Valiantly Treading Down Our Enemies

When Jesus died on the Cross of Calvary, it was done openly in view of the whole universe. After “…having spoiled principalities and powers [evil angels and their domain], He made a shew of them openly [in front of all the multitude of heaven and hell], triumphing over them…” (Colossians 2:15). The powers of darkness…

Simplicity in a Relationship with Christ

There is only one truly simple thing, and that is a soul’s relationship to Christ. A person is made simple by being restored once he gives his life to Jesus Christ. And this will always show in how he acts. That’s why the Apostle Paul said, “I fear, lest by any means…your minds should be corrupted…

“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…

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…

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…

Sitting at Jesus’ Feet to Hear His Word

“…as they went, He entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came up to Him, and said, Lord, dost thou not…