Weekly Quotes – 2016

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Jan – Dec 2016

An individual who grows in grace is more and more motivated by principle, and less and less by emotion or feeling. I do not mean that such a person has less feeling, but that he acts less under the influence of feeling or emotion. He does things, less because he feels so, but more because it is right.”
– Charles Finney (1792 – 1875) – American Christian minister, evangelist, revivalist, and author

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Proceed with much prayer, and your way will be made plain.”
– John Wesley (1703 – 1791) British theologian, evangelist, author, and founder of Methodism

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God is more concerned with our character than with our achievements. Achievements have importance only in the realm of time. But character – character is eternal. It determines what we will be through eternity.”
– Derek Prince (1915 – 2003) – British international Christian Bible teacher, theologian, pastor, and author

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I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I cannot do everything, but I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
– Helen Keller
 (1880 – 1968) – American author and lecturer
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The first day of the rest of my life happened in 1951, the day I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit! … No sooner had I reached my knees, than I was overwhelmed with an incredible sensation…. It seemed to come from beyond me and from within…. a stream of pure light and love from the very throne of God. It flowed over me and went straight through me at once…. The heavenly tongue cascading from my lips was the outer expression of something flowing within me that was too wonderful for normal language. Some blessings from God are beyond intellect. Spirit baptism is one of them.”
– Reinhard Bonnke (born 1940) – German Christian evangelist, missionary to Africa, and founder of Christ for All Nations ministry

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Everything we do affects other people, positively or negatively. That’s why it is foolish to say, ‘Do your own thing, if it doesn’t hurt anybody else.’ Everything we do affects other people.”
– James C. Dobson (born 1936) – American Christian author, psychologist, and founder of Focus on the Family ministry

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For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
– Romans 12:3

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Wherever you find real love, you will also find real humility. Remember something: humility is not a weak and timid quality. Too often we feel that humility is a sign of weakness. This is not so. It is the sign of strength and security.”
– Kathryn Kuhlman (1907 – 1976) – American Christian healing evangelist

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Take this rule: whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.”
– Susanna Wesley (1669 – 1742) – mother of John and Charles Wesley, also known as the “Mother of Methodism”

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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) – British officer, author, and Prime Minister of Britain

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You cannot live for your own pleasure and for your own convenience without inevitably hurting and injuring the feelings and interests of practically everybody you meet.”
– Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968) – American Catholic author and Trappist monk

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There are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul. He who concerns himself about things other than those which lead to salvation is very unwise. Indeed a humble rustic who serves God, is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul.”
– Thomas a Kempis (1380 – 1471) – German Catholic priest of the late midieval period and author of ‘The Imitation of Christ’

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The way we relate to God determines the way He relates to us. God will commit Himself only to the one who is committed to Him. There is no substitute for total commitment to God.”
– Derek Prince (1915 – 2003) – British Christian international Bible teacher, theologian, pastor, and author

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God’s light rescues the sinner from death, and bestows upon him life and enduring happiness. God’s light brings the sinner out of darkness, into His marvellous light. Man was created to be capable of possessing the precious gift of God’s true Light, the Saviour — the Light of all men.”
– Sundar Singh (1889 – 1929) – born in India, a Christian missionary to the people of India

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Great triumphs can only come out of great trials.”
– Smith Wigglesworth (1859 – 1947) – British Christian evangelist of the early history of Pentecostalism

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An easy-going, non-self-denying life will never be one of power.
– J. Hudson Taylor (1832 – 1905) – British Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission

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Hunger is the escort to the deeper things of God.”
– from the song ‘Soul Cry’ by Misty Edwards (born 1979) – American contemporary Christian musician

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Our love for the Lord is expressed in obedience to the Lord. What is the evidence that you love Messiah? The evidence is the keeping of His commandments (John 14:15). Any kind of love that does not result in obedience is unscriptural love.”
– Derek Prince (1915 – 2003) – British Christian international Bible teacher, theologian, pastor, and author

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How sweet are Your Words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
– Psalms 119:103

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Trusting God is not a feeling, it is a decision. We cannot always change our feelings, but we can exercise our will. We can decide with our will to trust God [no matter what], trusting Him with our concerns and fears, and then seal our decision by declaring it out loud with our voice.”
– Lydia Prince (1890-1975) – Danish missionary to Jerusalem and wife of Derek Prince

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We must constantly seek to cherish our spirit of prayer, and avoid everything that tends to make us lose it. Prayer is so necessary, and the source of so many blessings, that when we discover its treasure, we will persistently return to it for assistance.”
– François Fenelon (1651 – 1715) – French Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet, teacher, and writer

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We must get away from the idea that deliverance from trials is the highest form of spiritual blessings. We learn more in a few days in the fiery furnace than we would learn in years out of it.”
– J. Oswald Sanders (1902 – 1992) – born in New Zealand, Christian instructor, author, and general director of Overseas Missionary Fellowship

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There are two kinds of people — those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right then, have it your way.’
– C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963) – British novelist, poet, essayist, lecturer, Christian apologist, and author of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’

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Through the act of water baptism, I had lost my old life. There was a finality about this that could not be changed. It seemed that now, a new life must take the place of the old one.”
– Lydia Prince (1890-1975) – Danish missionary to Jerusalem and wife of Derek Prince

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If I had not felt certain that every additional trial was ordered by God’s infinite love and mercy, I could not have survived my accumulated sufferings.”
– Adoniram Judson (1788 – 1850) – American missionary to Burma

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We do not have to create a conscience for ourselves. We are born with one, and no matter how much we may ignore it, we cannot silence its insistent demand that we do good, and that we avoid evil.”
– Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968) – American Catholic author and Trappist monk

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If you are feeling lonely, perplexed and you don’t know where to turn, remember: God is just as near to you as a prayer. ‘The Lord is near to all who call upon Him’ (Ps 145:18-20)! There are no exceptions. Try calling upon Him and see what He will do for you.”
– Derek Prince (1915 – 2003) – British Christian international Bible teacher, theologian, pastor, and author

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Let God’s promises shine on your problems.”
– Corrie ten Boom (1892 – 1983) – Dutch Christian imprisoned for helping Jews, public speaker, and author of ‘The Hiding Place’

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I found I could not live without enjoying the presence of God. If at any time a cloud (an uneasy darkness) came over me, I could not rest, I could not study, I could not attend to anything with the least satisfaction or benefit until the way was again cleared between my soul and God.”
– Charles Finney (1792 – 1875) – American Christian minister, evangelist, revivalist, and author

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Often God’s warning signals are like the cooing of the dove. The Holy Spirit’s gentle rebukes and nudges are tender and small. It is a true faith that is sensitive to God’s warning signals! We need to pay attention.”
– A. W. Tozer (1897 – 1963) – American Christian pastor, preacher, and author

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Yahushua [Jesus] taught them saying, … “When you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.”
– Matthew 6:6

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I want to know one thing — the way to heaven; and how to land safe on that happy shore! God Himself has condescended to teach the way; for this end He came from heaven. He hath written it down in a book. Give me that book! At any price, give me the Book of God!
– John Wesley (1703 – 1791) – British theologian, author, and founder of Methodism

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If you have a good conscience you will not fear death very much. It is better to avoid sin, than to fear death. If you are not prepared today, how will you be prepared tomorrow? Gather for yourself the riches of immortality now, while you have time. Do now what you can Beloved, because you do not know when you will die, nor what your fate will be after death. Think of nothing but your salvation. Care only for the things of God.”
– Thomas, à Kempis (1380 – 1471) – German Catholic priest of the late midieval period and author of ‘The Imitation of Christ’

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Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; attention to the every day things nearest to us, rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”
– Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915) – African-American educator, author, orator, and original leader of the Tuskegee Institute

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Rather than praying for my needs, I began to thank God continuously for all that He had already provided. Giving thanks did more to strengthen my faith than asking for things.”
– Lydia
Prince (1890-1975) – Danish missionary to Jerusalem and wife of Derek Prince
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Only when we choose to be nothing, can God then be everything, in any situation. Only when we truly fear God, will we then be released from the fear of people.”
– Joy Dawson (born c. 1930) – New Zealand Christian international public speaker, author, and missionary with with Youth With A Mission

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If you are on the wrong road, then true progress means doing an about-turn, and going back to the right road. The person who turns back the soonest, is the most progressive person.”
– C. S. Lewis
  (1898 – 1963) – British novelist, poet, essayist, lecturer, Christian apologist, and author of The Chronicles of Narnia
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God waits for you to communicate with Him. You have instant, direct access to God. God loves mankind so much (and in a very special way, His own children), that He has made Himself available to you at all times.”
– Wesley L. Duewel (1916 – 2016) American Christian missionary to India, author, Bible teacher, and president of One Mission Society International

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Remember, God gave His commands to us, not to create problems for us but to solve them, not to harm us but to help us. God’s love is in His commands. They are given to save us from ourselves, to save us from evil, to show us the way out of our troubles and problems.”
– Derek Prince (1915 – 2003) – British Christian international Bible teacher, theologian, pastor, and author

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There are four things we ought to do with the Word of God: 1.) admit it is the Word of God, 2.) commit it to our hearts and minds, 3.) submit to it, and 4.) transmit it to the world.”
– William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) – British Christian politician, philanthropist, and leader of the movement to eradicate the slave trade

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To be a Believer in Messiah is to be an imitator of Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ]. In what can we imitate Him if not in His humiliation? Nothing else can bring us near to Him. We may adore Him as omnipotent, fear Him as just, love Him with all our heart as good and merciful. But we can only imitate Him as humble, submissive, poor, and despised.”
– François Fenelon (1651 – 1715) – French Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet, teacher, and writer

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These Chinese believers were accustomed to spending time in fasting and prayer. They recognized that fasting (which so many dislike, and requires faith in God, since it makes one feel weak and poorly), is really a Divinely appointed means of grace. Perhaps the greatest hindrance to our work is our own imagined strength. In fasting, we learn what poor, weak creatures we are — dependent on a meal of food for the little strength which we are so inclined to lean upon.”
– J. Hudson Taylor (1832 – 1905) – British Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission

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Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ].”
– 2Peter 3:18a

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If you do not forgive others, God does not forgive you (Mark 11:26). This truth applies especially in our attitudes toward our parents, who most commonly cause the problem of rejection. Lives have changed when people realize they have a scriptural obligation to honour their parents. That does not mean you ignore their faults completely, but you must forgive them and determine to honour them to the greatest extent that you are able. I have never known anyone who had a wrong relation to his parents who was really blessed and prosperous.”
– Derek Prince (1915 – 2003) – British Christian internationalBible teacher, theologian, pastor, and author

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If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”
– Isaac Newton (1642 – 1726/27) –  British Christian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist, recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time

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Let us never forget that the greatest thing we can do for God, or for man, is to pray. For we can accomplish far more by our prayers than by our work. To be much for God, we must be much with God.”
– Leonard Ravenhill (1907 – 1994) – British Christian evangelist and author

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Our love of God must be a sincere love. It must be a strong love. We must love God in the most intense degree, with all that is within us. It must be a singular and superlative love. We must love Him more than any thing else. The heart must be united to love God, and therefore all the powers of the soul must be engaged for Him.”
– Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714) – Welsh Christian minister and author

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A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in little things is a great thing! If we are faithful to God in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life.”
– J. Hudson Taylor (1832 – 1905) – British Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission

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Discipline is a mark of love! The love of God for His children expresses itself in discipline and correction. God’s discipline is not a mark of His disfavor; it’s a mark of His love! When God disciplines you, pay attention; do not despise it, don’t get angry. But learn the lesson. The result will be blessing, peace, and spiritual progress. There is no other way that God can teach us except by discipline. This is true in the natural, too. God is our great teacher, our loving Father, and He disciplines us in His love.”
– Derek Prince (1915 – 2003) – British Christian international Bible teacher, theologian, pastor, and author

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You will do more in one year if you are really filled with the Holy Ghost than you could do in fifty years apart from Him. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of being filled with the Spirit.”
– Smith Wigglesworth (1859 – 1947) – British Christian evangelist of the early history of Pentecostalism

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Be assured, if you walk with God, look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you.”
– George Müller (1805 – 1898) – Prussian Christian evangelist, founder of the Ashley Down orphanage, and international Bible teacher

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There is a difficulty about disagreeing with God. He is the source from which all your reasoning power comes: you could not be right and He wrong any more than a stream can rise higher than its own source. When you are arguing against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.”
– C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963) – British novelist, poet, essayist, lecturer, Christian apologist, and author of The Chronicles of Narnia

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I do not find in myself the power to be happy merely by doing what I like. On the contrary, if I do nothing except what pleases my own fancy I will be miserable almost all the time. We will never be perfectly at peace with ourselves until we find our life in living for God.”
– Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968) – American Catholic author and Trappist monk

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No one can sum up all God is able to accomplish through one solitary life, wholly yielded, adjusted, and obedient to Him.”
– Dwight L. Moody (1837 – 1899) – American Christian preacher, evangelist, publisher, and founder of the Moody Bible Institute

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“Living with faith and courage is something that God requires of each of us. Never, absolutely never, give up your faith! Never give in no matter what! Fight it through! And I promise you something with all of my heart: God will help you!”
— Kathryn Kuhlman

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