He had sat alone with His disciples and meditated. Looking upward, He waited until the whole hiatus of divine life moved down from the throne of God into His own soul. He was a violin tuned. He was a battery recharged. He was poised and prepared for the people when they came.
For years, maybe, you have tried fruitlessly to exercise control over yourself, and perhaps this is still your experience; but when once you see the truth you will recognize that you are indeed powerless to do anything, but that in setting you aside altogether God has done it all. Such discovery brings human striving and self-effort to an end (The Normal Christian Life, pp. 35-37).
Christ came into the world to fulfill the will of God by reviving Israel. And he did just as he was commanded. But Israel rejected him: He came unto his own, and his own received him not (John 1:11).
無論何時，一個人宣稱要為上帝而說話（預言的本質），關鍵是要比較他所說的話和聖經中所記載的內容。 假若現在上帝要藉著一個人的口說話，那麼這個信息將會和上帝在聖經中已經說過的話完全一致。 神不會自相矛盾。
我們買不到永生，就算買了全場最貴的那張9908美金的票。 很多朋友喜歡 Joel Osteen 的講道。他在正面積極自我開發方面，是當代頂尖高手。他在講道裡鼓勵會眾們想要什麼就努力地向上帝求，不斷地宣告，因為上帝愛你，終究會賜給你。但聖經不是這樣教的。