The London Standing Committee and Military Service

From our writings more than 100 years ago. The London Standing Committee This body came into existence in December, 1915, during the course of the Great War. With the threat of enforced Military Service impending, the Clapham Ecclesia deemed it prudent to form a Committee composed of London Brethren to watch the situation, and to… Read More The London Standing Committee and Military Service

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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 “The prayers of David” (February 9)

Today’s thought “The prayers of David” (February 9) The Psalms are divided into five books, and today we complete the second; today’s Psalm 72 ends with the words, “the prayers of David, the son of Jesse are ended”. There are more Psalms attributed to David later on. The Psalms (the Hymn Book of Israel) are… Read More Today’s thought “The prayers of David” (February 9)

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Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2)

Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2) Romans 12 is one of the most significant in God’s word. How significant for us is the advice given in verse 12. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” The world around us offers nothing in which we can genuinely rejoice.… Read More Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2)

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Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26)

Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26) Just as parts of the Psalms, such as 22:1 and 16:10,11 foreshadowed events and sayings in the mortal life of our Lord, so Psalms 46 and 47 we read today can be seen as portraying the awesome events at and after the time of his… Read More Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26)

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Today’s thought “Asking God to arise against the enemies” (January 03)

Today we listen to a prayer and a passionate song of David with Psalm 6 & 7. Facing several problems David took refuge and asked God to save him from each of his persecutors (Psalm 7:1-2) David asks the Adonai, Who commanded judgment and vindication, to arise in His anger against the fury or rage… Read More Today’s thought “Asking God to arise against the enemies” (January 03)

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Today’s thought “The vision of the branch and unleashing judgment upon the whole ear” (December 22)

Though in the vision of today’s reading in the Book of Zechariah, the wickedness of Judah is contained and sent far away to Babylon, where it is not only tolerated but is worshipped, Zechariah’s prophecy also gives us an inspiring look into the future when those who “endure” will “reign with the king in Zion”.… Read More Today’s thought “The vision of the branch and unleashing judgment upon the whole ear” (December 22)

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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 “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

Yesterday we read how all were required to gather together, even the shameful nation, before the decree of God takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon us, before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes upon you. (Zephania 2:1-2) By the prophecy of Zephania and other… Read More Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

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Today’s thought “The Eternal One going to wipe the face of the earth clean” (December 15)

The Eternal One Devar Hashem Jehovah brought a message for the whole world. Jehovah God gave it to a man named Zephaniah when Josiah (Amon’s son) was the king of Judah. Zephaniah’s father was Cushi, the son of Gedaliah (Amariah’s son and a descendant of a commoner named Hezekiah). (Zephaniah 1:1) Eternal One said He… Read More Today’s thought “The Eternal One going to wipe the face of the earth clean” (December 15)

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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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Today’s thought “Call to listen to God ” (December 08)

Daily bible Readings for December 8: Job 10; Micah 6; James 2 Today for the fourth time we come to read in Micah’s prophecy that the city leaders and general population of Judah are called to “listen up” (Micah 1:2; 3:1; 3:9; 6:1). Each time the prophet has something very important to say to those… Read More Today’s thought “Call to listen to God ” (December 08)

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Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

But those who are diligent readers of God’s word do understand! Our heading is quoted from the prophet Micah – and his words contain things we can relate to in our own days. Chapters 3 and 4 today are quite remarkable. First, the message which God gave him about the godlessness of his days is… Read More Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

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Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19)

Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19) Living in these godless days we may not forget the many prophesies, stories and parables which are told in the Book of books, the Bible. Ages after those writings were heard for the first time, we should be more aware that… Read More Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19)

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Thought for today November 6: Jews coming with fear unto Jehovah and to His goodness in these latter days

Hosea 3 tells us about God loving His People Israel, even though many of them look to other gods and love flagons of wine or raisin cakes (Hosea 3:1). About God His people we do know they, as the prophesies spoke about them, were going to live many days without king or prince, them waiting… Read More Thought for today November 6: Jews coming with fear unto Jehovah and to His goodness in these latter days

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Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11) Ezekiel 7 is initially about the disaster coming on the people still living in Jerusalem. Ezekiel was a priest and is among those taken into captivity (1:1) some years before Jerusalem is destroyed. Those taken away are earnestly hoping to return to the land of… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

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