Reward Her Even as She Rewarded You

I mentioned recently that I am taking some time away to sort out a problem I ran into when working on “These Things Saith He.” I am working on it, though, the demands of this life are weighing me down to a despairing degree. I am taking some steps to help carry it all better,Continue reading “Reward Her Even as She Rewarded You”

Something Isn’t Right, But Some Things Are

Have you ever been in the middle of a project and ran head-first into a brick wall? That’s kind of what just happened to me. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Though, walking into walls literally isn’t uncommon for me. As is my nature it seems, literally and metaphorically or spiritually, sometimes I get so focused onContinue reading “Something Isn’t Right, But Some Things Are”

These Things Saith He – Overcoming Ephesus

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God (Revelation 2:7). What is it that Ephesus must overcome if they are to avoid having theirContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Overcoming Ephesus”

These Things Saith He – Ephesus Overview

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 – Ephesus Overview”

These Things Saith He – Symbolism and Phrases Used in the Letters to the 7 Churches

Prophetic symbols and phrases convey ideas and meaning that goes beyond natural understanding. Some of these are explained explicitly while others are not, leaving room for interpretation based on what is revealed in scripture and by the Spirit of God. This chapter considers the interpretation of symbols and phrases seen throughout the letters to theContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Symbolism and Phrases Used in the Letters to the 7 Churches”

These Things Saith He – Method of Interpretation

There are several ideas about how prophecy should be interpreted and this is a subject that one can research on their own. The perspective taken within the contents of “These Things Saith He” is based on this idea: God does not look at things from the same perspective as man does. Man looks at theContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Method of Interpretation”

Adultery As Defined By Jesus: Part 3

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it fromContinue reading “Adultery As Defined By Jesus: Part 3”

Considering Proverbs 11:5-6

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness. The preservation of the righteous and the destruction of the wicked is a common theme within the proverbs. As IContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:5-6”

These Things Saith He – Introduction

We have had many superstars and champions of the Christian faith. It isn’t hard to name a few influential figures. We have looked to the great reformation leaders of old who founded the mainline Christian denominations we have today. We have looked to radio evangelists, televangelists, and in the modern era, all manner of onlineContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Introduction”

Fellow Students Instead of Superiors

Approaching our brethren as fellow students of Jesus and the Apostles and not as their superiors opens communication. If you have a Christian blog or some other form of educational/exhorting/edifying public ministry, then you probably have something to share. That’s good. I have things to share too. I was just thinking about the way weContinue reading “Fellow Students Instead of Superiors”