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.

Wild-eyed Fanatics

Wild-eyed Fanatics Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.—1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 This is a crude illustration, but let me tell you what we did after planting a field of corn when I was a young fellow in Pennsylvania. To save the field of corn from…

The Text Plus the Holy Spirit

The Text Plus the Holy Spirit So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.—Ezekiel 33:31 When you are trying to find out…

He Can Be Grieved

He Can Be Grieved And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.—Ephesians 4:30 Because He is loving and kind and friendly, the Holy Spirit may be grieved…. He can be grieved because He is loving, and there must be love present before there can…

Eternal Reward

Eternal Reward Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15 In the First Epistle of John two words are used over and over, the words they and ye, and they designate two wholly different worlds. They…

True Faith

True Faith We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. 1 John 2:3 The difficulty we modern Christians face is not misunderstanding the Bible, but persuading our untamed hearts to accept its plain instructions. Our problem is to get the consent of our world-loving minds to make Jesus Lord…

No Middle Ground

No Middle Ground So throughout the entire New Testament a sharp line is drawn between the Church and the world. There is no middle ground. The Lord recognizes no good natured “agreeing to disagree” so that the followers of the Lamb may adopt the world’s ways and travel along the world’s path. The gulf between…

Sending Something Better

Sending Something Better However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.—John 16:13 Our trouble is that we are trying to confirm the truth…