Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:11). Why did the Apostle Paul make such a bold statement in our opening verse? He says count yourself dead to sin, but alive to God. This is because in the mind of justice, when Jesus died, you died in Him. But...
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very grea t (Genesis 26:12-13). Isaac had received an instruction from the Lord, not to leave his country to Egypt because of the famine in his country. Of course,...
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand...
Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come (Psalm 102:13). The Christian is one who's specially favoured of the Lord. In Psalm 102:13 above, David spoke prophetically about the new creation: "This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created...
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (Romans 12:3). Acts 14 tells us that Paul was preaching in a city called Lystra, and he noticed a certain man who...
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin (1 John 1:7). God's Word is light. Light defines, describes, and makes manifest. If you turn off the light in a room, you won't be able to see things in that room with your optical...
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph (Psalm 47:1). Our opening verse is talking about the shout of victory. Some people shout out of fear, but in Christianity we shout in victory. We shout unto the Lord with the voice of triumph. It's like the shout the children of Israel gave in conquering...
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name (Psalm 74:20-21). The Hebrew word translated "earth" in the scripture above also refers to world or nations. The dark places of the earth or of the...
He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me (Psalm 18:19). "A large place" means a wealthy place; being born again, you're the seed of Abraham, and a joint heir with Christ. Effectively, this means the whole world belongs to you. It's too late for you to be poor or be counted as the...
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world (1 Peter 5:8-9) . Ephesians 6:13 says, "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,...