"There was a rainbow round about the throne." ...Revelations 4:3

The visions of Revelation chapters 4 to 11 are all related to the throne of God (Rev 4:2); those of chapters 12 to 22 to the temple of God (Rev 11:19). At the outside of the former we see a rainbow around about the throne; inside the latter we see the arc of the covenant in the temple. God's throne is established for the government of the universe....

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulders" ... Isaiah 9:6 "For unto you is born this day ... a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord!" ... Luke 2:11

  There is a wonderful plan and purpose of God for us in that Jesus Christ was born on Christmas day. One small step for God, one gigantic leap for mankind! This is the day that God Himself appeared on the earth dressed as a man. Jesus was not born to just grow up and die for our sins and to prove that He was God. Jesus was born onto the earth...

"Here is the patience and the faith of the saints." ....Revelation 13:10

There are those who cry, "How long?" who find it hard to exercise patience any more. But it is significant that right at the start of this book which deals with judgement, John should describe himself as, "Your brother and partaker with you in the tribulation and kingdom and patience which are in Jesus Christ." This book of Revelation brings us to ...

"Apart from me ye can do nothing." ....John 15:5

The temptation always to try to do something in our Christian life so as to be a "something" is ingrained in all of us because it is ingrained in human nature. How often is it only at the point of utter despair with ourselves that we remember the Lord and we relinquish to Him the task that He is so ready and so able to perform! The sooner we do so ...

"I know whom I have believed." ....2 Timothy 1:12

If you ask a number of believers who have entered into a 'Born again' experience in Christ, how did they come by that experience, some will say in this way and some will say in that way. Each stresses his own particular mode of entering into the Christian life and produces Scripture to support his personal experience. But unhappily, many Christians...

"Fear not ye, neither be dismayed ... for the battle is not yours but God's" .....2 Chronicles 20:15

Fight to get the victory and you have lost the battle at the very outset! Your discomfiture as a Christian starts the moment you begin to reckon that 'you' must win. Suppose Satan sets out to assault you in your home or in your business. Difficulties mount up, misunderstandings arise, a situation you can neither deal with nor escape from threatens ...

O"She hath wrought a good work upon me." .....Matthew 26:10

When the Lord returns and we see him face to face as He is, I trust that we shall all pour out our treasures and ourselves at his feet. But what about today - what are we doing with Him today? Are we pouring out ourselves today and anointing Him? Several days after Mary broke that alabaster box and poured the ointment on Jesus' head, there were som...

"The priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth." .....Malachi 2:7

In this day of deception and falsehood in the Church, it is possible that much so-called spiritual-revival is on a wrong basis. Spiritual gifts are displayed without measure, but unless there is a ministration of Christ, it is like having many utensils but with nothing in them to use them for. Yet it is worse, for without Christ, so called spiritua...

"While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."....Romans 5:8

Seeing the price of our redemption, how can we do other than to give ourselves totally to the Lord Jesus? "By the mercies of God I beseech you," pleads Paul in Romans 12. Throughout the preceding eleven chapters he has recounted them, God's divine mercies, all the way. God's love led Christ to die for us in the first place, so as to give us His lif...

"If, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled shall we be saved (delivered) by His life." .....Romans 5:10

God makes it quite clear in His word that for every human need He has but only one answer and that answer is His Son. In all of His dealings with us, He works by taking us out of the way and substituting (putting) Christ in our place. Jesus, the Son of God, died in my place, as my substitute on the cross, to pay the price of my sins and secure my f...

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