in the sea of troubles around us. The storms wonít cease because we leave the ship. The storm will continue on until its fury is diminished, but God will see us through to the end.

Except we abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved! This is a strong warning for those who donít want to be in church! I know that the church is people and wherever we come together in His name, Jesus will be there. We cannot forsake the assembling of ourselves together.

Each time we come together God feeds us the meat of His word and the Holy Spirit gives us encouragement and strength for the trouble we face. Where is the most likely place to meet with Godís people? Itís in the building we call the church Ė a building that houses the meeting of the real church.

Acts 27:31, "Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved."

Acts 27:33-36, "And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing. Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not a hair fall from the head of any of you. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat. Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat."

Learn to be thankful in all things. God has it all under control anyway!

Make for Heavenís shore. Stay in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ! It may seem that all is lost at times but God will not allow us to be lost!

You may seem over your head at times Ė swim on!
You may get weak and weary but Ė swim on!
You may get discouraged Ė hang on to the Lord and donít let go! Keep on swimming!
You may reach the shore feeling as though you have been through the greatest storm that life could give to you but you will make it through!
Grab on to a piece of the ship! Hold on to the mast! Grab a piece of wood as it floats by!

God will not let you go down for the count! He will always provide a way!
God will send a piece of the ship to keep you afloat! If there isnít a piece of the ship around for you to hold onto, then God has the power to let you walk on the water like Peter did if you just keep your eyes on Jesus.

God will bring His church through and not one soul will be lost Ė not one. Every one who stays in the ship and listens to the voice of God will be saved!

Folks, our greatest victories are ahead! God is bringing us through to be a glorious church without spot or wrinkle, washed in the Blood of the Lamb!

God has a work for us to do and no devil in hell nor people with the wrong spirit will be able to sink Godís church for He will not allow it to be lost!

There are souls we must reach and people who need healing that we must pray for. We will shake off the serpent, the Devil, into the fire of the Holy Spirit and he will slither
Jonathan Campbell
November 2, 2012
Some great thoughts!