Insight: Casper ten Boom on Suffering for Him

Casper ten Boom (1859-1944), Corrie ten Boom’s father, was a Dutch storekeeper who helped to hide Jews escaping the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. A member of the Dutch Reformed Church, he was in his eighties when Germany occupied his hometown of qHaarlem in The Netherlands. When Jews were forced to wear the Star …

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Alone with Him

When we realize that God is not some faraway distant and disinterested deity... When we learn that He invites us to draw near on a pathway blazed by His Son... When we discover that He made us to be satisfied only by continuously and deeply drinking from the life He alone can provide... When we …

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purity

not a goal, but a result... not for religious professionals, but for His sons & daughters... not for gaining public attention, but for a divine audience... not for my reputation, but for my sanity... not a terminal destination, but a highway... not where I am going, but how... not a decoration on display, but the …

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LIFE in His Presence

When Jesus steps into the room... If you are blind, you will see; If you are deaf, you will hear His voice; If you are an offender of others, you will love others by seeking their forgiveness; If you are bound, you will be set free; If you are an enemy, you will be reconciled; …

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My Father (a consuming fire)

The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. Exodus 24:17 ...when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Luke …

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Intimacy and Infinity

So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. "Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on …

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The Inner Vision

"...looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or …

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Doing a “New Thing”

Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 God does a "new thing" when He comes into our lives. We are cleansed and changed from within, immersed into His body …

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Longing for the Presence of God

In the early 90’s, I worked for an environmental engineering firm in south Louisiana. Occasionally, I would go into a chemical plant or refinery to draw water samples. In the lab, we analyzed the samples for the presence of various chemicals.After a worship service, I often hear people say “God was here today.” How can …

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