Archive for June 1, 2012
In every believer’s heart there is a constant struggle between the old nature and the new. The old nature is very active, and loses no opportunity of plying all the weapons of its deadly armoury against newborn grace; while on the other hand, the new nature is ever on the watch to resist and destroy its enemy. Grace within us will employ prayer, and faith, and hope, and love, to cast out the evil; it takes unto it the “whole armour of God,” and wrestles earnestly. These two opposing natures will never cease to struggle so long as we are More >
We are engaged in a great war with the Philistines of evil. Every weapon within our reach must be used. Preaching, teaching, praying, giving, all must be brought into action, and talents which have been thought too mean for service, must now be employed. Coulter, and axe, and mattock, may all be useful in slaying Philistines; rough tools may deal hard blows, and killing need not be elegantly done, so long as it is done effectually. Each moment of time, in season or out of season; each fragment of ability, educated or untutored; each opportunity, favourable or unfavourable, must be More >
In Matthew 27:55, many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him.
There have been a lot of women’s right movement in the past 100 years. While it is true that women have been under-appreciated by men, a lot of people try to make it seem as God feels the same way about women as men do. That couldn’t be further from the truth. As we have seen in the past, people use the Bible for their own personal advantage. If we read the Bible for ourselves, we can clearly see that men are not valued more than More >
In Matthew 21:31, Jesus asks the Pharisees and religious leaders, “Which of the two (sons) did the will of his father?” They replied to Him, “The first.” Jesus then said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.”
When Jesus brings the truth of life down to our own level, it is impossible to deny it. He plainly asked which of the two sons did the will of the father, and they replied the obedient son. When God gave the Law, the children of Israel said they would do it. However, God’s More >