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Bethesda Shalom

Bethesda Shalom , "House of Mercy and Peace". A small independent Bible believing Church located in Wolverhampton, England; endeavouring to hold fast to truth and stand fast in love by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Feb 25, 2019

Matthew 5:8

I’ve found that a man will study theology all day so long as nothing is required of Him that will disturb the stagnant waters of the heart.  Someone once told me of a minister who when pressed on the matter of the quality of his personal devotional life to God, he refused to give an answer.  Business was his cover and when backed into a corner and forced to give an answer, he slumped into a chair and said; “...the reason why I won’t get alone with God is because I’m scared of what He might say to me!!”.  THIS MY FRIENDS IS THE HEART OF THE MATTER!!  I fear that in many quarters of the so-called remnant Church, the sheep run frantically to and fro from one conference to the next; amassing to themselves much truth after the head kind.  Yet, these same people are not willing to get alone with God and to expose themselves to convicting light of God the Holy Ghost!! 

The easiest way for me to explain what I believe is meant in part by “Blessed are the pure in heart” is this.  Happy (in a most favourable condition) is the man or the woman who will get alone with God in the secret place and say with the Psalmist David; “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Ps. 139:23-24).  Purity of heart has everything to do with honesty.  Is there one who would say; “Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart” (Ps. 26:2)?