Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life .... No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself (Joh_10:17-18) History Has Come Full Circle It is strange how often in the course of history the wheel has "come full circle." The impossibilities of yesterday have proved the … Continue reading The Thing Incredible
For the Father judges no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son (Joh_5:22) Not Future Judgment but Present When we hear the word judgment on the lips of Christ we are prone to cast our thoughts into the future. Almost instinctively there rises in us some foreboding of the day of judgment. So … Continue reading The Judgment of the Son
"Why go I mourning?" (Psalms 42:9) Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should … Continue reading Why go I mourning?
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