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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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April 4, 2014 - Will You Fulfill This Forecast?

By Estelleen N. Crisp

In the 24th chapter of Matthew we have the record of a tremendous prophetic sermon preached by Jesus, privately, to His disciples. He paints a graphic word picture that includes ever-darkening war clouds, famine, pestilences and persecution. He warns of false prophets, false Christs, and lying wonders. He refers to great signs in the heavens and the Second Coming. He plainly states that no one but the Father knows the day or the hour of certain events, and He exhorts us to watch, to be faithful, and to be ready!

He also says in verse 12 that "because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold" (KJV). All around us there are to be Christian casualties because of increased evil. Must we fall prey to this?

Let us read the 13th verse: "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." Herein lies our answer! Having been warned, we should plan sensibly for the future. There is something to be endured! Eternal life is worth more than we could ever go through! Because of God's grace, our lot shall be made endurable! So, we begin to build and to maintain a strong endurance!

Let us prayerfully consider our present condition.

1. Our relationship to God: Are we more on fire for Him than we have ever been? More in love with Him? Sharing in a greater measure His vision and His burden for souls?

2. Our attitude toward the Bible: Do we enjoy reading it more than any other literature, and are we committing passages to memory regularly?

3. Our prayer life: Is this our most beloved activity? Is the presence of the Lord the most precious in all the world to us?

4. Our church life: Are we attending church "so much the more" as the day approaches? Do we enter the sanctuary with reverence and leave by way of the altar?

5. Our own life: Are we willing to go where God wants us to go and do what He wants us to do? Are we endeavoring to crucify the flesh and humble ourselves?

With the Spirit's help, may we be ready for whatever tomorrow brings.

— "Will You Fulfill This Forecast?" originally appeared in the Jan. 12, 1958, Pentecostal Evangel.



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