Linked to Him

The prospect of hope for the future has a foundation in the past, which is the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead on our behalf (2); (3). It is this foundation that causes our destiny to be inextricably tied to Christ’s destiny (4); (5). It is God’s ultimate...

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The Ability Which God Giveth

The believer who functions outside of God’s divine resources is destined for a day of frustration and despair. This is so often the testimony of those who spend more time “frustrating God’s grace” (Galatians 2:21), in contrast to those who allow that grace to labor through them (2). God has...

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Clinging to the Eternal

So often “sure things” in life cannot be counted on, and “lasting things” fade away. It is only the eternal things of God that can be counted on to last. The person who hopes in the Lord shall never be ashamed. In Luke 10:38-42, Mary sat at Jesus’ feet hearing...

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In the Cleft of the Rock

In Song of Solomon 2:13, the figs represent the first-fruits of the Spirit in the believer’s new life in Christ. The fig tree endures the test of winter’s trials, and the figs remain on the branches until spring, representing the manifestation of God’s life in the believer through trials. As...

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Pray Continually

Job made it a practice to get up early and to sanctify his sons every morning (2). His mind was not occupied with a business deal or controlled by the monetary system. Instead, Job did what we must do. That is, when we arise each morning, we are to praise...

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Peace to Finish

We are living in a day when many Christians are victoriously finishing the course. However, at times believers will not complete a call or job that they have started. When tests come, they quit. There are those who put their hand to the plow, but take steps backwards as the...

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Putting Jesus First

Jesus lived truth, and then He taught what He lived (2). He said, “If any man will do his [the Father’s] will, he shall know of the doctrine” (John 7:17a ). A person who merely talks about his beliefs, but never practices them, is not putting Jesus first in his...

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Do You Have a Cause?

John 12:27 says, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.” Jesus had a heart that was broken for all mankind for which cause He suffered the death on the Cross. “The Son...

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