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"When Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men ... and pursued." ....Genesis 14:14

Lot had been quick to settle down in the land he should not have; before long he was to lose all his possessions in it. By contrast, as this chapter reminds us, Abram was the Hebrew, the "passer-over," the pilgrim. It is they who are content to remain in transit in the land of promise who have real power against its enemies. Abram had been right to...
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"Behold I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels." .....Exodus 34:10

Many of us do not differentiate clearly between the promises of God, the accomplished facts of God (His mighty works) and the Covenant of God. Promises are given to encourage faith but often we cannot rise up to believe God's promises. At times we can hardly even lay hold of divine facts because current appearances seem even to make a lie of them t...
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"Present yourself unto God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God." ....Romans 6:13

We need to 'know' before we can grow as Christians. Many have taken this word 'present' here to imply consecration, without looking carefully into its content. Of course that is what it does mean, but not in the sense in which we are inclined initially to understand. It is not the consecration of our old self with its instincts and resources, its n...
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"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted." ....Psalm 46:10

If God's throne seems to rock, can our hand steady it? Some appear to think so. One such was Jacob. God had clearly stated that he should rule, and in all he did he aimed only to forward God's plans. He saw God's election and he embraced it. But then one day he learned that his father had sent Esau hunting with a view to giving him the blessing ins...
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"God ... made us to sit with Him in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus." .....Ephesians 2:6

What does it really mean to sit? When we walk or stand, we bear on our legs all the heaviness and weight of our body, whereas when we sit down our entire weight rests upon the chair which we sit on. We grow weary when we walk or stand, but we feel rested and refreshed when we have sat down for a while. In walking or standing, we expend a great deal...
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