Tag Archives: afflictions

The Angelic Instruments of God’s Judgments

I Chronicles 21:15, 16; Acts 12:21-23 God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, … Continue reading

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When God Shuts Up a Preacher’s Mouth

Ezekiel 3:24-27 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house. Behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with … Continue reading

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Spiritual Medicine & Preventative Prescriptions

I Peter 1:6 Now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (347-407): God measures out affliction to our need. MARTYN LLOYD-JONES (1899-1981): “If need be”―if such proves needful—if God, in looking upon … Continue reading

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Teaching Times

Hebrews 5:8        Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. JOHN GILL (1697-1771): Christ’s sonship did not exempt him from obedience and sufferings. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): He was a Son; the only-begotten … Continue reading

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True Faith: The “No Pain, No Gain” Rule of Spiritual Exercise

Ecclesiastes 3:10; I Peter 1:7        I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.        The trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth. … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain

Job 5:7-11        Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: who giveth rain upon … Continue reading

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