Desire fulfilled while denying request

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. God’s real answers to prayer are often seeming denials. Beneath the outward request He hears the voice of the inward desire, and He responds to the mind of the Spirit rather than to the imperfect and perhaps mistaken words in which the yearning seeks expression. Moreover, His Continue Reading

Why GOD needs you

James 4:17 To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. When you think in terms of sin, we think of sins of commission, and usually of the more sensual sins. For 21 years I was in the Church of England, and I prayed with my people the prayer of the General Confession: ‘We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.’ I want to suggest to Continue Reading

The absurdity of Pride

Galatians 6:3 For if a man thinketh himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. Romans 12:16 Mind not the high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. “Pride,” says Ruskin, “is at the bottom of all great mistakes. Nor does it require experience of life to prove the truth of the dictum. The worst of it, however, is that pride seems to blind its victims. They are unconscious Continue Reading

Danger of ungodly alliances

1 Corinthians 16:13 Quit you like men, be strong. God give us men ! A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands. Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor, and will not lie; Men who stand before a demagogue And scorn his treacherous flatteries without winking; Tall men, sun-crowned, who live Continue Reading

Opposition before Victory

1 Corinthians 16:9 A great door and effectual is opened …….. and there are many adversaries. As soon as a man begins to enlarge his life his resistances are multiplied. Let a man tear out of his soul the petty selfish purpose and enthrone a world-purpose, the Christ-purpose and his suffering will be increased on every side. Every addition to spiritual ambition widens the exposure of the soul, and sharpens its perception of the world’s Continue Reading

NEVER give up

Philippians 1:1-6 He who has began a good work in you WILL CONTINUE until the day of Jesus - right up to the time of His return, developing and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. At some stage in our life, each one of us in desperation have been inclined to give up; throw the towel in and flee to the uttermost parts of the earth. However, some supernatural strength to carry on somehow manages to beset us and we go Continue Reading

Leave no duty undone

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. Joshua 11:15 So did Joshua; he left nothing undone. No matter what the form of the temptation may be, he who, when convinced of his duty, yet takes no corresponding action, is on the high-road to perdition. Inevitably this bondage grows stronger and stronger with every fresh trial of its strength. Every time you are convinced of duty and yet Continue Reading

The ‘Baby Daddy’ God

From American Thinker.Com September 7, 2014 By Glenn Fairman There is a good reason why Jews and Christians set the world’s teeth on edge, and it is not their conservative fashion sense. The spirit of the world is hostile to the message that humanity is the product of Special Creation. Surely, the awe-inspiring reputation of Yahweh is not to be confused with some disinterested watchmaker god who winds things up and retires to a Continue Reading

He shall see His seed

Isaiah 53:10 ….. He shall see His seed; He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Plead for the speedy fulfillment of this promise, all ye who love the Lord. It is easy work to pray when we are grounded and bottomed, as to our desires, upon God’s own promise. How can He that gave the word refuse to keep it? Immutable veracity cannot demean itself by a lie, and eternal faithfulness cannot degrade Continue Reading

Affliction: A Sign of Preciousness

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Proverbs 3:12 Whom the Lord loveth he correcteth. Isaiah 1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin. Affliction is a sign of preciousness. We never try that which is unquestionably worthless. Do you cast a stone into the crucible? Do winnow chaff? Do you prune a bramble? Do you plough a rock? Do you put a cinder to the Continue Reading