Day: September 26, 2011

The “Go” of Relationship

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Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two—Matthew 5:41

Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has done a super-natural work in us. Jesus Christ demands that His disciple does not allow even the slightest trace of resentment in his heart when faced with tyranny and injustice. No amount of enthusiasm will ever stand up to the strain that Jesus Christ will put upon His servant. Only one thing will bear the strain, and that is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ Himself— a relationship that has been examined, purified, and tested until only one purpose remains and I can truly say, “I am here for God to send me where He will.” Everything else may become blurred, but this relationship with Jesus Christ must never be.

The Professing Church

A.W. Pink 90x115by A.W. Pink

“Satan has tried hard to obliterate the line which separates between those who are “of the world” and those who are “not of the world.” And to a large extent he has succeeded. The professing “Church” has boasted that it would convert the world. To accomplish this aim, it has sought to popularize “religion.” Innumerable devices have been employed — many of which even a sense of propriety should have suppressed — to attract the ungodly. The result has been the world has converted the “professing Church.” But notwithstanding this it still remains true that “the world” hates the true followers of the Lamb. And nowhere is this more plainly evident than in those who belong to what we may term the religious world.”

by A.W. Pink

HT AWPink.wordpress.com