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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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February 20, 2014 - In the Morning

By Lucile Enlow

It is significant that every Old Testament hero "rose up early in the morning" to obey God, not once, but habitually. The kingdom of darkness is Satan's kingdom, out of which we are translated by God's dear Son. We — the children of light — keep looking up for that Bright and Morning Star that shall soon break through the dim shadows of the dawn.

Night is foreign to the ultimate purposes of God. So are the tears that flow in the night. Sleep is a blessing and a necessity in this cursed earth until the redemption of the purchased possession, but it is dangerous if prolonged, something akin to death. Drowsiness, both physical and spiritual, is the devil's most insidious weapon whereby he defeats us without a struggle. Drugged into sleep, the saints are quietly disarmed.

"Job ... rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings" (Job 1:5, KJV).

"And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord" (Genesis 19:27).

"And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh. ... And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the Lord. ... And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar" (Exodus 8:20; 16:7; 24:4).

"And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord" (Joshua 6:12).

David rose up early in the morning; he was a man of the morning. "My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up" (Psalm 5:3).

Isaiah saw the Lord and, with unrivalled majesty, tells of the Savior and of all who know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: "He wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth my ear to hear as the learned" (Isaiah 50:4).

Nothing is more delightful than to be awakened by the Lord, while the world is in a stupor from the night's revelry, long before the intrusion of telephone and doorbell, duties, and distractions within and without — to feel His gentle touch, His sweet, reassuring presence; to worship Him and commune with Him, time forgotten; to hear His voice clearly calling to prayer.

Who would miss that exquisite joy for hours of sleep?

— "In the Morning," originally appeared in the Jan. 3, 1960, Pentecostal Evangel.

 

 

 

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