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By: E.S.N.

Dear Reader,

"Then spoke Jesus again unto them saying…He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" (John 8:12).

A Christian is called-(a) out of this world to God (Philippians 3:14; 1Peter 2:9); (b) to share an inheritance with Christ (1 Peter 3:9; 1:4),leading his heart into joys beyond things here; and (c) to follow in Christ’s steps (1 Peter 2:21; 1Corinthians 1:9). This leads into practical divine fellowship. The Christian is a contrast to the world and a witness to the death of Christ, and thus a joint heir with Christ and one who wants nothing here. The Christian who follows is (1) close to the Master, (2) subject to Him, and (3) tastes the sorrows and joys of the path. The path of true service and testimony is an exact reflection of His path when here on earth. All vainglory must be set aside. All worldly principles valued by men must be disowned! The world seeks its own and its principles are for self-exaltation, while the Christians’ are for self-abasement! "He must increase, but I must decrease." The throne of glory is the answer to the cross! As one said "In the path of testimony the Lord’s people are known, His love, joy and support. I get the first two in bearing fruit (John15:10-11). The third is made manifest to me as I feel what He felt relative to things here. (Sin and the animosity of the world to the truth!)" The more we know our place there in Him on high, the more we shall value that path of separation and holiness in which His divine love is tasted and His sympathies known. It is our prayer that the Lord will use Toward the Mark to help you as you face the daily challenges of school or work, to strengthen you and help you to grow spiritually in your Christian life and walk.

Thank you for your e-mails 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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Toward The Mark

c/o Wayne Christian Assembly

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Wayne, NJ 07470-5354

Attention: Emil S. Nashed

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