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.

The First Step Down

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. —Ephesians 3:20-21 So necessary to the Church is a lofty concept of God…

Some Other Time

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.—John 14:12 “You will receive power” (Acts 1:8a). “Eagerly desire the greater gifts” (1 Corinthians 12:31a). Anything that God has ever done…

Retarded Spiritual Progress

Retarded Spiritual Progress I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. —Psalm 119:15-16 Probably the most widespread and persistent problem to be found among Christians is the problem of retarded spiritual progress. Why, after years of Christian profession,…

We Need to Repent

We Need to Repent Do not quench the Spirit.—1 Thessalonians 5:19 It is time for us to repent, for our transgressions against the blessed Third Person have been many and much aggravated. We have bitterly mistreated Him in the house of His friends. We have crucified Him in His own temple as they crucified the…

Just Turning the Crank

Just Turning the Crank So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.” —Zechariah 4:6 I say this because it is possible to run a church and all of its activity without the…

The Need for Illumination

The Need for Illumination But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.—1 Corinthians 2:14 The doctrine of the inability of the human mind and the need for divine illumination is so fully developed…

A Vast Difference

A Vast Difference Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. It is possible to grow up in a church, learn the catechism and have everything done to us that they do…

Personal Holiness

Personal Holiness But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” —1 Peter 1:15-16 You cannot study the Bible diligently and earnestly without being struck by an obvious fact—the whole matter of personal holiness is highly important to…

Accountability to God

Accountability to God And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.—Hebrews 9:27 It was the belief in the accountability of man to his maker that made America a great nation. Among those earlier leaders was Daniel Webster whose blazing eyes and fiery oratory often held the Senate spellbound….