Good morning brothers and sisters. We have just finished looking at the 7 seven churches of Revelation. Now that we looked, it doesn't mean that we leave our churches, it means we pray, fast and hold true to God's word. We stand firm and we go and speak to our brothers and sisters. We need to hold fast to what John tells us in 1 John 5:18-21. 18- We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself and the wicked one does not touch him. See when we hold fast to our Rock and our Foundation, it is very hard for us to sin. We also know that when we are truly grounded in Christ, when we do sin, we know and we repent. But also notice when we are so connected to Christ, the evil one can not touch us. 19- We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. This is something that we need to remember at all times. That is why love is so important. Love will get through where we can not. That love of Christ can penetrate down to the marrow of someone. 20- And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. God gives us the understanding. You don't have it, ask Him. Seek Him. He will graciously give. He so wants you to have the joy of not worrying, of not being afraid. Even when the bad times come. Now let's take a close inward look at this last verse. What is an idol for you? 21- Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. Repent, refresh, revive. Rise up child of God, rise up!
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