TESTING


Testing is a normal part of growing up. You would not hand your car keys to a child without extensive testing of the rules of the road and practical experience of that very same knowledge. So it is with My children. You must first learn and memorize what My Word says. Then you must take the next step, and put it into practice.


The testing comes when you do the right thing, even though things may not turn out the way you had planned. Will you continue to believe and press in to obtain the promises? Or, will you shrink back in fear and unbelief, deciding that My Word is not true?


Will you develop patient endurance, and therefore, receive your inheritance? For My promises are "yes and amen", but they are only for those that believe and trust in My goodness. No matter what your circumstances or others say, it is those that believe that enter the promised land.


Therefore, believe and receive. My greatest joy is to be believed. For surely that is when you really pass the test; not only knowing My Word but believing and obeying it.


Psalm 11:4 Modern English Version (MEV)

The Lord is in His holy temple, His throne is in heaven; His eyes see, His eyes examine mankind.


Psalm 26:2 New English Translation (NET)

Examine me, O Lord, and test me. Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives.

Hebrews 4:1-3 The Message (MSG)

1-3 For as long, then, as that promise of resting in him pulls us on to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified. We received the same promises as those people in the wilderness, but the promises didn’t do them a bit of good because they didn’t receive the promises with faith. If we believe, though, we’ll experience that state of resting. But not if we don’t have faith. Remember that God said, Exasperated, I vowed, “They’ll never get where they’re going, never be able to sit down and rest.”


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