Children and youth should
begin early to seek God; for early habits and impressions will
frequently exert a powerful influence upon the life and character.
Therefore the youth who
would be like Samuel, John, and especially like Christ, must be faithful
in the things which are least, turning away from the companions who
plan evil and who think that their life in the world is to be one of
pleasure and selfish indulgence.
Many of the little home
duties are overlooked as of no consequence; but if the small things are
neglected, the larger duties will be also…
He who gave Eve to Adam as a
helpmeet … ordained that men and women should be united in holy
wedlock, to rear families whose members, crowned with honor, should be
recognized as members of the family above.
Children are the heritage of the Lord, and we are answerable to Him for our management of His property.
In love, faith, and prayer
let parents work for their households, until with joy they can come to
God saying, “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me.”….
Many a father who has died
in the faith, resting upon the eternal promise of God, has left his
loved ones in full trust that the Lord would care for them.
And how does the Lord provide for these
bereaved ones? He does not work a miracle
in sending manna from heaven; He does not
send ravens to bring them food; but He
works a miracle upon human hearts,
expelling selfishness from the soul and
unsealing the fountains of benevolence.
He tests the love of His professed followers by
committing to their tender mercies the afflicted
and bereaved ones…
In the construction of
buildings, whether for public purposes or as dwellings, care should be
taken to provide for good ventilation and plenty of sunlight.
Churches and schoolrooms are often faulty in this respect. Neglect of proper ventilation is responsible for much of the drowsiness and dullness that destroy the effect of many a sermon and make the teacher’s work toilsome and ineffective.
So far as possible, all
buildings intended for human habitation should be placed on high,
well-drained ground. This will ensure a dry site….
Many mothers are having trials at home and are asking my counsel. One of these cases will serve to represent many.
The husband and father is
not a believer, and everything is made hard for the mother in the
training of her children.
The husband is a profane man, vulgar and abusive in his
language to her, and he teaches the children to disregard her authority.
When she is trying to pray with them, he will come in and make all the noise he can and break out into cursing God and heaping vile epithets upon the Bible……
Missionaries for the Master are best prepared for work abroad in the Christian household, where God is feared, where God is loved, where God is worshiped, where faithfulness has become second nature, where haphazard, Careless inattention to home duties is not permitted, where quiet communion with God is looked upon as essential to the faithful performance of daily duties.
Home duties should be
performed with the consciousness that if they are done in the right
spirit, they give an experience that will enable us to work for Christ
in the most permanent and thorough manner…
God says that He has a few people interested in His work yet many have not
been reached with the message of salvation. If you have that humane heart God
is pleased with you and He wills to save you by all means. God brought up Moses
who bore the Ten Commandments in a palace. A time came when Moses had to leave
the palace where everything was in plenty and free supply. For forty years,
Moses stayed in fields and forests learning of God. God had to take Moses
through lessons from which he could learn concern and care. Such lessons are
hard to learn so it takes long to learn them. Have you learnt them yet?
As the days become evil, is it a good sight before God that He sees men
buying expensive property, build mansions, watch and go for games on the
Sabbath day (Saturday) among other things? God is coming back to destroy this
world; to destroy it because it is tainted with sin. All property that we own
shall be destroyed on that dreadful day when every evil person shall run, when
the knees shall tremble as those of Belshazzar when he saw shining hand writing
on the wall.
God just flushed us out from our comfort zone and that is why you are
getting this message. Were it to be that we had what our sinful body likes, we
would have had no time for God’s business but now that God loves us, we love it
this way. So, as you go on with your activities, remember God. You can support
us achieve the goal we are having of evangelism Consider how our children are
being exposed to vices of the society at their tender age, doesn’t it bother
you that you are to work for God? By holding back yet we know good, evil shall
advance and we will have failed as Soldiers of the Cross. Will we let down God?
God forbid. No.
Let this be our motto, ‘Whatever may, we will remember God, we will work
for God. we treasure the everlasting life.’ It is a blessing having gotten
education and now that we have eyes, ears and an understanding mind, Let all
the people know that Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life.
Let it be known that all men have been bought with this infinite price. By
pouring the whole treasury of heaven into this world, by giving us in Christ
all heaven, God has purchased the will, the affections, the mind, the soul, of
every human being. Whether believers or unbelievers, all men are the Lord’s
property. All are called to do service for Him, and for the manner in which they
have met this claim, all will be required to render an account at the great
It will be disappointing if you will ridicule this message. Heaven shall be grieved for they know that if we hold hands, we shall be like Moses and Aaron in the war against God’s enemies the Amalekites. Victory shall be on the side of God. Pray for us as you pray for yourself that God may give us strength to overcome many darts that Satan is hurling our way. God bless you.
Manasseh the king after King Hezekiah was towed to Babylon with hooks in
his nose because he had not feared God and God’s messengers. He had killed
prophet Isaiah he Himself. In captivity he was thrown into prison until he
repented. God restored him later after he had learnt the tough lesson. 2nd
You are cautioned against gossip about evangelism if sacrificing to support this cause is not in your mind. Pray that the Holy Spirit may come to your hearts, and then you will wear Christ’s yoke, and bear His burden, and grow into complete union with Jesus.
Delight yourself also in the LORD; and he shall give you the desires of
your heart. God bless you.