A Servant For Our Sakes

The Creator of the universe humbled Himself to take on the form of a human body. He did not employ His divine assets, but learned obedience by the things He suffered. Jesus Christ allowed the Father to control His disposition. Although He was God in human form, He had no...

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Intensifying Hunger

“And it came to pass that as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). Notice that Jesus’ disciples did not interrupt His prayer. Intrigued with His intercession, they wanted to know his secret....

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Winning Battles

A problem commonly faced by believers is subjectivity. Subjectivity is placing supreme value on what we think, feel, and experience instead of what the Lord reveals. We must see that the battle is the Lord’s (1). It is not our battle. Even our lives are not our own (2). What...

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Vessels of Honor

“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some of honour, and some to dishonour” (II Timothy 2:20). There are different vessels for the Lord’s service – vessels of grace and of disgrace. The only...

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I Will Keep Thee

Perhaps there is only one power on the earth that can even remotely be compared to the saving power of God, and that is His ability to keep and preserve the believer. With so much discussion and debate surrounding the believer’s preservation, it is most assuring to hear God’s final...

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Christ – Our Total Savior

The Christian community is divided into two categories of people – those who seek to establish their own righteousness and those who are resting in Christ’s righteousness (2). First, there are those who believe that salvation is only initially based on Christ’s righteousness, and who then strive in the energy...

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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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