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Gods Messenger (Newspaper) - February 15, 1923, Elk, Kansas And they were ALL filled with the Hoi and began to speak with other as the Spirit gave VOLUME NUMBER 22 ELK FEBRUARY 1923 N 50c PEB YEAR OUR PERSONAL LETTER THREE As I write there are three 4 questions in my First jshall we have a new build ing This is the question that may but I feel that it is the proper thing to This is what is needed now and it will do for years to We are greatly handicapped in getting out the work for lack of The next question shall we tear vout the north wall of the building and join it on to the Postoffice brick leaving the south wall an old frame nearly rotted down This will give us a little extra but noth ing like we In after con sidering the matter I feel it is very unwise to even figure on this kind of N a The extra room I dont believe would be worth what the change would Thfe last question Shall we re place the old roof with metal or as phalt roofing and leave the building as k is If we do it will be necessary build another room n the rear to put the machinery us ing the front room for stock and mailing Which one of the three questions would be most It is a hard question for me to solve under the present condition of If fin Dances were not limited I would say a complete building without I have not been able to get a con tractor to make a price on the job yet as they seem to want a blue print of the building before they will figure on I took the matter up with our local Jumberman and he es timated the coft between and for a coniplete building 60 feet Tftis of course would not be hard to raise if a few of the folks would send in 50 or 100 lars our readers could do that and ndt miss I have been asked if it would be all right to put tithe money in on the I would consider it a won derful investment of the Lords mon Tithes should Be used to spread the Where could you put money that would help to spread the gospel so If you could see the immense congregation in one bunch that we preacfc to every day through the doubt would be as 1 Please consider these few WQrds and and if you feel that Holiness Unto the I see in the Messenger this ques tion Will God recognize a form of Veligion without the Spirit or has a man any inheritance with God that fights Holiness Gods word If any man have not the Spirit of he is The Spirit itself beareth witness with our Spirit that we are the children of and if then heirs of God said joint heirs with 8th chap If I idid not know I had the Spir it of God dwelling in me this is the answer I would give every one that asked me if was a I would I think I am or I hope I But praise the I have his Spirit bearing witness with mine that I am His I have seen some that I believe their past sins had bEen fighting though being falsely taught by their leaders that they could not lead a holy I am personally acquainted with a Methodist preacher that fights Holi I was hearing him preach one day and he we all have our faults and we all do bad This man is about as ignorant on Gods word as the man that gets up to give a testimony and I have done many things that I should not have Then askall to pray that he might be faithful in doing many things that are When Jesus sent out His twelve apostles He I sent you forth as slieep in the midst of lifce ye wise as serpents and harmless as Listen at the words of Jes fight I want to safk to all that do you are fighting God and in the same condition Paul was when he1 perse cuted the church of God and wasted and we hear him say as he ob tained forgiveness because he did it thru ignorance in I pray you will examine yourself and see if you are in the We must be lovers of the truth that we may be If you dont love the truth God will send strong delusions that we might be See 2 I am praying for all that dont believe in Holiness for they are sin ners and must be cleansed from all sin if they expect to reach Heaven is a holy filled with saints saved by I am glad I am walking in the Kings highway where no ravenous beast can make me Praise God for His wonderful love and mercy and free Whosoever will may come and take of the vwater of life Praise His precious obey these commands The way to win souls for Christ is to live Christ from day to That means to leave self and the world Tis not an easy way that Jesus but it leads to John us in His sermon on the it hath been Ye you a in this building for the let ijs hear from Any amount you feel like giving will help ajad will be Already has placed in the A few dollars will not go very far on tt but a sent in parts of the country will make a big showing when put together her in the Every dollar hou shalt love thy neighbor and hate hine but I say unto ove your bless them that curse do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despite Fully use you and persecute that ye may be the children of your Father which is in I want to say I never have seen a Holiness fighter that could do He dont believe that God can keep him from all According to your faith be it unto Jesus Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward ifc Jesus ye can not serve God and and all Holiness fighters are trying to serve TJhey cant do Gods will for His will is our They cant please God for He cant look on sin with any degree of They cant walk worthy of the Lord for the carnal mind is enmity against It is not subject to the law of neither indeed can het So without no one can see the Be ye holy for I am I dothank and praise God for His precious word written in a book call ed the Itoly Bible and I cant see how anyone read this Holy Book and This morning still finds me saved and the blood and looking for the glorious appearance of our Lord 0 and I am glad this morning for the way of Holiness and purity and a life above These are the last days and it certainly will pay to watch and These are testing times The gates of hell are open The floods of trials and trouble are down upon the saints There is nothing it and nobody we can depend upon Everything of this old earth that the devil can shpke is being Thank God there is one thing the devil cant shake and that is the foundation of the kingdom of There is a shelter in time of how it pays to keep close to Not only but at the judgment day when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming taking vengeance on them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Then it will pay and we will not regret that we have lived for There are so many people today that claim to be Christians that are spotting themselves with the John not the neith er the things that are in the If any love the world this means women too the love of the Father is not in Beloved look up for our re demption draweth Some say it is impossible to live above sin btft Jes us tells an impotent man to go and sin no more lest a worse thing come upon He tells an adulterous wo man to go and sin no Then is it impossible Has our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ given commands and then failed to give man grace to What Have We Done Today We shall do much in the years to come But what have we done today We shall give our gold in a pricely sum But what did we give today We shall lift the heart and dry the tear We shall plant a hope inplace of fear We shall speak the words of love and But what did we speak today We will be so kind in some future time But what have we today We will bring each lonely life a smile But what have we brought today We shall give the truth a greater birth And steadfast faith a deeper worth We will feed the hungry souls of earth But what have we done today We will reap such joy in the by and by But what have we done today We will build us mansions in the skies But what have we done today sweet in dreamy Bufhere and now do we do our task this is the thing our souls must What have we done today War This morning finds praising the Lord for His tender mercies He has bestowed upon My heart seems to be burning with great Praise the Luther has just closed a meeting Luther has proved to be a man of God May the blessings of God be with the saints I want each one that reads this to hold me up before 1 feel I have a calling to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and I am trust ing Him for the precious Holy Your in Christ Philip I do praise the Lord that shed abroad this great love in our and redeemed us by the shedding of His precious Praise His I am so glad that I know this in for giveness of my sins and for the Bleep ing of my He has beeivmy physician for three years and four months and He is just the same Jesr us Praise God for that won derful I feel just like going on and I want aM of the saints of God to pray for me tihat I keep in the center of Gods and be faithful untiV the Your Brother in
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