The Paradox of Dying With Christ

To be crucified with Christ is more than just dying with Him. It concerns the manner in which we follow the example of His death in a spiritual way. He bore our sins in His body on the Cross, so that we would not have to die for our sins ourselves. Now Christians are able, through…

“Deceiving and Being Deceived”

Truth, evil, deception, the Church, and the Bible  The principal sign that the coming of Christ is near will be religious deception by those claiming to be Christian leaders. Jesus warned that in the days right before His return, we should expect an epidemic of deception [lit. “sweet urgings”], when “…evil men and seducers shall wax…

Remembrance of the Gift of Life

Why is it important to bring back to our remembrance the gift of life today? The answer has always been available, but the reality is that humanity has somehow misplaced it. We have hidden it behind our own desires that accompany our everyday lifestyle, which only hinders our spiritual walk with God. What happened to…

The Power of the Wicked One and the Power of God

There are two parties or ruling powers in this world. One belongs to God, and the other belongs to “the wicked one,” or Satan. Those of God are His true believers, who are of, from and for Him. It makes no difference what the business, status, or position is of those of the second, larger…

Kept by God’s Power Through Faith

Throughout the Old Testament, images like a refuge, a shield, and a fortress are used to represent God. They describe how perfectly secure all the ones who live in Him are. The word “kept” is sometimes used as a military word in the Bible to indicate protection, as in a fortress. God is able to…

Where Should Our Hope Rest?

What is it that we are searching for? Is it for peace, joy and hope in our life? Is it what Jesus is looking for, or for something that will satisfy ourself? If we look to ourself for hope, we won’t find it. When a personal or world crisis occurs, thinking positively without living godly…

The Truth Must Hold Us

Whenever God’s Word has been put to the test, it has been found every time to be as true as the purest gold and worthy of our trust. It is God’s truth alone that protects us from evil and sets us free. But when experience alone dominates our life instead, the truth of God is…

Living in Fellowship with God

It has always been God’s desire to have a relationship in fellowship with His people. The work we do for Him has its own value, but our companionship and relationship we enjoy with Him is more important. There is no way to make our standing with God better because it is already at its best…

He Lives – I Die

When we hear messages about the sufferings and death of Christ, we often learn that Christ dying for us on the cross of Calvary is the basis for being saved. But how often do we hear that we are to die with Christ? As descendants of Adam, we all ‘died’ in him, since death was all he had to pass down to us. Therefore,…

How Does Your Conscience Cope with the Cross?

A Christian is someone who is true to Jesus Christ. Being a Christian also refers to a change concerning our conscience and what we strongly believe. Yet the Bible does not tell us to walk by the light of our own conscience, but by the light of the Lord instead. Jesus taught that we should…