Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb

God’s judgements And I saw another sign in the heaven, great and marvellous: seven messengers having the seven last plagues,1 for the wrath of Elohim was ended in them. Footnote: 1See 21:9. And I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and… Read More Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb

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Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19)

Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19) Deuteronomy 2, Proverbs 29, John 12 Deuteronomy, which we are now reading is, to some extent, a kind of history lesson to the next generation – the children of those who had died in the wilderness. This is an example to us –… Read More Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19)

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Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14)

Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14) Today’s John 6 is particularly challenging – for our meditation. It needs deep thought for the depth of its meaning to truly come alive in our minds. Many of his disciples found his words too challenging, too difficult to grasp – and “many of… Read More Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14)

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Today’s thought “An hour is coming when …” (April 13)

Today’s thought “An hour is coming when …” (April 13) In our reading today in John 5, Jesus speaks of the dead hearing his voice! However, note how he says this twice – and the meaning is different! These quotes are in verse 25-29. The first time (verse 25) he says, “I say to you,… Read More Today’s thought “An hour is coming when …” (April 13)

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Today’s thought “Those who fear him” (February 27)

Today’s thought “Those who fear him” (February 27) Psalm 103, 1 Cor 12-13 The phrase “those who fear him”, meaning, who fear God, occurs three times in our Psalm reading today. The sense of ‘fear’ is – to be in heartfelt awe of what God must be. This is a Psalm that should reach deep into… Read More Today’s thought “Those who fear him” (February 27)

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Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5)

Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5) There are some really challenging sayings of Jesus in the first twenty-seven verses of Matthew 7 today. Then his comment in verses 28,29 jumps out at us. “When Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who… Read More Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5)

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Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

On the 21st day of the 7th month (Av = July-August), the prophet Haggai gave a second message from the Eternal. (Haggai 2:1) He asked about Zerubbabel (Shealtiel’s son and Judah’s governor), Joshua (Jehozadak’s son and the high priest), and all those who returned from exile, or any of them still living who saw how… Read More Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

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Today’s thought “The burning anger of the LORD” (December 16)

What ominous warnings do we read in today’s chapter in Zephaniah! They are a sequel to what we read yesterday – they are a challenge for us to act to make sure we are on the Lord’s side – now! Hopefully all those who read and know their Bibles are already in the process of… Read More Today’s thought “The burning anger of the LORD” (December 16)

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Today’s thought “Unceasing evil” (December 11)

Unceasing evil The above two words are the last words in the short prophecy of Nahum we read this morning. His three chapters are “an oracle concerning Nineveh” (1:1). You will remember that Jonah reluctantly went there, but they responded to his preaching of warning that in “forty days” they would be destroyed because of… Read More Today’s thought “Unceasing evil” (December 11)

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Prayertheme for August 2020: Feeling alarm or anxiety

1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord. (NKJ) Feeling alarm or anxiety I… Read More Prayertheme for August 2020: Feeling alarm or anxiety

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Today’s Thought “We who have fled for refuge” (June 01)

Today’s Thought “We who have fled for refuge” (June 01) How many – or few – desire from their hearts to flee “for refuge” from the godlessness of today’s world? Hebrews 7 today has many thought-challenging points like this! But first we are in awe of Isaiah 24 and its description of God’s judgement’s on… Read More Today’s Thought “We who have fled for refuge” (June 01)

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Today’s thought “For judgment I came into this world” (April 17)

Today’s thought “For judgment I came into this world” (April 17) John records some of the most thought challenging sayings of Jesus – more than the other gospel writers. Consider the conversation of Jesus with the man, whose blindness he healed: (he had been born blind so what a healing that was!). The man had… Read More Today’s thought “For judgment I came into this world” (April 17)

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How should we worship God? #1 Appreciation for God

The apostle Paul had been systematically explaining the gospel of salvation when he suddenly paused in wonderment, as though overtaken by the magnificence of God’s grace and mercy towards fallen humanity. He had glimpsed the end of God’s purpose, the salvation of all those who respond to God’s invitation and choose to be saved, when… Read More How should we worship God? #1 Appreciation for God

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Today’s thought “Who then is this?” (February 8)

Today’s thought “Who then is this?” (February 8) We all have probably had the experience of suddenly seeing another side of friend’s character that we did not know existed. We then wonder what kind of person they really are! Hopefully these are good things we see, but sadly, that is not always the case. Now… Read More Today’s thought “Who then is this?” (February 8)

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