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1Pe 1.15 +

1Pe 1.15

“But as he which hath called you is holy,

so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;”

 

“…unfaithful minister…for the sake of their gold, for love of their applause, he witheld the message, he failed God. He became a popular preacher but he awakes in Eternity…lost

– George B Kulp, /A Voice fr. Eternity/

 

Preachers – unless they’re pretenders – preach what they believe. If they believe you can have/must have a pure heart to enter heaven, they’ll preach that. (Some men, still in the process of seeking the fullness of the Holy Ghost, have preached holiness!) If they’ve rejected holiness as a second work of grace – this can be done quietly, without announcement – they’ll tend to not mention heart purity. We need holy preachers.

– eab, Sep 2018

 

“If you do not affirm truth,

you lose truth.”

– Wingrove Taylor

 

backsliding

Many a soul has started down God’s road,

After knowing the joy of a lifted load.

They had a smile only heaven could paint,

But, oh, something changed; they grew faint.

 

What caused them to turn from His pierced side?

What renewed their carnal, controlling pride?

Only the judgment will truly, fully reveal

Why they lost out in happy, holy zeal.

 

Attitudes mean so much in soul and mind,

Ones they grew up with or later find.

Negative attitudes toward a certain stand,

Acceptance of things on the “left” hand.

 

Education has often pulled men down,

They hated to have the professor’s bad frown,

They wanted to be thought of as quite smart,

Chose secular training, let Christ depart. WP 10/6/14

 

Illusions have caused backsliding as well,

Illusions aren’t real – but they seem to tell

A truth when they are, sadly, a stinking lie,

Some believe illusions and inwardly die. WP 10/7/15

 

Omissions are also weak excuses to fail,

Someone left them sidetracked along life’s trail,

They saw (thought they saw?) they were left out.

Joyful walking with Jesus doesn’t go with a pout.

 

Understandings may contribute to sliding a soul back,

Their idea was wrong, understanding was off track.

Oh, the excuses satan uses to bring down a heart,

Slipping, sliding, they from God’s way depart. – eab, 10/7/09

 

“The soul and the body are so united

that they have each of them power over one another in their actions.”

– Wm Law, /Serious Call…/

 

Luk 19.8

“…Zacchaeus…said…if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation,

I restore him fourfold.”

 

You awaken at 2 AM with an angel standing by the your bed. He reminds you have an apology (or restitution) which needs cleared. He pauses. Then he says, “You have 1 year to live” – – – and disappears.  Do you make that apology as soon as it’s day? Or do you wait 364 days? Make it, come daylight, & enjoy a “…conscience void of offence…”(Act 24.16) for a yr. Don’t let it hang over you & ruin 52 weeks.

– eab, 10/7/18

 

“…We are rewarded for ‘…deeds done in the body.’

In other words we are rewarded only for what we do while we are still alive.”

– Oswald J Smith, /Passion for Souls/

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