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Monthly Archives: January 2022

“And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.” (Joshua 24:12) Some of the preacher brethren have been criticized as being “extreme” on the doctrine of predestination, just because they believe that God predestinated and controls the whereabouts of chiggers, fleas, flies and gnats, and these preachers are neither afraid nor… Read More

“Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:2) When the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, it was in great mercy and condescension to reprove and correct him. Job had spoken words without knowledge and darkened counsel. Words without knowledge are words of ignorance. Job spoke ignorantly by questioning God’s providence. He presumed it to be harsh and unjust. Any words that put a question mark on… Read More

“Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.” (John 16:32) The Hour! It was coming! Yea, it has already come, though the disciples did not yet realize its awful implications. Somehow they are filled with fear and apprehensions of evil things impending that night; their hearts… Read More

“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.” (Romans 2:1) The apostle introduces this second chapter by combining it with the first when he says: “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judges.” “Therefore.” The question is, wherefore? Wherefore is this particular man whom the apostle addresses inexcusable? It is… Read More

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.” (John 5:25) Christ was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. (Romans 4:25). Therefore, the resurrection of Christ from the dead is God’s own verdict that all His own are justified in Him. And when we experience, by faith,… Read More

“For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God…” (1st Peter 3:17-18) For Christ also hath once suffered for sins! O, there can be no doubt about it, even though we repeat it with fear and trembling, our Lord is not the only one, though He… Read More

“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer.” (Revelation 2:10) —————————— How important to us, as having immortal souls and having to do with a Holy God, is the position we stand in relation to the Word of God, whether against us are directed its threatenings, or whether for our comfort are its blessings. Not one jot or tittle will ever fail from being fulfilled in each of our cases; God… Read More

“And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.”(Ruth 2:20) Christ is in every text in the Word of God be it Old Testament or New Testament. In every text in God’s Word there is a road that leads… Read More

“But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.” (Matthew 27:20-22) The will of the people had spoken. It was not at all… Read More

The Word of God fixes the eyes of hope of the children of God upon the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ as the consummation of all things, and the final realization of all God’s promises to them. For salvation does not consist in this that God saves out of this world a number of people and takes them to heaven, but in the establishment of the kingdom of heaven, the new… Read More

Most people have heard of the parable that we are going to be studying as ‘the parable of the sower and the seed’, but the emphasis of this parable is the fact that there are four types of soils which represent four types of hearers when the Gospel is preached. In Matthew 13 in verse 1, it says, “The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea… Read More

Song of Solomon 1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon’s. Song of Solomon 1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. Song of Solomon 1:3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. Song of Solomon 1:4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought… Read More

Song of Solomon 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. Song of Solomon 2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Song of Solomon 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. Song of… Read More

Song of Solomon 3:1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. Song of Solomon 3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. Song of Solomon 3:3 The watchmen that go about the city… Read More

Song of Solomon 4:1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. Song of Solomon 4:2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them. Song of Solomon 4:3 Thy… Read More

Song of Solomon 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved. Song of Solomon 5:2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister,… Read More

Song of Solomon 6:1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee. Song of Solomon 6:2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies. Song of Solomon 6:3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies. Song of Solomon 6:4 Thou art beautiful,… Read More

Song of Solomon 7:1 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince’s daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman. Song of Solomon 7:2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies. Song of Solomon 7:3 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are… Read More

Song of Solomon 8:1 O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised. Song of Solomon 8:2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother’s house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate. Song of Solomon 8:3 His left hand should be under my head, and his… Read More

“In the days of Noah, the ark was a preparing, eight souls were saved by water, the like figure where unto even baptism doth also now save us, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” (1st Peter 3:20-21) The water was the wrath of God during the great flood in the days of Noah that destroyed all of mankind save for Noah and his household. It was the pitch that was the picture… Read More

“The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.” (Proverbs 15:8) There is a manifest difference made in His elect by grace and the Holy Ghost. God makes His children “upright” and inspires them with the “Spirit of grace and of supplications” (Zechariah 12:10), and in the prayer of the upright are to be noticed the following things: 1. A plain confession before God that… Read More

“They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”(Revelation 7:16-17) He is sufficient for eternity. Our religion, if a real one, has a life through eternity; that is, our… Read More