Hot Potatoes with Jackets On Part 1 # 1
Factions speak louder than words, some people have enough religion to make them miserable when they should have enough salvation to make them happy.
Excuse makers get in full time; they work seven days a week, never stop for flu epidemic, political campaign, or the scarcity of finance. Wall Street may fail to function, yet they are busy day and night, winter and summer, hot or cold, soon or late, wet or dry, north, east, south and west.
Some men inactive service on fat salaries are suffering intensely because of a swollen head, and are giving very little or no attention to a dried-up heart.
Jesus Christ came to redeem from sin, and His work is a glorious success, yet thousands are not accepting Him.
Don't let your ears be a dumping ground for the busy tattlers and fire-side gossipers.
Since shouters have lost their zeal and fire, it may be they haven't anything to shout about, as they are no longer heard to shout in the sanctuary.
Out of one million holiness people of today, we are at times caused to wonder where the holy people are: for there is avast difference in their manner of worship and everyday life; such as actions, walk, talk, conversation, and dress.
The holiness churches will never rise higher than its pulpit leadership, therefore we need a trained ministry to intelligently indoctrinate those of our faith in the fundementals for which we stand.
Why should a Church function when it fails to get people to God, is it worthy of its name?
Some want to know where Cain got his wife. To be frank, it is none of your business where he got her, but if you must know, he got her where he found her! Now the question that concerns you is not whee you got your wife but how have you treated her since you got her!
Some people can only see the mote in their neighbor's eye, when, no doubt, both a beam and log are in their own eye.
I frequently see people who act as if their religion hurts them.
You will never make a success in peddling excuses, as you will find the people are all well supplied.
Did you meet Mr. "A" who has a swollen head and a dried up heart?
If you are big enough to give advice, then be Christian enough to take advice.
Your spirituality is not seen by your ability to see the faults and flaws of others, but by lifting them to a higher plane of victory, usefulness, and Christian living. By all means be uncompromising, but don't be Pharisaical.
Let us build into our every day living such valuable principles and character which will stand the test of time with values only seen when the cobwebs of familiarity, prejudice, jealousy, and misunderstandings have been swept away by the hand of time and our hearts softened by regrets, sorrows, and the consciousness of our own shortcomings.
The brave generals and the strong soldiers will some day fight their last battle, but it is better to fight under the banner of Jesus Christ against sin, the world, and the devil. We may get but little praise while we fight and go down to the grave with little honor, but we expect that which is far better than earthly praise, honor and rewards. We shall have "a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
A Crucified Lord must have a Crucified Bride.
No longer do we look to the blood of bulls and goats to atone for our sins, but to Jesus Christ. All the types and shadows of the old Covenant culminate in Him as the Mediator of the New Covenant, once for all,and, by faith in His blood, we obtain eternal redemption. Truly they did kill the beast and sprinkle the blood upon the altar, but now we are to get on the altar ourselves!
Some refer to holiness indirectly and incidentally as if it were an added privilege or private luxury, as though other matters were of equal or greater importance; yet we insist that nothing in all the universe is of equal importance as sanctification. Holiness becomes an absolute necessity in order to retain our justified relationship with God. While we admit it is a luxurious experience, yet it is an absolute necessity when it comes to preparation and fitness for heaven.
Richter said, "He who being the holiest among the mighty, and the mightiest among the holy, lifted with His pierced hands empires off their hinges and turned the stream of the centuries out of its channel and still governs the ages."
The natural fallen man in his fallibility and limitations cannot fully comprehend the infinite love of God.
Social Service Workers may put a new suit on a man, but it takes Jesus Christ to put a new man into the suit.
When all doors seem closed, you will find the way to the Throne of Grace open unless you closed it yourself!
God is looking for intercessors as a miner looks for gold. An intercessor is one who prays for another as if he were that other person. Can the Lord count on you becoming that type of an intercessor?
Who ever heard of a man marrying a woman to reform her, yet women will marry men to reform them; the decision is they have failed in their chosen field of service. Such women might be more successful both here and hereafter if they operated having headquarters only in no man's land.
While the devil hates the Church, yet he puts his approval upon much of its work. No doubt many from the "amen corner" and front pews will awaken in hell to be lost forever.
Of all the contemptible people of earth, I think it would be difficult to find anyone to go in class with the community gossiper.
Don't you know an angel in heaven could not afford to come down and mix with some church members I know and then go back to heaven without being fumigated and cleansed with carbolic acid, and lye, and soap before returning!
Noah built the Ark without an ocean to swim it in. Such faith will triumph over every difficulty and master every situation.
You had better limp all the way to heaven than not get there at all. God is a God of retribution.
Chickens will come home to roost. There is no logic like the logic of facts.
You can bring glory to God and be a blessing to others as you give a clear definite testimony to what He has done for you.
Christianity has from the beginning caused people to be amazed and when it stops amazing people, it stops being truly Christian!
There is an appalling spiritual dearth and spiritual fatality among converts in these awful days.
The Campmeeting and the Church revivals are giving their time largely to getting back into line those who have gone astray. We deplore the instability, changeableness, and fickleness of the human race. Perhaps a large per cent of this loss and tragic condition is due to our coldness, formality, and indifference. My personal belief is that ten-day evangelism is not conducive to deep spirituality and the building of strong, rugged spiritual character. The short meeting points to shallowness. Hence in my judgment, the ordinary revival should run from four to six weeks.
~W. B. Dunkum~
(continued with # 2)