Category Union

The Definition of Righteousness

Ge 15:6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Righteousness, what it isn’t. It isn’t what my two dictionaries say it is, ‘morality, adhering to moral principles’, or ‘morally right, very good’. Abraham’s life informs us that Abraham was not morally upright. If it was a case of being […]

Divine Exchange

Isa 61:3  To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”  As believers in the Lord Jesus, we […]

If I Make My Bed in Hell, Thou Art There

The heart of the stabilizing revelation to me and what has become the total answer to all life for me has been that there is only One Person in the universe, and that the whole universe is His myriad forms of Self-manifestation. Of course I am immediately dubbed a pantheist and am often asked if […]

Ephesians 1

Says we are . . . Saints Faithful Blessed with all spiritual blessings Chosen Holy Blameless Predestined Adopted as sons Accepted in the Beloved Redeemed Forgiven Lavished with His grace To the praise of His glory Saved Sealed Redeemed Given faith and love We have . . . Knowledge of the mystery Obtained an inheritance […]

God with us

We don’t need to run after God’s attention; we already have it. Psalm 139:7 David laments: Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from you presence? God is present with us. But God is more than present with us, He knows us. He doesn’t follow alongside of us, He lives inside […]

All Things

Ask the Crucified One who authored his death and He will reply, ”My Father.” If crucified by the will of God, as horrifying as the experience was, it must end in triumph! The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. Seen rightly, even pain and suffering are agents of God’s steadfast love, escorting […]

God’s Glory Restored To Us

John 17:22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: When God made man, the Bible says that God crowned him with glory and honour.[1] The word crowned here means to encompass or to surround like a glorious circle. The glory of […]

Loving As He

When the Holy Spirit asked me to love every tramp on the road it was not I who really became responsible for them but God. He said, “You do to them what the father did to his prodigal son in the parable.” I knew well what that father did; I had preached on it many […]

The Mystery of Godliness

“Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh” (1 Timothy 3:16). Godliness is a mystery! Fail to grasp this fact and you will never understand the nature of godliness. God did not create you to have just an ape-like capacity to imitate God. There would be no mystery in […]

Division

The primary cause of the [denominational] divisions is the institutionalism and organisationalism of the churches, which, without vivifying the life of the believers in them, smothers or drives it out of the ecclesia, and makes [the churches] merely dead institutions. Christians who really have life in Christ cannot exist within such a corpse and will […]