Tag Archives: God’s Sovereignty

The Primary Basic Lesson of God’s Providence

Ezekiel 10:9-13 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone. And as … Continue reading

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Ministerial Individuality

I Corinthians 12:1,8 Now there are differences of gifts, but the same Spirit…For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit. JOHN GILL (1697-1771): What qualifies men … Continue reading

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Christ’s Example for Christian Submission to the Will of God

Luke 22:42; John 18:11          Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done.          The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): … Continue reading

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Considering God in the Midst of Our Adversities

Job 2:10; Ecclesiastes 7:14        What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?        In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Weather Report on Sovereign Grace

Amos 4:7; Romans 9:14-16        I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city.        What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, … Continue reading

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The Judicial Hand of God in the Wars of Nations

Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it…My four sore judgments…the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence. EDWARD PAYSON (1783-1827): National judgments … Continue reading

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Why Does God ‘Permit’ Evil? The Secret Purposes of God

Proverbs 16:9; Ephesians 1:11         A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.         According to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. JOHN CALVIN (1509-1564): All events … Continue reading

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The Sudden, Surprising Sovereignty of God in True Revival

2 Chronicles 29:36; 30:1        And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for thing was done suddenly. And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that … Continue reading

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Predestination or Freewill Part 9: The Unfathomable Depth

Job 37:23; Job 37:5; Romans 11:33, 34        Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out.        Great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.        O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty in Ministerial Diversity

I Corinthians 12:4; I Peter 4:11        Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…        If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be … Continue reading

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