“These things saith, the Amen…” From Revelation 3 in the Letter to the Laodiceans. Verily, Verily, I say unto thee… How many times did Jesus begin a statement by saying, “verily?” This is the same word as “Amen,” and it means “truly.” This is used to accentuate the truthfulness of the statement and the significanceContinue reading “Jesus is the Amen.”
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Unto the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, andContinue reading “Unto the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia”
Concluding Considerations for the Letter to the Church of Philadelphia
For Ministers of Jesus It is important for minsters of Christ to set a good example of the patience of Jesus Christ. This seems to have a few applications. One, this means turning away from a life of wonton sin and love of this world. Yet, it also means being an example of patiently enduringContinue reading “Concluding Considerations for the Letter to the Church of Philadelphia”
For thou hast a little strength…
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, andContinue reading “For thou hast a little strength…”
Love That Surpasses Understanding
One of the things that I’ve read about in scripture is “peace that surpasses understanding.” That is something that I hope for, and I have experienced this peace in varying measures at times–though not at all as consistently as I’d like. There are many things that chip away at our peace. For some, relationship problemsContinue reading “Love That Surpasses Understanding”
Jesus Opens and Shuts the Way.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” [i] As Christians, our hope isContinue reading “Jesus Opens and Shuts the Way.“
The Most Persecuted Group in Our Nation Is…
Standing up for the oppressed is an honorable thing to do. Most people have their idea of which groups should be stood up for, and anyone who refuses to acknowledge their so-called victimhood are targeted as oppressors, perpetrators of false-information, or peddlers of hate crimes. There are many so-called victims. There are trans victims andContinue reading “The Most Persecuted Group in Our Nation Is…”
Jesus Has and Is the Key of David.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throneContinue reading “Jesus Has and Is the Key of David.“
Does Anyone Have Faith?
For most of my life, I thought that everyone was a Christian because most people said that they were. I grew up in a family of people who said they were Christian. The people I went to school with were Christians. It was rare to hear of someone who did not believe in Jesus. Now,Continue reading “Does Anyone Have Faith?”
Jesus is True.
“To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” [i] There are many kinds of truth, but there is only one truth that saves mankind, and this is He who isContinue reading “Jesus is True.”