Spiritual prosperity depends immensely on our private devotion, and private devotion cannot nourish unless we determine that by God’s help we will make time, whatever trouble it may cost us, for thought, for prayer, for the Bible, and for private communion with Christ. Alas! That saying of our Master is sadly overlooked: 'Enter into your room and … Continue reading
"... the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…" (1 Chronicles 12:32, NKJV) These men of Issachar are set before us as a pattern to be imitated and an example to be followed; for it is a most important thing to understand the times in which we … Continue reading Understanding the times
To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, (Ephesians 3:8, NKJV) What does Paul say about himself Paul employs an emphatic comparative and superlative. He says, “I am less than the least of all saints.” … Continue reading Unsearchable riches
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37–38, NKJV) In order to see the whole … Continue reading Thirst relieved
… remember that at that time you were separate from [without] Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. (Ephesians 2:12, NIV) A more miserable state cannot be conceived! It is bad enough to be without money, or without health, or … Continue reading Without Christ
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” (John 21:15, NIV) The question which heads this paper was addressed by Christ to the Apostle Peter. A more … Continue reading Do you love Me?
True, saving Christianity is not the mere believing a certain set of opinions, and holding a certain set of notions. Its essence is knowing, trusting, and loving a certain living Person who died for us - even Christ the Lord. (J.C. Ryle - "Holiness")
Joel Osteen: (in, "Become a better you") "He [God] wants us to have a little heaven on earth, right where we are ... You can accomplish your dries before you go to heaven! How can you do that? By tapping into God's power inside of you... If you don't appreciate and take advantage of your freedom, … Continue reading Prosperity Theology – Biblical theology?
A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be … Continue reading The ruler of the waves
Remember Lot’s wife! (Luke 17:32, NIV) The solemn warning: Christ does not bid us remember Abraham, or Isaac, or Jacob, or Sarah, or Hannah, or Ruth. No: He singles out one whose soul was lost for ever. He cries to us, “Remember Lot’s wife.” Christ is speaking of His own second coming to judge the … Continue reading A woman to be remembered