Now We Know Him

“Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer” (2 Cor. 5:16).

One of the greatest tasks we are given as Christians is to live apart from the flesh. To do it while being in the flesh seems mountainous

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To Whom I am Sending You…

“But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;  17rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the

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The Holy Spirit

“And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning” (Acts 11:15).

The Holy Spirit is an enormously significant person to the interests and life of believers. Without Him salvation cannot be worked out. Salvation in a person is triggered by His action and is firmly established

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The Truth

“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7).

Imagine a situation where you are in dire need and someone just comes along the way to your aid. There’s no telling how joyful you feel; your

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Lift Up your Eyes

“Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?’ Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest” (John 4:35).

By looking at this passage we quickly understand that Jesus spoke of proclaiming the kingdom of God to the lost. While farmers

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These Great Buildings

“And Jesus said to him, ‘Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down’” (Mark 13:2).

Scholars as well as students of the Bible allure the above passage to the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70 during the reign of Titus, the emperor of Rome. While there is no debating it, since the

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Putting All Things Together

“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man” (Eph. 3:16).

It is understood that God always has positive feelings toward His children. When we are obedient to Him, those feelings are expressed toward us in various ways which we never

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A Desperate Return

“However, the men rowed desperately to return to land but they could not, for the sea was becoming even stormier against them” (Jon. 1:13).

A desperate attempt to bypass God’s will is vain. When God wants us to do something and we try to take a detour, it doesn’t go well. The case of Jonah is an interesting chapter

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Weeping and Lamenting

“Now they were all weeping and lamenting for her; but He said, ‘Stop weeping, for she has not died, but is asleep’” (Luke 8:52).

A plain reading of this verse does not reveal everything.

The child is actually dead even before Jesus came to the official’s house. Yet, Jesus spoke on the contrary. It is as if the

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Cherubim and Palm Trees

“It was carved with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces, a man’s face toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion’s face toward the palm tree on the other side; they were carved on all the house all around.” (Ezek. 41:18-19).

The above paragraph is from the scene of

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