In verse 16 he goes on to tell us that "By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness." In other words, we all know that godliness boggles the mind, when we stop to think about it. How in the world have I been made righteous enough to stand before the God that is said to be a consuming fire?
It is truly miraculous how a book that took over 1200 years to write, by over 40 authors, in 3 different languages, could dovetail or fit together so perfectly. For instance, Moses and the children of Israel were liberated from Egypt and sent out to worship and serve the living God. When they came to … Continue reading A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS AND A HOLY NATION
The One who knew only the perfect and infinite love of the Father for all eternity became the object of His infinite and righteous wrath. Every sin, for every sinner, for every generation, throughout all the world was laid upon Jesus in 3 hours.
Did you ever get frustrated after hearing a talk about some aspect of Christian living because there just didn’t seem to be a clear articulation as to where you were to get the power to make it happen? Maybe it was a “how to” live with difficult people, or be pure in singleness, or have … Continue reading HOW TO BE HOLY
A familiar expression in our day and culture is “It’s party time,” which is equivalent to “Let us eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die.” Death has always been something that people absolutely hate to talk about and even more so hate to think about or face. It is a reality that few … Continue reading God of the Living
“Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” Galatians 3:3 Confusion ensues when people think they can do what they want because they are not under the law, when in reality those who are not under law are under grace. Grace is that state by which … Continue reading Victorious Faith III
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require. Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.” Psalm … Continue reading The Acceptable Sacrifice I
"And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper." Romans 1:28 It is unreasonable to acknowledge that sin exists and refuse that a holy God would judge it harshly, this inconsistency is a lack of … Continue reading Wicked People
“And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it… When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have … Continue reading A Time for Miracles part 2