November 1, 2013
|Feeding Our Faith | George D. Watson, 1896||Faith|
Because faith is essential to the spiritual life—both to entering that life, and for any steps of progress in that life—it behooves us to give it all the nourishment possible. Faith can be fed and strengthened, and thus will grow.
November 1, 2006
|Fellowship Is of the Spirit | Jennie C. Rutty, 1900||Unity|
A great many... have only an intellectual understanding without an actual experience in the soul. They... are often received as the children of God by those who do not discern between the "fellowship of the Spirit" and a mere fellowship of doctrine.
July 1, 2008
|Five Reasons Why I Do Not Seek the Gift of Tongues | Elmer E. Shelhamer||Warning|
We do not for one moment deny that there is a gift of tongues.... I would not dare do as many brethren, who denounce the entire Tongues movement as of the devil. I have found some of these people nearer heaven than some who oppose them.
November 6, 2004
|Food for Lambs | Charles E. Orr, 1904||Guidance|
Jesus, the true shepherd, came seeking for you, and now that you have given yourself to His loving care, always confide in Him and yield to His guidance. Ever keep your hand in His and follow where He leads, and your life will be full of joy.
July 19, 2003
|Foundation Truth, Number 1 (Winter 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Salvation|
The Bible requires a pure heart—a failure on your part to get the Bible promise fulfilled in you will result in you missing heaven, for "blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God," and "without [holiness] no man shall see the Lord."
July 27, 2003
|Foundation Truth, Number 2 (Spring/Summer 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Church|
The unity that Paul and Apollos had was not a negotiated one.... The essence of that unity came from each being in unity with God. This produced a oneness in Him that did not depend on careful posturing and positioning with each other.
January 27, 2004
|Foundation Truth, Number 3 (Autumn 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Faith|
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."... Someone has stated that the fool says this in his heart without the full consent of his mind, for if it be difficult to prove by human reasoning that there is a God, it is utterly impossible to prove that there is not.
February 23, 2004
|Foundation Truth, Number 4 (Winter 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Sanctification|
The Holy Spirit brings us to this—it is far beyond the capacity of man to enter into this rest on his own. We can resist and limit God.... Or we can allow the Holy Spirit to have His way and take us from the wilderness into this spiritual land of Canaan.
March 1, 2004
|Foundation Truth, Number 5 (Spring/Summer 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Consecration|
It takes time for God to teach you His voice and how to find the mind of the Lord. Look to Him now about the little decisions of life. Don't rush ahead with your own desires and wishes. Wait on Him. Pray for His direction.... He will prepare you if you let Him.
November 12, 2002
|Foundation Truth, Number 6 (Spring 2002) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2002||Humility|
Acknowledgment of truth is the first and vital step to getting help. This truth runs contrary to the philosophy of influence... the skill of easing people into a better condition. The way of the cross is the way of acknowledgment—it is a stark confrontation.
December 13, 2002
|Foundation Truth, Number 7 (Autumn 2002) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2002||Sanctification|
Making up your mind and setting your will, in themselves, are necessary to do the works of man; but, if you want to do the works of God, the work of God must be done in you first, in all its completeness.
June 15, 2003
|Foundation Truth, Number 8 (Spring 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003||Church|
God, in dealing with us, does not take away our humanity.... the work of God in the earth—His church overall and each member's individual walk with God—can be a perfect blend of the Divine and the human if we allow the Lord to have His way.
November 4, 2003
|Foundation Truth, Number 9 (Autumn 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003||Victory|
"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy." Do you believe this? Do you really believe that God is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless?
September 11, 2004
|Foundation Truth, Number 10 (Summer 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Decision|
"Can I find, do you think, one answer, one description, which will suit you all—fisherman, mothers, boys and girls, artists, merchants, gentlemen, the old man and the little child? Yes, I can.... Each of you, without exception, might write this—I am a servant.
January 22, 2005
|Foundation Truth, Number 11 (Winter 2005) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2005||Humility|
Jesus was quick to give the credit to God. Although He was God Himself... He quickly and reflexively gave the credit for virtue to His heavenly Father. It is this set of heart and mind that avoids the pride of life and lives in humble reliance upon God.
December 1, 2005
|Foundation Truth, Number 12 (Summer 2005) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2005||Church|
It is all uphill to the top of the mountains. Also, for people to flow together in this manner, they must melt. There are a whole lot of things that can only work in the Bible pattern if the melting occurs.
May 1, 2006
|Foundation Truth, Number 13 (Spring 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006||Bible/Word|
The men were getting pretty discouraged, and Major Powell would tell them, "Hang on, we'll make it through, we've got to explore this canyon. That's what we set out to do." ...It was starting to look more promising, and then those kind of rocks again.
September 1, 2006
|Foundation Truth, Number 14 (Summer 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006||Holy Spirit|
Whether we are stable or easily unravel, stiff or delicate, able to stretch to meet a life of continual strain or remaining constant in places of high demand, His purposes surpass our understanding. Will we be but yielding fabric in the Master's hands?
January 1, 2007
|Foundation Truth, Number 15 (Autumn 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006||Abiding|
Men have their policies; they learn and adjust. God does not learn; He knows. Men compel obedience for the greater good. God reveals enough truth to those who have ears to hear that a man can work when the Father works.
April 1, 2007
|Foundation Truth, Number 16 (Winter 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007||Idolatry|
How precious the experience of a clear conscience and a soul at rest! But, if not jealously guarded and valued, it surely can be stolen from us. How can we guard this priceless treasure? By placing extreme value on it.
June 1, 2007
|Foundation Truth, Number 17 (Spring 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007||Examination|
So then I turned from the One who loved me the most and severed the last tie of my salvation. I promise you that it was not the most happy time in my life. It was the darkest. And the most hurtful. God left me alone pretty much.
November 1, 2007
|Foundation Truth, Number 18 (Summer 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007||Church|
Immediately I got the money, the Lord's voice again came to me saying: "Send most of the money to your family." Whenever the Lord speaks, there is a finality and so joyous a conviction that it cannot be easily mistaken.
January 1, 2008
|Foundation Truth, Number 19 (Winter 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008||Prophecy|
The prophecies were intended for the comfort and edification of those who have paid the price of buying the truth. They cannot be properly understood in all the fullness of their blessing until this step is taken.
June 1, 2008
|Foundation Truth, Number 20 (Spring 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008||Fellowship|
Miracles do not proceed from my high ambition to do great work for Jesus. He took the little they had to offer and blessed it and broke it. Blessed and broken. How simple and humble are God's ways of working!
October 1, 2008
|Foundation Truth, Number 21 (Summer 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008||Vision|
Jephthah knows about God, and his knowledge about God is correct, but Jephthah doesn't know God! Think of this! He is facing the greatest crisis of his life, and he doesn't know God! He only knows about Him.
March 1, 2009
|Foundation Truth, Number 22 (Winter 2009) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2009||Worship|
It is very important that we understand the differences in these experiences. It is possible to mistake our physical and intellectual delights for spiritual experiences when actually our spiritual being has received no divine inspiration at all.
November 1, 2009
|Foundation Truth, Number 23 (Autumn 2009) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2009||Temptation|
A man who prays can spiritually afford to be generous. He can afford to let others have the last word. He can afford to appear inferior in argument. Abram knew that God would take care of him regardless, so he could afford to be generous.
May 2, 2010
|Foundation Truth, Number 24 (Spring 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Light|
We must know the greater power of God.... We cannot know this power if we are not willing to call good, good and evil, evil. If we will not agree with God's thinking about things, we will simply have a man-made religion.
September 1, 2010
|Foundation Truth, Number 25 (Summer 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Holy Spirit|
I did the stupidest thing—attempt to pull the truck back with my own strength—of course, that didn't help anything. The truck bucked over the curb, and then plowed into the aluminum-extruded, glass-fronted entryway... ka-BOOOOM!
January 1, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 26 (Autumn 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Faith|
The first step to walking in faith in God is to renounce your unbelief.... When this is done, when we have been afflicted to the extent that we mourn and weep... then we will be inspired to believe the promises of God.... We will then count Him faithful who promised.
April 12, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 27 (Winter/Spring 2011) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Warfare|
I think my biggest battle was myself. I expected more. I wanted to see progress. It was trying on patience to sit with an unresponsive child and give instructions to deaf ears. ...I wondered what the point was. I was handicapped and resented it.
August 1, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 28 (Summer 2011) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Grace|
"Giving all diligence." ...at its heart it really means, "with all speed." Do it right now! Promptly! Get it taken care of!... That is to say, I need to seek the Lord's help to live a virtuous life right now, when the test of my virtue is on me.
December 1, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 29 (Winter 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Light|
...a man is still a man... still just an earthen vessel.... When God has finished beating the mountains small with a worm, then that worm is still a worm—a worm used of God.... "When the work of the Lord is done right, there is no room for the flesh to glory."
August 2, 2012
|Foundation Truth, Number 30 (Summer 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Light|
Oh, that men would put away their childish things! That they would seriously and humbly hunger for truth and spiritual reality! That they would... abhor the deadly simplicity of arranging things as they see best.... Most people are proving they are playing at religion.
January 1, 2013
|Foundation Truth, Number 31 (Winter 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Light|
We want to be among and a part of a people where the Holy Ghost is ruling in and through each member.... And we want to detect and submit to the Holy Ghost in each person, in whatever capacity the Holy Ghost sees fit to work in those who have Him indwelling.
September 1, 2013
|Foundation Truth, Number 32 (Summer 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Examination|
In the world of professing Christianity, there is hardly anything but counterfeit money.... The command to try the spirits is only possible for people that have the true Spirit, else it is only people comparing the false with the false, i.e., counterfeit with counterfeit.
June 1, 2014
|Foundation Truth, Number 33 (Spring 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Guidance|
But in all this rejoicing, revealed to our wondering eyes, was a solemn reminder to those brethren of a different dispensation, so long ago, of the absolute need of doing the work of God as He wants it done.
June 1, 2015
|Four Outpourings of the Spirit | George D. Watson, 1891||Holy Spirit|
Some people today... have been pardoned, but have not got over into the Acts of the Apostles.... But a real Bible Christian has been through repentance at Sinai, has been reconciled at the cross of Christ, and has been baptized with the Holy Ghost at Pentecost.