Eternal Purposes Revealed, Part 2

Ephesians 3 (cont) 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. 13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. 14 For this cause I bow […]

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Eternal Purposes Revealed, Part 1

In Eph. 3 Paul declares much of the profound revelation disclosed to him in the years before his public ministry began. His words are confrontational and controversial in the extreme. Nonetheless, he writes without hesitation, encouraging the Ephesians to dare to accept the implications of Calvary in choosing them as the church of God to […]

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Did John the Baptist Miss Out on God, Part 2

Matthew 11 (cont) John is not in prison because he baptized Jesus. He is in prison because he felt compelled to tell Herod that he should not have married his brother’s wife. (Herod has divorced his wife to marry Herodias, who had ended her marriage to Herod’s brother Philip to facilitate the affair). Because John […]

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Did John the Baptist Miss Out on God? Part 1

In chapter 11 of the gospel of Matthew, we find Jesus confronted by John the Baptist. John, from prison, sends two disciples with a veiled threat to rescind John’s endorsement of Jesus’ ministry. Did John miss God? Are we in danger of missing God ourselves when we deviate from our call as John did from […]

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Looking to Jesus and Receiving the Chastening of the Lord, Part 3

Hebrews 12 (cont) Thus we see that the trouble was not outward but inward and because they wouldn’t entertain any suggestion other than how lovely they were the root of bitterness took over and damaged them and all those connected with them. To reject chastening and the commitment to self-examination above all else is to […]

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Looking to Jesus and Receiving the Chastening of the Lord, Part 2

Hebrews 12 (cont) [Jhn 14:12 KJV] 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. This is the faith of Jesus Himself. Are His prayers to be answered? Then […]

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Looking to Jesus and Receiving the Chastening of the Lord, Part 1

In Hebrews 12 we see that we are to follow Jesus as our example. The heroes of the Old or New Testament may look on, but we are not to follow them but follow after the example of Jesus who says that we will do His works and greater. If we are to do with […]

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Let’s Go Up to Zion, Part 2

Psalm 50 (cont) 7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I [am] God, [even] thy God. 8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, [to have been] continually before me. 9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, […]

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Are You Dead Yet?

[Gal 2:20 KJV] 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. You are the Lord’s dead man, dead […]

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Let’s Go Up to Zion, Part 1

In Psalm chapter 50, we are introduced to Asaph who authored 12 psalms in the bible. Asaph writes prophetically as God speaks to us from Zion. Zion is not just a geographical place in Israel but a spiritual location where we learn and are exposed to God’s glory. Zion is the place where we get […]

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