Promises! Promises! Promises!

Promises! Promises! Promises!

by Earl H. Williams

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World leaders make promises to get elected, but once in office why can’t they keep them?

WHEN I am in power, peace will prevail!” And, the people prayed.

“When I am in office, prosperity will rain upon everyone!” And the people cheered on the campaign.

“When I am in control, the scales of equality and justice will balance for all!” And the people roared!

He won the victory — and later the people cried. So the story goes.

Promises, promises, promises. Why do most leaders fail to fulfill their campaign promises? Why are the hopes of the oppressed dashed? Is there any leader able to keep all of his or her promises?

Is there a true champion of the people, a leader who can guarantee peace, prosperity and justice? Where is a leader worthy of our trust? We will introduce you to this able leader in this article

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True Friendship- Laying Down Your Life by Philip P. Stevens

A young girl’s compelling example poignantly illuminates God’s definition of friendship.

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Rachel de Beers was a young girl who lived in South Africa during the 19th century.

Her family was poor, and Rachel and her younger brother Jamie worked as shepherds tending the family’s cattle.

One day Rachel and Jamie noticed that a calf was missing, and they began to look for it. In the course of searching they wandered farther and farther away from their home pastures. It soon got dark, and they realized they were lost. It was winter and it began to snow. The snowstorm reached a height during the night and then blew itself out the next morning. 

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SHARING-"Who Shall Separate Us?" By Steven Botha

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God wants you to succeed!

More than anything else, God wants you to fulfill your incredible human potential and be born into His very Family as an immortal spirit being!

Regular readers of The Good News know that the human destiny is tremendously greater than most people realize. Throughout history, God has worked with small groups of people for special purposes. He is doing the same today. 

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Some Questions We Have to Ask Ourselves

Isa 1:12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Isa 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Isa 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. Isa 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.   God’s Solution and warning(Notice the similarities between this and Revelation 3:14-22) . Isa 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Isa 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isa 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: Isa 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. Isa 1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Isa 1:22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: Isa 1:23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. Isa 1:24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: Isa 1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin: Isa 1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. Isa 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. Isa 1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed. Isa 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen. Isa 1:30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water. Isa 1:31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.]]>

An Important Reminder —How Leaven Pictures Sin By George M. Kackos

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God offers Christians vital lessons through the Days of Unleavened Bread. What do these days picture, and how can they help you lead a happier life?

The apostles were jolted! First, the sound of a violent windstorm filled the house where they were meeting. Then, almost before they had time to think, glowing flames of fire began leaping upon them.

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