Perseverence / trials – of Believers

When we are reduced to poverty and beggary

Posted by on November 17, 2019 at 7:16 am

When we are reduced to poverty and beggary How often we seem not to have any real religion,or enjoy any solid comfort! How often are our mindscovered with deep darkness! How often does theLord hide Himself, so that we cannot behold Him,nor get near to Him! What a painful path is thisto walk in, but […]

Even your own relatives think you are almost insane

Posted by on September 29, 2019 at 10:31 am

Even your own relatives think you are almost insane (J. C. Philpot, “The Abiding Comforter” 1858) “The Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him,because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.”John 14:17 The world—that is, the world dead in sin, and theworld dead in profession—men destitute of the lifeand power of God—must have something […]

NOT FAR BUT NOT IN

Posted by on May 9, 2019 at 12:09 pm

NOT FAR BUT NOT INMark 12: 34: And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. The charge Christ has given his pastors is “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is […]

Proof of Spiritual Life

Posted by on July 30, 2018 at 2:31 am

Proof of Spiritual Life Joe Terrell “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.” ~Malachi 3:1 A believer […]

All of Grace

Posted by on April 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm

All of Grace “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace.”(Galatians 1:15 ) Saved sinners find the thought and experience of grace so overwhelmingly wonderful that they never get over it. Grace is the constant theme of their talk and their prayers. In times past […]

Satan’s Grief = The Children Of God

Posted by on September 25, 2017 at 2:03 am

Satan’s Grief = The Children Of God Tommy Robbins “The more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.” Exodus 1:12 As Satan and the world is no match for God, neither is sin and Satan a victor over the children of God – […]

God’s People Are a Broken People

Posted by on July 12, 2017 at 7:23 am

God’s People Are a Broken People “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18). A broken heart, a contrite spirit and a subdued will are rare things. In this day of human rights, everyone extols the imaginary dignity of man, […]

The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away

Posted by on July 12, 2017 at 7:22 am

The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away Last Sunday I pointed to the fact that when we really believe the above statement and are confident that by the providence, power, and purpose of God “all things work together” for our good and His glory, it keeps us from blaming others, from bitterness, and […]

Your suffering

Posted by on July 12, 2017 at 7:22 am

Believer, did you awake this morning with the weight of everyone under your influence on your shoulders?  What a heavy load to bear: sick loved ones, erring loved ones, lost loved ones, along with all your own trouble and heartache, sin and sorrow?  Perhaps the thought has crossed your mind, “How did it all come […]

A mystery to yourself

Posted by on October 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

A mystery to yourself “I find then, the law that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.” Romans 7:21 Are you not often a mystery to yourself? Warm one moment— cold the next! Abasing yourself one hour—exalting yourself the following! Loving the world, full of it, steeped up to your head in […]