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And They Came to Elim - Published on April 18, 2021
...“And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.” - Exodus 15:27     A great wilderness lay between Israel and Canaan; a vast unfriendly, harsh land that stretched out before them across which they could not survive without the presence and power of God. This wilderness is in figure a picture of this world. What they experienced physically all believers experience spiritually. Spiritu...
Darvin Pruitt
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Christ and Him Crucified - Published on April 18, 2021
...For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified - I Corinthians 2:2     The apostle Paul declared to a heathen world, and a church being led astray by foolish pride and worldly wisdom, that he preached Christ and Him crucified. The gospel is a person. He was a person in eternity, as the Son of God, the second person of the Godhead. He was appointed as a mediator and surety of an everlasting covenant and as such stood as a person. In every ...
Darvin Pruitt
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Counting the Cost - Published on April 18, 2021
...    Nothing is clearer to me in the scriptures than the total inability of fallen men to do anything spiritual. He must be born again and given what he could never produce of himself. These facts alone ought to convince me that the Lord is not here telling me to take inventory to see if I have in myself what it takes to be a disciple of Christ. When he tells us to count the cost of the tower and consult as to our power to overcome greater odds it is not to muster in ourselves what is n...
Darvin Pruitt
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Five Things Only a Believer Can Do - Published on April 18, 2021
...For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. - Ephesians 2:10     All of the good works declared in this verse of Holy Scripture are the good works of faith. They are marvelous, supernatural works which manifest the power and presence of God in those who are enabled to do them. By these works the believer is set apart from all those pretenders of the faith; the believer’s faith being justi...
Darvin Pruitt
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The Awfulness of Sin - Published on April 11, 2021
...    It is impossible for us to fully set forth the vileness and filthiness of sin.  How indescribably horrible and awful every sin is to our holy God.  Solomon said, “Fools make a mock at sin” (Proverbs 14:9).  Fools are unregenerated people, those who are graceless and Christless.  They speak lightly of and take pleasure in their sins.  Some suggest an expanded translation of the verse should read, “fools make a mock of sin and the offering f...
Jim Byrd
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Desiring to be Rich - Published on April 9, 2021
...    The way to heaven is strait and narrow, and Satan is an unwearied adversary, in disputing every inch of the way. You will be much despised and cast out for Christ's sake, and nothing will offend more than separating yourself as much as possible from carnal people. It is 'the life' which condemns the professing world.      When the world sees you unmoved by the riches and the pleasures which it so much adores; when you are led by the Spirit "to cou...
William Tiptaft
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It Was Good For Me to Be Afflicted - Published on April 9, 2021
..."Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word." - Psalm 119:67 "It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes." -  Psalm 119:71     The children of God almost always flourish more in trials and difficulties, than in the sunshine of health and prosperity. "I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me." -&nbs...
William Tiptaft
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Forget About Good Works - Published on April 8, 2021
..."Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;"  - Psa 45:10     Faith is very fragile and needs to hear the command: “Forget your father’s house.” Something inside of us strongly compels us to keep trying to earn God’s approval. We look for good works, in which we can place our trust and which will bring us praise. We want to show God what we have done and say, “See, I...
Martin Luther
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These Difficulties! - Published on April 8, 2021
..."From all your idols will I cleanse you." - Ezekiel 36:25     When there are no crosses, temptations, or trials, a man is sure to go out after and cleave to idols. It matters not what experience he has had. If once he ceases to be plagued and tried, he will be setting up his household gods in the secret chambers of his heart. Profit or pleasure, self-indulgence or self-gratification, will surely, in one form or another, engross his thoughts, and st...
J.C. Philpot
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No Fear! - Published on April 8, 2021
..."There is no fear of God before their eyes." - Romans 3:18     Those who have every reason to fear as to their eternal state before God, have for the most part, no fear at all. They are secure, and free from doubt and fear. The depths of human hypocrisy— the dreadful lengths to which profession may go—the deceit of the carnal heart—the snares spread for the unwary feet—the fearful danger of being deceived at the last—these traps and ...
J.C. Philpot
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Our Infirmities - Published on April 8, 2021
..."For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities." - Hebrews 4:15     The child of God, spiritually taught and convinced, is deeply sensible of his infirmities. Yes, that he is encompassed with infirmities—that he is nothing else but infirmities. And therefore the great High Priest to whom he comes as a burdened sinner—to whom he has recourse in the depth of his extremity—and at whose feet he falls ove...
J.C. Philpot
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Letter of Resignation : From the Church of England - Published on April 8, 2021
...    March 28, 1835.     Mr. Provost:     I beg leave to resign the Fellowship of Worcester College, to which I was elected in the year 1826. This step I am compelled to take because I can no longer with a good conscience continue a Minister or a Member of the Established Church.     After great and numerous trials of mind, I am, as I trust, led by the hand of God thus to separate myself from that corrupt and worldly system, called the Church of En...
J.C. Philpot
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God Delights in Mercy! - Published on April 7, 2021
..."Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy." - Micah 7:18     God delighteth in mercy. It is not drawn from him unwillingly; it is not forced out of him even by importunity; it is not dragged out of his heart by the cries of his family; but he delights in it as being his darling attribute, the very pleasure of God being in sh...
J.C. Philpot
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All Sheep Have a Home! - Published on April 7, 2021
..."Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"  Mat 16:24-26     Lately, I've been thinking of a group on facebo...
Brandan Kraft
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He Hath Poured Out His Soul - Published on April 7, 2021
..."He hath poured out his soul unto death." - Isaiah 53:12      My soul! from the garden to the cross, follow Jesus. Behold him apprehended and hurried away, both to judgment and to death. He who struck to the ground the band that came to take him, might surely, by the same breath of his mouth, have struck them to hell, and prevented his being apprehended by them. But one of the sweetest and most blessed parts of Jesus's redemption of his people, consisted in t...
Robert Hawker
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I'm Going to Dwell in His Heaven - Published on April 6, 2021
...    I have loved to hear my Lord spoken of; now I am going to see Him. I have seen the print of His shoe on the earth; now I am going to sit at His feet. I have read His Word; now I am going to hear His voice. I have beheld His world; now I am going to dwell in His heaven where sin can never enter....
John Bunyan
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Both My Zeal and Weapons are Carnal - Published on April 6, 2021
..."Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord."  - Heb 12:14     The two great points we are called to pursue in this sinful divided world, are peace and holiness:  I hope you are much in the study of them.  These are the peculiar characteristics of a disciple of Jesus; they are the richest part of the enjoyments of heaven; and so far as they are recieved into the heart, they bring down heaven upon earth;  a...
John Newton
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Release the Prisoner - Published on April 4, 2021
...    Someone, in describing the resurrection of Christ said, “The Savior burst forth from the tomb which could no longer hold Him; He broke out of the prison which could not confine Him.”  There is no doubt but what the almighty Savior arose.  He certainly could have pulverized the stone that lay across the entrance into His sepulcher, but He did not do that, for it would appear as if He did indeed break out of prison.  To suggest that He broke out of prison i...
Jim Byrd
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Life is Too Short : Love is Too Sacred - Published on March 31, 2021
..."Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7      The ideal Christian life is one of unbroken kindliness. It is dominated by love - th...
J.R. Miller
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How Can We Know? - Published on March 29, 2021
...    How can we know whether we have gone, not only from ignorance to knowledge, but also from knowledge to submission? It is primarily revealed in this: we cease from establishing our own righteousness before God. We glory in nothing other than Christ’s cross, soothe our conscience with nothing but His blood, and rest our hope for favor with God on nothing other than Christ’s acceptance before the Father....
Joe Terrell
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