The Oath

It is very comforting to know that, although we are in a worthless condition, God’s love blots out our sin. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18). It is not possible to function in a daily walk of victory with Christ without...

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Next Stop, Glorification

Every born again believer has a chance to go through progressive sanctification. Though limited to time and space, the Christian has an opportunity to glorify Christ in his body (2). This is a stage between the initial act of faith and the believer’s death or translation (3), (4). Though we...

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Attitude of Selflessness

The Bible says, “Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others” (I Corinthians 10:24, NIV). This type of love in our society has been lost. People choose to gain power, influence people, and fulfill selfish needs. The world constantly teaches this concept, especially through television, which portrays...

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Hope Produces Stability

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29). Our natural disposition is incapable of producing anything but corrupt communication; however, the believer who saturates himself in grace-orientation and grace-thinking...

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The Father of Faith

God cannot deny Himself, but remains faithful “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself” (II Timothy 2:13). Did Abraham’s unbelief make the Word of God of none effect? “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That...

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Only the Blood

In the light of God’s holiness, as revealed by his Word, sin’s ugliness is manifested. But without the objective conviction of truth, sin is rationalized away.The resulting guilt subconsciously causes an aversion to the light. Phobias, obsessions, bondages, and syndromes are the inevitable consequences of an unpurged conscience. The subjective...

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Be Ready to Receive

“The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord” (Proverbs 16:1). “Prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines” (I Samuel 7:3b). As believers, we must always live...

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