SELF-EXAMINATION: PART V
II CORINTHIANS 13:5
I JOHN 4: 9 - 15
JESUS CHRIST said, "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch
cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine,
neither can you, unless you abide in Me" (John 15:4).
Do you believe in the supernatural? Most people do. The world of
fantasy is filled with figments of the imagination. Genies and
ghost, spooks and spirits, imps and images are frequent themes
of secular writers. Most of us are mature enough to realize
these are pretentious. However, exposure to these themes can
cause superstitions, fears, nightmares, and phobias.
Many of us at some time feel like the fellow who said he was
walking along a lonely road when he encountered a ghost. The man
stuck out his hand to see if the ghost was there. He wasn't.
Then the ghost stuck out his hand to see if the man was there.
In our day there have been many evidences confirming what the
Bible asserts regarding the supernatural. You and the
supernatural God of eternity can relate to each other, and this
will enable you to relate to life with hope, peace, joy, and
love. Such is yours if you abide in Christ and He abides in you.
This new eternal, internal power is yours as indicated by the
little child who misquoted John 3:16, "For God so loved the
world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever
believeth in Him might not perish but have INTERNAL life." When
there is internal life, there are external evidences.
II Cor. 13:5 charges persons to examine themselves and prove
themselves as to whether they are "in the faith." The little
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