September 17, 2020
Psalm 41:9 (KJB) Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
This pointed verse from the book of Psalms speaks to us about a trusted friend and advisor, or a “friend-enemy,” who stabs another well-meaning soul in the back. I am sure if you have lived on this earth for any length of time, you can relate to this back-stabbing incident.
The closet application in ... Continue Reading →
September 16, 2020
Renewed Minds Naturally Bring Reasonable Service
Romans 12:1-2 (KJB) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The Apostle Paul is encouraging believers, then and now, to renew ... Continue Reading →
September 15, 2020
The Door Is Wide Open
1 Corinthians 16:8-9 (KJB) But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
The Apostle Paul is quite happy to spend some additional time in Ephesus because the door to hearts is wide open here. However, do not be fooled, though it was an easy time for him to preach the gospel message; however, at the end of this scripture, ... Continue Reading →
Preserved Words Bible Studies a Part of First Love Ministries Guest Post Series
Song of Solomon
…feed thy kids beside the shepherds’ tents.
Song 1:8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds’ tents.
Read, first, verse 7 again. SHE asked to know where he fed his flock. She said that she did not want to sit under another shepherd, look like a traitor, or ... Continue Reading →
September 14, 2020
Your Reflection In The Mirror
James 1:23-24 (KJB) For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. Nonetheless, Jacob sought the will and way of God in this situation.
As a person grows older, often he or she comes to a time when they despise ... Continue Reading →
September 13, 2020
If It Must Be
Genesis 43:11-14 (KJB) And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: 12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your ... Continue Reading →
September 12, 2020
1 Corinthians 4:1-2 (KJB) Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
The Apostle Paul is beginning the fourth chapter of the letter to the Corinthian Church by giving solid spiritual advice; it is pertinent for this ancient church and our world today. God desires that each of His spiritual offspring is found ... Continue Reading →
September 11, 2020
Wisdom and Understanding
Proverbs 3:13-18 (KJB) Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ... Continue Reading →
September 10, 2020
Abide In The Vine
John 15:4-5 (KJV) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
These verses give us important instructions for living a successful spiritual life in ... Continue Reading →
The Nature of Satan
Satan is a Person
In the previous two articles, we established that Satan is not some made-up impish character in red flannel drawers – that is Hollywood’s image. We established using the Bible the creation of Satan and His fall. In this article, we want to see what the nature of Satan is.
Satan is a fallen angel from the heavenly world and hence it is not unreasonable to believe that he possesses a body. Perhaps ... Continue Reading →