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Luk 18.1 +

Luk 18.1

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end,

that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”

 

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

Hos 5.5 And the PRIDE of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.

 

“Are you preaching holiness?…You are a holiness preacher…in a holiness church. But are you preaching holiness?

– D Shelby Corlett

 

NOT ALONE

Everyone knows we’re flesh & bone;

But some won’t admit we’re not that alone.

The spirit, i.e. life returns to God when we die.

Our soul plunges to hell or soars on high.

We’re sooo different from ant, oak, or stone.

– eab, 8/12/19

 

“Let us come back to preaching rugged, biblical, convincing messages

on holiness as a second blessing.”

– D Shelby Corlett, Nazarene, 1944

 

Live to pray. Do not pray to live (only). Let prayer be the goal of everyday, the high spot of each night. Have a fat, flourishing, satisfied soul. Deny your soul nothing – let it feed daily, let it feed fully on God & the good things He adequately supplies His children. The Father does not want you to have a skinny soul. “…No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”(Psa 84.11). – 8/14/19

 

Jas 5.16

“Confess your faults one to another…”

[ “faults” not “sins” as some (most?) modern translations have.]

 

Why do you read your Bible? “I have to, to get to heaven, don’t I?” Is that the way you felt about the letter from the pretty little lady you were dating? “Got another letter from Sally, I’ll have to read it.” No. Reading the note from the one you love made you feel closer to her. OK. Reading (with openness, a hunger for truth) will make you feel closer/draw you closer, to the One above whom you love. The devil will try to make Bible reading dry – don’t let him – satan is both your enemy & the enemy of God’s Holy Book. – 8/16/19

 

“He now became an assiduous student of the Bible keeping it before him on the counter of the shop in which he was employed…His mind was quickened…His aspirations for knowledge became intense”

– Able Stevens (about John Smith)

 

Be willing to call sin a sin; confess it & forsake it. But also be willing to call a fault a fault. They are not the same thing in spite of some contorted theology. BTW call sin a sin in your life AND a brother’s. Call a fault a fault in your life & his also. – 8/16/19

 

“…Men wholly unawakened will not take the pains to read the Bible…But a small track may engage their attention…”

– Able Stevens

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