Welcome to the July 18, 2007 Newsletter
Mini-devotional - Inheritance
This long quote for a mini devotional is almost worth leaving as it is without comment. But, the truth worth focusing on here is that we who are born again are guaranteed to receive an imperishable and undefiled inheritance. This inheritance is salvation, eternal life, a glorified body, and the privilege of being able to enter into heaven where God dwells. 1 Pet. 1:13 says, "...fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." Notice that we have a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, at the revelation of Jesus. Look at Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory." So many things are tied to the return of Christ -- to His glory. When Jesus comes back we will be resurrected into new and perishable bodies with the full manifestation of salvation and the full privilege of being an heir with Christ before God the Father.
Rom. 8:23 says, "even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body." All of us know sickness, fatigue, and inner struggles with sin. How blessed we will be when we finally receive that perfect inheritance, and along with it, the abolishment of sickness, fatigue, and our struggles with sin. It is a great mercy that we are born again and that we will obtain an inheritance which is protected by the power of God. Because it rests in Him, we are free to rest in the hope and faith of what Christ has purchased for us.
Last newsletter I let people know where the expenses with the CARM Ministry are, and to my surprise, the monthly expenditures of CARM are $3600. That doesn't even include my salary. I'm amazed that God has been providing so steadily now for a year and a half for me to work full time and meet expenses. It is by God's blessings and the gracious support of Christians that this has been possible.
So, I want to thank each and everyone of you who have been supporting this ministry. You're making a great deal possible.
Going to North Carolina
Speak in North Carolina
Love and Hate
From the CARM Theological Dictionary
Be fishers of men, not keepers of the aquarium
Rev. Matt Slick, your missionary to the Internet. Equipping the church to defend the faith in a secular society.
Walvoord, John F., and Zuck, Roy B., The Bible Knowledge Commentary, (Wheaton, Illinois: Scripture Press Publications, Inc.) 1983, 1985.