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Luk 1.75

“In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.”

 

Jesus did not say to the thief, “Today you get to see your sainted granddad.” Nor, “Today you’re going to walk on golden streets.” May God help us to seek Scriptural ideas about heaven. Christ DID say, “To day shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Luk 23.43). We need to stop emphasizing relatives (we hope are) in heaven or streets etc., & re-see the center of heaven is Christ.

– eab, 3/28/18

 

“The value of holiness:

Its presence is life – its absence is eternal death.”

– R S Foster, /Christian Perfection/

 

You can pray while you Work. You can pray while you Walk. You can pray while you Wait. If you’ve done this job “a 100 times” you can wipe away tears of burden for the lost or tears of joy as you Work. Modernity walks so often with something stuck in/to their ears – why not talk to Jesus as you walk? Waiting is a part of life – you can fret or you can frequent that time with petition &/or praise. WWW – Work & pray. Walk & pray. Wait & pray. Amen?

– eab, 3/26/18

 

I’LL GO – WHERE?

I’ll go where You want me to go dear Lord!

But – I just can’t testify,

The other students know my life,

All the problems I cause and the strife,

It might sound to them like a lie.

 

I’ll go where You want me to go dear Lord!

But – please, Lord, not next door.

For the last time I was there,

I got mad and kicked a chair,

I don’t feel comfortable there anymore.

 

I’ll go where You want me to go dear Lord!

I’d just love to dress like that,

And make jungle trails and a hut.

But mowing the church lawn is a rut;

Let the preacher do it; he’s getting fat.

– eab, March  1976

 

Luk 10.2

“…Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,

that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.”

 

Pray for your pastor. Pray that he’ll have both salvation & full salvation. Pray that he’ll become more studious if he isn’t. Pray that his prayer life will deepen. Pray for God to anoint him as he preaches so he speaks with holy authority & don’t just give a little “devotional talk.” Oh, for holy fire in the pulpit!

– eab, 3/28/18

 

“…It is as reasonable to suppose it is the desire of all Christians to arrive at Christian Perfection,

as to suppose that all sick men desire to be restored to perfect health.”

– Wm Law, /Serious Call…/

 

It’d be interesting who YOU heard say, “It’s unknown what one man could do for his country, if he didn’t care who got the glory.” For me (c. 1967) the greatest man alive in the holiness church, H Robb French, said it & he attributed it to Dwight D Eisenhower. Whoever said it first, there’s truth in it. And greater Truth, when applied to God’s Kingdom “Unknown what one man could for Christ, if he didn’t care who got the glory.” Amen? – eab, 3/23/18

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