Sunday, April 23, 2017

Not Clean - Genesis 7:2

Genesis 7:2 ESV 


Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate,


Both clean and unclean animals were gathered into Noah's ark. This might be a foreshadowing of those who will inhabit the new earth. 


Nothing unclean will enter the New Jerusalem when Christ/God come to the earth, but that doesn't mean there is nothing unclean beyond the gates of the city. Not all the earth dwellers will receive the number of the beast. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Any Different Doctrine - 1 Timothy 1:3-7

1 Timothy 1:3-7 ESV 


As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.  


The word has been given. Swerving and wandering is not compatible with the narrow and straight path to God. There is a plumb line for the Body of Christ which is the temple of the living God. It has been established in truth. Its light serves as a lamp to our feet as we travel in this wilderness of shadows. 


A person can be confident, but not right and can teach without understanding. There is one way to have a right understanding. 


A pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith will come from staying in the word. It will keep us at one with the word: Jesus Christ. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Science Of Theology

Theology is a science, therefore there is no room for opposition between the two. 


Science 

1. In a general sense, knowledge, or certain knowledge; the comprehension or understanding of truth or facts by the mind. The science of God must be perfect.(NWD)


Among Us - John 1:14

John 1:14 ESV 


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.


John 4:21-24

Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”


The revelation of God has moved from the mountain top to the heart of the believer. He dwells among us. We have become the temple of God, for we have become His dwelling place. 


We experience the continual feast of the Lord as we eat our daily bread from heaven and drink from the fountain of living water. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Garden -John 19:41

John 19:41 ESV 


Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.


It was in a garden that the first Adam died. He was buried outside the garden and the earth received him there. 


Jesus was laid in a stone tomb in another garden. It became an alter on which the Lamb of God was placed as a sacrifice for the sin of the the people. 


The sacrifice was accepted by the Lord and the body disappeared from the confines of the darkness behind the door of the tomb. The stone was rolled away and light would enter through the door that had been opened by Christ. 


The doorway that separates life from death has swung open and no one can close it. We can leave the darkness behind by following after Him. He has made the way. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fulfill Your Ministry - 2 Timothy 4:5

2 Timothy 4:5 ESV 


As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.


If you are a child of the light, then you have a ministry of light. It will differ from person to person, but the it is the same light in everyone that finds expression unique to each person. 


We must minister to ourselves and others. We all need help as we endure in the faith to the end. We will find Jesus waiting there, for He is the beginning and end. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Is Everlasting

The beginning and the end only relate to the creation of mankind. 


God is everlasting.