Archive for March, 2012
Know: (verb) – be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; have fixed in the mind; know the nature or character of; be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; perceive as familiar.
Above is the definition of the More >
read the bible in a year: day 44 Hebrews 9:15-28
15 And for this cause it is through him that a new agreement has come into being, so that after the errors under the first agreement had been taken away by his death, the word of God might have effect for those who were marked out for an eternal heritage. 16 Because where there is a testament, there has to be the death of the man who made it. 17 For a testament has effect after death; for what power has it while the man who made it is living? 18 So that even the first More >
Pilate delivered our Lord to the lictors to be scourged. The Roman scourge was a most dreadful instrument of torture. It was made of the sinews of oxen, and sharp bones were inter-twisted every here and there among the sinews; so that every time the lash came down these pieces of bone inflicted fearful laceration, and tore off the flesh from the bone. The Saviour was, no doubt, bound to the column, and thus beaten. He had been beaten before; but this of the Roman lictors was probably the most severe of his flagellations. My soul, stand here and weep More >
There is a blessed proportion. The Ruler of Providence bears a pair of scales-in this side he puts his people’s trials, and in that he puts their consolations. When the scale of trial is nearly empty, you will always find the scale of consolation in nearly the same condition; and when the scale of trials is full, you will find the scale of consolation just as heavy. When the black clouds gather most, the light is the more brightly revealed to us. When the night lowers and the tempest is coming on, the Heavenly Captain is always closest to his More >
read the bible in a year: day 43 Hebrews 9:1-14
1 Now the first agreement had its rules of worship, and a holy order. 2 For the first Tent was made ready, having in it the vessels for the lights and the table and the ordering of the bread; and this is named the holy place. 3 And inside the second veil was the place which is named the Holy of holies; 4 Having a vessel of gold in it for burning perfumes, and the ark of the agreement, which was covered with gold and which had in it a pot made of gold for the More >
In Matthew 27:8, the field the chief priest used to purchase the field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
No matter how the truth is attempted to be twisted, the truth will always be the truth. The chief priest used the money thrown back at them to buy a burial field but the people called it the Field of Blood. It was blood money. It seems we are still using that same blood money today. The 30 pieces of silver used to purchase the life of Jesus has gained interest over the past 2,000 years. 2,000 years ago, God More >
Why did Jesus suffer himself to be enrolled amongst sinners? This wonderful condescension was justified by many powerful reasons. In such a character he could the better become their advocate. In some trials there is an identification of the counsellor with the client, nor can they be looked upon in the eye of the law as apart from one another. Now, when the sinner is brought to the bar, Jesus appears there himself. He stands to answer the accusation. He points to his side, his hands, his feet, and challenges Justice to bring anything against the sinners whom he represents; More >
In Matthew 21:3, Jesus continues to say, “And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”
Sometimes we can get easily discouraged because of our circumstances and the road blocks we encounter when we try to do things for the Lord. The devil is always trying to make it seem impossible to do what God has commanded us to do. How are we to respond to these situations? Are we to argue? Are we to cry? Are we to give up? Not at all! Jesus tells us to More >
A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. You have read lives of Christ, beautifully and eloquently written, but the best life of Christ is his living biography, written out in the words and actions of his people. If we were what we profess to be, and what we should be, we should be pictures of Christ; yea, such striking likenesses of him, that the world would not have to hold us up by the hour together, and say, “Well, it seems somewhat of a likeness;” but they would, when they once beheld us, exclaim, “He has been More >
In Matthew 27:7, the chief priest conferred together and with the money Judas threw back at them, they bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers.
People try to justify their wickedness by doing “good deeds.” The religious leaders were so “sweet” to buy a burial field for strangers with the money they used to kill Jesus. As we have seen before, results do not justify the methods we use to obtain those results. God does not honor lying, stealing, betrayal, and especially murder. There is the mentality today that people or organizations can do something wicked or even illegal since More >