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surance they were given is the same reason we are bringing this series of prophetic messages. Look to the world and you will be wretched and filled with distress. Look to the Word of prophecy and find the peace and comfort that passes all hu­ man understanding. “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you” (I Peter 5:10). The prophetic word will make us perfect. This does BUT WE SEE JESUS " I don't look back, God knows the fruitless efforts. The wasted hours, the sinning, the regrets, I leave them all with Him who blots the record, And mercifully forgives, and then forgets. I don't look forward, God sees all the future, The road that, short or long, will lead me home, And He will face with me its every trial, And bear for me the burdens that may come. But I look up— into the face of Jesus, For there my heart can rest, my fears are stilled, For there is joy, and love, and light for darkness. And perfect peace, and every hope fulfilled." not mean sinlessly perfect. The word perfect carries the idea of spiritual maturity. No longer will we be adoles­ cents' in the faith but we will be able to take things in stride as we are rooted and grounded in the things of the Lord. We shall not be tom by winds o f' doctrine; not lost in the gales of confusion. We will be settled in the truth, not moving here and there, to and fro, without an abiding city. Are you resting in “Thus saith the Lord”? You are if you are receiving His Word finding assurance, peace and encour­ agement in your daily life. 8

Prophecy (continued) might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (verse 33). Our Lord knew that believers, begin­ ning with the disciples, would live in a world of great turmoil, trouble, and THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO YOU There's a sweet old story translated for man. But writ in the long, long ago, The Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Of Christ and His mission below. You are writing a gospel, a chapter each day, By deeds that you do, by words that you say. Men read what you write whether faithless or true— Say, what is the gospel according to you? 'Tis a wonderful story, that gospel of love, As if shines in the Christ-life di­ vine, And oh, that its truth might be told again In the story of your life and mine. Unselfishness mirrors in every scene, Love blossoms on every sod, And back from its vision the heart comes to tell The wonderful goodness of God. You are writing each day a letter to men Take care that the writing is true; 'Tis the only gospel some men will read, That gospel according to you. trial. That is why the only comfort the disciples, or any of us, could have is the Word of God. That is why God predicts things which are to come to pass. This is the reason for His pro­ phetic Word. When the Saviour was crucified the disciples remembered His Wo r d . Doing so didn’t take away the trials, distress, and wretchedness but it did give them comfort. The as­

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