LET IT BEGIN IN ME

LET IT BEGIN IN ME If my people…shall humble themselves…then will I… II Chronicles 7:14 In revival God begins with His own people, and His people begin with themselves… “humble themselves”… “turn from their wicked ways.” It is subjective: they humble themselves and turn from sin. It is objective: they pray and seek God’s face. After David has his joy restored, then he teaches transgressors God’s ways, and sinners are converted. David does not go out visiting prospects and canvassing read more...

We Have Fellowship

We Have Fellowship We have fellowship… I John 1:7 Precious indeed is the fellowship of those whose citizen ship is in heaven. We have fellowship with the Saviour: “God is faithful by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ” ( I Cor. 1:9). We have the fellowship of the Spirit (Phil. 2:1). There is the fellowship of His sufferings (Phil. 3:10). We enjoy the fellowship of the Saints ( I John 1:7; Acts 2:42). There is the fellowship of service: “the fellowship of read more...

Beset by Invisible Powers

Beset by Invisible Powers For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 Another negative-positive verse like yesterday’s and this time we read that we are not up against flesh and blood these days. The devil is the prince of the power of the air, and he is assisted by legions of wicked spirits and evil angels. Never mind these wiseacres read more...

Nothing Wavering

Nothing Wavering But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. James 1:6 The man who lacks wisdom is promised it, but he must ask in faith and not be like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed. Our Lord said we could move mountains if we commanded them to move and did not doubt in our hearts (Mk. 11:23). The positive side of that is in the next verse, which says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Abraham read more...

God Has No Grandchildren

God Has No Grandchlidren To him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to his it is sin. James 4:17 Gibbon describes the degeneration of Christianity under the Greek scholars of the 10th century, who handled the literature and spoke the language of the spiritual but knew not the life: “They held in their lifeless hands the riches of their fathers without inheriting the spirit which had created and imparted that sacred patrimony. They read; they praised; they compiled; but their languid read more...

The End of the Lord

The End of the Lord Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord. James 5:11. The Lord turned the captivity of Job and blessed the latter end of his life more than the beginning, but all that is not the climax of the book. It is not an anticlimax but it is a sort of postscript. Job arrived at the peak when he saw God. After that, whether he got well or not, or whether or not he recovered his prosperity, was incidental. He had got through to God. The main purpose read more...

Fruit of the Land

Fruit of the Land How long are ye slack to possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you? Joshua 18:3 We ought not stand on Jordan’s stormy banks casting a wishful eye to Canaan’s fair and happy land, where our possessions lie. “Dwelling in Beulah Land” is possible here and now. Living in Canaan may be a fact today. It is also a fight, the fight of faith, as we follow our Joshua, the Captain of our salvation and “possess our possessions.” And there will be fruit. read more...

Come and Drink

Come and Drink My soul thirsteth. Psalm 63:1 If any man thirst… John 7:37 “But how can my thirsting soul find God? He is too abstract, I can form no mental picture of Him. How can I drink of the Living Water?” That is why Jesus came. In Him the Word became flesh. No man comes to the Father but by Him, and whosoever comes to Him will in no wise be cast out. “If any man thirst, let Him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, from within him shall flow rivers of living read more...