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A Tender Heart

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,... Read More

Alone With God

We have to be alone with God in finding personal salvation. Others may be used as instruments in bringing conviction, light, help in various ways; but there comes a crisis, both in the work of regeneration and of sanctification, in which the soul must be detached from others, and deal only with God.... Read More

Beauty For Ashes: Part 1: Causes of Heart Wanderings

I. HUMAN FRAILTY -- Throughout the Scriptures we are taught the infinite frailty and weakness of men; and even the best of men are set forth as having no strength of their own. Abraham said he was "but dust and ashes." Isaiah said, "We all do fade as a leaf." Job said, "I abhor myself." Paul said, "... Read More

Beauty For Ashes: Part 2: The Remedy for Heart Wanderings

I. GREAT SELF-ABASEMENT -- I mention, as the first remedy for heart wanderings, great self-abasement before God; that the evil which the soul has fallen into is to be squarely faced and acknowledged without palliation, or excuse, or self-defense; that self must be utterly dethroned; that God must be... Read More

Faint Not

There is an experience of soul exactly like the fainting of the body. When a person faints there is an utter loss of strength accompanied with a real sickish feeling, paleness and a clammy sweat, causing the body to get limp, beyond the control of the will, and fall away in an unconscious swoon. The... Read More

Grieving the Spirit of Revival

A true revival is preeminently the work of the Holy Spirit, and the depth and magnitude of the work depends largely on the number of people who are in perfect union with the Holy Spirit. In times of revival all spiritual forces come to a crisis, both good and bad. Satan is on hand to muster all his ... Read More

Hindrances to Faith

"O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" Matt. 14:31. The pivot word in this question is "wherefore." Doubt should have a sufficient reason for it. Neither Peter nor any other has been able to find a satisfactory answer to this all-piercing "wherefore " of Jesus. The implication is, God... Read More

Holy Ghost Tears

Tears have a language just as definite and emphatic as smiles or gestures. Words do not constitute the only language we speak, for everywhere there are many languages spoken by every human being. There is a language in our gait, our tones of voice, our eyes, smiles, gestures, and our physical moveme... Read More

How to Die to Selfishness

1. How to Die to Selfishness "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."--Romans 8:13 Before we can begin to explore the Biblical principles for self-denial, there are some false notions which must be exposed and remov... Read More

Liquid and Solid Food

In the fifth chapter of Hebrews we have a significant hint as to what constitutes spiritual perfection; it is the difference between feeding on liquid and solid food, or the difference between chewing and sucking. " For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again... Read More

Loving Jesus

We have a revelation of God's personal feelings in the first commandment. We are to love Him with all our heart! The complaint that Jesus had against the Church at Ephesus was their lack of fervent, personal love for Him; they had "works" and "labor" and "patience," and great zeal in searching out h... Read More

Others May, You Cannot

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. If God has called you to be really like Christ in all your spirit, He will draw... Read More

Tenderness of Spirit

It is much easier to convince a human soul of its natural impurity than to convince it of its natural hardness, and utter destitution of heavenly and divine tenderness of Spirit. The very essence of the Gospel is a divinely imparted tenderness and sweetness of Spirit. Without this, even the stronges... Read More

The Bride's Desire: Lessons From The Song Of Solomon

"Catch us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes." (Song 2:15). This is the Bride's prayer that all the defects and faults connected with her life may be utterly removed, that she may have not only a personal fitness to meet her Lord, but also be found fu... Read More

The Holy Spirit's Presence

Dear Holy Spirit, who can know The Comforter Thou art, Till they have felt deep need of Thee From out a broken heart. Ten thousand griefs, dear Lord, have swept Across this heart of mine, But every one has pushed me out Still deeper into Thine. I know Thou workest for my good, The soul's unfathomed ... Read More

The Secret of Spiritual Power (A)

A great deal has been said and written upon the subject of spiritual power, and perhaps I can add nothing original upon the subject, but may help to stir up some pure minds by way of remembrance. While attending a holiness convention in Star Hall, Manchester, England, one day, there opened up to my ... Read More

The Secret of Spiritual Power (B)

Another condition essential to the full enduement of spiritual power is the crucifixion of self in order that we may be united with the Holy Ghost. God cannot fill us with His Spirit, illuminate us, empower us with courage and boldness, and that intuitive and divine insight and energy until we are f... Read More

The Secret of Spiritual Power (C)

Another secret of spiritual power lies in the perpetual ignoring of our creature ability. I do not say a perpetual denying of our ability. Telling an untruth never helps God any, whether it be against ourselves or against Satan, and if we represent ourselves as being nothing in the absolute sense of... Read More

The Secret of Spiritual Power (D)

Another secret of divine power consists in using only the appropriate truth which is requisite for the salvation of souls. The Holy Ghost works through the truth, and whether He convicts for sin, or regenerates, or sanctifies, or empowers, or imparts special comfort or wisdom, He uses that part of d... Read More

The Secret of Spiritual Power (E)

In order to have the abiding secret of power, we must consent to seeming failure for Jesus. I do not know how that thought may strike you, but if you will look at the great crisal events in the Bible, and into the lives of people of great faith, you will find over and over again that the sweep of po... Read More

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