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April 2018 Newsletter

APRIL - 2018 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Hello All:

I hope you had a wonderful Resurrection Day, celebrating the Lord’s abundant love, mercy, grace and faithfulness to us His children, with family and friends.  As I am writing this letter I am looking out my windows and enjoying that last minute snowfall.  Who would have thunk!   I know many of you are anxiously waiting for this winter to be over.  We know that as faithful and as awesome our God is that  Spring is around the corner and will very soon be upon us.  Why, because it all has been established by our Lord, the seasons, His faithfulness and His words can always be counted upon.  So, do not fret nor worry, for He surely is in control and I am so very thankful for that.

I encourage you to strive to cling hard to the Lord, working hard on your marriage and being diligent with teaching and exemplifying to our children your values, your passions, your desires for their future, God’s ways, God’s love and His will for their lives…  There are many voices out there that want to destroy our ways of live, our worldview, our freedoms and our morals.  We must stand firm against this huge tide that wants to overtake us.  Our Enemy Satan, does not sleep nor slumber, we must be vigilant and alert and full of the Holy Spirit, guidance, wisdom, discernment.

As we look at the world around us things are certainly escalating in regards to the abundance of sin, craziness, lawlessness, evil, etc.  We are not shocked or taken unawares for we have been informed and it has been foretold through the scriptures.  Things will continue to get from bad to worse.  But, I would like to encourage you with these scriptures to not faint nor grow weary.

Faith Triumphs in Trouble

1Therefore, Is. 32:17; John 16:33having been justified by faith, we have (Is. 53:5); Acts10:36; (Eph. 2:14)peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2(John 10:9; Eph. 2:18;3:12; Heb. 10:19; 1 Pet. 3:18)through whom also we have access by faith into this grace 1 Cor. 15:1in which we stand, and Heb. 3:6rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3And not only that, but Matt. 5:11, 12; (John 16:33; Acts 5:41; 2 Cor. 12:9); James 1:2we also glory in tribulations, James 1:3knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4Phil. 2:22; (James1:12)and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5Phil. 1:20Now hope does not disappoint, 2 Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Christ in Our Place

6For when we were still without strength, in due time Is. 53:5; (Rom. 4:25; 5:8; 8:32; Gal.2:20; Eph. 5:2)Christ died for the ungodly. 7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8But (John 3:16; 15:13; Rom.8:39)God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Much more then, having now been justified Eph. 2:13; (1 John 1:7)by His blood, we shall be saved Rom. 1:18; 1 Thess. 1:10from wrath through Him. 10For (Rom. 8:32)if when we were enemies Rom. 11:28; 2 Cor. 5:18; (Eph. 2:5, 6); Col. 1:21we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved John14:19by His life. 11And not only that, but we also (Gal. 4:9)rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Death in Adam, Life in Christ

12Therefore, just as Gen. 2:17; 3:6, 19; (Rom. 5:15–17; 1 Cor. 15:21)through one man sin entered the world, and Gen. 2:17death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13(For until the law sin was in the world, but 1 John 3:4sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, (1 Cor.15:21, 22)who is a type of Him who was to come. 15But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded (Is. 53:11)to many. 16And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

18Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through (1 Cor. 15:21, 45)one Man’s righteous act the free gift came Matt. 1:21; (John 12:32)to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by Is. 53:11, 12; (Phil. 2:8)one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

20Moreover John 15:22the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace Luke 7:47; Rom. 6:1; 1 Tim. 1:14abounded much more, 21so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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We truly do need to be a light in this dark world, first and foremost to our children that they see the deep abiding love and relationship with the Lord, we have that it is not just words but that we truly live what we preach.  This is how they learn, not by talking but by actions they see in us. As homeschoolers everything is a learning experience and it starts with us as the parent.  Are we truly yielded to the Lord?   Are we full of the fruits of the spirit?   Are we displaying humility, respect to one another as parents?  Do we ever apologize when wrong?  These are the things the children catch, learn from us…   Fight hard for your principals, your convictions, your freedoms, your marriage, your family and your children.

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West

ENOCH President

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ENCOURAGING WORDS

THE MAGIC OF THREE DAYS

By Patt Barnes

It was a beautiful spring day, and a sense of peace stayed with me as I left the cathedral on Easter Monday morning. I paused for a moment on top of the steps leading to the avenue, now crowded with people rushing to their jobs. Sitting in her usual place, inside a small archway, was the old flower lady. At her feet, corsages and boutonnieres were parading on top of a spread-open newspaper.

The flower lady was smiling, her wrinkled old face alive with some inner joy. I started down the stairs - then on an impulse, I turned and picked out a flower.

As I put it in my lapel, I said, "You look happy."

"Why not?' she answered.  "Everything is good."

She was dressed so shabbily and seemed so very old that her reply startled me. "You've been sitting here for many years now, haven't you? And always smiling. You wear your troubles well."

"You can't reach my age and not have troubles," she replied, "only it's like Jesus and Good Friday..." She paused for a moment.

"Yes?" I prompted

"Well, when Jesus was crucified on Good Friday that was the worst day for the whole world. When I get troubles I remember that, and then I think of what happened only three days later - Easter - our Lord arose from the dead. So when things go wrong, I've learned to wait three days... and somehow everything gets much better."

She smiled good-bye, but her words still follow me whenever I think I have troubles... "Give God a chance to help. Wait three days."

HAVE A BLESSED MONTH!

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ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!  -- 

There is only one life to live...  Live in such a way as not to have any regrets...

Only what is done for Christ will last for all eternity!

 

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