Thursday, 3 January 2013

A holy life

Today, just some quotes, hope you have a blessed day!:

"In Europe Pentecost Sunday is always called Whitsunday (White Sunday), and the children usually dress in white. The disciples were "made white" at the first Pentecost - that is, their hearts were "purified by faith" (Acts 15:8, 9). This purification is a lost accent these days in interpreting the Baptism with Spirit. Under the title of Spirit-filled churches, there are some weird and wanton things operating at present.

If too much stress has been made of the gifts of the Spirit, then too little has been said of the fruit of the Spirit. Note how few books are available on the fruits of the Spirit, but how many on the gifts of the Spirit. Yet the Son of God said, "By their fruits ye shall know them."

The first essential for the coming of the Holy Ghost into a heart today is that the heart should be cleansed from sin, for the Holy Spirit does not fill an unclean heart. What God has cleansed, He then fills. Finally, whom God fills, He uses. A holy life is the authentic sign of being filled with the Spirit." ~ Leonard Ravenhill

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"There is no better testimony to a lost world than a Spirit-controlled LIFE with the fruit of the Spirit in manifestation (Gal. 5:22-23). The world does not care how often or how loudly we shout “Look at me, I’m filled with the Spirit because I spoke with tongues, etc.,” but they do notice and care if they see a transformed LIFE, a life daily under the control of the Holy Spirit, a life that exhibits “Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” They are witnessed to when they see Christ living in us! That is God’s design for our lives; let us not disappoint Him!" ~ Alfred H. Pohl

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"Let it be remembered that you cannot trust religious experiences. The first awareness of the Lord, the ecstasy of worship, the physical act of water baptism, the second, third, and hundredth blessing, are all what has happened IN you. Get your confidence on what has happened FOR you. The luster of your experience fades and shines according to your health, your circumstances, your frame of mind. But what the Saviour did for you when He died on the cross, what He is doing now for you living on the throne, and all that is yours in Him never changes because it depends on Him, not on you". ~ Listening, a Christian magazine, Master's House

4 comments:

  1. The last quote reminds me a lot of what I read in the Martin Luther devotional that I went through last year.

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    1. I've not read any of Martin Luther's sermons, I should do that at some point! :)

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