Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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May 19 My little children, I am writing these things to you, so that you do not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1

A Much Needed Advocate

Satan is the accuser of the brethren. Even as he appeared before God accusing Job, he accuses us of all manner of sins. All our iniquities and all our transgressions are picked up by this malignant spirit and hurled against us in utter condemnation before God's Throne. Who shall plead our case? Where is the advocate for our defense? Not only does Satan accuse us, but all about us are unbelievers who claim we do not live up to the ideals we... More
May 18 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness. — 1 John 5:19

Energy for Good or Evil

The ungodly world is energized, unknowingly in most cases, by Satan. Too often, the world under that energizing force accomplishes more than many Christians do. This has given rise to the belief among many, especially among some young people, that Satan is actually able to do more for them than God. This is a great shame. Christians have not believed enough and have not called upon God for great things nor have they demonstrated the might and... More
May 17 Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but yield yourselves to God, as those who are alive from the dead, and your bodies to God as instruments of righteousness. — Romans 6:13

The Monster of the Old Nature

There is a little couplet that I like so much, but it contains a good word—forgotten by many today—the word "mien" (pronounced "mean"). It means "countenance" or appearance. Listen to the couplet: Vice is a monster of such horrible mien, that to be hated it needs but to be seen. But too oft, grown familiar with its face, first we endure, then we embrace. Familiarity with the face of the monster of vice is the very essence... More
May 16 …choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time. — Hebrews 11:25

Sin and Happiness?

I believe the greatest deceit Satan has ever perpetrated upon the human race, the most successful lie he has ever used, and one that impinges upon our consciences from a thousand different directions, is simply this: We shall find happiness and fulfillment through sin and by disregarding the commandments and precepts of God; and it is by throwing off the chains that bind, letting ourselves go and following our own passions, ignoring Christ... More
May 15 Now when He had spoken these things, while they looked, He was taken up. And a cloud received Him from their sight. — Acts 1:9

The Ascension of Christ

When Christ Jesus was finished with all His work on earth, He ascended in triumph to heaven. The day of his ascension ought to be celebrated as the coronation day for the King of kings. Christ, who was once despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, now occupies a most exalted position where there is joy forevermore. Jesus Christ, once derided by sinners, is now celebrated by saints. The scoffing and the... More
May 14 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. — Proverbs 14:12

A Right Way, A Wrong Way

I remember one time, not too many years before she died (she was probably about 75 at the time), my mother came to visit us. One day, she had a headache and she asked for two aspirin. After I gave her the aspirin, she put one in her mouth as far back as she could on her tongue, and then tried to swallow it. Guess what? She gagged and choked and sputtered. Finally, red in the face, she was able to get most of it down. The rest of it was... More
May 13 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise. — Joshua 1:8

God’s Prosperity

Are you one to meditate upon God's Word? It is interesting that the book of Joshua is the only place in the Bible where we find the promise to prosper and have good success. God says that if you are careful to meditate upon the Word day and night, you will be prosperous in your goings and you will have good success. That is incredible. What God wants from us is simply faith and obedience to Him. He will take care of our problems. At the end... More