Pilgrim's Path Daily

Thursday, February 16, 2006

CHRISTIAN STUDY RESOURCES

'Wrought with divine power'

(J. C. Philpot, "The Veil Taken Away" 1844)

"Our gospel came to you not simply with words,
but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and
with deep conviction." 1 Thessalonians 1:5

Most men's religion is nothing else but
'a round of forms' . . .
some have their 'doings',
some have their 'doctrines',
and others have their 'duties'.

And when the one has performed his doings,
the other learned his doctrines, and the third
discharged his duties—why, he is as good a
Christian, he thinks, as anybody. While all the
time, the poor deceived creature is thoroughly
ignorant of the kingdom of God, which stands
not simply in word—but in power.

But as the veil of ignorance is taken off the heart,
we begin to see and feel that there is a power in
vital godliness—a reality in the teachings of the
Spirit—that religion is not to be put on and put
off as a man puts on and off his Sunday clothes.

Where vital godliness is wrought with divine power
in a man's heart, and preached by the Holy Spirit into
his conscience—it mingles, daily and often hourly,
with his thoughts—entwines itself with his feelings
—and becomes the very food and drink of his soul.

Now when a man comes to this spot—to see and feel
what a reality there is in the things of God made
manifest in the conscience by the power of the Holy
Spirit—it effectually takes him out of dead churches,
cuts him off from false ministers, winnows the chaff
from the wheat, and brings him into close communion
with the broken-hearted family of God.

"Our gospel came to you not simply with words,
but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and
with deep conviction." 1 Thessalonians 1:5


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 10:6

"Blessings are upon the head of the just (righteous): but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked (the mouth of the wicked conceals violence)."

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DAILY POEM

"I want the proved certainties to soothe the souls' deep cries,
and not man's vain sophistries based upon surmise,

I want a Book Which is inspired, in which to posit faith,
and not some mutilated scroll, or literary wraith,

I want the calm assurance of a Voice beyond this dust,
a Voice from out Eternity, in Which to place my Trust,

for when I come at eventide to Jordan's swollen stream,
I want the tested Verities, and not some mystic dream!

This mortal life is far too brief, Eternity too vast -
to follow human sophistries, and lose the soul at last!

Then give me back The Holy Book, by Inspiration Penned,
I'm through with fabled falsities, and allegoric trend."

--MDClayborne

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

"Not now, God... you'll just have to wait!"
(IMAGINE?!)

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Unbelief sees God through circumstances! - Faith puts God between self and circumstances."
--F.B. Meyer

(Paul warns that anything that is not OF-Faith is SIN!)

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