We are made Kings and Priests by Christ

“To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6 NKJV Love was the formal cause. Washing from the guilt of sin in His blood was … Read more

Lord, You Have been our Dwelling Place

“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.’ ” Revelation 21:3 NKJV God’s covenant with man begins in seed form immediately after the fall … Read more

Repent and Return

“You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you, Says the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:7 NKJV The Lord proclaims over and over through his prophets to His people – Repent and return to Me, and I will relent from my chastisement and … Read more

The Psalms – A Declaration of Christ the King

Many Christians would be able to point to psalms that very obviously speak of God’s promised Messiah-King. Think of Psalm 2, “The Lord said to me, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you,’” or Psalm 41, “Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against … Read more

Christos Doulos (Christ’s Servant)

Are you depressed, bitter, angry and not understanding what’s going on in your life; are you fearful of the future, do you feel like God has let you down or more than that that you let God down; are you struggling with thoughts of the past, things that you have done and seen that are … Read more

Revelation 20:1-10 – The Millenium – Ben Warfield

From The Princeton Theological Review, v. 2, 1904, pp. 599-617. With the opening of the twentieth chapter the scene changes (xx. 1-10). Here we are not smitten in the face with the flame and flare of war: it is a spectacle of utter peace rather that is presented to us. The peace is, however, it … Read more

What is the Visible Church?

Devotion – Who is a member of the Visible Church? James Bannerman, “The Church of Christ”, page 77 To answer this question, it is only needful to bear in mind the true nature of the visible as contradistinguished from the invisible Church. The visible Church consists of the whole body, not of the elect, but … Read more

Who are Members of the Invisible Church

Devotion – Who is a member of the Invisible Church? James Bannerman, “The Church of Christ”, pages 73-74 To answer this question, it is necessary to make the important distinction in what is necessary to constitute a man a member of the invisible church and what is necessary to constitute a man a member of … Read more

Devotion

What is eternal life? Does this question matter to you? The Bible defines it with this verse. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3 NKJV Eternal Life is defined by Jesus as knowing God as the only true God … Read more

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6 NKJV We live in a society where most of our basic needs are readily provided. It is not often that we are facing dire hunger or thirst. People in third world countries face these situations more than we do, … Read more