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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Eternal Sonship and Taylor Brethren – By John Metcalfe; Paperback; 39 pages; Published by and obtainable from The Publishing Trust, Church Road, Tylers Green, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8LN. ——————————– The people of God have always been jealous for the sacred doctrine of the Eternal Sonship of the Lord Jesus Christ in His divine nature. As B.A. Ramsbottom reminds us in the Gospel Standard magazine, “it was on this issue that in 1860… Read More

“Theological Seminaries, in attempting to qualify men to preach the gospel, virtually profess to hold at their disposal the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and to impart them to men for money. This is anti-scriptural, and consequently anti-christian; as it was fully demonstrated by the apostle Peter, in the case of one Simon – See Acts 8:20.” (By Gilbert Beebe – Anti-Christian Institutions) “Passing through a seminary and putting on the ministerial… Read More

The names of many characters recorded in the Old Testament often try God’s saints, who fear lest they should prove apostates, and be found destitute of the Spirit and image of Christ. Abel had to contend with Cain and his false religion, Noah with Ham, Sarah with Hagar, and her son Ishmael, David was beset and pestered with Saul, and Ahithophel, and many others had similar trials to endure. In the New… Read More

I have often heard it said of persons, that such and such an one has a gift. What gift, I ask? natural? or spiritual? For, I am persuaded, there is a difference of the highest nature between even the utterance of a natural and spiritual gift. The one is formed by the dry handicraft of the stores of nature; the spiritual gift is the costly and most precious workmanship of the Holy… Read More

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.” (Psalm 103:8-10) The Lord’s tender dealings are here portrayed. It is Scripture’s frequent testimony that He is rich in mercy, and that His mercy endures forever. Mercy looks upon our… Read More

In the fourth chapter of John we read of the familiar story of the Lord Jesus speaking to a Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar. Here was the Lord of glory, the Creator of heaven and earth, talking to an adulterous woman of Samaria, and this discussion eventually led to the salvation of her soul. That is why I chose for the title of this study, “A Delightful Conversation”. Is this… Read More

“Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.” (Romans 7:20) The entire testimony of God’s word, and the stories of all the saints recorded in its pages, go to confirm the doctrine of indwelling sin in a believer. The Lord has wisely, we must acknowledge, ordained it, that sin should yet remain in His people to the very… Read More

A Study of Revelation 11:5 It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion that Jerusalem and the temple and worshippers must not be taken literally, but must be understood in the symbolic sense of the word. In the New Testament Jerusalem is not the “holy city”. In this chapter Jerusalem is the symbol for… Read More

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Here in Revelation… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “A Blind Beggar” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Mark 10:46-52 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Faithful Mercies of David” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Isaiah 55:3 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

Christ the Messiah, using the prophet Jeremiah, calls upon men to look at Him as He suffers on the cross. “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold,and see if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow, which is done unto Me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted Me in the day of His fierce anger.” (Lamentations 1:12) He cries “see if there be any sorrow like unto my… Read More

“The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” (Revelation 8:7) First Trumpet In the second half of Revelation 8, we are going to find many statements about fire coming from above and all kinds of things being burnt up. Many theologians interpret them to… Read More

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. The Greek phraseology for “it is the number of a man” can also be correctly written as “it is the number of man”. You will see why the latter translation makes better sense once we have studied and understood… Read More

The Death of the Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:7, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 8:24, 1 John 4:3, 2 Thessalonians 2) Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. This is the first time that this beast is mentioned here in this prophecy of Revelation. He is called “The Beast”, and he… Read More

The purpose of God in the prophecy of Ezekiel is to show us the transition from the Old Testament temple in Jerusalem, to the New Testament temple of God in the souls of the New Testament believers, and then after this earth has been destroyed to the new creation, which will be God’s final dwelling place. In this prophecy God tells us at length that the Old Testament temple was destroyed for… Read More

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Gog, The Land of Magog” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Ezekiel 38:2 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:11-12) Infinitude is borrowed to exemplify God’s mercy. Immeasurable distance parts the heaven from earth, so God’s mercy exceeds all bounds. Thought cannot conceive it. Words cannot express it. Ransomed souls are its main… Read More

A Study of Revelation 11:5 It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion that Jerusalem and the temple and worshippers must not be taken literally, but must be understood in the symbolic sense of the word. In the New Testament Jerusalem is not the “holy city”. In this chapter Jerusalem is the symbol for… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Avenger of Widows” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 23:1-14, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Sun of Righteousness” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Malachi 4:1-6, and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Saved by Water” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1 Peter 3:16-22, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Bottomless Pit” The scripture texts that brother Alfred is preaching from are: Luke 11:21-22, Revelation 9:1, Revelation 12:7-10 and Revelation 20:1-3, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Here in Revelation… Read More

Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. This is the first time that this beast is mentioned here in this prophecy of Revelation. He is called “The Beast”, and he is known to the church from primarily two sources. The first source is from the Epistles of 1… Read More

This is the message of the bible: GOD, who is perfect, created man in His own image, but man (Adam) chose to rebel against God. Thus Adam’s sin infected all mankind. GOD’S justice requires payment for sin. Thus the whole human race, which is accountable to God, is bound for eternal condemnation. GOD, in His great mercy, decided to save certain individuals by proving a substitute to pay for their sins. GOD,… Read More

In John 9:35 we have here the story of a beggar who was blind from birth. Jesus made clay, put the clay on the man’s eyes, and Jesus said to him: “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam”. Well, this beggar had nothing to lose, so he went, he washed his face in the Pool of Siloam and suddenly he could see clearly. In this miraculous healing the Lord Jesus Christ shows… Read More

What Do You Think of the Bible? The Bible says of itself that it is the Word of God. The Bible says of the Lord Jesus that He is the Word of God. If we worship Jesus, do we worship a Book? No, we do not worship a Book, but we worship the God who gave us that Book, and who is described in that Book. God gave us the Bible so… Read More

‎ God has written the Bible in such a way that those who are not guided by the Holy Spirit will not understand the Bible. To them the Bible will be like any other book written by men, and to them it will be just like a history book, and to them it will be full of contradictions. This is HOW God wrote the Bible. By Alfred J. Chompff

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:11-12) Infinitude is borrowed to exemplify God’s mercy. Immeasurable distance parts the heaven from earth, so God’s mercy exceeds all bounds. Thought cannot conceive it. Words cannot express it. Ransomed souls are its main… Read More

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.” (Psalm 103:8-10) The Lord’s tender dealings are here portrayed. It is Scripture’s frequent testimony that He is rich in mercy, and that His mercy endures forever. Mercy looks upon our… Read More

“Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.” (Romans 7:20) The entire testimony of God’s word, and the stories of all the saints recorded in its pages, go to confirm the doctrine of indwelling sin in a believer. The Lord has wisely, we must acknowledge, ordained it, that sin should yet remain in His people to the very… Read More

Revelation 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. What does this all mean? It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion that Jerusalem and the temple and worshippers must… Read More

The correct method of biblical interpretation can only be accomplished by interpreting the Bible with the Bible itself. God has laid down a pattern and design, throughout His Word, which tells an age-old story of who put us in this world, how we got here, who we are, and where we are going. God also shows us who He is, how the human race has fallen into sin, and how God’s plan… Read More

Ephesians 2:1 says that we were formerly dead in trespasses and sins. What’s the difference between trespasses, and sins? Trespasses and sins are really synonyms. In the Bible, such words as “trespass”, “iniquity”, “offence”, “wickedness”, and “sin” all describe the same thing – rebellion against God. Specifically, I John 3:4 says, “Whosoever committeth sin trangresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression against the law.” And like “transgress”, the word “trespass”… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “I Will” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:24-26 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Real Thanksgiving” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 66:8-12 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) that is, to follow him and, press to live with him if he have deserted her. But does he say anything about or sanction her marrying again? Where does he say that desertion dissolves the marriage tie? On the contrary, in the… Read More

The shroud of Turin is simply a burial garment from some individual from around 1,000 years ago. It has nothing to do with anything written in the Word of God. It has nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ. There are ofcourse some deceived people who try to make claims that it was the shroud in which the Lord Jesus was buried – but this is an erroneoous assumption based upon… Read More

Revelation 11 is probably the most important chapter of the prophecy of Revelation. Almost everything else in this prophecy, from chapter 11 to chapter 22, depends on how we understand this present chapter. And thus we must not be in a hurry when we study this chapter. This article will deal with the question: who are the two witnesses or Revelation 11? In Revelation 11:3-4 God introduces us to: The Two Witnesses… Read More

A Study of Revelation 11:5 It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion that Jerusalem and the temple and worshippers must not be taken literally, but must be understood in the symbolic sense of the word. In the New Testament Jerusalem is not the “holy city”. In this chapter Jerusalem is the symbol for… Read More

The Death of the Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:7, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 8:24, 1 John 4:3, 2 Thessalonians 2) Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. This is the first time that this beast is mentioned here in this prophecy of Revelation. He is called “The Beast”, and he… Read More

Many teach that the end of the world cannot come until a new temple is built in Jerusalem. The problem is, when they read about a new temple to be built before the end of time, they fail to realize that Jesus spoke in parables. What they are looking for, though, is something that the Bible will not allow! Nowhere does the Bible say that the physical temple in Jerusalem will be… Read More

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath… Read More

In this study we will turn our attention to the prophecy of the LORD God through the spoken words of Jeremiah the prophet concerning the latter days, which are the days of the New Testament Era. The 70-year captivity of the king of Babylon invading the Temple at Jerusalem and also the surrounding cities of Judah that Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel were a part of typifies exactly the spiritual 70-year captivity of… Read More

In the fourth chapter of John we read of the familiar story of the Lord Jesus speaking to a Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar. Here was the Lord of glory, the Creator of heaven and earth, talking to an adulterous woman of Samaria, and this discussion eventually led to the salvation of her soul. That is why I chose for the title of this study, “A Delightful Conversation”. Is this… Read More

Revelation 11 is probably the most important chapter of the prophecy of Revelation. Almost everything else in this prophecy, from chapter 11 to chapter 22, depends on how we understand this present chapter. And thus we must not be in a hurry when we study this chapter. This article will deal with the question: who are the two witnesses or Revelation 11? In Revelation 11:3-4 God introduces us to: The Two Witnesses… Read More

“Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?” (Ecclesiastes 7:16) When we read this most intriguing verse we may ask ourselves: Is there anyone who can try to be too righteous? Oh indeed there is! There are those who are trying to be righteous in their own strength, that is, without having been born again. These people are simply trying to prove that they are… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Love” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1 John 3:1-3, and the audio is 49 minutes long.

In Revelation 12 God summarizes the history of this world from the beginning of creation down to the beginning of the Final Tribulation Period. The woman in Revelation 12:1 symbolizes the Body of Believers who brings forth the Messiah, the Christ, the Anointed One, and that the dragon in Revelation 12:3 represents Satan. In this study we will see in this chapter a battle between Michael and the dragon. We see from… Read More

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) We have to read this verse very carefully. First of all we know that God has already established very clearly that there cannot be divorce. And if there is divorce there cannot be remarriage. “What therefore God hath joined together, let not… Read More

If we desire to be wise in the sight of God so that we can understand what God has written, and if we desire to have discernment in spiritual matters so that we can discern between good and evil, then it is of the utmost importance that we have a clear conception of this picture of Babylon that God is painting before our eyes here in Revelation 17 and 18. Not only… Read More

“Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (John 14:17) The world — that is, the world dead in sin, and the world dead in profession — men destitute of the life and power of God — must have something that it can see. And, as heavenly things… Read More

“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Revelation 5:9) ——————– The singing of praises unto Him who is worthy is truly a joy for a believer. Men, by a new heart, write and sing those songs… Read More

“Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?” (Psalm 139:21) Ah, the spirit of the age is a deadly spirit. A man may now almost profess anything so long as he is sincere; and so long as his conduct is moderately straight, nothing must be said, nothing. O may we care for God’s honour more than for anything… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Prayer for the Saints” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:20-23 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Go in Peace” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 5:34 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

Most preachers do not bother with the Old Testament, for they do not understand it. And even less do they understand the Prophecy of Ecclesiastes. This is a sign of the great apostacy, the famine of the preaching of the Gospel that will come upon all the world in the last days. And so, if your church preaches only from the New Testament, watch out; it may be the sign of apostacy…. Read More

“Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?” (Ecclesiastes 7:16) When we read this most intriguing verse we may ask ourselves: Is there anyone who can try to be too righteous? Oh indeed there is! There are those who are trying to be righteous in their own strength, that is, without having been born again. These people are simply trying to prove that they are… Read More

“Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.” (Ecclesiastes 8:3) The Wise Man (Ecclesiastes 8:1-7, Romans 9:16, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Genesis 22:17-18) If we have to discuss the negative side of “not standing in the evil thing”, then it stands to reason that we must also discuss the positive side “The good thing in which we have to… Read More

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16) The wonderful thing about our relationship with God as believers is that we know that He knows everything about us and He knows us alot better than what we do! And secondly we can tell God everything that is on our hearts. Psalm 62:8 Trust in… Read More

In Revelation 12 God summarizes the history of this world from the beginning of creation down to the beginning of the Final Tribulation Period. The woman in Revelation 12:1 symbolizes the Body of Believers who brings forth the Messiah, the Christ, the Anointed One, and that the dragon in Revelation 12:3 represents Satan. In this study we will see in this chapter a battle between Michael and the dragon. We see from… Read More

It is a very significant circumstance, and no less sad than significant, that the very words “holy” and “holiness” seem almost lost out of the churches of truth. If the correctness of this assertion be doubted, let us appeal to our readers’ own experience, and ask them how often in the course of a year do they hear the words in the mouth of the ministers of truth under whom they usually… Read More

1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; 1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 1 Corinthians 3:23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. And “the world,” is that ours too? What! the world? May a child of God stand upon London Bridge and… Read More

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) What? Will He forgive us all sins? Every sin that we have committed? Is not every lustful desire sin? And is not every proud thought sin? And is not every wicked imagination sin? And is not every unkind suspicion sin? Every act of unbelief sin? And every… Read More

Many of the precious promises of the Gospel suppose troubles and conflicts. As it is written: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when though walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shalt the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior. I gave Egypt for… Read More

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Hallelujah!” (Psalm 106:48) Is it possible, beloved, that we can begin the first Sabbath of the new year with any language more cheering, gratifying and comforting to our souls, or glorifying to God, than this? If we were to take review of the year – let me say years – that are past, and… Read More

It has been falsely and unkindly stated that the [so-called by the religious world] “High Calvinists” had little or no concern for their fellow-men around them. No one showed deeper concern for the suffering masses than William Gadsby – so that he was greatly admired and even loved by those who did not believe his doctrines. Is there any minister who has Gadsby’s influence today? It may seem strange that it was… Read More

Paul, the great apostle of the Gentiles, and not a whit behind the chiefest of the apostles, in whom the grace of God was abundant with faith and love that is in Christ Jesus, declares that he was not sufficient of himself to think anything as of himself, but that his sufficiency was of God; and it is one grand and evident mark of real grace to keep us self-emptied; yes, it… Read More

Christ came to take away our sins, to roll off our curse, to unbind our chains, to open our prison house, to cancel our debt; in a word, to give us the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Is not this joy? Where can we find a joy so real, so deep, so pure, so lasting? There is every element of joy; deep, ecstatic,… Read More

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) We have to read this verse very carefully. First of all we know that God has already established very clearly that there cannot be divorce. And if there is divorce there cannot be remarriage. “What therefore God hath joined together, let not… Read More

“So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God.” (Romans 7:25) It is known by sad experience, to all that love the Almighty, that the carnal mind is enmity against God. And it is the application of the law that discovers this; for the law working wrath in the soul, and ministering nothing but death to it, stirs up this enmity; this Paul calls the reviving of sin at… Read More

Today, and it has happened in the past aswell, “there is nothing new under the sun” there are men who are speculating and extravalating and going in all kinds of different directions on this subject which they cannot back up with the Scriptures. And many of them, they want to say “well it was by more than what it says”. Christ was made sin by a legal act of imputation. This word… Read More

It does appear that most teachers think there should be a distinction made between the sheep and goats, but does it not appear that the greatest part of preachers, in this day, are attempting to give to the goats what belongs to the sheep, and to the sheep what belongs to the goats? For when on the one hand they address the unconverted, they tell them that it is their duty to… Read More

It is so important that we are not unequally yoked with unbelievers, for that is a recipe for tension and war within the home. And when we speak of those who radiate the love of God in their home, we also must speak of those homes where there is a spiritual war going on. Where a man and his wife are equally yoked God is the invisible third party in the home… Read More

Daughters of Jerusalem (Luke 23:26-33, Zechariah 9:9, Romans 2:28-29) Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. Luke 23:27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. Luke 23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said,… Read More

The King’s Commandment (Ecclesiastes 8:2, John 13:34-35, John 15:12, John 14:23, John 16:24, Matthew 10:37, James 5:16) In looking at Ecclesiastes 8:2 we need to understand how to interpret this complex structure that we have before us. We read in Ecclesiastes 8:2, Ecclesiastes 8:2 I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment (Lit: word), and that in regard of the oath of God. The Preacher says to the wise man: “I counsel… Read More

Someone in our Congregation asked me once: “Can you explain to us the parables in the Bible?” Yes I can! Where are the parables in the Bible? When we think of the parables in the Bible, what do we think of? We think of the parables that Jesus told, when He walked on earth almost 2000 years ago. But did you know that the Old Testament is filled with historical parables? These… Read More

The meaning of baptism – and this is something so many people miss – is “washing”. And there is only one washing that is necessary, and that is the washing away of our sins by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is an action that God performs and not man. Those who are in Christ – that is – those for whom Christ has suffered and died for have had… Read More

In Revelation 12 God summarizes the history of this world from the beginning of creation down to the beginning of the Final Tribulation Period. The woman in Revelation 12:1 symbolizes the Body of Believers who brings forth the Messiah, the Christ, the Anointed One, and that the dragon in Revelation 12:3 represents Satan. In this study we will see in this chapter a battle between Michael and the dragon. We see from… Read More

In the New Testament we see the word “publican” in our English translations of the Word of God. What is a “publican”? Well, the word “publican” is just another word to define a “tax collector”. These men were looked upon by the Jews as the ‘lowest of the low’ because they were employed by the Roman government that ruled over the jews of that day. Not only were they employees of the… Read More

The two witnesses are a picture of true believers. As we read in Revelation 11, they have been killed, and their bodies lie out on the streets. That is a figure of speech to indicate that true believers are being cast out of the churches and driven from the congregations. It is similar to the picture given in John 16:2, where God says: John 16:2 They shall put you out of the… Read More

Most preachers do not bother with the Old Testament, for they do not understand it. And even less do they understand the Prophecy of Ecclesiastes. This is a sign of the great apostacy, the famine of the preaching of the Gospel that will come upon all the world in the last days. And so, if your church preaches only from the New Testament, watch out; it may be the sign of apostacy…. Read More

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) —————————— What? Will He forgive us all sins? Every sin that we have committed? Is not every lustful desire sin? And is not every proud thought sin? And is not every wicked imagination sin? And is not every unkind suspicion sin? Every act of unbelief sin? And… Read More

“Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (John 14:17) —————————— The world — that is, the world dead in sin, and the world dead in profession — men destitute of the life and power of God — must have something that it can see. And, as heavenly… Read More

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3) What a wonderful promise of God! God will give us peace in our hearts if we have, by God’s grace, come to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. It gives us such peace to know that He is in control of everything in our lives and we can be assured that we… Read More

When the solemn and blessed subject of Divine foreordination is expounded, when God’s eternal choice of certain ones to be conformed to the image of His Son is set forth, the Enemy sends along some man to argue that election is based upon the foreknowledge of God, and this “foreknowledge” is interpreted to mean that God foresaw certain ones would be more pliable than others, that they would respond more readily to… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Driven” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Mark 1:12-13 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Sanctify Them” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:16-19 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Fear” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 8:35 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

The Wise Man (Ecclesiastes 8:1-7, Romans 9:16, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Genesis 22:17-18) strong>”Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.” (Ecclesiastes 8:3) The title of the article is, “Take a Stand in a Good Thing”, which was derived from Ecclesiastes 8:3 which says, “Stand not in an evil thing.” If we have to discuss the negative side of… Read More

“And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived..” (Numbers 21:9) Behold God’s method – simple, yet mighty; one only, yet sufficient for each case. The prince, the poor, must seek the selfsame remedy. The mightiest intellect – the most expanded mind – the most inventive… Read More

The King’s Commandment (Ecclesiastes 8:2, John 13:34-35, John 15:12, John 14:23, John 16:24, Matthew 10:37, James 5:16) In looking at Ecclesiastes 8:2 we need to understand how to interpret this complex structure that we have before us. We read in Ecclesiastes 8:2, Ecclesiastes 8:2 I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment (Lit: word), and that in regard of the oath of God. The Preacher says to the wise man: “I counsel… Read More

Most preachers do not bother with the Old Testament, for they do not understand it. And even less do they understand the Prophecy of Ecclesiastes. This is a sign of the great apostacy, the famine of the preaching of the Gospel that will come upon all the world in the last days. And so, if your church preaches only from the New Testament, watch out; it may be the sign of apostacy…. Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Thus Saith The LORD” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ezekiel 11:5, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

It is so important that we are not unequally yoked with unbelievers, for that is a recipe for tension and war within the home. And when we speak of those who radiate the love of God in their home, we also must speak of those homes where there is a spiritual war going on. Where a man and his wife are equally yoked God is the invisible third party in the home… Read More

“Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.” (Ecclesiastes 8:3) The Wise Man (Ecclesiastes 8:1-7, Romans 9:16, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Genesis 22:17-18) If we have to discuss the negative side of “not standing in the evil thing”, then it stands to reason that we must also discuss the positive side “The good thing in which we have to… Read More