Thursday, March 23, 2017
God also gave them up...Rom. 1:24
A terrible fate...
How many times, in how many areas, does God give man up to the destruction of their sins?
How many times does He withold His hand and let man reap what he has sown?
This time, this day of ours, is not the same as other times.
Christian values, and simple moral values, are bleeding out in the streets of our cities.
Today there is a total unawareness of what surrounds us.
Around our world everything human is being shredded, and we are living in the midst of the complacency of obliviousness.
As my father used to say, "when are we going to get serious about being serious?"
Is it perhaps because we have never really caught a glimpse of the true nature of the kingdom of God?
Is it that we have heard the words but never felt the passion?
...never felt the force that is always driving things forward toward the day of His appearing?
...never sensed the dimension of Reality?
Isaiah says, "we all do fade as a leaf...our iniquities like the wind have taken us away...there is none that stirreth up himself to take hold of Thee."
Can we "take hold" for a lost generation, for a lost world, for our children and our children's children?
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I continue to be amazed at Jesus in Samaria.
His commission and His anointing was to bring the message of the Kingdom of God to Israel.
Yet here...He makes an intermission in His time of ministry and finds "He must needs go" through Samaria.
It is as though for a momentary interlude Israel did not exist.
Here in Samaria He speaks to an Outcast among the Outcasts...and His message is understood and received.
Here He opens the depths of the gospel message.
Here He speaks of an inner well ever springing.
The Beauty and the Pathos of the moment are overwhelming...
While Israel saw only the external, the superficial, here in a land beyond Israel's limits the truth was made bare.
A lost multitude without any of the clinging forms of religion heard with a needy hearts and opened their lives to the Words of Life.
The doors of revelation were flung open and the Secret of Eternal Life was made manifest.
The Word echoes within me today, "a well of water springing up into Eternal Life".