HERE OR HEREAFTER?

HERE OR HEREAFTER? A crown…unto all them also that love his appearing. …Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world. II Timothy 4:8, 10 If you love his appearing you are not in live with this present world. “If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” “Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” Paul had set his sights higher than this passing scene. Demas would have his portion here and now. Paul was a pilgrim and a read more...

I Would Have Told You

I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. John 14:2 Here is a blessed little word often overlooked: “If it were not so, I would have told you.” Jesus not only affirms positively the glorious fact of our heavenly home, He makes it doubly sure by a negative: “If it were not so, I would have told you.” Countless multitudes have wondered whether there is a home beyond. Here is One who came from there and knows. We can take His read more...

JESUS MADE REAL

JESUS MADE REAL He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine and shall shew it unto you. John 16:14. We do not make Jesus real by conjuring up a mental picture of Him long ago in Galilee and trying to walk in imagination with Him there. We do not have to go back two thousand years or travel to Palestine to find Jesus. There is a fad for that sort of thing, but so might one inwardly visualize any character of history. Such mental association may, indeed, affect one’s life to some read more...

TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT

TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT Let God be true, but every man a liar. Romans 3:4 “Abraham believed God.” The essence of faith is simply taking God at His Word. “What more can he say than to you he hath said?” “He hath said…so that we may boldly say.” We are thrown back upon revelation, not reason. God has spoken and holy men recorded it. Back of everything stands the record. If we are to believe the Living Word we must accept the Written Word. Jesus accepted the Old Testament as the Word of God. read more...

TALK and WALK

TALK AND WALK Are ye not carnal, and walk as men. I Corinthians 3:3 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. I John 2:6 Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 We are too much inclined to excuse strife and schism in our churches by saying, “Too err is human; no church is perfect.” God has made provision for victory over the flesh, in both the individual and the collective life of His people. We may read more...