Wednesday, June 27, 2012


“Look for evidence of your sincerity. This is the "white stone" with the "new name" in it, "which no man knows except he that receives it" Revelation 2:17. Paul had this white stone sparkling in his conscience more gloriously than all the precious gems in Aaron's breastplate: "Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity... we have had our conversation in the world" 2 Corinthians 1:12.   
And Job was not without this evidence either when he appealed to the very thoughts of God while He was ransacking every corner of his heart by His heavy hand-- "Thou knows that I am not wicked" Job 10:7.. He did not say he was without sin-- this we hear confessed again and again-- but he knew he was not a rotten-hearted hypocrite. The Lord gave way to let him be searched and brought to trial to stop Satan's mouth and to shame him for laying a spiritual felony charge against one of God's elect.
Paul and Job were saints of the highest form, it is true; but the weakest Christian in God's family has the identical witness in him which they had: "He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself" 1 John 5:10. Christ and the Holy Spirit live in your heart just as they abide in the most holy saint on earth. And you have the same blood of Jesus and the water of the Word to wash you. These will testify for your grace and sincerity as they did for Job's and Paul's. But witnesses in a court of law must wait to give testimony until the judge calls them to the bench. And you can be certain God will call up the right witnesses at the right time. But now let us examine three ways to find the evidence of a true heart.” 

Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell.

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