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.

Old-Fashioned Horse Sense

Old-Fashioned Horse Sense He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. —John 14:21 When they want to get blessed, some people try getting worked up psychologically…. Some…

Preach to Make Them Sweat

Preach to Make Them Sweat Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” —Acts 2:37 I preach to my congregation week after week. And I pray that I may be able to preach with such…

The Authority of God

The Authority of God …I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse—for they are a rebellious house—yet they will know that a prophet has been among them. –Ezekiel 2:4-5 I don’t want to be unkind, but…

A Voice Instead of An Echo

A Voice Instead of An Echo But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” —Acts 4:19-20 To escape the snare of artificiality…

Prophet, Not Orator

Prophet, Not Orator And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “You are My people.” —Isaiah 51:16 The Christian minister, as someone has pointed out, is a descendant…

The Message Must Be Alive

The Message Must Be Alive Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and…

A Shell Here and a Shell There

A Shell Here and a Shell There And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.—John 1:14 None of us can approach a serious study and consideration of the eternal nature and person of Jesus…

A Sense of Inadequacy

A Sense of Inadequacy Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God….—2 Corinthians 3:5 I believe I had anticipated that it was going to be a pleasure to expound this beautiful and high soaring Gospel of John. However, I must confess that…