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Will You Go Out Without Knowing?
      'He went out, not knowing whither he went.' Hebrews 11:8 Have you been "out" in this way? If so, there is no logical statement possible when anyone asks you what you are doing. One of the difficulties in Christian work is this question - "What do you expect to do?" You do not know what you are going to do; the only thing you know is ...read

Winning Into Freedom
      'If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.' John 8:36 If there is any remnant of individual conceit left, it always says "I can't." Personality never says "I can't," but simply absorbs and absorbs. Personality always wants more and more. It is the way we are built. We are designed with a great capacity for ...read

Work Out What God Works In
      'Work out your own salvation.' Philippians 2:12-13 Your will agrees with God, but in your flesh there is a disposition which renders you powerless to do what you know you ought to do. When the Lord is presented to the conscience, the first thing conscience does is to rouse the will, and the will always agrees with God. You say - "But I ...read

Worship
      "And he pitched his tent having Bethel on the west and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar." Genesis 12:8 Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God and offer the bless ...read

Worship
      'And he pitched his tent having Bethel on the west and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar.' Genesis 12:8 Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God and offer the ...read

Wrestling Before God
      'Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God ... praying always ... ' Ephesians 6:13,18 You have to wrestle against the things that prevent you from getting to God, and you wrestle in prayer for other souls; but never say that you wrestle with God in prayer, it is scripturally untrue. If you do wrestle with God, you will be crippled all ...read

Yesterday
      'The God of Israel will be your rereward.' Isaiah 52:12 Security from Yesterday. "God requireth that which is past." At the end of the year we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise from remembering the yesterdays. Our present enjoyment of God's grace is apt to be checked by the memory ...read

You Won't Reach It On Tiptoe
      'Add to your brotherliness ... love.' 2 Peter 1:7 Love is indefinite to most of us, we do not know what we mean when we talk about love. Love is the sovereign preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands that that preference be for Himself (cf. Luke 14:26). When the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Ho ...read

"And Every Virtue We Possess"
      'All my fresh springs shall be in Thee.' Psalms 87:7 Our Lord never patches up our natural virtues, He re-makes the whole man on the inside. "Put on the new man," i.e., see that your natural human life puts on the garb that is in keeping with the new life. The life God plants in us develops its own virtues, not the virtues of Adam but ...read

"I Indeed... But He"
      I indeed baptize you with water . . but He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire." ' Matthew 3:11 Have I ever come to a place in my experience where I can say - "I indeed - but He"? Until that moment does come, I will never know what the baptism of the Holy Ghost means. I indeed am at an end, I cannot do a thing: but He beg ...read

"Out Of The Wreck I Rise"
      'Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?' Romans 8:35 God does not keep a man immune from trouble; He says - "I will be with him in trouble." It does not matter what actual troubles in the most extreme form get hold of a man's life, not one of them can separate him from his relationship to God. We are "more than conquerors in ...read

"Yes - But . . . !"
      'Lord, I will follow Thee; but ...' Luke 9:61 Supposing God tells you to do something which is an enormous test to your common sense, what are you going to do? Hang back? If you get into the habit of doing a thing in the physical domain, you will do it every time until you break the habit determinedly; and the same is true spiritually. Ag ...read

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