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What To Pray For
Men ought always to pray, and not to faint
You cannot intercede if you do not believe in the reality of the Redemption; you will turn intercession into futile sympathy with human beings which will only increase their submissive con ... read more
What To Renounce
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty.
2 Corinthians 4:2
Have you "renounced the hidden things of dishonesty" - the things that your sense of honour will not allow to come to the light? You can easily hide them. Is there a tho ... read more
What You Will Get
Thy life will I give thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.
This is the unshakable secret of the Lord to those who trust Him - "I will give thee thy life." What more does a man want than his life? It is the essenti ... read more
What's The Good Of Prayer?
Lord, teach us to pray.
It is not part of the life of a natural man to pray. We hear it said that a man will suffer in his life if he does not pray; I question it. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in him, which is nou ... read more
What's The Good Of Temptation?
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man.
1 Corinthians 10:13
The word "temptation" has come down in the world; we are apt to use it wrongly. Temptation is not sin, it is the thing we are bound to meet if we are men. ... read more
When He Is Come
And when He is come, He will convict the world of sin
Very few of us know anything about conviction of sin; we know the experience of being disturbed because of having done wrong things; but conviction of sin by the Holy Ghost b ... read more
Where The Battle's Lost And Won
II thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord
The battle is lost or won in the secret places of the will before God, never first in the external world. The Spirit of God apprehends me and I am obliged to get alone with God an ... read more
Whereby Shall I Know?
I thank Thee, O Father
because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
In spiritual relationship we do not grow step by step; we are either there or we are not. God does not cl ... read more
Why Are We Not Told Plainly?
He charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
Say nothing until the Son of man is risen in you - until the life of the risen Christ so dominates you that you un ... read more
Why Cannot I Follow Thee Now?
Peter said unto Him, Lord, why cannot I follow Thee now?
There are times when you cannot understand why you cannot do what you want to do. When God brings the blank space, see that you do not fill it in, but wait. The blank space ... read more
Will You Go Out Without Knowing?
He went out, not knowing whither he went.
Have you been "out" in this way? If so, there is no logical statement possible when anyone asks you what you are doing. One of the difficulties in Christian work is this question - "W ... read more
Winning Into Freedom
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
If there is any remnant of individual conceit left, it always says "I can't." Personality never says "I can't," but simply absorbs and absorbs. Personality al ... read more
Work Out What God Works In
Work out your own salvation.
Your will agrees with God, but in your flesh there is a disposition which renders you powerless to do what you know you ought to do. When the Lord is presented to the conscience, the first thi ... read more
"And he pitched his tent having Bethel on the west and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar." Genesis 12:8
Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing fro ... read more
And he pitched his tent having Bethel on the west and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar.
Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessin ... read more
Wrestling Before God
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God
You have to wrestle against the things that prevent you from getting to God, and you wrestle in prayer for other souls; but never say that you wrestle with ... read more
The God of Israel will be your rereward.
Security from Yesterday. "God requireth that which is past." At the end of the year we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise from remem ... read more
You Won't Reach It On Tiptoe
Add to your brotherliness
2 Peter 1:7
Love is indefinite to most of us, we do not know what we mean when we talk about love. Love is the sovereign preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands that that preferen ... read more
"And Every Virtue We Possess"
All my fresh springs shall be in Thee.
Our Lord never patches up our natural virtues, He re-makes the whole man on the inside. "Put on the new man," i.e., see that your natural human life puts on the garb that is in keeping wit ... read more
"I Indeed... But He"
I indeed baptize you with water . . but He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire."
Have I ever come to a place in my experience where I can say - "I indeed - but He"? Until that moment does come, I will never know w ... read more
"Out Of The Wreck I Rise"
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
God does not keep a man immune from trouble; He says - "I will be with him in trouble." It does not matter what actual troubles in the most extreme form get hold of a man's life, ... read more
"Yes - But . . . !"
Lord, I will follow Thee; but
Supposing God tells you to do something which is an enormous test to your common sense, what are you going to do? Hang back? If you get into the habit of doing a thing in the physical domain, you wil ... read more