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When She Received

Adult Sunday School 10/16/22 – Brother Mark Davis

Welcome to the Lord’s house. Amen. Amen. Brother Gary and I’m glad to be here, but it is good to be here and thank the good Lord for his blessings, watching over us this week, protecting us, keeping us safe, giving us the privilege and opportunity together as a church family one more time on this side of eternity. What a blessing that is. Amen. We’re grateful for that. I know there’s many that would like to be here with us this morning, but can’t. So we pray for them. And we that can be here this morning rejoice because God’s given us health to be here and given us the opportunity we could live in a third world country that doesn’t permit us together like we were gathering this morning. So I’m glad that we’re here. I’m glad you’re here and I’m looking forward to what the Lord has for us this morning and I hope you are as well. We’ve been studying through Hebrews chapter number eleven and what a good study it has been. I enjoyed what we looked at last week and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve looked at this week. I think you’ll get some help out of it. In Hebrews chapter number eleven, we’ll look at one verse, Hebrews eleven and 31. We’ll talk about rahab this morning. So you can take I hope your Bible is there and then go find Joshua, chapter number two. And we’ll go back and look at some things and we’ll see what’s set up Hebrews 1131 as we’re looking together to scriptures. But let’s take just a moment and pray and ask God’s blessings upon the reading of his word. Our Father in heaven, we thank you again for the opportunity to gather on this side of eternity one more time as a church family. Thank you for our church, thank you for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you for how you loved us when nobody else loved us. You cared for us when no man cared for our soul. Thank you for reaching further down than we could ever reach up. Lord, thank you for giving us the opportunity again to serve you and to worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Father, I pray this morning, you know each heart, you know each need, you know my heart. Lord, I ask you to empty me of myself, prepare me, cleanse me and purge me, Father, that the word of God might speak through your spirit to each and every heart, Father, and I pray that we’ll all be attentive and listen, that our hearts and minds will be in tune with the word of God. Father, I pray that you’ll open our hearts, help see our needs, encourage each one that’s discouraged. Father, I pray that you’ll bless their hearts, their homes, their families, those that are listing by way of livestream. Father, I pray you’ll encourage them and you’ll help them, Lord. Let them know we love them, we’re praying for them. And Father, most of all, thank you for Jesus, thank you for that great gift of salvation. Thank you Lord, for the privilege to be here this morning. Bless our pastor in the next hour. Encourage him, let him know that you love him. Lord, I pray you just put your arms around about him listening up close to thee in Jesus name, amen. Hebrews eleven, verse 31. The Bible says by faith the harlot rehab perished not with them that believed not when she’d received despise with peace. So titled this morning’s lesson, when she received because I think that whole verse centers around the fact that she received the spies. And Jacob and Jacob can tell you that Wednesday night we talked about the three groups of people that are represented in that pastor scripture. There are number one, there’s rehab. Then the Bible tells us about them that believed not. There’s the second group of people. Then we see the spies, the third group of people, and we’ll touch on that later on in the Sunday school lesson. But that’s not the focus this morning. But a whole verse. I think. Centers around the fact when she received when she received. As I said earlier. What a great lesson last week was about the fall of the walls of Jerry Co and how they felt completely down. And how the fact that they fell down there was an after they had obeyed the word of God. After they had followed direction. After they did what the Lord told them to do and how they told and how he told them to do what they did. After that’s, when the walls fell down and we talked about the obstacles that come up in our life, the trials, the tribulations, the hardships, the things that we face, the struggles that we have, and how they seem to be an insurmountable task. Like the Israelites looking at Jericho. Maybe. How are we going to overcome this, how we’re going to go through this? We don’t know exactly what the end result will be, but we know who’s in control. Amen. And we were reassured last week, looking in the scripture, that there’s going to be an after. When you’re looking at those walls of Jericho in your life that seem insurmountable, just know this there’s going to be an after. There’s going to be an after. The walls will come tumbling down. Everything’s going to be all right one way or the other. Amen. And that right, brother Bill. One way and that’s going to be all right. And the brother, amen. Brother Bill reminds me that every time he comes to the store, it’s going to be all right. He tells my guys all the time he’s going to be alright. Why is old man told him that one time, it’ll be alright. The walls of Jericho will come tumbling down, may not come down the way they thought they would, may not be in our time, maybe, not in our plan, but in God’s plan and in God’s time. Amen. So what a lesson that really helped me and encouraged me. And I hope it did you as well. And this week’s lesson kind of follows right along those same lines. Happens about the same time frame as the walls came down. Within a week, two weeks, a month, two months, we have these fires going in and Rehab receiving them into our home. So in order for us to truly, I think, understand what we’ve read here in Hebrews, chapter eleven and verse 31, let’s go back to Joshua, chapter two and verse number one and just kind of look at some things and kind of bring ourselves up to speed a little bit. We all know these accounts. We’ve all heard this account in Sunday school. We all heard how Rahab hid Despise up in the roof of her home. We’ve known this story all of our life. Let’s just look at it together and be reminded of some things. The Bible says in Joshua, chapter two and verse one that Joshua, the son of Nun, sent out a shining two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went and they came into a harlot’s house named Rehab and lodged there. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying behold, there came men hither tonight of the children of Israel to search out the country. The King of Jericho is sent into the Rehab, saying bring forth the men that have come to thee which are entered in thine house for they be come to search out all the country. And the woman took the two men and hid them and said thus there came men unto me, but I wish not whence they were. And it came to pass about the time of shutting the gate when it was dark that the men went out. Whether the men went out what not pursue after them quickly, for ye shall overtake them. But she had brought them up to the roof of the house and hid them with the stalks of flax when she had laid which she had laid an order upon the roof. And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan, to the forge. And as soon as they were which pursued after them were going out, they shut the gate. And before they were legged down, she came up unto them upon the roof. And she said to them in I know that the Lord hath given you the land and I know that your terror has fallen upon us. And I know that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. Listen to this verse for we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt. You know this woman who’s a harlot knows more than some of our scientific scholars know today. She said she recognized. We know how God dried up the Red Sea for you. Amen. Thank you, Mr. Rehab, for reporting to us what our scientific community today won’t seem to accept. Amen. But we know, we have heard how the Lord dried up the water, the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt and what ye did unto the two king of the amirites that were on the other side of Jordan Sion, whom ye utterly destroyed. And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts did melt. Neither did there remain any more courage than any man because of you. For the Lord your God, he is is. Look at what Rahab the heart says. She says he is God in heaven above and he is God in earth beneath a man. Now therefore. Now therefore, for that reason, I pray you swear unto me by the Lord, since I have shown you kindness that you will also show kindness to my father’s house and give me a true token. Hey, I like that, don’t you? A true token. Thank God we have a true token.

She goes on to saying that you will save a life my father, my mother, my brother and my sisters and all that they have and deliver our lives from death. And let me answer to her our life for yours if ye utter not this our business and it shall be when the Lord hath given us the land that we will deal kindly and truly with thee. Then she let them down by accord through the window. For her house was upon the town wall and she dwelt upon the wall. And she said, then get you to the mountains as the pursuers meet you and hide yourselves there three days until the pursuers be returned and afterward may you go your way. And the men said her, we will be blameless of this thy notes with thou hast made us swear. Behold, when we come into the land thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread. There is the token

thou shalt bind this time charlotte thread in the window which thou didst let us down by and shall bring thy father, thy mother, thy brethren and all thy father’s household home unto thee. And it shall be that who swears shall go out thy doors and thy house in the street. His blood shall be upon his head and we will be guiltless. And whosoever shall be with thee in the house his blood shall be on your head if any hand be upon him. And if thou utter this our business then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear. And she said, according to your word, so be it. So she sent them away and they departed. And she bound the star line in the window. Now, as I’m reading this, I’m thinking about something. Look at that with me. And as she sent them away, they departed. She bound the scarlet line in the window. So that scarlet line was in the window from the day that the spies left until the day that after the walls came to death. Have you been by Rahab’s house? Have you been by the walls? What in the world is that scarlet line hanging from her window? I know what it is. You know what it is, but it was there. I want you to think about something. Just think about some you were here last week’s Sunday school lesson. Think about that scarlet line being there in that window from the time they left until the time that the walls came tumbling down. All that time period, whether it be a week, it would be two weeks, whether it be a month, whether it be two months. That line was there. That scarlet thread was there, obviously indicating that that was the household of rehab. Indicating that that was the house that was protected. Bless the Lord. Hallelujah. Amen. Indicating that that was the house that was to be separed. Amen. Hallelujah. Thank you for the scarlet thread. Bless the Lord. Hallelujah. Amen. Indicating these things, but all the time it was there. Now, why is that important? Want you to think about something. We’ll get into it and I’ll share it with you. And I believe it will be a help to you. They went, they came to the mountain about three days until the pursuit returned. The pursuer stopped them throughout all the way, but found the knot. So the two men returned and descended from the mountain and passed over and came to Joshua, the son of Dunk, and told him all things that befed them. And they said to Joshua, truly the Lord hath delivered into our hands all the land. For even all that happens in this country do faint because of us. So as we read that story of rehab, I want you to note something about rehab many of us can relate to. Rehab right where we’ve all been. If you’re here and you’re saved by the grace of God, you know what it is to be on the outside. Amen. And you now you know what it is to be on the inside of that great picture of grace. Amen. And how God saved you, how God loves you, how God protects you, how God takes care of you, how God meets you each and every need, how good God’s been to us. Amen. We know that, but we also noticed this about rehab’s story this morning. Rehab’s account. I like to say account because story sounds fictitious and we know that this account actually took place. So I’m going to use the words to say this account. We know this account of Rahab’s story very well, but it’s a story, I think, of courage and of faith. Took a lot of courage to keep that scarlet line hanging from her window from the day those spies left until the day that the walls fell down. Before those spies came into the country, there were days, months, years. There was no Scarlet Thread hanging from her window wall. But then, after the spies left, that Scarlett Thread hung there for a week, two weeks, a month, two months, however long, until the walls fell down. And he said, Brother Mark, why is that such a big deal? Because there was something different in Rehab’s life, and obviously a great picture of Grace there with Rehab. Amen. But not only was there something different about Rahab’s life, but Rehab now had a mark upon her. She was being watched by the warriors, by the guardsmen, by the centurions, by the soldiers, by the people in law enforcement, whatever you want to say. But those guards, those people, those warriors now marked her house. Now she’s become a target, so to speak. Now she’s being watched because that Scarlet Thread was no longer there before, but now it’s there. There were two spies that came into town and we believe they went to her house, but we couldn’t find them, so we don’t know. So now, when I say Graham is a story of courage and of faith, I think you start to understand how much courage and faith it took to drop that scarlet rope, thread, line, cord, whatever it may have been, from her window for others to see, it took a mark of courage. Her family was in imminent danger. No doubt they had been watched by the community and by the law and order of that time. We can be confident she experienced some sort of fear and maybe some sort of concern for her life and for others that lived in her household. I believe that she probably had the suspicions of the guards and the folks in the city there that kind of kept an eye on things of what went on, because that Scarlet Thread what did that Scarlet thread mean? Those two spies were just here. What did that scarlet thread mean? I wonder, you think about the time period that passed when those walls came down and that scarlet thread was hung from the window. I wonder what things went through her mind, what thoughts she had, as it was maybe not unusual with her profession for men to come in and out of her house at one point in her life, probably not that suspicious. But there was something different about what was going on now when the walls came tumbling down. I wonder we think about those walls came tumbling down and all that happened during that time period. Think about this with me, if you will, before the walls came down and that thread, that rope and all that was hanging there, she was in her home. The six days that the nation of Israel marched around those walls, she was in her home on that last day when they marched around the walls and there was a huge shout and the walls came tumbling down, so if you and I could put ourselves in her place this morning, what thoughts would be going through your mind? Well, some would say, well, bless God. I know what being my mind. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. I’d have faith in God. I hear you. I hope so. However, I’m a little more human than you are. I have concerns. I hear that the army is approaching. I know. I’m the one that hit Despise. I know. I’m the one that has a Charlotte thread hanging out my window. I know. I’m the one that if anything goes bad, they’re going to come to my door first. I know. I heard the stories of how God parted the Red Sea. We heard that. I mean, there was a day when the soldiers when the men had come from off the field and reported how this huge nation of people had left Egypt or how this great miracle of the waters part of we heard that story. Now, let me ask you a question. How long ago was that story rehab? Well, I know it was at least 40 years because they wanted it in the wilderness for 40 years. I know it was probably 40 years in a few months. How old are you, Rehab? Well, I told the teen class I didn’t how old rehab was, really. At her age, she could have been in her twenty s. Thirty s? Forty s. Fifty s. It didn’t matter, really. But she heard the story and she believed the account. She trusted the account. She said, that same God that parted the waters, that same God that allowed his children to wander in the wilderness for 40 years we’ve heard the story. We don’t know what they’re doing in the wilderness for 40 years, but they’re there. And in just a short period of time ago, the Jordan River was parted and they walked across on dry land. Do you remember that? We studied that together, didn’t we? They walked across on dry land and they built a memorial. They’re coming. They’re coming. The two spies enter her house. They let down the guard. She lets down the scarlet thread that the guards have come in. They’ve looked. They search the house. They’re suspicious of them. They leave town. They’re looking for these two men. So she knows there’s a lot going on. Her world could have been in turmoil. I report to you again this morning. This is a woman of courage and a woman of faith. Listen, I can’t tell you for sure I can’t put myself inside of her head and what she was thinking, but I know what I’d be thinking. I’d be a little nervous. You ever heard the old expression, like a cat on a hot tin roof? I’m trusting the Lord. Still a little anxious. Amen. That’d be me. Of course I’m human. I’m not probably as saved as everybody else. So I have a little fear, doubt sometimes. Don’t trust the Lord. Completely like I should. And by the way, you don’t either. And I know that we’re all human. We all have these same thoughts. So here she is. She’s wondering what’s going to take place, what’s going to happen. But she has faith in a great God, and she’s seen what this great God has done and she know what this great God is capable of doing. And so she’s trusting. But there was a period of time from the day that she let down that scarlet rope until the day that the walls fell down and she was actually in the arms of safety. I’m sure there was some discouragement, probably some fear, probably a little bit of uncertainty. So you see, remember last week’s lesson was about after the walls fell down. There’s a period of time when we’re looking at our Jericho. There’s a period of time when we’re in our Jericho. There’s a period of time when the walls are still standing tall and we’ve got all the forces of evil maybe looking at us and focusing upon us and all the trials and the tribulations. It seems as if the morning will never come. There will always be an after. You say, Brother Mark, my sickness is incurable. Don’t lose faith. There’s an after. There’s an after. It’s okay. What I see, I see you here, you’re dressed, everybody looks nice. They’re sure some of you are smiling, some of you are not, but that’s okay. It’s the same faces we see every Sunday. Amen. At least I see some smiling faces here when I go to work on Monday morning, I never see any smiling faces. Amen. Less his brother Bill coming in early in the morning, he’s just happy to be there and get a cup of coffee. Amen. But you’re here this morning, you’re dressed, you look nice, you’re worshiping the Lord. And we see the reality we can touch and see and everything around us. And we lose sight, though, that there’s more to this life than what we’re living right now. There is an after, Gary. There is a heaven. There’s a better life than you’ve got right now. Amen. You think about all the things you’re going through right now. You think about all the hardships that Rehab. I know it’s hard. Day by day by day by day. The soldiers are walking by. They’re checking it out. They’re looking at you. There’s a lot of worry. There’s a lot of concern. But one day the walls will come tumbling down. Amen. One day your walls will come, no matter what it is. They’ll be an after. There’ll be an after. I’m not going to teach last week’s Sunday lesson, but I want you to see how Rehab could have probably did have a little bit of concern about her life day after day. And it was a period of time. It just wasn’t like we read that story. Whoo. We read that in five minutes. Hallelujah. No, these were seven days. These were 24 hours days. Seven days, a week, forever. How long it took from that scarlet thread was dropped until the walls fell down day after day. Were there nights that she went to bed? Was concerned about what would happen tomorrow? Probably she’s human. Would this God that I put my faith, my hope and my confidence let me down? You and I can report he’s on the way. You and I can report that what was she thinking? Probably the same things you and I’d be thinking. But I believe she could lay down and go to sleep every night. You know why there was a scarlet thread hanging outside with there’s more to this life than what you see. There’s a heaven. There’s home. There’s a home waiting on us. There’s hope. You see, my home is not in Beckley. I reside in Bekley. My home where I grew up all my life is in Richwood. I know a lot of people don’t know where that’s at. Somebody accidentally dropped a pencil on the map, said, oh, well named that Rich Wood. That’s what that is. That’s where I got most of my familiarity. I love to go back, I love to visit, I love to be that’s what I call my home. But that’s not where I’m headed. That’s not my home. And as fondly as you might remember your home place growing up as a child and your memories of your mom, your dad, your loved ones, your grandparents, your friends, your family, as fondly as you might remember, though, think about this with me. There’s going to be a glide reunion day. Amen. We get to the other side. Heaven is where our hope is. Heaven is where our home is. So while there may be days of discouragement, days of doubt and days of fear rehab, hang on. Amen. Help is on the way. The army’s coming. They’re going to march around. They’ll go back six times. They’ll do that on the 7th day. There’ll be a shout when that shout takes place. The walls will come thumbing down. Yes, the army will come in. Yes, the warriors will come in. Yes, you’ll see bloodshed in the streets, but your home will be protected. Amen. Because you’re trusting in that God. So I give you hope this morning. I give you encouragement that as Rehab experienced this the reality in her life, you and I can experience the same in our life. Just trust the Lord. Amen. Now let me see if I can get back into the lesson because I’ve kind of scattered it, shotgun it, so we’ll see where we’re at. She recognized the God of heaven and earth. And the Charlotte Thread was assigned to be given to the soldiers when they took the city of Jericho, not to harm any of the household. Her and her family were not saved because of anything that she did. They weren’t saved because they took the spies in they weren’t saved because they hung the Charlotte thread out. You know why their family was saved? Because she had faith in God, not of works. Lest any man should boast your salvation. My salvation is thy faith. Anything that good comes into your life is because of God. God does good things in our life. God brings good things in our life. Our faith, our hope, our confidence should always be in God. No matter if it’s in times of fear, intrepidation, or if we’re scared what tomorrow is going to bring, but or in the good times when we’ve crossed the Red Sea, when we’ve crossed the Jordan River, our faith should always be in the same God. Because the same God, the part of the Red Sea, the same God, the part of the Jordan River is the same God that will deliver us until the army leaves the town of Jericho. Rehab said amen. Now, she didn’t really say that, but I’m in her heart of hearts, she’s thinking after the city, the walls fell down and the army leaves and her house is safe. I’m sure she said, Boy, ain’t God good? Amen. And you and I can stand along with her and say God is good in the good times and in the bad times, God’s still good. So we’ve seen, number one, that courage. Rehab had courage. But I want you to notice this about Rahab, too. Not only did she have courage, not only did she have courage, but she had great faith in her Lord. But I think her faith and her courage in the Lord not only came because of what she had heard, but what she saw in those spies. You say how sober, Mark? That’s kind of crazy. Well, if it’s so crazy, Jacob, then why were the spies mentioned in that verse? The Bible tells us look at the verse. By faith, the Harlem Rehab perished not with him that believed, not when she’d received the spies with peace. Three groups were there. Number one. We see rehab. Number two, I called him the Jerichoeaans. I didn’t know what else to call him. So if that’s wrong, forgive me. Jericho Heights, then habitat of the city of Jericho. I’ll put it like that. We’ll call them Jerichoeaans. It’s simpler. So you have Rehab, the Jerichoeaans, and then you have the spies. So what, Brother Mark, do you think those spies brought to the table? Well, I think those spies had a charge of the war. They knew that God had told him to go into this. Or could God have told Joshua, send the spies into the spies, go into the city? Probably not the place where they wanted to be. Those two men were part of the nation that was encamped right outside the Jerry cows. Those two men came in and did not come in undetected. They had been watched. No, they had been watched. But we read in that scripture. How did the guys. When the soldiers come into Greyhab’s House, know what their purpose was. So they knew the men’s purpose for being there. They knew the men’s purpose for being there. They knew the Israelites they don’t look like us, Jerichoeans or something different about them. So they’re strangers. There’s a whole host of people outside the walls. The watchmen tell us they’ve just crossed the Jordan River. So now you be that brave soldier that’s going to enter the city of Jericho. You be that brave soldier that’s going to walk through the walls and into the heart of danger, if you will. Can you see the concern may be upon the minds of the spies, but see, the spies had faith in God as well, and the spies trusted God. Those two spies came into this. They said, you know what we saw? We walked on the dry bed of the Jordan River. The two spies said, we were there when we placed the memorial onto our great God. And we heard Joshua tell us about the time, the day that he met with the commander in chief. They walked in with great faith. They, too, had faith. But she received them into her house. She believed them. They had a presence about her. They had they had an awe about them. They had something inside of them that lined up with her that said, there’s something about these men. She hid them in the roof of her house. Why? Because she had faith in God. But those spies had to have a little bit of faith, too, that they was going to walk in and walk out. Because sometimes you walk into danger, you don’t know if you’re going to walk out. But they walked in and they walked out. So I wonder if that maybe increased your faith a little bit. And that brings us back to lesson we had just a few weeks ago about how many times my faith is increased by the faith of others. When I see somebody going through a difficult time I see somebody going through a difficult circumstance in their life, it’ll encourage me in my faith because their faith is strong. So I ask you this this morning, how strong is your faith? What are you what do people hear when they ask you about where you’re at in your life and things are going on in your life? I would like to think that things are going on in my life. Well, it is well with my soul. That’s what I like to think I would say. But you know what I probably end up saying nine times out of ten? I don’t know how I’m going to make it. I don’t know how I’m gonna get through it. I don’t know how I feel. Like the way the world have I ever come to you and told you the way the world is? Like the way the world’s on my shoulders? I’ve talked to him about this before. Several years ago, just like the way the world’s on my shoulders. Don’t know what he said. That’s your son. Why would you talk to him about that? He is my son, but he loves me and I love him, and I share with him. I talk to him about things and I lean on him, and occasionally he leans on me. Not rarely, not often, but occasionally. But when you see that faith or that person says, it doesn’t matter, it’s going to be all right, it’s going to be okay. Don’t know what’s going to happen, Brother Billy. I don’t know about the future. I don’t know what’s going to happen in your life. I know one thing is going to be okay. It’s going to be okay. Brother Eddie is going to be okay. It’s going to be all right. I don’t know what tomorrow brings, but it’s going to be okay. You know how I know? Because I know who holds it tomorrow. And in my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, he would have told me. He said, I go to prepare placement. If I’m going to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you into myself. It’s going to be okay. That bible verses real. Now, Rahab didn’t have that, but you want rahab had she had a reassurance from those soldiers that told her, as long as you trust the Lord, and as long as you trust what we’re telling you to trust, and if you’ll do the things that we’re asking you to do, it’ll be all right. That’s the only thing God asks us to do, is to trust Him and do what he asked us to do. Now, I will give you a couple of things that I’m done. Actually, I’m just into the introduction, but I’m finished.

Faith will remove anxiety. I can’t control it. There are days I’ve gone to work and I said, well, I just don’t want to be here. And I’m sure you said the same thing about getting up in the morning, right? Brother Gary has been tamed times. You said, I don’t know if I want to get through today. It’s going to be a difficult day today. There’s going to be times when you’re going to have anxious. We get a report. You go to the doctor and they take your blood and they come back and they’ve got some concerns. Does it create anxiety? If you’re human, it does. Does it create anxiety? If the doctor says, Listen, I need you to come back in, we need to talk about something, does that create anxiety? Sure. Can I give you some help? Not that I practice it, but faith can overcome that anxiety. Faith in a great God that says, I don’t know how those walls are going to come tumbling down, but they will. And on the other side, they’ll be an after. You know what might get the other side? And everything’s going to be all right. Might get to the other side in that report. That the reason the doctor wanted to come in, because he said I need to know. $35. He may not need you to go. Everything. Yes, but say, hey, by the way, we misspelled your last name. Got to fix it there. You’ve worked for three weeks. About which you want to tell. You already made your arrangements, right? I know I’m making a little bit light hearted. I don’t mean to be lighthearted. I just want you to know that when you’re anxious about things, just put your faith in God. It’ll be okay. I know it’ll be okay. Look at rehab. How many weeks did she go with that scarlet thread hanging outside her window? But guess what? There came a day, brother Franklin. It was all right. The walls came tumbling down. Her family was saved, as far as we know. They went on to go with the children of Israel into the land, to possess the land. It’s going to be all right. So by faith, the harlot rehab. Oh, I can’t believe. I can’t believe God use a harlot. What? God sure did. By faith, the harlot rea had perished. Not with the other Jerichoeaans, with them that believed. Not when she’d received the spies with peace was it. And what she did know was in her faith. What’s going to relieve your anxiety, your faith? Trust the Lord. It’ll be all right. It’ll be okay. I promise. How do you know, Brother Mark? Because the Bible tells me so. Amen. Let’s pray. Our Father in heaven, thank you for Jesus mercy, grace.

Thank you for loving us. Thank you for caring for us. Thank you for sending your son Jesus. I don’t know where we cross to our sins. And, Father, every day, thank you for bringing our walls down. Thank you, Lord, for giving us another day to live through the adversity, the strife, the things are going on in our life that we may not understand. God, thank you for giving us the grace to make it through another day. I pray you’ll, encourage hearts, strengthen hearts, live knows you love them, Lord. I pray that you’ll be there round about them. And I pray, Father, all of us in this church this morning, myself mainly, lord, our faith will be increased in you, Lord, that will trust you more day by day. Until that great day, Lord, when we meet together on the other side. Encourage and strengthen each our bless, our pastor in the next hour and all the songs of the song we ask in Jesus name. Amen.

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