"Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth." ...Hebrews 12:6

  It seems clear that Spiritual vision by itself is not enough to transform a life. Consider Jacob's ladder. Because of his crooked behaviour, Jacob had lost his home and all his possessions. Yet in spite of this, God favoured Him at Bethel with a vision so marvellous that he was moved to exclaim, "How dreadful is this place!" The promises tha...
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"When the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward." .....Exodus 40:36

Just as in all of God's speaking to his people in those far-off day's of the old testament, He spoke to them from between the cherubim of glory. So also was all His leading for them onward through the wilderness by means of that same glory. In the cloud by day and the fire by night the glory of God appeared and they moved forward in alignment and c...
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"She hath wrought a good work upon me." ....Matthew 26:10

When the Lord returns and we see him face to face, I trust that we shall all pour out our treasures and ourselves at his feet. But what about today? What are we doing with Him today? Several days after Mary broke that alabaster box and poured the ointment on Jesus' head, there were some other women who went early in the morning to anoint his body. ...
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"Working together with Him we entreat you also that you do not receive the grace of God in vain" ....2 Corinthians 6:1

God has saved us not for ourselves but for Himself, not for our benefit but for His. "I press on," says Paul, "If so be that I may apprehend that for which also I was apprehended of by God in Christ Jesus." We were not apprehended just for eternal salvation only, but for a quite different and definite purpose. In the present 'now', we are to be God...
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