Christ and His Church / vital union

I am with you always

Posted by on November 17, 2020 at 10:34 am

I am with you always (John MacDuff, “The Christian’s Pathway” 1858) “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.” Is. 41:10 The Divine presence is . . .  the believer’s strength […]

God gave the persons of the elect into the hands of his dear Son

Posted by on September 6, 2020 at 10:53 am

“Therefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:17 J.C.Philpot God gave the persons of the elect into the hands of his dear Son, […]


Posted by on August 3, 2020 at 1:31 am

THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE by Don Fortner “And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.” — Jeremiah 24:7 There are some men and women in […]

Trust His heart — even when you can’t trace His hand!

Posted by on July 11, 2020 at 11:13 pm

Trust His heart — even when you can’t trace His hand! (John MacDuff, “The Promised Land!” 1859) “And He led them forth by the right way — that they might go to a city of habitation.” Psalm 107:7 God’s thoughts are not as our thoughts — neither are His ways as our ways! This truth […]


Posted by on July 11, 2020 at 11:12 pm

JEHOVAH’S JEWELS Octavius Winslow “They shall be Mine, says the Lord, in that day when I make up my jewels.”–Mal. 3:17 That which the merchant regards as most costly, and the bride as most ornamental, Jehovah condescends to employ to illustrate the character and relation of His saints–“My Jewels.” My soul, if, through sovereign grace, […]

One perfect sweet!

Posted by on July 11, 2020 at 11:10 pm

One perfect sweet! (The following is by Spurgeon) “You are fairer than the children of men.” Psalm 45:2 The entire person of Jesus is but as one gem, and his life is all along but one impression of the seal. He is altogether complete; not only in his several parts, but as a gracious all-glorious […]

When all of the redeemed of the Lord are assembled in glory

Posted by on March 1, 2020 at 4:23 am

with their great Redeemer, perfected and glorified forever, the only visible evidence of the consequences of sin will be seen on the Redeemer Himself. The wounds inflicted upon Him when He delivered Himself to be crucified as the Substitute for sinners, to suffer, “the Just one for the unjust,” that He might bring them to […]


Posted by on February 24, 2020 at 8:15 am

“YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM”- Todd Nibert There is nothing about me that feels complete. I always feel there is something lacking in my faith, love, repentance, sincerity or anything else. But God’s Word tells me I am complete in Him. Not I will be complete or I am in the process of being made […]

How can they escape?

Posted by on February 10, 2020 at 9:36 am

How can they escape?J.C.PhilpotWhy, the Lord ‘keeps their feet’. He carries themthrough every rough place—as a tender parentcarries a little child. When about to fall—Hegraciously lays His everlasting arms underneaththem. And when tottering and stumbling, andtheir feet ready to slip—He mercifully upholdsthem from falling altogether. But do you think that He has not different waysfor […]

They will never perish!

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:25 am

They will never perish! (J. C. Philpot, “The Incorruptible Inheritance” 1865) 1Pet. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1Pet. 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, […]