Day: December 18, 2011

The People’s Church

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

“We turn now to consider at a little more length the seventh Epistle, addressed to the church of the Laodiceans (Revelation 3:14-22). This Epistle portrays the last state of the professing church on earth, a state characterized by high pretentions and self-sufficiency, but so utterly nauseous to Christ that He declares

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would that thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, I will spue thee out of My mouth” (vs. 15, 16).

Being Filled With The Holy Spirit

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Being filled with the Spirit has become more a matter of argument than experience. Whatever it is, most Christians don’t have it. We are so afraid of getting out on a limb that we don’t even get up the tree.

God’s work must be done by God’s people and by God’s power. It is not enough to select a lawyer to teach a Bible class just because he is a good talker. Unless he is Spirit-filled, he is unqualified. A banker is not competent to handle church finances merely because he handles the money all week. A soloist in the choir needs more than a diploma from a conservatory. She may sing so high that Lily Pons could sing bass to it, but if she is not endued by the Spirit, she cannot sing to the glory of God.

by Vance Havner