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“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves”
William Penn


Quote for Today

“Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.”
– Oswald Chambers


Thought for Today

Breaking the Yoke

“the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing”
Isaiah 10:27

Salvation expresses freedom from the tyranny of sin. It is first seen (in type) when all of Israel came out of Egypt after 400 years of bondage and slavery; when the oppressed were radically freed from the cruelty of Pharaoh’s dominion. Salvation gives to every believer the breaking of the yoke and the setting free of captives by a living faith in Christ.

The joyous release of Israel from Egypt was only the beginning of God’s work of salvation. In the wilderness it became evident that, while being freed from Egypt externally, they carried within another Pharaoh who was just as much a tyrant as the one they had left behind. This Pharaoh could not be known until the first was out of the way. The new Pharaoh was that of the fallen Adam; the “old” man of sin who was selfish, rebellious and unable to keep or follow God’s law. All along their journey we see the shortcomings and inability of most to fully yield themselves to God. The Law was given to men in order that they might know the need for a Saviour; One who would come “in the fullness of time” to bring all who by faith would come unto the living Christ (the Anointed One).

“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ,
that we might be justified by faith.
But after that faith is come,
we are no longer under a schoolmaster”
Galatians 3:24-25

The Law can set no one free; its sole purpose is to bring all unto Christ! For in Him we live, we move and become free from the tyranny of sin and bondage. God has an answer to every yoke of bondage and His Name is Jesus Christ the Lord. In following Him, yielding to Him and abiding in His wonder we are made free by the living truth of His life in us.

“O the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!”
Romans 11:33

Brian Troxel
http://www.aword.info

 

Quote for Today – JC Ryle


Quote for Today

“That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour”
2 Peter 3:2

“Sound doctrine and holy living are the marks of true prophets”
– J. C. Ryle

How to know that we know Him


How to Know That We Know Him

“And hereby we do know that we know him,
if we keep his commandments”
1 John 2:3

The true Christian life is one of simplicity. Those who keep His word love Him; they seek to honor Him in every aspect of their lives. Those who profess to love Him but do not keep His word are liars.

“He that saith, I know him,
and keepeth not his commandments,

is a liar, and the truth is not in him”
1 John 2:4

Those who leave off the doing of truth are not able to come to the glorious light of Jesus the Christ. Without the doing of truth there can be no growth in the light.

“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light…”
John 3:21

The simplicity of our life with Him is easily discerned by those who have objective hearts. The beauty is we can make changes at any given moment for He who died for us ever lives to bring us to a deeper, more vibrant walk in Him. To continue to declare that we love Him and not keep His commandments is the LIE that will condemn us on the last day. Those who hate reproof hate the light. It is in this crucible that the fate of all men and women will be determined.

“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,
neither cometh to the light,
lest his deeds should be reproved”
John 3:20

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Hereby do we know we know Him

To obey the truth reveals the love of His Light.
To hate reproof is to hate the light.

Brian Troxel


Quote for Today

PREPARATION for Eternity

“And as it is appointed to men once to die,
but after this the judgment:…”
Hebrews 9:27

“Prepare to die whilst you are in health. It is an ill time to calk the ship when at sea, tumbling up and down in a storm: this should have been looked to when she was in port. And as bad is it to begin and trim a soul for heaven when tossing on a sick bed. Things that are done in a hurry are seldom done well. Those poor creatures, I fear, go in an ill dress into another world who begin to provide for it when they are dying but alas, they must go, though they have not time to put on proper clothes”
William Gurnall


“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets” Luke 6:26

“If you want to be popular, preach happiness. If you want to be unpopular, preach holiness.”
– Vance Havner