Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse, a Presbyterian Pastor in Philadelphia, PA used his daily radio program as a platform for teaching the book of Romans over ten years back in the 1950s. His many books still touch many lives.
His statement on the dual citizenship of Christians rings true and needs to be hammered, with love into the minds and hearts of “modern” believers.
“The Christian has to live in the world, but he must draw all his resources from outside of the world.” Donald Grey Barnhouse.
Think about the Pastor’s statement and then ask yourself, when troubles come, and they will, for as Job informed us,
“Man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.” Job 5:7.
You will find no spiritual nourishment from addictions to drugs, alcohol, work, money or people. You may find many things from the above list and more, but you will not get the spiritual strength needed to wage war against the “spiritual wickedness” in the high places of this world.
The chorus of the old Stamps-Baxter song “Where Could I Go?” shares this line:
“Where could I go, O where could I go; Seeking a refuge for my soul? Needing a friend to help me in the end, Where could I go but to the Lord?”
Modern “believers” appear too long for, as did the Israelites wandering the wilderness, the tasty things of Egypt, rather than feasting on the Manna provided by God.
Spiritual strength does not flow from the 24 hours day news — neither from the Hallmark Syrup Hour and not from the porn channels.
The opening line of “Where Could I go” states:
“Living below in this old sinful world, Hardly a comfort can afford; Striving alone to face temptation sore, Where could I do but to the Lord?”
Here’s a promise from God’s Word:
Isaiah 43:18 "Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.” (NKJV).
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