October 10th, 2017
Rejected by His Own
John 1:10-11 (KJB) He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
Sometimes, those who are the closest to us can also serve as some of our harshest critics. Experiencing rejection and ridicule from others is common. In fact, Jesus Christ experienced rejection in His short-lived ministry upon this earth.
He tells us throughout the canon ... Continue Reading →
October 4th, 2017
John 18:30 (KJB) They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
“If he were not a malefactor…” this was the specific motive given by Jewish leaders about their insight and reasoning for delivering Jesus Christ over to be crucified. They labeled Him a malefactor. This means they labeled Him criminal though He was innocent of any crime.
Nobody, according to the law, could rightly lay a ... Continue Reading →
October 3rd, 2017
Blessed and Bound for Eternity
Luke 6:22 (KJB) Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
It may seem like persecutions, rejections, and hatred is painting a wide swath of evil across this land. Growing so large, in fact, that it may seem as if it is threatening to completely swallow up every man ... Continue Reading →
September 24, 2017
The True Temple
Hebrews 9:24 (KJB) For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
Jesus Christ is sitting down (because His spiritual work is done) in heaven at the right hand of His Father, God. Jesus Christ did not enter into the Old Testament holy of holies, or the tabernacle, because the Old Testament system ... Continue Reading →
September 10, 2017
Expect Suffering and Temptation
Hebrews 5:8 (KJB) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.
Jesus Christ is God and was born in the flesh a man. While alive on this earth Jesus Christ faced temptation, and suffering and had to make His own a personal choice through prayer to be obedient to God His Father.
You must also choose first to be obedient to God the Father, secondly be obedient to your earthly ... Continue Reading →
September 6th, 2017
Not on Your Terms
Matthew 16:24 (KJB) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Yes, it is true God does meet any person right where they are at in this life.
However, God does not meet them on their terms. A true encounter with God only takes place in the midst of His spiritual terms. God cannot, and will not, lower Himself to ... Continue Reading →
September 4th, 2017
Philippians 4:13 (KJB) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Overbearing is an adjective commonly used to describe someone who is bearing more of themselves than necessary. This person has too high of an opinion about himself and offers too little of an opinion of another.
A dictionary might define it in these terms:
- Overly convinced of one’s own superiority and importance:
arrogant, haughty, high-and-mighty, insolent, lofty, lordly, overweening, prideful, proud, supercilious, superior.
Common expressions used to describe one ... Continue Reading →
August 14, 2017
Bad News Was Made Spiritually Profitable
John 16:7-8 (KJB) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
Jesus Christ is speaking to His disciples about the near future. He is giving ... Continue Reading →
August 7th, 2017
Love or Hate
John 15:23 (KJB) He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
Anyone who hates Jesus Christ hates God. For they are one in the same Spirit, not divisible or separable.
The Bible tells us that many foolish people in this world hate even the name Jesus Christ. Just the mention of His name draws ire and anger welling up in the heart of any person with heart hardened towards things of God.
The mention of God, Jesus Christ, or ... Continue Reading →
August 1st, 2017
A Concern, A Call, A Corral, and Compassion for The Sheep
Mark 6:34 (KJB) And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ had crowds of people following His intriguing teaching. The needs of the people were apparent, both physically and spiritually, and Jesus was moved with compassion.
Not only was ... Continue Reading →