King's Business - 1922-11

THE K I N G ' S B U S I N E S S THE NEED OF THE HOUR “ Yes, we’re praying for a revival, but we don’t expect it,” said a godly woman recently to a companion in a small town. “ And others are praying for it, but I don’t know of anyone that expects It.” Do YOU expect it? Ah, perchance that explains iL—the Church’s unbelief! How far does a “ godly” man’s prayer, or any prayer, of unbelief get with God? Is not an unbelieving prayer a mock­ ery to Him? Does it not make Him a liar? “And He could do there no mighty work” (although He was as ready there as elsewhere). “ AND HE MARVELLED BECAUSE OF THEIR UNBELIEF” (Mark 6:5, 6). The healing of the souls of men is a mightier work than the healing of their bodies. And millions of souls are wait­ ing today for His healing touch. When will it be given? When the Church—when YOU AND I (Matt. 18:19)— pray in agreeing, God-given faith,'and continue thus until the answer comes, pleading before the Father the sacrifice of Calvary. “ The power of the Cross is alone irresistible.” Will you not spread this appeal be­ fore God? It may be His command to you to PRAY FOR REVIVAL IN THE CHURCH. BesSi aia ay? A CORRECTION Bishop Adna W. Leonard, of the Methodist Church, has called our at­ tention to an error in an article on page 735 of the July King’s Business, under the head “ Table Talk” . He says that the conversation referred to was not held with him, and on further in­ quiry we find that instead of the word “ Bishop” the word “ District Superin­ tendent” should have been used. We are very glad to make this correc­ tion in justice to Bishop Leonard.

hob He loved us because He .would." How can we fail to praise Him, not only with our lips but by our lives? God has re­ deemed us with the precious- blood, has called us with a holy calling, and has made us nigh to Himself. Christ is ever near, in the Person of the Holy Spirit, Who will guide into all truth (John 16:13). Well may we exclaim, “ What hath God wrought!” (Num. 23: 23.) And there is the glorious future when we shall see our beloved Lord, and be like Him j l John 3:2). Surely in view of God’s wonderful love, and His con­ stant care, our hearts feel ashamed that we have ever been otherwise than grate­ ful for all God’s goodness to those whom He plucked as brands out of the fire. Oh that for His glory we may be prais­ ing ones, shewing forth, in our dailv life, gratitude to Him, that those about us may see that we are a marked con­ trast to those who know not our pre­ cious Saviour. Oh that we may be kept from every form of murmuring, ever knowing that GOD IS, and that He in wondrous love and mercy undertakes for His own. May we not only say, “ I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1), but, by grace, may this be our blessed experience, not only one day a week but seven! May it be our earnest desire to render, in the power of the Holy Spirit, unto the Lord, more of the, praise due unto His Holy Name. May we be able to say, “ Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with bene­ fits” (Psalm 68:19; Psalm 103:2). How we should render again for all His benefits to us, and praise and thank Him continually. If the peace of God rules In our hearts, by grace, we shall indeed be THANKFUL, and thereby bring glory to His Holy Name, in these dark days of ingratitude and self-pleas­ ing.

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