Daily Treasures

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Light Without Sight

Perhaps you have taken a tour inside a cavern, and during one special stop during the tour, the guide turned out all the lights. The darkness was so deep you could almost slice it. It didn’t matter whether or not you had 20/20 vision, you couldn’t see a thing because there was no light.   There is no sight without light. But there can be light without sight. What I mean by that is a man could be standing blind at high noon, and still not see.   What is my... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 0 comments

The First Time vs. The Second Time

Jesus is coming again. The first time He came as a Lamb; He is coming again as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The first time He came to redeem; He is coming again to reign.   He came the first time to die; He is coming again to raise the dead. When He came the first time, they questioned whether He was King; next time the world will know He is King of kings and Lord of lords.   The first time He wore a crown of thorns; the next time He will wear a crown of glory. The first time... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 0 comments

The Supernatural Life Through Us

There is only one person who has ever lived the Christian life. It’s not you and it’s not Adrian. It is Jesus.   Why? Because no matter where you live your life as a Christian, it is not you; it is Christ living in you. And therefore it will not be a superficial life. It will be a supernatural life.   Major Ian Thomas said, “Jesus never said could. He can. He always said He would. We need to let Him.” We need to let the Lord Jesus Christ live His life in... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, July 10, 2017 | 0 comments

The Impossible Christian Life

Many of us start out in the Christian life thinking it’s very easy. Author and teacher Stuart Briscoe said,   When I got saved, it was so wonderful. The burden of sin was gone. Boy, I started out wanting to live for God and be so happy. “It’s wonderful. Here I am, saved. Hallelujah, Jesus! I will never make another mistake. I have been saved; my sins have been forgiven. I have the Holy Spirit in me. This is just wonderful,” I was saying, and then I stumbled and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, July 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Dealing With The Sin Problem

Many children, as well as many adults, have lost the concept of sin today. They do not understand what sin is.   The evolutionist says that we are just on our way upward and time will kill the beast within us. Just give us time and we will evolve into an exemplary species.   Education says that all we need to do is educate people. If everyone were just smarter, then we would be able to deal with the sin problem. What about Hitler’s Germany? The Nazis were highly educated.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan: The Angel Of Light?

Everyone knows there is a crisis in the world. We’re in a war! It is a spiritual war, and we’re not even going to understand the war until we expose the enemy, the power behind the throne.  Who is the mastermind of all the evil today? Satan himself.   Many people ask, “Where did the devil come from?  Why did God create him?”  God did not create him as the devil. He was an angel, created in absolute perfection. Ezekiel 28:15 says, “You were... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan Loves Religion

”And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)   Paul is talking about ministers, Satan’s ministers, and he’s saying they can sometimes be found in the pulpits.  Did you know all across America, Satan has put his ministers?  On Sunday people may sit... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 0 comments

I Know He Watches Me

Mark 6:47-48 says, “And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and He alone on the land. And He saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night He cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.”   Jesus saw them toiling and rowing. The disciples didn’t see Him, but He saw them. And guess what else? He never took His eye off them.   What was Jesus doing when He... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, July 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Walking In The Light Of Jesus

Did you know that all light is made up of color? Objects don’t have any color of themselves. The color is in the light. If you remove the light from the most gorgeous bouquet in the world, it has no color.   I feel sorry for people who have never seen the light. They don’t know the beauties that I know. I see things they aren’t going to see and they are wonderful. Now, you may be a Christian and not see them, too. That’s because you are walking in carnality.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Jesus: Worthy Of Worship

Some years ago there was an incredibly gifted concert violinist named Fritz Kreisler. He had a Stradivarius violin. Let me tell you how he got it. At one time, the violin belonged to an old Englishman. Kreisler heard about it and offered to buy it, but the old man said it was not for sale.   One day he ventured to the old man’s house and said, “If I can’t buy it, may I touch it?”  The old Englishman invited him in. Kreisler picked up that violin and then he... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 0 comments

The Light In Your Soul

In John chapter 3, we learn about a high official and very religious man named Nicodemus. He was so impressed with the miracles Jesus had done that he wanted to learn more.   In John 3:2 we pick up the story where Nicodemus asked Jesus, “Rabbi, we know that Thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that Thou doest, except God be with him.”   And Jesus answered him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Having A God Consciousness

Did you know that all atheists are not atheists because of intellectual problems? They’re atheists because of moral problems. You say, “But I know some brilliant people who are atheists.” Well, that may be so, but I know some brilliant people who are not. You say, “I know some foolish people who believe in God.” Well, I know everyone who doesn’t believe in God is foolish.   Romans 1:22-23 says, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Obedience Follows Faith

You don’t have intellectual problems if you don’t believe; you have moral problems. Your problem is not in your head; your problem is in your heart. Hebrews 3:12 says, “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Psalm 14:1a says, “The fool hath said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”   It is not that you cannot believe; it may be that you will not believe, because Christ... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, June 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Humanism: The Kingdom Of The Antichrist

Many people get the words “humanitarian” and “humanist” confused. Humanitarians are like philanthropists, those who practice good will toward all people.  Humanists, however, are a small cadre of highly motivated intellectuals who are steering the world toward a one-world government. Their god is mankind.   The Humanist magazine said, “Internationally, what do the humanists propose? Nationalism, rooted as it is in arbitrary geographical units, must be... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Devilish Deceptions Of The Anti-Christ

There is coming to this earth such devilish deception as we have never seen before. Jesus said, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:24). If it were possible, Satan would deceive the very children of God! Don’t think that your intellect or good intentions will keep you from being deceived. Only the Holy Spirit of God will help you... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Being Faithful With Finances

Did you know that God might be withholding a blessing from you that He wants to give you, because He first tried to bless you with money and you weren't faithful with that money, and therefore God cannot give you spiritual blessings? The Bible says, "If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?" (Luke... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 0 comments

God's Chief Attribute

God will never overlook sin. He cannot. God is holy, and by His holiness He has sworn that sin will be punished. If God were to let one half of one sin go unpunished, God would no longer be holy. The chief attribute of God is not love—it is holiness. The cross is God’s way to punish sin and forgive the sinner at the same time. By having an innocent, sinless sin-bearer take that sin and carry it to the cross, we are forgiven.   Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Discover and Develop Your Spiritual Gift

May I say that the world is saturated with ignorance on the subject of spiritual gifts? And the devil wants to keep you ignorant. But you are a gifted child. If you are a child of God, if you are born again, you have a spiritual gift.   The problem is, we are not all that interested in spiritual things. I’m not talking about a gift of money, beauty, or fame. If I were to tell you how to have a brand new automobile, some of you would get out your pen and begin taking notes.  ... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, June 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan & His Clever Lies

Anybody can tell a lie—yet not be a good liar. But Satan is a craftsman when it comes to telling lies. The cleverest lies always sound most like the truth.   Now, a clock that doesn’t run is still right twice a day. But a clock that is five minutes wrong is far more dangerous than a clock that doesn’t run at all—it’s so near the right time that it can cause you to miss that airplane or be late for that vital appointment. If you look at a clock that is five... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 16, 2017 | 0 comments

No Retreat For The Christian

A story is told about a band of Caesar’s soldiers.  They were brave warriors sailing toward a little island off the coast of Britain, readying themselves for the conquest of that island. In response to their impending attack, the villagers grabbed anything they could get to fight with—sticks, pitchforks, rakes and rocks.  They started down the hill to meet these soldiers and defend their island. When the soldiers got out of their boat, they turned around and set fire... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Teaching Children To Stand Alone

Do you know why children love their parents? It’s not because their parents are necessarily better looking or kinder than anyone else. Children love their parents because children have needs and parents meet those needs. I call that “need love.” Do you know why couples have children? I believe they have a need to receive “need” love. In more simple terms, they have a need to be needed. And that is a God-given need. The little baby has “need” love,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 0 comments

The "Sun" Of God

Malachi 4:2 says, “But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” If Jesus is the S-O-N, the Son of God, He is also the S-U-N; He is the Sun of righteousness.   Let me tell you something about the sunrise. The sunrise never comes ahead of time and it is never late. Isn’t that right?   The sunrise operates according to the power of God and the authority of... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Lord, Liar, Or Lunatic

When we speak about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, we’re not just talking about some man who may enter history. We’re talking about God Himself! And you must make up your mind about Jesus.   You can’t just tip your hat to Jesus. You can’t just talk of Jesus as the humble Galilean or the peasant prophet. No, as C. S. Lewis once said, “Jesus is Lord, He is liar, or He is lunatic.” Either Jesus is the Lord. Or He is a liar who pretended to be the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, June 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan's Superman

I refer to the antiChrist, who will come as “Satan’s Superman,” because his intellectual genius will be immense and his authority will be overpowering. His hatred will be extraordinary and his techniques will be superb.   Men will be willing to die for him and women will swoon at his feet. Little children will speak his name with reverence. This lawless one is going to ride to power on a platform of fame and fortune, and the biggest plank in his platform is going to be... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Who Is Jesus?

Hebrews 1:1-4 says, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Too Late To Save Yourself

Second Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”   Evangelist Billy Sunday was the Billy Graham of his day. One day while he was helping take down the crusade tent, a young man came running up to him. “Are you Billy Sunday?” He said, “Yes I am.” The young man told him, “I wanted to come... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 0 comments

The Mocker Of Alcohol

I want to tell you that it is King Alcohol that is making our highways slaughter pens and ruining domestic tranquility in our homes. People start out drinking for happiness; then it only makes them unhappy. Drinking produces one contradiction after another. Drink for friendship and make an enemy. Drink for sleep and awaken without rest. Drink for strength and feel weak. Drink medicinally and acquire health problems. Drink for relaxation and get the shakes. Drink for bravery and become... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 0 comments

An Unborn Life

Let me tell you something: an unborn baby is human life. "Oh," they say, "it's not human life." Well, if it's not human life, what kind of life is it? You say, "Well, we're not sure."   All right, suppose I have a machine gun, and I know that somebody is standing behind a door, and I fire that machine gun. That's murder, right? Now suppose I have a machine gun, and I know that nobody is standing behind that door, and I fire the machine gun.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, June 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Light Obeyed Or Light Refused, Part 2

Once a man hears the gospel and his heart is open to the Word of God, if he does not act upon that light and believe in Jesus Christ, his condemnation is doubled. Not only is he judged for the disease—he is also judged that he refused the cure. John 3:19-20 says, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, June 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Light Obeyed Or Light Refused, Part 1

Jesus said: “For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind” (John 9:39). Those who claimed to be full, Jesus sent away empty. Those who claimed to be righteous were sent away unforgiven. And those who claimed to see remained blind. Once a man hears the gospel and his heart is opened to the Word of God, if he does not act upon that light and believe in Jesus Christ, his condemnation is doubled. Not only is he... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Looking Forward To Jesus

I love the Lord Jesus Christ as much now, I believe, as I ever have in my life. And yet, I’m looking forward to loving Him more tomorrow. The devil gives the best first. That is the way it is with life. The devil doesn’t have any happy old people. Have you ever noticed that? Without Jesus, it gets worse and worse and worse. You start out in life as a child with the wonder of childhood, and then as a youth there’s the vision and enthusiasm of youth. In manhood there is... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Satan And Superficial Churches

I want to lift up a red flag of warning against superficial religion. I believe that Satan is in the corner smiling when people put doubts in the minds of little children concerning the Word of God. When Satan first crawled his slimy, corroding path onto the pages of history, he put a question mark after the Word of God and said, “Yea, hath God said? You don’t have to take His word for it” (see Genesis 3). I thank God for Bible-believing churches, but if you are a member... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Don't Be Ashamed To Be A Soul Winner

Jesus said, “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest” (John 4:35b). No matter how generously you give or how circumspectly you walk, if you are not endeavoring to bring men, women, boys and girls to Jesus Christ, you are not right with God. I was at the bedside of a godly man who was dying. He looked up at me and said, “Pastor I’m not afraid to die. I’ve given my heart to Jesus. I’ve been twice-born. I’ve... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, May 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Obedient Christians

Acts 5:42 says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” Has God given you a command to share Jesus Christ? Yes, He has. What is the alternative to obeying Him? It is disobedience. What is the result of disobedience? No spiritual power and no joy in your life. God has given you a command to share with others about the message of salvation made possible by His Son. Now if you do it, will God give you the Holy Spirit and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, May 26, 2017 | 0 comments

No Power For Rebels

Do you want spiritual power in your life? Then let me tell you something: God is not going to give spiritual power to rebels. God cannot trust some people with spiritual power. I’ve often used this illustration: How many of you have ever taught a teen to drive an automobile? That will brighten up your prayer life, won’t it? Now, if you’ve taught someone to drive a car—I wasn’t there, but I think I know this much—you most likely showed them the brake pedal... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 0 comments

God Has Given You A Choice

Some people say God’s will is always done in everything. God’s will is not always done. If God’s will is always done, why did Jesus teach us to pray “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”? There are a lot of things that are not His will. God gives man the power to rebel against Him without diminishing God’s sovereignty. God has given man a choice. You can choose to obey or you can choose not to obey. Now, some people stumble over this. They wonder why the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Can You Trust God?

When you are down, do you have a hard time trusting God? As a pastor, I have many come to me and ask, “Why, pastor, why?” And I cannot answer that question because “Why?” is God’s question. “How?” is our question. How are we going to react? God doesn’t tell us the whys. Many of God’s saints have gone into darkness—deep darkness—and they have not known why. There is going to come a time when you won’t understand where... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 0 comments

The Ministry Of Prayer

  Prayer is not getting ready to serve. Prayer is service. I was preaching a revival meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, years ago with a college friend of mine named Ernie Harvey. It was his home church. Ernie said, “Adrian, I would like you to meet my mother.” We went to a little thread-bare flat where his mother lived. This little woman slowly walked toward us—her joints swollen with crippling arthritis. She could hardly stand up straight. And she said,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

A Ministry Of Encouragement

In 1917, the bishops of the Orthodox Church in Russia were having a heated debate. Just a few doors down the street the Bolsheviks were meeting to overthrow the Czar and usher in the leadership of Lenin. They were planning and plotting, but over there the bishops were debating. Now just what was the huge issue over which the bishops were debating? It was whether or not they were going to use eighteen inch candles or twenty-two inch candles. The empire was crumbling down around them and they... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, May 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Love And Serve One Another

I thank God for the Salvation Army that William Booth started with the poor in London. His vision for ministry has impacted my own, and one thing I have heard stands high above the rest. When William Booth was a very old man, the Salvation Army was holding a convention, and they wanted him to come and speak. He was too old and weakened by illness, so they asked him if he would send them a telegram since he couldn't come. He said he would do that. When it arrived, the telegram consisted... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Encourage One Another

If you are a strong Christian, you are to encourage the weak Christian. You're not here to please yourself. The church does not exist to make you happy. Sometimes committees and choirs might be looking for a time to meet, and the conversation may go something like this: "Well, let me see if we can do it this time. No, that’s when I bowl.” Or “How about this time?” “No, that is when I have to pick up my children from ball practice." Well, if the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Later Than You Think

It is tragic: there’s not only anarchy in the world and apostasy in the church. There’s also apathy in the pew. People just roll over and yawn in the face of God and go back to sleep. The alarm has sounded. I believe Jesus Christ is at the threshold and the trumpet is about to sound. It may be later in your life than you think. You only have so many more minutes, hours, and days to serve the Lord Jesus. James 4:14 says, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Changing Public Opinion

America’s government is a republic—the people elect representatives who we hope will do our bidding in passing laws. America’s government is also based upon public opinion. The only hope for America is to change public opinion. And the only thing that can change public opinion is the Word of God. We have got to spread abroad the Word of God. Christians are not going to out-argue those who are against Christianity, for they are blind—they don’t see it—and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, May 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Dare Not Be Silent

We are to praise our country when it does right. We are to preach to our country when it does wrong. God’s people dare not be silent. Let me be very frank with you about politics and Christian involvement. Christians should not identify the Christian faith with Democrats or Republicans. We need to be free to tell both parties to repent and get right with God. Christians will be civil, but we will not be silent. Nathan warned David. Elijah preached to Ahab. Eleazer warned... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, May 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Patriotism

There are those who don’t want us to wave a flag. There are those who don’t want us to love America. Why? Because they think patriotism is wrong. Patriotism is not wrong. Just because I am patriotic doesn’t mean that I love other nations less. I simply have a special love for America because it is my native land. I love my family in a way that I don’t love your family—or any one else’s family. They are MY family. The psalmist demonstrated this when he... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Protecting The Weaker Vessel

First Peter 3:7 says, "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them [wives] according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." When the Bible instructs husbands to protect their wives because they are the weaker vessels, this doesn't mean that they are inferior vessels. Let me illustrate. Which is weaker, porcelain or steel? With porcelain you can make a beautiful cup.... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Willing To Die For Your Wife

Ephesians 5:25-27 says, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." How many editorials have you read that say that Southern Baptists think a husband ought to be willing to die for his wife? Not many, I'm... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 0 comments

The Home Needs A Head

First Corinthians 11:3 says, “But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." Does this mean that the Son is inferior? Of course not! The Bible says this about Jesus, "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men" (Philippians 2:6-7). Headship... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Monday, May 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Servant Leadership Of The Husband

Did you know that God held Adam responsible for Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden? That's because Adam did not lead and maintain his home as a servant leader. If you are a husband or father, do you think that you are the dictator of your home? If so, then you have a lot to learn. When a dispute erupted among the disciples about who was the greatest, Jesus said, “But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Friday, May 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Things That Cancer Cannot Do

Nothing has ever been written in all of literature more glorious than this, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39). You’ll go to the doctor and the doctor will say, “You have cancer.” I want to tell you some things... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 0 comments