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Proverbs 9:17-18 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
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"I believed in once saved always saved", says the greedy of heart and sinful "professing Christian". Sin is Death-Darkness- "The wrath of God!"

*THE LORD'S BANNER*

HOLINESS-PEACE!__If the Son therefore shall make you free {from sin}, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:36) Then said Jesus to those ...which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, {to be holy..free from this worlds lust and love for it} then are ye my disciples indeed; (John 8:31)
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Romans 2:28-29) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)"THE ONLY JEW GOD LOVES"
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You took time to get ready for church this morning, but listen, did you get down and worship Him this morning? Because the greatest thing you could do is not bring your tithe and your offering and sit and look pretty and smell nice. Did you get alone with Him this morning? Not in a crowd of people, but did you say alone, "My Jesus I love Thee I know Thou art mine." It's a bit late to say, "I'll say when the death dew lies cold on my brow, My Jesus if ever I loved Thee 'tis now." Did you get alone and worship Him this morning?

He came to the house of Simon the leper, and the healed leper forgot to kiss Him.
You see there had been a day when this man went to the temple and they pronounced him a leper.
          And he kissed his wife good-bye,
                    And he went to the gate of the city and they excommunicated him from
                    all his privileges, socially.
                              And he stood on the road and banging a little tin can he had he
                              said, "Leper, leper, help the leper."

 

And one day Jesus passed that way. He must have done, because there was no other way to be healed. And Jesus touched him and made him whole.

          And he went to the gate and they said,
          " Don't come in here Simon." He said, "My
          flesh is like a little child." "What
          happened?" "Jesus did it."

                    He went to the temple and the priest said, "You
                    can't come in here, you'll defile the sanctuary."
                    And he said, "Why? I am as pure and clean
                    as you are. Look at my flesh!" "Who did it?" - "Jesus
                    did it."

                              He came home and the wife said, "Oh, don't touch
                              the children, please. Don't touch the children." He
                              said, "Darling it doesn't matter if I touch them. My
                              hands are soft and pure as yours are." - "Jesus did
                              it."

 

And it was the man who got that cleansing who forgot to kiss Jesus.

And if you say, "Well, brother Ravenhill, I was never a drug addict or a prostitute." Wait a minute, wait a minute. Are you saying, "He didn't lift me up of a horrible pit?" But you were going to a horrible pit.
Ah, we have the idea that just doing this or that make us spiritual... No, no. A lot of it makes us happy! A lot of it isn't even spiritual, it's soulish! It touches the emotions and stirs us.
But there's nothing really exciting unless you get to know the wonder of pure, divine, holy love, and get down on your face and say, "Lord, I can't even go to a meeting maybe this morning. I am overwhelmed with Your Glory... Your Majesty... Your Beauty."

          God is seeking that we worship Him.
          Worship in spirit,
          Worship Him in truth,
          Worship Him in the very beauty of holiness.

 

You know, at the end of this day, however much I preach, however much you sing, however much you serve, the Lord is going to get a record.
And I try to do this: I try to say at the end of the day,
          "Lord, it's not what I preached over TV, or radio, to millions. Or two, or three,
          or one person I visited who was sick...But, Lord, did I kiss You today?
          Or did You look down and say,
          'Son, you were very busy, very active, you made some new friends, people
          said you preached well, but listen son,

Thou Gavest Me No Water, Thou Gavest Me No Oil, Thou Gavest Me No Kiss.'"

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Leonard Ravenhill -   http://www.ravenhill.org/

 [“you can be as spiritual as you want to be in Christ! No one is holding you back but you!”]