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Old 11-26-2007, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael Phelps View Post
I remember hearing a pastor speak after he had lost a significant amount of people, and he said that he'd been grieving over the loss when the Lord spoke to him and said, "Don't grieve over those who have left, the ones that I want to stay can't leave, and the ones that I want to leave can't stay".

Within the next year, his church literally doubled in size, and it wasn't long after that that the troublemakers who had left came back and apologized, and were restored with the right spirit.
Is this the pruning Jesus spoke of in John 15?
His banner over me is LOVE.... My soul followeth hard after thee....Love one another with a pure heart fervently. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

To be a servant of God, it will cost us our total commitment to God, and God alone. His burden must be our burden... Sis Alvear
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