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The Treatment through three verbs
First verb, Receiving (3)

When the Apostle Peter compared us with the angels, we find out that there are some information revealed to us, the angels themselves wished they look at.  The angels are them who addressed the shepherds saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men” (Luke2:14). And also in Acts 7: 53 it was said that the children of Israel that they “have received the law by the direction of angels”. But still the angles did not comprehend or enjoy what we are having now. 

The Apostle Peter wrote also about the angels in his second epistle saying “…God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment” (2 Peter 2:4); so God did not spare the angels; and He did not spare His Son also. Apostle Paul said "He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32). How that He who delivered His son for us, wouldn’t He spare us; it’s been written that "He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy” (Psalms 72:13); And He said "I have compassion on the multitude” (Mark 8:2).

Brother, do not complain on what God has allowed to you of deprivation and pain; don’t live sad and remember always that the end of our faith is not healing of our bodies and not resting in life, but it is salvation of our souls. If you  need a remedy for your pains in this wilderness, look and focus on the blessings and glories you obtained from Him and avoid seeing ephemeral things that God has prevented you from having; you have taken the precious, why not sacrifice the worthless.

Dear reader, the prophets were searchers, angels were aspirants, but we are receivers of salvation; have you received this salvation? It is the salvation that the angels desired to receive or even look at. If this salvation is dear and precious in your eyes you will be able to experience the words "A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb” (Proverbs 27:7). And if you already received this great salvation then your eternal life is guaranteed, and you can say with the Apostle Paul "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself” (Acts 20:24). For when you enjoy this blessed and precious Receiving, you pains will diminish before your eyes. And you will not fear anything, even those who kill the body, as the Lord said "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul” (Matthew 10:28). For even if they killed the body the soul will be saved because basically it has been already saved by the blood of the Christ.

The word “Receiving” was mentioned twice in the Holy Bible; how sweet and lovely it was in this epistle and how scary the second time it came in the epistle of Romans "Receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (Romans 1:27).

I and you and everyone else must receive one of the two following "Receiving the end of your faith – salvation of souls” Or  “Receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due”. Some of us received the salvation after bring protected by Jesus Christ Blood, because they repented and asked forgiveness. Thus they got saved from the punishment and the day of judgment. Others have not received salvation for they refused or neglected, but they will soon receive the penalty of their error and for their denying the great salvation offered free. And we are free to choose one of the two.

Magdy Samuel

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