April 12, 2012

The words of the Lord hurt and offend until there is nothing left to be hurt or offended. Jesus has no tenderness whatsoever toward anything that is ultimately going to ruin a person in his service to God. If the Spirit of God brings to your mind a word of the Lord that hurts you, you may be sure that there is something He wants to hurt to death.

– Oswald Chambers –

April 8, 2012

Not somehow – but triumphantly!

– V. Raymond Edman –
in They Found the Secret, page 11

April 6, 2012

Better to abolish pulpits than fill them with men who have no experimental knowledge of what they teach!

– CH Spurgeon –

March 27, 2012

The secret of the success of the Apostles lay not in what they did and said, but in the presence of Christ in them and with them. They saw with the eyes of Christ, felt with His heart, and worked with His energies. They were nothing; Christ was everything. Christ was living, breathing, and triumphing in their personal lives. Their entire nature being replete with His life, their spirits bathed in His light, and their souls kindled with the fires of His love, they moved in the midst of men as embodiments of supernatural power… Brethren, this is what we must be, if this mighty Empire (China) is to be moved through us. But to be this, the throne of grace must be our refuge, the secret place of the Most High must be our daily and hourly habitation.

– Griffith John –

March 22, 2012

We shall not get revival by filling our churches with men, but by getting the men who already come to our churches filled with God.

– Duncan Campbell –

March 14, 2012

Self-sourcing asks, “How can I use you?” Spirit-sourcing asks, “How can I minister to you?” Self-sourcing sees inconvenience. Spirit-sourcing sees opportunities. Self-sourcing protects and guards. Spirit-sourcing flows and gives. Self sourcing is demanding; Spirit-sourcing is giving. I become the answer to the needs of your life, because He is the answer to the needs of my life.

– Stephen Manley –
from Eating at the Cross (Acts 2.42)

March 11, 2012

Men and women who hear the Gospel regularly, I often fear much for you. I fear lest you become so familiar with the sounds of its doctrines, that insensibly you become dead to its power. I fear lest your religion should sink down into a little vague talk about your own weakness and corruption, and a few sentimental expressions about Christ, while real practical fighting on Christ’s side is altogether neglected. Oh, beware of this state of mind! Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only. No victory—no crown! Fight and overcome!

– J.C. Ryle –
from The Great Battle

March 6, 2012

There are some who would have Christ cheap. They would have Him without the Cross. But the price will not come down.

– Samuel Rutherford –

February 29, 2012

Everything in the life or religion of man that has not the Spirit of God for its source, direction, and end is but earthly, sensual, or devilish.

– William Law –
from Power of the Spirit