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1Pe 5.5 +

1Pe 5.5

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another,

& be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud & giveth grace to the humble.”

 

“Departed spirits are not men; & dead men cannot be tried till the resurrection of the dead takes place when departed spirits & raised bodies will form men again by their re-union.”

– John Fletcher /Works I/

 

16 of 46 “…Pride & arrogancy…do I hate”(Pro 8.13).

Pro 13.10 Only by PRIDE cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

 

“What pleasure must the discovery of Divine truth give to a sanctified soul!”

– John Fletcher /Works I/

 

Seen in life, or seen in death

A mansion of stone or brick, did you say,

Ov’rlooking the point where river meets bay,

With four-storied garrets, room for four cars,

And a high domed-room to study the stars,

A half-mile lane and personal tennis court,

Kentucky-fenced knoll were horses cavort,

An indoor pool with a European tub,

All this close, to the golf-course, country club?

 

The finest mansion you have ever seen,

With yard upon yard – green trimmed in lush green,

The highest castle on a curved mountain spine,

With stair cases, great room, stones to entwine

Or glorious condo above pure beach,

With “condiments” in commodious reach,

All appear huts, caves, shelters poorly made,

When death reveals truth, and life starts to fade.

– eab, 5/16/08

 

Books in Prayer Closet # 1. The most important Book to have in your Secret Closet is the Good Book. Have a straight-edge & pens. Red for one line of truth, blue for another. Or use a highlighter to mark special passages [check highlighter on last page; see if it “bleeds-through” – depends on paper or highlighter or both]. If praying becomes a bit hard you may want to read the Bible & then take heed to what the Spirit shows you in such times.

– 5/16/19

 

Col 3.16

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching & admonishing one another

in psalms & hymns & spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

 

Books in Prayer Closet # 2. The 2nd most important Book for is a hymnal. Be willing to mark it also. You could read a hymn to start or one to finish – you might go on for a time from the “fuel” of it. If you are struggling to pray, start reading some hymns. (I’d encourage you to read them in order & leave a marker to use next time.) BTW you don’t have to be able to read music to read the words (really a poem) nor do you need to “know it” to read it. Many hymns were written when pressure was on & that comes through.

– 5/16/19

 

“Preach damnation with the cross in the center.”

– Wm Booth, quoted by Andrew Blackwood

 

Books in Prayer Closet # 3. Why not take a notebook to the closet? It could hold a prayer list. Some like to note date when they start praying for a certain thing & then date when “the Lord comes through!” It could be divided into sections with a place for ideas that come to you while praying & meditating before God.

– 5/16/19

 

“It is the joyous privilege of the man in the pulpit to see the hidden things of God

& then show them to the man in the pew.”

– Andrew Blackwood

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