‘I Am’: The First and the Last

Alpha. Omega. The Beginning. The Ending. The First. The Last. These were words Jesus used to describe Himself. Notice the use of the definite article “the” before some of these words. This article is one of limitation, a narrowing word in its work as a modifier. The placing of “the”...

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The Ferry Boat over the Jordan

Some have written about trains and boats and long journeys; T. DeWitt Talmage illustrates the crossing from earth to heaven too. His tale is called, “The ferry boat over the Jordan.” Talmage’s allegory details it, but I must quote the main points only. He begins: “Every day I find people...

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Prepared to Meet Our God

What will it be like to stand before Jesus? The very thought could terrify us, especially if we are of the understanding that He is who He says He is – the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Judge of the whole earth. One of the first things...

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The Holy City in Our Hearts

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3) “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words will endure forever” (Matthew 24:35) These are things Jesus told His...

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Home Going – Hope

“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God” (Hebrews 4:14) I’m listening to a song entitled “Almost Home.” Yes, us believers are almost home. However, Jesus is passed into the heavens, already. Oh, our Savior and destiny-carrier is...

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Open Doors and the Revelation

The book of Revelation intrigues us because of what it tells about the future for the earth, this place we call home. The imagery that the Apostle John provides in detail speaks to us about how things are viewed from above. We are given a variety of word pictures that...

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The Throne Above

God answers His people in times of uncertainty and turmoil. The answer that He most often gives is this: “I am the Lord and I change not; fear not, I am in control.” Think of what we read in Isaiah 6. A major transition point has come and the man...

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God Made Known

“Whom you therefore ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). This was the point Paul sought to drive home to a distinguished group of hearers. These ones fancied themselves as the brightest and best at human reasoning. They were thinkers and talkers – mostly talkers really. Every new...

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The Little Scroll and Mysteries

John the Apostle saw many things, more than any other man really. Consider that he walked with Jesus and was part of the inner circle with Peter and James, his brother. He witnessed the raising of Jairus’ daughter, the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount, and the agony of the...

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How Very Present God Is

Psalm 46 declares to us that God is our “very present help in trouble.” I have been thinking much about just how present He is. He is “very present,” present beyond our comprehension. He is above, beneath, to the left, and to the right. Everywhere present, God is. Circumstances being...

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