Encouraging Words

An Intimate Relationship with The Lord

by Zac Poonen The Song of Solomon is a picture of Christ and the church. All believers – both married and unmarried can study the book and deepen their relationship with the Lord. A personal, loving, devoted relationship with Christ is the spring from which all true service for the Lord flows – whether it…

Leaving the Congregation and Entering the Body

by Gabriel Williams Zechariah 12:10 states: And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they…

Focus on Christ

by Andrew Murray What was first a condition that we had to fulfill if we were to follow Jesus, becomes the blessed fruit of following Him. When we hear the call, “Follow me” ( Matt. 4:19 ), we think chiefly of all it implies for us. It is necessary that we do so, but it…

In the Beginning God…

by Watchman Nee The abiding principle of all true Christian work is: “In the beginning God” (Genesis 1:1). Every new spiritual experience begins with an acceptance, by faith, of what God has already done. God is waiting for you to cease doing! And once you have done this, He will begin. The operation of His…

God’s Co-workers – Right Where We Are

by Oswald Chambers Text: 1 Cor. 9:11-27 The first thing a worker has to learn is how to be God’s noble man or woman amid a crowd of paltry things. A Christian worker must never make this plea – “If only I were somewhere else!” The only test that a worker is Christ’s witness is…

Keeping A Spiritual Watch Over Others

by Zac Poonen A spiritual leader will keep watch over the souls in his flock, since he has to give an account to God one day for each of them (Heb.13:17). What does it mean to give “an account” for people’s souls? The word “account” is a financial word. If you’re preparing a balance sheet…

Deception Through False Signs And Wonders

by Zac Poonen There is a lot of deception in Christendom these days through false signs and wonders – just as Jesus warned us in Matthew 24:24, and as Paul did in 2 Thessalonians 2:9. Paul also warned us in 2 Corinthians 11:1-4 about the nature of this deception: It is being deceived by another…

Deception and Counterfeit Revival

by Zac Poonen Jesus and the apostles repeatedly warned that the last days would be characterized by widespread deception and a multitude of false prophets (Matt.24:3-5,11,24; 1 Tim.4:1) – and we have seen plenty of them in the last few decades. Why are millions of Christians deceived by these false prophets and these counterfeit “revivals”?…

Satan Dreads A Church That Is United

Satan Dreads A Church That Is United by Zac Poonen Jesus made many promises in relation to individual believers praying to God. But in Matthew 18:18,19, we have a promise made to a section of Christ’s Body praying in unison: “Whatever you bind on earth”, Jesus said, “is bound in Heaven, and whatever you free…

The Truth That We Believe

by Zac Poonen We are commanded in the Scriptures to pay close attention to ourselves and to our teaching, for only thus can we ensure salvation for ourselves and for those we preach to (1 Tim.4:16). Our life and our doctrine are like two legs that give stability to our Christian life. Both legs should…