I am quite sick of modern religion--it is such A mixture, such a medley, such a compromise. I find much, indeed, of this religion in my own Heart, for it suits the flesh well--but I would Not have it so, and grieve it should be so.
The religion which I want is that of the Holy Spirit.
I know nothing but what He teaches me.
I feel nothing but what He works in me.
I believe nothing but what He shows me.
I only mourn when He smites my rocky heart.
I only rejoice when He reveals the Savior.
This religion I am seeking after, though miles and Miles from it--but no other will satisfy or content me.
When the blessed Spirit is not at work in me, And with me, I fall back into all the . . . Darkness, Unbelief, Earthliness, Idleness, Carelessness, Infidelity, and Helplessness Of my Adam nature.
True religion is a supernatural and mysterious thing.~~J. C. Philpot
The Beauty of Kindness Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Colossians 3:12 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I believe we must learn to be ashamed of our religion as well as of our sins. I see such hypocrisy, presumption, deceit, and falsehood in my profession, that I am obliged to confess it continually, and seek pardon for and deliverance from it....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"Every individual who ever gets saved has an experience with the Lord. It is a personal experience. It is a profound experience. And then also I will tell you something else. It is a prevailing experience, because when that individual gets...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Cost of Being a Blessing We must live deeply ourselves if we would be able to bless others. We must resist sin, even unto blood, if we would teach others how to be victorious in temptation. We must bear trials and endure sorrows with patience,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
O, my son, my son!You parents, why do you not bewail the doleful state of your unsaved children, who in their sinful courses,are hastening to eternal pains? "What, my son! the son of my womb! did I bear you with so much sorrow--and shall you be...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Opposition a Means of Grace Spiritual life needs opposition to bring out it's best development. It flourishes most luxuriantly in adverse circumstances.The very temptations which make our life one unceasing warfare train us into true soldiers of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
PASTORAL COUNSELS (The nature, importance, duties and qualifications Of the pastor. By James Meikle, 1730-1799)Do not contract many worldly acquaintances. Learn to be abused without becoming angry. Do not meddle much with the affairs of this life....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE VOICE OF THE LORD. Jeremiah 38 "Obey, I beseech you, the voice of the Lord...so it shall be well with you" (v. 20). The "voice" here stands for the Word of the Lord. It is— I. A Warning voice (vv. 3, 4). II. A Humbling voice (v. 2). III....[ abbreviated | read entire ]