But Jonah in the belly of the whale, hands tied behind him, backslid, on a stormy sea, in the whale’s belly in the vomit, talk about symptoms, he had them. If he looked this way, it was whale’s belly. He looked that way, it was whale’s belly. Everywhere he looked it was whale’s belly.
Now, you’re not in that bad a shape. But what did Jonah say? He said, “They are lying vanities. I
Don’t look at your symptoms, look at the promise. How bad you’re sick, look Who great a Person give the promise. God said so.
Matthew 18~21: Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Forgiveness & reconciliation dwelleth in “real” Christianity. Give chances to people who had been wrong but are willing to change
people know it when you’re anointed with the Holy Spirit. They might in their heart, or in their—in reasoning, say, “Oh, there, that guy is crazy. Oh, I—I…” But down in their heart, they admire you (That’s right.), down in their heart.
They might fuss with you, ’cause they’re trying to agree with their reasonings; but down in their hearts they admire, unless their soul’s so seared till they have nothing but reasonings.
For if you’re a real Christian, living a true life, and living the Word and God’s with you, everybody will admire it, if his soul’s still in touch with God. Amen. That’s the reason I think fussing about denominations is uncalled for. Sure it is.
And I think, that in a group like this, CHRISTIANS HATCH OUT, are BORN AGAIN IN SUCH AN ATMOSPHERE AS THIS. THIS IS THE KIND OF ATMOSPHERE I was BORN UNDER. NO MATTER WHERE I GO and VISIT, the cold world, and mission fields and so forth, I CAN EVEN STAND and CLOSE MY EYES and THINK OF THIS ATMOSPHERE.
13 THIS REMINDS ME when I was JUST A BOY PREACHER and just starting out. WE HAD LITTLE GROUPS TO MEET from HOUSE TO HOUSE. WE SEPARATED OURSELVES FROM THE THINGS OF THE WORLD, too (THAT’S WHAT MADE MY HEART THE WAY it is today, IN LOVE WITH CHRIST.), where WE CAN DWELL TOGETHER.
14 I believe the Scripture said, “HOW SWEET IT IS that BRETHREN can DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY! It’s LIKE THE ANOINTING OIL was on Aaron’s beard, THAT RAN to the hems of his garments.”
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