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A BURDEN OF LIGHT

I have been feeling very heavy hearted and pained the last couple of days as a result of the multiple murder that took place over our way. I’m sure many of you have heard about this—it’s been headline news all across Canada—the two young baseball players from Prince Edward Island playing for a team ... Read More

A BURDEN UNDER BADGER SKINS

The apostle Paul exhorts us, “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6.2). The Greek word used here is baros, meaning, heavy burden, from which we get our English wheel barrow. This is an exhortation to us all to put into practice the beautiful law of the love of Chri... Read More

A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM

The other day my youngest grandson and his mother dropped in for a visit. The two of them walked over after kindergarten, and as soon as they arrived, my grandson showed me something he had found along the way. It was a flat rock about the size of an Oreo cookie, and he gave it to me to hold in my h... Read More

ARE YOU STILL SAVED?

Last time we talked about holding fast the title deed of our salvation—which is faith. “Faith is the title deed of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.” Back in the old days when I lived in Calgary—yes I know, I am going back a long way—I used to know an old saint named Andy Svensen. He ... Read More

BECOMING A WELL OF LIVING WATER

I’ve been thinking about wells the last few days. And no wonder, I suppose. When a friend said the other day, “It’s been so dry,” his comment could easily have been a reference to the weather. But I knew he was speaking of the spiritual drought many of us are enduring. We know firsthand what the psa... Read More

BELIEVING THAT GOD IS

The writer of Hebrews commends to us Enoch, who “by faith was translated (transferred) that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him. For, before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God” (Heb. 11.5). I wonder why the word for is there. “For, befor... Read More

EXPECTATIONS FOR 2012

About this time of year the prophets take advantage of the opportunity to once again favour us with their annual forecasts. If you think you might be detecting a flavour of cynicism here, I commend you on your discernment. Over the years I have become very skeptical about much of this, especially th... Read More

FEED GOD FIRST

Our Lord has accomplished something very special when He sees us beginning to consider His own interests first in all we go through, and in all we seek from Him. When this becomes our first consideration—when in every problem, every situation, every need, every petition, our foremost concern is our ... Read More

GET INTO THE ARK!

After I wrote last time about getting out of Sodom I read over the passage in Luke where Jesus talks about the days of the coming of the Son of man (Lk. 17.22-37). Jesus said that the same day Noah entered into the ark, the flood came and destroyed them all. And He said the same day Lot went out of ... Read More

GET OUT OF SODOM!

I don’t watch TV but the other day on the Internet news they were plugging a new program called GCB. When I discovered what the letters stand for it turned my stomach. The words came upon my heart, “The Lord will destroy this place.” That’s what the angels told Lot when they sought to press upon him... Read More

GOD IS HONEST

The other day in a time of prayer the Spirit of the Lord led me into a precious awareness of God. Generally these days I find prayer very difficult, so I greatly appreciate times such as this. As I was making my petitions to God, reminding Him of prayers that have yet to be answered, I suddenly beca... Read More

GOD WILL GET EVEN

Notice from last time that Paul encouraged the Thessalonians with the hope that the righteous God would recompense trouble to those that troubled them, “and to you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire taking vengeance ... Read More

HELP FOR DOUBTERS

I remember George Warnock frequently pointing out (in the little home gatherings I once was part of) that he’d never seen a painting of Peter walking on the water. It’s always of Peter going under. “Why is it that artists never paint Peter walking on the water to go to Jesus?” George would ask. “Pet... Read More

HOLD FAST YOUR TITLE DEED OF FAITH

We have been talking about the day of recompense. The day of vengeance. But before we go any further we need to remember that this is God’s right alone. We are not to take vengeance into our own hands. We must leave it all to God. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wra... Read More

HOW MUCH IS A TRINKET WORTH?

Carrying on with what we were talking about last time, we are so used to thinking that the way our world is… this is the way it will always be. But that is not so. Do we believe this? This world as we know it is just an age… “this present evil age” (Gal. 1.4). And it is an age that is drawing to a c... Read More

HOW’S YOUR SOWING COMING ALONG?

As we head into 2012 we are hearing once again the beat of war drums. Iran is threatening that if the United States embargos Iran’s oil, Iran will blockade the Strait of Hormuz so that the commerce of other nations cannot get through the Persian Gulf either. In return, the United States is threateni... Read More

IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP

I was thinking about that verse in Galatians again earlier today. “And let us not be weary (or, lose heart) in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Gal. 6.9). I looked it up, and apparently the Greek here is something like, “in its own season.” In other words, there is a sp... Read More

JESUS AND IDOLS?

It’s not likely that we modern-day Christians in the western world would be tempted to worship an idol of wood or stone the way they did back in Old Testament days, or still do in certain societies. We like to assure ourselves we are not that primitive. Even so, idolatry is a serious problem among m... Read More

JESUS’ PRAYER PARTNERS

Jesus said in John 17, “I pray for them.” At the right hand of the Throne of God in Heaven, “He ever liveth to make intercession for us.” Now, if Jesus at the right hand of the Father is praying for His own, what does this mean for you and me? I’d like to relate an experience I had years ago—one of ... Read More

LOVE—THE PRIMAL FAULT REMEDIED

Last time we talked of God’s eternal purpose in delivering His creation from the bondage of corruption—the primal fault. “For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but by reason of Him who subjected it in hope: Because the creation itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corru... Read More

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