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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Our God filleth all space, and is near to all that feel after Him. He transacts all the grand affairs of His kingdom in the court of conscience. To that court the Lord’s ministers commend themselves; into that court the Word comes, and makes it good and honest. Here the precious blood of sprinkling speaks pardon, peace and reconciliation. The Prince of Peace sways His sceptre here. He is enthroned here in… Read More

“Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him.” (Psalm 62:8) ———— Have we not sometimes been enabled to pour out our hearts at the throne of grace, and tell the Lord what we really wanted, what we really asked for, and tell Him that nothing but that which He alone could give would satisfy our souls? There have been such times of access to the God… Read More

There is in every believer uprightness and deceit. I have found both these in myself. I really have been in company, before now, with one that I was sure loved and feared God, and I have felt a union of soul to that person, liberty and freedom of speech; yet not long after this, I have lost the enjoyment of these sweet things, and that person has been permitted to cross me,… Read More

The Lord could give salvation in all its completeness to a sinner, without that sinner’s prayer, were it His will, but it is not His will in His infinite wisdom, and sometimes you may see His wisdom in these methods of grace; they are very admirable. In His wisdom He has designed that His people shall ask. “Ask, and it shall be given you.” When He gives a heart to ask, He… Read More

A Spirit-taught Shoemaker: Memoir and Letters of James Abbott – Edited by Henry Sant; Hardback book with dust jacket; 391 pages; Price £19.95 plus postage; Published by The Huntingtonian Press, and obtainable from 72A Upper Northam Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EB. ———— James Abbott was one of the godly hearers of William Huntington who, on the death of their pastor in 1813, met for worship at Eshcol Chapel, Great Titchfield Street,… Read More

Paul knew the truth of what he said in the text, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” You recollect that he had had a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet him; he was sorely tried and harassed, and his flesh and blood did not like it; he prayed earnestly that it might be taken away. But it was not the will of the Lord to remove… Read More

I wonder how many of you have a penknife or pocket knife? When we were young, this was a prized possession of many young people, and with its various blades, it had many uses. For example: wood could be carved, corkscrews on bottles could be opened, pencils could be sharpened. But of course, it is possible to misuse a tool like this. Much care needs to be taken, so there is no… Read More

What is the exact meaning of the word disciple? It means properly a learner, one who is under a teacher, whose submissive and devoted pupil he has become, and from whom he receives continual instruction. Thus, a disciple of Christ is one who is admitted by the Lord Jesus into His school, and who He Himself condescends personally to instruct, and who therefore learns of Him to be meek and lowly of… Read More

The Merchants Have Become Rich From Abundance of Her Delicacies “…and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” (Revelation 18:3) If we were reading these verses superficially we would have to conclude that these merchants were becoming materially rich through the abundance of Babylon’s material goods, her delicacies and the such. But what is God really telling us when we read the phrase “the merchants… Read More

And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.” (Revelation 18:14) —————————— The true merchants of the earth are weeping because there is practically no salvation to be found in the corporate church. She has fallen into harlotry, therefore the fruits of her once Godly labor are departed… Read More

In the study we are going to dig into the Prophecy of Ecclesiastes, chapter 10, but first we have to set a few guidelines which the Word of God gives us to keep us faithful and to keep us under His care. We have in Ecclesiastes 10 a chapter that is not as systematic as the previous chapters. It is a chapter filled with miscellaneous proverbs. Each verse is a proverb independent… Read More

A study of Joshua 9 When God instructed Moses concerning the nations that were living in the land of Canaan, God commanded that the children of Israel exterminate those nations, for the iniquity of the Amorites was now full. Judgment day had come for them; and that included the Hivites. God said in Deuteronomy 20:17, “Thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the… Read More

A study of Joshua 9 When God instructed Moses concerning the nations that were living in the land of Canaan, God commanded that the children of Israel exterminate those nations, for the iniquity of the Amorites was now full. Judgment day had come for them; and that included the Hivites. God said in Deuteronomy 20:17, “Thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the… Read More

I do not think there is anything scarcely that surprises me more than hearing people talk of reprobation! One says, we have nothing to do with it. Another says, it is wrong to say much about it. A third steps in, yea, a spruce sprig of self-made religion, or man-made religion, and says, “It is Christ we want”. If all the hopping, chirping birds, that send forth their notes out of their… Read More

“The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.” (John 10:13) ———— As far back as the Old School or Primitive Baptist can trace their history they have been guided by one rule only; they must have a “Thus sayeth the Lord” for any and all doctrine and practice. A doctrine or a practice without a supporting text from Scripture is as unwelcome among the old order… Read More

“Writing on Joshua 10:13, John Gill said, ‘How this is to be reconciled with the Copernican system or that with this, I shall not inquire.’ Wise man not to pretend to understand what has not been Divinely revealed. Wiser still in refusing to allow the theorizings of a Prussian astronomer to cast doubt on what He has made known, or to suggest an interpretation which ‘harmonizes’ the same with the hypothesis of… Read More

“We Christians must be different from the philosophers [modern day scientists so called] in the way we think about the causes of these things. And if some are beyond our comprehension (like those before us concerning the waters above the heavens), we must believe them and admit our lack of knowledge rather than either wickedly deny them or presumptuously interpret them in conformity with our understanding.” [Martin Luther – Luther’s Works. Volume… Read More

“There is talk of a new astrologer who wants to prove that the earth moves and goes around instead of the sky, the sun, the moon, just as if somebody were moving in a carriage or ship might hold that he was sitting still and at rest while the earth and the trees walked and moved. But that is how things are nowadays: when a man wishes to be clever he must… Read More

A simple survey of the world should of itself suffice to attest a Divine Providence. The heavens revolve daily, and, immense as is their fabric, and inconceivable the rapidity of their revolutions, we experience no concussion — no disturbance in the harmony of their motion. The sun, though varying its course every diurnal revolution, returns annually to the same point. The planets, in all their wanderings, maintain their respective positions. How could… Read More

The Christian is not to compromise so as to obscure the distinction between good and evil, and is to avoid the errors of those dreamers who have a spirit of bitterness and contradiction, who reprove everything and prevent the order of nature. We will see some who are so deranged, not only in religion but who in all things reveal their monstrous nature, that they will say that the sun does not… Read More