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Our Permission Not Required

I am a shepherd, called of God. Keep in mind that the Lord called people like Peter and even Judas into discipleship. The former finally took the right path, while the latter failed. Had Judas not betrayed the Lord, Satan … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — John 10:22-39

The Feast of Dedication is early December on our calendar. Everyone in Jerusalem was wearing their winter garb. As Jesus walked in Solomon’s Portico, a bunch of scribes and Pharisees surrounded Jesus and demanded He state plainly whether He was … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — John 9:1-5

The background of everything in Scripture is always the covenants. In this case, a significant element in Jesus’ ministry was restoring the Covenant of Moses and all its blessings. Had the Jews been faithful to Moses, many of His miracles … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — John 5:17-47

The Nation of Israel was not a nation of laws, but of direct divine rule. Neither God nor Moses legislated; the Covenant was not fixed. It was merely the written expression of the Sovereign’s will, a revelation of His divine … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 12:38-50

We can easily see how most religions in this world seek to make converts. The adherents consider it their duty to share what they regard as the ultimate universal religion for all humanity. The Hebrew Scriptures are loaded with prophetic … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 12:1-14

We have noted often how the Pharisees had added quite a few restrictions to the Law that were not required by Moses. They had done so as part of their shift to Hellenized rationalism, which turned their Hebrew mysticism into … Continue reading

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Styling the Shepherd

Consider the first few chapters in Genesis. Think about it from a Hebrew mystical point of view. On the one hand, it’s plain that Creation is just a typical expression of God’s divine personality and character. We learn to think: … Continue reading

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Not Necromancy

I spoke with my father-in-law the other day; he’s been dead for several years. No, this is not necromancy. The Bible makes it pretty clear that the dead do not come back unless God sends them. At His whim that … Continue reading

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Treasury of Hearts

I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12 NET) I spent … Continue reading

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No Flash and Flourish

The greatest miracle of all is a change in your heart, followed by a change in your mind to obey your heart. If exposing our false notions of what to fear is one edge of the sword of truth, then … Continue reading

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