Real Men Love Pink – A Collection of Quotes by A. W. Pink

The Pattern
April 27, 2010, 6:22 AM
Filed under: Entertainment, False Teachers, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“In connection with His service God has not left things to our discretion nor to the dictates of either human wisdom or expediency. He has supplied us with a “pattern” (compare Hebrews 8:5), and He is very jealous of that pattern and requires us to be ordered by the same. Everything must be done as God has appointed. The moment we depart from God’s pattern, that is, the moment we fail to act in strict conformity to a “thus saith the Lord,” we are acting in self-will, and can no longer count upon His blessing. We must not expect “the fire of God” until we have fully met His requirements.

In view of what has just been pointed out, need we have any difficulty in discovering why the blessing of God has departed from the churches, why His miracle-working power is no longer seen working in their midst? It is because there has been such woeful departure from His “pattern,” because so many innovations have come in, because they have employed carnal weapons in their spiritual warfare, because they have wickedly brought in worldly means and methods. In consequence, the Holy Spirit is grieved and quenched. Not only must the occupant of the pulpit heed the Divine injunction and preach “the preaching that I bid thee” (Jonah 3:2), but the whole service, discipline and life of the church must be regulated by the directions God has given. The path of obedience is the path of spiritual prosperity and blessing, but the way of self-will and self-seeking is one of impotency and disaster.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Life of Elijah” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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