Three Letters of the Late G. V. Wigram.
My dear -,
We naturally look for fruit such as we can present, as it were, on our table before the Lord; but He seeks rather that which can be in His presence on high, and a testimony that will abide through eternity (2 Cor. 2: 14-16). Doubtless, it is sweet to see fruits gathered, and, like grapes of Eshcol, fit, when fresh, for man's refreshme ...read
Revelation 2: 18.
These epistles to the churches are divided into three and four. The first three and the last four go together. The difference is marked by the place of the exhortation: "He that hath ears to hear," etc. This epistle to Thyatira is the first of the last four. In Ephesus we get the failure of the Church in forsaking its first l ...read
To Me to Live is Christ
Philippians 1: 21.
The mind of the Spirit for you and me today is, that we should be channels for the flowing forth of the eternal life that is in Christ, in the midst of the world. He would have a stream flowing forth from us, telling of the God who is its source, and of the Christ who supplies it.
For what does Christ show that all He pos ...read
To The Christians in New Zealand
Acts 11: 26.
Beloved of the Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Father's sake (John 17: 9, 10), to you who are accepted in the Beloved (Eph. 1: 6), through faith, and by the Holy Spirit: Greeting.
I want you, beloved, to place yourselves with me, by faith, among the company of three thousand souls, described in Acts 2: 41-47 -- ...read
Translation of Psalms 1 - 41
from 'Memorials' Vol. 2, Part Second, CRITICAL. 1876-7.
TABLE OF SIGNS AND MARKS.
p to mark the English word which represents the Hebrew word, which the Rabbis say is a perfect, and which carries the pronominal affix (or sign of the person) at its end.
f to mark the English word which represents the Hebrew word, which ...read
Truth Learned in Communion with God
There is one thing that binds our affections to all the family of God, the knowledge that we are dead, and our life is hid with Christ in God. But as to this knowledge, when we come in the power of the Spirit, we do not look at truth save in connection with God. The value of truth is, that I get it in communion with God. The basis of this dispensat ...read
Two Letters on the Marriage of an Evangelist
One of the Lord's servants, after having been devoted to the work of preaching the gospel for three years, contemplated marriage. But it was pressed upon him by some that, as he had not sufficient income to keep a wife and family, he ought, before undertaking such responsibility, to seek some secular employment. In these circumstances, although he ...read
Two Old Letters
These two letters were recently found among the papers of a brother who has departed to be with Christ. -- ED,
4, Lloyd Street,
October 28th, 1841.
My dear brother in the Lord,
It is blessed to have joy in the sense of giving joy to Him who loved us and gave His Son to the death for us, and blessed is it also to be able to stand b ...read
Two Prophecies through a Wicked Man
John 11: 49-52.
"Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, we know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of [or from] himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should [lit. was g ...read
Two Requests of the Lord to His Father
John 17: 11, 12, 20, 21.
Verses 11, 12: "I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to Thee. Holy Father, keep through [lit. in or by] Thine own name those whom Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, as we. While [lit. when] I was with them in the world, I kept them* in Thy name: those that Thou gavest Me I have kept ...read
Waiting for God's Son
1 Thessalonians 1.
The doctrine of the Lord's coming is brought out in a remarkable way in these two epistles. These Christians were those who "waited for the Son from heaven." If we compare 1 Thess. 1: 1 with John 20: 17, we shall see in the former the Lord speaks of the assembly, in the latter individually, in the character of sons. I have b ...read
Watching and Praying
Heresy is not departing from the figure of truth, but from the Spirit of truth, and it is the spirit of the heretic we are called upon to judge as a work of the flesh more than the fruit in the form of doctrine.
The Scriptures are given to us by God as "a complete depository adn standard of truth;" they contain all we need to know as Christians, ...read
Weakness and Strength
2 Cor. 12: 1-10.
Immediately upon redemption weakness comes in -- "He was crucified through weakness:" "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground, and die, it abideth alone, but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." He could have gone up to heaven as the Son of David, but then He would have had no one with Him.
If the Spirit were give ...read
What Christians are Called to Be
We are called to be the manifestation of God's delight in the Son of His love. We are in union with Him today where He is in heaven; and if this is to be practically the case, everything in us must come directly into judgment.
If I took a child of five years old, and could fill its little heart with that thought, it would feel it mu ...read
Revelation 1: 5-8.
There is one remark which I would make about this portion, which will commend itself to the mind of a simple reader -- that it comes in in the way of a parenthesis. If I may be allowed the expression, it comes in intrusively. It is an expression of the feeling of the heart of him to whom the message came -- an expression of ...read
Revelation 4, 5.
I would make a remark or two in regard to the subject of that hymn just sung (102), connecting it with the object of being together in worship; and I would look for the light on the subject that these chapters throw on worship. The whole of chapter 4 presents the glory of Jehovah-el-Shaddai, the Lord God Almighty, and presents ...read