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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Ecclesiastes 1:5 – The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. Genesis 1:16 – And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also. Genesis 1:14 – And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs,… Read More

An in depth discussion on the origin of the Kabbalah and its evil influence on us today. Especially as it relates to the false religion of heliocentrism. “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to the trust, avoiding profane and vain babbling, and oppositions of science so called.” (1st Timothy 6:20)

John Foxe (1517-1587) was born in Boston, Lincolnshire in 1517. He never rose to occupy high office within the Church of England, but the incomparable literary work for which he is most well-known, and for which he will forever be remembered was as the chronicler of the Christian martyrs from the earliest times. Originally titled by him as “Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days, Touching Matters of the Church”,… Read More

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2) Naturally we have no affection for anything else. There is no such thing as a spiritual desire or a heavenly affection in our soul, when we are in a state of unregeneracy. So fallen are we that we love, and cannot but love the world, and the things of the world. We have no heart for anything but the… Read More

“Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.” (Philippians 1:30)

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31)

“The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.” (Micah 2:13)

“I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.” (Isaiah 45:2-3)

“And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:” (Hebrews 12:27-28)

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” (Revelation 2:17)

“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” (Hosea 6:3)

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” (1st John 5:20)

“Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1st Peter 1:5)

“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.” (Psalm 39:7-8)

“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22)

“Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)” (Genesis 49:22-24)

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth… Read More

“I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.” (Psalm 119:32)

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25)

“Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.” (Deuteronomy 33:29)

“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:42-43)

“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14)

“And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.” (Genesis 32:26)

“And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved… Read More

[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.] “The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;” (Psalm 20:1-2)

“Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.” (Song of Solomon 7:11-12)

“Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?” (Jeremiah 5:12)

“But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.” (Matthew 9:12)

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

“I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.” (Psalm 2:7) Few subjects in the Word of God are more sublime and comforting than the contemplation of our dear Redeemer in His many offices, character, mission, and in particular, His very being. This is holy ground; all who approach here must tread reverently, and in humility. Our many years of… Read More

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.” (1st Corinthians 3:6-8) It is impossible to review the subject of rewards without an additional deliberation of blessings, for as… Read More

There is a great difference between law and gospel, works and grace, the letter and the Spirit; and between a legal commandment and a life-giving commandment. The former bids us work for life, the latter bids us live: “When thou wast in thy blood, I said unto thee, live.” At which command the sting of death flies, and life and immortality are brought to light. William Huntington

“And sitting down they watched him there.” (Matthew 27:36) Jesus, the Son of the Living God, was in the final dire hours of His earthly ministry. However appalling His violent death may seem to some, nevertheless it perfectly fulfilled the will of His Father. He was hanging on the vile Roman cross between two convicted thieves. His final night on this earth before dying had been spent in trial under three separate… Read More

“This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:5-6) The first resurrection is a spiritual resurrection. It is the resurrection of sinners from spiritual death to spiritual life in Christ (John 5:25). This first resurrection begins… Read More

Prayer is the blessed means which God has appointed to bring every grace from Christ to the believer. The believer is to let his requests be made known unto God, and for his encouragement God says that the prayer of the upright is His delight. Yes, He says that He loves to hear it. “Let Me hear your voice, let Me see your face! For your voice is pleasant, and you are… Read More

To give you a description of false faith is more then I can pretend to, unless you will allow me to describe true faith and oppose it to false, and so lead your mind in the line between the two. As for the faith of arminianism, I believe it to be worse than the faith of devils; for I have heard arminians mention the awful decrees of God, and wantonly laugh at… Read More

I never heard or read of an individual, who had been led into the glories of sovereign grace, who did not cling to the same truth as his only support in the hour of death. I never heard that any such when they came to die regretted that they had carried the doctrine of grace too far or exalted Christ too much. William Rushton

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) The person of Christ as God in human flesh is a marvelous mystery which we cannot grasp in its fullness and depth. But the Scriptures tell us that it was necessary that He be made flesh and dwell among us… Read More

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) The Lord did not shield His disciples from the truth and reality of believers living in a sin-cursed world and in the midst of people who have no love or regard for the Gospel truth. He told them plainly… Read More

From a Letter by William Huntington I have watched narrowly to see what good effects this doctrine of yours produces among those where it is perpetually enforced, and I can see nothing produced to make me fall in love with it, unless it be blindness, confusion, feigned humility, and struggling under bondage; being influenced with malice against the gospel; calling everything that tends to make poor sinners free and happy, Antinomianism, not… Read More

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the… Read More

In this passage of scripture Peter is comforting the children of God with the assurance of Christ’s second advent. If you will read the chapter carefully, you will observe that the apostle makes a clear and deliberate distinction between “us” who believe and the scoffers who believe not. Unbelieving scoffers arise and say, “Where is the promise of his coming?” And Peter tenderly protects Christ’s sheep from such raging wolves by those sweet assurances. “The… Read More

“Love Not The World, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1st John 2:15) Nothing is more dangerous to the souls of men than the love of the world. Nothing more effectually chokes out the influence of the gospel in a man’s heart than the cares of this world. Nothing is more difficult to avoid than… Read More

Like all other aspects of the Mosaic Law, the Old Testament sabbath day was but “a shadow of good things to come” (Hebrews 10:1). We often hear Sunday referred to as “the sabbath.” You may think that “sabbath” is just an old-fashioned word for Sunday. But that is completely wrong. Sunday is the first day of the week. Saturday is the seventh day. That was the sabbath day. Sunday is not the sabbath,… Read More

“Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.” (Haggai 1:5-7) The Lord Jesus… Read More

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.” (Joel 2:32) Joel 2:32 tells us that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be delivered,” – saved by the grace of God. That means that… Read More

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (1st John 4:8) “God is love.” As we are blessed to contemplate this sublime theme from time to time, we feel a sense of shame. Shame that we are so unthankful; shame that we are so ignorant, and shame that we are so cold and lifeless. Yet, despite this we rejoice that we have a precious hope, little as it may… Read More

“Then said one unto him; Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” (Luke 13:23-24) On another occasion the disciples asked a similar question in this regard as follows: “When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?”… Read More

“And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17) The story of this young rich lad is found in Matthew 19, and Luke 18 as well as the book of Mark, thus giving it prominent weight in the Scriptures. Unlike many other multiple accounts in the Gospels,… Read More

“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.” (Luke 23:33) The predestinated moment in time had come. Jesus was at the appointed hour, and according to the Eternal will of the Father, was crucified with two malefactors. Matthew and Mark describe them as thieves, while Luke and John do not…. Read More

“When Jesus heard it he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Mark 2:17) The Gospel of Mark begins with the record of great manifestations of our Lord’s power over physical sickness and uncleanness, and His power to cast out devils, making whole those that were suffering divers afflictions. In… Read More

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.” (Ephesians 1:4-5) In this heaven-inspired language the apostle implies three characters: First, The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with… Read More

“This Man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.” (Luke 15:2) This was spoken by the Pharisees, in a derogatory way, as they despised and hated Christ, for they were attempting to earn salvation by their own works. Their sneering statement was a tremendous truth. What a wonder of wonders we have here! An infinite, holy and sin-hating God, receiveth poor, sinful rebels in the Person of the lovely Lord Jesus Christ, God’s well-beloved… Read More

“These that have turned the world upside down are come hither.” (Acts 17:6) What an unwitting testimony did the unbelieving Jews of Thessalonica give to the power of the gospel, when they complained thus! “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither” (Acts 17:6). There were those at Thessalonica of whom it could be truly said that their lives had been turned upside down. Paul writes to them in 1st Thessalonians 1: “Knowing,… Read More