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    Do You Worship The Work?

    We are God’s fellow workers… —1 Corinthians 3:9

    Beware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian workers should be their concentration on God. This will mean that all the other boundaries of life, whether they are…

    The Light That Never Fails

    We all, with unveiled face, beholding…the glory of the Lord… —2 Corinthians 3:18

    A servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone. In the early stages of the Christian life, disappointments will come— people who used to be lights will flicker out, and those who used to stand with us will turn away. We have…

    Don’t Hurt the Lord

    Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? —John 14:9

    Our Lord must be repeatedly astounded at us— astounded at how “un-simple” we are. It is our own opinions that make us dense and slow to understand, but when we are simple we are never dense; we have discernment all the time. Philip expected the future revelation of a tremendous…

    Can a Saint Falsely Accuse God?

    All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen… —2 Corinthians 1:20

    Jesus’ parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25:14-30  was a warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacities. This parable has nothing to do with natural gifts and abilities, but relates to the gift of the Holy Spirit as He was first given at Pentecost. We must never…

    Beware of the Least Likely Temptation

    Joab had defected to Adonijah, though he had not defected to Absalom. —1 Kings 2:28

    Joab withstood the greatest test of his life, remaining absolutely loyal to David by not turning to follow after the fascinating and ambitious Absalom. Yet toward the end of his life he turned to follow after the weak and cowardly Adonijah. Always remain alert to the fact that where one…

    Readiness

    God called to him….And he said, “Here I am.” —Exodus 3:4

    When God speaks, many of us are like people in a fog, and we give no answer. Moses’ reply to God revealed that he knew where he was and that he was ready. Readiness means having a right relationship to God and having the knowledge of where we are. We…

    All or Nothing?

    When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment…and plunged into the sea. —John 21:7

    Have you ever had a crisis in your life in which you deliberately, earnestly, and recklessly abandoned everything? It is a crisis of the will. You may come to that point many times externally, but it will amount to nothing. The true deep crisis of abandonment, or total surrender, is…

    Can You Come Down From the Mountain?

    While you have the light, believe in the light… —John 12:36

    We all have moments when we feel better than ever before, and we say, “I feel fit for anything; if only I could always be like this!” We are not meant to be. Those moments are moments of insight which we have to live up to even when we do…

    The Failure To Pay Close Attention

    The high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days. —2 Chronicles 15:17

    Asa was not completely obedient in the outward, visible areas of his life. He was obedient in what he considered the most important areas, but he was not entirely right. Beware of ever thinking, “Oh, that thing in my life doesn’t matter much.” The fact that it doesn’t matter much…

    Inner Invincibility

    Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me… —Matthew 11:29

    “Whom the Lord loves He chastens…” (Hebrews 12:6). How petty our complaining is! Our Lord begins to bring us to the point where we can have fellowship with Him, only to hear us moan and groan, saying, “Oh Lord, just let me be like other people!” Jesus is asking us…

    What To Do When Your Burden Is Overwhelming

    Cast your burden on the Lord… —Psalm 55:22

    We must recognize the difference between burdens that are right for us to bear and burdens that are wrong. We should never bear the burdens of sin or doubt, but there are some burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend to lift off. God wants us…

    Complete and Effective Dominion

    Death no longer has dominion over Him.…the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God… —Romans 6:9-11

    Co-Eternal Life. Eternal life is the life which Jesus Christ exhibited on the human level. And it is this same life, not simply a copy of it, which is made evident in our mortal flesh when we are born again. Eternal life is not a gift from God; eternal life is…

    Complete and Effective Divinity

    If we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection… —Romans 6:5

    Co-Resurrection. The proof that I have experienced crucifixion with Jesus is that I have a definite likeness to Him. The Spirit of Jesus entering me rearranges my personal life before God. The resurrection of Jesus has given Him the authority to give the life of God to me, and the experiences…

    Complete and Effective Decision About Sin

    …our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. —Romans 6:6

    Co-Crucifixion. Have you made the following decision about sin—that it must be completely killed in you? It takes a long time to come to the point of making this complete and effective decision about sin. It is, however, the greatest moment in your life once you decide that sin must die…

    Have You Seen Jesus?

    After that, He appeared in another form to two of them… —Mark 16:12

    Being saved and seeing Jesus are not the same thing. Many people who have never seen Jesus have received and share in God’s grace. But once you have seen Him, you can never be the same. Other things will not have the appeal they did before.

    You should always recognize the…