E-Clips . . . quotes gathered through
three decades of Kris reading and study
Not only in the world of commerce but also in the world of ideas our age has arranged a regular clearance-sale. Everything may be had at such absurdly low prices that very soon the question will arise whether any one cares to bid - Soren Kierkegaard
Treasure can be surrounded by trash and still not lose its value. Is a diamond less valuable if its found in a clogged drain? - T.D. Jakes
How Important Are You? More than you think. A rooster minus a hen equals no baby chicks. Kellogg minus a farmer equals no corn flakes. If the nail factory closes what good is the hammer factory? Paderewski’s genius wouldn’t have amounted to much if the piano tuner hadn’t shown up. A cracker maker will do better if there’s a cheesemaker. The most skillful surgeon needs the ambulance driver who delivers the patient. Just as Rodgers needed Hammerstein you need someone and someone needs you - From Wall Street Journal
Public ministry is built on private victory
David slew the lion, then the bear, then the giant. These three symbolize our victory over our three spiritual enemies - the flesh, the world, then the devil
Yes, you’ll have to fight the devil to live for God, but you will have to fight God to live for the devil - which do you suppose is harder?
If you can’t say NO to the king’s meat you’ll never be able to say NO to the king’s idol
We have three enemies we need to get victory over - 1) the world/ our external enemy, 2) the flesh/ our internal enemy, and 3) the devil/ our eternal enemy
Christ bruised Satan’s head on the Cross. Our prayers and warfare only squeeze that bruise and make him hurt all the more
The word “dunamis” is occasionally used of the devil but never the word “exousia”. Satan has power but he does not have authority to use it. All authority has been stripped from him, so any time he operates in authority he does so illegally. Someone has forfeited their spiritual right
“Who will win the war?” The general answered, “the army that advances”
It’s our mission to expose the devil, oppose the devil, then depose the devil
Satan’s lease is about up and Jesus is not going to renew it!
We overcome the devil with the name of Jesus on our lips and the nature of Jesus in our lives
Watchman Nee taught, according to Ephesians 2, that we stand from a seated position
God doesn’t command us to invade the enemy’s camp but to “stand fast” in the victory which He has purchased. We already have all, we just now have to hold on to it
Jacob limped and leaned. God blesses leaning dependent men, not wrestling self-made men - Benny Hinn
We move from holy ground to battleground. We spend time with Him then go to take territory for Him
Freedom is never given voluntarily by the oppressor. It must be demanded then taken. Pharaoh didn’t give up until power and authority were posed against him
When a lion roars there is perfect silence in the jungle. Only one other animal will dare make a sound and that’s the roar of another greater lion. Satan is a roaring lion today and all have frozen in silence at his power, but the Lion of Judah has lifted His roar even louder
I have put all my money on the white horse in the book of Revelation - Reinhard Bonnke
He that is good will infallibly become better, and he that is bad will as certainly become worse; for vice, virture, and time are three things thst never stand still - Colton
If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders - Hal Abelson
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants - Isaac Newton
You will become as small as your dominating desire, as great as your dominant aspiration - James Allen
I got a picture of what I wanted to be and lived my way into it - Arnold Schwarzenegger
We all live under the same sky but we do not all have the same horizon
God saw the whole race in Adam. He saw all the seed in Abraham. God will see you according to your vision. He sees the end product in the progenitor. You have nations in your loins
Big problems aren’t as bad as little visions
Tired eyes never see a bright future - Mike Murdock
I always wanted to be somebody, but It should have been more specific - Lily Tomlin
One hundred blind men cannot see any farther than one blind - A.W. Tozer
Look outside, be distressed. Look inside, be depressed. Look at Jesus, be at rest - Corrie Ten Boom
Oral Roberts stood in a cow patch and saw a university
Christopher Columbus left Portugal under a flag with the motto “Ne Plus Ultra”, nothing beyond. When he returned the flag had been changed to “Plus Ultra”
Bumper Sticker - “Visualize World Peace”. I saw another said, “Visualize Whirled Peas”
We need to see opportunities then seize opportunities
It’s hard to be optimistic with a misty optic
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision - Helen Keller
Only difference between reactive and creative is the “C”. What do you “C”?
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either - Leo Burnett
With a vision Noah saved the human race; without a vision he went to a vineyard and got drunk.
With a vision Saul conquered the kingdom; without he couldn’t conquer his jealousy of David.
With a vision David conquered Goliath, without he couldn’t conquer his own lust.
With a vision Solomon showed great wisdom, without he couldn’t conquer his passion for strange women.
With a vision Elijah called fire down from heaven, without he hides and runs from Jezebel.
With a vision Peter walked on water and won 3,000 in a single day, without he disowned Christ before a little maid.
With a vision Alexander conquered the world, without he couldn’t conquer a booze bottle
Vision is not only the ability to see the unseen but also to see the obvious
Without a vision of Canaan, leaving Egypt would have been impossibility - Mike Murdock
Eyes that look are common but eyes that see are rare - Oswald Chambers
Sight is the function of the eyes but vision is the function of the heart - Miles Munroe
Like rats in a sewer pipe, some men’s vision is limited to the tight radius of can’t and won’t and couldn’t and shouldn’t - Charles Swindoll
Many are trying to play the game of life on a field without goal posts or yardage markers. They don’t know where they have been or where they are going. We have to have a way of rating and judging the progress of our vision. It’s called goal setting
Your vision is your potential net worth
Does the person make the vision or does the vision make the person? Probably both
The story is told of a man who once bought a new radio, brought it home, and placed it on the refrigerator. He then plugged it in, turned it to WSM in Nashville (home of the Grand Ole Opry), and proceeded to do the most unusual thing. He pulled all the knobs off! He had already tuned in all he ever wanted or expected to hear, and so he chose to limit his radio reception to one station.
When it comes to a personal vision - you work on it ‘til it works on you. Paul said he apprehended and was apprehended by. He had it and it had him
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself - Robert Burton
Bobby Kennedy commented that “some men see things that are and ask, “Why?” Other men dream things that never were and ask, “Why not?”
Einstein said that “imagination” (which is another way of saying dream or vision) - “imagination gives us a preview of life’s coming attractions”
Where you are at right now is not the end but is the starting point in life. You can go anywhere in the world from where you are right now.
Do you think that God would equip us with physical eyes that can see clear to the Milky Way and not equip us with spiritual eyes that can see just as far? Too many individuals can’t even see beyond Friday’s paycheck
Do you look at life from the molehill perspective or from a Mt. Everest view? Bird’s eye level or worm’s eye level? Are you a flat-lander with only a two-dimensional view or do you have divine perspective in the things you see?
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars - Emerson
We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon - Konrad Adenauer
Vision looks inward and becomes duty. Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upward and becomes faith - Stephen Wise
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago - Warren Buffet
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it is going - Wayne Gretzky
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free - Michelangelo
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens - Carl Jung
Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world
What you behold is what you become
Before you can move into your future, your future has to move into you - Tim Hill
The brain gives the heart its sight. The heart gives the brain its vision - Kall
Vision: foresight with insight based on hindsight
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one - John Ruskin
If you spot it, you got it!
Hospitals have found that, if the mother looks at a picture of her newborn, her milk will usually flow freely - Bill Glass
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see - Winston Churchill
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark - Michelangelo
Napoleon Hill says if you can conceive it and believe it you can achieve it but in Christ we receive it and believe it then super-achieve it - David Stauffer
If your vision is for one year, plant wheat. If your vision is for ten years, plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime, plant people - Chinese proverb
Men have sight; women have insight - Hugo
Jerry Rice - He was the longtime star for the San Francisco 49ers, considered one of the
greatest receivers in the history of football; he played for the 49ers for 15 years, 1985 to 2000. Tonight he will be playing for the Raiders. He is a famous athlete and you would think he came from some legendary college team but he didn't. He played for Mississippi Valley State University, in Itta Bena, Mississippi, a virtual unknown. He was once asked, "Why did you attend a small, obscure university like Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi?" Rice responded, "Out of all the big-time schools (such as UCLA) to recruit me, MVSU was the only school to come to my house and give me a personal visit"
You have a voice, you have a choice - exercise them both
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything - Joseph Stalin
Just one vote kept Aaron Burr from the presidency, kept Andrew Jackson from impeachment, gave Texas to the U.S., made California part of the Union, elected Cromwell to the Parliament sending Charles I to the scaffold and made Great Britain free, sent Jonathan Edwards from his pulpit to a backwoods ministry
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter - Winston Churchill
We go by the majority vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital - Horace Mann