The Oil of Blessing

In Psalm 133, the word “descend” is used three times in order to emphasize the vital point. This particular passage refers to Mount Hermon. The dew descended upon both the low and high places. No matter how deep the valley, the oil will descend there to permeate the land with...

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Conformed to His Image

The transformed believer enjoys tremendous freedom. II Corinthians 3:17b says, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” This liberty comes as the Christian is freed from his natural disposition, with its inevitable anxiety and loneliness, and is transformed into the image of his Lord. “But we all,...

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In the Foundation

In today’s society, it is very common for men and women to try to establish a business, a career, or a lifestyle that will remain throughout their lifetime. As Christians, we often seek to establish what we prefer, hoping God approves of it. Hebrews 12:28 instructs us to receive a...

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Stewards of Grace

God’s grace is not dependent upon us; grace depends upon the Giver, never upon the receiver! Since Christ received us when we were still sinners (2), we should, therefore, receive one another (3). We minister to the needs of others through the Word of God, with a redemptive spirit and...

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Quickening

Many times the believer finds himself becoming physically drained halfway through a day because of an especially strenuous task or because of a lack of sleep. He needs energy to go on. This believer can be quickened according to God’s Word even at times when he is physically and emotionally...

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Life Line

What would you think if someone said to you, “Breathe without ceasing?” You would not take offense at it. the apostle Paul said, “Pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is to the Christian what breathing is to all mankind. The prayer of the saints are precious (2). Prayers are...

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Our Goal

Philippians 3:10 is often quoted but seldom understood. It sets forth the Christian’s goal, then the means and process by which that goal is reached, thus holding the mind steadfast. “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable...

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Be Aware of the Enemy

Our enemy, Satan, is quite a mastermind. We must learn all that we possibly can about his kingdom so that we will be equipped to battle, for he walks about as a roaring lion “seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8). There are three basic things that Satan watches...

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