Archive for March, 2016

Punishment is Often Not Pleasant but Necessary

March 31st 2016

Punishment is Often Not Pleasant but Necessary

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. (Hebrews 12:11 KJV)

Chastening, discipline, punishment, or correction are all words used in the Bible to describe a penalty set forth towards a child of God by God the Father for their own spiritual good.  God sets certain penalties and promises in place in His children’s ...

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The god of This World is a Thief

March 30th 2016

The god of This World is a Thief

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)

The god of this world is a thief who desires to steal our spiritual joy and destroy our livelihood.  His wish for all mankind is that they exist spiritually dead both in this world and for all eternity.  His ...

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Time Unaccounted for Often Comes Back To Bite

March 29th 2016

Time Unaccounted for Often Comes Back To Bite

And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. (2 Samuel 11:1 KJV)

This statement of truth is so true in the life of David.  He had spare time upon his hands because he ...

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Not Every Man is Called of God

March 28th 2016

Not Every Man is Called of God

Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure. (1 Timothy 5:22 KJV)

God has given much responsibility to those He has called to preach.  They are responsible before God for their preaching, teaching, and leadership.  They are, in essence, holding the spiritual future of souls according to their teaching and direction of leadership.  Preachers cannot afford to take their office of spiritual authority lightly.

Paul is ...

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Yes! He is Risen!

Peter and John were likely quite astonished at what they heard with their ears coming from the reliable firsthand witness of Mary who had risen early in the morning and arrived at the tomb of Jesus Christ to find it empty and Jesus Christ up and about alive!

When told of this incredible event both men, the Apostle John and Peter, instantly took off running towards the burial cave of Jesus Christ to see for themselves exactly what had taken place.  ...

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Do You Resemble Sinful Adam?

March 27th 2016

Do You Resemble Sinful Adam?

And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: (Genesis 5:3 KJV)

Adam was the first man to be given the “breath of life” and to exist as a trichotomy (body, soul, and spirit) upon this earth.  He was created and formed perfectly by the hand of God, to exist as an extension or image of God (Father, Son, and ...

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His Return Will Be Swift and Sudden

March 26th 2016

His Return Will Be Swift and Sudden

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:27 KJV)

Lighting creates a brilliantly charged light show often complete with booming sounds of thunder in the sky.  It can be both seen and heard for a great distance.  Lighting is a powerful phenomenon, a marvel of nature, controlled by the hand of God.

A thunderstorm ...

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Are You a Clandestine Disciple of Christ?

The Bible tells us that Joseph of Arimathaea was a lawyer and speculation is strong that perhaps he was also a member of the Sanhedrin Court.  He was further described as “an honorable counselor…” in Mark 15:43.  Joseph was a lawyer and perhaps a clandestine follower of Jesus Christ who chose to parade in secret of darkness in support of Truth.  

Was he a Disciple of Christ by night who was living and speaking a double standard in life by daylight hours among pharisees?  It ...

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Separating from Ungodliness is Not a Choice but A Command of God

March 25th 2016

Separating from Ungodliness is Not a Choice but A Command of God

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. (2 Thessalonians 3:6 KJV)

God calls for separation, not only from those who are unsaved, but He calls His saints to separate from other saints who are disorderly or backslidden in their walk with God.

God ...

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God’s Eyes Cannot Look Upon Evil and Wickedness

March 24th 2016

God’s Eyes Cannot Look Upon Evil and Wickedness

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he? (Habakkuk 1:13 KJV)

God is perfect and pure.  His eyes are unadulterated.  He is not able to look upon evil.  God is entirely separated from evil and darkness found flourishing in this world.  ...

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