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The Barren Fruit Tree

The Barren Fruit Tree

Quote; “Christ had been warning the people of the coming of the kingdom of God, and He had sharply rebuked their ignorance and indifference. The signs in the sky, which foretold the weather, they were quick to read; but the signs of the times, which so clearly pointed to His mission, were not discerned. 

But men were as ready then, as men are now, to conclude that they themselves are the favourites of heaven, and that the message of reproof is meant for another. “A certain man,” He continued, “had a fig-tree planted in his… Continue reading

The Class Ring

The Class Ring

There is something that is quite common in the USA, and that is “Class Rings.”  In many up-market and prestigious educational establishments, all those that “Graduate” are all issued with a unique “Class Ring” to commemorate the Institution, as well as the year in which the graduation occurred.  Some sporting teams are issued with a “Commemorative Pin,” or a ring, and this is unique to the occasion, as well as having the year of the event immortalized.  In the Military, there is more than often a “Commemorative Medal” struck, to immortalize that the holder… Continue reading

Among Thorns

Among Thorns

Quote; “He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.”  The gospel seed often falls among thorns and noxious weeds; and if there is not a moral transformation in the human heart, if old habits and practices and the former life of sin are not left behind, if the attributes of Satan are not expelled from the soul, the wheat crop will be choked. The thorns will come to be the crop, and will… Continue reading

Leave All

Leave All

Are you willing to “walk away from everything?”  Lot’s Wife was unable to walk away from “her stuff” and perished in the disaster that was sweeping in so rapidly and yet so quickly right behind her.  She paused, she stopped, and as she turned she was instantly consumed by the disaster rushing in behind.  We have an interesting point as Pharaoh gave instructions to Joseph in regards to his extended family perishing in the drought in Canaan as recorded in Genesis 45:17-20 “And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade… Continue reading

Unpardonable Sin

Unpardonable Sin

Where is this “Point of No Return,” and why is it so beyond any possible redemption?  What do you think it is? No, think badder than that, Oh No, much worse than that, Oh so much more wickeder than that.  Out of options now?  Let us look at this insightful quote then.  Quote; “There is nothing so offensive to God or so dangerous to the human soul as pride and self-sufficiency. Of all sins it is the most hopeless; the most incurable.” {COL 154} 

I perceive that this is very valid, for if… Continue reading

Jesus – My Sampson

Jesus; my Sampson

 

Quote; “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8. There is one great central truth to be kept ever before the mind in the searching of the Scriptures–Christ and Him crucified. Every other truth is invested with influence and power corresponding to its relation to this theme. . . . The soul palsied by sin can be endowed with life only through the work wrought out upon the cross by the Author of our salvation.  When Christ bowed His head and died, He… Continue reading

Within – Without

Within – Without

Let us look at a very interesting Quote, and then evaluate it from the “Holy Spirit Side” and not from the “Flesh and Sin Side.”  So let us start with the “Human – Flesh Side” first.  Quote; “When man is a partaker of the divine nature, the love of Jesus will be an abiding principle in the soul, and self and its peculiarities will not be exhibited. But it is sad to see those who should be vessels unto honour, indulging in the gratification of the lower nature, and walking in paths that conscience condemns.… Continue reading

Weakest of the Weak

Weakest of the Weak

Quote; “The History to Be Repeated.–Near the close of this earth’s history Satan will work with all his powers in the same manner and with the same temptations wherewith he tempted ancient Israel just before their entering the Land of Promise. He will lay snares for those who claim to keep the commandments of God, and who are almost on the borders of the heavenly Canaan. He will use his powers to their utmost in order to entrap souls and to take God’s professed people upon their weakest points. Those who have not brought the lower… Continue reading

Pain – Patience

Patience – Pain

Patience is an interesting word, so often found in various places in the Bible, and Strongs has a little list of variations for us, 3114,  5281,  3115,  but 5281 is the most widely used version. 3114 = to be long spirited, Patient or bear (suffer) long or longsuffering, Forbearing, Leniently.  3115 – Forbearance, Fortitude, Longsuffering.  5281 – Cheerful, Hopeful, endurance, Constancy, Patient Continuance (Waiting).  The same Greek Word is used with a Medical connotation, for a Medical Doctor has “Patience.”  Yes the Doctor has “Patience” in daily having to listen… Continue reading

Pray in the Spirit

Pray in the Spirit

Quote; “We are to pray in the Spirit, with the understanding also, and God will prompt the longings of the soul, and satisfy the desires of the heart. We must become intelligent as to the conditions upon which God will hear and answer prayer. There are many useless, meaningless words employed in prayer, but these heartless petitions are not acceptable, and cannot prevail with God. If the soul is stained with impurity, if iniquity is cherished in the heart, the offering of prayer is an abomination to God.”  {ST, 16/12/1889} 

Quote; “When God’s messengers… Continue reading