Christ, His person & excellencies

“I am black, but lovely!”

Posted by on January 11, 2022 at 7:15 am

“I am black, but lovely!”  “I am black, but lovely!” Song of Solomon 1:5 The believer pictures her state. It is a seeming paradox. The extremes of lowliness and greatness are combined. She presents two aspects: deformity and loveliness compose the portrait. “I am black, but lovely!” Blackness is frightful and repulsive. No eye can […]

The chief among ten thousand

Posted by on May 23, 2021 at 6:59 am

The chief among ten thousand,   the altogether lovely One! (by Octavius Winslow) With what pen, dipped though it were in heaven’sThe Authority & Power of the Word upon the Heart excerpt by J. C. Philpot God is essentially invisible. “He dwells in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man has […]

Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ

Posted by on May 23, 2021 at 6:55 am

“Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” –John 1:17 J.C.Philpot The way to learn truth is to be much in prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ; as you lie upon your bed, as engaged in your daily occupation, to be from time to time looking up to the Lord himself as he sits upon his […]

Perilous Times

Posted by on May 17, 2021 at 4:29 am

Perilous Times     “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (II Timothy 3:1)     I imagine most people would say that we are living in perilous times right now.  These are not perilous days because of the pandemic gripping the world.   These are not perilous days because of civil unrest caused […]

THE MESSAGE OF SCRIPTURE: CHRIST IS ALL!

Posted by on May 17, 2021 at 4:24 am

THE MESSAGE OF SCRIPTURE: CHRIST IS ALL! Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ (Jn 1: 17) No condemnation/justification in Christ Jesus (Ro 8: 1; Gal 2: 17) The Spirit of life in Christ makes free from sin/death (Rom 8: 2) The love of God is in Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom 8: 39) Saints are one in Christ (Rom 12: 5; Gal 3: 28) The church […]

The one, precious, all absorbing theme!

Posted by on May 3, 2021 at 7:31 am

The one, precious, all absorbing theme! from “The Precious Things of God” by Octavius Winslow The Word of God must ever be transcendently precious to the believer. The Bible is, from its commencement to its close, a record of the Lord Jesus. Around Him the divine and glorious Word centers; all its wondrous types, prophecies, […]

Great is the mystery of godliness

Posted by on May 3, 2021 at 7:29 am

“Great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the flesh.” 1 Timothy 3:16 J.C.Philpot A mystery indeed it is, a great, a deep, an unfathomable mystery; for who can rightly understand how the divine Word, the eternal Son of God, was made flesh, and dwelt among us? “Who shall declare his generation?” (Isa. […]

I will make darkness light before them

Posted by on April 6, 2021 at 2:27 am

“I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.” Isaiah 42:16 J.C.Philpot What is the mind of man–of any man–of your mind, my mind, under affliction? Let him be tried with pain of body, poverty of circumstances, sickness in his family, guilt of conscience, hard bondage in his own soul, without any beam […]

Mine eyes have seen the King

Posted by on March 22, 2021 at 9:53 am

“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the Seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. […]

THE SUPREME INVESTITURE

Posted by on March 15, 2021 at 11:43 pm

THE SUPREME INVESTITURE John MacDuff “Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said,” “All power in heaven and in earth is given unto Me!” — Matthew 28:18 What an empire is this! Heaven and earth — the Church militant — the Church triumphant — angels and archangels — saints and seraphs are under […]