Friday, February 27, 2009

Two Spirits

A comment by Brother James Hammonds

A few years ago, the Lord helped me to understand that he was not nearly so concerned with making us right, that is, theologically correct, as he was in making us good. After that, I had some cards printed and mailed out thousands of them, which said:

The Goal of the Gospel Is Not To Make People Right,
But To Make People Good.

Recently, after a couple of classes on the New Testament in which we discussed things that had to do with Satan, Brother James brought me a piece of paper on which he had written something the Lord spoke to him. I think it is true, and I want to pass it on.

Jesus Has the Spirit of Righteousness . . .
Satan Has a Spirit of Rightness - and That’s What Men Love.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Communion Includes Conversation

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life,
yet those Scriptures are they which testify of me,
and you won’t come to me that you might have life.”
Jesus, in John 5:39

Communion with Christ is not a ceremony; it is a way of life. It is a sharing of your thoughts and feelings with Jesus, and he sharing his thoughts and feelings with you. One sister in the Lord testified not long ago that Jesus told her, “You can tell me anything you feel.” He said that to her because he wanted to share real communion with her; he wanted her to really express herself to him, and then allow him to really express himself to her. True communion with the Son of God is a partnership in God’s kind of life. It is what the Bible calls “fellowship”, and it always – and I do mean always – entails conversations with him, such as the following one that Sister Sandy forwarded to me today:

Bro. John:
Jesus woke me this morning with this sobering conversation in my spirit. It was as if he was looking down upon the earth and the condition of man. It again reminded me of how backward are all of our thoughts:

Jesus: You would never know that the two go hand-in-hand.

Me: What two?

Jesus: Life and Death.

Me: Why would you think that, Lord?

Jesus: Because too many people are living and preparing for death. They should be dying and preparing for Life.


“And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”