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.

A Bottle in the Ocean

A Bottle in the Ocean …To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.—Ephesians 3:19 Pentecost means that the Deity came to mankind to give Himself to man, that man might breathe Him in as he breathes in the air, that He might fill…

Desire to Be Filled

Desire to Be Filled And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.—Ephesians 5:18 Again, before you can be filled with the Spirit you must desire to be filled. Here I meet with a certain amount of puzzlement. Somebody will say, “How is it that you say…

Holiness and Worship First

Holiness and Worship First Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,…that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.—Titus 3:5-7 To teach that the filling…

An Instrument for God to Use

An Instrument for God to Use If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.—1 Peter…

Ungifted Hands

Ungifted Hands For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.—Philippians 2:13 The important thing is that the Holy Spirit desires to take us and control us and use us as instruments and organs through whom He can express Himself in the body of Christ. Perhaps…

The Ability to Do

The Ability to Do 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 A definition of the word “power” means the ability to do. You know, because it is the Greek word from which our English word…

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.—1 Corinthians 12:4-6 The time is more than ripe for a rethinking of the whole matter of spiritual gifts…

God Sets No Limit

God Sets No Limit Let no man deceive you with vain words. (Ephesians 5:6) Do you know that there are Bible “interpreters” now who believe they can set up rules as to how much we can have of God? However, the Lord Himself has promised that as far as He is concerned, He is willing…

Our Life Is in Christ

Our Life Is in Christ Thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14) Certainly not all of the mystery of the Godhead can be known by man—but just as certainly, all that men can know of God in this life is revealed in Jesus Christ! When the Apostle…

The Power God Recognizes

The Power God Recognizes “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin.” —Isaiah 30:1 The continued neglect of the Holy Spirit by evangelical Christians is too evident to deny and impossible to…