Monthly Archives: July 2012

Be ye . . . perfect,

Be ye . . . perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. –Ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD [am] holy, and have severed you from [other] people, that ye should be mine. Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify… (more…)

John 17:15

“I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world.” John 17:15 It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers in God’s own time—the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more years the Lord’s soldiers, who are now fighting “the good fight of faith” will have done with conflict, and… (more…)

The Line in the Sand

The Line in the Sand Jesus said, “He that is not with Me, is against Me.” (Mat_12:30). William B. Travis made his mark in history when he drew his sword and placed that line in the sand of the Alamo courtyard. Those who crossed the line walked out of anonymity into renown, each one becoming part of an ongoing legend.… (more…)

A Place Where Begging is Unnecessary

A Place Where Begging is Unnecessary “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Heb_4:16 A dignified English solicitor-widower with a considerable income had long dreamed of playing Muirfield, one of Great Britain’s most exclusive golf courses, and one day he made… (more…)

The Reservoir Church

The Reservoir Church “…your old men will dream dreams.” (Act_2:17) In a dream I saw a beautiful church sitting atop a hill overlooking a dying town in the dry valley below. The scene was surrealistic in its contrasts. The church was an old classic white-framed structure with a cross-capped spire towering upwards into the blue sky with fluffy white clouds.… (more…)

Seeking Greatness?

Seeking Greatness? “Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.” (Luk_22:24) The disciples of old were not at all unlike the disciples of today. There yet continues to be disputes among us over who is the greatest. Fallen souls that we are, something deep within us is forever aspiring to… (more…)

The Rapture of the Forward View

The Rapture of the Forward View “Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” (Php_3:13) Scripture encourages us to remember all the way that the Lord has brought us thus far, for in each memory is a meaningful look into the way He works, and the great love He bears for each one… (more…)

Get With the Program!

Get With the Program! “How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?” ( Pro_6:9) It is possible to sleep though Life’s greatest moments; to hit the snooze button one too many times and, through no one’s fault but our own, miss out on that which was ours all along — if only we… (more…)

The Four Marks of the Immovable Man

The Four Marks of the Immovable Man “And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself,… (more…)

The God Who Can Handle It

  The God Who Can Handle It   “The LORD is sitting in His sacred temple on His throne in heaven. He knows everything we do because He sees us all.” ( Psa_11:4, CEV). There is no snooze button anywhere in the proximity of God – and that’s everywhere! He is the Unsleeping God; He never dozes off in slumber,… (more…)