TESTIMONY OF BRETHREN

It is good to hear the testimony of our brethren. They put no trust in depraved man—they put all trust in the holy, covenant God of mercy. They speak adoringly of Christ, the seed, the one who purchased, redeemed, who wrought judgment and righteousness. They put their trust in the preserving God who keeps the feet of his saints and lays waste the proud. They are not haughty nor do they trust in their filthy righteous nesses—they are humble, bowing, and thankful. Their rejoicing is in sure mercies, in a promise kept, in a work finished.

As the religion of the world changes with each contemporary whim and would have the Creator serving man let us worship the Sovereign who changes not. The God in whom we put our trust is the same God of all our dear brothers and sisters throughout the ages. Here are the testimonies of a few…

Jacob, Genesis 48: 15-16—"God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil…"

Moses, Exodus 15: 16-18—"Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, which thou hast purchased. Thou shalt bring them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established."

Hannah, I Samuel 2: 6-10—"The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifeth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them. He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail…he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed."

David, I Chronicles 16: 11-23—"Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvelous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; even the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; when ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it. And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people; He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, Saying, touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation."

Isaiah, Isaiah 6: 1, 5-8—"In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple…Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken from the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."

Mary, Luke 1: 46-55—"My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour…for he that is mighty hath done great things; and holy is his name…He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in rememberance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever."

Clay Curtis