The Seamless Coat Of Jesus Jesus never pitied Himself, nor did He seek the pity of any man. One day He asked His disciples, 'Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?'
'John the Baptist,' replied one
'Elijah,' said another.
'Jeremiah or one of the prophets,' answered a third.
'But whom say ye that I am?' He asked.
'Thou art the Christ, the So ...read
The Secret Of Power "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength" (Isaiah xl. 31).
If I were dying, and had the privilege of delivering a last exhortation to all the Christians of the world, and that message had to be condensed into three words, I would say, "Wait on God!"
Wherever I go I find backsliders -- Methodist backsliders, Baptist backs ...read
The Soul-Winner And The Children Not only did Jesus say, "Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not," but He gave to Peter the positive command, "Feed My lambs," and in that command laid a responsibility upon soul-winners for the children, for "of such is the Kingdom of Heaven," and in no other field and among no other class can they work with such imme ...read
The Soul-Winner's Commission To The Children "Lovest thou Me? Feed My lambs."
Rough and ready Peter, that horny-handed old fisherman, thought he was cut out for and best fitted to be a prime minister or secretary of state, a bishop, a colonel, or a commander, and it seems had several disputes with the other disciples as to whether he should not be the greatest among them (Mark 9:34; Luk ...read
The Special Campaigner I
'And He gave some . . . Evangelists.' For many years now my own work has been the work of an evangelist or campaigner. For five years, long before I met The Army, I resisted the Lord's call to preach. I wanted to be a lawyer and enter politics. To my youthful mind -- foolish, darkened, proud, ambitious -- all the supreme prizes of life lay ...read
The Studies Of The Soul-Winner "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. -- Paul to Timothy." (2 Tim. 2:15.)
"Give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to a ...read
The Temptations Of A Sanctified Man How can a man that is "dead to sin" be "tempted?" asked an earnest but unsanctified Christian of me some time ago. "If the very tendencies and inclinations to sin be destroyed, what is there in the man to respond to a solicitation to evil?
This is a question which every man will ask sooner or later, and when God showed me the answer, it th ...read
The Terror Of The Lord Knowing.... the terror of the Lord, we persuade men (2 Corinthians v. 11.)
'The Lord is known by the judgment which He executeth,' (Psalm ix. 16.)
The majesty of God's law can be measured only by the terrors of His judgments. God is rich in mercy, but He is equally terrible in wrath. So high as is His mercy, so deep is His wrath. Mercy a ...read
The Worst Drunkard In Town Got Saved Last Night And-- Many years ago I was visiting Riverside, California, for a brief campaign, and was met at the train by the Captain in charge at about ten o'clock in the morning. His face was glowing as he said to me: 'We got the worst old drunkard in town saved last night; and I have seen him twice this morning, and he is doing fine.' How could the poor old dru ...read
Union With Jesus Jesus said, 'I and My Father are one' (John x. 30), and it is His loving purpose that you and I shall be able to say that too, and say it now in this present time, in the face of the devil and in holy, triumphant defiance of a frowning world and of shrinking, trembling flesh.
There is a union with Jesus as intimate as that of the branch and t ...read
What About The Future Of The Salvation Army? There are some questions always being asked and never fully answered, for the simple reason that only Omniscience knows the answer, and Omniscience is not disposed to answer questions which can be solved in measure by diligent attention to the spirit and principles revealed in the Bible, and the final answer to which is largely contingent upon our ...read
What Is Holiness? A number of years ago, before many of the young people for whom this book is written were born, a girl asked me, 'What is this sanctification, or holiness, that people are talking so much about?'
She had heard the experience testified to, and talked and preached about, for nearly a year, until I thought that, of course, she understood it. Her ...read
When Can We Be Made Holy? A bright young Soldier got up in one of my meetings several years ago, and said, 'Since the Lord converted me, I never wanted any bad thing, but there was something in me that did.'
A little boy of my acquaintance got blessedly saved, and was very happy and good for some time. But one day he came to his mother, and said, 'Mamma, I'm tired o ...read
Whitened Harvest Fields Before fields are ready to harvest, they must be plowed and sowed and tilled.
When Jesus said to His disciples, 'Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest, He looked upon a land plowed by God's faithful judgments and sowed deep with the toils and sacrifices of prophets and teachers from Moses to John the ...read
Whom Do You Trust, Yourself Or Christ? I have had experience enough to know that feelings do not count for much, and I do know that deep down in my heart there is a peace and sense of security that were not there when I was at your meetings last week. But I feel that my sense of security and faith are waiting to be tried before I can be quite sure of myself.'
So wrote an exceptiona ...read
Why I Wanted My Wife To Be My Wife It was my pleasant privilege once to be entertained for several days in the home of some Swedish friends. The family consisted of husband and wife and three exceptionally bright and lovely children. He was a strong, manly fellow who had made his way to the front rank in his chosen work by sheer force of character, industry and ability. She was a ha ...read
Why Should We Be Holy? We should be holy because God wants us to be holy. He commands it. He says, 'As He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation: because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.' God is in earnest about this. It is God's will, and it cannot be evaded. Just as a man wants his watch to keep perfect time, his gun to f ...read
Wrestlers With God William Bramwell writes in one of his letters, 'Almost every night there has been a shaking among the people, and I have seen nearly twenty set at liberty.' Then he adds these heart-searching words: 'I believe I should have seen many more, but I cannot yet find one pleading man. There are many good people, but I have found no wrestlers with God. ...read
You Don't underestimate the power of God in you, nor yet what you, by working quietly and steadily with Him, may accomplish. Paul tells not to think too highly of ourselves. (Romans xii. 3.) But he said of himself, 'I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.' (Philippians iv. 13.) He thought of himself linked to the illimitable stren ...read
Your Own Soul I was once asked the question by a woman: "Cannot one take too much care of one's own soul? I see all about me, everywhere, so much sorrow and suffering and injustice that I am perplexed at God's way of ruling the world; and it seems to me as though every Christian ought to be trying to help others, instead of looking out for one's own soul." ...read