Holding to Truth

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

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 […]

The Two Lines in the Bible Issuing In Two Principles of Living

How does God desire that we would live in order to please Him? Does the Bible reveal principles by which we should  direct our lives? In the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, we can find the seeds of the divine truth which develop throughout the entire Bible. There we can see […]

How Psalm 23 Reveals the Organic Shepherding of the Pneumatic Christ

  One of the most familiar and favorite Biblical passages of Bible readers is Psalm 23. This psalm has often been quoted during times of trial and grief providing consolation to many a troubled soul. Yet, today my appreciation for this psalm is not for the unspeakable personal comfort it affords, but for its application […]

Absorbing God by Breathing Prayer

In this post I will continue my fellowship regarding the daily exercise of the Christian to breathe in the Lord. Such a wonderful experience of spiritual breathing can be considered the “unceasingly pray” the Apostle Paul mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. For although, we cannot be on our knees continually, nor can we make intercessions […]

The Daily Exercise of a Believer—Exercising the Mingled Spirit to Breathe in the Lord

“Exercise yourself unto godliness.” (1 Tim. 4:7) “…Godliness is Christ lived out of us to be the manifestation of God…Today this very Christ is the Spirit dwelling in our spirit (2 Cor. 3:17; Rom. 8:9-10; 2 Tim. 4:22). Hence to exercise ourselves unto godliness is to exercise our spirit to live Christ in our daily […]

Discovering the Indwelling Christ as the Spirit by Calling on Him

“The Spirit Himself witnesses with our spirit”  Rom. 8:16 In my last post I took a break from my focus on the Word to testify of three proofs from the Scriptures that have helped me to have the assurance of my salvation. The most decisive proof in my own experience was the witnessing of the […]

How Can I Be Sure I’m Saved?

“How can I be sure I’m saved?” This was the question that came up in my heart as a young Christian and one that I believe troubles many just like it troubled me. I knew that the Bible was God’s word and that if someone believed in the Lord Jesus they would be saved and […]

Men of God, Living on God’s Instant, Spoken, Applied Words in the Gospels

In my last post I presented some Old Testament examples illustrating the proper attitude of contacting God’s word—an attitude of coming to receive the life supply—as seen in Moses living on everything that proceeds out from the mouth of God (Deut. 8:3), the Psalmist tasting God’s words and being enlivened by them (Psa. 119:103, 93), […]

How God’s Seekers Received His Word as Their Food in the Old Testament

Have your ever found yourself with little appetite for reading the Bible? Or have you ever wondered how you could  receive more spiritual help from your reading? In my previous blog on Practical Points on Bible Reading, I pointed out that in reading the Bible we should have the attitude of coming to receive  life […]

My Favorite Hymn on Coming to the Lord in His Word

  One of the most helpful ways to prepare your heart to contact the Lord in His word is to speak and sing hymns and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16). I often do this in my time with the Lord in the morning. In this post I’ll share my favorite hymn for this purpose. But, not […]