The Currency of Man’s Traditions


Will you enter into heaven by virtue of your own religion?  Will you set your own standard of righteousness and accomplish it, saying to the Holy guard of heaven, “I am a righteous man let me enter”?

Have you been to heaven?  Have you seen the surpassing glory of the creatures there?   Have you understood the nature of their holiness?  Have you understood the Holy commands they have received?

Will you now, you who are so feeble of mind, hold to the traditions of your own?  Or will you seek the unmovable, Holy and pure traditions of eternity?

You cannot spend the currency of Man’s traditions in the store house of God.  In that place, by your own strength, you can be no more than a beggar.  

Freedom À la Violence 


“Wherefore, if you see another sin openly or commit a serious crime, do not consider yourself better, for you do not know how long you can remain in good estate. All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself.” Thomas à Kempis 

                          BE SOBER!

There is no one more vile than I. For no one is more adept at destroying the work of God than my selfish nature which lives within me.  


No matter what knowledge I have concerning righteousness, my roommate called selfishness knows nothing, desires nothing, and can produce nothing on his own. At the base of things, he only knows how to play with mud.  


What counsel is there in these things? I see this: be careful not to judge the sinners all around us. For with one touch of the love of God, anyone of them can out strip us with the doings of the Holy Spirit.   Despise the action, but be ready to embrace the actor.  


The one to whom much is forgiven, the same will love much. The one who is released from the deepest and darkest of dungeons will love the open spaces more. He understands captivity, and now embraces freedom with a violence.  


But the one who does not perceive his own wickedness, this one sees no need to praise. Righteous humility eludes him.  


God has raised mighty men from the sewer in the past. Rest assured, he is doing so today.

Ready or Not?


I am not speaking of the floor of your house, The dust on the sills, or your belongings scattered about. I will speak of your soul. I will speak of my soul.  

How sweet would it be if “Someone” were to open your front door unannounced and walk in with blazing piercing eyes, finding nothing to judge or correct?


Disregard the things of this world in your house that are tossed about it a disorderly fashion. But look to your heart, your intent, your belief, your understanding, and your love for Jesus.  


Are you confident that you will receive a smile? Isn’t it right that we should be prepared for such a visit? Doesn’t he have exclusive privilege to walk in on everyone of his servants whenever it pleases him to do so? And don’t we have an obligation to be prepared for the Master?

Be Real.  Live in Truth.  


An axiom is something that is regarded as established, true, unmovable, and unchangeable. Here’s an axiom to munch on for a while.  

If a man see some Righteous thing that needs to be done, knowing it’s in his power to do, and doesn’t do it, he cannot consider himself a righteous man.  


So if then, the man cannot consider himself a righteous man, what is he?

Belonging


Who is Jesus? He is Lord and King and Master of his kingdom.

What is his kingdom?  It is the doings of his Father.  


He never sleeps.  His eyes are fixed intently to accomplish his Father’s will.  


He will rightly demand and accounting from all his people. To whom do you belong?  On what are your eyes fixed?

Right Now.  


While the darkness is on the other side of the world, the Holy Lord is busily changing lives while men sleep.  He did it here last night. Were you aware?  Hundreds, if not thousands, woke up with a change in their heart.  
We either stand with him or we stand apart from him.  Any day that falls upon you, you could make the choice to join him.  Speak well of the Holy Lord’s Holy and Righteous Son or speak no words at all.  Be useful or be useless. Doesn’t the choice belong to you?