The Divine Creativity of the Master

Unfortunately, most people do not understand why they cannot properly evaluate anything from their own human resources. God has a creative provision for every detail of life. It is His method of approaching sinners. Luke 19:1-10 is a beautiful illustration of this principle. Jesus passed by the sycamore tree. Notice...

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Transformed by the Word

Examples of people who were transformed by the indwelling Christ are seen throughout the Word of God. In Mark 5:15, the demon-possessed maniac became a calm, quiet disciple. John, once a vindictive Jew, was supernaturally transformed into the apostle of love. The Samaritan woman of ill repute met Jesus at...

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Emotional Stability

Carefully consider the cry of Job in Job 16:12-13. Obviously, after losing everything he possessed, Job was temporarily emotionally unbalanced. He had no answer to his dilemma and had to wait for God’s deliverance in patience and in faith. Often, believers fail to hear the Word of God in such...

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Silent Words

“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance” (Proverbs 15:13a). It “doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). When the Spirit-filled Christian ministers to an individual and communicates Christ’s life, there is a language in the countenance. The Word of God produces a cheerful...

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Purpose to Retain

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” The average Christian enjoys a message, but has no method of retaining what he has heard. Only a few minutes after hearing the Word, he is unable to remember it. If he cannot...

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Roll Your Cares on Him

“Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life” (Matthew 6:25a, Amplified). There is no greater cancer in our society than the disease of worrying – being anxious. Some people worry when things are going well, and they worry when things are not going well....

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Productivity Through Rest

For many Christians, “following on to know the Lord” is both unattractive and painstaking. To continue in the Kingdom of God becomes burdensome to them, to the point of despair. This kind of attitude is in stark contrast to the words of the Apostle John, in his first epistle, “For...

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