Pearls of Wisdom

Read about what God is saying to His people in these last days. Let Him stir your heart and challenge you to live according to His will.

Spiritual Receptivity

Spiritual Receptivity When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. —Psalm 27:8 Pick at random a score of great saints whose lives and testimonies are widely known. Let them be Bible characters or well-known Christians of postbiblical times…. I venture to suggest that the one…

The Missing Supernatural Afflatus

The Missing Supernatural Afflatus Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.—Luke 24:49 Where adequate power is present almost any means will suffice, but where the power is absent not all the means in the world can…

Determine to Find Him

Determine to Find Him My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. —Psalm 5:3 I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and…

What’s Missing

What’s Missing Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. -Psalm 95:6 Christian churches have come to the dangerous time predicted long ago. It is a time when we can pat one another on the back, congratulate ourselves and join in the glad refrain, “We are rich,…

The Program

The Program For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.—Matthew 18:20 Now, I freely admit that it is impossible to hold a Christian service without an agenda. If order is to be maintained, an order of service must exist somewhere. If two songs are…

In Need of Worshipers

In Need of Worshipers But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.—Acts 6:4 Well, we have great churches and we have beautiful sanctuaries and we join in the chorus, “We have need of nothing.” But there is every indication that we are in need of worshipers. We have…

Nonliturgical Worship

Nonliturgical Worship Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. —Psalm 96:8-9 We of the nonliturgical churches tend to look with some disdain upon those churches that follow a carefully prescribed…

Wasted Religious Activity

Wasted Religious Activity I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” -Psalm 122:1 There is probably not another field of human activity where there is so much waste as in the field of religion…. In the average church we hear the same prayers repeated each Sunday…

Wonder and Awesome Fear

Wonder and Awesome Fear So I said, “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” —Isaiah 6:5 I have said it before and I will…