Encouraging Words

The Right Kind of Poverty

by Octavius Winslow “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 Cultivate above all spiritual conditions, prayerfully, earnestly, and fervently, poverty of spirit. Rest not short of it. This is the only clear evidence of our union with Christ and of the indwelling of the Spirit in our…

Have A Message and Be One

by Oswald Chambers We are not saved to be “channels only,” but to be sons and daughters of God. We are not turned into spiritual mediums, but into spiritual messengers; the message must be part of ourselves. The Son of God was His own message, His words were spirit and life; and as His disciples…

David and Goliath – An End-Time View

by Hadyn Olsen Recently, after reading the account of this historic meeting between David and Goliath, I was struck by the significance of it’s message concerning the end time period that we are entering into. Far more than a children’s story, this account speaks of the collision of two kingdoms. The kingdom of God and…

The Right Lines of Work

by Oswald Chambers Very few of us have any understanding of the reason why Jesus Christ died. If sympathy is all that human beings need, then the Cross of Christ is a farce, there is no need for it. What the world needs is not “a little bit of love,” but a surgical operation. When…

The Ministry of Elijah and the Ministry of the Church

The last words of the Old Testament were recorded by the prophet Malachi saying: “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5). Now, the angel Gabriel prophesied that John the Baptist would come in the power and spirit of…

The Old Life in the Christian Character

by T. Austin-Sparks (February 9, 1964) There is a thing that happens when we are born again. The Holy Spirit Who is the Spirit of God comes into our new spirit. We do not hear God speaking out from heaven to us. But we know that God speaks in our hearts. We know that the…

Submitting to Imperfect Authority

All genuine believers experience the reality of living in a world filled with sin, selfishness, and corruption. For this reason, we are called to pick up our cross, die to ourselves, and follow Jesus daily so that we may escape from the corruption of this world. Many of us pray earnestly, as scripture commands, to…

The Power of the Will of God

by Thomas Eskine Man expects life in having his flesh unhurt in any of its feelings, and in having the current of his blood unchecked. And the will of God breaks the flesh and shreds the blood, and seems to destroy life instead of giving it, and thus appears as if it were not meat…

Careless Lives Cost Talk

by C.S. Lewis He meant what He said. Those who put themselves in His hands will become perfect, as He is perfect — perfect in Love, wisdom, joy, beauty, and immortality. The change will not be complete in this life, for death is an important part of the treatment. How far the change will have…