Dear Reader

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By: E.S.N.

“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Psalm 85:6)

Dear Christian friends,

Do you feel it in your own soul: the dryness, the lack of the joy of the Lord in your soul? Are you going through the motions day in and day out? We are all busy with school, work, and the pressure that comes with our daily responsibilities. We might even be going to the meeting place with the people of God BUT have No progress in our Christian life, no real enjoyment of the Lord.

We need a present reviving first in our own souls! In many places where the work of the Lord was seen in prior years, all is dry and barren. The gospel is preached sometimes, the ministry is given as usual but as a formality with no conviction and sometimes with no reality. Why is this? Because we all need to be revived again.

Spiritual life is low, voices lifted up in prayer are seldom heard, and the reading of the Word of God is neglected. Our schedules are filled with many things and the entertainment of the world is taking a big part of our time and energy.

No wonder many are falling into temptations and are entangled with what the world offers them. We all sense, if we are honest with ourselves before the Lord, the lack of power and blessings.

Let us go to Him, confess our shortcomings, and cleave to Him with purpose of heart. Let us purpose in our hearts not to be defiled with the king’s food. Let us not feed on things of this world and not fill our hearts and minds with that which has no eternal value. Let us fulfil our heavenly calling and be true pilgrims and strangers in this world. Let us be true to Him as our Lord. Let us witness the good confession before the world as our Lord did before Pontius Pilate. Let us not forsake our assembling together unto Him.

From longing hearts then, let the cry go forth, “Revive us again.”

Yes, again; for we cannot live upon yesterday.

May the Lord use this issue to strengthen, encourage, and help you to be established so that Christ may be displayed in your life. Thank you for your e mails and notes of encouragement.

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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c/o Wayne Christian Assembly

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Wayne, NJ 07470-5354

Attention: Emil S. Nashed

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