• What Are The Incidental Proofs That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    What Are The Incidental Proofs That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading

    What Are The Incidental Proofs That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading Incidental proofs of the deity of Jesus Christ: The six lines of proof of the Deity of Jesus Christ which I have given you leave no possibility of doubting that Jesus Christ is God, that Jesus of Nazareth is God manifest in a human person, that He is a being to be worshipped, even as God the Father is worshipped; but there are also incidental proofs of His absolute Deity which, if possible, are in some ways even more convincing than the direct assertions of His Deity. 1. Our Lord Jesus says in Matt. 11:28, “Come unto me,…

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    Should We Worship Jesus Christ As God And Deity – Spiritual Reading

    Should We Worship Jesus Christ As God And Deity – Spiritual Reading. We are taught in so many words that Jesus Christ should be worshipped as God, both by angels and men. In numerous places in the gospels we see Jesus Christ accepting without hesitation a worship which good men and angels declined with fear, and which He Himself taught should be rendered only to God (Matt. 28:9; Luke 24:52; Mark 14:33; cf. Acts 10:25, 26; Rev. 22:8, 9, R. V.; Matt. 4:9, 10). A curious and very misleading comment is made in the margin of the American Standard Revision upon the meaning of the word translated “worship” in these passages, and that is that…

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    Was Jesus Christ A Real Human Man – Spiritual Reading

    Was Jesus Christ A Real Human Man – Spiritual Reading. “And the word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.”—John 1:14. “Who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of man; and being found in fashion as man, he emptied himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea the death of the cross.”—Phil. 2:6-8. “There is one God, one mediator also between God and men, himself man,…

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    Who Were Jesus Christ’s Earthly Parents – Spiritual Reading

    Who Were Jesus Christ’s Earthly Parents – Spiritual Reading. First of all, the Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ had a human parentage. We read in Luke 2:7, “And she (i.e., Mary) brought forth her first born Son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  Here we are told that our Lord Jesus Christ, though supernaturally conceived, was Mary’s Son. Mary was as truly His mother as God was His Father. He had a human parentage as truly as He had a divine parentage. In the first chapter of this same Gospel of Luke, in the 35th verse, we read, “And the…

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    Power Over Elements And Nature – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus

    Power Over Elements And Nature – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus. Jesus helps to calm the windstorm and tempest while in the boat with his disciples. On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said…

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    You Can Live A Life Of Prosperity And Freedom Because Jesus Already Paid The Price

    You Can Live A Life Of Prosperity And Freedom Because Jesus Already Paid The Price. Jesus was tempted and he overcame sin so that you can overcome and triumph over temptation.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 Jesus was oppressed and afflicted so that you can experience freedom and liberty. He was oppressed and He was afflicted,Yet He opened not His mouth;He was…

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    How Can You Obtain Hope That Never Fails – Hope In Jesus Christ

    How Can You Obtain Hope That Never Fails – Hope In Jesus Christ. Hope doesn’t always come easy. Especially when life backs you in a corner and you find yourself between a rock and a hard place. Sometimes it can be tempting to think that it’s just easier to throw in the towel and give up hope in Jesus because as we watch our situations they seem impossible and the odds are stack against us. Unlike the world, that seeks for fleeting hope in passing fancies, as believers, the Bible tells us one of the ways we can develop and have hope. And this is how it goes. When we…

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    How Are Men Justified – Works Or Atonement – Spiritual Reading

    How Are Men Justified – Works Or Atonement – Spiritual Reading. In general there are two opposing views of justification: one that men are justified by their own works, i.e., on the ground of something which they do themselves. This view may be variously expressed. The good works that men speak of as a ground of their justification may be their good moral conduct, or their keeping the Golden Rule, or something of that sort. Or they may be works of religion, such as doing penance, saying prayers, joining the church, going to church, being baptised, or partaking of the Lord’s Supper, or the performance of some other religious duties.…

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    What Is Justification By Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Justification By Faith – Spiritual Reading. The first thing for us to understand clearly is what justification is. It is at this point that many go astray in their study of this great truth. There are two fundamentally different definitions of the meaning of the words “justify” and “justification.” The one definition of Justify is, to make righteous, and of Justification, the being made righteous. The other definition of “justify” is, to reckon, declare, or show to be righteous, and of “justification,” the being declared or reckoned righteous. On these two different definitions two different schools of thought depart from one another. Which is the true definition? The way to settle the…

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    What Is The Extent Of Justification In Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Extent Of Justification In Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. To what extent is a man who believes in the Lord Jesus justified? This question is very plainly answered and wonderfully answered, and gloriously answered in Acts 13:38, 39, “Be it known unto you therefore, brethren, that through this man is proclaimed unto you remission of sins: and by him every one that believeth is justified from all things, from which he could not be justified by the law of Moses.”  These words very plainly declare to us that every believer in Jesus Christ is justified “from all things.” In other words, the old account against the believer is all…

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    What Is Your Confirmation Of Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Your Confirmation Of Faith – Spiritual Reading. I want you to notice the security which Paul confidently expected for all the saints. He says–“Who shall confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This is the kind of confirmation which is above all things to be desired. You see it supposes that the persons are right, and it proposes to confirm them in the right. It would be an awful thing to confirm a man in ways of sin and error. Think of a confirmed drunkard, or a confirmed thief, or a confirmed liar. It would be a…

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    Is God A Spiritual Entity Or A Physical Entity – Spiritual Reading

    Is God A Spiritual Entity Or A Physical Entity – Spiritual Reading. First of all “God is Spirit.” This we read in our first text: John 4:24, “God is Spirit.” You will note that in your Bible, both the Authorised and Revised Versions, you read, “God is a Spirit.” But there is no indefinite article in the Greek language, and wherever it is necessary in the English translation to fit the English idiom, it has to be supplied, and it is supplied, in this case. But there is really no reason for supplying it here any more than there is for supplying it in 1 John 4:8 and translating, “God is a Love,” or in 1 John 1:5…

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    What Is The Importance Of Setting Standards And Balances – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Importance Of Setting Standards And Balances – Spiritual Reading. In the fifth chapter of Daniel we read the history of King Belshazzar. One chapter tells us all we know about him. One short sight of his career is all we have. He burst in upon the scene and then disappears. THE EASTERN FEAST. We are told that he made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before them. In those days a feast would sometimes last for six months in Eastern countries. How long this feast had been going on we are not told, but in the midst of it, he “commanded…

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    What Is The Relationship Between God And The World And The Men He Created – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Relationship Between God And The World And The Men He Created – Spiritual Reading. We turn now to a consideration of the present relation of this Personal God presented to us in the Bible, to the world He has created and to the men whom He has created. 1. In the first place we find that God sustains, governs and cares for the world He has created. He shapes the whole present history of the world. This comes out again and again. A few illustrations must suffice. We read in Ps. 104:27-30: “These wait all for thee, that thou mayest give them their food in due season. (28) Thou givest unto them,…

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    What Do You Think Of The Christ | The Deity Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Do You Think Of The Christ | The Deity Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. “Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, What think ye of the Christ? Whose son is He?”—Matt. 22:41, 42. The question that our Lord Jesus here puts to the Pharisees is the most fundamental question concerning Christian thought and faith that can be put to anybody in any age. Jesus Christ Himself is the centre of Christianity, so the most fundamental questions of faith are those that concern the person of Christ. If a man really holds right views concerning the person of Jesus Christ he will sooner or…

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    Is Jesus Perfect And Infinite In All Power, His Intellectual And Moral Attributes – Spiritual Reading

    Is Jesus Perfect And Infinite In All Power, His Intellectual And Moral Attributes – Spiritual Reading. The next thing to be noted about the Christian conception of God is, that God is perfect and infinite in all His intellectual and moral attributes and in power. 1. First of all, fix your attention upon our first text: “God is Light”  (1 John 1:5). These three words form a marvellously beautiful and overwhelmingly impressive statement of the truth. They set forth the Absolute Holiness and Perfect Wisdom of God. The words need rather to be meditated upon than to be expounded. “In Him is no darkness at all.” That is to say, in Him is no…

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    Is There One God Or More | The Trinity – Spiritual Reading

    Is There One God Or More | The Trinity – Spiritual Reading. One more fact about the Christian conception of God remains to be mentioned and that is: There is but one God. The Unity of God comes out again and again in both the Old Testament and the New. For example, we read in Deut. 4:35: “Jehovah he is God. There is none else beside him.”  And in Deut. 6:4 we read: “Hear O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.” Turning to the New Testament in 1 Tim. 2:5 we read: “There is one God, one mediator also between God and man, himself man, Christ Jesus.” And in Mark 12:29 our Lord Jesus Himself says: “Hear O Israel, the…

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    What Is The Fact Of The Resurrection Of The Body Of Christ And Our Bodies – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Fact Of The Resurrection Of The Body Of Christ And Our Bodies – Spiritual Reading. Turn first, please, to II Tim. 2:8, “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel.” Here Paul explicitly declares that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead according to the gospel which he preached. Now what was raised? Certainly not His soul. That did not die. Turning to Acts 2:27-31, we find that the soul of the Lord Jesus went into Hades, the abode of the dead. These are Peter’s words, spoken on the day of Pentecost, there recorded, “Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto…

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    Is The Lake Of Fire In Hell, Real And Literal Fire – Spiritual Reading

    Is The Lake Of Fire In Hell, Real And Literal Fire – Spiritual Reading. This is not so vital a question as the question, is there a literal hell, but nevertheless it is an important question, and I believe the question is plainly answered in the Bible, and plainly answered by Jesus Christ Himself.  To turn again to the passage already referred to, Matt. 5:22, we read: “But I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger…

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    When Does Sanctification And Being Set Apart Take Place – Spiritual Reading

    When Does Sanctification And Being Set Apart Take Place – Spiritual Reading. We now come to the question about which there has been the most discussion, the most differences of opinion, the most controversy. When does sanctification take place? If we will go to our Bibles to get the answer to the question there need be no difference of opinion. There are three parts to the answer. 1. The first part of the answer is found in:  I Cor. 1:2, “Unto the Church of God, which is at Corinth, even them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that call upon the name of our Lord Jesus…

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    Is The Devil Real And Does He Exist – Spiritual Reading

    Is The Devil Real And Does He Exist – Spiritual Reading. The first point to make clear is that there is a Devil. This is plain from our first text, John 8:44: “The Devil. . . .is.” The whole verse reads: “Ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do: He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.”  These are the words of Jesus Christ. With any one who has any right to call himself a Christian,…

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    What Are The Results Of The Atoning Death Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Are The Results Of The Atoning Death Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. 1. The first result of the atoning death of Jesus Christ is that a propitiation is provided for the whole world. We read in 1 John 2:2, “He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.” This plainly means that by the death of Jesus Christ a basis is provided upon which God can deal in mercy and does deal in mercy with the whole world. All of God’s dealings in mercy with any man are on the ground of Christ’s death. Only on the ground of Christ’s death could God…

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    What Can One Do To Get Born Again And Get Saved – Spiritual Reading

    What Can One Do To Get Born Again And Get Saved – Spiritual Reading. The question, therefore, confronts each one of you, Have you been born again? There is no more important question that you could possibly face. Face it in these pages and don’t dodge it. And that brings us to the immediately practical question, How are men born again, or what must any one here to-day, who is not born again, do in order to be born again right here this morning? This question also is plainly answered in the Word of [God; and I can give you the answer in a very few minutes and give it so…

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    My Redeemer, King And Savior Lives | Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    My Redeemer, King And Savior Lives | Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. Continually have I spoken to the reader concerning Christ crucified, who is the great hope of the guilty; but it is our wisdom to remember that our Lord has risen from the dead and lives eternally. You are not asked to trust in a dead Jesus, but in One who, though He died for our sins, has risen again for our justification. You may go to Jesus at once as to a living and present friend. He is not a mere memory, but a continually existent Person who will hear your prayers and answer them. He lives on…

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    What Is The Proof For The Personality Of The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Proof For The Personality Of The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading. There are four separate and distinct lines of proof of the Personality of the Holy Spirit. 1. The first line of proof of the Personality of the Holy Spirit is that all the distinctive marks or characteristics of personality are ascribed to the Holy Spirit in the Bible. What are the distinctive characteristics of personality? Knowledge, feeling and will. Any being who knows and feels and wills is a person. Oftentimes when you say that the Holy Spirit is a person, people understand you to mean that the Holy Spirit has hands and feet and fingers and…

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    What Is The Importance Of The Doctrine Of The Personality Of The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Importance Of The Doctrine Of The Personality Of The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading. 1. The Doctrine of the Personality of the Holy Spirit is of the highest importance from the standpoint of worship.  If the Holy Spirit is a person and a Divine Person, and He is, and if we do not know Him as such, if we think of the Holy Spirit only as an impersonal influence or power, then we are robbing a Divine Person of the worship which is His due, and the love which is His due, and the confidence and surrender and obedience which are His due. And may I stop at…

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    Was Jesus Christ Subject To Human Limitations – Spiritual Reading

    Was Jesus Christ Subject To Human Limitations – Spiritual Reading. But the reality and completeness of our Lord’s human nature comes out not only in the fact that He had a human parentage and a human body: we are also clearly taught that, while as God he possessed all the attributes and exercised all the offices of Deity, as a man He was subject to human limitations. 1. He was subject to the physical limitations which are essential to humanity:  In John 4:6 we read that Jesus Christ was weary. The words are “Jesus, therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.” But God…

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    What Was The Human Relationship Of Jesus Christ To God – Spiritual Reading

    What Was The Human Relationship Of Jesus Christ To God – Spiritual Reading. The completeness of the humanity of Jesus Christ comes out in still another matter, and that is, the relation that He bore to God as a man was the relation of a man, so that God was His God. He himself says to Mary in John 20:17, “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.”  The evident meaning of this is that Jesus Christ’s relation to God, the Father, was the relation…

  • Prayer _ Where Does Your Righteousness Come From _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Prayer | Where Does Your Righteousness Come From | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Prayer | Where Does Your Righteousness Come From | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Prayer: Jehovah Tsidkenu, thank you for covering me in your pure and clean robes of righteousness. Thank you for holding onto me in all situations. Jesus protect and keep me safe from the wiles of the devil.  When I’m tempted to believe in my own righteousness, abilities, works, talents, and accomplishments, please remind me that it is not about me but it is about you. It will always be about you Jesus. Thank you for a pure righteousness that shines bright…

  • Prayer _ God Always Rewards Good Works, Your Labor Is Not In Vain _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Prayer | God Always Rewards Good Works, Your Labor Is Not In Vain | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Prayer | God Always Rewards Good Works, Your Labor Is Not In Vain | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Prayer: Jesus for the times I’m tempted to give up,  please give me strength and endurance to keep going. Help me to persevere lord. Keep holding onto me. When I’m tempted to forget, remind me that you are a rewarded of good works and that your promises never fail. Thank you Jesus because you are bigger than me and my weaknesses. Thank you because you are a great master and my labors for you and your…

  • Prayer _ Why You Should Leave Revenge To God _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Prayer | Why You Should Leave Revenge To God | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Prayer | Why You Should Leave Revenge To God | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Prayer: Lord Jesus, for the times I’m hurt and I want to take revenge, please remind me not to soil my hands with unrighteousness. Please give me strength to trust you above myself. Please help me give you my cares, wounds, pains, losses and hurts, trusting and believing that you Lord know best. Amen. Bible Verse Reading: “For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” Hebrews…

  • Prayer _ The Truth That Saves Us From Judgement And God’s Wrath _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Prayer | The Truth That Saves Us From Judgement And God’s Wrath | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Prayer | The Truth That Saves Us From Judgement And God’s Wrath | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Prayer: Lord Jesus, sometimes the pleasures of sin beckon me to leave the throne room. Sometimes the worries and cares of this world make me lose my way. Sometimes trials and persecutions make me ask questions about my faith. Please Lord, in whatever situation that I find myself in, help me fix my eyes on you and your promises. Help me stay steadfast. Help me trust you. Help me not to take you for granted. Help me…

  • Prayer _ Finding A Place And Time For Fellowship _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Prayer | Finding A Place And Time For Fellowship | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Prayer | Finding A Place And Time For Fellowship | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Prayer: Jesus thank you for the various avenues you have availed to help me keep in fellowship and communion with other believers and brethren. Please keep opening more doors and giving me opportunities to keep in fellowship. Help me not tire serving other’s in love, faith and hope. I love and adore you Jesus. Amen. Bible Verse Reading: “Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you…

  • Prayer _ Finding Ways To Love Difficult People _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Prayer | Finding Ways To Love Difficult People | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Prayer | Finding Ways To Love  Difficult People | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Prayer: Jesus please teach me to love and do good deeds. Lord, even when it is difficult and seems futile please give me strength to forge ahead and to never grow slack. Help me to be a giver, lover and worker of good deeds. Amen. Bible Verse Reading: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10: 24 Ruth Onyx You Might Also Like: Who Is The Real Speaker In Prophetic Utterances…

  • Prayer _ Holding Onto Hope _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Prayer | Holding Onto Hope | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Prayer | Holding Onto Hope | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Prayer: Lord Jesus even when life gets hard and despair knocks at my doors, please help me hold onto hope. Never giving up on your word and your promises. Remind me Jesus that your promises are yes and amen and that you never fail. Thank you Jesus. Amen. Bible Verse Reading: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10: 23 Ruth Onyx You Might Also Like: Who Is The Real Speaker In Prophetic Utterances |…

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    What Was The Human And Physical Nature Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Was The Human And Physical Nature Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. But not only did Jesus Christ have a human parentage, He had a human physical nature, a human body. This comes out in the first of our texts, “The Word Became Flesh,” and in Hebrews 2:14 we are taught “Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also (i.e., our Lord Jesus also) himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to naught him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”  Words could not make it plainer that our Lord Jesus had a real human body, a real human physical nature. Indeed,…

  • Why Did Jesus Christ Shed His Blood And Die - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Why Did Jesus Christ Shed His Blood And Die – Spiritual Reading

    Why Did Jesus Christ Shed His Blood And Die – Spiritual Reading. 1. First of all, the Bible distinctly and repeatedly tells us by direct statement, and by countless typical reference in the Old Testament, that He died as a vicarious offering for sin; that is, that He, an absolutely perfect, righteous one, who [deserved to live, died in the place of unjust men who deserved to die. For example, we read in Isa. 53:5, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” And in the eighth verse we read, “By oppression and judgment He was taken…

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    Why Was Jesus Christ’s Death Necessary And Important – Spiritual Reading

    Why Was Jesus Christ’s Death Necessary And Important – Spiritual Reading. The first thing that the Bible plainly teaches on this question is the absolute necessity and fundamental importance of the death of Jesus Christ, the absolute necessity and fundamental importance of the shedding of His blood. The tendency of our day in Unitarian circles, and in orthodox circles that have been leavened by the corrupting leaven of Unitarianism, is to minimise the importance of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. The tendency is to make His life and character, His teaching and leadership, the main thing. Christian Science even goes so far as to deny the fact of His…

  • God's Doctrine Of Atonement Vs Unitarian And Christian Science Doctrines Of The Atonement - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    God’s Doctrine Of Atonement Vs Unitarian And Christian Science Doctrines Of The Atonement – Spiritual Reading

    God’s Doctrine Of Atonement Vs Unitarian And Christian Science Doctrines Of The Atonement – Spiritual Reading. And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. Hebrews 9:22 One of the most fundamental, central and vital doctrines of the Christian faith is the Christian doctrine of the Atonement. Without the Bible Doctrine of the Atonement you have no Christianity, but the Devil’s substitute for Christianity. Without the Bible Doctrine of the Atonement you have no real gospel, but an utterly false and soul-destroying philosophy. In speaking on the doctrine of the Deity of Christ I said: “If a man…

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    What Is The Distinction Between God The Father, God The Son And God The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Distinction Between God The Father, God The Son And God The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading. But now we come to the question, Is the Holy Spirit a distinct personality from the Father and from the Son? He might be a person, as we have clearly seen that He is, and He might be a divine person, as we have just seen that He is, and at the same time He might be only the same person who manifested Himself at times as the Father and at other times as the Son, and in that case there would not be three divine Persons in the Godhead, but…

  • What Is The Proof That The Holy Spirit Is God And Divine - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    What Is The Proof That The Holy Spirit Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Proof That The Holy Spirit Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading. The deity of the Holy Spirit: We take up first the question of the Deity of the Holy Spirit. The fact that the Holy Spirit is a person does not prove that He is divine. There are spirits who are persons but who are not God. There are five distinct lines of proof of the Deity of the Holy Spirit, that the Holy Spirit is God. 1. The first line of proof of the Deity of the Holy Spirit is that each of the four distinctively Divine attributes are ascribed to the Holy Spirit in the Bible.…

  • What Divine Offices Predict The Divinity And Deity Of Jesus Christ - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    What Divine Offices Predict The Divinity And Deity Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Divine Offices Predict The Divinity And Deity Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. There are seven distinctively divine offices. That is to say, there are seven things that God alone can do, and each one of these seven distinctively Divine offices are ascribed to Jesus Christ. The seven distinctively Divine offices are: Creation, Preservation, Forgiveness of Sin, the Raising of the Dead, the Transformation of Bodies, Judgment, and the Bestowal of Eternal Life, and each of these is ascribed to Jesus Christ. Creation is ascribed to Him. In Heb. 1:10 these words are spoken to our Lord: “And thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the…

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    What Are The Similarities Between Jesus Christ And Jehovah God – Spiritual Reading

    What Are The Similarities Between Jesus Christ And Jehovah God – Spiritual Reading. Statements which in the Old Testament are made distinctly of Jehovah, God, are taken in the New Testament to refer to Jesus Christ. We have not time to illustrate this at length, but will give but one illustration where many might be given. In Jer. 11:20 the prophet says, “But, O Lord of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.”  Here the prophet distinctly says that it is Jehovah of Hosts who judgest and triest the reins and the heart. And in the 17th chapter and…

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    What Names And Titles Prove That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading

    What Names And Titles Prove That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading. There are many names and titles clearly implying deity are used of Jesus Christ in the Bible, some of them over and over again, the total number of passages reaching far into the hundreds. Of course, I can give you only a few illustrations. Turn with me first of all to Rev. 1:17, “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as one dead. And he laid his right hand upon me saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last.”  The context shows clearly that our Lord Jesus was the speaker, and here our Lord…

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    Questions And Answers About The Beatitudes – Sermon On The Mount

    Questions And Answers About The Beatitudes. What are the Beatitudes in the Bible? Beatitude inherited its blessedness from the Latin word beatus, meaning both “happy” and “blessed.” In the Bible, the Beatitudes are a series of eight blessings, such as “Blessed are those poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Vocabulary  3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4 Blessed are those who mourn,for they will be comforted.5 Blessed are the meek,for they will inherit the earth.6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be filled.7 Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy.8 Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will…

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    Christ Is Head Of The Church – Church Family Bible Verses

    Christ Is Head Of The Church – Church Family Bible Verses. Romans 12:3-5 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 1 Corinthians 10:17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that…

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    Questions And Answers About The Last Supper

    Questions And Answers About The Last Supper. What does the Last Supper mean? The Last Supper is the final meal that, in the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper is commemorated by Christians especially on Maundy Thursday. Wikipedia And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29…

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    Questions And Answers About The Trinity – One God In Three And Three In One

    Questions And Answers About The Trinity – One God In Three And Three In One. What is the meaning of trinity in the Bible? The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Latin: Trinitas, lit. ‘triad’, from Greek τριάς and τριάδα, from Latin: trinus “threefold”) holds that God is one God, but three coeternal consubstantial persons or hypostases—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as “one God in three Divine Persons”. Wikipedia Why is the Trinity important? A fundamental doctrine. The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most difficult ideas in Christianity, but it’s fundamental to Christians because it: states what Christians believe God is like and who he is. BBC What is the Trinity symbol? A…

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    Questions And Answers About Miracles, Signs And Wonders – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Miracles, Signs And Wonders – A Quality Of Jesus Christ. What is a miracle? A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (especially a deity), magic, a miracle worker, a saint, or a religious leader. … Some coincidences may be seen as miracles. Wikipedia  What is a healing miracle? A type of faith healing in which cures appear to be miraculous. Examples of the healing power of Jesus are often described as miracles. The Free Dictionary  What was Jesus’s first miracle? The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John. In…

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    How We Change Our World And Society For Better – Faith In Jesus Christ

    How We Change Our World And Society For Better – Faith In Jesus Christ. Is it possible for us to change the world and make society better for everyone?  Yes, it is possible. If we can get people to accept Jesus Christ and invite him to come into their lives to be Lord and Savior, then we can certainly change the world and make it a better place. –By lifting Jesus Christ! –By obeying Jesus Christ! –By exalting Jesus Christ! –By living for Jesus Christ! –By following Jesus Christ! –By glorifying Jesus Christ!–By speaking about Jesus Christ! –By sharing Jesus Christ with others! –By worshipping and praising Jesus Christ! Jesus…

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    Questions And Answers About Faith – Faith In Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Faith – Faith In Jesus Christ. What does it mean to have faith? A big factor of having faith means recognizing that you have no control, that what will be, will be and that there is a greater power, whether it be a God, the universe, whatever. The Odyssey Online  What is faith biblically? “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11: 1. Faith is the connecting power into the spiritual realm, which links us with God and makes Him become a tangible reality to the sense perceptions of a person. Wikibooks  1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of…

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    Questions And Answers About Salvation And Getting Born Again – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Salvation And Getting Born Again – A Quality Of Jesus Christ. What does the word salvation? Salvation. noun. the act of preserving or the state of being preserved from harm. a person or thing that is the means of preserving from harm. Christianity deliverance by redemption from the power of sin and from the penalties ensuing from it. Dictionary What is the biblical definition of salvation? But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord…

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    Questions And Answers About Mercy – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Mercy – A Quality Of Jesus Christ. What is God’s mercy? So, to me, mercy is a “love that responds to human need in an unexpected or unmerited way.” At its core, mercy is forgiveness. The Bible speaks of God’s love for sinners – that is, for all of us. But the Bible also relates mercy to other qualities beyond love and forgiveness. The Conversation  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in…

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    Questions And Answers About Unmerited, Undeserved Favor – Grace – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Unmerited, Undeserved Favor – Grace – A Quality Of Jesus Christ. What is Grace? The freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. the influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them. a virtue or excellence of divine origin: the Christian graces. Also called state of grace.the condition of being in God’s favor or one of the elect. Dictionary  What is grace in Hebrew? The Grace of God[edit] The word ‘grace‘ literally means ‘favour’ In Hebrew it is CHEN from a root word CHANAN – to bend or stoop in kindness to another as a superior to an inferior (Strongs 2603) Wiki Books  What does the grace of…

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    Mother’s Day Gifts For The Mother Who Is Sick, Ill Or Feels Unwell

    Mother’s Day Gifts For The Mother Who Is Sick, Ill Or Feels Unwell. Sometimes, at whatever age we find ourselves in, life throws us a difficult curve. Health turns into sickness. It’s not something any of us wishes or looks forward to. Old age also comes with it’s own set of challenges, health may start to deteriorate despite our best intentions , new pains may begin and a general wear and tear process sets in. In these circumstances, sometimes, we don’t know what gifts and presents to get mothers who are suffering from one ailment or another. This list of ideas is to help you choose an appropriate gift for…

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    Mother’s Day Gifts For The Health And Wellness Conscious Mother

    Mother’s Day Gifts For The Health And Wellness Conscious Mother. Mother’s Day is around the corner. It’s that time of the year when we get to celebrate the blessing of Motherhood that God almighty bestowed on females. It’s important to honor and gift your mother while she is still alive. It’s also helpful to give your mother a gift that relates to her interests. So, if you have a mother who is health conscious, loves wellness and is always looking for products to improve her health, then these gift ideas maybe an ideal choice for a mother’s day gift for her. Take your pick and delight that special woman who…

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    The Powerful Things That The Blood Of Jesus Can Do – Faith In Jesus Christ

    The Powerful Things That The Blood Of Jesus Can Do – Faith In Jesus. Have you ever felt like the devil is viciously after you? You are probably a “good christian” and believer who does what is supposedly right and yet for one reason or another, the devil seems to be attacking you. I have felt that way. As the devil and his agents pelt accusations at me. Reminding me of past sins, transgressions and iniquities. For a long time I struggled with this. I didn’t understand what I was doing wrong to be so attacked and malingered. Then one day as I was reading through the scriptures, I came…

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    God Will Open Your Closed Doors And Deliver Your Gifts In Difficult Times – Encouragement

    God Will Open Your Closed Doors And Deliver Your Gifts In Difficult Times – Encouragement. What do you do when doors lock in your face?What do you do when doors that were previously open abruptly close? What do you do when doors that are supposed to stay closed open?What do you do when you are too weak to open closed doors?What do you do when you are too tired to close open doors?Open doors that have allowed in a barrage of issues and challenges that flood your life?What do you do when your anxieties flare up?And insecurities keep gnawing and eating at your soul?What happens when you have no one…

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    Jesus Christ, Who Has Blessed Us In The Heavenly Realms – Blessings Bible Verses

    Jesus Christ, Who Has Blessed Us In The Heavenly Realms – Blessings Bible Verses. As believers in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we are powerfully blessed and favored. But because of the pressures of life, sometimes we forget our birth right that Jesus has given us in the new convent. The Bible verses and scriptures below are a simple reminder to help us meditate on the blessings that we have. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may…

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    The New World Order – Is Facebook Part Of The Plot – Harbingers Of The End Times

    The New World Order – Is Facebook Part Of The Plot – Harbingers Of The End Times. With Mark Zuckerberg in the United States Senate answering questions about his brilliant invention known as, Facebook some thoughts come to mind. Facebook has changed World History and life as we know it. Facebook is very powerful and the tentacles of its influence and dominance far-reaching and wide. With about 2 billion users of the about 7 billion people in the world, (Approximately 30% of the world population) Facebook and it’s influence can’t be ignored.While considering these numbers, I’m reminded of Alexander the Great. He was the King of the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon…

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    Growing And Increasing – Faith In Jesus Christ

    Growing And Increasing – Faith In Jesus Christ. Today a friend asked me these questions:“How can I grow, increase and build my faith in Jesus Christ?For one reason or another, I seem to be stuck in this one place and I feel like I’m unable to move forward.”After hearing her question, my mind immediately rushed to the famous and popular scripture found in Romans chapter 10 verse 17. That says: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 This scripture shows that if we are to grow and increase our faith in Christ Jesus, then we have to listen to his word. But this…

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    Emunah – Faith That Makes The Impossible Possible

    Emunah – Faith That Makes The Impossible Possible In Hebrew, Faith is Emunah and it’s written as אֱמוּנָה . It is true that faith as defined by the writer of the Biblical book of Hebrews as; “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” is a very powerful phenomenon that is able to turn impossibilities into possibilities. Jesus once said, “faith even as small as a mustard seed could move a mountain.” When you compare the comparisons between a mustard seed and a mountain, the differences in proportions are quite mind boggling. Faith is therefore a very powerful force to be reckoned with that can only…

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