Everyone knows the world is hungry. But the hungry world is starving. It has many meats and drinks but there is no nourishment in them (and they do not satisfy). They are but sugar-water. It has pleasures, and amusements, and excitement, and works: but there is no food there for the immortal craving of the spirit. It has worldly society, and worldly books, and worldly events, and worldly knowledge, and worldly lusts. But these things merely intoxicate. The church world is hungry too. Starving in fact. Oh, it has many meats and many drinks, but there is no nourishment for the spirit in them. It has impressive rituals, and stirring programs, and moving ceremonies, and splendid ordinances, and pomp, and show, and candles, and incense, and temples, and cathedrals, and priests, and preachers, and creeds, and organization, and abundance of activity. Its people get all involved in the work and committed to the work and giving to the work. The do and do but in all this something other than CHRIST has become the central factor (antichrist or instead of Christ). The center becomes the movement, or the message, or the organization, or the program, or the ministry, or the experience, or the method, or the personality, or some other thing. But I declare to you that all these religious things and activities merely intoxicate and millions of Christians are drunk with them and in their hilarity they think they know the living Christ. There is no SUBSTANCE in them! The divine ingredients of the celestial atmosphere of the Kingdom of Heaven are missing. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. No possibility of starving or suffering malnutrition on this fare. It is eternal food for the sons of God to live upon. And notice - sons live on every world proceeding out of the mouth of God. That is how the Greek expresses it. And the most common error in the lives of many of the Lords people is the attempt to live without assimilating Christ as their environment, failing to make Him the absolute center of their existence and sphere of life. If we are not well fed spiritually....we cannot keep up with the footmen much less the horsemen. Blessings!!
Posted on: Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:39:34 +0000
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