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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The Language of Calvary

Ever since the Tower of Babel (2), language has been a barrier that keeps us from communicating with the world. But there is a language that everyone can understand – it speaks of the heavens and the earth. It declares the glory of God (3). God’s Son is the commanding...

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Opened Ears

“Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened” (Psalm 40:6). The greatest thing that God desires from each believer is not necessarily something external that we can give or do for Him. The Lord wants to open our ears so that we can concentrate on His...

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Indebted to Grace

In the beginning of Psalm 51:17, David, out of a deep consciousness of guilt, gives strong evidence that his heart was broken. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” (Psalm 51:17). We, as Christians, must acquire this...

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Security

So many people reach out for security in anything they can find. But is it really possible for us to find true security? The dictionary defines the word “security” as “freedom from care, apprehension or doubt — a well-founded confidence.” In the midst of our struggling society and rising divorce...

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The Call to Freedom

The great historian, Will Durant, expressed it well when he said, “The first condition of freedom is its limitations.” In today’s culture, man’s freedom and liberty are limited to himself. Man has placed himself as the end result and solution to all things. The call to freedom is for people...

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Choose to Obey Him

The desire of God’s heart is that all men might come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and that none would perish (2). “He that winneth souls is wise,” because he knows the desire of God’s heart, and manifests His character to the lost in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and...

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Eternal Value System

The Word of God richly resident in the believer (2), coupled with the filling and controlling of the Holy Spirit (3), produces an eternal value system of his life. This means, by faith, we begin to “look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are...

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Objection Overruled

The natural man deems it objectionable that God would justify the ungodly (1) who simply believe in Christ (2). Often, we as believers in Christ, who have had His light sine into our hearts, begin to subtly object to the glory of that grace and to lean on our own...

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