Holding to Truth

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

What is God’s Purpose for Saving Us?

What is God's Reason for Saving Us?

God does not save us just so we will not perish.  God’s purpose for saving us is much higher than that. It is based on His hidden plan from the beginning in eternity past (Eph. 3:11). As such, God’s salvation does not merely deal with our problems but restores us to His original plan, God’s


How to Practice Prophesying that Builds the Church

As a believer in Christ, have you every wondered how Christ will build His church as He promised in Matthew 16:18? The Apostle Paul gave us a practical answer in 1 Corinthians 14. He does it by our prophesying! In 1 Corinthians 14:4 Paul said, “He who prophesies builds up the church” But what does Paul mean by prophesying in


Enjoy Christ’s Riches in 3 Aspects Every Day

Enjoy Christ's riches in 3 aspects every day

Christ’s riches are unsearchable and immense! They are all available for us to appreciate, experience, and enjoy in our daily life! But do we enjoy them? It depends greatly on how much of them we see in God’s word, the Bible. To be clear, we’re not talking about physical or material riches. It’s the wealth in Christ Himself that God intends


10 Divine Rights for Every Believer to Participate in

10 Divine Rights for Every Believer to Participate in

As a believer in Christ do you realize that there is much more of God for you to experience and enjoy? God has given you at least ten divine rights as revealed in His word, the Bible. Sadly, our superficial understanding of the Bible may actually frustrate us from knowing the divine rights that enable us to enter into the deeper


Seeing “The Twofoldness of Divine Truth” will Strengthen Your Faith

Have you seen the Twofoldness of Divine Truth?

Many seeming discrepancies in the Bible can be cleared up by seeing the Biblical principle–the twofoldness of divine truth. If you are seeking to know the Bible in a deeper way, I hope this article will help to solve some of your questions. For example, have you ever asked, “How can God be both one and three?” or “How can Christ be both in


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