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.

Time Is Running Out

Time Is Running Out The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.—Romans 13:12 The absence of spiritual devotion today is an omen and a portent. The modern church is all but contemptuous of the sober…

We Need a Revival!

We Need a Revival! And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” But God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?” So…

A Divine Visitation

A Divine Visitation And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. -1 Corinthians 3:1 I believe that it might be well for us if we just stopped all of our business and got quiet and worshiped God and waited on Him. It…

God In Our Midst

God In Our Midst And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.” -Exodus 33:14-15 In what I have to say I may not be joined by any ground…

Blessing on Our Terms

Blessing on Our Terms Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” -Matthew 16:24 Here is what grieves me, and I believe this also grieves the Holy Spirit: My hearers rise to this call emotionally, but they will…

Revival on Our Terms

Revival on Our Terms I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images. -Isaiah 42:8 There seems to be a notion abroad that if we talk enough and pray enough, revival will set in like a stock market boom or a…

The Arrow of Infinite Desire

The Arrow of Infinite Desire Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. -Matthew 5:6 These words are addressed to those of God’s children who have been pierced with the arrow of infinite desire, who yearn for God with a yearning that has overcome them, who long with a…

Living at a Fever Pitch

Living at a Fever Pitch And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. -Colossians 3:23 We live at a fever pitch, and whether we are erecting buildings, laying highways, promoting athletic events, celebrating special days or welcoming returning heroes we always do it with an exaggerated flourish. Our…

The Curse of Self-righteousness

The Curse of Self-righteousness Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 3:13-14 Self-righteousness is terrible…

A Purified Church

A Purified Church But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain…