“While it is true that Jesus is King according to our lips, in truth and in practice do we act in utter contradiction to Him? Do we acknowledge His right of sovereignty, Christian friends, but are not crowning Him in our lives? We say, ‘Thine is the kingdom’; we trust in Him and receive Him as our Saviour. We believe that He indwells our hearts by the Holy Spirit. In theory He is King, but let me ask you, in practice, who is running your life?”
“Yes, there is coming a day, bless God, when the buffeting will be over, and the last tear over a lost soul will have been checked, the last sentence of death will have been concluded, and the last pain of anguish over people who care nothing for our Lord Jesus will have finished, and God shall wipe away all signs of sorrow and concern. Let us covet a compassion that costs, so that on that day He may have many tears to wipe away.”
“Can you think of His lowly birth in utter poverty, all the toil and labor in His life, the pain and suffering of His death as He was made sin for us, the constancy of His intercession for us at the throne ever since – can you think of it all and not love Him ?
“Yes, we can, and it stamps upon our character such utter baseness, and it makes the language of our text speak to us with heavenly authority: ‘If any man love not the Lord Jesus, let him be accursed.’ When I think about it, I have it in my heart to say, ‘Amen, Lord. You couldn’t do anything else. Hell is no more than we deserve.'”
“You may be thinking, ‘But you don’t know the pressure of my life: how many hours I have to study, how many problems I have to cope with, how many people I have to try to satisfy.’ But if you say you have no time to see the spiritual building of your life, then I say to you in the name of the Lord, you are just too busy ! For you will never have more time in your life than you have right now. There will never be less pressure; indeed, if I may venture to say so, the more you go on with the Lord, the greater the pressure will become.
“You are the sanctuary of God; you are intended to reveal the glory of the Lord. Most of all, you belong to Him, every bit of you ! How could we ever live on the low level of carnality when we have such a Saviour as He !”
“Too many Christian people today have been very anxious that everybody recognize they are as different as chalk from cheese in matters of doctrine, but they apparently are eager to impress upon the world that they are not a bit different in matters of practice.”
“Obey God in all things today ! Drive out the enemy ! Lay the ax to the root of the tree, and the capacity for Jesus Christ will be increased tomorrow. Always the soul of the Christian either grows or shrinks; it never remains the same. Either it increases in capacity for life because it obeys and is determined to lay the ax to the root of sin, or it shrivels until the Christian experience is lost behind a cold steel wall of doctrine and dogma.”
“In heaven’s name, I call on you to make your decision quickly, for the days are short. Do not sit under the ministry of the Word and trifle with God and play with New Testament holiness. The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is not the place for you if you are not in earnest. We have too big a job to do, too big a challenge to face, for too soon the Lord will be here. Remember that Gideon got on better with three hundred men than with thirty thousand men. In Jesus’ name, I call on you, my dear worldly Christian, my dear man who is not right with God, to get to the Cross and get right with God.”