Day: October 20, 2011

The Unheeded Secret

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world —John 18:36

The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis in the New Testament but comes from the systems of the world. This work insists upon endless energy and activities, but no private life with God. The emphasis is put on the wrong thing. Jesus said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation . . . . For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21). It is a hidden, obscure thing. An active Christian worker too often lives to be seen by others, while it is the innermost, personal area that reveals the power of a person’s life.

We must get rid of the plague of the spirit of this religious age in which we live. In our Lord’s life there was none of the pressure and the rushing of tremendous activity that we regard so highly today, and a disciple is to be like His Master. The central point of the kingdom of Jesus Christ is a personal relationship with Him, not public usefulness to others.

Be Sure To Shut The Door!

Grace Gems White 90x115by Charles Ebert Orr 

"How to Live a Holy Life"

"But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret." Matthew 6:6

It is as impossible to live and prosper spiritually without prayer–as it is to live and prosper physically without food. Those who enjoy a close walk with God and have power with Him–are those who pray. Natural abilities and intellect can never supply any lack in spirituality. Unless you are spiritual–you are of but little use to God; and to be spiritual–you must live much in prayer.