28 October 2019


By John Ollis

It has been some 10 days since I have written a blog, I have been quite unwell with lots of fLu symptoms, but I am at last starting to feel human again, and my mind and thinking is starting to clear. It is so much harder to pray when you feel your head is full of cotton wool. I have mentioned a few times how much I have been blest as I have listened to the Brooklyn Tabernacle choir sing “He’s been faithful”. This song has constantly been in my spirit during these last 10 days, and I have simply had to be like a little child and  lean back into God’s everlasting arms Deut. 33:27 NKJV The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
When we came to faith we may have had quoted to us 1 John 1:9, the AMP N.T. says If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just TRUE TO HIS OWN NATURE AND PROMISES) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].
I have highlighted the words “true to His own nature and promises” ands it is the nature of God I want to highlight In this blog. In the context of 1 John 1:9 as Believers we get so frustrated with ourselves when we fail the Lord and need to come to Him in repentance, and sometimes our human reasoning will come into play and we can think, “I have failed the Lord so often, He will wipe His hands of me and not forgive me”, thank God for His consistent nature, and He keep on forgiving, and seeking to give us the revelation not only of His grace to forgive us, but His grace to enable us to live above sin.
I am reminded of King David’s words today in Psalm 13:5 NLT But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. Like David, we just need to sit down and contemplate the awesome fact that GOD’S LOVE TO US HAS BEEN UNFAILING AND TOTALLY CONSISTENT. What an awesome unchanging God we have.
The Prophet Isaiah in 25:1 NKJV tells us O Lord, You are my God. I will exult you, I will praise Your Name, for You have done wonderful things, YOUR COUNSELS OF OLD ARE FAITHFULNESS AND TRUTH.   Our God is consistently faithful to us Hallelujah.
King David declares in Psalm 54:4 NLT how God wonderfully SUSTAINS US, But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive.   I don’t know about you, but I am now at an age where I thank God every day for every breathe I breath, and for every new day, and every opportunity and door He opens up for me.
In Deut. 31:8 NLT, we have this glorious promise Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Our God goes ahead, at the same time He is with us, HE WILL NEVER FAIL US OR ABANDON US.  I think we can shout this awesome truth from the roof tops.
I do trust this simple blog has blest you today, I do pray you will meditate on the various scriptures I have recorded, and with the Lord’s help  do as the writer to Hebrews challenges and encourages us in Heb. 10:23 NLT Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for GOD CAN BE TRUSTED TO KEEP HIS PROMISE.