Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The White Stone~

Rev.2:17~He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.There's a wonderful promise in the message to the church at Pergamos.It's a promise for the on who overcomes, the one who turns back from compromise.

In ancient times, jurors used white and black stones to signified innocence. For Jesus to give us a white stone is to declare that all our past, no matter how dark and painful,is wiped out.
We are forgive!
A white stone was also sometimes given to guests when they departed at friends home. The host cracked the stone open, keeping one half and handing the other half to the guest." If any of your loved ones ever pass this way," the host said, " have them bring this stone. I will fetch mine, we'll match the two halves and they will be welcomed joyfully into my home."

The white stone is God's way of saying "You're not only declared innocent, you're welcomed into My home. You have a place at My table" That's the promise our heavenly Father holds out to us. We may yield to pressure, slide into compromise, or nearly fall off a spiritual cliff, but there is a rescue in the word of God. There is truth in the word of God that will set us free.

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

I am delighted with the truth and thought of the promise of a heavenly home someday with my Lord and Saviour. There are times in our life when we cast stones at others for doing things that we think are not right but yet we are doing wrong things ourselves. No one is sinless so let those without sin cast the first stone.

Please for pray for our family as we start planning and making decsions about Holly's future (college)plans whatever they maybe God has a plan and will handle it all. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings


Patti said...

I will keep your family in my prayers! Holly has a bright future ahead of her. What does she want to do?

Linda said...

Oh Lisa, that is a wonderful message about the white stones!

I hope I receive a white stone from our Lord!

Blessings to you and your Family!


Susan said...

There is so much truth in what you said in your devotion. I will keep your family in my prayers as decisions are being made for your daughter's college. Have a good day. God Bless.


Lisa, What a great time in life in a child prepares for her future and to look to the Lord in those choices you can be assured that all will be well. I will be praying for you and your family. Hope your day is full of fun surprises from the LOrd. connie

Mimi said...

I know graduation from high school can be a rather scary time for young people...I am praying for your family as you determine the best thing for Holly's future

Debbie said...

Oh, I am so thankful that we are forgiven!

I understand how difficult it is when our children grow up and have responsible decisions to make. ugghhhh....it is so hard......

Praying for you....

Debra said...

Hi Lisa,
I have been here before, and I was glad to see your comment on my blog. I always love visiting homeschoolers! It is such a wonderful journey to be on!
God bless you and your family!!
Love, Debra

Sharon said...

Praying for God to guide Holly in her future.

Marci said...

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