But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 13 September 2019 15:00

Imagination v. Inspiration Featured

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The simplicity that is in Christ. — 2 Corinthians 11:3

Simplicity is the secret of seeing things clearly. A saint does not think clearly for a long while, but a saint ought to see clearly without any difficulty. You cannot think a spiritual muddle clear, you have to obey it clear. In...

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:00

After Surrender – What? Featured

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I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do. — John 17:4

Surrender is not the surrender of the external life, but of the will; when that is done, all is done. There are very few crises in life; the great crisis is the surrender of the will. God never crushes a man’s will...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:00

By Spiritual Confusion Featured

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Ye know not what ye ask. — Matthew 20:22

There are times in spiritual life when there is confusion, and it is no way out to say that there ought not to be confusion. It is not a question of right and wrong, but a question of God taking you by a way which in the meantime you do…

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:00

Missionary Munitions Featured

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If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. — John 13:14

Ministering as opportunity surrounds us.

This does not mean selecting our surroundings, it means being very selectly God’s in any haphazard surroundings which He engineers...

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Monday, 09 September 2019 15:00

Missionary Munitions Featured

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When thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. — John 1:48

Worshipping as Occasion Serves.

We imagine we would be all right if a big crisis arose; but the big crisis will only reveal the stuff we are made of, it will not put anything into us. “If God gives the call, of course I will...

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 15:00

Do It Yourself Featured

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Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:5

Determinedly Discipline Other Things.

This is another aspect of the strenuous nature of sainthood. Paul says, “I take every project prisoner to make it obey Christ” (Moffatt). How much...

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Saturday, 07 September 2019 15:00

Do It Yourself Featured

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Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God. —  2 Corinthians 10:5

Determinedly Demolish Some Things.

Deliverance from sin is not deliverance from human nature. There are things in human nature, such as prejudices, which the...

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Friday, 06 September 2019 15:00

Springs Of Benignity Featured

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The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water. — John 4:14

The picture Our Lord gives is not that of a channel but a fountain. Be being filled, and the sweetness of vital relationship to Jesus will flow out of the saint as lavishly as it is imparted to him. If you find...

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 15:00

Diffusiveness Of Life Featured

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Rivers of living water. — John 7:38

A river touches places of which its source knows nothing, and Jesus says if we have received of His fulness, however small the visible measure of our lives, out of us will flow the rivers that will bless to the uttermost parts of the earth. We have...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 15:00

The Missionary Watching Featured

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Watch with Me. — Matthew 26:40

“Watch with Me” — with no private point of view of your own at all, but watch entirely with Me. In the early stages we do not watch with Jesus, we watch for Him. We do not watch with Him through the revelation of the Bible; in the...

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 15:00

His! Featured

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Thine they were, and Thou gavest them Me. — John 17:6

The missionary is one in whom the Holy Ghost has wrought this realization — “Ye are not your own.” To say “I am not my own,” is to have reached a great point in spiritual nobility. The true nature of the...

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Thursday, 29 August 2019 15:00

Am I Convinced By Christ? Featured

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Notwithstanding in this rejoice not,… but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven. — Luke 10:19,20

Jesus Christ says, in effect, Don’t rejoice in successful service, but rejoice because you are rightly related to Me. The snare in Christian work is to rejoice...

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 15:00

Sublime Intimacy Featured

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Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? — John 11:40

Every time you venture out in the life of faith, you will find something in your commonsense circumstances that flatly contradicts your faith. Common sense is not faith, and faith is...

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 15:00

What’s The Good Of Prayer? Featured

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Lord, teach us to pray. — Luke 11:1

It is not part of the life of a natural man to pray. We hear it said that a man will suffer in his life if he does not pray; I question it. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in him, which is nourished not…

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Monday, 26 August 2019 15:00

Theology Alive Featured

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Walk while ye have the light lest darkness come upon you. — John 12:35

Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mount with God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. “If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that...

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Sunday, 25 August 2019 15:00

Are You Ever Disturbed? Featured

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Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you. — John 14:27

There are times when our peace is based upon ignorance, but when we awaken to the facts of life, inner peace is impossible unless it is received from Jesus. When Our Lord speaks peace, He makes peace, His words are ever...

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Saturday, 24 August 2019 15:00

The Fruitfulness Of Friendship Featured

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I have called you friends. — John 15:15

We never know the joy of self-sacrifice until we abandon in every particular. Self-surrender is the most difficult thing — “I will if…!” “Oh, well, I suppose I must devote my life to God.” There is none of the...

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Friday, 23 August 2019 15:00

The Spiritual Index Featured

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Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? — Matthew 7:9

The illustration of prayer that Our Lord uses here is that of a good child asking for a good thing. We talk about prayer as if God heard us irrespective of the fact of our relationship to Him (cf....

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When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and pray to thy Father which is in secret. — Matthew 6:6

Jesus did not say — “Dream about thy Father in secret,” but “pray to thy Father in secret.” Prayer is an effort of will. After we have entered our secret place...

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 15:00

“I Indeed… But He” Featured

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I indeed baptize you with water…but He…shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire. — Matthew 3:11

Have I ever come to a place in my experience where I can say — “I indeed…but He”? Until that moment does come, I will never know what the baptism of...

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 15:00

The Ministry Of The Unnoticed Featured

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Blessed are the poor in spirit. — Matthew 5:3

The New Testament notices things which from our standards do not seem to count. “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” literally — Blessed are the paupers — an exceedingly commonplace thing! The preaching of to-day is apt to...

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Monday, 19 August 2019 15:00

Completeness Featured

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And I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28

Whenever anything begins to disintegrate your life with Jesus Christ, turn to Him at once and ask Him to establish rest. Never allow anything to remain which is making the dis-peace. Take every element of disintegration as something to wrestle...

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Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:00

Self-consciousness Featured

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Come unto Me. — Matthew 11:28

God means us to live a fully-orbed life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside, and we tumble into a way of introspection which we thought had gone. Self-consciousness is the first thing that will upset the...

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And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. — Luke 18:23

The rich young ruler went away expressionless with sorrow; he had not a word to say. He had no doubt as to what Jesus said, no debate as to what it meant, and it produced in him a sorrow that had not any...

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Yet lackest thou one thing; sell all that thou hast…and come, follow Me. — Luke 18:22

“And when he heard this…” Have you ever heard the Master say a hard word? If you have not, I question whether you have heard Him say anything. Jesus Christ says a great deal...

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