Have you heard of BH Clendennen, and his School of Christ? The lessons in this School are posted
on his website, http://www.schoolofchristinternational.com/class/index.html. I think this School of Christ written by BH Clendennen should be mandatory reading for every Christian.
This man was 87 years old, and walked closely with the Lord for over 50 years. I was privileged to meet him on May 2, 2008
at a Missions Conference in London, KY and again a year later, in 2009, God ministered mightily to my heart each night.
We would be wise to benefit from what the Lord has taught him.
The Spirit of God's own Son, sent into our hearts
to do each moment a work as Divine as the work of the Son in redeeming us, to displace our life and replace it by the life
of Christ in power, to make the Son of God divinely and consciously present with us always--this was what the Father had promised
as the distinctive blessing of the New Testament. The fellowship of God as the Three One was now to be within us; the Spirit
revealing the Son in us, and through Him the Father.
That there are but few believers who realize this walk with God, this life
in God, such as their Father has prepared for them, no one will deny. Nor will it admit of dispute what the cause of this
failure is, It is acknowledged on all hands that the Holy Spirit, through whose Divine Omnipotence this inner revelation of
the Son and the Father in the life and the likeness of the believer is to take place is not known or acknowledged in the Church
as He should be. In our preaching and in our practice He does not hold that place of prominence which He has in God's plan
and in His promises. While our creed on the Holy Spirit is orthodox and scriptural, His presence and power in the life of
believers, in the ministry of the word, in the witness of the Church to the world, is not what the word promises or God's
There are not a few who are conscious of this great need, and earnestly
ask to know God's mind concerning it, and the way of deliverance out of it. Some feel that their own life is not what it should
and might be. Many of them can look back to some special season of spiritual revival, when their whole life was apparently
lifted to a higher level. The experience of the joy and strength of the Saviour's presence, as they learned that He would
keep them trusting, was, for a time, most real and blessed. But it did not last: there was a very gradual decline to a lower
stage, with much of vain effort and sad failure. They would fain know where the evil lies. There can be little doubt that
the answer must be this: they did not know or honour the Indwelling Spirit as the strength of their life, as the power of
their faith, to keep them always looking to Jesus and trusting in Him. They knew not what it was, day by day, to wait in lowly
reverence for the Holy Spirit to deliver from the power of the flesh, and to maintain the wonderful presence of the Father
and the Son within them.
..excerpt from "The Spirit of Christ" by Andrew Murray
This is a free E-Book, on the Baptism and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the necessity
for it. He gives good instruction on how to prepare, how to seek, how to be filled and how important this is. Without the
work of the Holy Spirit we cannot be saved, for we will err without HIm. I found this online at http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/murray/7764/7764c.htm and converted it to .pdf. I uploaded this so I will have it should it disappear from the internet. This is so needful
in our churches today. You are free to download this small book and I pray God will bless you with it as I trust He will me.
Christian biographies that will not only strengthen your faith, but inspire your heart.
These are books I have either already read or am reading. More will be added in the future.
J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was an English missionary to China. Founded the China Inland Mission which at his death included
205 mission stations with over 800 missionaries, and 125,000 Chinese Christians. In reading his book, I discovered him to
be a very humble, weak man who learned to depend only on God. Very convicting.
This is the story of a Soviet
Policeman who was assigned to a secret police unit to inflict terror and suffering upon Russian Christians and did his job
well. But he soon began see reality and the communist lie he had been told his whole life was beginning to be exposed. He'd
always been told there was no God. He became disillusioned, and defected to Canada in Sept. 1971. He gave his life to God,
and began to tell the world how Russian Christians were being tormented. He was warned in 1972 to keep his mouth shut, but
chose instead to honor God and speak the truth. He was shot and killed on Jan 1, 1973. He was only 22. Very, very good book.
Loran Helm was a Methodist Indiana pastor. This book is an inspirational book about the story of his ministry. He was born
in Parker City, Indiana February 3 1916 and he died 2006. Revival For Our Day, a non-profit organization, was founded to support
Rev. and Mrs. Helm in their endeavor to find and do the Will of God, and to share the unsearchable riches and unspeakable
joys of the Kingdom of Heaven with those to whome he was led. This book is so convicting and teaches us how we must and can
only depend on the full, unconditional leadership of the Holy Spirit in our lives, not ourselves.
Hiding Place-Corrie Ten Boom
Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom (April 15, 1892 April 15, 1983) was a Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped many Jews
escape the Nazis during World War II. She and her family were betrayed and arrested and placed in Nazi extermination camps.
Corrie survived but her father, her sister Betsie did not survive the camps. In 1970, ten Boom co-wrote her autobiography,
The Hiding Place, released in 1971 and which was made into a film of the same name two years later. Anything I've ever read
by Corrie Ten Boom has been wonderfully inspiring.
The Cost of Discipleship-Deitrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (February 4, 1906 April 9, 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian. He was also a participant
in the German Resistance movement against Nazism, a founding member of the Confessing Church. His involvement in plans by
members of the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office) to assassinate Adolf Hitler resulted in his arrest in April
1943 and his subsequent execution by hanging in April 1945, shortly before the war's end.
He came to the United States in June 1939 at the invitation of Union Theological Seminary in New York. Amid much inner turmoil,
he soon regretted his decision despite strong pressures from his friends to stay in the U.S. He wrote to Reinhold Niebuhr:
"I have come to the conclusion that I made a mistake in coming to America. I must live through this difficult period in our
national history with the people of Germany. I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of Christian life in
Germany after the war if I do not share the trials of this time with my people... Christians in Germany will have to face
the terrible alternative of either willing the defeat of their nation in order that Christian civilization may survive or
willing the victory of their nation and thereby destroying civilization. I know which of these alternatives I must choose
but I cannot make that choice from security."
In the face of Nazi atrocities, the full scale of which he learned through the Abwehr, Bonhoeffer concluded that "the ultimate
question for a responsible man to ask is not how he is to extricate himself heroically from the affair, but how the coming
generation shall continue to live." He did not justify his action but accepted that he was taking guilt upon himself as he
wrote "when a man takes guilt upon himself in responsibility, he imputes his guilt to himself and no one else. He answers
for it...Before other men he is justified by dire necessity; before himself he is acquitted by his conscience, but before
God he hopes only for grace."