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Sparks From The Anvil

Sparks From The Anvil are statements made by Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux used to edify and motivate us to live a life above reproach.

There will be no churches in heaven, and no revivals in hell.
If you want to make yourself at home in heaven, you will have to keep in good company down here.

There will be no churches in heaven, and no revivals in hell.
If you want to make yourself at home in heaven, you will have to keep in good company down here.
Elder Lightfoot Solomon And Sister Mary Eliza Pauline Michaux

Some Sparks From The Anvil
If you are not wise in your religion, you
are a fool in your business.
Wisdom cannot abide where sin hides.
Obtain wisdom by watching fools.
The wisdom of man leads to dest 

Only through faith can you move God.

The atheist has a faith to believe that Jesus will not come again. I have a faith to believe that He will.

Let our faith in God, not our confidence in guns, win for us.

Faith in God brings peace of mind. 

If you have the gospel in your mind, you will have it in your speech.

The gospel gives you the assurance that if you are right, you’ll win.

The gospel chastens and corrects.

No matter what happens, I am not ashamed of the gospel.

When you have been born again, you’ve been delivered from the power and penalty of sin.

Holiness is clean from home to the Church, and from the Church back home.

With the Spirit of God, you still have power to think your way, but you don't have power to have your way.

Don’t get in God’s way; get with God and work His way.

You can’t go the wrong way and end up at the right place.

Always be in the way so God can use you.

The way you think is the way you will go—if you are not going right, change your way of thinking.

The truth has no influence over you as long as your heart will not receive it.

If ever there was a time to be concerned, it is now.

You should cultivate a real acquaintance with the Lord.

Make the Lord so big in your eye that you won’t be able to see anything else.

When you come into the Church and don’t live right, you are worse than people outside the Church.

God can’t endorse a thief, a liar, or a drunkard any more then you can if you are a gentleman or a lady.

God is different from other paymasters. He gives you what you earn, and sends it to you when it is due.

When God commands, no argument is tenable.

You can’t know God by worldly wisdom; you know Him only by revelation.

We know God exists because His works are perfect and man can’t duplicate or destroy
them.

When God is Opposed, the devil is on the Job.

There is no intelligence above God.

If you are not wise in your religion, you are a fool in your business.

Wisdom cannot abide where sin hides.

Obtain wisdom by watching fools.

The wisdom of man leads to destruction; the wisdom of God leads to life eternal.

Anything you give most of your attention to over God is an idol.

Don’t read the Bible just to be able to explain it; but rather to pattern your life by its teachings.

If God can make beautiful bodies out of dust, we should make beautiful lives out of our bodies.

The grave is not the end of man. It is the end of man’s activities on earth.

Know men by the way they live, not by the clothes they wear.

My spiritual man must be fed or my natural man will kill him.

Salvation is not sure without the Holy Spirit.

The world craves for something that satisfies. We have found it in God.

Don’t try to save your money. Try to save your soul.

Do not speak beyond your ability to do; do not promise beyond your power to act.

Take a stand with God, not with people.

The Lord won’t take a chew of tobacco from your mouth, but He will take away the appetite if you will keep the tobacco out of your mouth.

Don’t measure your chance of heaven by the size of your church, but measure it by the way you live.

There will be no churches in heaven, and no revivals in hell.

If you want to make yourself at home in heaven, you will have to keep in good company down here. 

When God takes His hand of protection from you, your judgment turns backward, and you’ll love that which destroys you.

A lie might get you by for a while, but hope of an ultimate triumph can be found only in the truth.

In The Church Of God, we don’t want the spirit of liberty to die, nor the spirit of hypocrisy to live. 

The devil is a great ventriloquist: don’t be his dummy.

It is essential that you know the devil, for if you don’t know him, he will make you think that he is God.

If the devil hasn’t anything in you, he can’t get anything out of you.

The devil started the sin business. So those who sin are in business with the devil.

Don’t let sin be preeminent. If you don’t kill sin, it will kill you.

You can forsake all of your sins right now in your mind, and then follow it up afterwards in your action.

It is not up to you to show that you have power with God, but to show that God has power with you.

Any power that is not ordained of God is a figurehead.

You need power to live above sin. 

In the arms of Jesus you are safe, no matter what happens.

I am still standing strong for righteousness.

A lot of people have religion but no salvation.

What the world needs more than an industrial revival is a spiritual awakening.

As the ship is in the ocean, and the ocean is not in the ship, so you be in the world— but don’t let the world be in you.

God gave the world to the first Adam, but he fooled around with the devil and lost it

What a family! God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, and you—all one!

The Word of God is to build the home and bind the family.

We do not believe that God is a distant relative—He is our Father. 

When we hear the Word of God, we should lay aside our own thoughts.

If you heart is right, let no one’s indifference affect you.

People are spending thousands of dollars seeking to be happy when there in one cheap way to be happy—and that is by obeying God. 

Angels are not your example because they fell, but Christ who never sinned is.

You sing, “Jesus Paid It All.” Don’t forget the other part, “All To Him I Owe.”

You are saved by the life of Christ, and you are redeemed by His death.

Speak to correct, not to offend.

The Lord is not correcting your body when He chastises you. He is correcting your spirit.

If you want to be strong spiritually, you must take a little of God mentally as you go along
physically.

The gospel is preached to change your way of thinking.

Dirty hands will mess up anything.

Your life can’t be straight without a straight gospel.

People who represent God must be respected and respectable.

Don’t let your aim in the earth cause you to miss the kingdom of heaven.

When you make a mistake, go back and correct it. That is perfection.

Doctors are all right but their mistakes are fatal. I’d rather trust God.

Nothing strengthens the mind like confidence in God.

The day has come now when you can trust no one but God.

Material blessings are for all; spiritual blessings are only for the saints.

You’ll have to be thankful for the little before you’ll be blessed with the much.

Ask God to bless you that you might be a blessings; after He blesses you, don’t cheat.

You should cultivate a real acquaintance with the Lord.

A lot of people want Jesus, but only to be their servant to come when they call.

Consciousness of the presence of Christ keeps you from doing wrong.

The gospel will girdle your mind—if it does, you’ll never lost your mind.

The gospel chastens and corrects.

Man will believe Christ is the Son of God when he sees that the gospel of Christ is the Power of God.

The gospel will open your eyes.

A child will be a fool unless you use a rule.

God can’t change His Word; you must change your mind.

You can’t change the pattern and expect the garment to fit.

This is a cold world, and it needs the spirit of the gospel to warm it—herein is our responsibility.

Your life can’t be straight without a straight gospel.

To make another happy is to be happy yourself.

Condemnation keeps you from being free.

Wealth does not consist of gold, but rather in a clear conscience and a peaceful mind.

It is the torment of condemnation that causes man to turn to God.

Though we live on earth, we must keep in touch with heaven.

That which you love most, you’ll make first. Love God.

You know the touch of love the moment you feel it. The loving touch of God surpasses all.

The body will see corruption regardless of the care you give it. So let’s feed the soul that will live forever.

If you don’t die, Christ can’t live.

The sweetest walk one ever took was with the Lord.

Let your judgment turn you before your wrong deeds burn you.

Without God, the judgment of man will turn backward, and he’ll destroy that which he has painstakingly built.

You may dodge the issue here, but you won’t be able to dodge it in the judgment.

God’s favor rests upon the faithful.

Don’t lose faith in God; He still lives though great men die.

If you go down, go down with faith and you will get up with victory.

Faith will lift the load.

The body will see corruption regardless of the care you give it. So let’s feed the soul that will live forever.

We can tell by your speech whether you are on speaking terms with God.

If you want to be strong spiritually, you must take a little of God mentally as you go along physically.

The Commandments of God are given for your benefit. Obey them and be blessed.

You must be faithful and obedient to be qualified for the blessings of the Lord.

Nothing strengthens the mind like confidence in God.

Never stop when being opposed, if your cause is right.

You can know how much you love God only through the things you suffer to please God.

We can stand on the Word of Jesus and be sure that we are safe. 

It is your privilege to be alone, Mr. Bachelor, but it isn’t God’s plan.

Don’t read the Bible just to be able to explain it: but rather to pattern your life by its teachings.

Anything you can’t be happy with, be happy without.

We move by feelings; God moves by judgment.

God is for us if we are right, and with us to correct us if we are wrong.

God is not only saying the same things He said in olden times, but He means the same things today that He meant in olden times.

Faith in God will bring what you want; works will keep it.

You have only to believe to get to God, and obey to stay with Him.

The Word of God is of no value to those who don’t believe it is true.

The kingdom of heaven is to enter into you before you are to enter into it.

Don’t let your aim in the earth cause you  to miss the kingdom of heaven.

God will not fail to reward you, regardless of what your deeds have been.

Let your judgment turn you before your wrong deeds burn you.

Without God, the judgment of man will turn backward, and he’ll destroy that which he has painstakingly built.

We should see justice and not persons, else our judgment is evil.

Wrong runs fast but breaks down quickly.

The person who does wrong stands in a slippery place. Sooner or later he will slide.

No one who is wrong can lead you right.

You life can’t be straight without a straight gospel.

This is a cold world, and it needs the spirit of the gospel to warm it—herein is our responsibility.

I am glad that in the midst of the crowd there are some who will receive the gospel.

If you do not believe that Jesus rose from the dead, don’t join the church.

Don’t read the Bible just to be able to explain it; but rather to pattern your life by its teachings.

Nothing wrong can be covered but by the blood of Jesus.

If you are married to one woman, you cannot please everybody.

When husband and wife love each other, they will work their problems out. But
when they don’t, they will fight it out.

Don’t live like two old alley cats. Have you forgotten all the honey you spread
while courting?

God confirms your righteousness by His presence.

God gets the glory for every noble hing that a saint does.

Righteousness will exalt you. Just keep on practicing it.

No one comes to destruction without first being warned by God.

The secret of your strength lies in your obedience to God.

Whatever you use your tongue for, let it be to magnify the Lord.

When God isn’t in the midst of every family, the devil is.

What a family! God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, and you—all one!

The Word of God is to build the home and bind the family.

You cannot be helped with flattery. You must know the truth.

The flesh is funny—it is always working backwards.

Loose flesh never behaves itself.

The trouble with the world today is that man has forgotten God.

We aim to discourage everyone who is doing wrong.

Nothing appears to be wrong with the world.

Nothing wrong can be covered, except with the blood of Jesus.

Let God have your body; He can take care of it better than you can.

You can’t get near God by hanging around folks who don’t know Him.

Nothing fills the aching void in the breast of the human being like God.

 

The World just doesn’t know, but the saint can’t lower his standard or the world will never know.

No trouble to get people up to a worldly standard; but let us influence them to reach a spiritual standard.

If you are saved, your children should be affected by your life.

God can’t change His Word; you must change your mind.

All my life, I’ve never seen any change in God’s love.

Teach your child to honor God and he will never fail to honor you.

Build a righteous foundation for your children and they will never want.

If God can make beautiful bodies out of dust, we should make beautiful lives out of our bodies.

To be in the Church and to be born again are two different things.

When you’ve been born again, you’ve been delivered.

People won’t believe in love until those who talk about God will show love.

Love your brother when he is in need, like you do when you are in need.

When folks love you, you can get whatever they have.

Money is alright, but it is better to be secured by love when marrying.

The difference between zeal and ambition is: zeal will work itself to death for nothing, while ambition seeks something.

The only way that I can help folks to be better is to let them know how bad they are.

If you don’t do that which elevates you, you will degenerate.

Get with Christ that you might have power over the devil.

To keep your heart true, you have to practice doing right.

When you meet people who love to praise God, you love to be in their company.

There is unlimited power in oneness.

Never allow anyone to make you angry, for that would make him your master.

Shame those who mistreat you by being nice to them.

The kingdom of heaven is to enter into you before you are to enter into it.

It is wonderful how powerful the blood of Jesus is.

To keep your heart true, you have to practice doing right.

Man can only praise you. It is God who blesses you.

You may hide your face, but you can’t hide your spirit.

Don’t go back into the world looking for help; when you leave God, you leave your only help.

The Church is to help men and women get nearer to God.

If you are on the Lord’s side, you must oppose that which is evil.

When you seek the favor of men, they seek to enslave you.

You can feel right and yet be so wrong.

Flesh is rule by feelings.

The thing that destroys people is to sympathize with them when they are wrong.

No ones comes to destruction without first being warned by God.

You are destroyed by disobedience.

Don’t let other people’s burdens keep you from being happy.

God doesn’t call you from work; He calls you to work.

The only time the world cares about you is while you can keep up with it.

Don’t number the people, for your strength is not in people.

Folks like to be glorified with you, but they don’t care much about suffering with you.

There is no security in anyone but the man who stands. 

Love is manifested only in deeds.

Love divine makes the face shine.

If you want to be loved, be lovely.

Money is alright, but it is better to be secured by love when marrying. 

Happiness consists not in what you have but what you enjoy.

Your life can’t be straight without a straight gospel.

I am glad that in the midst of the crowd there are some who will receive the gospel. 

You should cultivate a real acquaintance with the Lord.

You are born to die physically but not eternally.

I know that death can’t hold me if I worship in this life the One who has the power over death. 

The ways of worldly gain are the ways of worldly grief.

The experiences we have should convince us that God’s way is best.

If you’re on your way to heaven, you certainly ought to be happy. 

Every evil in the world sprang from a disordered home.

The church is to help men and women get nearer to God.

God’s government is a holy government,and its citizens are saints. 

When we hear the Word of God, we should lay aside our own thoughts.

Every heart that loves God is attuned to sing His praises.

You have only to believe to get to God,and obey to stay with Him. 

Regardless of your intelligence, if you practice unrighteousness, you are going down in shame.

You have got to have an ideal; that is why God gave you Christ.

Your affiliation must be with Christ, not with denomination. 

The Word of God is to build the home and bind the family.

If you learn to be thankful, you will have lots to be thankful for.

You are ruled and governed by your contacts. 

The shortest period of time is when you take your mind off of yourself and put it on God.

If ever there was a time to be concerned,it is now.

You confuse people when you talkholiness and live something else. 

The Lord knows how you think of Him by the way you obey Him.

Until you believe in God, you won’t obey Him.

When you obey men, you are their servants. When you obey God, you are His son. 

When you don’t attend to God’s business, don’t expect yours to succeed.

Keep your mind on God and He’ll relieve your burdens.

Be careful less the hard things you have to press against in life harden you.

A heathen is a man who doesn't know God, even though he might live among godly people.

There is no mercy in the heart of the heathen.

Every heart that loves God is attuned to sing His praises. 

In God’s Church, hearts are bound together by love, not cement.

If I compromise, you’ll have no light and I’ll have no life.

If you get vision, you can see beyond the cloud.

 

The only way that you can serve God is to serve one another.

Sin is a hell-bound express with no local stops.

You can’t serve God without a mind to be perfect.

Where there is rebellion, there is every evil work.

God doesn't have any rebellious children.

If you rebel in time of peace, you can't be depended upon in time of war. 

When a person fights righteousness, he is either doing wrong himself or has sympathy for wrong in others.

Loose flesh never behaves itself.

The trouble with the world today is that man has forgotten God.
 

The love of money will make you deceitful.

So many people deceive themselves trying to deceive others.

The thing that destroys people is to sympathize with the when they are wrong.

Elder Lightfoot Solomon And Sister Mary Eliza Pauline Michaux

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