July 9

July 9, 2018 // Devotional+Holiness in High Country

Read: Acts 4:18-20

We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20).

Testify To The Blessing Of God

If we are to maintain our inner assurance, we must testify to what God has done in sanctifying our souls.

John Fletcher once testified: “Last Wednesday evening [the Holy Spirit] spoke to me by these words: ‘Reckon ye also yourself to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord’ (Romans 6:11). I obeyed the voice of God; I now obey it and tell you all to the praise of His love, I am freed from sin, dead unto sin and alive unto God. I received this blessing four or five times before, but I lost it by not obeying the order of God, who has told us, ‘with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.’

“Now, my brethren… I am resolved before you all to confess my Master. I will confess Him to all the world. And I declare unto you in the presence of God… I am now dead indeed unto sin and alive unto God, through Jesus Christ, who is my indwelling holiness.”

And why should we hesitate to testify to God’s sanctifying grace? In doing so, we do not boast of any merit of our own; we only magnify the power of God. David sang, “My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad” (Psalms 34:2). May we not say from thankful hearts, “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given” (Ephesians 3:8)?

Thee we would be always blessing, Serve Thee as Thy hosts above, Pray and praise Thee without ceasing, Glory in Thy perfect love.

— Charles Wesley

Interchurch Holiness Convention

18931 Route 522

Beaver Springs, PA 17812

Phone: 570-658-1030