Holding to Truth

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

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?

Heaven or the New Jerusalem—is there a difference?

Heaven or the New Jerusalem—is there a difference? I’m afraid many genuine believers mistakenly consider the New Jerusalem and heaven to be 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


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 know I'm really saved?

“How can I be sure I’m saved?” It’s a question that came up in my heart as a young Christian. I’m sure this same question troubles many of you 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