II Corinthians 4:1: The very first key to faithful ministry is to make a real heartfelt commitment to never quit, though we will become weary and at times we will feel like quitting. If you stop laborin,g you will stop seeing fruit (Galatians 6:9). If our ministry is not worth working ourselves to exhaustion, nothing is (II Corinthians 12:15).
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Genesis 16:1-12: Here we have the birth of the Arab nations and promise to be a warring nation against the rest of the world (Genesis 16:12).
Genesis 17:15-21: Israel is to be God’s covenant nation, not the Ishmaelite's; but they are promised to be a great nation consisting of twelve princes (Genesis 17:20). All Arab nations come from Ishmael (Genesis 16:10).
Genesis 21:9-21: The Ishmaelite's were antagonistic against Israel fro birth (Genesis 21:9 and 16:4).
But the Twelve never got out of Jerusalem with their evangelism. Israel wad never converted, and the world was never reached. Israel was seat aside for a time as God's channel of blessing to this world (Romans 11:8-10).
What about Israel's God-Given Commission to reach the world?
In Mark 16:15-18: Christ Jesus gave a commission to the Eleven Apostles (Mark 16:14). This Commission was ultimately to not only the Eleven, but to Israel. As Israel carried out this Commission, they were to be safe, guarded against harm and disease, and have the ability to speak in other tongues or languages.
In Luke 24:46-49: The Eleven receive the Commission as well, but there they are told to tarry (wait) for empowerment from on high (a divine supernatural ability) to carry out God's Commission to them.
Matthew 1:18-25 - The incarnation was necessary first and foremost so the God could be with us (Matthew 1:23). The incarnation made is possible for God to become one of us. God as a man was hungry (Luke 4:1-4). As a man He suffered loneliness (Matthew 26:39-45), and temptation (Hebrews 4:15). Through the incarnation God walked in our shoes. God fulfilled a desire to know us intimately due to His tremendous love for us.
Hebrews 10:10 - It is God's will that we are made holy only through Christ's work on the cross. (John 3:14)
He died one time for all men. He bore the sins of all men.
What defense could be offered for that multitude of sin? (John 19:9-11)
Hebrews 10:11 - The effect of the earthly priests work was temporary. Hebrews 10:1-4: The sacrificial system only covered the sin. They had to be offered again and again and again.
I Corinthians 10:12 - We must never let our guard down! Any believer can fall into serious sin if they are not very careful.
This is due to who and what we are (Job 15:14-16 and 25:4-6).
Don't think for a moment that you are the one good one (Ecclesiastes 7:20).
There are no good ones (Romans 3:10).
Romans 1:18 - God is angered by the suppression of the truth. There are many who suppress the truth in order to legitimize lies.
Romans 1:19-20 - The existence of God and His function as the Creator is clearly evident from a thorough examination of our world and all that is in it.
Romans 1:21-22 - The inexcusable failure to acknowledge God as the Creator and Source of all that is results in a dismissal of any obligation to be thankful. It is a foolish notion put forth by those who hold down and suppress the real truth.