Encouraging Words

Seven Important Warnings

by John Wesley (1703-1791 A.D.) Watch and pray continually against pride. You can easily slide back into pride without even realizing it, if you think you have no danger of pride, or if you think you have more knowledge of God than you really have, or if you think you are so well taught by…

Should We Follow Godly Men or Only Follow Jesus?

by Zac Poonen Under the old covenant, the Israelites could only follow the written Word that God gave them through Moses and the prophets. No-one could say,”Follow me” – not even the greatest prophets like Moses or Elijah or John the Baptist. God’s Word alone was the light for their path (Psa. 119:105). But Jesus…

Christians Who Think They Have Understood The New Covenant

by Zac Poonen The Jews gloried in the fact that they had God’s Word unlike the rest of the world. But they did not live according to that Word; and they finally rejected the One about Whom God’s Word had prophesied, when He came into their midst. It is possible for those of us who…

A Tender Heart

by G.D. Watson Without tenderness of spirit the most intensely righteous, religious life is like the image of God without His beauty and attractiveness. It is possible to be very religious, and stanch, and persevering in all Christian duties, even to be sanctified, and be a brave defender and preacher of holiness, to be mathematically…

Others May, You Cannot

by G.D. Watson (from “Living Words”) If God has called you to be really like Jesus, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility, and put upon you such demands of obedience, that you will not be able to follow other people, or measure yourself by other Christians, and in many ways…

The Saint Must Walk Alone

by A.W. Tozer (from his book, “Man — The Dwelling Place of God”) Most of the world’s great souls have been lonely. Loneliness seems to be one price the saint must pay for his saintliness. In the morning of the world (or should we say, in that strange darkness that came soon after the dawn…

Burn, Fire of God!

    by L. F. W. Woodford (1956)         Burn fire of God! my ransomed soul possessing; Pure fire Thou art, and I would dwell in Thee. Light of my life, true source of every blessing, Grant all my days one holy flame to be.   Burn fire of God! Thy grace…

Five Vows for Spiritual Power

by A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) Some people object to taking vows, but in the Bible you will find many great men of God directed by covenants, promises, vows and pledges. The psalmist was not averse to the taking of vows: “Thy vows are upon me, O God,” he said. “I will render my praises unto thee”…

Catch the Little Foxes

by J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) “Catch the little foxes that ruin the vineyards; for our vines have tender grapes” (Song of Songs 2:15). Resolve at once, by God’s help, to break off every known sin, however small. Look within, each one of you. Examine your own hearts. Do you see there any habit which you know…

Calvary Always Precedes Pentecost

by Zac Poonen In Exodus Chapter 17, we see the Israelites coming to a place where there was no water to drink. The sine wave goes down and they start grumbling again. Again the Lord shows them His solution that is right in front of their eyes. He tells Moses, “Look at that rock in…