Holding to Truth

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

Apply the Compound Spirit as the Compound Ointment

As a believer in Christ, have you ever asked, “How can Christ’s  living, death and resurrection become my experience?” The answer is both simple and profound. It’s by His Spirit. So we need to see and apply the compound Spirit of the Lord Jesus in our Christian living and service. Your obvious response might be, “What do you […]

The Last Adam, Christ, Became a Life-giving Spirit

The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit

In 1 Corinthians 15:45 the Apostle Paul said, “The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.” From the context of 1 Corinthians 15, it is clear that the “last Adam” is Christ. That’s because this “last Adam” is also the “second man” who is “out of heaven” in verse 47. Surely Christ is the unique man with the divine origin […]

What are the Seven Spirits of God in Revelation?

What are the seven Spirits in Revelation?

As believers in Christ, we hold dearly the truth in the Bible that our God is one, yet three–Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19). How then can we reconcile this divine fact with the apostle John’s vision of the seven Spirits of God in Revelation (Rev. 1:4)?   Also how can we reconcile the fact that […]

Reconciliation, Enjoying God, and Becoming His New Creation

Two steps of reconciliation to enjoy God in full

Christ made a full reconciliation for us so that we may enjoy God! He did more than take away our sins so that God could forgive us. He removed every barrier or distance between us and God so that we could enter into an intimate fellowship with Him!   That’s because God’s goal in reconciling us was not just to solve the problem […]

What does “the Spirit was not yet” in John 7:39 refer to?

What does "the Spirit was not yet" in John 7:39 refer to?

But this He said concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed into Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. John 7:39 What does it mean that “the Spirit was not yet” in John 7:39? It’s a question few Bible readers would ever consider asking. That’s because few […]

Preparing Christ’s Bride – The Living of His Overcomers

Preparing Christ's Bride - The Living of His Overcomers

  Have you ever realized that believing in Jesus has a goal beyond your personal salvation? God has a goal and the Lord has a direction. It’s preparing Christ’s bride for His wedding (Rev. 19:7-9). For example, the most familiar chapter on salvation, John 3, not only speaks of our receiving eternal life to be born again (3:16, 3, 6) but […]

17 Bible Prophecies Concerning Christ to Strengthen Your Faith

Bible Prophecies Concerning Christ to Strengthen Your Faith

As believers in the Lord Jesus, we need to strengthen our faith in Him.  One very helpful way to do this is to muse upon the many Bible prophecies concerning Christ. Reflecting on the details of Christ’s life recorded in the Old Testament prophecies, hundreds of years before He came, fills us with faith. In this way, we uplift our appreciation for […]

Make Thanksgiving a Vital Part of Your Daily Christian Life

Make thanksgiving a part of your daily life

“Thanksgiving”—it’s an expression very familiar to many believers.  But does our understanding of it match the revelation found in God’s word? Also, how does thanksgiving apply to our Christian life? To some, “thanksgiving” may be mainly associated with a yearly feast. To others, it may be related to the practice of giving thanks before a meal. But is that all? […]

How to Live Christ

How to live Christ

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21) It’s a famous quote from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  But is it merely a slogan to us…or something we experience personally in our Christian life? To Paul, living Christ was a life or death matter. For him to […]

9 Crucial Practices for Building Up a Vital Christian Life

9 Crucial Practices for Building Up a Vital Christian Life

Believing into Christ to be born anew and an effective baptism to complete our organic union with Him, are only the initiation of a vital Christian life. Whether we flourish in the Christian life after receiving the Lord, greatly depends on whether we’re helped to build up certain crucial practices in our daily living. We’ll consider nine of these crucial practices in this post. I hope that by giving careful […]