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I Can't Wait To Be Safely Cradled In the Loving Arms Of My Lord Champion,

Lord Yeshua, My Christ

 

Others May, You Cannot

     If God has called you to be really like Jesus, He will draw you to a life of crucifixion and humility, and put upon you such demands of obedience, that you will not be able to follow other people, or measure yourself by other Christians.  And, in many ways, He will seem to let other good people do things which He will not let you do.

     Other Christians and ministers who seem very religious and useful may push themselves, pull wires, and work schemes to carry out their plans, but you cannot do it; and if you attempt it, you will meet with such failure and rebuke from the Lord as to make you sorely penitent.

     Others may boast of themselves, of their work, of their success, of their writings, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you begin it, He will lead you into some deep mortification [pruning] that will make you despise yourself and all your good works.

     Others may be allowed to succeed in making money, or may have a legacy left to them, but it is likely God will keep you poor, because He wants you to have something far better than gold, namely, a helpless dependence on Him, that He may have the privilege of supplying your needs day by day out of an unseen treasury.

     The Lord may let others be honored and put forward, and keep you hidden in obscurity, because He wants you to produce some choice, fragrant fruit for His coming glory, which can only be produced in the shade.  He may let others be great, but keep you small.  He may let others do a work for Him and get the credit of it, but He will make you work and toil on without knowing how much you are doing.  And then to make your work still more precious, He may let others get the credit for the work which you have done, and thus make your reward ten times greater when Jesus comes.

     The Holy Spirit will put a strict watch over you, with a jealous love, and will rebuke you for little words and feelings, or for wasting your time, which other Christians never seem distressed over. So make up your mind that God is an infinite Sovereign, and has a right to do as He pleases with His own.

     He may not explain to you a thousand things which puzzle your reason in His dealings with you.  But if you absolutely sell yourself to be His...slave, He will wrap you up in a jealous love, and bestow upon you many blessings which come only to those who are in the inner circle.

     Settle it forever, then, that you are to deal directly with the Holy Spirit, and that He is to have the privilege of tying your tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes, in ways that He does not seem to use with others.  Now, when you are so possessed with the living God that you are, in your secret heart, pleased and delighted over this peculiar, personal, private, jealous guardianship and management of the Holy Spirit over your life, you will have found the vestibule of Heaven.

George Douglas Watson, 1845-1924  (public domain)

Mined from the ore car of ICR "Acts & Facts"  October 2010 in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of ICR and in honor of the founder, Dr. Henry Morris', God's faithful, loving and honoring servant.

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The Independent Missionary

Throughout the entire history of the Church since Pentecost, small groups of Biblical believers have been struggling to remain faithful to the Word of God but have been oppressed and persecuted by the local religious establishments. Even if all the established religious institutions become prostituted to serve the siren calls of social injustices (and there will be plenty to deal with!), there remains a powerful alternative…a unique, yet Biblically based concept for the support of the independent missionary, pursuing an unbridled mission for the Coming King. - Chuck Missler, Koinania House Ministries

 

    

 

 

 

  November 2, 2014
Guard Your Heart
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
 
The Hebrew word nasar, here translated “keep,” carries the strong idea of protection or guarding. It is used 10 times in Psalm 119 to stress the necessity of “keeping” (guarding, protecting) the various kinds of instructions in God’s Word: “testimonies, statutes, laws, precepts, and commandments.” Everything written down by God is worth guarding.
 
In our text, the importance of guarding our hearts is emphasized since it is the source for the “issues of life.” Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh” (Luke 6:45). Our “heart” is indeed the key to much in our life.
 
It is no wonder that the first commandment of all is to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength” (Mark 12:30).
 
Here are a few important principles that we must guard if our hearts are to produce the good “issues of life.”
 
If we seek God with all our hearts, we will find Him (Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13).
 
We must believe with our hearts if we are to be saved (Romans 10:9; Hebrews 11:6).
 
If we hold on to iniquity in our hearts, God will not hear our prayers (Psalm 66:18; Isaiah 59:1-2).
 
If our hearts do not condemn us, then we will have confidence with God (1 John 3:21).
 

“He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart” (Psalm 15:2) will live forever with the Lord of heaven and earth. HMM III

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