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FAITH.ONCE.DELIVERED.TO.THE.SAINTS_ INDNPLS.IN MONDAY_ 57-0610, E-2 I have his book at home, "When I Come Back," I believe the name of it is. "How I Come Back?" How in the basement here, he seen the picture of his mother laying down there when he just about lost this tabernacle and how the courage raised in him to come back.

I got lots of respects for a man, when he does make a mistake, he's got courage enough to rise and try again. We're all going to make mistakes. The best makes mistakes.

But a soldier is not one who will lay down when he's knocked down but will raise up again. We used to sing a little song, "Let Me Rise And Try Again." And I like that. For I have made many mistakes in my life, as we all have. But I've always been thankful to God for grace to let me rise and try again. I believe the song is entitled, "Forgive Me, Lord, And Try Me One More Time." I think that's it. I'll be Yours, if You'll be mine. If I fall or if I sin, let me rise and try again. Take me back and try me one more time. That's...?... I love that.


E-2 But I was told one time that over at the Ballard and Ballards, there was a fellow went over to get him a job. And they asked him to sign his name to the paper. And when he went to sign his name, he did not have any... an eraser on the end of the pencil. And the man told him, said, "You have no eraser?"

He said, "Well, I don't make any mistakes."

And Mr. Ballard said, "Then I can't use you; you ain't going to do nothing." So that's about... I think that's about right. If we don't make mistakes, we not be doing anything.

But what I like about a person is that, when you make a mistake, a real soldier is ready to rise and try again.

There used to be a little song we sing, "If I falled," or "If I fail," something or other, "let me rise and try again. Forgive me, Lord, and try me one more time." I've prayed that so much to God, that I'm ashamed of myself almost. "Let me rise and try again." Constantly falling, and each time, why, I... He's been merciful to help me to come back again.


E-3 Now, if we just look it over, there isn't a hour through the day, hardly, but what something we do that's wrong. And now, there's no little ones or big ones; they're all big ones before God. So if Apostle Paul had to die daily, how much more will we have to die daily. See? And then, I think a person that has done something wrong, and is willing to make it right, the real Christian attitude is to forgive that person.

And there's where I think, Brother Graham, that the church people today miss it so much. Instead of trying to raise this person back up again, is to just keep shoving them farther. See? Is a... See, Christ, when we were the lowest, He stooped and picked us up. And so, that makes it to where we ought to have that kind of a Spirit too.


29 But we find here that God in spite of all the failure that Moses had done, He still had His hand on him. And He called him to go, do His service, calling him to his commission. And what a consolation that must've been to Joshua, when he heard God say, "As I was with Moses, so will I be with you."

Although if I'm trying and I fail, God won't leave me. I don't have much confidence in anybody that's too afraid to do anything. I'd rather be found a failure than too lazy to try.


31 One time it was said that the Ballard and Ballard Flour Company hired a man, and he was going to sign his name, and the man had no eraser on the end of his pencil. And Mr. Ballard said to him, said, "Why haven't you got an eraser?"

He said, "I don't make mistakes."

He said, "Then I can't use you. Because if you make mistakes--you--you don't make mistakes, you won't do nothing." That's true.

God don't hold you responsible for your mistakes. He holds you responsible for your will--willful sin. "He that sins willfully, after he has received the knowledge of the truth..." But a man that's going to do something is going to blunder; he's going to fall. He's going to make mistakes. But if he's really Divinely called, and God in his heart, he'll rise again.


34 Used to be, coming to the church here years ago, and they may be here this morning, a little man and his wife. They used to sing a song that thrilled me, goes something like this:

Forgive me, Lord, and try me one more time,

I'll be Yours if You'll be mine;

If I fall or if I fail, let me rise and try again,

Forgive me, Lord, and try me one more time.

I like that, for any good soldier's apt to get wounded or hurt. But if he's still a soldier, and got a purpose, and something to fight for, he'll rise and try again. Any good soldier of the Cross will do the same thing.

JESUS.KEEPS.ALL.OF.HIS.APPOINTMENTS_ TAMPA.FL SATURDAY_ 64-0418E, E-105 While... If that's all, now let's stand up, you out there, just a minute. I wished I could sing. I'd like to sing that song.

Forgive me, Lord, and try me one more time.

I'll be Yours, dear Lord, if You'll be mine.

If I fall, or if I fail, let me rise and try again.

Forgive me, Lord, and try me one more time.

How many out here now is a Christians, and believe that you're anchored in Christ, and you're ready for the coming judgment? And you'll be able, that when the trumpet sounds, there won't be one thing to do but be caught away? It'll be done so quick, you won't have time to do nothing else. In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, what will it be one of these days? What if you've missed it? It's forever, for eternity, forever, ever, ever. What will this little time of worldly pleasure mean? Nothing.

POWER.OF.TRANSFORMATION_ PRESCOTT.AZ V-17 N-1 SUNDAY_ 65-1031M, 81, I think there's nothing greater than love. And love... If we can't express it... Now, we can say that we have love; we're just saying that. But when we can really express what we've said that we have, then we show it in ourselves.

Now, we're not a perfect people. We make our mistakes. We do things that's wrong. But, you see, love covers all of that. We're willing, when we see our mistakes, to come back and apologize to one another. That's--that's--that's warriors. That's--that's really men and women that's gallant. Any man can go out to the battlefield, that's got nerve enough to walk out there; but when he gets knocked down, then get up and try it again. See? Used to be a song that a young man and young woman used to sing in the church, "If I fall or if I fail," See? "If I fall or if I..." I forget how it goes. "Let me rise and try again."

Forgive me, Lord, and try me one more time. (See, see?)

If I fall or if I sin, let me rise and try again.

Just forgive me, Lord, and try me one more time.

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