More GREAT QUOTES -SermonIndex.net "You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in church or chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, effectual, untiring wrestling with God...This kind of prayer be sure the devil and the world and your own indolent, unbelieving nature will oppose. They will pour water on this flame." - William Booth. "A man set on fire is an apostle of his age. And the only one who can kindle the spark of light and fire on the hearth where it has died down is He who has revealed Himself as the God of fire, our Lord Jesus Christ. 'Our God is a consuming fire'...Tell me, is your ministry a burning and shining light, or a smoking wick, slowly dying out to ashes? ...It is a strange custom that we should supply a minister with a glass of water; if only we could supply him with a bonfire in the pulpit, a spiritual bonfire. We need the dynamic of a flaming ministry that will set the Church on fire." - Samuel M. Zwemer (Keswick 1937) "Prayer is self-discipline. The effort to realize the presence and power of God stretches the sinews of the soul and hardens its muscles. To pray is to grow in grace. To tarry in the presence of the King leads to new loyalty and devotion on the part of the faithful subjects. Christian character grows in the secret-place of prayer." - Samuel M. Zwemer. "At Waterloo, the English troops obeying orders fell on their faces for a time and let the hot fire of the French artillery pass over them. Then they sprang to their feet and rushed to the thickest of the fight and beat back their foes. The Lord wants His people flat on their faces, before they attempt to meet the great crises of life." - A. T. Pierson. "A marble cutter, with chisel and hammer, was changing a stone into a statue. A preacher looking on said: 'I wish I could deal such changing blows on stony hearts. ' The workman answered: 'Maybe you could, if you worked like me, upon your knees.'" - A. T. Pierson "How often has very earnest prayer for the fullness of the Holy Ghost been in vain, because he who sought that unspeakable blessing sought it rather for the glory which the possession of it, or the reputation for the possession of it, might bring to man, than for the honor and praise that might be brought to God." - G. H. C. Macgregor "Our power in drawing others after the Lord mainly rests in our joy and communion with Him ourselves." - J. G. Bellett "Do not be satisfied with as much Christianity as will only ease your conscience." - J. B. Stoney "By the time the average Christian gets his temperature up to normal, everybody thinks he has a FEVER!" - Watchman Nee "If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one GO there UNWARNED and UNPRAYED for." - Charles Spurgeon "The great battles, the battles that decide our destiny and the destiny of generations yet unborn, are not fought on public platforms, but in the lonely hours of the night and in moments of agony." - Samuel Logan Brengle "Do we give sufficient attention to the theme of gaining Christ? It is our joy and privilege to know Him as God's unspeakable gift, but none knew this more fully than the apostle Paul. But was he satisfied with this knowledge? Or was Paul's soul-consuming desire, at all possible cost, to gain Christ; and thus to know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings? Oh that Christ may be so known by us as a living, bright reality that our one desire-our one absorbing heart-passion may be that we personally gain Christ - that we personally know Him as the apostle longed to do." - Hudson Taylor "What labor and pains worldlings take to obtain the vain things of this lifeto obtain the poor things of this world, which are but shadows and dreams, and mere nothings! Pambus wept when he saw a harlot dressed with much care and costpartly to see one take so much pains to go to hell; and partly because he had not been so careful to please God, as she had been to please her sluttish lovers. Ah, Christians! what great reason have you to sit down and weep bitterlythat worldlings take so much pains to make themselves miserableand that you have taken no more pains to get more of Christ into your hearts!" -Thomas Brooks.