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Only he who believes is obedient. Only he who is obedient, believes. -Bonhoeffer

 

 

 

The prayer that sparks revival begins long before the countryside seems to awaken from its slumber in sin. It starts when men fall on their knees and cry out to God. That's where true intimacy with God takes place and we begin the journey of being transformed into the image of Christ. And as men are transformed, the course of a nation can be changed. -Wellington Boone

 

 

 

Faith and works should travel side by side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again - until you can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other.  -William Booth

 

 

 

Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts. -F. F. Bosworth

 

 

 

Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbor on our knees. -Charles Brent

 

 

 

Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace. -Jerry Bridges

 

 

 

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. -John Bunyan

 

 

 

All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning. -Oswald Chambers

 

 

 

Today Jesus Christ is being dispatched as the Figurehead of a Religion, a mere example. He is that, but He is infinitely more; He is salvation itself, He is the Gospel of God.

 

 

 

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. -Winston Churchill

 

 

 

Faith attracts the positive. Fear attracts the negative. -Ed Cole

 

 

 

Faith does not ask for any other evidence than for the written Word of God. -Gloria Copeland

 

 

 

God doesn't want us to know that He is faithful just because the Bible says so, but He wants to show Himself faithful in our lives. -Robert Ekh

 

 

 

A Christian's prayer life has two sides.

The one is the prayer.

The other is the prayer answer. -Ulf Ekman

 

 

 

I couldn't live in peace if I put the shadow of a willful sin between myself and God. -George Eliot

 

 

 

The smallest things become great when God requires them of us; they are small only in themselves; they are always great when they are done for God, and when they serve to unite us with Him eternally. -Francois Fenelon

 

 

 

Repentance is a change of willing, of feeling and of living, in respect to God. -Charles Finney

 

 

 

God does not basically give grace because there is a need, but God gives grace because He is a gracious God. -Johnny Foglander

 

 

 

God loves us the way we are but He loves us too much to leave us that way. -Leighton Ford

 

 

 

Christ alone can bring lasting peace

 - peace with God -

 - peace among men and nations -

 - and peace within our hearts. -Billy Graham

 

 

 

In the flesh, we are always trying to reduce fellowship to rules. -Keith Green

 

 

 

The farther a man knows himself to be from perfection, the nearer he is to it! -Gerard Groote

 

 

 

Be quick to repent and quick to forgive and you'll never be far from God. -Kenneth Hagin

 

 

 

If you want to experience God's power in your life, you first must understand that God can, and then begin to act like He can. -Kenneth Hagin Jr.

 

 

 

When it comes to making major changes it's better to be too slow than too fast because it's easier to play catch up than clean up. -Buddy Harrison

 

 

 

Faith does not ignore the facts, it ignores the power of the facts. -Benny Hinn

 

 

 

Don't try to give what you don't have. Rodney Howard-Browne

 

 

 

You cannot judge revival by the manifestations, you judge revival by the fruits. Thomas A. Kempis

 

 

 

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

 

I have little faith in a great God. -Kathryn Kuhlman

 

 

 

Beloved, it is not our long prayers but our believing God that gets the answer. -John G. Lake

 

 

 

God's purpose is bigger than your problem. -Larry Lea

 

 

A little lie is like a little pregnancy it doesn't take long before everyone knows. -C. S. Lewis

 

 

 

All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated through this Book; but for the Book we could not know right from wrong. All the things desirable to man are contained in it. -Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

You may as well quit reading and hearing the Word of God, and give it to the devil, if you do not desire to live according to it. -Martin Luther

 

 

 

The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable. -Brennan Manning

 

 

 

Don't let the things you can't do, stop you from doing the things you can do. -Bobbie-Jean Merck

 

 

 

Faith takes God without any ifs. If God says anything, faith says, "I believe it"; faith says, "Amen" to it. -D. L. Moody

 

 

Fear forces, love leads, faith follows. -Keith Moore

 

 

Abide in Jesus, the sinless one - which means, give up all of self and its life, and dwell in God's will and rest in His strength. This is what brings the power that does not commit sin.

-Andrew Murray

 

 

The only way to flee from God is to flee to God. -Sten Nilsson

 

 

 

Absorb the principle that failure is never final, so if you do not succeed the first time, keep on trying. -Daisy Osborn

 

 

 

My deep definition of sovereignty - He is God, and you are not! -Rod Parsley

 

 

 

Sometimes God doesn't tell us His plan because we wouldn't believe it anyway. -Carlton Pearson

 

 

 

There are no human power that can replace the power of the Spirit. -Lewi Pethrus

 

 

 

If we are going to reign as kings, we must serve as priests. -Derek Prince

 

 

 

The important thing is not the size of your faith - it is the One behind your faith - God Himself. -Oral Roberts

 

 

 

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. -Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

 

If we spread the gospel, Jesus will spread the salvation. -Juha Räihä

 

 

 

There are no hopeless circumstances that are so hard that God is not able to do it. There are no impossible situations with God. -Stefan Salmonsson

 

 

 

When the storms of life strike, it's what happens in you that will determine what happens to you. -Jerry Savelle

 

 

 

The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result. -Francis Schaeffer

 

 

 

Faith is an action, based upon a belief that is supported by confidence. -R. W. Schambach

 

 

 

Still fight resolutely on, knowing that, in this spiritual combat, none is overcome but he who ceases to struggle and to trust in God. -Lorenzo Scupoli

 

 

 

Don't talk to others about your problem, speak about the problem to your God!

 -Carl-Gustaf Severin

 

 

 

Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom. -Charles H. Spurgeon

 

 

 

The more I know, the more I know how little I know. The less you know, the more you think you know. -Bill Stenberg

 

 


Somebody is waiting on the other side of your obedience. -Tim Storey

 

 

 

Faith is not a sword just to grab... faith is a way of life. -Lester Sumrall


 

 


Some never get started on their destiny course because they cannot humble themselves to learn, grow, and change. -Casey Treat

 

 


The Holy Spirit is not a blessing from God, He is God. -Colin Urquhart

 

 

 

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. Do not ever let anyone claim to be a true American patriot if they ever attempt to separate Religion from politics. -George Washington

 

 

 

I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. -John Wesley

 

 


I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe. -Smith Wigglesworth

 

 

“We read of two vast gifts of God in the Scriptures;
the gift of His Son to the world,
and the gift of the world to His Son.”
-Rev. William Jay

 

 

 

 

“GROANINGS WHICH CANNOT BE UTTERED

 ARE OFTEN PRAYERS THAT CANNOT BE REFUSED.”
           Charles H. Spurgeon

 

 




When the hand of faith opens to lay hold of
Christ, it drops the sin it had grasped before.
You must part with your sin--or Christ.
-John Angell James

 




In our natural state, we are all the slaves of SELF.

Self in its various forms . . .
  proud self,
  lustful self,
  covetous self,
  righteous self,
  self in some shape or other, is
the idol before whom all carnal knees bow, 
the master whom all carnal hearts serve.

           -J.C. Philpot         

                                  

 

 

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication
 with thanksgiving
 let your requests be made known unto God."
Phillipians 4:6

  

 

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows,
but only empties today of its strength."

Charles H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

 

 

 

Christ
is the most cheap Physician,
He takes no fee.
He desires us to bring nothing to Him
but broken hearts;
and when He has cured us
He desires us to bestow nothing on Him
but our love."

THOMAS WATSON
   

 

 

 

 

"If God be our God,

He will give us peace in trouble.

When there is a storm without,

 He will make peace within.

The world can create trouble in peace,

but God can create peace in trouble."

THOMAS WATSON

 

 

 

When I am weak then am I strong,

Grace is my shield and Christ is my song.”

C.H. Spurgeon

 

 

 

Ignorance of the providence of God is the cause of impatience.

John Calvin

 

 

 

 

Attitude

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

from Strengthening Your Grip
by Charles Swindoll

 

 

 

  "A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in... and how many want out." -Prime Minister Tony Blair: 

 

 

 Sin is . . .

(John Bunyan)

  the dare of God's justice,
  the rape of His mercy,
  the jeer of His patience,
  the slight of His power
  the contempt of His love!

 

 

 

“We read of two vast gifts of God in the Scriptures;
the gift of His Son to the world,
and the gift of the world to His Son.”
Rev. William Jay

  

 

 

He bids us reach forward our finger,
that He may guide it into the prints of the nails,
and reach forward our hand,
that He may guide it to His wounded side.
He was not only the Rock cleft for sinners,
but by His Almighty power
He puts us into the cleft of the rock,
and hides us there.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne

 

 

 

“THE GOSPEL IS OF NO PROFIT EXCEPT IT BE BELIEVED” E. Schuyler English

 

 

 

 

“The works of a professing Christian are of great importance.
They cannot save your soul. They cannot justify you.
They cannot wipe out your sins.
They cannot deliver you from the wrath of God.
But it does not follow because they cannot save you,
that they are of no importance.
Take heed and beware of such a notion.
The man who thinks so is fearfully deceived.
Jesus says ‘I know them’.”
Holiness
- J.C. Ryle

 

  

 

“MAY THE GREAT AND WORTHY NAME OF THE TRIUNE KING

 BE OUR EXCEEDING PORTION AND PROVIDING PRESENCE

IN THE WORSHIP OF HIM.” Pastor R. De Ruiter

 

  

 

“GROANINGS WHICH CANNOT BE UTTERED

ARE OFTEN PRAYERS THAT CANNOT BE REFUSED.” Charles H. Spurgeon
               

  

 

 

FRIENDSHIP

"A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price; no sum can balance his worth. A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy..."
Sirach 6: 14-17

 

 

 

 FAITH

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!

Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment!

Faith helps us when we are down, but unbelief throws us down when we are up.

Hebrews 4:11 & Micah 7:8&9

 

 

 

There is so little good in most of us
And so much bad in all of us,
That it hardly behooves any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
- Edward Hoch

 

 

 

"It's a good thing God chose me before I was born,

"It's a good thing God chose me before I was born,

because he surely would not have afterwards." -C.H. Spurgeon

 

 

 


Let the Bible tell its own story, use its own language,  make its own appeals, enforce all these, but add nothing of your own. I see the revisions of the Scriptures is to improverish our language. We ought, instead of driving out words by substitution of modern ones, to force the older ones into more common use. All is in keeping. These fellows are enfeebling our doctine, and it is quite in harmony to enfeeble the language in which it is expressed. -Lord Shafttesbury

 

 

 

Timelessness
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! - Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

  “Within my house.”

 

It is easier for most men to walk with a perfect heart in the church,

 or even in the world, than in their own familIes.

 How many are as meek as lambs among others

when at home they are as wasps and tigers!   -Adam Clarke

 

 

 

                                                                                 
The Word is a glass to show us our spots,

and Christ’s blood is a fountain to wash them away. -Watson           

 

 

 

Preach the gospel everyday; if necessary, use words. -St. Francis of Assisi

 

 


Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord;

and our heart is restless until it rests in Thee. -St. Augustine

 

 

 

Seeking Knowledge 

There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge;

That  is Curiosity.

 

There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others;

    that is Vanity.

There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve;

    that is Love.”

-Bernard of Clairvaux 1090-1153

 

 "The best way to combat sin is upon your knees."

Thomas Watson

 

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness"

- Jean Vanier

 


They are the happiest Christians, who have the
lowest thoughts of themselves, and in whose eyes
Jesus is most glorious and precious.

John Newton's Letters



"Without Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

Just as the sinner's despair of any hope from himself
is the first prerequisite of a sound conversion; so the
loss of all confidence in himself is the first essential
in the believer's growth in grace.

Arthur Pink

"I can do all things through Christ who
 strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

 

2 Titus 2:1  Thou therefore, my son,
be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

 

“Beware of Peter’s word; nor confidently say,
I never will deny Thee, Lord; but, grant I never may.
Man’s wisdom is to seek his strength in God alone;
and e’en an angel would be weak that trusted in his own.”


 

 

 

 

 


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