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Recent articles

Exhortations from Revelation – Heavenly Places (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 20th December 2021

If we only ever see Revelation as being a book of prophecy, then we miss much of its message, and relegate it to become no more than an intellectual challenge for the few. If it is only prophecy, then we can be put off studying Revelation for ourselves, leaving it to others to explain its meaning to us.

“Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only”

Sunday, 19th December 2021

Readings: Job 23-24; Zechariah 1; 2 John 1, 3 John 1

Standing on Mount Sinai with the Lord, Moses has just received the Ten Commandments; a set of rules that would govern and guide the children of Israel to ultimately bring them closer to God. After Moses has been given the engraved stones, he meets with the children of Israel to instruct them:

“And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them” (Deuteronomy 5:1).

Philadelphia

Monday, 13th December 2021

Some Bible names – of people, nations, towns or cities – are highly appropriate. David means ‘beloved’. Naomi’s name is ‘sweetness’. David was a man loved by many. Naomi was clearly a very pleasant character. And the same is true of Philadelphia, which appears in Revelation 3:7-13. The name means ‘fond of brethren’, or ‘brotherly love’. How appropriate this is! God’s word describes an active, faithful, compassionate, truthful, loving ecclesia. Indeed, of all the seven ecclesias in Revelation 2 and 3 – arguably of all New Testament ecclesias – here’s the best.

What was the city like?

Overcoming Suffering by God’s Grace

Sunday, 12th December 2021

Readings: Job 14; Habakkuk 1; 1 Peter 2

A universal truth for all people is that they will suffer in this life. This suffering may take many different forms but some are common to all, such as illness and death. For most people this is just a fact of life. For most people it has little or no purpose. It is an inconvenience, often tragic, difficult, bitter and sad. The natural human reaction to suffering, particularly if we have done nothing wrong, is to complain, bemoan and feel unjustly treated.

Studies in Zechariah (Part 2) – 1st Night Vision

Monday, 6th December 2021

So we come to the 1st Night Vision which concerns the man amongst the myrtle trees. It is introduced in v8 where we read:

“I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.”                                     
                                                                                                                                       (Zechariah 1:8)

Learning About God Through Life’s Experiences

Sunday, 5th December 2021

Readings: Job 6-7; Micah 2; Hebrews 12

Reading through the book of Job we are invited to consider how the living God, the creator of heaven and earth, works in our lives both in the good things and the not so good. Job recognised this when he said:

Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21).

What a remarkable character this man had, someone who had lost everything and yet can still praise God.

“Jesus’ Return”

Wednesday, 1st December 2021
When we seek for references to the Return of Jesus to the earth from the Old Testament, we do not get the exact phrase; instead, we are given promises that are written with such impressive language that they clearly speak of some future time when all power on the earth will be placed into Jesus’ hands.

Studies in Zechariah (Part 1) – Historical Background

Monday, 29th November 2021

This commences a study of the prophecy of Zechariah that will take multiple parts to complete, God willing. We begin in the current programme with the first two Parts; this Part dealing with the historical background (Zechariah 1:1-6) and Part 2 looking at the 1st Vision (1:7-17).

We are all aware of the fact that Judah, the nation, was taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar because of the Israelites’ innate sinfulness in the presence of the Lord God.

The last king, Zedekiah, was told in no uncertain terms that his kingdom was going to come to an end:

Esther

Sunday, 28th November 2021

Readings: Esther 3-4; Amos 8; Philemon 1

Some would question the inclusion of the book of Esther in the canon of scripture, as nowhere does the name of God appear. Yet, we have only to read it to be left in no doubt that here is a book packed with types and allegories, and from which we can obtain so much exhortation.

Shechem

Monday, 22nd November 2021

As we complete our daily Bible readings from the Old Testament, we come across place names that occur again and again in the text. We do not always stop and consider the place itself which is being mentioned as we are often engrossed by the ‘action’ that is taking place there. Just now and then, we stop and think – ‘I’ve heard that place name before. What else happened here?’ That is certainly what I thought about Shechem as we read from the Book of Genesis at the beginning of the year.