I received emails from several different people this week who were fighting some battles, and I sent them these quotes as an encouragement during their trials. I thought I might as well share them with all of you as well. I trust they will be a blessing to you.

-Nathan Bryant

Someone come the other day, said somebody had said something bad about me and–and accused me of something that was wrong. And I said, “Oh forget it.”
Said, “How can you take it like that? That involves your family. That…”
I said, “Oh, my.” I said, “That was predestinated before the foundation of the world to give me a trial. I said, “Why, my, my, my. Sure, so that’s all right.”
Said, “How do you do it?”
I said, “If I looked right down this way, I’d be falling all the time.”

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We ask for comfort and peace; God gives us the best He could give us: trials and tribulations. That’s better than comfort and peace. Our comforts is just beyond the river.
It wasn’t until the Hebrew children was forced into the fiery furnace, on one of their most outstanding trials, that they seen One like the Son of God stand among them. Their troubles produced the Son of God standing among them in the breezes to wave away the heat wave. But not until they went into the fire did that Comforter appear.

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And why does God let troubles come? God harnesses trouble, puts bits in its mouth, and makes it obey Him, and those troubles bring us into a closer fellowship with God.

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Every Christian believer has to be pushed into those trials. Every Christian believer has to be put on the ash heap, so that he can come forth with an experience, “I know my Redeemer liveth.”

Shame on you, who profess to be a Christian and rely on such things for joy when the Holy Ghost Gospel is nothing but one great big powerhouse of joy. The Holy Ghost Gospel is a perfect intoxication for every man what’s got the blues. You’ll take a drink of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, be filled with the Holy Ghost you’re drunk until you leave this world. Amen. Joy unspeakable and full of glory… There’s a constant stimulation. It’s a constant intoxication: drunk day and night. Amen. That’s the Word of God.

Now, on this last verse, let’s sing it with bowed hearts now: Take the Name of Jesus with you as a shield from every snare. And when temptations around you gather, these things of Satan’s kingdom (See, see?) just breathe that Holy Name in prayer, that’s all; then walk away. It works. I’ve tried it. Just believe it, now, ’cause it will work, just breathe His Holy Name in prayer.

Remember Jesus. When the barrel gets empty at the house, and there’s no more flour, remember Jesus. When the doctor says there’s no more chance, remember Jesus. When the devil is tempting you; as we sing our dismissing song, “When temptations around us gather, breathe that holy Name in prayer.”

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