Posts Categorized: Blood of Christ

Colossians 4:14 – Demas

If someone as steeped in the Holy Spirit and discerning as Paul can be duped, is it any wonder that some people today can deceive us by pretending to be a blood-bought believer in Jesus Christ?  In Paul’s various epistles, he had the habit of mentioning faithful followers of Christ.  He told of how they…

Colossians 1:20 – Reconciliation

Let’s connect something that Paul says in the amazing first chapter of Colossians with our reading today from Isaiah.  We can do that because the Scriptures are an integrated compilation overseen by the Holy Spirit with no contradictions.  They maintain consistency from the first to the last.  God breathed into them and we can trust…

Isaiah 34:2 – The Lord is Enraged

For you who are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, who washed and cleansed you through the salvation you freely accepted, I ask these questions: Is the Lord enraged at you?  Does His wrath rest upon you?  Has Jesus forgiven your sins so as to keep you from God’s day of judgment?  If your…

Philippians 1:27 – Your Manner of Life

One of the letters the Apostle Paul wrote while imprisoned in Rome was to the church at Philippi.  Through his time in jail, Paul continued witnessing and evangelizing everyone with whom he came into contact.  His message of Good News was so contagious that even his opponents turned from their evil ways to follow Christ. …

Isaiah 26:20 – Isaiah’s Pre-Trib Rapture Passage

There are many who dispute the notion of the pre-Tribulation Rapture of the church.  So be it.  They claim to find verses here and there in the Bible that support their various positions, be they mid-Tib, pre-Wrath, post-Trib, or no-Rapture.  I respectfully disagree and declare that God is so clear in His communication to the…

Ephesians 2:2 – The Sons of Disobedience

The extent to which dark spiritual forces influence the world isn’t well understood.  Most Christians acknowledge that the enemy, Satan, our adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).  Because the Bible places so much emphasis on Satan – which is certainly not unjustified – few people…

Ephesians 1:9 – The Mystery of His Will

In Scripture, we’re told that there are multiple mysteries of God.  The classic definition of a Biblical mystery is that it’s something which is concealed in the Old Testament and revealed in the New.  One of the most amazing mysteries to which we’re introduced in the Bible is the joining of Jews and Gentiles into…