|Book||After Sanctification: Introduction and Forward|
Growth in the Life of Holiness
Formerly printed under the title
"After Holiness, What?"
My wife, whose pure life and ceaseless prayers have
contributed to this ministry.
A few Sundays ago it was my privilege to hear Dr. T. M. Anderson preach. What a treat it was to sit at h ...read
|After Sanctification: 1: After Sanctification|
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith."
As the forming of man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life, making him a living soul in the image and likeness of God was the crowning work of God in creation; so also the lifting of a fallen man from the depth of sin, breathing into him the life-giving fullness of the Hol ...read
|After Sanctification: 2: Virtue|
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue."
Virtue stands at the head of the list of those basic elements of holiness. It is a word of strong meaning. It embraces the thought of purity as a quality. To be virtuous means not only to be negatively pure, but to be positively pure. Virtue is the beauty of holiness. It possesses all those qua ...read
|After Sanctification: 3: Knowledge|
Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... knowledge.
By this we understand that the mental faculties are to be put to the best use in living out a holy life. To love God with all the mind means to put all mental powers at His command, and to make every effort to develop in the knowledge of all that is good. Life is enlarged in proportion to ...read
|After Sanctification: 4: Temperance|
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... temperance."
The work of sanctification has cleansed the whole man in spirit, soul, and body. The whole is then put under the dominion of the will.
The experience of holiness does not result in the removal of the natural desires, and appetites, and affections; it only results in their cleansing, ...read
|After Sanctification: 5: Patience|
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... patience."
Probably nothing has given quite so much concern to the sanctified as the matter of patience. Surely nothing is so important to holy living as patience. To add patience to faith is imperatively necessary to all who have entered the Christian race; for in their patience they possess their ...read
|After Sanctification: 6: Godliness|
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... godliness."
Godliness means piety, devotion to God, worship, godlikeness in deportment. The latter meaning of the word includes all other uses of it. To be godly is to be Godlike -- Godlike in character and deportment. The sanctified must never lose sight of the fact that they are to be like God. Th ...read
|After Sanctification: 7: Brotherly Kindness|
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... brotherly kindness."
Brotherly kindness is the kindness of kinship. It is that brotherly love peculiar to the children of God. It is a fruit of holiness. It has that faculty of spiritual insight which sees the worth, value, and good qualities that lie beneath the surface of the rough exterior of a r ...read
|After Sanctification: 8: Charity|
"Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... charity."
Love is the very essence of the religion of Jesus Christ. A love which prompts all motives, regulates every desire and ambition, and directs the course of living out a holy life, fulfills the law of God. A sanctified man is constrained by love; he is filled with love and dwells in love. Ho ...read
|After Sanctification: 9: Entrance Into The Everlasting Kingdom|
Holiness is a fitness. It capacitates one spiritually to fellowship with a holy God and holy beings. When the Scriptures say, "Without holiness no man shall see the Lord," they have not stated this as an arbitrary decree; this is a fixed fact in the very nature of things. The dead cannot fellowship the living. The unholy cannot fellowship the holy. ...read
|Book||Prayer Availeth Much: The Foreword|
The brief messages on prayer contained in this little book have been written for the purpose of stimulating a greater interest in the importance of praying without ceasing.
I am convinced that the people of God have not explored the boundless possibilities of prayer.
We evidently believe that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man av ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 1. The Fellowship of Prayer|
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."--PHIL. 4:6.
This timely exhortation stresses the fact that God's people should consult with Him in every matter pertaining to life. Unless they see the imperative necessity of prayer, and give it an important pla ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 2. Our Requests Made Known unto God|
"... Let your requests be made known unto God."--PHIL. 4:6.
Paul, the pattern saint, would have us see the value of revealing our needs to God in prayer. We must not presume that the things required to sustain life will be granted without making our requests known unto God. Our requirements on earth and God's resources in heaven are meant for ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 3. God's Peace Obtained in Answer to Prayer|
"... Let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."--PHIL. 4:6,7.
When we make our requests known unto God by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving we are assured of receiving His peace through Christ Jesus. When we enter into the sacr ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 4. The Praying that Glorifies God|
"... Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."--JOHN 14:13.
Jesus revealed His purpose in answering prayer when He said, "... That the Father may be glorified in the Son." In order to achieve His exalted purpose to glorify the Father, the Son has bestowed on His redeemed people the inali ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 5. Praying without Doubting |
"... And shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."--MARK 11:23.
These interesting words are a part of the Saviour's discourse on the power of faith. The disciples were greatly astonished by the power manifested in the Master's words which dried up t ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 6. Praying with Desire |
"... What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."--MARK 11:24.
These inspiring words of Jesus disclose that He has obligated Himself to satisfy the incessant and insistent desires of His praying people. His words leave no doubt in our minds regarding His willingness to answer our requests. ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 7. A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer|
"... When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness."--Acts 4: 31.
This remarkable manifestation of God reveals the effectiveness of prevailing prayer. It vividly discloses the fact that prayer can accomplish much. It is ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 8. The Intercessory Prayers of Christians|
"... Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me ..."-LUKE 11:5, 6.
There is evidently a ministry of prayer even as there is a ministry of preaching. The teachings of Jesus contained in the parable show us that praying and preaching are integral parts of the plan of salvation.
Preaching is God's way of ...read
|Prayer Availeth Much: 9. The Three Essentials of Prayer |
"... Every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."--LUKE 11:10.
The plain teachings of Jesus accord us a valid reason to believe that every sincere prayer offered by His people shall be answered.
Jesus stated the three essentials of prayer when He said, "Ask, seek, knock." He d ...read