Concerning Phaneroo (Part 2)

The death of Christ for the redemption of humanity is the gospel that rejoices the hearts of the redeemed. This redemption is Trinitarian. The Father decrees before the foundation of the world to redeem a people for Himself through His Son, not based on any merit of their own, but purely on the substance of Christ His Son, who would die to effect the ransom for their redemption (Eph 1:3-14). This work is produced in the believer’s heart by the Spirit of God, through regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

Concerning Phaneroo (Part 2)

When the Godly Grow Weary

Brother Habakkuk is a tired man. He ministers during the ‘death throes’ of the nation of Judah that has repeatedly refused to repent. He has lived righteously and sought to engage his generation with God’s message but seems to see no fruit. He is weary, frustrated, and discouraged. So Habakkuk decides to ask God questions, in chapter 1, many questions which really are one: why is God silent when the wicked devour the righteous? (1:2,13). Why?

When the Godly Grow Weary

He Makes All Things New

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:5

For those who have gone through suffering, either as primary or secondary agents, you know how unbearable, and indeed undesirable it is. It wakes up questions that have been slumbering for long, questions you never thought existed, questions that tears cannot drown nor thoughts answer.

He Makes All Things New

Be grateful

I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. Psalm 3:5

Many of us are not daily grateful for the things we have in life. We awake daily, go about our business, breathe and bathe with no acknowledgement whatsoever of the Lord who sustains us.

Be grateful

The Gravity of Presumptuous Sin

Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression. Psalm 19:13

Yesterday in our weekly small group fellowship we were looking at Job 13:1-12. Job’s friends have heard of his suffering and have come to comfort him. At first they sit with him in silence, for a week, perplexed and pained to see their good friend thus.

The Gravity of Presumptuous Sin