7/16/17

Believer - No Place For You In This World Gone Mad? Say "The LORD Is My Portion"   -- Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

The world has gone off the deep end. It is not to be saved but judged. Unregenerate Professing-Christendom, compromised with the world - lifeless counterfeit forged-bibles and all, along with every other world-religion, is not to be saved, but judged with the world, for they all are of the world. But true believers - they are few says the Holy Bible. So should it be any wonder then in seeing that in this world now nearing it's final destination on the Broad Way - which is destruction [Matthew 7:13], in the form of a face to face confrontation with the Lamb-of-God whom they slew [Rev. 6:15-17] - that there is no more place for you in it? No place to turn, no place to go, and perhaps even no companions with whom to-not have a place to turn, or with whom to-not have a place to go? Wonder not, for the Word of God said it would be exactly as you now find it. And be not dismayed, for if this is you, you may say with the psalmist:
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Psalms 119:57 'Thou art my portion, O LORD'

Luther counsels every Christian to answer all temptations with this short saying, "Christianus sum, " I am a Christian; and I would counsel every Christian to answer all temptations with this short saying, "The LORD is my portion." O Christian, when Satan or the world shall tempt thee with honours, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; when they shall tempt thee with riches, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; when they shall tempt thee with preferments, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; and when they shall tempt thee with the favours of great ones, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; yea, and when this persecuting world shall threaten thee with the loss of thy estate, answer, "The LORD is my portion": and when they shall threaten thee with the loss of thy liberty, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; and when they shall threaten thee with the loss of friends, answer, "The LORD is my portion"; and when they shall threaten thee with the loss of life, answer, "The LORD is my portion".

O, sir, if Satan should come to thee with an apple, as once he did to Eve [Genesis 3:1], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a grape, as once he did to Noah [Gen. 9:20-21], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a change of raiment, as once he did to Gehazi [2Kings 5:25-26], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a wedge of gold, as once he did to Achan [Joshua 7:20-21], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a bag of money, as once he did to Judas [Matthew 26:14-15], tell him that "the LORD is your portion"; or with a crown, a kingdom, as once he did to Moses [Hebrews 11:24-27], tell him that "the LORD is your portion."  -- Thomas Brooks 1608-1680; excerpted from Spurgeon's Treasury of David - Psalms 119

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Lamentations 3:24 'The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him'

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this posting; it has blessed me so much (and I am sure many others as well). Oh, how lonely the narrow road is at times. The LORD is my portion...Amen! Tom, your ministry is sooooo appreciated. God Bless you and yours!

tom m. said...

Anon,

Another thing, after the above, is to add this saying:

Psalms 70:4 '...let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified'