O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. (Psalm 109:1-2) Satan has a way of discouraging us by using unscrupulous and evil people to spread lies and false rumors about us. This often occurs when … Continue reading Please, dear God, empower all that is good in my life.
The Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come .... Said he unto them .... heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, the Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you (Luk_10:1, Luk_10:2, Luk_10:9) There Is a … Continue reading The Mission of the Seventy
If any man will come after me, let him…take up his cross daily ( Luk_9:23) The Cross Signified Anything Difficult to Bear When the Romans crucified a criminal, not only did they hang him on a cross. As a last terrible indignity, they made him carry the cross upon his back. Probably Jesus, when a lad, … Continue reading Cross-Bearing
"For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh." (Galatians 5:17) In every believer's heart there is a constant struggle between the old nature and the new. The old nature is very active, and loses no opportunity of plying all the weapons of its deadly armoury against newborn grace; while on … Continue reading Looking unto Jesus.
Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the LORD. (Exodus 28:29) In a symbolic way, the Priest had all the people of Israel "on his heart when he entered the Holy place." Jesus, our … Continue reading Jesus, our ultimate Priest, had our sins on His back and our forgiveness on His heart when He went to the Cross for us!
“If he turn not, He will whet His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.” (Psalm 7:12) “IF the sinner turn not, God will whet His sword.” So, then, God has a sword and He will punish man on account of his iniquity. This evil generation has labored to take away from … Continue reading Turn or Burn
Bible Reading: Psalm 32:8-9; Acts 16:6-10 Yesterday we looked at some of the key points in making righteous decisions – praying, examining motives, seeking mature counsel, understanding God’s timing and allowing His peace to rule in our hearts. I want to continue this theme and consider that God gives us more freedom in decision-making than … Continue reading Righteous Decision about Cars and Sofas.
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 In these days we are hearing of amazing faith and faithfulness in times of much suffering for Christians and persecution in various parts of the world. Stories from China, Iran, Iraq and others parts of the world are inspirational. In these days we are hearing of amazing faith and faithfulness … Continue reading Experiencing GOD in the Pain
"I am the rose of Sharon."—Song of Solomon 2:1 Whatever there may be of beauty in the material world, Jesus Christ possesses all that in the spiritual world in a tenfold degree. Amongst flowers the rose is deemed the sweetest, but Jesus is infinitely more beautiful in the garden of the soul than the rose … Continue reading The Rose of Sharon.
by LISA BLAIR The story about Christ washing feet is a parable. Washing feet is metaphoric. Christ was demonstrating how to humble ourselves in service to others. This story illustrates a spiritual lesson – we should always behave in a spirit of humility, loving others, and becoming like Christ. There was a time when I … Continue reading Is Washing Feet more than a Foot Washing?