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Life Can Change In a Feline Flash

God's Promises Eternal Security Circumstances

Source: “Woman run over with her own car trying to escape cat attack,” WKMG, Jan. 5, 2018

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2018-01-30

Scripture: Matthew 6:20 ; 2 Timothy 1:12

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Florida Today reports:

A woman said a cat jumped into her car and attacked her, and as she was trying to escape the feline's fury, she was run over by her own vehicle as it rolled in reverse, according to officials from the Florida Highway Patrol.

... Troopers said the car rolled over the woman, leaving her with critical injuries. 

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Life can change in a feline flash. From one moment to the next, we live on the edge of potential chaos.  Disaster can come at any moment and from any direction.  

Nothing and no one is safe from the precarious nature of life.  Even Julius Caesar met his untimely end just one month after being declared dictator for life.

Calamity and destruction can find anyone, even the child of God. But while nothing is secure or guaranteed in this life, the believer does find security in the promises of God.  What we commit to God, and only what we commit to God, we keep forever!

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:20).

That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return” (2 Timothy 1:12).

Not only is the believer eternally secure in the promises of God, everything they do in the power of His love is eternally secure, as well.

What's a Dirty, Soiled, Sullied Twenty Dollar Bill Worth

Self-image Self-worth Eternal Security

Source: "This Guy Uses $20 Bill To Explain How Much You’re Worth" published YouTube.com Dec 3, 2015

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-12-18

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:19 ; John 10:29

Author: Unknown (Video Author) / Illustration Exchange
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The following brief video is a fantastic object lesson to illustrate the value of each and every human being, regardless of their past ...

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If you do not wish to show the video, simply use a $20 bill as a visual, then go on the explain its value, as in the video.

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You are far more valuable than a $20 bill. You have been purchased with the price of the life of the very Son of God!

And know this, God will cling to you far tighter than the man in the video clings to his $20 bill. Why? "Because," God says, "you're mine!"

"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

"For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect" (1 Peter 1:19).

"My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand" (John 10:29)

Never Take Another Bath or Shower

Justification (Positional) Eternal Security Sanctification

Source: "Cambridge Company Says Live Bacteria Spray Will Keep You Clean" By Dr. Mallika Marshall, WBZ-TV September 4, 2015 5:59 PM

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-10-11

Scripture: John 13:8

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You’ve heard about taking probiotics (healthy bacteria) for a healthy gut, but how about spraying live bacteria on your skin? Dave Whitlock, a chemical engineer and MIT grad, believes that’s exactly what we should do to replace necessary bacteria that have been stripped away by what he views as excessive cleansing. 

And here’s the real kicker—restoring the proper level of bacteria means kissing all those baths and showers goodbye! As a matter of fact, Whitlock boasts,“I have not taken a shower in over 12 years.”

Defending this unorthodox conviction has led him to co-found AOBiome--a company that, according to General Manager Jasmina Aganovic, believes, “We don’t spend as much time outdoors as we used to.” She suggests one way to reconnect with our environment is to reintroduce a bit of dirt back into our lives. So AOBiome has created a product called Mother Dirt, a mist containing live bacteria that is sprayed directly on the skin twice a day.

Aganovic explains the benefits by saying, “Our users are … cutting out or cutting down on deodorant, cutting out or cutting down on moisturizers.” There’s also a Mother Dirt shampoo and cleanser that promises not to remove bacteria.

For more information, go to www.motherdirt.com

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Can you imagine not taking a bath or shower for 12 years?

If you’re a Christian, this shouldn’t be such a stretch, for we know what it’s like to be bathed just once, and to never need to be bathed again.

"No," Peter protested, "you will never ever wash my feet!" Jesus replied, "Unless I wash you, you won't belong to me." Simon Peter exclaimed, "Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!" Jesus replied, "A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean …” (John 13:8-10, NLT).

Not More Secure

Assurance God's Promises Eternal Security

Contributed By: Anthony Edwards | Date Posted: 2014-10-20

Scripture: John 10:28

Author: Anthony Edwards
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Being Sure Makes You Secure

Assurance Confidence Eternal Security

Contributed By: Steve Yuhasz | Date Posted: 2014-07-11

Scripture: John 10:27

Author: Steve Yuhasz
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Justification vs. Forgiveness

Forgiveness Justification (Positional) Eternal Security

Contributed By: John Rollyson | Date Posted: 2013-08-05

Scripture: John 13:1

Author: John Stott
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Reservation Confirmed

Eternal Security Fear Doubt

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-12-18

Scripture: John 5:24

Author: Max Lucado
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God Won't Accept Your Resignation

Mistakes Eternal Security Grace

Contributed By: Fred Gates | Date Posted: 2012-05-16

Scripture: Proverbs 28:13 ; 1 John 1:9

Author: Fred Gates
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The Bridal Gown

Justification (Positional) Watching for Jesus Eternal Security

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2012-04-23

Scripture: Revelation 19:6 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21

Author: Barnett Gushin
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The Wreck of Everything

Eternal Security Money God's Promises

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-03-26

Scripture: Hebrews 12:27

Author: Charles Spurgeon
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