January - February 2017
Christ In Glory
The highest place was given to Him, who died on the cross, far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named. There He is now the Man in the Glory. Once more let me state it, the Lord Jesus Christ is corporeally present in the highest heaven. Everything depends on this. If His physical resurrection and corporeal presence in the highest heaven is denied, His present work and future work are an impossibility, and we rob ourselves of every comfort joy and peace. Then, too, His atoning work on the cross has no meaning for us. ~ Arno C. Gaebelein
The Danger of Compromise
The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis. God give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost! ~ A. B. Simpson
God’s Strength in Us
It is not my strength that grows, so much as God's strength in me, which is given more abundantly as the days roll. It is so given on one condition. If my faith has laid hold of the infinite, the exhaustless, the immortal energy of God, unless there is something fearfully wrong about me, I shall be getting purer, nobler, wiser, more observant of His will; gentler, like Christ; every way fitter for His service, and for larger service, as the days increase. ~ Alexander MacLaren
The Law of Context
No one statement wrested from its context is a sufficient warrant for actions that plainly controvert other commands. How excellent a thing it would be if the whole Church of Christ had learned that no law of life may be based upon an isolated text. Every false teacher who has divided the Church, has had, “it is written” on which to hang his doctrine. ~ G. Campbell Morgan Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ II Timothy 2:15
A BIG DIFFERENCE
There is a big difference between the early Christians and we modern day believers in Jesus Christ. In spite of great persecution, here is how they prayed: “Lord, behold their threatenings and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word... And when they had prayed...they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and spake the word with boldness.” It is commonly reported that not more than 5% of modern day Christians seriously try to win someone to Christ. I believe this is true; it may well be less. Two causes strike me: There is not sufficient love for Christ to motivate us (II Corinthians 5:14) and we do not have compassion on poor lost sinners like our Savior does. We need revival, but it will not come without repentance.
William Carey, the consecrated cobbler, gave $400,000 to missions (Which was a great deal more than today) during his years as a missionary in India. How was he able to give such a large sum for his day? Carey went to India with a salary of $250 a year. While in India, he was hired by the government as a teacher in a university at $7,500 per year. Carey continued to live on the $250 he received as a missionary, giving all of the rest to the work of the Lord. My Friend, that is what you call dedication! No wonder he was so wonderfully used of God.
THE POWER OF THE WORD
One day an infidel by the name of William Hone met a small boy who was reading his Bible. Hone said unto him, “Why do you spend your time reading a worthless book like that?” The lad responded, “Because it is the only thing that gives my sick mother any comfort.” The man was moved by the boy’s simply comment and decided to read the Bible for himself. As he did, God’s Spirit spoke to his heart. Sometime later he wrote the following words on one of the pages of his Bible: “The proudest heart that ever beat, hath been subdued in me; The wildest will that ever rose, to scorn Thy cause or aid Thy foes, Is quelled my God by Thee. William Hone’s life was transformed by the Word of God. - Copied
WHY GOD SAVED YOU
“God didn’t save you to make you happy. That’s a by-product. He died to make you holy. You were predestined to be conformed to the image of God’s Son.” - Vance Havner. “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.” ~I Peter 1:15. Holiness (sanctification) is a lost doctrine in most Fundamental churches!