Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Luke 18:6-7  And the LORD said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not GOD avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?  

GOD'S seasons are not at your beck. If the first stroke of the flint doth not bring forth the fire, you must strike again.

GOD will hear prayer, but He may not answer it at the time which we in our minds have appointed; 

He will reveal Himself to our seeking hearts, but not just when and where we have settled in our own expectations.

Hence the need of perseverance and importunity in supplication.

In the days of flint and steel and brimstone matches we had to strike and strike again, dozens of times, before we could get a spark to live in the tinder; and we were thankful enough if we succeeded at last.

Shall we not be as persevering and hopeful as to heavenly things?

We have more certainty of success in this business than we had with our flint and steel, for we have GOD'S promises at our back.

Never let us despair. GOD'S time for mercy will come; yea, it has come, if our time for believing has arrived.

Ask in faith nothing wavering; but never cease from petitioning because the King delays to reply.

Strike the steel again. Make the sparks fly and have your tinder ready; you will get a light before long.

~C. H. Spurgeon~

I do not believe that there is such a thing in the history of GOD'S kingdom as a right prayer offered in a right spirit that is forever left unanswered.

~Theodore L. Cuyler~

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Sabbath Of GOD

Heb 4:10  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Christ is GOD'S Sabbath. Christ is our Sabbath. 

When we enter by faith into Christ's righteousness, we enter into GOD'S rest.

It is a tremendous power....The LORD says, in quite simple language, "If only you will trust Me, and trust My provision, and stop worrying, stop fretting, stop being anxious;

If you will but believe Me, I have the ground upon which I could meet all your need;

I am no longer without ground.

There was a time when I had not the ground upon which to do anything with you, and for you, but now you are on the ground of Christ, the ground which I have provided;

If only you will trust Me, if only you will rest in Me to bring you through, you will be saved from so much of this weakness, and fret, and anxiety!

Worry is a destroying thing. At the back of a lot that we suffer in body, and in mind, there is so often a secret, hidden restlessness, something deep down in our subconscious being of a fret, an anxiety, something that is not rest.

It takes many forms. Sometimes over a concern of the LORD'S we feel that, unless we do it, it will never be done.

We feel that if we are not up and at it, then the whole thing will go to pieces; so much depends upon us.

No one will think that this is the call for passivity, for abandon of concern for the things of the LORD;

But it is possible for us to have the things of the LORD on our hearts and yet not to have faith in GOD about them.

There are hidden secrets to a great deal of our weakness and defeat, and unnecessary suffering.

They are the hidden things of something which is other than just restful faith in GOD.

There are some people who need to take things to heart a little more than they do, but for many the trouble is perhaps of the other kind.

They are thinking that they have to run GOD'S universe for Him; they must look after things or else they will never be looked after!

But to observe the Sabbath, to recognize Christ as GOD'S Rest through righteousness, to observe that, to keep that Sabbath, is Life which conquers death, because it is righteousness which cannot be destroyed.

~T. Austin Sparks~

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Beloved Think It Not Strange

I Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

Most persons after a step of faith are looking for sunny skies and unruffled seas, and when they meet a storm and tempest they are filled with astonishment and perplexity.

But this is just what we must expect to meet if we have received anything of the LORD.

The best token of His presence is the adversary's defiance, and the more real our blessing, the more certainly it will be challenged.

It is a good thing to go out looking for the worst, and if it comes we are not surprised; while if our path be smooth and our way be unopposed, it is all the more delightful, because it comes as a glad surprise.

But let us quite understand what we mean by temptation. 

You, especially, who have stepped out with the assurance that you have died to self and sin, may be greatly amazed to find yourself assailed with a tempest of thoughts and feelings that seem to come wholly from within and you will be impelled to say, "Why, I thought I was dead, but I seem to be alive."

This, beloved, is the time to remember that temptation, the instigation, is not sin, but only of the evil one.

~A. B. Simpson~

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The LORD Trieth The Hearts

Remember that temptation is not sin unless it be accompanied with the consent of your will. 

There may seem to be even the inclination, and yet the real choice of your spirit is fixed immovably against it, and GOD regards it simply as a solicitation and credits you with an obedience all the more pleasing to Him, because the temptation was so strong.

We little know how evil can find access to a pure nature and seem to incorporate itself with our thoughts and feelings, while at the same time we resist and overcome it, and remain as pure as the sea-fowl that emerges from the water without a single drop remaining upon its burnished wing, or as the harp string, which may be struck by a rude or clumsy hand and gives forth a discordant sound, not from any defect of the harp, but because of the hand that touches it.

But let the Master hand play upon it, and it is a chord of melody and a note of exquisite delight.

In nothing terrified by your adversaries which is to you an evident token of salvation and that of GOD.

~A. B. Simpson~

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Rejoice In The LORD!

Php 3:1  Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. 

There is no spiritual value in depression. One bright and thankful look at the cross is worth a thousand morbid, self-condemning reflections.

The longer you look at evil the more it mesmerizes and defiles you into its own likeness.

Lay it down at the cross, accept the cleansing blood, reckon yourself dead to the thing that was wrong, and then rise up and count yourself as if you were another man and no longer the same person; and then, identifying yourself with the Lord Jesus, accept your standing in Him and look in your Father's face as blameless as Jesus.

Then out of your every fault will come some lesson of watchfulness or some secret of victory which will enable you some day to thank Him, even for your painful experience.

But praise is a sacrifice, for "it is acceptable to God." It goes up to heaven sweeter than the songs of angels, "a sweet smelling savor to your Lord and King."

It should be unintermittent--"the sacrifice of praise continually."

One drop of poison will neutralize a whole cup of wine, and make it a cup of death, and one moment of gloom will defile a whole day of sunshine and gladness.

Let us "rejoice evermore."

~A. B. Simpson~