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The Undetected Sacredness Of Circumstances
      “All things work together for good to them that love God.” Romans 8:28 The circumstances of a saint's life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such thing as chance. God by His providence brings you into circumstances that ... read more

The Undeviating Question
      “Lovest thou Me?” John 21:17 Peter declares nothing now (cf. Matthew 26:33-35). Natural individuality professes and declares; the love of the personality is only discovered by the hurt of the question of Jesus Christ. Peter loved Jesus in the ... read more

The Undeviating Test
      “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 7:2 This statement is not a haphazard guess, it is an eternal law of God. Whatever judgment you give, it is measur ... read more

The Unheeded Secret
      “My kingdom is not of this world.” John 18:36 The great enemy to the Lord Jesus Christ in the present day is the conception of practical work that has not come from the New Testament, but from the Systems of the world in which endless energy a ... read more

The Unrelieved Quest
      “Feed My sheep.” John 21:17 This is love in the making. The love of God is tin-made, it is God's nature. When we receive the Holy Spirit He unites us with God so that His love is manifested in us. When the soul is united to God by the indwell ... read more

The Unrivalled Power Of Prayer
      “We know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Romans 8:26 We realize that we are energized by the Holy Spirit for prayer; we know what it is to pray ... read more

The Viewpoint
      “Now thanks be to God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 2:14 The viewpoint of a worker for God must not be as near the highest as he can get, it must be the highest. Be careful to maintain strenuously God's point o ... read more

The Vision And The Verity
      “Called to be saints.” 1 Corinthians 1:2 Thank God for the sight of all you have never yet been. You have had the vision, but you are not there yet by any means. It is when we are in the valley, where we prove whether we will be the choice one ... read more

The Vocation Of The Natural Life
      “But when it pleased God … to reveal His Son in me …” Galatians 1:15-16 The call of God is not a call to any particular service; my interpretation of it may be because contact with the nature of God has made me realize what I would like to do ... read more

The Voice Of The Nature Of God
      “I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send?” Isaiah 6:8 When we speak of the call of God, we are apt to forget the most important feature, viz., the nature of the One Who calls. There is the call of the sea, the call of the mount ... read more

The Warning Against Wantoning
      “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you.” Luke 10:20 As Christian workers, worldliness is not our snare, sin is not our snare, but spiritual wantoning is, viz.: taking the pattern and print of the religious ... read more

The Waters Of Satisfaction Scattered
      “Nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the Lord.” 2 Samuel 23:16 What has been like water from the well of Bethlehem to you recently - love, friendship, spiritual blessing? Then at the peril of your soul, you take it ... read more

The Way Of Abraham In Faith
      He went out, not knowing whither he went." ” Hebrews 11:8 In the Old Testament, personal relationship with God showed itself in separation, and this is symbolized in the life of Abraham by his separation from his country and from his kith an ... read more

The Way To Know
      “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine …” John 7:17 The golden rule for understanding spiritually is not intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity is his guide; but if he wants i ... read more

The Will to Loyalty
      Choose you this day whom ye will serve. (Joshua 24:15) Will is the whole man active. I cannot give up my will, I must exercise it. I must will to obey, and I must will to receive God's Spirit. When God gives a vision of truth it is never a question of ... read more

The Will To Loyalty
      “Choose you this day whom ye will serve.” Joshua 24:15 Will is the whole man active. I cannot give up my will, I must exercise it. I must will to obey, and I must will to receive God's Spirit. When God gives a vision of truth it is never a qu ... read more

The Witness Of The Spirit
      “The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit…” Romans 8:16 We are in danger of getting the barter spirit when we come to God, we want the witness before we have done what God tells us to do. "Why does not God reveal Himself to me?" He ... read more

The Worker's Ruling Passion
      “Wherefore we labour that . . we may be accepted of Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:9 "Wherefore we labour…." It is arduous work to keep the master amibition in front. It means holding one's self to the high ideal year in and year out, not being ambi ... read more

The Worship Of The Work
      “Labourers together with God.” 1 Corinthians 3:9 Beware of any work for God which enables you to evade concentration on Him. A great many Christian workers worship their work. The one concern of a worker should be concentration on God, and thi ... read more

The "Go" Of Preparation
      “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there thou rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” Matthew 5:2 ... read more

The "Go" Of Relationship
      “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.” Matthew 5:41 The summing up of Our Lord's teaching is that the relationship which He demands is an impossible one unless He has done a supernatural work in us. Jesus Christ de ... read more

The "Go" Of Renunciation
      “Lord, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest.” Luke 9:57 Our Lord's attitude to this man is one of severe discouragement because He knew what was in man. We would have said - "Fancy losing the opportunity of winning that man!" Fancy b ... read more

The "Go" Of Unconditional Identification
      “One thing thou lackest: . . come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” Mark 10:21 The rich young ruler had the master passion to he perfect. When he saw Jesus Christ, he wanted to be like Him. Our Lord never puts personal holiness to the fore w ... read more

Theology Alive
      “Walk while ye have the light lest darkness come upon you.” John 12:35 Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mount with God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. "If therefore the light that is in ... read more

Think As Jesus Taught
      “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 We think rightly or wrongly about prayer according to the conception we have in our minds of prayer. If we think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts, we think rightly. ... read more

This Experience Must Come
      “And he saw him no more.” 2 Kings 2:12 It is not wrong to depend upon Elijah as long as God gives him to you, but remember the time will come when he will have to go; when he stands no more to you as your guide and leader, because God does not ... read more

Those Borders Of Distrust
      “Behold, the hour cometh … that ye shall be scattered.” John 16:32 Jesus is not rebuking the disciples, their faith was real, but it was disturbed; it was not at work in actual things. The disciples were scattered to their own interests, alive ... read more

Till You Are Entirely His
      “Let your endurance be a finished product, so that you may be finished and complete, with never a defect.” James 1:4 Many of us are all right in the main, but there are some domains in which we are slovenly. It is not a question of sin, but of ... read more

Transformed By Insight
      “We all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image.” 2 Corinthians 3:1 The outstanding characteristic of a Christian is this unveiled frankness before God so that the life becomes a mirror f ... read more

Transformed By Insight
      “We all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image.” 2 Corinthians 3:1 The outstanding characteristic of a Christian is this unveiled frankness before God so that the life becomes a mirror f ... read more

Undaunted Radiance
      “Nay, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” Romans 8:37 Paul is speaking of the things that might seem likely to separate or wedge in between the saint and the love of God; but the remarkable thing is tha ... read more

Undisturbed Relationship
      “At that day ye shall ask in My name …” John 16:26,27 "At that day ye shall ask in My name," i.e., in My nature. Not - "You shall use My name as a magic word," but - "You will be so intimate with Me that you will be one with Me." "That ... read more

Unquestioned Revelation
      “And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing.” John 16:23 When is "that day"? When the Ascended Lord makes you one with the Father. In that day you will be one with the Father as Jesus is, and "in that day," Jesus says, "ye shall ask Me nothi ... read more

Vicarious Intercession
      “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.” Hebrews 10:19 Beware of imagining that intercession means bringing our personal sympathies into the presence of God and demanding that He does what we ask. ... read more

      “I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision.” Acts 26:19 If we lose the vision, we alone are responsible, and the way we lose the vision is by spiritual leakage. If we do not run our belief about God into practical issues, it is all up wit ... read more

Vision And Darkness
      “An horror of great darkness fell upon him.” Genesis 15:1 Whenever God gives a vision to a saint, He puts him, as it were, in the shadow of His hand, and the saint's duty is to be still and listen. There is a darkness which comes from excess ... read more

Vision And Reality
      “And the parched ground shall become a pool.” Isaiah 35:7 We always have visions, before a thing is made real. When we realize that although the vision is real, it is not real in us, then is the time that Satan comes in with his temptations, a ... read more

Vision By Personal Character
      “Come up hither, and I will shew thee things.” Revelation 4:1 An elevated mood can only come out of an elevated habit of personal character. If in the externals of your life you live up to the highest you know, God will continually say - "Fri ... read more

Vision By Personal Purity
      “Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 Purity is not innocence, it is much more. Purity is the outcome of sustained spiritual sympathy with God. We have to grow in purity. The life with God may be right and the in ... read more

Vital Intercession
      “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.” Ephesians 6:18 As we go on in intercession we may find that our obedience to God is going to cost other people more than we thought. The danger then is to begin to intercede in s ... read more

What Am I Looking At?
      “Look unto Me, and be ye saved.” Isaiah 14:22 Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says - Look unto Me, and be saved. The great difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and it is His blessings that make it ... read more

What Are You Haunted By?
      What man is he that feareth the Lord?" ” Psalms 25:12 What are you haunted by? You will say - By nothing, but we are all haunted by something, generally by ourselves, or, if we are Christians, by our experience. The Psalmist says we are to b ... read more

What Do You Make Of This?
      “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend.” John 15:13,15 Jesus does not ask me to die for Him, but to lay down my life for Him. Peter said - "I will lay down my life for Thy sake" and he meant it; his ... read more

What Do You See In Your Clouds?
      “Behold, He cometh with clouds.” Revelation 1:7 In the Bible clouds are always connected with God. Clouds are those sorrows or sufferings or providences, within or without our personal lives, which seem to dispute the rule of God. It is by tho ... read more

What Do You Want?
      “Seekest thou great things for thyself?” Jeremiah 14:5 Are you seeking great things for yourself? Not seeking to be a great one, but seeking great things from God for yourself. God wants you in a closer relationship to Himself than receiving H ... read more

What Is A Missionary?
      “As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you.” John 20:21 A missionary is one sent by Jesus Christ as He was sent by God. The great dominant note is not the needs of men, but the command of Jesus. The source of our inspiration in work for Go ... read more

What Is That To Thee?
      “Lord, what shall this man do? . . What is that to thee? Follow thou Me.” John 21:21,2 One of our severest lessons comes from the stubborn refusal to see that we must not interfere in other people's lives. It takes a long time to realize the ... read more

What Next?
      “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.” John 8:17 If you do not cut the moorings, God will have to break them by a storm and send you out. Launch all on God, go out on the great swelling tide of His purpose, and you will get you ... read more

What To Concentrate On
      “I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34 Never be sympathetic with the soul whose case makes you come to the conclusion that God is hard. God is more tender than we can conceive, and every now and again He gives us the chance of ... read more

What To Do Under The Conditions
      “Cast thy burden upon the Lord.” Psalms 55:22 We must distinguish between the burden-bearing that is right and the burden-bearing that is wrong. We ought never to bear the burden of sin or of doubt, but there are burdens placed on us by God wh ... read more

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