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I Bequeath My Pastor’s Soul To The Devil!

I bequeath my pastor’s soul to the devil!

(Thomas Brooks, “A Word in Season to Suffering Saints”)

“Covetousness, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5

Covetousness is explicit idolatry.

Covetousness is the darling sin of our nation.

Covetousness being idolatry–is highly provoking to God.

This leprosy has infected all sorts and ranks of men.

Whatever a man loves most and best–that is his god. The covetous man looks upon the riches of the world as his Heaven–his happiness–his great ALL.

His heart is most upon the world,
his thoughts are most upon the world,
his affections are most upon the world,
his discourse is most about the world.

He who has his mind taken up with the world, and chiefly delighted with the world’s music–he has also his tongue tuned to the same key, and takes his joy and comfort in speaking of the world and worldly things. If the world is in the heart–it will break out at the lips. A worldly-minded man speaks mostly of worldly things. “They are of the world, therefore they speak of the world,” John 4:5. The love of this world oils the tongue for worldly discourses, and makes men . . .

forget God,
neglect Christ,
despise holiness,
forfeit Heaven.

Ah! the time, the thoughts, the strength, the efforts–which are spent upon the world, and the things of the world–while sinners’ souls lie a-bleeding, and eternity is hastening upon them!

I have read of a greedy banker, who was always best when he was most in talking of money and the world. Being near his death, he was much pressed to make his WILL. Finally he dictates:

First, I bequeath my own soul to the devil–for being so greedy for the muck of this world!

Secondly, I bequeath my wife’s soul to the devil–for persuading me to this worldly course of life.

Thirdly, I bequeath my pastor’s soul to the devil–because he did not show me the danger I lived in, nor reprove me for it!

“People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction!” 1 Timothy 6:9

A Challenge For The Pastors!

A Challenge For The Pastors!

Spurgeon, “Come from the four winds, O breath!”

If the Holy Spirit does not come, and give spiritual life, we may preach until we have not another breath left, but we shall not raise from the tomb of sin even the soul of a little child, or bring a single sinner to the feet of Christ.

Look sir, you may study your sermon; you may examine the original of your text; you may critically follow it out in all its bearings; you may go and preach it with great correctness of expression; but you cannot quicken a soul by that sermon.

You may go up into your pulpit; you may illustrate, explain, and enforce the truth; with mighty rhetoric you may charm your hearers; you may hold them spellbound; but no eloquence of yours can raise the dead.

Another voice than yours must be heard!

Other power than that of your thought or persuasion must be brought into the work, or it will not be done.

You may organize your societies, you may have excellent methods, you may diligently pursue this course and that; but when you have done all, nothing comes of it if the effort stands by itself.

Only as the Spirit of God shall bless men by you, shall they receive a blessing through you.

Whatever your ability or experience, it is the Spirit of God, who must bless your labour.

We are nothing; you are nothing.

“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts,” is a message that should make us lie in the dust, and utterly despair of doing anything in and of ourselves, seeing that all the power is of God alone.

It will do us good to be very empty, to be very weak, to be very distrustful of self, and so to go about out Master’s work. 

App 4 2day “OnePlace”

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My Thoughts 💭 

I stumbled over this FREE app whilst trying to listen to “Telling The Truth” (one of my fave broadcasts) on my iPhone, but I was having trouble syncing it with my Podcasts app so I went to their website and was prompted to download this app. It works with Voiceover and I can now listen to my fave daily devotional! And find new teaching that I wouldn’t know about.

I wanted to share with you as you might find a show that interests you too! 🙂

Description from the iTunes app store:

The OnePlace.com Streaming Christian Audio application for the iPhone and iPod Touch gives you free access to the most popular Christian broadcast ministries on radio. Download this application to begin listening to sermons and messages from your favorite pastors, speakers, and authors including;

  • A New Beginning with Greg Laurie
  • Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson
  • Grace to You with John MacArthur
  • Precepts for Life with Kay Arthur
  • Bible Answer Man with Hank Hanegraaff
  • Ed Young Television with Ed Young
  • Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey
  • Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef
  • Let My People Think with Ravi Zacharias
  • Love Worth Finding with Dr. Adrian Rogers
  • PowerPoint with Dr. Jack Graham
  • Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul
  • Running to Win with Dr. Erwin Lutzer
  • Thru the Bible with Dr. J. Vernon McGee
  • Truth for Life with Pastor Alistair Begg
  • Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
  • The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans

Features:

– Listen to today’s broadcast
– Discover new Christian ministry radio programs

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