The gifts of godly men and women leave us timeless truths that speak life into our journey with the Lord. Here are just a few quotes from wonderful brethren….
“If I really want to please my Lord – then I cannot fight my circumstances. I will hold on and never quit. Nothing on this earth can give me what I get from God’s Spirit every day in my trial.” Pastor Dave Wilkerson, God is Faithful
“Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies and remedies into diseases.” Puritan Thomas Brooks
“Where the battle rages there the loyalty of he soldier is proved.” Martin Luther
“…what have you and I to do with maintaining our influence and position at the expense of truth? It is never right to do a little wrong to obtain the greatest possible good…Your duty is to do the right; consequences are with God”. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1868, Sermon at Metropolitan Tabernacle
“Zeal is a mixed affection, a compound of love and anger…True zeal will encounter the greatest difficulties. When the world holds out danger to discourage us, zeal casts out fear. It is quickened by opposition, and will march in the face of death.” Thomas Watson, A Godly Man is a Zealous Man
“The church being called a lampstand indicates that, in God’s eyes, its primary function is to give light…The light that every church should hold forth is God’s Word, which alone is a light for our path in this dark world…No lampstand ever complains that the surroundings are too dark for it to shine in. The brightness of a lampstand has nothing to do with its surroundings. Is light depends solely on the amount of oil it contains.” Zac Poonen, The Final Triumph, A verse by verse study of the book of Revelation
“Much of our problem in continuing fellowship with a holy God is that many Christians repent only for what they do, rather than for what they are…What should happen in genuine conversion? What should a man or woman feel in the transaction of the new birth? There ought to be that real and genuine cry of pain…” A.W. Tozer, Whatever Happened to Worship?
“Genuine worship is a response to divine truth. It is passionate because it arises out of our love for God. But to be true worship it must also arise out of a correct understand of His law, His righteousness, His mercy, and His Being. Real worship acknowledges God as He has revealed Himself in His Word.” John MacArthur, WORSHIP, The Ultimate Priority
“Politics, education, literature, science, art, law, commerce, music…we have to acknowledge marked progress in each of these departments. The question, however, is: What is the ultimate goal of all this development? At the end, John tells us, antichrist will arise and will set up his own kingdom in the world (I John 2:18…) That is the direction of the world’s advance. Watchman Nee, Love Not The World
“But when we surrender ourselves to the Lord, learning day by day to treat all that comes to us with peace of soul and firm conviction that His will governs all, He will see to our growth in grace. He will so govern the events in our lives, down to the smallest detail….” Elisabeth Elliot, A Path Through Suffering
May the Lord continue to inspire and encourage us through His living word and the exhortations of His servants.