Day: November 18, 2012

The Issue of Baal or Jehovah

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Obadiah was a contemporary of Elijah and Ahab. He was a good man but he was out looking for grass with Ahab when he should have been praying for rain with Elijah. While he was out on grass-hunting expeditions to relieve the drought, Elijah the solitary man of God was ready to call Israel to a confrontation, to the showdown that always must precede the showers of blessing. We waste our time working with the powers that be, trying to improve conditions today, when the only answer lies in squarely facing the issue of Baal or Jehovah.

by Vance Havner

The Great Transaction Is Done

A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

And he that sat upon the throne said, . . . It is done—Revelation 21:5-6

Great is the difference between action and transaction. We may be constantly acting without accomplishing anything, but a transaction is action that passes beyond the point of return and becomes a permanent committal.

Salvation is a transaction between the soul and Christ in which the matter passes beyond recall. Sanctification is a great transaction in which we are utterly surrendered, irrevocably consecrated and wholly committed to the Holy Spirit; then He comes and seals the transaction and undertakes the work. Our covenant for our Lord’s healing should be just as explicit, definite and irrevocable.

This should also be true of the covenants to which God is leading His children from time to time in regard to other matters of obedience and service. God grant that during this hallowed day many a consecrated life may be able to say with new significance and permanence, Tis done, the great transaction’s done."

by A.B. Simpson