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.

Discerning Leadership

Discerning Leadership For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.—Acts 20:29-30 Within the circles of evangelical Christianity itself there has arisen in the last few years…

Spiritual Discernment

Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?—1 Kings 3:9 That so-called Bible religion in our times is suffering rapid decline is so evident as to need no proof, but just what…

Sheep are led

Sheep Are Led Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.—Psalm 95:6-7 Cattle are driven; sheep are led; and our Lord compares His people to sheep, not to…

Supernatural Energies

Supernatural Energies But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.—Isaiah 40:31 It is possible to work far beyond the normal strength of the human constitution and yet experience little or no…

Men and Women Who Have Met God

Men and Women Who Have Met God This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake. —Ezekiel 1:28 These are elements that are always the same among men and women who have…

The Economic Squeeze

The Economic Squeeze But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. —2 Timothy 4:5 A number of factors contribute to bad spiritual leadership…. The economic squeeze. The Protestant ministry is notoriously underpaid and the pastor’s family is often large. Put these two facts together and…

Fencing With Masters

Fencing With Masters For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.—2 Timothy 4:3-4 Every one who has…

I Know I’ll Be in Trouble

I Know I’ll Be in Trouble But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict.—1 Thessalonians 2:2 It is good for us to remember how strong He is—and how weak we…

A Shaky Foundation

A Shaky Foundation Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me….” —Jeremiah 9:23-24 It is true that much…