An avoidable TRADEGY

THE TRAGEDY GRENFELL TOWER:

Seventy- two people lost their lives, met their untimely deaths, in a 24 storey building tower block fire, ( Grenfell Tower, UK), today the 14th of June, exactly one year ago.

It all started when a faulty fridge-freezer on the fourth floor caught fire. The fire spread rapidly, consuming the whole building, destroying many lives and destinies.

In reality, the real fire started when cheap pre-fabricated material was used to renovate an already decrepit building. Cladding an old building with very fancy, but dangerous building materials, to catch the eye, was given more importance than the human lives that lived within the building.

Human-beings, made by Almighty God; made in God’s image: Men, Women, Children, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Daughters, Sons, Grand-Parents, Cousins, Babies all perished senselessly, on the account of the keeping up the shiny external appearance of a dilapidated building, already in disrepair.

How much energy do you give to keeping up external appearances to the detriment of your life, even your soul? Would you rather spend millions of pounds, spend hours and hours of time and energy on what has no benefit to your soul? Are you wasting time building an edifice that will eventually fall? This can be applied to every area of life. It’s something to think about…think about it.

Right now, let us say a word of prayer for the families of those who were killed in the Grenfell Tower fire: May God Comfort them, may they have all the support and care they need at this time, may God wipe the tears of those who mourn and heal their pain, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Written by Ruth Dickson.

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Guard your Soul

Eternal Rest

God’s resting place will be excellent, heavenly and glorious (Isaiah 11:10). There is a promised place of rest. In this place there will be a greater glory, far greater than the tabernacles and ordinances of the past.

“Let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.” Be careful to resist what is harmful to your soul. Remember what your Father in Heaven has promised you.

The gospel shall be preached in all nations. The Jews, as well as the Gentiles, shall receive God’s Word and believe in the Messiah. A chosen people shall rejoice in the promises of God.

©️Ruth Dickson.

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Injustice Unchecked

Many years ago, I heard the story of rich man who got away with killing each of the several wives he married.

He reversed his car over his first wife, threw the second wife out of a window, strangled the third wife and drowned the fourth wife. None of the women received justice for the Rich man’s actions.

Despite the Rich man’s history of murder, he carried on with marrying and killing women with impunity. No one questioned or queried his actions, because of his wealthy status and high standing in society. It was over-looked. In some cases, the women who objected to being married to this fellow, were forced into it by friends and society, because of the rich man’s riches.

Greed is defined as a selfish and intense desire for something. When greed is allowed to overtake principles, it rips lives apart. Societies, homes, communities and even nations are destroyed, when eyes are closed and voices kept silent and mute against injustice.

Injustice must be challenged, regardless of the status of the perpetrator. Those who continue to carry out actions of injustice must be STOPPED, and not encouraged. It is the covetous heart; the gutted soul, that will keep silent in the face of injustice.

©️Ruth Dickson

At Ease❓

At Ease Without God

Is your life, or the life of anyone you know, at ease without God?

To live for this world is dangerous, it’s called worldliness. This world is no one’s final resting place. To have the right understanding or perspective of life on Earth, your eyes need to be open spiritually.

The natural mind does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” – 1 Corinthians 2:14

To walk in this life without discernment is like walking with your eyes blindfolded.

Child of God, The Helper, The Holy Spirit is with you always. Trust in Him to teach you His ways and give you, a new mind, a new heart, and an eternal perspective. Philippians 4:16 says,

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Have a blessed week.

©️ Ruth Dickson

The Children of God.

“As many as received Him”- John 1:12

Whoever receives Jesus Christ, whoever believes in His name: He gives the right to become a child of God. Whether Pharisee, Sadducee, learned, unlearned, male or female, to them He gave the privilege of sonship to God.

Who are those adopted into God’s family?

The family a person is born into does not qualify them as a “son of God.” The Church a person attends does not qualify them as a “son of God.” Only those who have become born again (they have received the new-birth) have been re-born into |God’s family. Only those who have been adopted into God”s family, can be called a true son or daughter of God. To them, He has given power to become a “son of God.”

You become a child of God by faith in Jesus Christ alone (Galatians 3:26). Whoever believes that Jesus is Christ, is born of God (1John 5:1). There is no sonship to God without living faith in Christ. Those who believe in the son of God are the true sons and daughters of God.

Come boldly before His throne of grace today. Receive Jesus Christ, accept Him with a willing heart today. Take Him as your personal Lord and saviour. . Rejoice and again I say, Rejoice

©️ Ruth Dickson.

The Final Entry

THE FINAL ENTRY – Matthew 7:24-27

When the final curtain is drawn, will you have lived for the applause of men?

Are you running your race to receive a perishable crown or an imperishable crown: a Crown of Righteousness?

The two builders:

The Bible states clearly that not everyone who says, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven. We deceive ourselves if we think everyone who says they are a Christian, is truly a believer in Jesus Christ. The day of judgement, will be a day of reckoning, a day of many shocking surprises. Many who thought they were living for Christ will be utterly confounded. The practices of works and religion will be exposed for what they really are and put to shame before the whole world. “I never knew you: depart from me” are the words that will meet the end of that show ( Matthew 7:21-23).

If you are a believer in Christ , you must judge your actions and your motives so you do not end up being judged and condemned by the Lord. Do you relish the applause of men or are your actions pure, sincere and real: pointing towards the Saviour?

Two hearers:

A wise person is one who hears and does something about it. A wise person will repent and turn around from building on rubble and sand. A wise person listens and takes action. James 1:22, describes this person as one who listens to the Word and does what it says. When trials come: sickness, betrayal, disappointments, scarcity, loss of any form, this person will stand. A building with a firm foundation is built by God (Hebrews 11:12). A soul anchored in Christ, though a storm rages and the wind blows, will be found standing.

A foolish person will hear, but discard and ignore what they have heard. A foolish person will hear the truth, disdain it and and just keep on building on sand. A building built on a faulty foundation will fall down.

What building materials are you building with?

It is possible for a true believer to waste his or her life building with hay and sand.. These are those whose works will be destroyed, but still be saved, howbeit by the skin of their teeth. The desire of every believer should be to enter triumphantly. It will be a glorious entry: the whole world will see it.

Christ endured the Cross to bring to himself a spotless bride, without spot or wrinkle. He paid such a high price for His bride. With this in mind, let us ask for the grace to build with the right materials.

May Jesus see the fruit of His sacrifice in our lives, Amen.

©Ruth Dickson

Freely given

God’s Free Gift

Salvation is the work of God and not the work of human hands. It can not be bought with money, good works or any other form of self-righteousness.

Salvation is free. Even a person’s Faith does not merit salvation, it is just the channel through which you receive what It is given freely, without cost or self-work.

The Holy Spirit is the One who persuades, enables us, to receive this Free Gift of Salvation.

If Salvation was dependent on self works, the situation would be completely hopeless. There is nothing anyone can possibly do to give themselves eternal life, it is sovereignly given by God.

Christ is the Author of Salvation. Those who believe in Him are saved. Honour Him with thanks giving today. Give Him the glory that is due His glorious name. Amen.

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©️ Ruth Dickson.

Heavenly Treasures Ministries

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The Rich Man and Lazarus

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Whether a person is Rich or Poor is not a sign of God’s pleasure or displeasure. In many cultures around the world, poverty or riches are presumed to be a sign of God’s approval or disapproval.

In Luke 16:19-31 you have the story of a Rich man who found himself in Hell and a Poor man who found himself resting on Abraham’s bosom in Heaven.

What the human mind esteems so highly may be an abomination in the eyes of God. The rich man in Luke 16 was:

“clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.” While the beggar, Lazarus, full of sores, only ate the crumbs from the rich man’s table. While the rich man lived, he showed no care or compassion for the poor. The poor man had nothing, but his close relationship with God. Luke 16:22.

While the Poor man rested in Abraham’s bosom, indicating eternal rest in Heaven, the Rich man was tormented in Hell, “Hades.” (Luke 16:23). The Rich man did not go to Hell because he was rich, but because he was covetous, uncharitable and obviously did not believe in God.

Salvation cannot be bought with money. Some of the richest people on this earth will find no place in Heaven. So let us be careful how we judge the external and outward look of a person. This can also be said of some of the poorest people as well. Whether poor or rich, a stranger to God, will find no place in Heaven.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,not of works, lest anyone should boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9

©️Ruth Dickson

Heavenly Treasures Ministries

Gihon Publishing

Dead Branches

Dead Branches – John 15:6

“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”

“Once saved, always saved.” It is possible for a Believer in Christ to be a withered branch, only good for the fire heap? I believe the verse John 15:6 is talking about people who wear a label, saying they are a Christian, but have no true conversion in their hearts. Matthew 7:31 says,

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.”

The reality is that on the last day there will be many surprises. People who you thought were branches, connected to the Vine … only to discover, they were simply occupying space… These are the “branches” that will be thrown into the fire. The Bible uses parables, and the imagery of nature, to help our understanding of spiritual things.

Staying connected to the Vine is the continual influence of Christ in our lives. It is “Abiding” in God’s Word, “Abiding” in God’s Love, “Abiding” with God’s Spirit.

Without the Abiding there is no close communion with God. Christ loves us, with the love of God and we must abide in His Love. The Spirit of God produces lasting fruit in our lives, so we must be in constant communion with the Spirit. Without the Spirit, we will walk in the wrong way. We must always abide in the Truth. It’s impossible for a branch – a living member of Body of Christ – not to bear fruit. “By their Fruits ye shall know them.” (Matthew 7:16).

©️ Ruth Dickson

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