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Monthly Archives: October 2022

Without truth there is no regeneration; for it is by “the word of truth” that we are begotten and born again. (James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23) Without truth there is no justification; for we are justified by faith, which faith consists in crediting God’s truth, and so, gives peace with God. (Romans 4:20-24; Romans 5:1) Without the truth there is no sanctification; for the Lord Jesus Himself says, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is… Read More

“Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going to the pit, I have found a ransom.” (Job 33:24) What is that which Christ has given for the ransom of men: and from scripture it appears that it was His precious blood; for as redemption is always ascribed to the blood of Christ, as the procuring cause of it, that must be the redemption or ransom-price; and the apostle Peter… Read More

My friends, do you love to hear Christ lifted up and exalted as your all and in all? If you do, you are willing to be made less than nothing and vanity in yourselves. Professors of religion, generally, do not like to be thus humbled. They love to have something to do, in whole or in part, to recommend themselves to God. But the Lord’s salvation is not a mixture of grace… Read More

“But come not near any man upon whom is the mark.” (Ezekiel 9:6) This is a word which stands in solemn connection in a chapter concerning the dealings of God with Israel of old. Israel had been long in a backsliding state, and the longsuffering of God had been lengthened out, but even to the longsuffering of God there is a limit, and the limit had been reached, and now, as the… Read More

Has atoning blood so influenced our eyes that we see no true beauty apart from Christ crucified? Has atoning blood influenced our ears so that we can listen to no sound so sweet as that of Jesus’ precious name? Has atoning blood so influenced our hands that we are willing to labour for His sake? Has atoning blood so influenced our feet that we cannot safely take a single step without Him?… Read More

“Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.”(Psalm 51:11) Every true believer fears the removal of God’s presence and power. David prayed, “Take not thy Spirit from me.” Paul feared that, “While preaching to others I might become a castaway.” My thoughts are that this condition is manifested in the following ways: (1) We begin to experience no blessing nor benefit from the reading or preaching of the Word. When the Word ceases to convict, rebuke, burn… Read More

“Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (1st Timothy 3:16) The apostle Paul summed up the gospel for the young preacher Timothy in a most comprehensive statement. This truth of the gospel in Christ Jesus is the very pillar and ground of the truth that God’s… Read More

It is sufficiently evident, that there is a representative union between Christ and the elect, both from everlasting and in time, which is independent on, and prior to their believing in Him. He represented them as their head in election, and in the covenant of grace, and so He did, when upon the cross, and in the grave, when He rose from the dead, entered into heaven, and sat down at the right… Read More

“For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted…” (2nd Corinthians 11:4) From time to time there arises a debate on what constitutes “another gospel” (Galatians 1:6). We all know that there are differences among true and honest believers over various doctrines. When do these differences cross… Read More

“But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.” (Titus 3:4) Three times in this epistle to Titus the Lord Jesus Christ is called, “God our Saviour.” Paul believed in and preached a divine Saviour, not just a mere man, but rather the Saviour, who is Almighty God. His name is Jesus, Saviour (Matthew 1:21), who shall save His people from their sin, that declares His office. But let us not forget… Read More

O the unsearchable riches of that grace which took a countless multitude of Adam’s sons and daughters, before creation’s work was begun, and so united them to JEHOVAH-JESUS that nothing in time or eternity can ever separate them. In Him they were when He fulfilled the precepts of the law. In Him the Father saw them when down in dread Gethsemane and amid the fearful solitudes of Calvary He bore sin’s curse,… Read More

“Mortify your members which are upon the earth.”(Colossians 3:5) The word “mortify” means to deaden, subdue, or be dead. As Paul wrote in Romans 6:11, “Reckon yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” What means can be used to subdue our sinful tendencies? Labor to suppress the thoughts of sin. The old nature with its appetites and desires cannot be annihilated, but it can… Read More

“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”(Luke 16:13) Nobody can serve both God and money. No man can serve both God and greed. Debt is the number one cause of slavery and submission. The enemy of our souls through his world system is constantly… Read More

You and I stand on the verge of an eternal world, and unless God Himself say to the soul, “I am thy salvation,” we must eternally perish. The great body of professors of religion are quite satisfied in talking about or hearing of a salvation. They tell us what great salvation God has accomplished for us, if we will but close in with it, if we will but do our part; and… Read More

We do not know our needs as well as our heavenly Father does. We think we need comfort – instead we may receive reproof and rebuke. We may desire an easy and smooth path, but the LORD sees we need a path of trial. And what we need, He will give. Let us ever remember that God is the Father of His people and “He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the… Read More

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” (1st Peter 3:15) The Apostle Peter wrote: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in… Read More

I am putting together this article in hope of helping any brethren who may be suffering from intrusive thoughts. By intrusive thoughts, I mean unwanted thoughts, fearful thoughts, thoughts that torment, thoughts that lead to much mental anguish, and generally thoughts that lead to what is termed in modern times as ‘pure obsessive compulsive disorder.’ Intrusive, unwanted thoughts can be relentless to the point where you cannot sleep, you cannot maintain the… Read More

Here is what every believer knows from the testimony of scripture and from the experience and conviction of his own heart (John 16:8-11). We know, recognize and confess the problem and plague of our own heart, is sin (Romans 3:9-12; Romans 5:12). But thank God, we also know the solution for sin, Christ and Him crucified (1st Corinthians 2:2), Christ our propitiation for sin (Romans 3:25). Christ Jesus crucified (Romans 4:25), the… Read More

“And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.” (1st Kings 22:8) The believer must often feel like Micaiah must have felt with regards to what we must say to men and women…. Read More

Preached by brother William Gadsby, on Thursday Evening, May 18th, 1841, at Edward Street Chapel, Dorset Square, London. “A peculiar people.”(1st Peter 2:9) The whole verse reads thus: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” There is one little word contained in this verse… Read More

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverbs 18:10) The names of the LORD are many, and each of these names is a strong tower to the one who trusts in Him.  Are we overwhelmed with sin and guilt? Then Jehovah Tsidkenu – The LORD our Righteousness, is a strong tower to which we can run for refuge. Do dangers surround us? Immanuel – God… Read More

“If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that.”(James 4:15) The Apostle does not condemn the buying and selling of merchandise nor the lawful practice of going about one’s business. He is rebuking those who plan and promote those things without consulting the will of God or considering the uncertainty of human life. We must not say that we are going here or there, that we are going to… Read More

“And ye are complete in Him.” (Colossians 2:10) This precious word was addressed to “the saints, and faithful brethren” (Colossians 1:2); for of them only could it be said, “And ye are complete in Him.” Paul and Timothy had heard of their faith in Christ, and of their love to the brethren (Colossians 1:4). But let it be observed, their faith in Christ Jesus, and their love to the brethren, was not… Read More

I believe I know a little of the grief that Paul felt when he wrote, “Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world.” I don’t know very much about Demas, but I know that Paul believed that Demas loved Christ, loved the Gospel, and would continue in the faith of Christ until God called him home. But Demas allowed someone or something to come between him and the Lord, revealing that… Read More

God Commands Us To Seperate From Unbelievers. Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners. Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. Proverbs 14:7 Go from the presence… Read More

“….then He put forth his hand and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.” (Genesis 8:9) What a pure and lovely illustration of the absolute free and sovereign grace of God. Much to my delight and comfort the marginal reading is: “..and he caused her to come unto him.” Oh blessed and potent language of holy writ; My God through the blood of the everlasting covenant by the quickening… Read More

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1st John 1:7) To walk in the light, let us see what it is. When a truth has been once revealed to you by the Holy Ghost, you are never again in the dark on that point; that is, you… Read More

I have felt so much of the spirit of legal bondage since I could call Jesus my Lord and my God, that I declare in the presence of God, I would not go through it again for a thousand worlds. Paul knew what it was to be made “all things to all men; as under the law to them that were under the law.” And I much question that there is one… Read More

“And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.” (Job 19:26) God’s children DO see Him and WILL see Him. He whom we see is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” (John 14:9) When our Lord appeared to Thomas after his resurrection, Thomas said, “my Lord and my God.” By FAITH we see Him… Read More

“Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.” (Psalm 119:37) Turn away mine eyes! In the way of Jehovah’s precepts the psalmist longs to walk. For the statutes of the LORD are His delight, and to order his life according to them, and to observe them with all his heart, and mind, and soul, and strength, he considers a great good. To the very end he would… Read More

“He bowed himself (Mephinosheth), and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead fog as I am?” (2nd Samuel 9:8) As Mephiposheth compared himself to a worthless dog in the presence of King David for the great kindness shown to him, so is the consideration of every child of sovereign grace. As we sit at the King’s table day after day reflecting upon and delighting in the… Read More

“I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:5-6) Repentance is a work of God’s grace in the heart of every believer. Apsrt from the grace of God no man will repent. Repentance toward God is an evidence of spiritual life. One great example of what repentance is, is found in 1st… Read More

“All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest thou?” (Daniel 4:35) An arminian preacher once accused me of preaching “a whatever will be, will be gospel.” My answer was, “I preach a whatever God wills to be, will be… Read More

“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2) Almighty God, having revealed unto Habakkuk His great work in the latter days when righteousness and judgment would meet in Messiah, moved the prophet to prayer and supplication for a greater revelation of His tender mercies, mercies… Read More

“Now, LORD, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.”(Psalm 39:7) Faith is the soil, and waiting on God is a flower that grows out of it. I have no earthly expectations. “What wait I for?” I have not found it, yet I am waiting for it. I have no earthly expectations. Hope of finding anything here that can satisfy me is forgotten. My hope is in Christ. To see Him;… Read More

The Scripture Rule For Testing The Spirits That Are In The World. Preached by William Gadsby, on Sunday Evening, May 31st, 1840, in Gower Street Chapel, London. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of… Read More

Preached by William Gadsby, on Wednesday evening, May 26th, 1841, in Regent Street Chapel, City Road, London. “And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath.”(Deuteronomy 33:18) The word of God does not appear to contain a more solemnly pleasing history, as a history, than that of Joseph. And I have no doubt… Read More

“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”(1st Thessalonians 2:13) God works by and through His Word to the salvation of sinners (Psalm 19:7-8). When the gospel comes to the heart… Read More

“The word of the LORD was precious in those days.” (1st Samuel 3:1) Our heavenly Father had bestowed upon His children the precious gift of eternal life in His blessed Son. The gift of Christ to us is owing completely to His sovereign love, grace and mercy. It is He alone that merits worship, praise and thanksgiving for his unspeakable Gift. “God so loved…that He sent” – tells it all! It is… Read More

“And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for He is an holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.” (Joshua 24:19) God the Spirit here reveals the impossibility of any one, by the mere changing of the mind and determination of the natural will, forsaking their false god and serving the true and living God, or of God forgiving our… Read More

“I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.” (Deuteronomy 29:5) This miracle wrought by God for the children of Israel as they journeyed through the wilderness represents a far greater miracle of grace. The Forty Years The forty years in the wilderness represents the believer’s life in this world. Their Ageless Clothes Their… Read More

“And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them? Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.” (Deuteronomy 1:42) Although God, by the mouth of Moses, forbade (religious, earthly) Israel to go up against, or engage in battle with the Amorites, they “went presumptously up into the hill” anyway and were destroyed in “Seir even unto Hormah.” Those that were not immedietely… Read More

“Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, if leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: it is all turned white: he is clean.” (Leviticus 13:13) Our Lord saves only complete sinners. No one can come to Christ with one little bit of his own supposed righteousness to claim. The plague of leprosy is a picture of the plague of sin, which infects every fiber… Read More

“And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering. Snd he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar.” (Leviticus 8:14-15) It is the blood of Jesus Christ that appropriates justification for the chosen guilty sinner before… Read More

“The more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.” (Exodus 1:12) As Satan and the world is no match for God, neither is sin and Satan a victor over the children of God. “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerers through him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37) The more the child of God is afflicted, the more… Read More

We cannot enter upon all the particulars which might be named concerning Joseph; but there is one that I have often thought of, as typical of a false “church”. When Joseph was sold into the hands of Potiphar, Potiphar’s wife professed great attachment to him, a great liking for him, and laid herself in his way in order to manifest her great liking and attachment; but when his purity, under the teaching… Read More

“Return unto thy rest, O my soul, for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.”(Psalm 116:7) The words of the text at the head of our remarks, are peculiarly applicable to the case of a soul delivered from a state of trials, temptations and bondage. Although in our foregoing remarks we have alluded to the first entrance of quickened souls into gospel rest, the idea of returning to one’s rest certainly implies… Read More

“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) To those of you who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ from the heart and are looking to Him for your salvation, hear the good news of the gospel again! Don’t despair over your salvation because you constantly feel sinful (or fall into sin). It is the… Read More

“Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteous, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”… Read More

“He Laid Down His Life For Us.” (1st John 3:16) Here is the most profound, sublime, and glorious truth that human tongue can speak, proclaimed in seven simple, one-syllable words. There is not a long, complicated word in the entire sentence! GREAT THOUGHTS can always be expressed in simple words, such as “Thank you,” or “I love you.” But FEEBLE THOUGHTS need to be dressed up in rhetoric and fine language. Someone… Read More

Jacob is about to pronounce his dying blessings, and what does he say concerning Reuben? Reuben, “unstable as water, that shalt not excel.” (Genesis 49:4) What has Moses to say concerning this son? “Let Reuben live and not die.” (Deuteronmy 33:6) How many of you are temporarily, unconstituionally, inclined to waver and be unstable? Some are more easily moved than others. God’s grace alone can sustain and keep. But here is Reuben;… Read More

Preached by brother J. J. West, London, November 8th, 1855. “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.” (Revelation 13:8-9) I feel it to be a great point in preaching the gospel, to be able, by God’s grace and power in… Read More

Preached by Clement Arthur Wood at Zoar Chapel, Ashwell. “The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek Him.” (Ezra 8:22) In attempting to teach from these words, praying for the help of God, praying for a teachable spirit, I venture to bring before you instruction for the church of God collectively and believers individually even today. It may be helpful, and I trust profitable, if we spend… Read More

“For Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.” (2nd Corinthians 8:9) “For Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.” What is this grace? Favours freely given of God to sinners who are utterly unworthy, undeserving of the least mercy and blessing of Almighty God. Why? Because we have… Read More

“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” (Hebrews 4:9) There remaineth yet a Sabbath to the people of God; but this Sabbath is spiritual, known and enjoyed only by those who live in and after the Spirit. A Sabbath signifies a rest, and believers in Christ enter into this rest; the rest of the Jewish Sabbath, and of all the Jewish Sabbaths of the land of Canaan, &c., were… Read More

“This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.” (Luke 15:2) There are two kinds of religion in the world. One is where a person has a real knowledge of himself as a sinner. The other includes many branches, and almost all who hold it acknowledge man is sinful by nature, being taught it from children; yet they do not feel sin has seperated them from God, but think they can approach Him… Read More

We draw the attention of our readers to the important fact that truth, and truth alone, as recorded in the Scriptures, should be set before the understanding of children, as far as they are able to receive the impression of the form of sound words. What Should They Be Taught? 1. That God is the Author of all that is good, and the Doer of every good and right action, whether that… Read More

Preached by Mr. B.A. Ramsbottom at Bethel Chapel, Luton, on Lord’s day morning, December 15th, 1996. “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37) Last evening, this word, with a measure of authority, rested on my spirit: “With God nothing shall be impossible.” Then immediately it took me back to a time in my life about forty years ago when I was in black despair and could see no way out,… Read More

“He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness.”(Isaiah 61:10) A robe or garment is often used in Scripture to portray righteousness. “And to her (the bride) was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” (Revelation 19:8) When Adam and Eve sinned and “knew they were naked” (Genesis 3:7), they tried to cover their shame by making fig-leaf aprons…. Read More

“Rebuke them sharply.”(Titus 1:13) Some preached Christ out of strife and contention in Paul’s time. Many preach Christ now, it is to be feared, from no better motive; but Satan is their master, and he will pay them their wages. “Cursed be he who doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully.” (Jeremiah 38:10) By their fruits we are to know them; watch them closely, and you will see antichrist written in legible… Read More

“Many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:5) That many did arise before Jesus came in the flesh, and give out they were the messiah, history shows; and history also proves that since the Saviour’s incarnation some have arisen of the same class, and have deceived many, who were ordained to be deceived by such liars. “Who is a liar, but he thst denieth… Read More

God, this glorious head of all principalities and powers, has life eternal dwelling essentially in Himself; as God-Man, and the head of the church, He has everlasting life given Him by the Father for all His people. This we learned from His Own; gracious mouth. The words are these: “As the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.” (John 5:26) “As the… Read More

Dear friend in the furnace, I was sorry to hear at Grove that you were so poorly that you could not get out to the meeting, nor come over to Grove to see us. I hope that you are better. I should be glad to hear that you were well, both in soul and body, if it were the will of God, to which we must submit, though we often rebel and… Read More

Believers who have most knowledge are not necessarily the most spiritual. Some may and do walk more honourably and more comfortably with two talents, than others with five. He who experimentally knows his own weakness, and depends simply upon the LORD, will surely thrive, though his acquired attainments and abilities may be but small; and he who has the greatest gifts, the clearest judgment, and the most extensive knowledge, if he indulges… Read More

“And they sang 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 the blood OUT OF every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”(Revelation 5:9-10) This scripture does not tell us that Christ died, shed His… Read More

“Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” (James 2:18) James shewed his faith by such works as these: James still pursues this prating fool. Before this man is represented as saying, “I have faith;” and this report, conveyed by sounding his own trumpet, goes abroad, and another circulates it, and… Read More

The below is an extract from the memoir of Joseph Hatton who was editor of the Gospel Standard magazine for two short periods and a shepherd of Christ’s flock in Redhill, England. This brother had been greatly blessed by the Lord Jesus Christ, but he writes of a time when he felt the Lord withdrew; and for nine years he walked in a dark path, on the verge of despair. In our… Read More

“I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.” (Romans 7:21) Are you not often a mystery to yourself? Warm one moment—cold the next! Abasing yourself one hour—exalting yourself the following! Loving the world, full of it, steeped up to your head in it today—crying, groaning, and sighing for a sweet manifestation of the love of God tomorrow! Brought down to nothingness, covered with shame and confusion, on… 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) This prophecy and promise of God given through the prophet Joel is the same promise given by the apostle Peter in Acts 2:21. It is also repeated by the apostle Paul… Read More

 “For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.”  (Joel 1:6) A Nation is Come Up Upon My Land Joel 1:1-5 In Review: 1 – ¶The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. 2 – Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in… Read More

“Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.”(Joel 1:5) “Awake Ye Drunkards” Awake!  Meaning to arise or watch.   Psalms 35:23 – Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. Psalm 17:15 – As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. We wonder why… Read More

2 Peter 3:10 – But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Not only will the earth be destroyed, but the heavens as well! The LORD will create a new heaven and a new earth at that time and not, as many claim, a thousand years in the future after some type of a golden… Read More

“Beloved, let us love one another.” (1st John 4:7) Not just love our family, friends, and those who love us, but all people, ESPECIALLY ALL BELIEVERS! “For love is of God.” That is, love not only is the command of God, according to His will and well-pleasing in His sight, but love comes from God. It is the fruit of His Spirit and the evidence of regeneration; for everyone that truly loves is born… Read More

“Let no man decieve you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”(2nd Thessalonians 2:4) “And the king shall do according… Read More

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.” (1st Corinthians 15:3) The gospel is not just that Christ died. The gospel is how that He died for us according to God’s eternal and immutable decree, “the scriptures” (Acts 2:23: Revelation 13:8). • The scriptures declare that His death was appointed (Genesis 3:15; Genesis 22:8; Psalm 22; Psalm 69; Matthew 16:21;… Read More

“Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one.”(Deuteronomy 33:8) 1. Are the true Urim and Thummim with Christ? Are all lights and perfections in Him? Let us then go to Him for both. Under all our darkness let us go to Him for light; the treasures of light, as well as the words of eternal life, are with Him; therefore, whither shall we go but unto Him? Let us… Read More

This word “Nicolaitan” is a transliteration of a Greek word which is made up of “Nico,” which means ,“to rule over or conquer,” or “victorious over” and “lait” or “Laos” which is “the common people,” the laity. Essentially, Nicolaitanism is the most common form of Church government. It is none other than the Clergy-Laity system. The first time they are mentioned, the Lord Jesus says that He hates their deeds. “But this… Read More

“Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.” (Song of Solomon 1:3-4) It will be inconveivably blessed in heaven, where there is no opposition… Read More

“What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?”(Matthew 22:42-45) After the Pharisees and Sadducees had peppered and bombarded the… Read More

“And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.”(1st Samuel 4:13) The ark of the covenant was the visible sign of God’s presence with Israel. Made according to the pattern given to Moses in the mount (Exodus 25:10-22), it was the first… Read More

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the… Read More

HAVING expressed our views freely in former numbers of this paper, upon the intolerant spirit which is manifested by certain Protestants, in their indefatigable efforts to control and manage all the schools and fountains of mental improvement of our country, and to enforce their sectarian dogmas upon the community, without regard to the consciences, or constitutional rights of those who honestly dissent from their standards of orthodoxy; and also in the extraordinary… Read More

“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I… Read More

“I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints).” (1st Corinthians 16:15) The word addicted means; to surrender ones self habitually, or to become dependent upon, or to be very enthusiastic about. We usually use this word in a negative way, but here in reference to the believer it is very positive,… Read More