May 17, 2003
Take up that white-hot sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and cut the Devil to the heart!
It's impossible to win a defensive warfare! To win a war you have to launch an attack—you have to go on the offensive! You have to be positive! The attacking initiative is what wins a war!—Let's declare war on the Evil One! Let's declare war on the Old Boy himself! Hit 'im back—the Devil that is! Sock it to him with the Word! That's the way Jesus did it! He just quoted scriptures: "It is written!" The Devil...can't take the Word!—We're wielding the most powerful weapons the World has ever known...love and the Spirit and the Word‚ and these three are one!—The ultimate weapon!
Stand strong in the power of His Spirit wielding accurately the Sword of His Spirit which is the Word of God, mighty to the tearing down of strongholds!—The Devil's spiritual stronghold in the hearts of men! That's our Battle! That's our Revolution! And it's one we can't lose! We're destined to win!
My God, give us fighters who like to fight for the Lord with the weapon of His Word...conquering heroes that like to live and fight and die for Jesus and their brethren and the truth!
33:26 — 171:16 — 242:8 — 168:13 — 33:26 — 551:43,45,44 — 155:6 — 148:40,41 — 551:153
Thou shalt now be free from this former yoke of bondage and liberated to do My Will!
Just as God has His children, the Devil has his captives!—They are slaves of the chains of conformity forged by their own hands!—They are miserable, brokenhearted, wounded, bound, captives of their own passions and prisoners of their own shattered hopes and desires and limited human frailties.—The Lord has to break the chains. They can't deliver themselves.
Forget not thy King, for He doth unlock thy bracelets and hath dropped the chains off thee. Forsake not His ways, for He hath the key, even the key of David! I have used the spirit of My David to unlock the prisons that have them bound.—We enter a new World of freedom from the shackles of the flesh, into the vast and boundless universe of the Spirit! We are free, free‚ free! Thank God! Hallelujah!—Free to do His Will‚ free to follow Him withersoever He leadeth, to abandon the boundaries of man for the boundless abundance of God!—"For where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty"—total and complete freedom from the bondage of the law into total and complete freedom of life and liberty through love!
David and his men are not bound, but free!
117A:22 — 341:6 — 225:4,5 — 502:17 — 370:30 — 212:68‚66 — 46:22 — 302C:3 — 82:3
Give God all the credit all the time...and He will never fail!
God hath chosen the foolish things of the World...the weak things...that no flesh should glory in His presence.—That He might get all the glory!—God is the only One who can do it. Then He wants you to praise and thank Him and glorify Him because He did it. 'Cause if you could do it‚ you could pat yourself on the back for it, and say, "Look how great we are!"
Don't for one moment give yourself the credit for one little thing you've done!—One of the greatest dangers you have is to begin thinking it's you!—"What hast thou that thou hast not received? Every good and perfect gift comes down from above."—What makes you really great is the greatness God gives you—the Spirit, the inspiration!—Not by works that we have done, but by Thy mercy that all glory and praises be to Thy Name!—It is God that gives us the strength and God that has done it all! Give Him all the glory!
Give Him all the glory for anything good about you‚ and yourself all the blame for anything bad! That's a pretty good rule, because it's usually right!—Expect a miracle for the Glory of God!
4:30 — 35:9 — 4:28‚29,13 — 328:30 — 49:7 — 328:8 — 81:18 — 83:46 — 49:7 — 87:8
This is why He put us here, this is what we're here to learn:
How to make the right decisions through our personal contact with Him‚ our knowledge of His Word and His Will, and our love for Him and others!—Some of God's future is set, but within the range of that future God has many options, some of which we can change by our decisions.—This is one of the mysteries of His Will and His Plan: that He hath bestowed upon each of us the immortal majesty of personal choice to do either good or evil.
Whatsoever you do in word or in deed, do all to the glory of God, and whatever glorifies God, that's what's right! Whatever's best for God and His Family is what's right!—Does it bring forth good fruit? Is it good for you, others and His Kingdom, and does it bring forth good fruit for all?—The rule of thumb is very simple "Jesus and others, then you"!
God always chooses the best and what's best for us, the unbeatable choice! When you have learned...to get His answer, you will have learned how to make decisions...and you will have become truly one of God's leaders. "He gives the very best to them who leave the choices up to Him! "
238:9 — 212:65 — 238:7 — 249:27 — 302C:23 — 49:18 — 338:80 — 74:52
Get out of yourself and into others!
Love prefers the happiness of others to your own.—True happiness comes not in your personal pursuit for selfish pleasure and satisfaction, but in finding God and giving His life to others and bringing them happiness! Then happiness pursues and overtakes and overwhelms you personally without even seeking it for yourself! Look for someone to make them happy and then happiness will find you!—Get so busy trying to make somebody else happy you can't help but be happy!—Show them...unselfish love and concern...and they'll love you more than they ever loved anybody.
Let's get positive! Let's talk about the needs of others!—Help us, Lord, to quit thinking about ourselves...not to weep for ourselves but to weep for Thee and Thy work, Thy Children, and to get our eyes off ourselves!
The insane seldom think of others‚ they're usually only thinking of themselves...and interested only in satisfying themselves.—How insane are you?
(JOY)—"Jesus and others, then you!
By the grace of God, we're going to put Him and His Family first!
316B:71 — 151:52 — 250:42,44 — 33:27 — 293:7 — 33:29 — 186:5,7 — 530:48,49 — 49:18 — 249:28
Get out of yourself and get in the Spirit!
When Peter started looking at himself—he started to sink!
If you're down hearted and down cast, it's because you're looking down too much at the waves.—It's 'cause you get your eyes on yourself instead of the Lord—introspection instead of Heaven-spection!—All the introspection, analysing and agonising are merely works of the flesh which will have to be repeated next week!—You gotta keep your eyes on Jesus, because there's no other way to look but down and that's the Pit—the dismal abyss of horrible nothingness. Hitch your wagon to His star and there'll be no stopping you! Weigh down the wagon with all the rocks the Devil would like to pile on—and you'll sink for sure! Just roll 'em overboard and let 'em fall behind and you go on with the Lord!
Help us, Lord, to quit thinking about ourselves, but to get our eyes on You. None of us can stand the sight of ourselves. We're a mess and nothing without You, and only You can do it, if we just yield to You!—Let's get positive! Let's talk about the Word!—Let's take a look at Jesus! Look and live! Life for a look!
49:26 — 20:3 — 191:27 — 33:3 — 25:1 — 33:11,20 — 186:5 — 33:29 — 20:23
Look, and behold thou these days of Heaven upon earth and be thankful.
Even now, His invisible Heavenly Kingdom is already in operation and existence! It not only surrounds us, but it is within us.—Jesus Himself preached that the Kingdom of God was already at hand even in His day, and...taught that we were to seek it first, and pray that it should be on earth as it is in Heaven.—Those of you looking for the Kingdom of God on earth will only find it within your own hearts and fellowship of the saints, the children of God—Heaven on earth!—His Kingdom's already here and you're it!—It has already entered you, if you have Jesus and are filled with His Holy Spirit.
This is like a little bit of Heaven on earth, this sweet fellowship we have in love one for another right here. We are already enjoying a foretaste of Heaven on earth! We are living the way people are going to live, in love and sharing and sweetness and light and joy and praise and song and worship, during the Millennium. All this and Heaven too!
We have a Heaven on earth in our hearts, the Promised Land of His Kingdom within! Let's spread its glories abroad in the hearts of all children of men!
395:43 — 57:3 — 193:24 — 46:17 — 185:15 — 73A:13 — 399:61 — 148:35 — 189:7 — 46:21
Hitch your wagon to His star and there will be no stopping you!
Somebody...once said to an insignificant shoe clerk that he had led to the Lord, "Dwight L. Moody, there is no limit to what God can do with a man who is yielded and willing to do His Will!" Moody replied, "By the Grace of God...I am determined to be that man!" And he was! He became one of the world's greatest evangelists, with tens of thousands of souls won for his crown.—You cannot stop the man of faith!
The Lord really leaves a lot up to us and our concern and prayer.—He gives us what we want and have faith for.—He's more willing to give than we are to receive!—God has unlimited capacity to give, and what you get is only limited by your own capacity to receive.—There are an infinite variety of opportunities in God's Work: It only remains for a man to find and make them work!
I'm shooting for the stars and I want to hit the heights! I want God to do with us the most He can possibly do!—What do you have a vision for? What do you yourself really expect God to do? What do you personally plan to do about it?
33:20 — 47:25 — M:57 — 302:1 — 238:1 — 87:16 — 73:13 — 510:65 — 332A:76 — 182:1
The Shepherd must feed of the elements of the earth to be satisfied and to satisfy His flock!
When I was little, it seemed like God talked to me through everything; the sky and the clouds and the stars; the sun, grass, flowers and the trees! I wanted to know what it meant; and God always told me!—The Lord showed me so many spiritual truths about them...I listened to the still small voice of God.—Think how much God can show you from even a little beam of light, if you're just simple and child–like enough to appreciate it—to look—and listen!
Think of the years Abraham spent out in the fields watching flocks. No wonder he heard from the Lord; he had time to listen. Where did John the Baptist show up from—the big city of Jerusalem?—No, he came out of the desert—out of the woods—out of the wilderness! So he'd have time to get away from the mob and hear the Lord!—On the mount alone you feel so close to the Lord!
What do you hear on the mountain? You hear things that are going to change the World. What do you hear in the stillness? Whispers that are going to change the course of history!
98:2 — 85:15 — 73:14 — 3:13 — 74:29,46 — B:3,16
The Lashes of Love!
Chastisements are part of God's difficult compliments of His loving care and concern.
If there is a little sheep who is always straying away and being somewhat independent and rebellious‚ the shepherd often takes it and deliberately breaks one of its legs. Then he will have to give it extra care and carry it until the leg is healed. And after that, the lamb will never leave the shepherd's side!
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all, because this is one thing that helps keep us so righteous: our many afflictions.—Sometimes these things happen to draw us closer to the Lord—to keep us humble and more dependent on Him.—But He says in Hebrews 12: "No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous‚ but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby."—Most of God's merciful judgements...turn out to be blessings of chastisement to purge and purify His Children and bring a change for the better!
Whatever God does, He does it in love. He can give it or take it away, but whichever, He always does both in love. He never takes one thing away from you without giving you something better.
540:8 — 314B:16 — 116:12 — 56:2 — 87:8 — 42:18 — 203:45 — 66:10
God always begins at the top with a man, a voice, somebody He can work through, a messenger.
He's always looking for a man to turn the hearts of the people...a man to call them back up onto the wall of His work.—Throughout all time, God has always required His People to follow and obey His chosen Mouthpiece‚ His Prophet‚ His man of God, His chosen Leader, Shepherd or King.—God has always had His men of power for the hour—His anointed one. Without them, God's work can't go on!
God has so seen fit and chosen for you a Voice and a Man through whom He speaks to give you the message which gives you the vision which creates the faith that gives you the courage...to take the initiative.
I didn't choose to be your leader: God chose me!—I merely obeyed! I said, "Lord, I'll follow—show me the way!—And He did‚ and it led straight into your hearts and you took me in! You opened your hearts and you took me in and received me as your Friend‚ and more, as your own beloved Father in the Lord, your Shepherd, whose voice you suddenly knew was yours, and followed, for it was the Lord's voice through me!—They that love me most‚ follow closest!
297:39 — 70:41 — 155:32 — 69:4 — 31:21 — 242:12 — 155:32,42 — 116:6
You can pioneer something new every day if you pray!
God's law of progress is: If you don't keep on getting more you'll lose what you've got!
Have that driving motivation which makes you feel like you cannot stop, that you've got to keep on going even if it kills you!—Ask God for His Love! ...That irresistible compassion which should motivate every child of God in everything they do.... "The love of Christ constraineth us!"—Keep on doing more and more every day and progressing. Sit down at the end of the day and sum up and keep books with your soul and weigh up the accounts and say, "Now what did I do today that I won't have to do tomorrow...what progress...what more have I done than the usual things? "
You take care of what you have to take care of today, because He has given you the faith for today.—It's today that you have to have faith for!—Let's not worry about tomorrow, but let's do what we can do today, right now, today! Because look what God's going to do tomorrow! God's going to do mighty miracles tomorrow! He's going to do greater things than we ever imagined!
Today is the tomorrow we dreamed of yesterday!
316B:69 — 242:24 — 182:4 — 151:53,46 — 242:26 — 4:79,73,101 — 161:13
We know what is true or false by the standards of God's Word.
The Word is our foundation, our guide, our standard, and the rod of measurement whereby we measure all things, even the words that God gives us today. It's the Bureau of Standards by which we measure all truth and all error!
When you begin to think and pray about God's answer...what is the first thing the Holy Spirit always reminds you of? He always reminds you to look back to His Word!—When I get a revelation, it comes like a quick flash—a picture or something, and then I have to confirm it and see if it fits and if there is a precedent where such a thing could have happened before.—Look for a similar situation in the Word, always look to the Word first.—Check it with the Word...measure it with the yardstick of the Scriptures...weigh it in the balances...check it out with the Department of Weights and Measures, the Bible.—God can use Scripture any way He wants...to apply it.—You have to balance Scripture with Scripture.
In God's Word, you can find the answer to every question, every problem you will ever have in life.—There's nothing like the Word!
E:29 — 181:45 — 48:5 — 4:82 — 71:24 — 4:83 — 48:5 — 64:20 — 397:7 — 526:46 — 66:46
Heaven is not the end: It's only the beginning!
In fact, according to the Bible, for us there isn't going to be an End!—Eternity has no end!—We shall rule and reign with Him...eternally—"I shall be with thee always, world without end!"
We are going to cover the earth with Crystals of God's Light as it slowly turns and enlightens the whole Universe with the Light of the Lord, until it enlightens even the Darkness!—We'll circle the Globe in nothing flat and even visit other planets and stars and ride the whole range of the Universe—And it won't take days or weeks or months or years, not even light years, but with the speed of thought!—God only knows how much more we'll have to conquer after we've conquered the Earth and all the souls who have ever lived on it and all the problems! Who knows what other worlds we may have to conquer, what other universes we may yet have to learn to rule!—And we'll enjoy every minute of it if we're faithful servants!
...till death do ye part! No‚ not even then will we part! Then we will be truly united!—And we'll shake up the whole Universe with the praises of God!—Like the angels‚ we'll fight on!
242:21‚22 — 6:8 — 185:77 — 214:54 — 311B:15 — 242:21 — 32:20 — 242:18
Prayer is powerful!
When we pray, things will happen and things will be different. God will answer prayer. You've got to get not only in prayer, but you've got to get in the Spirit.—When you're strong in the Spirit‚ God will do anything for you! You're one with Him‚ and when this happens, you can command Him to do anything!—If you are in tune‚ the Holy Spirit directs your prayer. If...the Holy Spirit is absolutely in control, then it's automatically tuned in just right—power, beam, direction, everything—by the Lord's own computer, and it can't miss!
The whole structure of any house...rests on these two key pillars: the will of God and the will of man. As long as they coordinate and are in line with each other...it will stand firm.—We pray in the Spirit and our prayers have more effect because we pray by the Spirit Himself, by His power, which is exactly what God wants in His Will in His own Spirit...and God Himself gets the desired effect.—Delight yourself in the Lord and want to do His Will. When we do, it is His delight to also give us the desires of our own hearts, because He's the One who puts them there when we're pleasing Him!
546:8 — 74:1 — 9:5 — 302:26 — 309B:23 — 341:10 — 238:1
Please Him by praising Him!
God likes you to give Him a little honour. Praise is the voice of faith.
The Lord loves praise: the High and the Holy One dwelleth in the praises of His people. The fragrance of the Lord is in the perfume of the praises of His children.—As sweet smelling savour rise the prayers of the saints in the House of the Lord. He likes it. It's beautiful! He likes to smell our prayers like the fragrance of flowers. He takes a deep breath. Jesus smells our prayers like we smell flowers. He inhales them all! He just breathes them right in—they're like His breath!—"My soul hungereth after thee!" (Think of it!—God needs us!)—The Lord's trying to show us what we could be and what we ought to be like, and how beautiful we are to Him, and how smoothly and beautifully He'd like to see us operate, with that perfume ascending, and perfect communication!
Lift thy hearts unto Him in praise, and thank the Lord! Kiss the Son's mouth! Love Him with all thy heart! Love the words of His mouth unto thy utmost‚ even the Word that He hath sworn unto David!
Are you a hole full of praise?—Are you a bottle of sweet prayers to Jesus?
74:14 — 74:1 — 114:4 — 83:15 — 369:7,8 — 254:23 — 191:4 — 82:18 — 237:28 — 369:22
The only way we are going to win this war is to fight it together!
Our spiritual Enemy is always looking for a weakness, a way to enter our defenses, and is casting fiery darts into the city of our fellowship trying to sow dissension, jealousy, covetousness, bickering and internal discord so we'll get so busy fighting among ourselves we won't even notice our walls of spiritual strength from the Lord are crumbling.—"Divide and conquer!" is the Devil's own slogan!
Only in the folly of this world do men fight each other for fickle fame and fortune.—We love the Lord and we're trying to work together for the best of His Kingdom.—Not in competition with each other, but yoked together in love‚ pulling the load together.—We are all in a Holy War together!—Let's win it together so we can shout the victory together and greet God together in the end!
Only The Letters and the Lord can keep us unified and united in ideals, actions, spirit and goals!—Only the cool winds and rains of God's purifying chastisements and the waters of His Word can smother the flames of disunity in His Love...so we can unite against the Foe, save His own and fill the Earth with God's Light!
263:83 — 70:42 — 168:2 — 31:28 — 337B:53 — 335A:1 — 263:84 — l56A:18 — 70:42
Our job is to reach the ends of the earth with the Gospel—to get the Message of love across. That's our job!
Our main motive should be to obey God and get the Message out, the Wonder Working Words to the waiting world!—Witnessing His Wonder Working Words is our major task!—We owe the Message of God and His life of love to every man, but especially to them that will believe and receive it.—We're more responsible to give them all God's Message than we are to win them, for only His Spirit can win them.
Let's roll that gold till we've "rolled gold" to all the World...and we will reap an eternal golden harvest from the gold that rolled!
I have this faith, beloved, that what we are doing is obeying God and His commandment: "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature" and "forsake all" to do it, and God is going to bless us for it!—Going is not an option!—It's a commandment!—By means of obedience...we are conquering the World with love and shall continue to do so till Jesus comes, according to His own promises!
This is The End! We're their last chance, and we'd better make good what God has given!—This year the world!
182:28 — 242:31 — 207:29 — 335A:17 — 207:29 — 333A:53 — 332A:36 — 144:17 — 189:24 —56:39 — 357:1
The music of the harp of David is going to bring the answer.
The Jesus Revolution was waged and souls won with our Music!—Our songs of the Revolution are the outcry of youth today! Our songs are like the key of love which unlocks hearts to find a responsive chord that longs to harmonise with you!—Music is the language of this generation and we speak it!—Our music is the miracle which attracts so many to our message about the Man.—Music to me is the miracle of this generation! It's the magic that heals their souls and wounded spirits and proves our messiahship that we are their saviours!—The day of miracles is not past! Our God is still a God of miracles!
The new children sing a new song with a new hope in a new place! We shall sing our bright songs of the music that never dies but shall live in our hearts forever! They may live, too, if they will but listen and sing with us.—"How oft have I told thee that the harp of David shall touch the heartstrings of many with thy love— the love of the father for his children."
Music is our message! Music is our ministry! It'll live in their hearts forever—by His Spirit!
536:44 — 156C:10 — 32:8 — 326A:7 — 58:33 — 157:6 — 100:16 — 87:15 — 232:30,33 — 536:43 —32:30
Only God knows what He wants done, and only God can do it!
Only God is way out there in front and knows what's going to happen and is able to lead you.—It's His business, His program, and His plan. We're His people, it's His world, it's His idea, and it's gotta be His whole leading, His decision.—God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform—and sometimes we're just swept along by His current!
Don't try to reason around with your own understanding.—The worst thing in the world you can do is to keep on going when you don't know what to do. That was Saul's mistake. It absolutely lost him the Kingdom! Saul...tried to do things in his own strength, and he found he wasn't strong enough! David learned you have to let God do everything—and wait for Him!—May we never make a move without hearing from God. Those who succeed are those who wait upon His Word, and those that fail are those who go ahead without it!—The greatest things we can teach our new disciples and children—and each new generation has to learn it for itself—is to follow God and hear from Him fresh everyday!
There's no better way than God's way: Hear ye Him!
4:41 — 251:39 — 4:45 — 68:15 — 4:45 — 74:18,44 — 181:46 — 251:39 — 35:46
Love, Humility and Prayer solve all problems!
LOVE: God's answer...has always been so simple, so childlike, so easy, that many could not even believe it!—That the love of God and each other could solve all of our problems.—Love is not blind.—It has an extra spiritual eye which sees the good and possibilities that others cannot see. God's love is the answer to everything!
HUMILITY: The hardest words in the English language...are "I was wrong."—If I had not come to the place where I was willing to admit I was wrong...and confess I needed help, that I needed an answer and solution to my problem, God would never have had the opportunity to do the miracle. That takes humility of the kind only God can give.
PRAYER: Take time to hear from God and He will take time to straighten out the problem. He can solve all your problems in one little glimpse! Everything God shows you always works out.—God will give you the spiritual solutions while alone with Him that will just make the mountains melt away!
We thank You, Jesus! You solve everything!
52:45 — 172:7 — 151:53,55 — 86:2 — 297:47,50 — 74:52 — 191:30,25 — 253:26 — 290:57
In this whole world there is not a more thrilling sight than to see a soul saved!
Jesus walked miles out of His way in the heat of the day to love and win one wicked woman at a well!—Though ninety-and-nine were in the fold, the Shepherd was not content until the last lost one was found and saved and rescued.—"One immortal soul is worth all my love—my body, my money, everything! I'd give her my life, you know?—If I could just win her to Jesus—and help her to know how much Jesus loves her!"—If only once in our life we are life and joy to someone, it's worth it!
There was always a glorious presentation of gifts before the conquering king. We, God's victorious army, will lay at His feet—the feet of the Conquering King—gifts that the Lord is most pleased with—the lives and hearts of men—the souls that we have recaptured from the Enemy.—You're going to reap...eternal dividends in souls which are going to far surpass any sacrifice you could possibly make!—Souls you help win to the Lord...who will therefore be your friends forever in Heaven!—There's only one thing from this life you can take with you—the souls you win to the Lord!
Souls, not diamonds, are forever!
7:12 — 154:35 — 335A:16 — 517:11 — 3:10 — 83:34 — 332A:39,40 — Our Symbol:3,4 — 540:73
God's delays are not denials!
God...answers prayer‚ but not always our way.—It takes Him time to make a baby, a flower, a tree‚ a sunset—or even a blade of grass.—You can't rush God. You've got to wait till it's God's time—until you have learned the lesson God is trying to teach you‚ or the conditions are ready for the result that God wants to bring.—Like the man in the Bible who was blind from birth...who had had to be blind all his life, so that everybody would know it‚ and so that Jesus could come along some day and marvelously heal him, that God might be glorified. It may take years before you know why, but the time will come, and you'll know God was right!—Give God a chance! Give Him time! Wait on the Lord!
The greatest darkness is just before dawn, the greatest desperation is just before Salvation! The greatest hopelessness attacks just before rescue! If you can hold on one more breath‚ one more step, one more hour, one more day, you can have glorious victory!—Never doubt for a moment that God is going to answer—and He will! He has to! He wants to! Trust Him! And thank Him for the answer—even if you don't see it immediately!—You'll be glad you trusted Him tomorrow!
58:35 — 364:18 — 11:1 — 302:35 — 87:10 — 56:3‚4 — 48:23 — M:39 — 87:17 — 33:5
The Love Revolution has got to keep turning and changing and moving every minute with something new!
All things change‚ but they don't change once and for all! You may be the same person basically, but you've got to keep moving to stay alive and get anywhere! It may be the same message, but it's varied every day to suit the need and adapt to the situation...day by day and moment by moment to have RPM—movement! There must be this continual change; otherwise there would be stagnation.
Times and things and methods and we and God's new plans and ways are constantly changing and revoluting like a wheel speeding toward the goal of the new and leaving the old far behind. It's...the ever—revoluting revolution of God's Kingdom with its same basic rim of certain limitations and rules supported by us, the spokes, firmly embedded in the central Hub of God Himself and eternally turning on the axis of His Will, geared to the power of His Spirit through the transmission of His Son!
Are you moving with the white-hot fires of the Spirit of God? Keep moving, turning, changing, and revoluting every single day! And you will if you pray and ask God what to do today! There's plenty to keep us alive and moving until the Lord comes!
251:44 — 251:47 — 6:2 — 311B:11‚12 — 6:11 — 316B:72 — 242:3
Faith praises no matter what happens!
Job...had obviously lived a Godly life for many years, but it took the implosion of the power of God from without to put the pressure on by means of the afflictions of the Devil, before the power that was within exploded into a mighty atomic chain reaction of some of the most beautiful poetry in the Bible—the Song of Suffering which has echoed down through the ages to encourage countless millions with its reverberations of faith, patience and praise in the midst of adversity.—When everything goes wrong and seems contrary to the Word and the usual—only those with great faith can say with Job, "even though He slay me, yet will I trust Him."—Real gold—no matter how hot the fire or how long the fire, how hot the test or how long it lasts—will still come out gold—even finer gold!
God has a purpose in everything, even if it is only to force us to exercise our faith...and to demonstrate it for the encouragement of others...to inspire the faith of others and to encourage their trust in the Lord. How can we be more than conquerors?—By being good losers!—and even praising God in our affliction.—God gets His greatest victories out of seeming defeat, and He often brings them along the neglected path of praise!—Praise is the Voice of Faith!
258:95 — 69:4 — M:13 — 313:31 — 87:1,2 — 83:15 — 114:5
You never lose by giving!
God doesn't judge you by how much you give. He judges you by how much you've got left.—Hoarded gold, withheld gold will make you poor! "He that withholdeth it tendeth to poverty, but he that scattereth abroad it increaseth!"—The only way to keep the blessings flowing is to keep them pouring out as fast as you can!
The good Samaritan was really the Lord, and the innkeeper is His steward like you and me. And whatever we spend to rescue these people and save souls, He will more than repay!—Let go and let God give through you and you'll soon find He'll give you more through others!
With us, it's not "your money or your life!"—but both!—everything you've got! That's what God expects! That's what He gave! And that's what He expects of you and all of us! And for which He gives everything in return and a whole lot more! All this and Heaven too! 100-fold in this life and in the world to come, Life Eternal! You can't outgive God! It's impossible to make a sacrifice for Him! He'll top it in return every time!
The richest people in the world in God's Kingdom are going to be those who share the most, and He will heap on them more than they can hold!
540:35 — 313:34 — 333A:48,37,38 — 51:22 — 332A: 51 — 540:35 — 189:7 — 211:58
Beloved, pray for His children!
You'd be surprised how much God depends on your prayers‚ how concerned you are and how interested you are.—The Lord leaves a lot up to us: If we stir ourselves then God will stir Himself. An awful lot depends on us, our faith and our prayers.—When we pray, things will happen and things will be different. God will answer prayer.
But there must be them which cry out unto Him in agony of supplication for those that are in need. The prophets of God must pray the word of the Lord for them which are in need. The children of God must agonise for His little ones! They must pray! They must pray...that God will save them—that Jesus will love and take to His bosom and forgive for their sins and have mercy on them and give them a new life, another chance.
I've wept for presidents‚ I've wept for kings, I've wept for this Family, I've wept for other people.—I shed my tears for them like Jesus shed His blood. I cry for them and Jesus sees my tears and helps them. My tears reach God's ears in the big hall...in Heaven! Will you pray for all the souls? They need our prayers!
81:4 — 546:5 — 302:2 — 546:8 — 276:71 — 368:4 — 384:7 — 368:2‚7‚12
True repentance is not just being sorry:
It is "metanoia", Greek for a complete change of mind and heart and direction—a whole new man—a new personality—a new creature in Christ Jesus—born again! Only God can do it, but we must be willing and yielded to Him and make the decision that we want to be delivered without reservations!
We must put forth the effort of a believing will. That spark of faith fans the flame. It's like God blowing on the little ember and bringing it back to life again! It comes so much through hearing the Word! As you begin to obey and follow God‚ and confess your sins and obey and with your last breath praise the Lord, God begins to strengthen and do His part! If you cry unto the Lord in this time of trial, in this time of Gethsemane, followed by this crucifixion, God will answer, and it will result in glorious resurrection which can surpass all your wildest dreams and is mightier and greater than anything you ever thought of!
The divine supernatural miraculous infinite marvelous love of God is love enough to forgive! For to forgive is love—divine love!—You must ask for forgiveness‚ but you must not dwell on your remorse!
"As they went‚ God healed." We've got to do the "wenting".
71:43 — 71:44 — M:8 — 66:12,2l — 297:37 — 531:3,1 — 18:6 — 4:116
What everybody needs is love:
Love they have never known before‚ true love, sincere love, genuine love, the truly great love of their life, the Love of all loves, of the Lover of all lovers, who alone can satisfy that deepest yearning of every human soul for total love and complete understanding—that deep hunger in the heart of Man for his Creator!—The heart of Man is the same the world over! His longings, loves, hunger for God and His Truth, for joy and happiness and peace of mind are God-created and the same in men the world over!—Man...will never be happy with a heavy heart, a troubled mind, a discouraged spirit and an unsaved soul.—The human soul...can never be completely satisfied with anything but utter union with the great and loving Spirit that created it. Flesh can satisfy flesh, but only Spirit can satisfy spirit.—Only Jesus, only Jesus, only He can satisfy.
Do you want the key to every heart?—Try love!—It never fails, because God is love, and it's impossible for Him to fail! "Ah, sweet mystery of life, at last I have found thee! Ah, at last I've found the reason for it all! Ah, 'tis love and love alone the whole world yearns for!" Let's win the world with His love!
25:14 — 502:3 — 7:6 — 205:11 — 335A:13 — 502:7,15 — 33:38 — 151:54,52,56
You can have peace in the midst of storm—calm in the eye of the hurricane.
A good building doesn't get up and run away! It's not blown away by the storm. It just sits tight until it blows over.—People who live within God's Golden Gates of Faith can survive anything.—Is yours a strong clean house founded on the Rock Christ Jesus? If so, you have nothing to fear! None of these things can move you!—Trusting is a picture of complete rest, peace, and quiet of mind, heart and spirit. The secret of that calm and peace and rest and patience and faith is in resting in the Lord!
Those whose faith is only a proud pretense, will...leap off the boat when they think it's about to sink! But the captives of faith would rather go down with the ship, if such be the Will of God‚ knowing God is able to raise it again, if need be!—That's when your faith gets tested: In the midst of the storm!—Real faith endures the storm:
Face the storm unafraid and ride the wind and wave...bold and brave and unafraid, with faith without fear, knowing that God is with you and the storm cannot overcome you—knowing God will work it all out in the end because He always has and because He promised to!
74:23 — 11:8 — 313:37 — 367:51 — 74:21 — 98:4 — M:54,55 — 74:23 — M:56 — 367:39 — 33:4
If you're Heavenly minded‚ you'll get precious things out of those Heavenly mines!
The Lord puts them there, but we have to dig them out. He leaves some of the work up to you.—It is like God owns the safe, but He gives man the combination whereby, if he'll put these numbers together by the hand of faith, he can unlock the treasures that the Lord has already stored there.—When the Lord gives you something in the Spirit, and definitely applies a certain verse or scripture to you, it's . like a key that unlocks the door to the whole passage...the corridor that leads to other doors of other Scriptures, which He opens to your view through the eyes of the Spirit!
They are better than gold and better than silver, the words of love that I speak to thee through thy father!"—The Letters, along with the Bible, are..."treasures both new and old".—It is His guiding Word to you to help you know what's best. He likes you to seek it out and find it, so you yourself will know it's right when you do it without a doubt!—Dig the Word!
There's no end to God's good gold!—The mine is full of it!—It's there—but He's waiting for you!
254:9 — 78:19 — 96:15 — 254:8 — 155:49 — 238:10 — 38:16 — 324:46 — G:25