The Kingdom That is Above

Jesus faced Pontius Pilate, a vapid and insecure Roman leader. The Son of God had been turned over to the authorities, brought there by the leaders of His own people. The Jews feared this Man of mystery and miracles. His words were what bothered them most. He clothed His lessons...

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Forsake Not

“And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.  And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.  And Shem and Japheth took a garment,...

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Open Ears, Plain Words

“And they bring unto Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech Him to put His hand upon him.  And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue; And looking...

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Sad Things Come Untrue

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What’s happened to...

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A Saving Work

“I’ll master it” said the axe:  …and every blow made his edge more blunt till he ceased to strike.” “Leave it to me” said the saw:  and with relentless teeth he worked backwards and forward…till his teeth were worn down and broken. “Ha ha” said the hammer. “…I’ll show you the way.” But...

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The Blood

“Sin does not overcome the blood; it is the blood that overcomes sin.” Lewis Sperry Chafer Sin comes touting a broad range of particulars, all originating from the ugly self-life of man’s cursed nature. Sin weighs in as big, monstrous, hideous, shocking, diabolical, subtle, sleazy, rebellious, or a thousand other...

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Crumbs from the Table

“… a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David, my daughter is severely oppressed by demon’” (Matthew 15:22). A mother, living in the territory that gave the world Jezebel, pleaded for her daughter. She came to the Son....

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SATISFIED WITH HIS LIKENESS

As we continue to behold in the Word of God as in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, we are constantly being transformed into His image, from glory to glory. (II Cor.3:18) But even now, in the whirlwind of wickedness of this world system, we are already as He...

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How Very Present God Is

Psalm 46 declares to us that God is our “very present help in trouble.” I have been thinking much about just how present He is. He is “very present,” present beyond our comprehension. He is above, beneath, to the left, and to the right. Everywhere present, God is. Circumstances being...

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The Tower and the Ladder

The Tower of Babel brought people together for the wrong reason. Men and women were unified in their uniformity, dedicated to a construction project that they were sure would stand tall and speak for them. One language and one way of thinking existed. Bricks were fitted together with slime as...

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