ARE YOU ATTEMPTING TO RUN ON EMPTY?
JESUS CHRIST left His lodging in Heaven because of His longing
for fellowship with you. Look at Him hanging on a blood-soaked
Calvary and you can see He was just dying for fellowship with you.
He so earnestly wants this to be a lasting fellowship that He has
prepared a permanent place in Heaven for you. He said, "In My
Father's house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for
You have even been given a Heavenly summons to enjoy
fellowship with Him: "God is faithful, by whom you were called into
the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord" (I Cor. 1:9).
This fellowship is intended to provide for the greatest longing the
human heart can experience. It is to enable persons to avoid that
empty longing feeling. It is intended to make yours a gratified and
He said, "I have come that you might have life, and that you might
have it more abundantly." He wants you to experience abundant
life; life with supernatural additives. This is what everyone wants
The drama of life turns to a tragedy or at best a comedy of errors at
this point. We have been deceived to think there are ways of
having a full and meaningful life apart from fellowship with God. It
doesn't work and God has given us a case study to prove it. It is
the life of Solomon. For a glimpse of life out of sync with all that is
right turn with me to the most pessimistic writing every penned. It is
the Book of Ecclesiastes.
The book opens with the expression, "The words of the
Preacher..." It is literally "The man with a message..." That is what
the preacher should be. In a technical sense he is not a preacher
and his income is but one indication of that. He had an annual
income from one source of $20,000,000. Keep that in mind as the
Solomon was a king, not a preacher. He was a believer, but he was
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