Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

Some people are just born to run; other people are just born to run faster. In 1945, two years before the first recorded message was preached by Brother Branham, the country of Scotland mourned the death of the “Flying Scotsman”, known to us as Eric Liddell. He was a man who was born to run faster. He said one time, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast! And when I run, I feel His pleasure.”

As an Olympian gold medalist, international rugby player, and missionary teacher to China, he served God in all he did until he passed away in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. In the 1924 Paris Olympics, Liddell refused to run in the 100 metre race because it was held on a Sunday. He chose to run in the 400 metre race, which he won. Liddell was, first and foremost, a man that lived his faith. It didn’t matter how prestigious the tournament was, he ran for the Lord.

Liddell made the statement after the Paris Olympics, “It has been a wonderful experience to compete in the Olympic Games and to bring home a gold medal. But since I have been a young lad, I have had my eyes on a different prize. You see, each one of us is in a greater race than any I have run in Paris, and this race ends when God gives out the medals.”

How diligently do you run the race for Christ? Are you racing for your career and putting the Lord second? Are you running for riches and worldly goods, because they will surely pass away? Or are you running to please the Lord?

Run, with patience, the race that is set before. Don’t stop running.

53-1201 - “God's Provided Way”

"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you're sealed," until the next revival, no, uh-uh, "until the Day of redemption." Is that right? There's no ups and downs, ins and outs, you really get into God, if you're really in Him; not just impersonating something, but you're really in Christ; your one alternative, your whole heart's sold out, every bridge is burnt behind you, and you got your affections set on things which are above, and you run the race with patience that's set before you. Amen.

Read the Bible in 1 year:

Luke 23-24