city without walls


Your success depends on ruling your spirit. Great men rule their spirits. They resist temptations to react or overreact. They restrain their emotions and manage them for good.

How safe are you from trouble? If you do not rule your spirit, you are vulnerable to say or do things that could cost you dearly. You may already be damaged by such actions.

Your spirit is your inner self, which controls your actions. When you do not rule your spirit, you are exposed and vulnerable to all sorts of folly and trouble. Like a defenseless city without walls in former times of marauding armies, so is the man who does not rule his own spirit and diligently keep it in the way of virtue, truth, and wisdom.

Your spirit includes your affections, appetites, and passions. A wise and noble man rules his spirit by his conscience and mind. He locks it down with chains of self-denial to keep ambition, anger, lust, pride, or revenge from breaking forth. He guides it by a mental commitment to hold fast honor, humility, righteousness, and virtue. He rules his thoughts, his desires, his inclinations, his resentments, and keeps them all in disciplined order.

A fool lets his spirit control his actions. He does not resist impulses from his spirit; he lets his spirit direct him; he forfeits the fight for character and godliness. He cannot do what he should; he cannot stop doing what he should not. Such men are often angry, generally foolish, often depressed, or always procrastinating, among other faults and sins. They never grow up, for they are controlled by childish passions of a depraved heart.

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Leonard Ravenhill – Desperate Prayer

Leonard Ravenhill – Desperate Prayer

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Do You Desire God? – Paul Washer

Do You Desire God? – Paul Washer

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islam and antichrist – John MacArthur

Islam and antichrist – John MacArthur

I thought I was alone in talking about Islam or part of a small group of people who do, but here is John MacArthur relating Islam and Antichrist talking in similar tone as mine and others!

Much of the content look similar to what I have heard from Walid Shoebat.  I do not mean one copied the other but simply similar.

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mark 4:21-34

How to Listen to the Lord (Mark 4:21-34) John MacArthur

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a gospel marriage – e v hill

A gospel marriage by E V Hill.


Scripture reminds us that marriage is intended to be a display of the gospel message. In contemporary culture marriage is under assault. While it is true that there is a concerted effort to redefine marriage in the larger public, I am more concerned about the assault on marriage happening inside the church than I am what is happening outside. We who call ourselves Christ followers should be foremost in our commitment to marriage and yet divorce, adultery and sexual freedom seems to run rampant in our midst.

It is against this backdrop that a few distinct examples stand out and beckon to us to return to Christ-like fidelity within the marriage relationship. One of the more beautiful examples seen in recent years is the display of love expressed by Dr. EV Hill, in 1987, as he led the funeral service for his first wife of 32 years. If you have not taken the time to listen to this message, I would strongly encourage you to do so. You will begin the message laughing at his wit, spend a bit of time amazed at his composure, but you will almost certainly end the message meditating on the deep love of God displayed through Dr. Hill and his wife towards one another.

Without question, this is among the most moving messages I have ever heard.


a blend of topics relating to end time

a blend of topics relating to future 4:34:13