Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. (Act_9:6) Sudden Conversion but Gradual Revelation The first thing to be taught us in these words is how duty is gradually revealed. Our blessed Lord, in His knowledge of our hearts, never overloads His revelations. It is characteristic of … Continue reading The Revelation of Duty
Ezekiel 1:26-28 On the throne was a figure that looked like a human. Then I saw what he looked like from the waist up. He looked like glowing bronze with fire all around it. From the waist down, he looked like fire. A bright light surrounded him. The brightness all around him looked like a … Continue reading . .in the name of Jesus Christ
But GOD, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus ... and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you ... (📖 2 Cor. 7:6-7(a) 📖) Nathanie Hawthorne one day came home despondent: he lost his job. His wife called out excitedly: "That's … Continue reading Know your Encourager…
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life .... No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself (Joh_10:17-18) History Has Come Full Circle It is strange how often in the course of history the wheel has "come full circle." The impossibilities of yesterday have proved the … Continue reading The Thing Incredible
For the Father judges no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son (Joh_5:22) Not Future Judgment but Present When we hear the word judgment on the lips of Christ we are prone to cast our thoughts into the future. Almost instinctively there rises in us some foreboding of the day of judgment. So … Continue reading The Judgment of the Son
"Why go I mourning?" (Psalms 42:9) Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should … Continue reading Why go I mourning?
O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. (Psalm 109:1-2) Satan has a way of discouraging us by using unscrupulous and evil people to spread lies and false rumors about us. This often occurs when … Continue reading Please, dear God, empower all that is good in my life.
The Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come .... Said he unto them .... heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, the Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you (Luk_10:1, Luk_10:2, Luk_10:9) There Is a … Continue reading The Mission of the Seventy
If any man will come after me, let him…take up his cross daily ( Luk_9:23) The Cross Signified Anything Difficult to Bear When the Romans crucified a criminal, not only did they hang him on a cross. As a last terrible indignity, they made him carry the cross upon his back. Probably Jesus, when a lad, … Continue reading Cross-Bearing