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John Bjorlie

Chapman , Robert Cleaver Bio

The letter, sent from abroad, was simply addressed to: R. C. Chapman University of Love England Robert Cleaver Chapman (1803-1902) was so renowned for his wisdom and compassion, that the postal service knew where to deliver that letter. Robert was born into a wealthy English family. His mother tutor... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Liberality of Heart

John Nelson Darby{Christian Friend 1893, pages 85-7.} In Num. 6 we have had the Nazarite, entire separation from evil, a separation more of constraint, and therefore in one sense painful; but in this chapter another principle is brought out - voluntary devotedness to God, called liberality of heart. Blessings were t... Read More
John Nelson Darby


John Nelson Darby{Christian Friend 1893, pages 113-6.} We have dwelt on separation from evil in Num. 6, and on willing-heartedness in Num. 7. In this chapter we have the light, and the manner in which it should shine forth. There are little bits of direction in the book of Numbers. Here it is about the candlestick, ... Read More
John Nelson Darby

The Nazarite

John Nelson DarbyIn the book of Numbers is brought out the great principle of the energy of the Spirit of God in us while passing through the wilderness. Exodus shows us redemption and relationship; Leviticus, the way of a sinner's approach to God; Numbers, priesthood in the tabernacle in the wilderness. Up to Sinai... Read More
John Piper

Can God Spread a Table in the Wilderness?

John PiperNovember 22, 1981 CAN GOD SPREAD A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS? There are shorter ways to get from Egypt to Palestine than through the wilderness of Sinai. Mount Sinai is about 200 miles out of the way—which is bad enough if you are driving a car, but if you are walking and there is scarcely any water o... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
Classic Christian Writings

Separation Unto By Frances Ridley Havergal

"Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself?" (Numbers 16:9). The thought of separation, so inseparable from true and growing Christian life, (John 17:16), is sometimes viewed as unnecessarily stern, ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Defiled (3392) miaino

Defiled (3392) (miaino cf miasmos = the state of being tainted, polluted, corrupted, defiled or stained by) means literally to dye with another color. Figuratively miaino describes a mind and conscience that is morally contaminated, corrupted, tainted, tinged and polluted. In a ceremonial or cultic ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Unveiled (343) anakalupto

Unveiled (343) (anakalupto from ana = back again + kalúpto = hide, conceal, cover, veil) to to uncover by drawing back the veil. The root verb kalupto meaning to conceal or hide has several fascinating uses in the Septuagint (LXX) - of cloud covered Sinai = Ex 24:15; of darkness covering the earth I... Read More
R.A. Torrey

Eternal Life: What It is, What It Cost, and Who Can Have It John 3:1–21

R.A. TorreyDISCOVERY OF THE FACTS 1. Eternal Life Man’s Greatest Need, vv. 1–13 Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus at all? Why did he come by night? (John 12:42, 43.) How many times is he spoken of in the Bible as “he that came to Jesus by night”? Is that a very flattering title? Are there any nowadays that deser... Read More

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