Maranatha!

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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MARANATHA!
By Given O. Blakely 
“If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.”   (1 Corinthians 16:22)
There are two words that have an important sound to them: “Anathema” and “Maranatha.”  The first means “accursed,” or “bind under a curse.” A harsh word, indeed, and certainly not perceived as...

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While He Blessed Them

Posted Jan 23rd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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WHILE HE BLESSED THEM
By Given O. Blakely 
“And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.”  (Luke 24:51)
The occasion of our Lord’s ascension back to heaven is a memorable one. Even before He died, Jesus began preparing His disciples for this occasion....

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The Case For Praying In Tongues Much!

Posted Jan 22nd, 12:00 by LIVING WATERS from Lightbearers on Teaching/Education


 
 
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THE CASE FOR PRAYING MUCH IN TONGUES
...I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; 1 Cor 14:18 NKJV
One of my favorite healing stories is of the boy with polio that we sent running home to his mother. What I usually fail to mention in that story is the correlation between praying much in tongues and the release of divine healing power. The day before that incident, I had spent almost eight hours praying...

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Carnal Vs. Spiritual Reality

Posted Jan 22nd, 12:00 by LIVING WATERS from Lightbearers on Teaching/Education


 
 
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CARNAL VS. SPIRITUAL REALITY
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Prov 23:7 NKJV
What is reality?
I got to thinking about this because of a commercial I saw on TV for a ‘virtual reality’ headset and gaming controls. Our perception of reality is based on the ability of our five senses to put together a complete world around us in our minds. The commercial reminded me of one of my favorite TV shows from years past...

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Contrasting Now and Then

Posted Jan 22nd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Contrasting “Now” with “Then”
By Al Stoner
"Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known" (I Cor. 13:12).
Now and Then.  In Scripture "now" oftentimes refers to that which is temporal, whereas "then" has reference to...

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Abraham and the Gospel

Posted Jan 21st, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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ABRAHAM AND THE GOSPEL
By Given O. Blakely 
“And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.” (Galatians 3:8)
The Gospel was preached to Abraham, hundreds of years before the Law was given.  This is a remarkable...

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Inward Competition

Posted Jan 20th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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INWARD COMPETITION
By Given O. Blakely
“But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members” (Rom. 7:23).
While life in Christ Jesus is attended by “joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Pet...

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Christ, Our City of Refuge

Posted Jan 19th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Christ, Our City of Refuge
Considerations Suggested by Dean E. Boelt
"That by two immutable things in which it was im­possible for God to lie, we might have a strong consola­tion, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us" (Heb. 6:18).
 
In God's provision of "the cities of...

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The Need for Personal Relation

Posted Jan 18th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Need for Personal Relation
Representations Made by Karen Sankowski
"Through Him [Christ] we both [Jews and Gentiles] have access by one Spirit unto the Father" (Eph. 2:18).
Today, when preaching of the gospel is so prevalent, it is regrettable that many people are convinced that the only way for them to approach God...

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God's Disposal of His Grace

Posted Jan 17th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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God's Disposal of His Grace
By Fred O. Blakely
"I . . . will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will show mercy on whom I will show mercy" (Ex. 33:19; cf. Rom. 9:15-16).
To read arbitrariness and unconditionality into this declara­tion by God, is to pervert it, grossly misrepresenting...

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Walk about Zion

Posted Jan 16th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Walk About Zion
By Michael Zaucha
“Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following” (Ps. 48:12-13).
 
The manner of the kingdom of God and of His Christ for all its followers is one of...

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The Hazard of Spiritual Nakedness

Posted Jan 15th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Hazard of Spiritual Nakedness
By Fred O. Blakely
"Behold, I come as a thief Blessed is he that watch­eth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame" (Rev. 16:15; cf. Mt. 25:10-13; Mk. 13:34-37).
In this earthly tabernacle, "we groan, earn­estly desiring to be clothed upon with our...

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The Full Commitment Demand

Posted Jan 14th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Complete Devotion to Christ Is Required
 
The Full Commitment Demand
By Fred O. Blakely
"The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong­holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to...

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Accessing Favor

Posted Jan 13th, 12:00 by LIVING WATERS from Lightbearers on Teaching/Education

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Concerning Truth and Error

Posted Jan 13th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Concerning Truth and Error
Representations Made by Albert G. Stoner, Jr.
"Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth" (Jn. 17:17; cf. v. 19).
Both truth and error exist in the arena in which we who remain in the world are situated. And it is our decisive respon­sibility to choose between them, embracing...

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