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  1. 1. HELP FROM ABOVE“Help From Above” is a collection of related verses ofScripture by subjects from various parts of the Bible. Ibelieve the best commentary on Scripture is the Bible itself.God’s Word comes “from above” and is indeed very helpfulto hearts that hunger and thirst after righteousness. When aperson repents, forsakes sin, invites the Lord Jesus Christ todwell in his heart, and believes with all his heart on the LordJesus Christ as Savior, the Lord will manifest Himself to himand impart His own joy and peace to the believer’s heart. Iexperienced this in 1937 and have enjoyed wonderful fellow-ship with the Lord ever since. I urge you to surrender to Himas your Savior and Lord NOW if you have not done so already.—Watson Goodman (1920-2002)_________________________________The Bible text used is from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982, ThomasNelson Inc., Publishers. Used by permission.THE LOVE OF GOD 1But God demonstrates His ownlove toward us, in that while wewere still sinners, Christ died forus. —Romans 5:8Now before the feast of the Pass-over, when Jesus knew that Hishour had come that He should de-part from this world to the Fa-ther, having loved His own whowere in the world, He loved themto the end. —John 13:1“Greater love has no one thanthis, than to lay down one’s lifefor his friends.” —John 15:13And from Jesus Christ, thefaithful witness, the firstbornfrom the dead, and the ruler overthe kings of the earth. To Himwho loved us and washed us fromour sins in His own blood.—Revelation 1:5“For God so loved the worldthat He gave His only begottenSon, that whoever believes in Himshould not perish but have ever-lasting life.” —John 3:16The Lord has ap-peared of old tome, saying: “Yes,I have loved youwith an everlast-ing love; thereforewith lovingkind-ness I have drawnyou.”—Jeremiah 31:3And without controversy greatis the mystery of godliness: Godwas manifested in the flesh, justi-fied in the Spirit, seen by angels,preached among the Gentiles, be-lieved on in the world, received upin glory. —1 Timothy 3:16In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God, andthe Word was God. And the Wordbecame flesh and dwelt among us,...full of grace and truth.—John 1:1 and 14Now all this was done that itmight be fulfilled which was spo-ken by the Lord through theprophet, saying: “Behold, a virginshall be with child, and bear aSon, and they shall call His nameImmanuel,” which is translated,“God with us.” —Matthew 1:22, 23“I and My Father are one.”—John 10:30Jesus said to him, “Have I beenwith you so long, and yet youhave not known Me, Philip? Hewho has seen Me has seen theFather; so how can you say,‘Show us the Father?’ Do you notbelieve that I am in the Father,and the Father in Me? The wordsthat I speak to you I do not speakon My own authority; but theFather who dwells in Me does theworks.” —John 14:9, 102 THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST JESUS THE SON OF GOD 3Whoever confesses that Jesusis the Son of God, God abides inhim, and he in God. —1 John 4:15And the angel answered andsaid to her, “The Holy Spirit willcome upon you, and the power ofthe Highest will overshadow you;therefore, also, that Holy Onewho is to be born will be called theSon of God.” —Luke 1:35For unto us a Childis born, unto us a Sonis given; and the gov-ernment will be uponHis shoulder. And Hisname will be calledWonderful, Coun-selor, Mighty God, EverlastingFather, Prince of Peace.—Isaiah 9:6While he was still speaking, be-hold, a bright cloud overshad-owed them; and suddenly a voicecame out of the cloud, saying,“This is My beloved Son, in whomI am well pleased. Hear Him!”—Matthew 17:5He answered and said, “Who isHe, Lord, that I may believe inHim?” And Jesus said to him“You have both seen Him [theSon of God] and it is He who istalking with you.” —John 9:36, 37For in Him [Christ Jesus]dwells all the fullness of the God-head bodily. —Colossians 2:9
  2. 2. And He said to them, “You arefrom beneath; I am from above.You are of this world; I am not ofthis world.” Jesus said to them,“Most assuredly, I say to you, be-fore Abraham was, I AM.”—John 8:23 and 58The woman said to Him, “Iknow that Messiah is coming”(who is called Christ). “When Hecomes, He will tell us all things.”Jesus said to her, “I who speak toyou am He.” —John 4:25, 26And Jesus said to them, “I amthe bread of life. He who comes toMe shall never hunger, and hewho believes in Me shall neverthirst.” —John 6:35As long as I am in the world, Iam the light of the world.”—John 9:5Then Jesus said to them again,“Most assuredly, I say to you, Iam the door of the sheep.”—John 10:7Jesus said to her, “I am the res-urrection and the life. He who be-lieves in Me, though he may die,he shall live.” —John 11:25“You call Me Teacher and Lord,and you say well, for so I am.”—John 13:134 JESUS TELLS US WHO HE IS SOME MIRACLES JESUS DID 5Then He commanded the mul-titudes to sit down on the grass.And He took the five loaves andthe two fish, and looking up toheaven, He blessed and brokeand gave the loaves to the disci-ples; and the disciples gave tothe multitudes. So they all ateand were filled, and they tookup twelve baskets full of thefragments that remained. Nowthose who had eaten were a-bout five thousand men, be-sides women and children.—Matthew 14:19-21But Simon answered and saidto Him, “Master, we have toiledall night and caught nothing;nevertheless at Your word I willlet down the net.” And whenthey had done this, they caughta great number of fish, andtheir net was breaking.—Luke 5:5, 6And behold, two blind men sit-ting by the road, when theyheard that Jesus was passingby, cried out, saying, “Have mer-cy on us, O Lord, Son Of David!”So Jesus ... said, “What do youwant Me to do for you?” Theysaid to Him, “Lord, that oureyes may be opened.” So Jesushad compassion and touchedtheir eyes. And immediatelytheir eyes received sight, andthey followed Him.—Matthew 20:30 and 32b-34God who created all thingsthrough Jesus Christ.—Ephesians 3:9bFor by Him all things were cre-ated that are in heaven and thatare on earth, visible and invisible,whether thrones or dominions orprincipalities or powers. All thingswere created through Him and forHim. —Colossians 1:16All things were made throughHim, and without Him nothingwas made that was made.—John 1:3And that every tongue shouldconfess that Jesus Christ is Lord,to the glory of God the Father.—Philippians 2:11God . . . has in these last daysspoken to us by His Son, whomHe has appointed heir of allthings, through whom also Hemade the worlds. —Hebrews 1:1a, 2“Therefore let all the house ofIsrael know assuredly that Godhas made this Jesus, whom youcrucified, both Lord and Christ.”—Acts 2:36For to this end Christ died androse and lived again, that Hemight be Lord of both the deadand the living. —Romans 14:9God is faithful, by whom youwere called into the fellowship ofHis Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.—1 Corinthians 1:96 JESUS CHRIST IS CREATOR AND LORD JESUS CHRIST IS JUDGE OF ALL 7But why do you judge yourbrother? Or why do you show con-tempt for your brother? For weshall all stand before the judge-ment seat of Christ. —Romans 14:10I charge you therefore beforeGod and the Lord Jesus Christ,who will judge the living and thedead at His appearing and Hiskingdom. —2 Timothy 4:1“When the Son of Man comes inHis glory, and all the holy angelswith Him, then He will sit on thethrone of His glory. All the na-tions will be gathered before Him,and he will separate them onefrom another, as a shepherddivides his sheep from the goats.”—Matthew 25:31-32“For the Fatherjudges no one,but has commit-ted all judgmentto the Son.”—John 5:22In the daywhen God willjudge the secretsof men by JesusChrist, accordingto my gospel.—Romans 2:16“And He commanded us topreach to the people, and to testi-fy that it is He who was ordainedby God to be Judge of the livingand the dead.” —Acts 10:42“I am the door. If anyone entersby Me, he will be saved, and willgo in and out and find pasture.”—John 10:9Jesus said to him, “I am theway, the truth, and the life. Noone comes to the Father exceptthrough Me.” —John 14:6“Therefore I said to you thatyou will die in your sins; for if youdo not believe that I am He, youwill die in your sins.” —John 8:24And having been perfected, Hebecame the author of eternal sal-vation to all who obey Him.—Hebrews 5:9For all have sinned and fallshort of the glory of God, beingjustified freely by His gracethrough the redemption that is inChrist Jesus. —Romans 3:23, 24Therefore He is also able tosave to the uttermost those whocome to God through Him, sinceHe ever lives to make intercessionfor them. —Hebrews 7:25For God did not appoint us towrath, but to obtain salvationthrough our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 Thessalonians 5:98 REDEMPTION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST REDEMPTION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST 9But of Him you are in ChristJesus, who became for us wisdomfrom God—and righteousness andsanctification and redemption.—1 Corinthians 1:30Who gave Himself for us, thatHe might redeem us from everylawless deed and purify for Him-self His own special people, zeal-ous for good works. —Titus 2:14Giving thanks to the Fatherwho has qualified us to be partak-ers of the inheritance of the saintsin the light. He has delivered usfrom the power of darkness andtranslated us into the kingdom ofthe Son of His love, in whom wehave redemption through Hisblood, the forgiveness of sins.—Colossians 1:12-14“For the Son of Man has cometo seek and to save that whichwas lost.” —Luke 19:10And they sang a new song, say-ing: “You are worthy to take thescroll, and to open its seals; forYou were slain, and have re-deemed us to God by Your bloodout of every tribe and tongue andpeople and nation.”—Revelation 5:9And walk in love, as Christ alsohas loved us and given Himselffor us, an offering and a sacrificeto God for a sweet-smelling aro-ma. —Ephesians 5:2Jesus said to him, “I am theway, the truth, and the life. Noone comes to the Father exceptthrough Me.” —John 14:6“Nor is there salvation inany other, for there is no othername under heaven givenamong men by which we mustbe saved.” —Acts 4:12
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Much more then, having nowbeen justified by His blood, weshall be saved from wraththrough Him. —Romans 5:9In Him we have redemptionthrough His blood, the forgive-ness of sins, according to theriches of His grace.—Ephesians 1:7“For this is My blood of thenew covenant, which is shed formany for the remission of sins.”—Matthew 26:28Knowing that you were not re-deemed with corruptible things,like silver or gold, from your aim-less conduct received by traditionfrom your fathers, but with theprecious blood of Christ, as of alamb without blemish and with-out spot. —1 Peter 1:18, 19But if we walk in the light as Heis in the light, we have fellowshipwith one another, and the blood ofJesus Christ His Son cleanses usfrom all sin. —1 John 1:7How much more shall the bloodof Christ, who through the eternalSpirit offered Himself withoutspot to God, purge your con-science from dead works to servethe living God? —Hebrews 9:14We also rejoice in God throughour Lord Jesus Christ, throughwhom we have now received thereconciliation. —Romans 5:11b10 THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST’S BLOOD SALVATION BY FAITH IN CHRIST 11For by grace you have beensaved through faith, and that notof yourselves; it is the gift of God,not of works, lest anyone shouldboast. —Ephesians 2:8, 9Therefore, having been justifiedby faith, we have peace with Godthrough our Lord Jesus Christ.—Romans 5:1For in Christ Jesus neither cir-cumcision nor uncircumcisionavails anything, but faith work-ing through love. —Galatians 5:6“Believe on the Lord JesusChrist, and you will be saved....” —Acts 16:31bFor whatever is born of Godovercomes the world. And this isthe victory that has overcome theworld—our faith. —1 John 5:4Then they said to Him, “Whatshall we do, that we may work theworks of God?” Jesus answeredand said to them, “This is thework of God, that you believe inHim whom He sent.”—John 6:28, 29Blessed be the God and Fatherof our Lord Jesus Christ, theFather of mercies and God of allcomfort. —2 Corinthians 1:3Who is a God like You, pardon-ing iniquity and passing over thetransgression of the remnant ofHis heritage? He does not retainHis anger forever, because Hedelights in mercy. —Micah 7:18For Your mercy is great abovethe heavens, and Your truth reach-es to the clouds. —Psalm 108:4Through the LORD’s mercies weare not consumed, because Hiscompassions fail not. They are newevery morning; great is Your faith-fulness. —Lamentations 3:22, 23For as the heavens are highabove the earth, so great is Hismercy toward those who fearHim. But the mercy of the LORDis from everlasting to everlastingon those who fear Him, and Hisrighteousness to children’s chil-dren. —Psalm 103:11, 17Not by works of righteousnesswhich we have done, but accord-ing to His mercy He saved us,through the washing of regenera-tion and renewing of the HolySpirit. —Titus 3:512 GOD’S MERCY GOD INVITES US TO COME TO HIM 13“Come now, and let us rea-son together,” says the LORD,“Though your sins are likescarlet, they shall be as white assnow; though they are red likecrimson, they shall be as wool.”—Isaiah 1:18And the Spirit and the bridesay, “Come!” And let him whohears say, “Come!” And let himwho thirsts come. And whoeverdesires, let him take the water oflife freely. —Revelation 22:17“Ho! Everyone who thirsts,come to the waters; and you whohave no money, come, buy andeat. Yes, come, buy wine and milkwithout money and withoutprice.” —Isaiah 55:1On the last day, that great dayof the feast, Jesus stood and criedout, saying, “If anyone thirsts, lethim come to Me and drink.”—John 7:37But when Jesus saw it, He wasgreatly displeased and said tothem, “Let the lit-tle children cometo Me, and do notforbid them; forof such is thekingdom of God.”—Mark 10:14“Come to Me, all you who laborand are heavy laden, and I willgive you rest.” —Matthew 11:28In this thechildren of Godand the childrenof the devil aremanifest: Who-ever does notpractice right-eousness is notof God, nor is he who does notlove his brother. —1 John 3:10For as many as are led by theSpirit of God, these are sons ofGod. For you did not receive thespirit of bondage again to fear,but you received the Spirit ofadoption by whom we cry out,“Abba, Father.” —Romans 8:14, 15That you may become blame-less and harmless, children of Godwithout fault in the midst of acrooked and perverse generation,among whom you shine as lightsin the world. —Philippians 2:15Therefore “Come out from a-mong them and be separate, saysthe Lord. Do not touch what isunclean, and I will receive you. Iwill be a Father to you and youshall be My sons and daughters,says the LORD Almighty.”—2 Corinthians 6:17, 18But as many as received Him,to them He gave the right to be-come children of God, even tothose who believe in His name.—John 1:1214 NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT STRONG DRINK 15Now the works of the flesh areevident, which are: adultery, for-nication, uncleanness, licentious-ness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred,contentions, jealousies, outburstsof wrath, selfish, ambitions, dis-sensions, heresies, envy, murders,drunkenness, revelries, and thelike; of which I tell you before-hand, just as I also told you intime past, that those who practicesuch things will not inherit thekingdom of God.—Galatians 5:19-21Let us walk properly, as in theday, not in revelry and drunken-ness, not in licentiousness andlewdness, not in strife and envy.But put on the Lord Jesus Christ,and make no provision for theflesh, to fulfill its lusts.—Romans 13:13, 14Woe to those who rise early inthe morning, that they may fol-low intoxicating drink; who con-tinue until night, till wine in-flames them! —Isaiah 5:11Do not look on the wine when itis red, when it sparkles in the cup,when it swirls around smoothly;at the last it bites like a serpent,and stings like a viper.—Proverbs 23:31, 32Wine is a mocker, intoxicatingdrink arouses brawling, and who-ever is led astray by it is not wise.—Proverbs 20:1But these are written thatyou may believe that Jesus isthe Christ, the Son of God,and that believing you mayhave life in His name.—John 20:31JimKalett/PhotoResearchers
  4. 4. Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shalllove the LORD your God with allyour heart, with all your soul, andwith all your mind.’ This is thefirst and great commandment.”—Matthew 22:37, 38Now as He was going out on theroad, one came running, kneltbefore Him, and asked Him,“Good Teacher, what shall I dothat I may inherit eternal life?”So Jesus said to him, “Why doyou call Me good? No one is goodbut One, that is, God. You knowthe commandments: ‘Do not com-mit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bearfalse witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’‘Honor your father and yourmother.’” And he answered andsaid to Him, “Teacher, all these Ihave observed from my youth.”Then Jesus, looking at him, lovedhim, and said to him, “One thingyou lack: Go your way, sellwhatever you have and give to thepoor, and you will have treasurein heaven; and come, take up thecross, and follow Me.” But he wassad at this word, and went awaygrieved, for he had great posses-sions. —Mark 10:17-22There is a way that seems rightto a man, but its end is the way ofdeath. —Proverbs 16:2516 SINCERITY IS NOT ENOUGH BE NOT DECEIVED 17Do not be deceived, God is notmocked; for whatever a man sows,that he will also reap.—Galatians 6:7Little children, let no one de-ceive you. He who practices right-eousness is righteous, just as Heis righteous. He who sins is of thedevil, for the devil has sinnedfrom the beginning. —1 John 3:7, 8aDo you not know that the un-righteous will not inherit the king-dom of God? Do not be deceived.Neither fornicators, nor idolaters,nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,nor sodomites, nor thieves, norcovetous, nor drunkards, nor re-vilers, nor extortioners will inher-it the kingdom of God.—1 Corinthians 6:9, 10Let no one deceive you withempty words, for because of thesethings the wrath of God comesupon the sons of disobedience.—Ephesians 5:6But be doers of the word, andnot hearers only, deceiving your-selves. —James 1:22For if anyone thinks himself tobe something, when he is nothing,he deceives himself. —Galatians 6:3“For many will come in Myname, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’and will deceive many.”—Matthew 24:5Therefore, just as through oneman sin entered the world, anddeath through sin, and thus deathspread to all men, because allsinned. —Romans 5:12Then, when desire has con-ceived, it gives birth to sin; andsin, when it is full-grown, bringsforth death. —James 1:15For to be carnally minded isdeath, but to be spiritually mind-ed is life and peace. Because thecarnal mind is enmity againstGod; for it is not subject to thelaw of God, nor indeed can be.—Romans 8:6, 7“The soul who sins shall die.The son shall not bear the guilt ofthe father, nor the father bear theguilt of the son. The righteous-ness of the righteous shall beupon himself, and the wickednessof the wicked shall be upon him-self.” —Ezekiel 18:20“ ‘It was right that we shouldmake merry and be glad, for yourbrother was dead and is alive a-gain, and was lost and is found.’ ”—Luke 15:32As righteousness leads to life,so he who pursues evil pursues itto his own death.—Proverbs 11:19For the wages ofsin is death.—Romans 6:23a18 SIN BRINGS DEATH CHRIST CONQUERED DEATH 19And declared to be the Son ofGod with power, according to theSpirit of holiness, by the resurrec-tion from the dead. —Romans 1:4Now when He had said thesethings, He cried with a loud voice,“Lazarus, come forth!” And hewho had died came out boundhand and foot with graveclothes,and his face was wrapped with acloth. Jesus said to them, “Loosehim, and let him go.”—John 11:43, 44“Therefore My Father lovesMe, because I lay down My lifethat I may take it again. No onetakes it from Me, but I lay itdown of Myself. I have power tolay it down, and I have power totake it again. This command Ihave received from My Father.”—John 10:17, 18Then He came and touched theopen coffin, and those who carriedhim stood still. And He said,“Young man, I say to you, arise.”And he who was dead sat up andbegan to speak. —Luke 7:14, 15a“I am He who lives, and wasdead, and behold, I am alive for-evermore. Amen. And I have thekeys of Hades and of Death.”—Revelation 1:18The last enemy that will bedestroyed is death.—1 Corinthians 15:26“[The LORD said,] ‘You shallhave no other gods before Me.‘You shall not make for your-self any carved image, or any like-ness of anything that is in heavenabove, or that is in the earth be-neath, or that is in the water un-der the earth; you shall not bowdown to them nor serve them....‘You shall not take the name ofthe LORD your God in vain, forthe LORD will not hold him guilt-less who takes His name in vain.‘Observe the Sabbath day, tokeep it holy, as the LORD yourGod commanded you. Six daysyou shall labor and do all yourwork....‘Honor your father and yourmother, as the LORD your God hascommanded you....‘You shall not murder.‘You shall not commit adul-tery.‘You shall not steal.‘You shall not bear false wit-ness against your neighbor.‘You shall not covet your neigh-bor’s wife; and you shall not de-sire your neighbor’s house, hisfield, his manservant, his maid-servant, his ox, his donkey, or any-thing that is your neighbor’s.’ ”—Deuteronomy 5:7-2120 THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM GOD 21“For His eyes are on the waysof man, and He sees all his steps.There is no darkness nor shadowof death where the workers of in-iquity may hide themselves.”—Job 34:21, 22“Can anyone hide himself in se-cret places, so I shall not seehim?” says the LORD; “Do I notfill heaven and earth?” says theLORD. —Jeremiah 23:24Where can I gofrom Your Spirit?Or where can Iflee from Yourpresence? If I as-cend into Heav-en, You are there;if I make my bed in hell, behold,You are there. Indeed, the dark-ness shall not hide from You, butthe night shines as the day; thedarkness and the light are bothalike to You.—Psalm 139:7, 8 and 12The eyes of the LORD are in ev-ery place, keeping watch on theevil and the good. —Proverbs 15:3And there is no creature hiddenfrom His sight, but all things arenaked and open to the eyes ofHim to whom we must give ac-count. —Hebrews 4:13“For nothing is secret that willnot be revealed, nor anything hid-den that will not be known andcome to light.” —Luke 8:17
  5. 5. “The Son of Man will send outHis angels, and they will gatherout of His kingdom all things thatoffend, and those who practicelawlessness, and will cast them in-to the furnace of fire. There willbe wailing and gnashing ofteeth.” —Matthew 13:41, 42The wicked shall be turned intohell, and all the nations that for-get God. —Psalm 9:17But the heavens and the earthwhich now exist are kept in storeby the same word, reserved forfire until the day of judgment andperdition of ungodly men.—2 Peter 3:7These shall be punished witheverlasting destruction from thepresence of the Lord and from theglory of His power.—2 Thessalonians 1:9“And if your hand or footcauses you to sin, cut it off andcast it from you. It is better foryou to enter into life lame ormaimed, rather than having twohands or two feet, to be cast intothe everlasting fire.”—Matthew 18:8“And thesewill go away in-to everlastingp u n i s h m e n t ,but the right-eous into eter-nal life.”—Matthew 25:4622 EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT OF THE UNGODLY JUDGMENT AHEAD 23“Because He has appointed aday on which He will judge theworld in righteousness by theMan whom He has ordained. Hehas given assurance of this to allby raising Him from the dead.”—Acts 17:31Then the Lord knows how todeliver the godly out of tempta-tions and to reserve the unjust un-der punishment for the day ofjudgment. —2 Peter 2:9For we must all appear beforethe judgment seat of Christ, thateach one may receive the thingsdone in the body, according towhat he has done, whether goodor bad. —2 Corinthians 5:10Love has been perfected amongus in this: that we may have bold-ness in the day of judgment; be-cause as He is, so are we in thisworld. —1 John 4:17And as it is appointed for mento die once, but after this thejudgment. —Hebrews 9:27And I saw the dead, small andgreat, standing before God, andbooks were opened. And anotherbook was opened, which is theBook of Life. And the dead werejudged according to their works.—Revelation 20:12aSo then each of us shall give ac-count of himself to God.—Romans 14:12But the free giftis not like the of-fense. For if bythe one man’s of-fense many died,much more thegrace of God andthe gift by thegrace of the one Man, JesusChrist, abounded to many.—Romans 5:15So then it is not of him whowills, nor of him who runs, but ofGod who shows mercy.—Romans 9:16“God resists the proud, butgives grace to the humble.”—1 Peter 5:5bFor you know the grace of ourLord Jesus Christ, that thoughHe was rich, yet for your sakes Hebecame poor, that you throughHis poverty might become rich.—2 Corinthians 8:9But where sin abounded, graceabounded much more, so that assin reigned in death, even so gracemight reign through righteous-ness to eternal life through JesusChrist our Lord.—Romans 5:20b, 21And with great power theapostles gave witness to the res-urrection of the Lord Jesus. Andgreat grace was upon them all.—Acts 4:3324 THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST REPENTANCE 25“Truly, these times of igno-rance God overlooked, but nowcommands all men everywhere torepent.” —Acts 17:30“I tell you, no; but unless yourepent you will all likewiseperish.” —Luke 13:3And saying, “Repent, for thekingdom of heaven is at hand!”—Matthew 3:2Then Peter said to them, “Re-pent, and let every one of you bebaptized in the name of JesusChrist for the remission of sins;and you shall receive the gift ofthe Holy Spirit. Repent thereforeand be converted, that your sinsmay be blotted out, so that timesof refreshing may come from thepresence of the Lord.”—Acts 2:38; 3:19“Cast away from you all thetransgressions which you havecommitted.” —Ezekiel 18:31aHe who covers his sins will notprosper, but whoever confessesand forsakes them will have mer-cy. —Proverbs 28:13For godly sorrow produces re-pentance to salvation, not to beregretted; but the sorrow of theworld produces death.—2 Corinthians 7:10“But if a wicked man turnsfrom all his sins which he hascommitted, keeps all My statutes,and does what is lawful and right,he shall surely live; he shall notdie.” —Ezekiel 18:21Let the wicked forsake his way,and the unrighteous man histhoughts; let him return to theLORD, and He will have mercy onhim; and to our God, for He willabundantly pardon. —Isaiah 55:7“For if you forgive men theirtrespasses, your heavenly Fatherwill also forgive you.”—Matthew 6:14When Jesus saw their faith, Hesaid to the paralytic, “Son, yoursins are forgiven you.” —Mark 2:5“Through this Man [Jesus] ispreached to you the forgivenessof sins; Him God has exalted toHis right hand to be Prince andSavior, to give repentance toIsrael and forgiveness of sins.”—Acts 13:38b; 5:31“Behold, I stand at the doorand knock. If anyone hears Myvoice and opens the door, I willcome in to him and dine with him,and he with Me.” —Revelation 3:20“And that repentance and re-mission of sins should be preachedin His name to all nations, begin-ning at Jerusalem.” —Luke 24:4726 THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS SEPARATION FROM WORLDLINESS 27For the grace of God thatbrings salvation has appeared toall men, teaching us that, denyingungodliness and worldly lusts, weshould live soberly, righteously,and godly in the present age.—Titus 2:11, 12Set your mind on things above,not on things on the earth.—Colossians 3:2And have no fellowship withthe unfruitful works of darkness,but rather expose them.—Ephesians 5:11Do not love the world or thethings in the world. If anyoneloves the world, the love of theFather is not in him. For all thatis in the world—the lust of theflesh, the lust of the eyes, and thepride of life—is not of the Fatherbut is of the world.—1 John 2:15, 16Adulterers and adulteresses!Do you not know that friendshipwith the world is enmity withGod? Whoever therefore wants tobe a friend of the world makeshimself an enemy of God.—James 4:4“Wash yourselves, make your-selves clean;put away theevil of yourdoings frombefore Myeyes. Ceaseto do evil.”—Isaiah 1:16
  6. 6. “I will give you a new heart andput a new spirit within you; I willtake the heart of stone out of yourflesh and give you a heart offlesh.” —Ezekiel 36:26If you know that He is right-eous, you know that everyonewho practices righteousness isborn of Him. We know that who-ever is born of God does not sin;but he who has been born of Godkeeps himself, and the wicked onedoes not touch him.—1 John 2:29; 5:18But you were sanctified, butyou were justified in the name ofthe Lord Jesus and by the Spiritof our God. —1 Corinthians 6:11bJesus answered and said to him,“Most assuredly, I say to you, un-less one is born again, he cannotsee the kingdom of God.”—John 3:3Therefore, if anyone is inChrist, he is a new creation; oldthings have passed away; behold,all things have become new.—2 Corinthians 5:17Having been born again, not ofcorruptible seed but incorrupt-ible, through theword of Godwhich lives andabides forever.—1 Peter 1:2328 THE NEW BIRTH DEAD TO SIN — RISEN IN CHRIST 29And you He made alive, whowere dead in trespasses and sins.And raised us up together, andmade us sit together in the heav-enly places in Christ Jesus.—Ephesians 2:1 and 6Who Himself bore our sins inHis own body on the tree, that we,having died to sins, might live forrighteousness—by whose stripesyou were healed. —1 Peter 2:24If then you were raised withChrist, seek those things whichare above, where Christ is, sittingat the right hand of God. Set yourmind on things above, not onthings on the earth. For you died,and your life is hidden with Christin God. When Christ who is ourlife appears, then you also will ap-pear with Him in glory.—Colossians 3:1-4And those who are Christ’shave crucified the flesh with itspassions and desires. If we live inthe Spirit, let us also walk in theSpirit. —Galatians 5:24, 25Certainly not! How shall wewho died to sin live any longer init? Likewise you also, reckonyourselves to be dead indeed tosin, but alive to God in ChristJesus our Lord.—Romans 6:2 and 11For he who sows to his fleshwill of the flesh reap corruption,but he who sows to the Spirit willof the Spirit reap everlasting life.—Galatians 6:8“And as Moses lifted up the ser-pent in the wilderness, even somust the Son of Man be lifted up,that whoever believes in Himshould not perish but have eternallife.” —John 3:14, 15“And this is eternal life, thatthey may know You, the only trueGod, and Jesus Christ whom Youhave sent.” —John 17:3“He who believes in the Son haseverlasting life; and he who doesnot believe the Son shall not seelife, but the wrath of God abideson him.” —John 3:36...the gift of God is eternal lifein Christ Jesus our Lord.—Romans 6:23“Most assuredly, I say to you,he who hears My word and be-lieves in Him who sent Me has ev-erlasting life, and shall not comeinto judgment, but has passedfrom death into life.” —John 5:24His own purpose and grace. . .has now been revealed by the ap-pearing of our Savior JesusChrist, who has abolished deathand brought life and immortalityto light through the gospel.—2 Timothy 1:9b, 1030 ETERNAL LIFE ASSURANCE OF SALVATION 31The Spirit Himself bears wit-ness with our spirit that we arechildren of God. —Romans 8:16And this is the testimony: thatGod has given us eternal life, andthis life is in His Son. He who hasthe Son has life; he who does nothave the Son of God does nothave life. These things I havewritten to you who believe in thename of the Son of God, that youmay know that you have eternallife. —1 John 5:11-13a“He who has My command-ments and keeps them, it is hewho loves Me. And he who lovesMe will be loved by My Father,and I will love him and manifestMyself to him.” —John 14:21The work of righteousness willbe peace, and the effect of right-eousness, quietness and assur-ance forever. —Isaiah 32:17And because you are sons, Godhas sent forth the Spirit of HisSon into your hearts, crying out,“Abba, Father!” —Galatians 4:6By this we know that we abidein Him, and He in us, because Hehas given us of His Spirit.—1 John 4:13Now by this we know that weknow Him, if we keep His com-mandments. —1 John 2:3“But now I come to You, andthese things I speak in the world,that they may have My joy ful-filled in themselves.” —John 17:13“I will see you again and yourheart will rejoice, and your joy noone will take from you.”—John 16:22bFor the kingdom of God is notfood and drink, but righteousnessand peace and joy in the HolySpirit. —Romans 14:17Therefore with joy you willdraw water from the wells of sal-vation. —Isaiah 12:3“I have been crucified withChrist; it is no longer I who live,but Christ lives in me; and the lifewhich I now live in the flesh I liveby faith in the Son of God, wholoved me and gave Himself forme.” —Galatians 2:20“These things I have spoken toyou, that My joy may remain inyou, and that your joy may befull.” —John 15:11You will show me the path oflife; in Your presence is fullnessof joy; at Your right hand arepleasures forevermore.—Psalm 16:11Whom having not seen youlove. Though now you do not seeHim, yet believing, you rejoicewith joy inexpressible and full ofglory. —1 Peter 1:832 THE INDWELLING CHRIST GIVES JOY OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD NECESSARY 33“However, if you do not obeythe voice of the LORD, but rebelagainst the commandment of theLORD, then the hand of the LORDwill be against you, as it wasagainst your fathers.”—1 Samuel 12:15Do you not know that to whomyou present yourselves slaves toobey, you are that one’s slaveswhom you obey, whether of sin todeath, or of obedience to right-eousness? —Romans 6:16And to give you who aretroubled rest with us when theLord Jesus is revealed fromheaven with His mighty angels,in flaming fire taking vengeanceon those who do not know God,and on those who do not obey thegospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.These shall be punished with ever-lasting destruction from the pres-ence of the Lord and from theglory of His power.—2 Thessalonians 1:7-9“Behold, I set before you todaya blessing and a curse: the bless-ing, if you obey the command-ments of the LORD your Godwhich I command you today; andthe curse, if you do not obey thecommandments of the LORD yourGod.” —Deuteronomy 11:26-28a
  7. 7. And that every tongue shouldconfess that Jesus Christ is Lord,to the glory of God the Father.—Philippians 2:11“Therefore whoever confessesMe before men, him I will alsoconfess before My Father who isin heaven. But whoever denies Mebefore men, him I will also denybefore My Father who is inheaven.” —Matthew 10:32, 33By this you know the Spirit ofGod: Every spirit that confessesthat Jesus Christ has come in theflesh is of God. —1 John 4:2Whoever confesses that Jesus isthe Son of God, God abides inhim, and he in God. —1 John 4:15That if you confess with yourmouth the Lord Jesus and believein your heart that God has raisedHim from the dead, you will besaved. For with the heart one be-lieves to righteousness, and withthe mouth confession is made tosalvation. —Romans 10:9, 10Whoever denies the Son doesnot have the Father either; he whoacknowledges the Son has theFather also. —1 John 2:23“For whoever is ashamed of Meand My words, of him the Son ofMan will be ashamed when Hecomes in His own glory, and inHis Father’s, and of the holyangels.” —Luke 9:2634 CONFESSION OF CHRIST NECESSARY SATAN — OUR ARCH ENEMY 35Be sober, be vigi-lant; because youradversarythe devilw a l k sabout like a roaring lion, seekingwhom he may devour. Resist him,steadfast in the faith.—1 Peter 5:8, 9aThen Jesus was led up by theSpirit into the wilderness to betempted by the devil. Then Jesussaid to him “Away with you,Satan! For it is written, ‘You shallworship the LORD your God, andHim only you shall serve.’ ” Thenthe devil left Him, and behold,angels came and ministered toHim. —Matthew 4:1 and 10, 11Finally, my brethren, be strongin the Lord and in the power ofHis might. Put on the whole ar-mor of God, that you may be ableto stand against the wiles of thedevil. —Ephesians 6:10, 11For the weapons of our warfareare not carnal but mighty in Godfor pulling down strongholds.—2 Corinthians 10:4He [the devil] was a murdererfrom the beginning, and does notstand in the truth, because thereis no truth in him....he is a liarand the father of it. —John 8:44bI also forgive. . . lest Satanshould take advantage of us; forwe are not ignorant of his devices.—2 Corinthians 2:10b, 11aInasmuch then as the childrenhave partaken of flesh and blood,He Himself likewise shared in thesame, that through death Hemight destroy him who had thepower of death, that is, the devil.—Hebrews 2:14He who sins is of the devil, forthe devil has sinned from the be-ginning. For this purpose the Sonof God was manifested, that Hemight destroy the works of thedevil. —1 John 3:8“To open their eyes and to turnthem from darkness to light, andfrom the power of Satan to God,that they may receive forgivenessof sins and an inheritance amongthose who are sanctified by faithin Me.” —Acts 26:18Who shall separate us from thelove of Christ? Shall tribulation,or distress, or persecution, orfamine, or nakedness, or peril, orsword? Yet in all these things weare more than conquerors throughHim who loved us.—Romans 8:35 and 37Therefore submit to God. Re-sist the devil and he will flee fromyou. Draw near to God and Hewill draw near to you.—James 4:7, 8aNow is the judgment of thisworld; now the ruler of this worldwill be cast out. —John 12:3136 VICTORY OVER SATAN LOVE, THE TEST OF DISCIPLESHIP 37Though I speak with thetongues of men and of angels, buthave not love, I have become assounding brass or a clanging cym-bal. —1 Corinthians 13:1But the fruit of the Spirit islove, joy, peace, longsuffering,kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control.—Galatians 5:22, 23aHe said to him again a secondtime, “Simon, son of Jonah, doyou love Me?” He said to Him,“Yes, Lord; You know that I loveYou.” He said to him, “Tend Mysheep.” —John 21:16“If you love Me, keep My com-mandments.” —John 14:15If someone says, “I love God,”and hates his brother, he is a liar;for he who does not love his broth-er whom he has seen, how can helove God whom he has not seen?—1 John 4:20“By this all will know that youare My disciples, if you have lovefor one another.” —John 13:35We know that we have passedfrom death to life, because welove the brethren. He who doesnot love his brother abides indeath. —1 John 3:14For this is the love of God, thatwe keep His commandments. AndHis commandments are not bur-densome. —1 John 5:3Now whenHe rose ear-ly on thefirst day ofthe week, Heappeared first to Mary Magda-lene, out of whom He had castseven demons. —Mark 16:9Who was delivered up becauseof our offenses, and was raised be-cause of our justification.—Romans 4:25“And we are witnesses of allthings which He did both in theland of the Jews and in Jerusa-lem, whom they killed by hangingon a tree. Him God raised up onthe third day, and showed Himopenly, not to all the people, butto witnesses chosen before byGod, even to us who ate anddrank with Him after He arosefrom the dead.” —Acts 10:39-41And after eight days His dis-ciples were again inside, andThomas with them. Jesus came,the doors being shut, and stood inthe midst, and said, “Peace toyou!” Then He said to Thomas,“Reach your finger here, and lookat My hands; and reach your handhere, and put it into My side. Donot be unbelieving, but believing.”And Thomas answered and saidto Him, “My Lord and my God!”—John 20:26-2838 THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST THE RESURRECTION, OUR GLORIOUS HOPE 39“The hour is coming, and nowis, when the dead will hear thevoice of the Son of God; and thosewho hear will live. Do not marvelat this; for the hour is coming inwhich all who are in the graveswill hear His voice and comeforth—those who have done good,to the resurrection of life, andthose who have done evil, to theresurrection of condemnation.”—John 5:25b and 28, 29Or do you not know that asmany of us as were baptized intoChrist Jesus were baptized intoHis death? Therefore we were bur-ied with Him through baptism in-to death, that just as Christ wasraised from the dead by the gloryof the Father, even so we alsoshould walk in newness of life.For if we have been united togeth-er in the likeness of His death, cer-tainly we also shall be in the like-ness of His resurrection.—Romans 6:3-5And if Christ is in you, the bodyis dead because of sin, but theSpirit is life because of righteous-ness. But if the Spirit of Him whoraised Jesus from the dead dwellsin you, He who raised Christ fromthe dead will also give life to yourmortal bodies through His Spiritwho dwells in you.—Romans 8:10, 11
  8. 8. For He has visited and re-deemed His people, . . . to grantus that we, being delivered fromthe hand of our enemies, mightserve Him without fear, in holi-ness and righteousness beforeHim all the days of our life.”—Luke 1:68b, 74, 75Therefore, having these prom-ises, beloved, let us cleanse our-selves from all filthiness of theflesh and spirit, perfecting holi-ness in the fear of God.—2 Corinthians 7:1Finally then, brethren, we urgeand exhort in the Lord Jesus thatyou should abound more andmore, just as you received from ushow you ought to walk and toplease God; for you know whatcommandments we gave youthrough the Lord Jesus. For thisis the will of God, your sanctifica-tion: that you should abstainfrom sexual immorality; that eachof you should know how to pos-sess his own vessel in sanctifica-tion and honor. For God did notcall us to uncleanness, but in holi-ness. —1 Thessalonians 4:1-4, 7But as He who called you is ho-ly, you also be holy in all your con-duct, because it is written, “Be ho-ly, for I am holy.”—1 Peter 1:15, 1640 HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD 41Therefore Jesus also, that Hemight sanctify the people withHis own blood, suffered outsidethe gate. —Hebrews 13:12Just as He chose us in Him be-fore the foundation of the world,that we should be holy and with-out blame before Him in love,...and that you put on the new manwhich was created according toGod, in righteousness and true ho-liness. —Ephesians 1:4; 4:24A highway shall be there, and aroad, and it shall be called theHighway of Holiness. The un-clean shall not pass over it, but itshall be for others. Whoeverwalks the road, although a fool,shall not go astray. —Isaiah 35:8If we confess our sins, He isfaithful and just to forgive us oursins and to cleanse us from allunrighteousness. —1 John 1:9Therefore, since all these thingswill be dissolved, what manner ofpersons ought you to be in holyconduct and godliness.—2 Peter 3:11Pursue peace with all men, andholiness, without which no onewill see the Lord. —Hebrews 12:14Give unto the LORD the glorydue to His name; worship theLORD in the beauty of holiness.—Psalm 29:2“If you then, being evil, knowhow to give good gifts to yourchildren, how much more willyour heavenly Father give theHoly Spirit to those who askHim!” —Luke 11:13And when they had prayed, theplace where they were assembledtogether was shaken; and theywere all filled with the HolySpirit, and they spoke the word ofGod with boldness. —Acts 4:31“I will put My Spirit within youand cause you to walk in My stat-utes, and you will keep My judg-ments and do them.”—Ezekiel 36:27But you are not in the flesh butin the Spirit, if indeed the Spiritof God dwells in you. Now if any-one does not have the Spirit ofChrist, he is not His. —Romans 8:9“But you shall receive powerwhen the Holy Spirit has come up-on you; and you shall be witnessesto Me.” —Acts 1:8aFor he was a good man, full ofthe Holy Spirit and of faith.—Acts 11:24aAnd the disciples were filledwith joy and with the Holy Spirit.—Acts 13:52And do not be drunk with wine,in which is dissipation; but befilled with the Spirit.—Ephesians 5:1842 SPIRIT-FILLED MEN WONDERFUL PROMISES TO CHRISTIANS 43The LORD is near to those whohave a broken heart, and savessuch as have a contrite spirit.—Psalm 34:18“For all those things My handhas made, and all those things ex-ist,” says the LORD. “But on thisone will I look: on him who is poorand of a contrite spirit, and whotrembles at My word.”—Isaiah 66:2Jesus said to him, “If you canbelieve, all things are possible tohim who believes.” —Mark 9:23Beloved, do not think it strangeconcerning the fiery trial which isto try you, as though some strangething happened to you; but rejoiceto the extent that you partake ofChrist’s sufferings, that when Hisglory is revealed, you may also beglad with exceeding joy.—1 Peter 4:12, 13“And God will wipe away everytear from their eyes; there shall beno more death, nor sorrow, norcrying; and there shall be no morepain, for the former things havepassed away.” —Revelation 21:4Trust in the Lord, and do good;dwell in the land, and feed on Hisfaithfulness. –Psalm 37:3“But seek first the kingdom ofGod and His righteousness, andall these things shall be added toyou.” —Matthew 6:33For in that He Himself has suf-fered, being tempted, He is able toaid those who are tempted.—Hebrews 2:18And the God of peace will crushSatan under your feet shortly.—Romans 16:20aWhen you pass through thewaters, I will be with you; andthrough the rivers, they shall notoverflow you. When you walkthrough the fire, you shall not beburned. —Isaiah 43:2aNo temptation has overtakenyou except such as is common toman; but God is faithful, who willnot allow you to be tempted be-yond what you are able, but withthe temptation will also make theway of escape, that you may beable to bear it.—1 Corinthians 10:13Many are the afflictions of therighteous, but the LORD delivershim out of them all. —Psalm 34:19And we know that all thingswork together for good to thosewho love God, to those who arethe called according to His pur-pose. —Romans 8:28For we do not have a HighPriest who cannot sympathizewith our weaknesses, but was inall points tempted as we are, yetwithout sin. —Hebrews 4:1544 PROMISES TO THE TEMPTED PROMISES TO OVERCOMERS 45“He who overcomes shall inher-it all things, and I will be his Godand he shall be My son.”—Revelation 21:7“He who overcomes, I willmake him a pillar in the temple ofMy God, and he shall go out nomore. And I will write on him thename of My God and the name ofthe city of My God, the New Jeru-salem, which comes down out ofheaven from My God. And I willwrite on him My new name.”—Revelation 3:12“He who overcomes shall beclothed in white garments, and Iwill not blot out his name fromthe Book of Life; but I will con-fess his name before My Fatherand before His angels.”—Revelation 3:5“To him who overcomes I willgrant to sit with Me on Mythrone, as I also overcame andsat down with My Father on Histhrone.” —Revelation 3:21“He who has an ear, let himhear what the Spirit says to thechurches. To him who overcomesI will give to eat from the tree oflife, which is in the midst of theParadise of God.” —Revelation 2:7“And he who overcomes, andkeeps My works until the end, tohim I will give power over the na-tions.” —Revelation 2:26
  9. 9. 46 GOD SPEAKS TO US ABOUT DIVORCENow to the married I command,yet not I but the Lord: A wife isnot to depart from her husband.But even if she does depart, lether remain unmarried or be recon-ciled to her husband. And a hus-band is not to divorce his wife. Awife is bound by law as long as herhusband lives; but if her husbanddies, she is at liberty to be mar-ried to whom she wishes, only inthe Lord.—1 Corinthians 7:10, 11, 39For the woman who has a hus-band is bound by the law to herhusband as long as he lives. But ifthe husband dies, she is releasedfrom the law of her husband. Sothen if, while her husband lives,she marries another man, she willbe called an adulteress; but if herhusband dies, she is free fromthat law, so that she is no adulter-ess, though she has married an-other man. —Romans 7:2, 3“Whoever divorces his wife andmarries another commits adul-tery; and whoever marries herwho is divorced from her husbandcommits adultery.” —Luke 16:18“But I say to you that whoeverdivorces his wife for any reasonexcept sexual immorality causesher to commit adultery; and who-ever marries a woman who is di-vorced commits adultery.”—Matthew 5:32JESUS CHRIST WILL RETURN TO EARTH 47“And if I go and prepare a placefor you, I will come again and re-ceive you to Myself; that where Iam, there you may be also.”—John 14:3“Then the sign of the Son ofMan will appear in heaven, andthen all the tribes of the earth willmourn, and they will see the Sonof Man coming on the clouds ofheaven with power and greatglory.” —Matthew 24:30“For whoever is ashamed of Meand My words in this adulterousand sinful generation, of him theSon of Man also will be ashamedwhen He comes in the glory of HisFather....” —Mark 8:38Beloved, now we are children ofGod; and it has not yet been re-vealed what we shall be, but weknow that when He is revealed,we shall be like Him, for we shallsee Him as He is. And everyonewho has this hope in Him purifieshimself, just as He is pure.—1 John 3:2, 3“Therefore you also be ready,for the Son of Man is coming atan hour you do not expect.”—Luke 12:40“For the Son of Man will comein the glory of His Father withHis angels, and then He will re-ward each according to hisworks.” —Matthew 16:2748 THE WORD OF GOD PRAY AND FORGIVE“Heaven and earth will passaway, but My words will by nomeans pass away.” —Luke 21:33For prophecy never came by thewill of man, but holy men of Godspoke as they were moved by theHoly Spirit. —2 Peter 1:21All Scripture is given by in-spiration of God, and is profitablefor doctrine, for reproof, for cor-rection, for instruction inrighteousness. —2 Timothy 3:16Your word isa lamp to myfeet and a lightto my path.—Psalm 119:105“In this manner, therefore,pray: Our Father in heaven, hal-lowed be Your name. Your king-dom come. Your will be done onearth as it is in heaven. Give usthis day our daily bread. And for-give us our debts, as we forgiveour debtors. And do not lead usinto temptation, but deliver usfrom the evil one. For Yours is thekingdom and the power and theglory forever. Amen. For if youforgive men their trespasses, yourheavenly Father will also forgiveyou. But if you do not forgive mentheir trespasses, neither will yourFather forgive your trespasses.”—Matthew 6:9-15GOD’S WAY OF SALVATIONI need a Savior.For all have sinned and fallshort of the glory of God.—Romans 3:23But your iniquities have sepa-rated you from your God.—Isaiah 59:2aChrist died for me.For Christ also suffered oncefor sins, the just for the unjust,that He might bring us to God.—1 Peter 3:18aI need to repent of my sin.He who covers his sins willnot prosper, but whoever confessesand forsakes them will havemercy. —Proverbs 28:13Repent therefore and be con-verted, that your sins may beblotted out. —Acts 3:19aI must receive Jesus by faith.But as many as received Him,to them He gave the right tobecome children of God, even tothose who believe in His name.—John 1:12I can be sure of my salvation.He who has the Son has life.—1 John 5:12a“Most assuredly, I say to you,he who hears My word andbelieves in Him who sent Me haseverlasting life, and shall notcome into judgment, but haspassed from death into life.”—John 5:24Published in numerous languages by World Missionary Press as Godsupplies funds in answer to prayer. If you would like more copies forcareful distribution, write in English or visit Missionary Press, Inc.P.O. Box 120New Paris, IN 46553-0120 USA4-04 248 NKJV HFA