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Monthly Archives: June 2022

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” (Titus 2:13) A Saviour ‘to come’ has been the hope of the Assembly of God in every age and dispensation. The Old Testament saints looked for His coming to save; the saints of the New Testament look for His coming to reign–even “the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”  There are, in… Read More

“And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” (Malachi 3:17) God’s people are His jewels – His own special treasure! In what sense are the saints, God’s jewels? Jewels are precious things; the Hebrew word for jewels signifies a treasure. A treasure is made up of costly things: gold, and diamonds and… Read More

“He hath done all things well.” (Mark 7:37) Yes, from first to last, from our cradle to our grave, from the earliest pang of sin’s conviction to the last thrill of sin’s forgiveness, from earth to heaven; thiswill be our testimony in all the way the LORD our God has led us in the wilderness: “He hath done all things well.” In providence and in grace. In every truth of His Word…. Read More

“And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.” (Isaiah 65:19) The glorified weep no more, because all causes of grief are gone! There are no broken friendships, nor blighted prospects in heaven. Poverty, famine, peril, persecution, and slander are unknown there. No pain distresses, and no thought of death or bereavement saddens. They weep no more because they are perfectly sanctified! No “evil heart… Read More

“Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.” (Job 29:18) Job’s nest was very comfortable and appeared to be very secure. It was on high and not to be easily reached. He knew that death could reach it but he thought that nothing else would disturb it. His conduct was consistent, his conscience was quiet; God was his Father, and providence was his friend. “I thought: Surely I shall die in… Read More

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” (Philippians 4:11-12) Whatever affliction or trouble a child of God meets with, it is all the hell he shall… Read More

“…having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.” (Philippians 1:23) It is the desire of a true saint to be gone from this present world, “having a desire to depart.” What a wicked man fears — that a godly man hopes for! The worldling desires to live in this present world forever; he knows no other heaven but earth — and it is death to him to be turned… Read More

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1st Peter 5:7) Carry all your concerns to Him — in the arms of faith! The LORD knows all His people — all their needs, and all their trials. He thinks upon them — to bless, deliver and supply them. He keeps His eye upon them — in all places, at all times, and under all circumstances. He has them in His hand — and will not loosen His hold…. Read More

“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” (1st Corinthians 2:2) This was the great theme of the apostle’s preaching, and he had proved that it was the power of God unto salvation to every one who believed. Christ and Him crucified should be the main theme of the servants of God still; for human nature is the same, the need of sinful men is the… Read More

“That in Me ye might have peace.” (John 16:33) Peace in self! That never can be found. Peace in the world! That never can be had. Peace in sin! God forbid any of His children should dream of peace there for a moment. Peace in the things of time and sense! Are they not all polluted—all baubles, toys, passing shadows—smoke out of the chimney—chaff of the summer threshing floor? Can a tried, tempted, dejected believer, cast down with the difficulties of the… Read More

“Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by His name.” (Deuteronomy 10:20) Mark, my soul, this threefold obligation: To fear the LORD To serve Him To cleave to Him Help me, O LORD, my God, as one redeemed by the precious blood of Christ, to live in obedience to this command. Maintain in my heart a holy reverence for Your name—a filial… Read More

“I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.” (Hosea 14:4) Backsliding “in heart” is a serious evil. But open departure from God and indulgence in sin is far worse, as it brings a reproach upon the name of Christ, and serves to harden the ungodly in their evil ways. The backslider not only dishonours the truth and grieves the Holy Spirit, he also fearfully wounds… Read More

“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” (John 12:26) What an honour it is to be a servant of the Lord Jesus! It is an honour that is not confined to any particular condition in outward life. Not only are those who labour in the word, Christ’s servants, but also the humblest labourers in His vineyard! … Read More

“But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” (Hebrews 11:16) “For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” (Hebrews 13:14) “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:14) God has prepared… Read More