"… I have chosen you and ordained you that ye should go and bring forth fruit…" (John 15:16).
Are we satisfied with knowing that the Lord has saved us and that we are going to heaven presently? Are we such Christians as once it was said, "the root of the matter is in them, but they are all roots, and something else is wanted besides roots"? Our Lord said that we should bring forth fruit. Now there can be no fruit without the root, but who would care to have a garden full of roots that brought forth neither flowers nor fruit! Let us beware earnestly that we are not roots of that kind. "Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit," our Master said - may His words affect our souls. Till the Lord comes and brings His glory with Him we must be strong in His grace and occupied; let us endure hardness, let us labor for the Master. Let us remember that we are not our own but we are bought with a price, and we are here to show forth the praises of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Let us not forget in the few days we are left here on earth that we are ambassadors for Christ. May He grant to us grace to be fruitful for Him.
As the year 2012 comes to close, it is our prayer that the Lord uses this issue of Toward the Mark to strengthen, encourage, and help you to be established to the end that Christ may be displayed in your life.
We are thankful to the Lord for the great number that have been visiting the Toward the Mark web site. Thank you for your prayers and notes of encouragement. We love to hear from all of you.
Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark.
Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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