Holding to Truth

holding to truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ

How Shepherding in Psalm 23 will Bring the Lord Back

This week I enjoyed in a fresh way how Christ’s shepherding in Psalm 23 completes God’s economy. Our Lord’s shepherding is not merely for our personal comforting in times of trial or sorrow. Rather, it is the vital link between Christ’s first and second coming. Shepherding will bring the Lord back. “God’s economy, ” in brief, […]

Preparing “Our Camera”—Our Faith—to “Photograph” the Scenery of Grace

In my last post I pointed out that holding to truth in love can be likened to photography. I also introduced twelve action verbs that describe how we can apply our “camera of faith” to the “scenery of grace.” This scenery is the divine truth, the reality of “the faith.” It is by practicing these […]

How to Have Faith? 12 Action Verbs to Fill You with Faith

“Holding to truth in love” focuses on our present experience and enjoyment of the divine realities revealed in God’s word.  In this post, I’ll introduce twelve action verbs that describe how we can be actively engaged in “holding to truth.”  The practice of these twelve words will also fill you with faith. To illustrate, we […]

Why I Changed My Blog Name to “Holding to Truth in Love”

Good blogging is both an art and a science. It requires the feeling and expression of an artist and the mentality and analysis of a scientist. As artists, we’re painting verbal pictures that hopefully attract our readers into an appreciation for our field of learning. As scientists, we’re continually researching and experimenting to find more […]

3 Simple Prayers to Usher You into the Divine Romance

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.”(S.S. 1:2) The deep thought of the Bible is that God desires to have a romantic relationship with man. From Adam and Eve in the garden (Gen. 2:18-23) to the Lamb and His wife, the New Jerusalem (Rev. 19:7; […]

The Divine Romance—Revealing the Deeper Significance of the Book of Romans

In my most recent post, I concluded by introducing the consideration of how we may become the precious materials for the building of the New Jerusalem today.  That is, we may become this miraculous structure of treasure by daily partaking of God the Father’s divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4), daily enjoying God the Son’s life-secreting […]

Genesis 2, 1 Corinthians 3 and Revelation 21-22—Enjoying God to Build with Precious Materials

In my previous post I  addressed the mistaken concept among many people that the eternal destiny of the people of God is to go to a physical heavenly mansion. Such a misconception results in a serious misaiming in our living today. In this post, I will focus on three passages—Genesis 2, 1 Corinthians 3 and […]

Is Christ in Heaven Building Our Mansions?

“In my Father’s house are many abodes (KJV, mansions)¸ if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2) Recently a  subscriber, commenting on my previous post, “Heaven or the New Jerusalem is there a difference?” asked “Is Jesus not the Carpenter? I heard […]

Heaven or the New Jerusalem—Is there a Difference?

Many believers unintentionally consider the New Jerusalem to be heaven. But are they? Can heaven or the New Jerusalem be considered the same? For example, when I was a child, I remember singing a song that says: “I’ve got a mansion just over the hill top  in that bright land where we’ll never grow old and some day […]

Come and Drink the Living Waters!

Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters! This cry in Isaiah 55:1 expresses the highest gospel, revealing God’s heart’s desire toward man, that is, that God Himself is the living waters for man to drink, and be filled with in order to express God in His rich, overflowing life. “And a river went forth from […]