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Unto The Furtherance of The Gospel

David Wilkerson 90x115by David Wilkerson

"I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out [turned out] rather unto the furtherance of the gospel" (Philippians 1:12).

In this verse, Paul tells the Christians in Philippi not to worry about all the things that they had heard had befallen him. And those "things" included great afflictions and infirmities.

Paul wrote this epistle while bound in a Roman prison. At that point he was a seasoned warrior of the gospel, having endured every conceivable hardship and human affliction imaginable. If you have studied Paul’s life, you know the kinds of things he had faced: shipwrecks, beatings, buffetings, tauntings, mockings, persecutions, hunger, thirst, nakedness, defamation of character. Everywhere Paul went, it seemed, he was met by affliction, trouble and sorrow.

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Out of Their Minds

David Wilkerson 90x115by David Wilkerson

“Every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell” (Matthew 7:26-27).

The law is not intended for the person whose obedience springs out of a desire to please God. He is not concerned about what is legal or illegal, what is permitted or forbidden. He has only one criterion: "What does my Lord desire?"

You can lay out all the law before him — all the rules, regulations and prohibitions — and he will say, "You don’t have to tell me not to do those things. I wouldn’t do anything to hurt my Father. I love Him! I’ve already forsaken the world and its lusts to go after Him whom my heart desires.
"Show me what He wants, not just what He forbids. I want His heart’s desire to become my actions. I want to know His mind and obey it. Sure, I love His law. But that’s for the lawless, for those who haven’t come into a knowledge of intimacy with Christ. I have another law at work in my heart. It’s the law of love, one that says, ‘Lord, what can I do to please You today?’"

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