The sign of Jonah is a good one for the elect for it points to the fact that Jesus' resurrection secures theirs as well.
We can overcome fears. We can overcome distractions. We can overcome pride. We can overcome distractions and detractors. We can come to Jesus because He has given us the faith to do so.
Living below in this old sinful world, Hardly a comfort can afford; Striving alone to face temptation sore,Where could I go but to the Lord? Where could I go? Oh, where could I go Seeking a refuge for my soul? Needing a friend to save me in the end, Where could I go but to the Lord?
If you are now or have ever been part of Christ, then you were placed there by God the Father when He gave you to His Son. And never forget, just a few verses before this Jesus said, "I will never cast you out!"
Rather than being upset that we have no control, perhaps we should be thankful that God is fully in control, and we are safe in His love.
We cannot help Him. We cannot stop Him. We just get blessed!
God has done everything that a person dead in sins cannot do. He has made them alive in Christ. A person that still refuses to follow without God moving first just doesn't get it.
Let us each lay aside our personal preferences for what we think church ought to be and try to get back to the principles and practices of the early church.
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. Matthew 14:32-33 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond … Continue reading Imperfect Discipleship
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to … Continue reading IF