam, He did not make Adam first and suspend him in the air until he made Eden for him to live in, but He made the garden, fitted it for Him, and then He made the man and put him in it. And so our great Lord is gone to make Heaven fit for us, and He will come again and take us unto Himself that where He is we may be also. Now for this cause we are glad that He is not here. We comfort one another with these words, and we see how true was this promise of His, "Your sorrow shall be turned into joy." Sorrow at His death, sorrow at His departing out of the world — these two sorrows are now" turned into joy."
We pause awhile and change the subject. I see before me still the preparation for the feast — for the supper, and therefore let me remind you that in coming to that table we experience a transmutation of spiritual emotions with regard to Him. I will show you what I mean. Some time ago, the Lord made us hungry and thirsty after righteousness. We could not any longer be satisfied with the world. We came to feel ourselves miserable. Our heart was pining for something. We had once been quite content with present joys, but, on a sudden, we were dissatisfied and felt a craving we had never felt before. Are you not glad of it, because when you come to the table here you see that there is bread to eat and wine to drink, emblems of the body and the blood of Christ? Do you know, when I sit down at a good table, what I feel thankful for? Two things, if I have got them. 
First, for what is on the table; but, secondly, for an appetite. For a feast is a poor thing without an appetite. So, see you, the hunger and thirst which God has given us after Christ are turned into joy when we come to see Christ, for now we say, "How glad I am, how thankful I am that I could no longer remain content ! How happy am I that God gave me a distaste for all the joys of the world, for now I am the man that can enjoy a crucified Savior. Now I can eat His flesh, which is meat indeed, and drink His blood, which is drink indeed !" 
Well, at the same time when we felt our hunger we had another sorrow, namely, that hungry as we were, we had not a crust in the house: we could not satisfy our own hunger, do what we would. We went about the world to try and find something to satisfy our need, but we could find nothing whatever. The husks that contended the swine would not content us. We wanted something more. I know at that time I had not a pennyworth of merits, though I had a mass of sins. I tried to pray, but my prayers could no more fill my soul than wind could. I tried to be diligent in hearing the word and doing good, but there is nothing to stay a hungry soul in all that we can do. But now today, today in the sight of that table and remembering this bread and wine, to picture Christ crucified the food of the soul, I am glad that I had not got anything to eat, because now I was driven to feed on Christ. Oh, what a blessed thing is an empty cupboard when it brings a soul to the Savior ! Our sorrow is turned into joy, and we call it a blessed famishing, a blessed emptiness, when we can have the emptiness and famishing removed by feeding upon an all-sufficient Savior.
So, you see again, our sorrow is turned into joy. And on the table of fellowship tonight we see the wine-cup, and while it represents to us our Savior as our refreshment, it also reminds us that we were once foul and needed to be washed in His blood. Now, it was a great sorrow to feel ourselves foul; it was a horror to discover that we were soiled from head to foot with scarlet sins. But, for my part, now that I have washed in the fountain filled with blood, I have forgotten my sorrow about sin. It is turned into joy. Oh, the blessedness of being made clean in Christ Jesus!
Why, I think if I had been Adam, and had never sinned, I should always have had some little fear that perhaps I had come short somewhere if I had to depend on my own merits, even if I hoped I was perfect. Now, sinner that I am, I entertain no fears, for I know Christ’s righteousness is perfect; I know His death cleanses from all sin; and so the sorrow about sin is turned into joy in the sense of perfect pardon and complete righteousness which belong to us through the precious blood of our dear Lord and Savior. Oh, when you come to the table, my dear brethren and sisters, lay aside all your griefs, whatever they may have been. Feel that if you must bring them with you they are transformed and transmuted on the road; for your sorrow since you have believed on Jesus is turned into joy.

III. Now, for a moment or two, let me remind you that this truth will hold good of all believers’ sorrows. Your sorrow shall be turned into joy. It shall be good of some of them today. God will make your present sorrows to be turned into joys. Do I address one person tonight who has been persecuted for Christ’s sake? Do I speak with one young person whose parents treat her ill because she follows Jesus? Brother, sister, your sorrow is turned into joy, even now, for, if you be persecuted for righteousness’ sake, happy are you. Not, happy shall you be, but happy are you. Even now you have a great honor put upon you: you are counted worthy not only to believe on the Lord Jesus but to suffer for His sake, At the thought of Him, then, that sorrow is turned into joy. 
Perhaps I address some who are under very severe afflictions. Beloved brother, if the Lord shall reveal Himself in your afflictions, you will be very sorry to be rid of them; you will feel that they are even now turned into joy. Constantly, in reading Rutherford’s letters you meet with the expression of his wonder that his enemies should be so kind to him as they were. He speaks in a sort of holy sarcasm. They banished him, sent him away from where he was accustomed to preach the Gospel, but he said, "I find my Lord lives here and they have sent me into His arms. They would not let me preach," he says, "and now my Lord does make up for my dumb Sabbaths, for, whereas I may not speak, He speaks to me and cheers my soul," and it seems from his letters that, the more his enemies persecuted him, the more deep, the more high his joy became.
I, too, know such a thing as that, that pain can come upon you and grace can come with the pain, so that you feel thankful for it. I have heard saints of God say that they have had great losses, but that the love of God has flowed into their soul so that their losses they have reckoned to be their gains. We have heard of one that said, "Let me go back to my bed again; let me go to my pain again, for I had so much of Christ there that I would sincerely rather be always sick than lose the sickness and lose the love of my Lord."
Yes, beloved, He can, at this moment, turn your sorrows into joys. If you have a great lump of sorrow, you will have a great lump of joy, for He turns it all into joy. One touch of His finger can turn the granite stones into gold; bring them to His feet; ask Him to do it, and you shall be rich in joy tonight. Well, if it is not done at once, it will be done before long. It sometimes takes a little time for a sorrow to turn into a joy. It is rather an odd figure of Cowper’s, but it is a true one: The bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower.
It takes a little time for our bitters to bloom out into sweetness, but they will. If you are praying for your dear child, praying for his conversion but do not see it, yet pray on, for your sorrow will be turned into joy. If you are in great trouble about your husband, or your brother, or your friend, whose conversion you are seeking, strive on still, for it will come. One day you shall have the joy of your heart, and your sorrow shall be turned into joy. And that trial you are laboring under just now — don’t faint under it; wait a little. It is a rough wind, but it is blowing you towards the port. It is a rough wave, but it is washing you on to the rock. It is not today that you will see it, nor tomorrow; but afterwards, and by-and-bye it will bring forth the comfortable fruits of righteousness, and you will rejoice.
And, mark you, if never in this world, yet in the blessed country "on the hither side of Jordan" your sorrow shall be turned into joy. It will be among the delights of Heaven, I do not doubt, to look back on the sorrows of life and to see how they ministered to our fitness for the better land.
There we shall make songs out of our sighs and music out of our mournings; only let us wait and be patient. The people of the world have the laughter today and we have the sighing; they shall have the sighing by-and- bye and we shall have the laughter.
God is like a certain great man who had in his house two sets of cups. Those cups were for his friends, and these were for his enemies; but they might take which they would. He knew his friends were wise; his enemies were fools. Now, these cups which were for his foes were very sweet; they sparkled on the brim; they flashed. The wine was red, and it moved itself aright. But they were warned that whoever drank these cups would find that the dregs were full of death. And his foes came in and drank and drank and laughed, and said the good man of the house loved them best, for he had given them the sweetest wines. But on the other table stood the cups that were ready for his friends, and his friends were wise, and they went to them, and the cups were very bitter — very bitter! Ah, how they set their teeth on edge and filled their mouths with wormwood ! But they knew that these were health-cups that would purge them of all disease and fill their frames with a vitality and force which magic could not give; and therefore these friends of his drank the cups with joy and thankfulness, for they knew that he had prepared them in love; and while they heard his enemies laughing at them they bore the laughter with composure, for they knew what the end would be.
Today the saints and the sinners in the world are like two armies on the eve of battle; you go through yonder tents. On the left side you will hear the sound of revelry; you shall see them enjoying the dance. Full bowls they quaff, merrily. Say they, "We go forth to battle and to victory tomorrow.!"
That is the camp of sin and of the enemy. Here you see the other camp; and the soldiers there make not merry. They are men of sober stuff. They have a solid joy within them, for they expect to win tomorrow; but they boast not. Each man is looking well to his buckler, seeing that his harness is complete and his sword well-sharpened; and you will hear at intervals the prayer, the cry to God, "Make strong our arms, and send us like thunderbolts upon our foes." Now, by tomorrow’s eve, you shall know what has become of them, for you mirthful and haughty cavaliers, with all their mirth, shall strew the field, and their carcasses shall be given to the dogs and to the fowls of Heaven. But you suppliant hosts there, though they be reviled as Puritans, shall dash through the hosts of their foes and shall lead their captivity captive.
In which camp would you wish to be? I have taken my choice, and I pray my brethren to take theirs, and may the Spirit of God rule their choice that they may take the bitter cups that are full of health and that they may go with the sober prayerful camp whose song of victory shall turn their sorrows into joys.
Brethren, if the saints’ sorrows are turned into joys, what are their joys? If their bitters are sweet, how sweet are their sweets ! And if the finger of Christ touching the things of life can make them sweet, how sweet must Christ Himself be! If He turns the water into wine, how rich must He be!
And if He turns on earth our sorrows into joy, what can the joys be where there are no sorrows, but where the joys are unalloyed and undiluted and last on forever! Blessed sorrows, blessed joys! Who would not be a believer when even his sorrows shall be turned into joys ?
IV. But lastly, this little text is a Gospel. I think it is a Gospel for all my hearers tonight. Your sorrows shall be turned into joys. Whoever among you shall come tonight to those dear feet that were pierced by the nails, and will come and trust in Jesus Christ to save him, shall have his sorrow turned into joy. Are you sorrowing for sin? It shall be pardoned, and in a moment joy shall fill your spirit. Do you sorrow because you are afraid you are not one of the elect? Come and trust in Jesus, and you shall make your election sure, and the doctrine that was so horrible to you shall be full of consolation. Are you mourning because you are unfit to come?
Come with all your unfitness, and you shall thank God that you were saved from making a fitness and were enabled to come as a sinner to Christ. Do you mourn because you have a hard heart? Come and trust Jesus, and He will give you a heart of flesh and you shall bless His name that you were another instance of His Almighty power to change the hearts of men.
I desire tonight that you would try my Lord and Master. I have known Him now more than two and twenty years. Two and twenty years ago, last Friday, I avowed my faith in Him in baptism, and I would not give Him a good character if He did not deserve it. I would not lie even for Him, I trust. But, oh, there was never such a Lord as He is! Sorrow He told us we should have, and we have had it, but He has always turned it into joy, and up to this moment I can say of Him, if I had to die like a dog and there were no hereafter, I would prefer to be a Christian; and if there were no joy about religion but the present joy which it gives to a believing heart, let me have it beyond all the joys of wealth, or fame, or honor. There is none like Christ. I would that some of you would come and take Him.

May His Spirit guide you and may you tonight become His disciples, and your sorrow shall be turned into joy. The Lord grant it for His name’s sake. Amen.

Bible Memorization

Topic is Soul Winning in our walk:

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

How is your soul winning this month, this year?