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July-Aug. 2014

JULY 31, 2014—MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS—Isaiah 55; 8-9

Have you really ever pondered that quote in Isaiah other than just passing over it in a shallow sort of way?
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways […]

JULY 30, 2014—TREASURES IN HEAVEN—Matthew 6; 19-21

What are the treasures of heaven? Many believe that they are the works we do for the Lord here on earth, but I submit to you that those treasures in, of and from heaven are the ‘intimate knowledge’, ‘manifest presence’ and ‘communion’ that takes place between God and an individual as described by A. W. Tozar in his book “The Pursuit of God”. Here he states, “There is today no lack of Bible teachers to set forth […]

JULY 29, 2014—THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM—Proverbs 9: 10

Perhaps the greatest tool or deception that Satan has used over the ages is to convince man that there is no need to fear God. From the very beginning when he told Eve “Ye shall not surely die” (Gen. 3:4), he has effectively watered down the consequences of disobedience to God. From cover to cover in Scripture God has repeatedly punished those who have chosen not to follow His guidelines. He has utterly destroyed many who rebelled against […]

JULY 28, 2014—DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE—Hosea 4: 6

The Psalmist states in numerous places that we should seek the Lord with our whole heart. How important is that and what does is mean to seek with a whole heart? First, he is not talking about those who reject God. It goes without saying that they do not seek Him and will pay the consequences. We are talking, here, about those who are His people, claim to be believers and yet are slack in seeking Him. […]

JULY 25, 2014—TREASURES OF DARKNESS—Isaiah 45; 3

It is a curious thing about man that he goes astray until he is afflicted in some way. As we find ourselves in a state of comfort we attain a certain dislike for subtle truths of Scripture or at least a disinterest in the same. And it is for that reason that the Lord provides a sharp ‘sword of affliction’ to bring us back to a need for Him and His imperatives. Even Jesus Himself “yet […]

JULY 23, 2014—I SHALL NOT WANT—Psalms 23; 1

An interesting thing takes place when a person truly becomes a Christian and the Lord becomes the Lord of his life. His wants and even needs for things in this world diminish and change. All of a sudden the things of the Spirit loom larger than the desires of this world and as the Psalmist says, “I shall not want”.

But this is not just an interesting thing that happens by chance. It started in the beginning at […]

JULY 22, 2014—THE PLACE WAS SHAKEN—Acts 4: 31

Chapter 4 of Acts is a most remarkable passage of Scripture, for it reflects the power of God through the Holy Spirit that was sent in chapter 2 at Pentecost. The true believers were faced with resistance on all sides, from the Romans on the one hand, to the rulers of Israel with their threats, and the multitudes that did not believe. They were a small group of committed believers that were ‘of one heart and one soul’, who […]

JULY 21, 2014—THE SPIRIT AND HUMAN EFFORT—Galatians 3; 2-3

Paul wrote to the Galatians, “Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain perfection by human effort?”. (NIV) As we look at established churches today (not Christ’s invisible Church which consists of true and faithful believers) there are innumerable indications of weakness. These shortcomings cannot be seen if one uses human measuring sticks like the magnificence of the structures worshiped in, the amount of money contributed and spent on […]

JULY 18, 2014—WALK IN THE SPIRIT—Galations 5; 25

The key verse, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” suggests the difference between the nominal and true Christian, the sickly and the healthy ones. The former is content knowing that he has had an experience with the Lord and is saved… and although he would not admit that he believes he has arrived, he conducts his life as though he has for there are really very few consequences to his behavior. […]

JULY 17, 2014—THE BLESSINGS OF VICTORY IN PRAYER—Ephesians 3; 20-21

If the Lord will deliver us from the sin of prayerlessness and we, at last, experience a miraculous, dramatic answer to prayer; one that was answered ‘beyond our asking’; one that ‘man could not have perceived of’, our lives will be changed forever. One who grasps this truth and this promise will serve with renewed enthusiasm and persistence like he never has before.

When I was a young man I had a certain goal and I […]