“Evangelists today are wide-eyed to the might of Communism, but tight-lipped at the menace of Romanism. America would shake from coast to coast in twenty-four hours if some preacher, anointed with the Holy Ghost, gave the Roman Catholic Church a broadside!” “These priests who dope men’s souls, these idolatrous “masses,” these Calvary eclipsing prayers to Mary, these miserable millions cheated in life and in death by the greatest forgery Lucifer ever made – all these do not seem to stir us to tearful intercessions and godly jealousy, as identical circumstances stirred Elijah, with a volcano for a heart, and a thunderstorm for a voice, came to the Kingdom for such a time as this.”

Leonard Ravenhill (Why Revival Tarries)

Galatians 1:1 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”


I was having dinner one evening when I noticed the oil lamp on the table.  The parable of the ten virgins came to mind.  The foolish virgins said “our lamps are gone out.” Their lamps had to have been burning for the lamps to go out.  If their lamps were never burning they could not have said “our lamps are gone out.” A powerful illustration of God’s word.

Matthew 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Matthew 25:3  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

Matthew 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Matthew 25:5  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Matthew 25:6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Matthew 25:7  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

Matthew 25:8  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

Matthew 25:9  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

Matthew 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Matthew 25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

Matthew 25:12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

Matthew 25:13  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.



Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Ecclesiastes 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.


When there is no one else around,

In Jesus Christ help can be found,

Our hope and guide, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.


When no one understands your pain,

And darkness lingers, with the rain,

Our comfort, strength, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.


When poor and hungry, homeless too,

God will provide, shelter and food,

Our provider, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.


When sickness knocks upon your door,

It is our God who can restore,

The Lord who heals, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.


When you’re thinking, all has been lost,

Remember Jesus paid the cost,

The Redeemer, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.


When sin has taken it’s dark toll,

And you don’t want to lose your soul,

Jesus, Saviour, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.

Cathy Whte – 2008

Hagar was the Egyptian handmaid of Sarah, and mother of Ishmael.

Read Genesis 16:1-16

Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

Genesis 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. {Beerlahairoi: that is, The well of him that liveth and seeth me}

Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary:

0883. B@’er la-Chay Ro’iy, be-ayr’ lakh-ah’ee ro-ee’

well of a living (One) my Seer; Beer-Lachai-Roi, a place in the Desert:–Beer-lahai-roi.

John Wesley’s Commentary:

V. 13. And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her – That is, thus she made confession of his name, Thou God seest me – This should be with her, his name for ever, and this his memorial, by which she will know him, and remember him while she lives, Thou God seest me. Thou seest my sorrow and affliction. This Hagar especially refers to: when we have brought ourselves into distress by our own folly, yet God has not forsaken us. Thou seest the sincerity of my repentance.

V. 14. The well was called Beer-lahai-roi-The well of him that lives and sees me. ‘Tis likely Hagar put this name upon it, and it was retained long after. This was the place where the God of glory manifested the special care he took of a poor woman in distress. Those that are graciously admitted into communion with God, and receive seasonable comforts from him, should tell others what he has done for their souls, that they also may be encouraged to seek him and trust in him.