Do It Now
Agree with thine adversary quickly.
Jesus Christ is laying down this principle - Do what you know you must do, now, and do it quickly; if you do not, the inevitable process will begin to work and you will have to pay to the last ... read more
Do It Yourself
Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5
Deliverance from sin is not deliverance from human nature. There are things in human nature, such as prejudices, which the s ... read more
Do Ye Now Believe?
By this we believe
Jesus answered, Do ye now believe?
Now we believe. Jesus says - Do you? The time is coming when you will leave Me alone. Many a Christian worker has left Jesus Christ alone and gone into work from a sense o ... read more
Do You Continue To Go With Jesus?
Ye are they which have continued with Me in My temptations.
It is true that Jesus Christ is with us in our temptations, but are we going with Him in His temptations? Many of us cease to go with Jesus from the moment we have an exp ... read more
Do You See Your Calling?
Separated unto the Gospel.
Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the Gospel of God. The one thing that is all important is that the Gospel of God should be realized as the abiding Reality. ... read more
Do You Walk In White?
Buried with Him
even so we also should walk in newness of life.
No one enters into the experience of entire sanctification without going through a "white funeral" - the burial of the old life. If there has never been th ... read more
Does He Know Me
When I have sadly misunderstood Him? (John 10:17.) It is possible to know all about doctrine and yet not know Jesus. The soul is in danger when knowledge of doctrine outsteps intimate touch with Jesus. Why was ... read more
Does My Sacrifice Live?
And Abraham built an altar . . and bound Isaac his son.
This incident is a picture of the blunder we make in thinking that the final thing God wants of us is the sacrifice of death. what God wants is the sac rifice through death ... read more
Don't Calculate Without God
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:5)
Don't calculate without God.
God seems to have a delightful way of upsetting the things we have calculated on without taking Him into account. We get into ci ... read more
Don't Calculate Without God
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.
Don't calculate without God.
God seems to have a delightful way of upsetting the things we have calculated on without taking Him into account. We ... read more
Don't Slack Off
Whatsoever ye shalt ask in My name, that will I do.
Am I fulfilling this ministry of the interior? There is no snare or any danger of infatuation or pride in intercession, it is a hidden ministry that brings forth fruit whereby th ... read more
Don't Think Now, Take The Road
walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid.
The wind was actually boisterous, the waves were actually high, but Peter did not see them at first. He did not reckon with ... read more
Experience Or Revelation
We have received
the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1 Corinthians 2:12
Reality is Redemption, not my experience of Redemption; but Redemption has no meaning for me until it speaks ... read more
Without faith it is impossible to please Him.
Faith in antagonism to common sense is fanaticism, and common sense in antagonism to faith is rationalism. The life of faith brings the two into a right relation. Common sense is not ... read more
Faith And Experience
The Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
We have to battle through our moods into absolute devotion to the Lord Jesus, to get out of the hole-and-corner business of our experience into abandoned devotion to Him. ... read more
Fellowship In The Gospel
Fellow labourer in the gospel of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
After sanctification it is difficult to state what your aim in life is, because God has taken you up into His purpose by the Holy Ghost; He is using you now for His purposes throug ... read more
Friendship With God
Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?
Its Delights. This chapter brings out the delight of real friendship with God as compared with occasional feelings of His presence in prayer. To be so much in contact with God th ... read more
Get A Move On
Abide in Me.
The Spirit of Jesus is put into me by the Atonement, then I have to construct with patience the way of thinking that is exactly in accordance with my Lord. God will not make me think like Jesus, I have to do it myself; ... read more
Get A Move On
And beside this
add . .
2 Peter 1:5
You have inherited the Divine nature, says Peter (v.4), now screw your attention down and form habits, give diligence, concentrate. "Add" means all that character means. No man is born either naturally ... read more
Getting Into God's Stride
"Enoch walked with God." Genesis 5:24
The test of a man's religious life and character is not what he does in the exceptional moments of life, but what he does in the ordinary times, when there is nothing tremendous or exciting on. The worth of a ... read more
Getting Into God's Stride
Enoch walked with God.
The test of a man's religious life and character is not what he does in the exceptional moments of life, but what he does in the ordinary times, when there is nothing tremendous or exciting on. The worth ... read more
Come unto Me.
Do I want to get there? I can now. The questions that matter in life are remarkably few, and they are all answered by the words - "Come unto Me." Not - Do this, or don't do that; but - "Come unto Me." If I wi ... read more
Master, where dwellest Thou? . . Come and see.
"They abode with Him that day." That is about all some of us ever do, then we wake up to actualities, self-interest arises and the abiding is passed. There is no condition of life in ... read more
Come ye after Me.
One of the greatest hindrances in coming to Jesus is the excuse of temperament. We make our temperament and our natural affinities barriers to coming to Jesus. The first thing we realize when we come to Jesus is t ... read more
Put God First in Trust. "Jesus did not commit Himself unto them
for He knew what was in man."
Our Lord trusted no man; yet He was never suspicious, never bitter, never in despair about any man, because He put God first in tr ... read more
He hath said
so that we may boldly say
My say-so is to be built on God's say-so. God says - "I will never leave thee," then I can with good courage say - "The Lord is my helper, I will not fear - " I will not be haunte ... read more
Grasp Without Reach
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint.
There is a difference between an ideal and a vision. An ideal has no moral inspiration; a vision has. The people who give themselves over to ideals rarely do anything. A ... read more
And greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.
Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work. We think of prayer as a common-sense exercise of our higher powers in order to prepar ... read more
Have A Message And Be One
Preach the word.
2 Timothy 4:2
We are not saved to be "channels only," but to be sons and daughters of God. We are not turned into spiritual mediums, but into spiritual messengers; the message must be part of ourselves. The Son of God was ... read more
Have I Seen Him?
After that He appeared in another form unto two of them.
Being saved and seeing Jesus are not the same thing. Many are partakers of God's grace who have never seen Jesus. When once you have seen Jesus, you can never be the same, ... read more
Have You Come To "When" Yet?
And the Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends.
The plaintive, self-centred, morbid kind of prayer, a dead-set that I want to be right, is never found in the New Testament. The fact that I am trying to be r ... read more
Have You Ever Been Carried Away For Him?
She hath wrought a good work on Me.
If human love does not carry a man beyond himself, it is not love. If love is always discreet, always wise, always sensible and calculating, never carried beyond itself, it is not love at all. It ... read more
Have You Ever Been Expressionless With Sorrow?
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
The rich young ruler went away expressionless with sorrow; he had not a word to say. He had no doubt as to what Jesus said, no debate as to what it meant, and it ... read more
Have You Felt The Hurt Of The Lord?
Jesus said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me?
Have you felt the hurt of the Lord to the uncovered quick, the place where the real sensitiveness of your life is lodged? The devil never hurts there, neither sin nor human affec ... read more
Heartiness V. Heartlessness Towards Others
It is Christ
who also maketh intercession for us.
Do we need any more argument than this to become intercessors - that Christ "ever liveth to make intercession;" that the Holy Spirit "maketh intercession for the saints"? ... read more
Heedfulness V. Hypocrisy In Ourselves
If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and He shall give him Life for them that sin not unto death.
1 John 5:16
If we are not heedful of the way the Spirit of God works in us, we will become spiritual hyp ... read more
His Agony And Our Fellowship
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, tarry ye here, and watch with Me.
We can never fathom the agony in Gethsemane, but at least we need not misunderstand it. It is the ag ... read more
His Ascension And Our Union
And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven."
We have no corresponding experience to the events in Our Lord's life after the Transfiguration. From then onwards Our Lord's lif ... read more
His Birth And Our New Birth
Behold, a virgin shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
His Birth in History. "Therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son o ... read more
His Resurrection Destiny
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?
Our Lord's Cross is the gateway into His life: His Resurrection means that He has power now to convey His life to me. When I am born again from above, I ... read more
His Temptation And Ours
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Until we are born again, the only kind of temptation we understand is tha ... read more
Thine they were, and Thou gavest them Me.
The missionary is one in whom the Holy Ghost has wrought this realization - "Ye are not your own." To say, "I am not my own" is to have reached a great point in spiritual nobility. The ... read more
Holiness V. Hardness Towards God
wondered that there was no intercessor.
The reason many of us leave off praying and become hard towards God is because we have only a sentimental interest in prayer. It sounds right to say that we pray; we read books on ... read more
How Can I Personally Partake In The Atonement?
But God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ always forces an issue of will. Do I accept God's verdict on sin in the Cross of Christ? Have I the slightest interest ... read more
If Thou Hadst Known!
If thou hadst known
in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Jesus had entered into Jerusalem in triumph, the city was stirred to its foundations; but a strange god was there ... read more
Imagination V. Inspiration
The simplicity that is in Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:3
Simplicity is the secret of seeing things clearly. A saint does not think clearly for a long while, but a saint ought to see clearly without any difficulty. You cannot think a spiritual mu ... read more
Impoverished Ministry Of Jesus
From whence then hast Thou that living water?
"The well is deep" - and a great deal deeper than the Samaritan woman knew! Think of the depths of human nature, of human life, think of the depths of the "wells" in you. Have you b ... read more
Individual Discouragement And Personal Enlargement
Moses went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens.
Moses saw the oppression of his people and felt certain that he was the one to deliver them, and in the righteous indignation of his own spirit he started to right th ... read more
If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself.
Individuality is the husk of the personal life. Individuality is all elbows, it separates and isolates. It is the characteristic of the child and rightly so; but if we mistak ... read more
Inferior Misgivings About Jesus
Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with.
"I am impressed with the wonder of what God says, but He cannot expect me really to live it out in the details of my life!" When it comes to facing Jesus Christ on His own merits, our attitude ... read more