I saw a post on FB the other day. It was actually a video of several ‘old time’ preachers of the Gospel. The video was almost an hour-long, and I usually don’t listen to more than five or ten minutes of the videos posted…but I was unable to turn it off! One of the preachers on there was named Paris Reidhead. I’m going to quote some of his sermon, Ten Shekels And A Shirt, as well as a couple of others (I’m not sure who they were.)
This missionary reminded me of my dad. He didn’t water down the Word. He told it like it was! We need more of that today!
Hope you enjoy this! I know I sure did!-anita
Paris Reidhead (May 30, 1919 – March 23, 1992) was a Christian missionary, teacher, writer, and advocate of economic development in impoverished nations.
“The end of all being is the Glory of God. Humanism says the end of all being is the happiness of man. This is the betrayal of the ages!” -Paris Reidhead
“You need to get out of the driver’s seat, and get in the passenger seat…better yet, you need to get in the back seat. Actually, you’ve got to get out of the car, take the keys around and open the trunk lid. Hand the keys to the Lord Jesus. Get inside the trunk. Slam the lid down. Whisper through the key hole, “Lord, look…fill ‘er up with anything YOU want, and You drive; it’s up to You from now on.” -Paris Reidhead
Another preacher said this:
“God wants some men that are really drunk, intoxicated with the Spirit of God, who have a love life with the Lord Jesus, that He can ask ANYTHING of you, and you’ll do it!”
“To be part of the Bride of Christ, you have to be divorced from EVERYTHING in the world!”
“Christianity is NOT what you’re going to get out of God….It’s what He’s going to get out of you! Let’s be done once and for all with the Utilitarian Christianity that makes God a means, instead of the Glorious end that He is!”
“There’s only one reason for God meeting you, and that’s to bring you to the place where…in repentence, you’ve been pardoned for His glory; and in victory, you’ve been brought to the place of death that He might reign, and in His fullness, Jesus Christ is able to live and walk in you! Our only reason for being is the glory of God in Jesus Christ!” -Paris Reidhead
Two young men, sold themselves into slavery so that they could preach the Gospel to an island full of African slaves. It was a life time of slavery, so their families never seen or heard from them again. As the ship left the harbor, they waved to their families, and one of them could be heard saying, “MAY THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN RECEIVE THE REWARD OF HIS SUFFERING!”
May this be our battle cry everyday! Jesus is worthy! WORTHY IS THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN! May we be the bearers of this message, and may He receive Glory, and Honor, and Power! -anita