A. The Savior
God owed us nothing – He gave us everything
pertaining to life and godliness in His Son, the
Lord Jesus Christ. No intelligent man has to be convinced that
there is a God,
though he may have to be convinced of which
is the true God. It was through a tree that the first Adam lost
his purity and power.
It was on a tree that the last Adam bought back
that purity and power
for all who will accept Him. Satan lied to man about God,
but he cannot lie to God about man. The first Adam had a perfect environment,
but he failed.
The last Adam had a polluted environment,
but He triumphed! God, Who made the first Adam without a mother,
and Who made the last Adam without a father,
can easily make a saint out of a sinner. Wise men came and worshipped Him.
They still do. God needs no alibis. God needs no sponsors. No man ever did, or ever will do God a favor –
God does all the favors. A teacher may communicate truth by word.
It is taught only by example. In a world suffocating in false love, Divine love
is like a breath of oxygen. Jesus did not have the “Midas Touch,”
He had the Mercy Touch I find it most intriguing to contemplate the fact
that while men are considering what place to
give Jesus Christ in history, He has already
decided what place to give them in eternity
Are the things we are living for
worth Christ’s dying for? Good Friday.
Today- The Holy One
The Lowly One
The Lonely One
The Only One – Died
To reconcile us to God- Amazing Grace! How sad He must have been that mighty
morning when He had shattered the powers of
hell, when He had led captivity captive and
given gifts unto men, to find as He emerged
from the tomb, with a million demons behind
Him mourning that mighty Resurrection, that
there was no welcoming party for Him. There can be no leadership of Christ without
the Lordship of Christ.
The greatest miracle that God can do today is to take
an unholy man out of an unholy world and make him
holy, then put him back into that unholy world and
keep him holy in it.
It is nothing to plant a man on the moon compared with
getting the Son into a man.
Faith needs no crutches.
If “Christ liveth in me” then I shall be very careful
where I take Him.
It cost Jesus Christ everything to obtain eternal
redemption for us.
It will cost us everything to obtain and maintain that
Faith is either dead earnest or just dead.
God will not penalize me for Adam’s sin.
God will not penalize Adam for my sin.
But He will penalize each of us for our own sin.
God cannot be explained –
He can be experienced.
The Holy Spirit cannot be intimidated.
He came in tongues of Living Flame to teach, convince,
Our claim on the Lord is from our weakness not from
from our poverty not from our riches,
from our ignorance not from our wisdom,
from our humility not from our superiority.
God will test the faith He is going to trust.
If faith were more vigorous it would be more
victorious. (I John 5:4)
No vice, however horrendous, will keep us out of
Heaven if repented of.
No virtue, however admirable, will get us into Heaven
without the blood of Christ.
“Faith” takes the guesswork out of tomorrow. It
confidently boasts, “My times are in Thy hands.”
An experience with God cannot be shared, it can only
Sinners need cold comfort and hot preaching until they
come to a place of repentance.
I would rather be Balaam’s ass for God
than the swiftest horse in Jehu’s chariot.
God grant us perception from Heaven
to save us from deception on earth.
God has to work in a man
before He can work through a man.
To know about Christ is education.
To know HIM is emancipation.
Excerpts taken from “Heart Breathings”
by Leonard Ravenhill.
Used by permission.
© Copyright 1995 by
Harvey Christian Publishers, L.L.P.