Daily Thoughts Blog

Through Faith and Patience

“That you be not slothful, but be followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” – Hebrews 6:12 With regard to these excellent graces of the Holy Spirit, observe their order–faith and patience, not patience and faith. Patience does not produce faith, but follows it; so does everything in the Christian life. […]

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My God will hear Me (Micah 7:7)

Friends may be unfaithful, but the Lord will not turn away from the gracious soul; on the contrary, He will hear all its desires. The prophet says, “Keep the doors of your mouth from her that lies in your bosom. A man’s enemies are the men of his own house.” This is a wretched state of […]

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Wisdom on Revival

A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness and selfishness, and making God and His love triumph in the heart and life. – Andrew Murray The coming revival must begin with a great revival of prayer. It is in the closet, with the door shut, that the sound […]

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Following the Faithful

“Be followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” – Hebrews 6:12 This injunction implies three things. First, that there is nothing unattainable for us in the example of those who have gone before us. We may follow them and we can follow them. They experienced the very same trials and temptations, […]

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A Future Jewish Temple in Jerusalem?

The destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, and God’s judgment on Israel in 70 AD, is all about Jesus! It’s about who he is and how he reigns as sovereign Lord. It’s about the truth of who he claimed to be, as over against the blasphemous lies and rejection of him by the religious leaders […]

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Voices of Wisdom

There can be no revival apart from the Holy Ghost; He is the author of every Heaven-sent movement of revival. – James A. Steward Sinned as we have as a nation, yet to our sin we have added pride in our sinning. The world has lost the power to blush over its vice and the […]

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Fellowship Conference, Thursday-Sunday morning, Apr. 2-5

We are 1 month away from this year’s conference. For all those who won’t be attending but would like to tune in to the messages, the conference website will be live streaming all the messages at www.illbehonest.com There will be a banner on the home page that you click on to watch; Please mark your […]

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Rejoicing in a Collapsed Ceiling

I am writing this enroute to Cambridge after a flying (literally) visit to Glasgow. The week before Christmas, I answered the phone to be told that the police and fire service had to break into our apartment in Glasgow where one of our children is living and studying. Our daughter had not misbehaved–there had been […]

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He is Precious

“Unto you that believe, He is precious.” – 1 Peter 2:7 As all the rivers run into the sea, so all delights center in our beloved Jesus. The glances of His eyes outshine the sun; the beauties of His face are fairer than the choicest flowers; no fragrance is like the breath of His mouth. […]

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Lessons to be Learned from the South African Revival

In 1848, at the age of 20, Andrew Murray, Jr. returned home to Cape Town, South Africa from his theological studies in Scotland and Holland. The Dutch Reformed Church required ministers to be at least 22 years old before they would ordain them, so young Andrew was sent by the church to the Transvaal, far […]

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