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Tuesday’s Torch 562

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Torch 562

November 19, 2019

 

I would like to start this message by quoting a Casting Crowns song, some of the words of “Voice of Truth” are as follows:

 

“Oh what I would do to have

The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant

With just a sling and a stone

Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors

Shaking in their armor

Wishing they’d have had the strength to stand”

 

The obvious reference of course to young David standing before the giant Goliath.  It was a phenomenal moment of faith and trusting in God.  But I would like to focus on a very important aspect of this battle: the preparation of David for this moment.  This isn’t a young man that just randomly decided one day that he would trust God to help him win this battle and went out there hoping God would help him.

 

David was prepared.  David had developed the habit of trusting in God.  David had already defended his flocks as a shepherd. In 1 Samuel 17 David describes having killed both a lion and a bear.  And he had this to say of his upcoming battle with Goliath:

 

“The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.”

 

After this the king armed David with the strongest armor they had and with a sword.  David said no.  He couldn’t fight with all that because he hadn’t prepared with  all of that. He wasn’t familiar with it and couldn’t do what he knew he was capable of and what the Lord had prepared him for.  So yes, he went out with five smooth stones from the creek bed and his sling.  And with the Lord on his side he killed the giant to protect his people, and to honor his God. He was prepared, and he had already shown his devotion to trust in the Lord many times before this fight.

 

Back into the song was this description: “But the giant’s calling out my name

And he laughs at me

Reminding me of all the times

I’ve tried before and failed

The giant keeps on telling me

Time and time again. “Boy you’ll never win!”

“You’ll never win!”

 

You know at this point I definitely can say I’ve felt that mocking.  Because I have failed, as all of us have.  Some of us more spectacularly than others. But is it a lack of faith?  Is it a lack of Gods ability to help us win battles?  No.   I lost many a battle because unlike young David I wasn’t prepared, and I was improperly protected.    The tools I had at my disposal were insufficient for the battles I lost, or I just wasn’t accustomed to them the way I could have been.  But never again brothers and sisters.   You nor I ever have to let that mocking of the adversary bring us down.

 

Let us all have faith, and let us all work at developing all of the Christlike attributes that will help us be ready for our next battle.  That way when the adversary tries to point out our past failures we can point out that we know God is with us.  We can point to the lions and bears in our lives that we have already slain.  We can fall back on and rely on the weapons that we have developed to fight any of our weaknesses or temptations.

 

We can and will win as we prepare in the Lords way.  Seek out whatever help you need to defeat your own personal demons.  So that when you face the Goliath in your life next, you will know that you can and absolutely must rise up and win.  Prepare for it now. Don’t wait.  And when that time comes, we will be ready.  And as it states in Romans 8:37, “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

 

Our Father in Heaven loves us so much that He sent His son Jesus Christ to this world for each of us.  To be our savior and to make all things possible to each of us.  And as we read the scriptures and pray and ponder, we can listen to that voice of truth.  The voice of a kind and wise and loving Heavenly Father,  and we can “choose to listen and believe the voice of truth.”   In the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

-Bobby Stewart

 

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.comwe enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 

 
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Tuesday’s Torch 561

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Torch 561

November 12, 2019

 

In the torch and in several aspects of my life for the last couple of years I have talked a lot about the promises of God and being able to overcome whatever we are faced with.  That all things are possible.

 

I have chosen to share a passage of scripture that I know to be true and that is a huge source of how I know help is available and how I know that mistakes and weaknesses from the past can be overcome to the point of knowing they are gone.

 

These are words shared by Peter who at this point in time was  contemplating his own mortality.  And at a time when he was thinking of what he could share and what message he would like to leave, these are the words and the topic he wished to call to remembrance:

 

The words of Peter 1:1-10 are as follows:

“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

 

These words very much show step by step how we are to receive the promised blessings of God and what is needed to have our calling and election made sure. You’ll notice that faith is merely the first of those steps and the qualities we are to build and develop within ourselves.  Faith without works truly is dead.  For if we truly have faith, our actions will be reflective of that.

 

On top of the faith, through diligence we are to add virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and charity (which has been described as the pure love of Christ).  As we diligently seek and attain these Christlike attributes surely we will reach that point where we are promised that we will not fall!

 

I love the comparison it makes between those who develop these attributes as opposed to those who lack them which includes those who start out with faith yet fail to act in order to develop the other qualities and characteristics.  Those who have these in abundance are promised to never be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.   We will know the Savior and be able to bear witness of Him and share that knowledge with others.  On the flip side, those who do not develop these things remain blind, they have difficulty seeing or planning ahead, they forget the very sins that faith was to have purged causing them to fall back into them, throwing away all the blessings they stood to gain by continuing in the way.

 

Brothers and Sisters, may we all look at these words of the Apostle Peter and receive them as the inspired counsel that they were intended to be.  That we may use these words that were so important that he shared them when contemplating thoughts of his own death which he had already been shown was approaching.  He wanted all of those who received these words both then and now to know this path and this plan whereby we would not fall and would have our calling and election made sure.

 

I pray that we all find additional ways to make this progress a priority in our lives.  Let us all do this and we will never fall!  Jesus Christ has paid the price for all of our sins, and shortcomings and pains and sufferings.  He will help us as we strive to develop each of these Christlike attributes:  faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and charity. I know these things to be true and I share that knowledge with you in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

 

-Bobby Stewart

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.comwe enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 

 
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Posted by on 11/12/2019 in Torches

 

Tuesday’s Torch 560

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Torch 560

November 5, 2019

 

Things have been quite difficult for me for a while now.  I’m dealing with something that I never would have expected I’d be faced with.  I’ve been shaken to my core. My faith has been tried and tested like never before.  I’m not going into details on that trial right now for a lot of reasons. Anyways, Tonight while preparing for the torch I decided to seek a little help for what I’m going through and I figure it may just help others at the same time.

 

That search ultimately led to Psalm 112.  I’ll read it now:

 

Psalms 112:1-8.

 

“Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

His heart is established, he shall not be afraid.”

 

I love this verse.  It speaks of delighting in the commandments. It speaks of how to secure blessings for your children.  That hits home for me as I’ve been so concerned with trying to give my children the best, and it’s a nice reminder that by keeping the commandments and being upright is one such way to do that.

 

I’m not gonna lie, at different points in my life I’ve been caught up in darkness.  I’m so blessed that the Lord provides each of us a way to escape into the light. As we strive to be upright, the verses tell us that we will receive light amidst the darkness.

 

I pray that we all may receive an extra outpouring of light as we navigate through any darknesses or trials we may be facing.

 

Now. For me the last part I shared in those verses meant a lot to me and shared a lesson that I feel I need to learn more fully.  The scripture states: “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

His heart is established, he shall not be afraid.”

 

So as we receive bad or troubling news, or simply news of happenings that make us sad or otherwise upset. If we are righteous, we will not be afraid of it.  We will trust that the Lord is still with us and will see us through.

 

Brothers and sisters.  I pray for each of you as well as myself that we may have our hearts fixed upon righteousness and forever trust in the Lord. So that we be not afraid when difficult trials confront us.  May we overcome.  In the name of Jesus Christ who still today makes all things possible, Amen.

 

-Bobby Stewart

 

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.comwe enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 

 
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Posted by on 11/06/2019 in Torches

 

Tuesday’s Torch 559

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Torch 559

October 29, 2019

 

Today I’m going to talk about receiving strength from God.  In the life there are many things to be done. Some hard, some easy.  Some that seem downright impossible.   The scriptures say that with God and through faith that all things are possible.  But what about our own personal limitations, can He and will He help us with those?  I would like to rattle off some verses one after another..

 

Psalm 29:11

 

The ​​Lord​​ will give ​​​strength​ unto his people;

 

Isaiah 40:29, 31

 

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

 

But they that ​​​wait upon​ the ​​Lord​​ shall ​​​renew​ ​their​ ​​​strength​; they shall mount up with wings as ​​​eagles​; they shall ​​​run​, and not be weary; ​and​ they shall walk, and not faint.

 

2 Corinthians 12:9

 

And he said unto me, My ​​​grace​ is sufficient for thee: for my ​​​strength​ ​​is made perfect in ​​​weakness​.

 

Psalm 18:2

 

The ​​Lord​​ ​is​ my ​​​rock​, and my ​​​fortress​, and my deliverer; my God, my ​​​strength​, in whom I will ​​​trust​; “

 

So all of these verses speak about receiving strength from God.  We can do those things that to us would be impossible.  In fact, John 15:5 says that without Him, we “can do nothing.”

 

There is an amazing truth I want to point out. No matter your limitations, as humans we are weak and frail and fragile.  But our God is not.  So what if we on our own cannot do something?  God doesn’t have those limitations and He can and does help people do things they couldn’t do alone.  Daniel survived that Lions den. His friends came out unscathed from that fiery furnace?  Could they do that by themselves?  No.  No way.  They could not do it.  It was impossible for them.  But not for God.  And you’ll notice something about that story of the fiery furnace, God could have simply put out the fire.  But he didn’t. They were in that fire, but he brought them through it.  Because he isn’t limited in what he can do for us because of our limitations on what we can do for ourselves.

 

He gives us of his strength.  Even when we are weak, especially when we are weak.  As quoted earlier he states that His strength is made perfect in our weakness!

 

So for those struggling with something that’s too much to handle.  God can help you handle it.  He can and will strengthen you.  For those who want to give up and call it quits, don’t! Allow God to give you the strength you need.  I know for a fact that He has helped me do so many things that I couldn’t do alone.  I was and I am too weak.  But my God is not.  And I’ll forever testify that He lives, He loves us and He will give us the strength we lack.  All things are possible.  And that is what I leave with you, and I testify that it is true, In the sacred name of our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen!

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.comwe enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 

 
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Tuesday’s Torch 558

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Torch 558

October 22, 2019​

A couple weeks back we discussed light.  And I’ve found myself back to that subject a bit tonight.  So here we go.  The Casting Crowns song “Slow Fade” starts out as follows:​

“Be careful little eyes what you see. It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings.  Be careful little feet where you go, for it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow.”​

These are powerful words to me, especially as a father.  Before I discuss this song, I’ll refer to the scripture that to me goes along with it, well, obviously its kind of the other way around but this is the order I’ve chosen to go with.  Bear with me.  ​

“The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.”  -Luke Chapter 11:34-16​

These verses of scripture as well as the words of this song which happens to be one of my favorite songs ever, hit on a very important theme.  We should be careful where we set our sights.  The world is full of so many temptations and so many things that are thrown into our faces.  Images that corrupt and desensitize, media and arguments made that are designed to confuse and mislead those who access them.  Be guarded.  Be careful.  Ask yourself if there is anything uplifting or good about anything you view.  ​

The things we see and choose to let occupy our minds will lead us down a pathway to destruction if we do not heed the counsel to make sure that the light which is in us is not darkness.  This very clearly means that it’s possible to be lost in the dark while thinking you’re full of light. And when you’re not walking in the light, how can you lead?  If you’re wandering in the dark, any who are following you will also be led astray.  The term “the blind leading the blind” definitely is accurate at that point.​

So for all of those attempting to lead others, especially those who are leading children, whether they are your own, or someone else’s in a different capacity, make sure you’re walking in righteousness, because you are being followed.  Where are you leading?  ​

There is a very clear process.  Satan doesn’t just replace our light with darkness in an instant.  I mean, he will if he can, but it’s a gradual process in many and most cases.  Like if you put a frog in boiling water he will jump out.  However, if you put a frog in cold water and then gradually increase the temperature, that frog will often stay there until he boils to death.  Near the end of the song it says the following: ​

“The journey from your mind to your hands is shorter than you’re thinking.  Be careful if you think you stand.  You just might be sinking.  It’s a slow fade, when black and white have turned to gray.  Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid, when you give yourself away.  People never crumble in a day.  Daddies never crumble in a day.  Families never crumble in a day.”​

So definitely, “Be careful little, (and big) eyes what you see.”  Let your eye be single to the glory of God.  Do that which is right.  Seek out those things that are righteous.  Don’t spend time considering things that are wrong.  Or you’ll find your light slowly dimming, you’ll become filled with darkness, and the sad thing is, you won’t even know it.  ​

And then when you’ve finally realized what happened, its a hard fight back.  But when you fight the good fight and are once again filled with light, you’ll know the difference.  And you’ll never want to walk in that darkness again.​

Take my word for it brothers and sisters.  If you’ve walked in darkness, there is a way out.  Jesus Christ is that light.  If you are already fully walking in the light, congratulations, please continue.  If you’re not sure, well, pray and ponder, read and search the scriptures, analyze every aspect of your life and make sure all is in proper order.  ​

Are you bringing forth good fruit?  I for one, want my children and all those who for whatever reason are following me at all:  I want them to have more light, not darkness.  I want to lead towards God and towards the Savior and towards righteousness, and I believe deep down that is what all of us want.  Am I saying that I’m perfect or that I’ve got it all figured out?  No.  But what light I do have, I pray that I can shine it, and that it may grow.  I hope and pray that for each of us.  No matter where you may be, seek more light, let it fill you, and then shine forth that light.  ​

May God bless each of you.  I share these verses, thoughts and impressions with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.  ​

-Bobby Stewart

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.comwe enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 

 
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Posted by on 10/22/2019 in Torches

 

Tuesday’s Torch 556

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Torch 556

October 8, 2019

 

Two things we aren’t supposed to talk about, as the saying goes, are religion and politics.  Those two things I talk about right now.  I’m not going to state my political views in this Torch but I will point out this:  Everyone is so caught up in themselves and in their own viewpoints that they only want to listen to those who agree completely with them.  Those politicians or celebrities who agree are deemed brilliant and so wonderful.  But a contrary opinion?  They are clearly out of their mind or dumb.

 

Within religion this is often also the case, even when narrowing it down to Christianity.  Many people don’t seek truth, they seek that which agrees with them.  Or they play this selective game of which gospel truths are they going to place a higher value towards and which they are going to sweep under the rug. Now, I say they, but I really mean we. I don’t place myself above anyone. I’m as guilty as the next person of wanting things my way.

 

But anyways, let me share some scripture from 2 Timothy 4:

 

“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”

 

We are all, each of us who believe and have come to know the truth, we are called to preach the word.  Not sometimes. Not just on Sunday.  Not just on Saturday.  Not just on Wednesday. We are to seek truth, and to preach it.

 

It says right there in the verse how people will be.  Can you see how that is playing out in front of our very eyes?   Just look at the political arena?  Look at how the sides fight with each other?  Look at all those who only want to hear that which agrees with their personal beliefs.

 

I will say this and drop the mic or whatever if you will. Actually I’ll keep talking afterwards anyway cause that’s what I do.  The truth is the truth. Right is right, wrong is wrong. God has pointed this out in the scriptures.  He has pointed it out in the words of His Prophets and Apostles.  Sure, we can seek out a gospel that teaches that it’s ok to do this or that, that rationalizes things because in this day and age, it’s just not practical.  That the Gospel or at least many parts of it are outdated or unrealistic.  That’s the common misconception, that’s what they say if you will.

 

But we are told to endure. Do what is right.  Keep the commandments.  Preach the truth.  And as we strive to live a Christlike life, hopefully we can exclaim as Paul in these followup verses:

 

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

 

Sisters, Brothers, everyone receiving these words, I know full well how preachy I can come across. But please know this, these messages, no matter how much it may seem like I’m calling others out, I’m calling myself out as well. We are truly in this fight together.  All of us.  Whether we know each other or not.  Whether we like each other or not.  We may disagree on practically everything, but God stands ready to help us.  God sent his Son for you and me the same.

 

If you are seeking answers?  Seek them. But make sure it is truth you are seeking, and not just what matches how you want to live.  The verse says “the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine!”  How true those words are.  Don’t let that be us.  And if that has ever been you in the past, it doesn’t have to be you now.  Live the Commandments and strive to do that completely.  That is the one true and everlasting way to happiness.  I say this as someone who is fighting his weaknesses the same as we all are.  I will end by saying this:  There is hope and help and happiness ahead as we strive to do what is right, at all times and in all circumstances.  I share this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

-Bobby Stewart

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.comwe enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 

 
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Posted by on 10/08/2019 in Torches

 

Tuesday’s Torch 555

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Torch 555

October 1, 2019

 

In Isaiah 53, we learn the following regarding the Savior:

“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

 

In this prophecy by Isaiah, we learn of the things that Christ suffered to heal us from.  Our griefs, our sorrows, our afflictions, our transgressions, our iniquities, our rejections.  All of those are things He both felt and paid the price for.  And we are told that with his stripes we are healed. As we apply the sacrifice of the Savior to our lives, we can and will be healed.  Not just saved from sin, but healed from the pains and afflictions caused by them.

 

Too often we only think of Christ paying for our sins and overlook that he suffered through our pains as well so that he could help us make it through them.  So that he could heal us!

 

And I would like to point at something that is said several times In the New Testament in a couple different ways, “With God, all things are possible”,  a couple of the mentions even state that things that are impossible for man, are made possible with God.  Note: it doesn’t say “all things except”, or “all things but not this or not that. “

 

Now listen, I’m not going to preach a prosperity Gospel tonight as it’s sometimes referred to.  I’m not going to preach that all of your wildest dreams will come true or that you absolutely will receive all the blessings you seek in this life.  Because many of our promised blessings for living the commandments are rewards that await us in the eternities.  But what I will say is this, God can do anything.  As we turn to him, even the impossible becomes possible and He will turn our can’t into a can.  And let us consider that can to be like unto Popeyes can of spinach.  That is the kind of strength God can give to us.  Only our adversary isn’t Bluto, our adversary is Satan.  But we are given the strength we need to fight Him and win. But we need God’s help. We need the help of Jesus Christ.

 

In closing I would like to thank my Heavenly Father for amazing blessings in my life.  Tomorrow marks two years since my family and I were involved in a really bad car accident.  It was and is nothing short of a miracle that we all survived that crash.  Several of the things that happened earlier that day and throughout that night I can say with certainty have proven to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt that God was looking out for us.  I pray that He will continue to do so.  I testify that He lives, and that He loves every one of us.  I pray that all who hear this message will know that with God, all things truly are possible.  That miracles absolutely happen. May we all seek to live righteously and allow God to help us fight the good fight.  He will provide his assistance.  And His Son has already paid the price on our behalf.   In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

 

-Bobby Stewart

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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 

 
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