These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Smyrna

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogueContinue reading “These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Smyrna”

These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church of Ephesus

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hastContinue reading “These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church of Ephesus”

An Unnamed Lamentation of a Servant of Jesus Christ

I can almost hear it. The sound of many singing pop Christian songs to the Lord, muffled through the blood that gurgles in their throats—the blood of many who reject Jesus in sincerity. They drown in it, all the while praising God in vain, thinking themselves alive and accepted. Lord have mercy. Our world isContinue reading “An Unnamed Lamentation of a Servant of Jesus Christ”

These Things Saith He – Scripture for the Laodiceans

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. – Revelation 3:20 Jesus knocks, but we don’t always open. We don’t open because we don’t want to hear what He hasContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Scripture for the Laodiceans”

Seed that Fell into Good Ground

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold (Matthew 13:8). 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty (Matthew 13:23). We areContinue reading “Seed that Fell into Good Ground”

These Things Saith He – Overcoming the Laodiceans

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither coldContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Overcoming the Laodiceans”

Considering Proverbs 11:31

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. – Proverbs 11:31 What does recompense mean? I understand this to mean, “repay” in the sense of giving someone what they are owed. We could also say that the righteous get what they have coming in this life, andContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:31”

Seed That Fell Upon Stony Places

5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away (Matthew 13:5-6). 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same isContinue reading “Seed That Fell Upon Stony Places”

These Things Saith He – The Laodiceans Overview

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither coldContinue reading “These Things Saith He – The Laodiceans Overview”

Seed That Fell by the Wayside

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up (Matthew 13:3-4). When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wickedContinue reading “Seed That Fell by the Wayside”