Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
September 12 When he lies, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. — John 8:44

The Great Deceiver

Satan is a great deceiver. He first blinds his victims before he binds and leads them unto destruction. The great and mighty Samson discovered that. Before he could be bound and set to grinding in the prison house, he first was blinded. Gehazi saw only the shiny Syrian raiment; he didn't see the leprous scars that would cover his face. Achan saw only the goodly Babylonian garments; he didn't hear the execrations of the people and the... More
September 11 Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." He answered, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." — Acts 8:37

Jesus in Isaiah

As recorded in Acts 8, Philip was out in the desert and saw the Ethiopian eunuch in a chariot. The Holy Spirit said to him, " Go to this chariot and stay with it " (Acts 8:29). The eunuch was reading from Isaiah 53: " He was led as a sheep to slaughter; and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so He opened not His mouth " (Acts 8:32). Philip asked him, " Do you understand what you are reading? " (v. 30). Then the eunuch said to Philip, "... More
September 10 Surely he has borne our grief and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed. — Isaiah 53:4-5

The Gospel According to Isaiah

Imagine, if you will, writing the details, the minute details, of the life of someone who would live in the 28 th century a. d. What do you know about anyone? You know absolutely nothing whatsoever. But now, hear the Word of God, who knows the end from the beginning: " Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before Him as a tender plant and as a root out of a dry ground ." (Isaiah... More
September 9 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot look on wickedness. — Habakkuk 1:13

The Dread Disease

How terrible is sin. We haven't got a clue, however, for we live in it. We wallow in it. It's up to our necks. Only those who live in a perfect world like Heaven would have the foggiest notion of how horrific sin really is. But when we look at this One who came all the way from Paradise to heal us of this dread disease, we begin to get a new view of just how terrible a thing sin really is. May we see in Christ a mirror of our own souls and... More
September 8 Therefore be perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect. — Matthew 5:48

Horizontal Comparisons

Now it is clear that horizontally we can look around ourselves and we can see there are some people who, morally and ethically, stand head and shoulders above others. Therefore, we can see that they are superior. Some people are more righteous than others; they shine in comparison. However, vertically, it is different. There is one prayer you never want issued from your lips, one prayer you never want to utter, and that is: "Lord, give me... More
September 7 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was continually only evil. — Genesis 6:5

In Your Face

There was sin around when I was growing up, but you had to go looking for it. Now, we have home delivery, just like pizza. Sin is brought right into your house through a conduit you pay for called cable television and the internet. They dump it right in your lap in your easy chair. They spray it all over you. There are very few decent movies. Sin is everywhere—on billboards, in magazines and books, and in conversations. We live in an... More
September 5 I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. — John 10:10

"More Alive Than I Have Ever Been"

Note from Dr. Jerry Newcombe : What a difference Christ makes in this life and in the next. These words spoken by Dr. D. James Kennedy several years before his home-going to heaven speak volumes about the confidence Christ gives as we face the prospect of death. "Now, I know that someday I am going to come to what some people will say is the end of this life. They will probably put me in a box and roll me right down here in front of the... More