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
"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!
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
"His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."—Luke 22:44 The mental pressure arising from our Lord's struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This proves how tremendous must have … Continue reading Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.