Day Star

In Second Peter, we have an interesting Greek phrase: "…until the day star arise in your hearts." The key word "arise" is anatello. The phrase refers to doctrine arising in your heart to the extent that it totally controls your essence by the Spirit and the Word. Numbers 24:17 told...

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Finished Work Faith

Paul was very serious about the Finished Work. He prayed that those who preached "any other gospel be accursed." The "perverted" gospel was removing the Galatians from the grace of God. For those who did this, Paul prayed that they would be accursed, which means they would be heading for...

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Who Are We to Judge?

When I argue with another Christian, in principle I am taking Christ’s name in vain and doing despite to the Spirit of grace. Now, if I were the only one affected by the chastisement, that would be one thing. But the chastisement can also affect my family and children because...

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Our Privileges

We have such a privilege now because of the birth of Christ and because of His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. We are members of His body, flesh, and bones, joined to Him as one spirit. Jesus is closer to us than anything we can see with our eyes because...

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Little Is Much …

God is always using the little people, and He always uses people doing "little" things, like giving the cup of cold water. He uses the things that seem insignificant, like the swaddling clothes, the manger, and the animals' crib. He always uses the small things and the little things-but in...

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Love Made Perfect

Consider the words, "Herein is our love made perfect." Multitudes of Christians today lack an understanding of how to make love perfect. It is not intentional. But if only we could grasp how this love is made perfect in us then we would enter into a brandnew understanding of spiritual...

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God Does the Changing

Victory is ours through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57). It is not by works; it doesn't come by trying to change. Victory comes by receiving a change from God through His gift of grace. Many Christians do not understand that they can never change themselves. We say in our frustration,...

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