We are suffering a famine of
the Word of God. The ministry
lacks unction. Too often it
is a rehash of the obvious.
How seldom in meetings are
we conscious that the Spirit of
God has spoken to us in
power? We live on a diet of
pablum. And dont put all the
blame on the preachers!
How may men avoid this deadly, secret, subtle sin?
There is but one way; that is, by following Jesus in
daily, resolute self-denial, by watchfulness and
prayer, by 'walking in the light as He is in the light,'
by openness of heart, by humility of mind, by utter
surrender to the Holy Ghost. by counting all things
loss for Christ, as did Paul; by learning and not
forgetting that 'godliness, with contentment, is great
gain,' by seeking first the Kingdom of God and His
righteousness, by joyfully trusting and obeying
those words of Peter, 'casting all your care upon
Him, for He careth for you,' by keeping the heart
[i]Samuel Logan Brengle[/i]
Pascal was bitterly criticized because apart from the
immortal soul of man, he could see no scenery anywhere
worth looking at. By the same token, the
Apostle Paul might be castigated for saying not a
word about Grecian art or the splendor of the Pantheon.
His was a separation to spirituality. After the
Athenian clash on Mars Hill, Paul poured contempt
on the wisdom of this world, dying daily to the
temptation to outwit and out-think the wise. His
task was not that of getting over a viewpoint, but of
overcoming the legions of hell!
And where is the Church? For the most part, it is
asleep. Polluted with the desires and materialism of
the world, she knows little about spiritual discipline
and living the Spirit-filled life.