Monday, August 27, 2012

War on the Saints


 
by Jessie Penn-LewisThe Original Unabridge 1912 version for Kindle



Jessie Penn-Lewis (1861–1927) was a Welsh evangilistic speaker and was greatly influenced by the writings of Andrew Murray. She was involved in the Welsh Revival of 1904-1905 which was one of the largest Christian revivals in history.

War on the Saints is considered by many to be THE definitive work in all of Christendom, and throughout the ages, on Spiritual Warfare.

There are many copies of this book available on the market today, however, we must offer a warning to those interested in reading the original text, that these publications alter, paraphrase and distort the actual words and meaning of Penn-Lewis. Even some reprints that are called "unabridged" editions, have been found to be guilty of misrepresentation and distortion.

The version we offer here, are the TRUE unabridged 1912 edition in Mrs. Penn-Lewis' original words.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Humility by Andrew Murray

 

Humility
by Andrew Murray
For Kindle
Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was an amazingly prolific Christian author in South Africa. He pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town and Wellington and was a champion of the South African Revival of 1860.

Murray authored over 240 books of which Humility is one of his most prominent works.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Dead Sea Scrolls - A Quick Guide for Kids



Discover the Dead Sea Scrolls with this informative and colorful pictorial guide. Read a short story of how the scrolls were discovered and find the answers to many questions: Why are the Scrolls so important? Where are they now? What is the mystery of the Buried Treasure contained in one of the Scrolls? This book targets Ages 8 and up, however it can be read and enjoyed by all ages

Friday, August 10, 2012

Disciples or Christians

Disciples or Christians by Don Krow
Disciples or Christians
by Don Krow
 Free Book

In this free booklet Don Krow discusses the difference between disciples and Christians. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Carpe Diem!

I am reminded again
that I so often stand still,
because I am hoping, wishing, waiting and longing for:
“things to change”
“something to happen”
“someone special to encourage me”
“more time”
“more energy”
“more money”
“less stress”
…..then….then I will be truly happy !

And so I hope, wait, wish, and long my life away….

It’s so easy
to get caught in the spiderweb of everyday-demands,
responsibilities, stress and emergencies.

It’s so easy to
deny responsibility for my own choices,
And ultimately for who I am, where I am, what I am….

It’s so easy
to withdraw behind walls, thinking that they are for my own protection,
but in reality they are preventing me from experiencing life.

It’s so easy
to look outside myself to find the so-called “reasons”
for my unhappiness, depressed mood, low energy,……. 
But in reality all the “reasons” for these are completely within my control.

It is within my control
to face whatever every day brings with a smile and enthusiasm!!!

It is within my control
not to allow daily stress to overpower me,
but rather to “use” it to my own advantage.

It is within my control
to keep the “glasses” through which I view life, clean, clear and fresh.

It is within my control
to dream out loud !!!

Most of all,
it is within my control
to make God the center of my being.

No more walls, no more spiderwebs, no more roler-coasters!

Every wall is an opportunity to improve strength,
every spiderweb to improve reason,
every roler-coaster to improve speed and efficiency….

Carpe Diem  !!!


---  Riette (November 1998)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Believer's Battle Plan

by Trey Dickerson 
Free Book

Here is another excellent ebook, available for free download.

"Instead of another “how to” book, Trey has brought us back to the basics of seeking our God. With humility and everyday experiences the author expresses the IN CHRIST truths of the New Covenant yet draws them from the Old Testament example of 2 Chronicles chapter twenty.

If you are facing a battle or circumstance that is trying to overcome you, then the BELIEVER‟S BATTLE PLAN is a must for you to read and experience.

As Trey so adequately expresses- “The battle belongs to God, but the victory belongs to us.”
~Don Krow, Director of Discipleship Evangelism Ministry International


The Word's Light on a Lamp Stand


Tonight I started listening to the first course of the Charis Bible College's 3 year ministry course. The topic is "The Integrity of the Word" and the first subsection deals with the Parable of the Sower (Mark 4: 1- 9). Jesus said that this is the key parable and if we don't understand this parable we won't be able to understand any of the others, or at least get the same value out of the others that we could if we understood this parable.

My wife and I have previously received the revelation that the seed is the Word of God, not money, which some TV preachers want us to believe since they want people to pay them money as seed for other things, such as healing, conversion of loved ones, prosperity, etc. These things are not for sale, as they would have us believe. We merely have to read to and listen to the Word on these topics and thus sow the seed of the Word in our hearts. Our hearts are able to grow things over time by faith.

What struck me tonight may be quite obvious but somehow it's the first time that I realize what Jesus was talking about when He mentioned the light under a basket. Quite explicitly it is stated in Mark 4: 10- 12 that the purpose of the parables is to teach us truths which are hidden to the worldly people who don't have the Holy Spirit revealing the truth to them. The truths are not so much hidden from them as hidden for us to find if we dedicate some time to it and prepare our heart before reading the Word.

On the surface Mark 4: 21- 25 talks about the light under a basket and how a lamp is not meant to be hidden under a basket or under a bed but to be set on a lampstand where it can have the maximum illuminating effect. The parables or the Word is not meant to be obscure but for us to study it diligently so that it can illuminate our lives and our hearts to the maximum. 

Jesus says to take heed what we hear for with the same measure that we use it will be measured to us (so the more and the more intensely we listen and read the Word, the more revelation we will receive). Then he states explicitly, "To you who really hear, more will be given (revealed) - my emphasis added. The more we listen and receive from the Word, the more revelation will be multiplied to us.

My interpretation of what Jesus says in Mk. 4: 25 is that For whoever has (received revelation), to him more (revelation and fruit) will be given; but whoever does not have (those who forget what they've heard and who don't put in an effort to digest and understand and meditate on the Word which they have heard), even what they think they have will be taken away from them (like the birds of the air who devour the seed which fell by the wayside, i.e. what the hearers don't think about and try to understand and thus to remember it, that gets taken away from them by the devil who tempts them with distractions and entertainment to occupy their minds, preventing the Word from penetrating it and for them to bear fruit from it).

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Am I as Jesus is?

I am, in spirit, just as Jesus is – in all of His glory, power and perfection.

Can this be true?  Is it arrogant to make such a claim?

“.. as He is, so are we in this world”   (1 John 4:17)

As Jesus IS, so are we in THIS world.

Right now, is Jesus sick, depressed, sad, impoverished, or defeated?

NO!!

Does this mean that as a Christian I should merely endure this life and patiently wait until I die before I can experience peace, joy, happiness or fulfillment?

NO!!

One in Spirit

Even though my body and soul (mind and emotions) are constrained by this corrupt world and our sinful nature, my spirit is one with Jesus.  My born-again spirit cannot be physically seen, emotionally felt, or intellectually perceived.    However, God’s Word is clear that I have received the Spirit of Christ when I accepted Him as my Savior.

1 Corinthians 6:17  -  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

Romans 8:9  -  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Galatians 4:6  -  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

2 Corinthians 5:17  -  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Ephesians 4:20  -  put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

“Just thinking this awesome thought once won’t instantaneously change everything in your life.  It’s a process!  As the seed of this truth becomes firmly rooted and established in your mind, a process of understanding, growing, and maturing begins in your soulish realm.”  ~Andrew Wommack, Spirit, Soul & Body

How do I get this revelation to manifest itself in my life here and now?

It is sad that many Christians never realize the awesome nature of the free gift of salvation that they receive when they accept Jesus Christ.  They are born-again and ensured of eternal life, but then they continue to be carnally minded, thereby remaining victimized and trapped by its deadly effects.

Romans 8:6  -  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

When we become spiritually minded, we have access to a blessed life of peace, joy and every other promise God has given us in His Word.

Romans 12:2  -  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Daniel Dessinger wrote a very helpful article on renewing the mind, with some excellent practical advice on how to go about it  -  How Do I Renew My Mind?
 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Anywhere, Everywhere Devotion (Free Book)


Anywhere Everywhere Devotion
by Michael O'Malley
 Free Book

This is a 91 day devotional book available for free download.   The book is filled with short inspirational bible-based messages and serves as an excellent enrichment tool.