Wesley’s Expectation of Persecution

John Wesley was riding along on his horse one day when it dawned on him that three days had passed in which he had suffered no persecution. Not a brick or an egg had been thrown for three days. Alarmed, he stopped his horse and exclaimed, "Could it be that I have sinned and am … Continue reading

Make Sure Your Lantern Is Lit!

“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).   A night watchman was a defendant in a court case. He had been on duty at a railway crossing on the night of an accident in which a train had struck a car resulting in … Continue reading

The Conditional Promises of Scripture

“The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me” (Psalms 18:20). God’s blessings are not automatic. It’s as we begin to develop Godly character that we begin to see the rewards of God’s blessing upon our lives. As … Continue reading

The Reticular Activating System

“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” (Matthew 7:3). The Reticular Activating System is part of the brain that causes us to sense things around us. This is what causes us to be more alert to others who have … Continue reading

Be Alert to The Times

“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” (1 Chronicles 12:32). The Bible makes a significant statement about the chosen men of Issachar. They were men who had “understanding of the times.” If ever there was … Continue reading