Breathing Out and Breathing In

April 6:
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

— Proverbs 8:13

Our attachment to the Person of Christ must exclude all that is contrary to Christ. These are the days when we are trying to be 100 percent positive. But the Scripture says of Jesus, “Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness” (Psalm 45:7).… If He had to hate in order to love, so do you and I.

To be 100 percent positive would be as fatal as to inhale steadily all your life without exhaling. You can’t do that.…
When the Church inhales the Holy Spirit she must exhale everything that is contrary to Him.

I don’t believe any man can love until he’s able to hate.… I don’t think he can love righteousness unless he hates sin; for the Scripture leaves us with the belief that in order to accept there are some things you must reject. In order to affirm there are things you have to deny; in order to say yes you have to be able to say no.

Jesus, breathe Thy Spirit on me,
Teach me how to breathe Thee in,
Help me pour into Thy bosom
All my life of self and sin.

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2 thoughts on “Breathing Out and Breathing In

  1. Mmmm…is this a rebuke to the Positive Thinking Theology espoused by ministries like Joel Osteen’s? Ouch! Come on Pastors, step on some toes. People need to hear preaching on sin and Hell and not just feel good sermons that does not make anyone even think of repenting.

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  2. Reblogged this on Chris C. Richardson's Blog and commented:

    Mmmm…is this a rebuke to the Positive Thinking Theology espoused by ministries like Joel Osteen’s? Ouch! Come on Pastors, step on some toes. People need to hear preaching on sin and Hell and not just feel good sermons that does not make anyone even think of repenting.

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