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Spirit. Jesus said unto her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh and now
is when ye shall neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem worship the
Father.” So many people today are controlled by men. Their salvation reaches
out no further than the boundary line of human creeds, but praise God for
freedom in the Spirit. There are depths and heights and breadths that we can
reach through the power of the blessed Spirit. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear
heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things that God hath
prepared for them that love him.”
The Jews were the religious leaders at this time, and people had no more
light upon salvation than the Jews gave them. The Jews were God’s chosen
people to evangelize the world. He had entrusted them to give all nations
the true knowledge of God, but they went into traditions and doctrines of
men, and were blinded and in the dark. Jesus came as the light of the world,
and He is that light. “If we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth
us from all sin.” Let us honor the Spirit, for Jesus has sent Him to teach and
lead us into all truth.
Above all, let us honor the blood of Jesus Christ every moment of our
lives, and we will be sweet in our souls. We will be able to talk of this com-
mon salvation to everyone that we meet. God will let His anointing rest upon
us in telling them of this precious truth. This truth belongs to God. We have
no right to tax anyone for the truth, because God has entrusted us with it
to tell it. Freely we receive, freely we give. So the Gospel is to be preached
freely, and God will bless it and spread it Himself, and we have experienced
that He does, We have found Him true to His promise all the way. We have
tried Him and proved Him. His promises are sure.
8. IN MONEY MATTERS
(AF, November 1906, 3)
There have been teachers who have told all the people to sell out, and many
of them have gone into fanaticism. We let the Spirit lead people and tell them
what they ought to give. When they get filled with the Spirit, their pocket
books are converted and God makes them stewards and if He says, “Sell
out,” they will do so. But sometimes they have families. God does not tell
you to forsake your family. He says if you do not provide for your own you
are worse than an infidel. Some are not called to go out and teach. We find
some who have no wisdom nor faith, and the devil takes them to disgrace
the work. Under false teaching, children have been left to go half naked,
women have left their husbands, and husbands leave their wives to wash and
scrub, and the Bible says that is worse than infidelity. Then they will go and
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