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Vol. 10 / Issue 20 / June 19 2008

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He shall bring it to pass!

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Through the Valley of Death & other Books
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By Sherly Isaac

Last week Tim Russert the well-known journalist collapsed and died while on work. In a split second life was gone. Isn’t it true that our lives are very short, today it is and tomorrow will not be. Psalmist says in Psa 90:10, “The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Also in Psa 144:4, “Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.”

Some more verses talk about the fragility of our lives. In Psalms 78:39, “For He remembered that they were but flesh, A breath that passes away and does not come again.” And in Psa 104:29, “You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.”

Yes, this is our life. We are not in this world for forever but for a short period of time. Solomon who wrote the words of wisdom in Eccl 12:6-7 says, “Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, Or the golden bowl is broken, Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, Or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it.”

We do not know when our lives will end and before it ends we need to meet God. We need to receive forgiveness of our sins so that we could meet our creator and live always in heaven. Jesus said in John 5:24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”

Our souls are dead because of sin and sin has separated us from God. With all our sins we cannot stand before God. But if we confess our sins to Jesus and repent from it, He is ready to forgive and forget our sins. For this very purpose He came in this world and shed His precious blood on the cruel cross so that we could come out of our sins and find eternal life.

His everlasting life is available for us today. Just come to Him and surrender your life to Him. No matter how many and how big may be the sins you might have committed, He will forgive and forget all your sins and will give you a new life.

He shall bring it to pass!

By Sherly Isaac

Psa 37:4-5, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”

J. Hudson Taylor was a missionary to China. He was born in 1832. In a very young age he came to Christ and gave his life to Jesus when he was just fifteen years old. God put a desire in his heart to serve in China as a missionary. In those days there were very few books about mission work in China. He came to know that his Congregational minister of his native town had one book and so he asked to lend him that book. He gladly gave that book to Hudson Taylor and asked him why he wanted to read that book. Hudson told him that God had called him to spend his life in missionary service in that land. He inquired, "And how do you propose to go there?" Hudson replied, “I do not know; probably I need to do as the Twelve and the Seventy had done in Judea —go without purse or script, relying on Him who had called me to supply all my need.” Placing his hand upon Hudson’s shoulder, the minister replied, "Ah, my boy, as you grow older, you will get wiser than that. Such an idea did very well in the days when Christ Himself was on earth, but not now."

He wrote further in his book, “I have grown older since then, but not wiser. I am more than ever convinced that if we were to take the directions of our Master and the assurances He gave to His first disciples more fully as our guide, we should find them to be just as suited to our times as to those in which they were originally given.”

Well, after reading the book about China mission he understood that medical mission would be the most helpful thing to serve in China. So he started studying in a medical school.

Once he was sewing together some sheets of paper to take notes of the lectures and accidentally he pricked the first finger of his right hand and forgot about it. The next day at the hospital he continued dissecting as before. The body was that of a person who had died of fever, and was more than usually disagreeable and dangerous. Hudson says, “I need scarcely say that those of us who were at work upon it dissected with special care, knowing that the slightest scratch might cost us our lives. Before the morning was far advanced I began to feel very weary, and while going through the surgical wards at noon was obliged to run out, being suddenly very sick — a most unusual circumstance with me, as I took but little food and nothing that could disagree with me. After feeling faint for some time, a draught of cold water revived me, and I was able to rejoin the students. I became more and more unwell, however, and ere the afternoon lecture on surgery was over found it impossible to hold the pencil and continue taking notes. By the time the next lecture was through, my whole arm and right side were full of severe pain, and I was both looking and feeling very ill.

Finding that I could not resume work, I went into the dissecting room to bind up the portion I was engaged upon and put away my apparatus, and said to the demonstrator, who was a very skilful surgeon, "I cannot think what has come over me," describing the symptoms. "Why," said he, "what has happened is clear enough: you must have cut yourself in dissecting, and you know that this is a case of malignant fever." I assured him that I had been most careful, and was quite certain that I had no cut or scratch. "Well," he replied, "you certainly must have had one;" and he very closely scrutinized my hand to find it, but in vain. All at once it occurred to me that I had pricked my finger the night before, and I asked him if it were possible that a prick from a needle, at that time, could have been still unclosed. His opinion was that this was probably the cause of the trouble, and he advised me to get a hansom, drive home as fast as I could, and arrange my affairs forthwith. "For," he said, "you are a dead man."”

Hudson further writes, “My first thought was one of sorrow that I could not go to China; but very soon came the
feeling, "Unless I am greatly mistaken, I have work to do in China, and shall not die." I was glad, however, to take the opportunity of speaking to my medical friend, who was a confirmed skeptic as to things spiritual, of the joy that the prospect of perhaps soon being with my Master gave me; telling him at the same time that I did not think I should die, as, unless I were much mistaken, I had work to do in China; and if so, however severe the struggle, I must be brought through. "That is all very well," he answered, "but you get a hansom and drive home as fast as you can. You have no time to lose, for you will soon be incapable of winding up your affairs."

I smiled a little at the idea of my driving home in a hansom, for by this time my means were too exhausted to allow of such a proceeding, and I set out to walk the distance if possible. Before long, however, my strength gave way, and I felt it was no use to attempt to reach home by walking. Availing myself of an omnibus from Whitechapel Church to Farringdon Street, and another from Farringdon Street onwards, I reached, in great suffering, the neighborhood of Soho Square, behind which I lived. On going into the house I got some hot water from the servant, and charging her very earnestly — literally as a dying man — to accept eternal life as the gift of God through Jesus Christ, I bathed my head and lanced my finger, hoping to let out some of the poisoned blood. The pain was very severe; I fainted away, and was for some time unconscious, so long that when I came to myself I found that I had been carried to bed…

Hudson survived but he had to go through very hard struggle. After many weeks of treatment and suffering great pain he recovered. Yet he was clinging to life and in his heart he knew for sure that he had work to do in China. Thought and prayer had satisfied him that he was not going to die, but that there was indeed a work for him to do in China. Days and nights of suffering passed slowly by; but at length, after several weeks he was sufficiently restored to leave his room; and then he learned that two men, though not from the London Hospital, who had had dissection wounds at the same time as himself, had both succumbed, while he was spared in answer to prayer to work for God in China.

It was not the first or the last time that he suffered, his hopes failing but there were many occasions when he felt completely hopeless. In his first trip to China, his ship was about to land on the shores where cannibals lived. He and all the people in the ship were in great danger of being killed by cannibals, but God once again answered his and his friend’s prayer and sent wind so that ship could turn away from the cannibals.

A day came in his life when he landed in China, the task that seemed completely impossible. But because he trusted in God, because he relied in God, God did bring it to pass. He faced severe trials and yet God did not allow his dreams of going to China die neither allowed him to die but brought his dreams to pass. Hudson Taylor founded the China Inland Mission which at his death included 205 mission stations with over 800 missionaries, and 125,000 Chinese Christians.

One man who trusted in God, with His faithfulness, could not only go to that strange land but also could work for God and win many souls for Him.

Probably everything is going in opposite direction for you, probably all hopes have faded away, but there is a God who will bring your dreams to come to pass. If your trust is in Him, He will make it possible for you. Just look to Him, He will not let you down.

Through the Valley of Death & other Books

As many of you know that in the year 2005, our dad was very sick even unto death. God miraculously healed him. We have compiled it in a book form. I sure believe that it will inspire you and encourage you greatly.

This book is available for purchase at JasmineCorp Store

Also read these two books by Sherly Isaac "Allah and Elohim - Are they the same God" Available at JasmineCorp Store, and "Is Jesus God?" Available at JasmineCorp Store,

Both books compares the Bible and the Quran and read eye opening facts about Jesus, God of the Bible, Allah and Islamic faith. I am sure that you want to read this.

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