Thursday, November 26, 2015

JEWELS From The GOSPEL Of JOHN - RECOGNITION By The RELIGIOUS: JOHN 3:1-2

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints.

JOHN 3:1-2
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The SINNER'S PRAYER: Is It Biblical?

I have been observing comments and remarks with increasing frequency regarding the notion of "the sinner's prayer" and much of them express everything from doubt to disparagement. Is this a biblically sound concept, or a contrivance of popular Western Christianity?

To be fair, we don't see the phraseology of "the sinner's prayer" anywhere in Scripture; then again, what we commonly refer to as "the LORD's Prayer" (MATT. 6:9-13) isn't - it's more a "Disciple's Prayer" than anything else (the petition to "forgive us our trespasses" cannot be applied to the sinless Lamb of God, but certainly to us sinners!). The real "LORD's Prayer could rightly be attributed to JOHN 17 instead. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

JEWELS From The GOSPEL Of JOHN: A VOTE Of No CONFIDENCE - JOHN 2:23-25

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints


JOHN 2:23-25
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

OUR KINSMAN GOEL, OUR REDEEMER: JESUS the LAMB of GOD

The biblical study of salvation is known in seminaries and in the volumes of Systematic Theology as soteriology; within this study is contained all of the many aspects of what salvation is and what it means to the believer of Jesus Christ: atonement, redemption, propitiation, justification and sanctification, and glorification. All of these sub-groups are a part of the over all act of salvation which is provided and purchased by the blood of Christ, the LAMB of GOD Who takes away the sin of the world (JOHN 1:29).

Monday, October 12, 2015

JEWELS From The GOSPEL Of JOHN: THREE DAYS IN RAISING - JOHN 2:18-22

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints

Previously we witnessed the LORD cleansing the Temple of the money changers and their corrupt practices of 'ripping off the people' in God's Name (a talent that today's televangelists have perfected with unparalleled success!). The LORD in perfect temperance, vented His righteous anger and chased away these profiteers.

The religious authorities then challenged the LORD Jesus on His actions:


JOHN 2:18-22

18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

JEWELS From The GOSPEL Of JOHN - The MAD MESSIAH? JOHN 2:13-17

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints

JOHN 2:13-17
13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

HOW DARKNESS FLEES FROM The LIGHT of GOD!

When was the last time you entered an unlit room and with a broom attempted to sweep all of the darkness out?

Or used a bicycle tire pump to push all the air out of an empty glass?

Silly I know, because neither of those methods will work; even if you sweat and strain and put as much effort into these exercises as you can, it's vanity and vexation - not to mention useless.

It's far more effective to simply flick on a light switch and let the brightness of a light bulb chase away that darkness! As well as for that empty glass - you only need to fill it with some water and it will push all of that air out all on its own.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

JEWELS From The GOSPEL of JOHN - VESSELS of GLORY - JOHN 2:6-11

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints.

The last time we were in Cana, we observed a wedding celebration in progress; they ran out of wine and Mary knew exactly Who could help in this situation . . . 

JOHN 1:1-5
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

JEWELS From The GOSPEL of JOHN - WISDOM from MARY - JOHN 2:3-5

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints


JOHN 2:1-5
1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ARE YOU PERSECUTION PROOF?

At the conclusion of this article I have a link to a video by pastor Sonny Islas of the ELW Church in Tucson. He has asked me to please share this with the saints, and I have done so on Facebook, and also here. This message has been a great burden to our brother Sonny and he (and myself) implore you to take the time and watch this video.

The day and age in which we live is getting spiritually darker and darker (ROM. 13:12). In the headlines we read of random shootings perpetrated by psychotic, drugged-out teenagers and young adults. On the television we witness the rising of civil unrest and the harbingers of race riots. Signs of a Marxist takeover of our nation are becoming more observable.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

JEWELS From The GOSPEL of JOHN - MARRIAGE INVITE To The MESSIAH - JOHN 2:1-2

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints.

JOHN 2:1-2
1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

In the book of Genesis, during the six days of creation, God bestowed a blessing on each day, except for Mondays (we KNEW there was a reason why we didn't like Mondays, DIDN'T we!) but the LORD bestowed a double blessing on Tuesday, the third day of the week. This is typically why Jewish weddings are held on Tuesdays because the wedding couple seek this double blessing.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

JEWELS From the GOSPEL Of JOHN - NO NONSENSE NATE - JOHN 1:47-51

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints.

JOHN 1:47-51
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The HOUSE of TRUTH presents: A Video Log of Bible Studies by James Fire and others

The following is a list of youtube videos of Bible studies conducted at and by The HOUSE of TRUTH Fellowship by myself, James Fire and other saints. View The HOUSE of TRUTH Fellowship page on Facebook here. Unless otherwise indicated, all teachings are conducted by yours truly.

Further teachings will be added to this list as they are produced. Teachings for the most part are presented in chronological order, from the oldest first to the newest last.

My prayer is that the saints will be blessed by what they watch here!

2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A SMOKE SIGNAL - The Guts of Inward Truth: INTEGRITY

It has been said, that upon the return of General Norman Schwarzkopf from Desert Shield in our war against Iraq  (AUG 2, 1990-FEB 28 1991), he had a news conference with our American media; in that conference it was asked of him, "What's the biggest problem in America today?"
His answer: "Lack of integrity."

The same question was asked of author Larry Abraham and he answered similarly: "Lack of justice."
(K-House ARMOR of GOD: Breastplate of Righteousness

Integrity is when truth is represented in a person who will exhibit truth in action as well as words. One dictionary defines it as follows: "adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty."

Monday, March 9, 2015

GREAT and MIGHTY THINGS WHICH YOU KNOW NOT

Throughout the Old Testament we read about Israel's unfaithfulness to the LORD and how He relentlessly, faithfully draws them back to Himself, where they enjoy the blessing of renewed zeal and love for YHWH, of the fruitfulness of the land, of peace among her national neighbors with Israel, and so much more.

Even in the times of harshest judgment, where death via casualties of war, famine, disease and the ruin of their beloved city of Jerusalem, and even the temple itself, the LORD always pronounces a message of hope: restoration to the land, and blessing from the LORD Who will rule over the nation, bringing peace and prosperity.

Friday, March 6, 2015

JEWELS From the GOSPEL Of JOHN - JOHN 1:43-46 - FAITHFUL PHILIP WHO FOLLOWS

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints.

JOHN 1:43-46
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

JEWELS from the GOSPEL of JOHN - JOHN 1:40-42 - SAND and STONE

The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. These articles will not run contiguously on this blog but peppered throughout and in the midst of other articles (though some might be posted consecutively). I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints.

JOHN 1:40-42
40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The NEW WORLD ORDER As Found In REVELATION 13

The very term, 'New World Order' has been thrown around so much the past couple of decades that it's beginning to lose its meaning

Most will associate this phrase with 'conspiracy theorists' - a rather misleading term because its suggestive of the idea that any conspiracy remains at best theoretical, therefore unproven, and thus presumably untrue
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This phrase was introduced mainly by Alice A. Bailey of the Theosophical Society:

"Bailey taught a form of universal spirituality that transcended denominational identification, believing that, "Every class of human beings is a group of brothers. Catholics, Jews, Gentiles, occidentals and orientals are all the sons of God." She stated that all religions originate from the same spiritual source, and that humanity will eventually come to realize this, and as they do so, the result will be the emergence of a universal world religion and a 'new world order'."