(Secrets Of Victory) 1. A life of constant triumph
God's will for our lives is constant victory. This is clearly taught in a number of Scriptures.
Consider just a few:
Thanks be to God Who always leads us in His triumph in Christ" (2 Corinthians 2:14).
In all these things we overwhelmingly conque ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 10. Faith in God - or faith in money?
Money is the great power in this world. That's why Jesus said that there were only two masters seeking for our devotion - God and Mammon.
No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to one ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 11. God helps those who are weak
The world says that God helps those who help themselves. But the Bible says that God helps those who are unable to help themselves. He is the God of the weak and the helpless. He calls Himself the God of the widows, orphans and strangers.
Deuteronomy 1 ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 12. All-sufficient grace
The sum and substance of all that we have been saying thus far is that all of our salvation is by grace and through faith.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8).
We began ou ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 13. The Secrets of Victory
God wants to help you to live in victory at all times. Believe this with all your heart.
God gives you commandments because He loves you. Therefore take each of them seriously.
God loves the disciples of Jesus as much as He loves Jesus. F ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 14. What God Did For Jesus....
1. When bowed with burdens and with care,
Your soul is in despair;
You don't have to fear,
God is very near.
He loves you as He loved His Son
And He will help you too;
Just trust His word of promise
And He will see you through.
T ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 15. Words of Wisdom
If we keep the letter of the law but deny its spirit, we have a form of godliness without its power.
A humble person is thankful to God and to man for the smallest things.
If we are overcome by any sin, the root cause is pride somewhere or the other.
I ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 2. The absolute necessity of faith
1 John 2:6 says, The one who says he abides in Christ ought himself to walk in the same manner as he walked".
How did Jesus walk? Was it in victory some of the time, or most of the time or all the time? We know the answer. He was tempted in all points as ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 3. Taking God’s Word seriously
A bad habit that many believers have is that of taking God's Word lightly. Take Jesus' words in Matthew 12:36, 37 for example:
Every careless (idle) word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it in the day of judgement. For by your words ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 4. God’s dealings are all in love
God has always required obedience from man. Under the old covenant, the Israelites were given commandments to obey. But they discovered that they could not keep God's laws perfectly.
Under the new covenant, God promises to write His laws in our hearts ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 5. God loves us as He loved Jesus
The root cause of all our spiritual problems lies in our not knowing God as a Loving Father and a Sovereign God.
One truth that has revolutionized my Christian life is the glorious revelation that Jesus gave us that the Father loves us just as He loved ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 6. God has a purpose in every trial
Life becomes wonderful when we see that God has a purpose - a glorious purpose - in everything He permits to come into our lives. When He says 'No' to our prayers, that too is an answer that comes from a heart of perfect love.
When God sent fiery serpe ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 7. You cannot be tested beyond your ability
1 Corinthians 10:13 is a glorious verse. There is a tremendous comfort in it for all of us. It says,
God is faithful, Who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation (trial) will provide the way of escape also, th ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 8. God gives His grace to the humble
There is yet another reason why God wants us to humble ourselves - and that is, in order to give us His grace. God cannot violate His own laws - and one of the laws that He has bound Himself by, is to resist the proud and to give grace to the humble (1 Pe ... read more
(Secrets Of Victory) 9. God controls our circumstances
God, even the Father" (Ephesians 5:20). In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:18). First of all then I urge that thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men" (1 Timothy 2:1).
We can do this meaningfu ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 1. Introduction
Sex, love and marriage! What vital subjects! None can remain unaffected by them. And yet what ignorance prevails about the real purpose of these gifts of God to mankind.
In India, instruction on these matters is usually not given either by parents to t ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 10. A Wedding Hymn
A Wedding Prayer and Hymn of Consecration
Lord Jesus Christ, we bow in full surrender,
For Thou hast purchased us on Calvary;
Now we are Thine, and Thine alone forever,
And Thou are portion for eternity.
Far more than all our asking and our t ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 2. Dynamite - Handle With Care!
The most powerful of created instincts, sex, is indeed like dynamite! What potential for blessing there is in this wonderful gift of God and yet what havoc has been wrought by its abuse.
In every man and woman there exist sex instincts and wants. These ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 3. Opposite Poles Attract
There is something within all of us that makes us long for the company, friendship and admiration of the opposite sex. We would rather impress one of them than one of our own sex. We feel more disappointed when ignored by the opposite sex than when slight ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 4. Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing
The word "love" is perhaps the most beautiful word in the Bible. Yet because many have failed to understand its real meaning, they have never enjoyed its many-sided splendour. Being more influenced in their concept of love by the 20th century entertainmen ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 5. Two Shall Become One
One wonders whether there is anything more beautiful this side of Heaven, than the sight of a Christian husband and wife, different from each other in so many ways yet blending together to form one harmonious unit. One finds in such couples the true unity ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 6. Finding Your Better Half
God alone can lead you to the person best suited to be your life-partner. In fact He is eager to do so if you will listen to Him.
The Bible teaches that God has a plan for the lives of each of His children (Ephesians 2:10). If that is true, then you ca ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 7. For Girls Only
(This chapter has been written by Dr.Annie Poonen, MBBS.)
She is far more precious than jewels, and her value is far above rubies or pearls."
Thus does the Bible describe the virtuous woman (Proverbs 31:10).
Pagan culture has always looked down up ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 8.
"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five.... Excitement mounts at the launching site as the countdown approaches zero. Another manned flight to the moon is about to begin. Months of intense preparation have preceded this day and many last-minute checks are eve ... read more
(Sex, Love & Marriage) 9. The Highway of Happiness
There is a Highway of Happiness in the realms of sex, love and marriage that God wants us to tread. But many seem to prefer walking in the gutter of misery!
The issues involved in relation to these subjects have been made clear. It remains now for us t ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 1. Chapter 1
Seven Introductory Remarks
Verses 1-3: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bondservants, the things which must shortly take place; and He sent and communicated (signified) it by His angel to His bondservant John, who bore wi ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 10. Chapter 10
Verses 1-3: And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was on his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire; and he had in his hand a little book which was open. And he plac ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 11. Chapter 11
The book of Revelation is NOT written in chronological sequence. We are given a bird's eye-view of the future in chapter 6, and then the details are filled out gradually. What we see in the first part of chapter 11 actually takes place in the last 3½ yea ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 12. Chapter 12
Verses 1, 2: And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. And she was with child; and she cried out, being in labour and in pain to give birth.
Whom does this w ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 13. Chapter 13
Verse 1: And he stood on the sand of the seashore. And I saw a beast coming up put of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
The sea represents the nations of the world, as we ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 14. Chapter 14
Verse 1: And I looked and behold the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.
What we see here is in striking contrast to what we just read ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 15. Chapter 15
Verse 1: And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished.
In chapter 6 we saw six seals being opened. Most of them did not bring down God's wra ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 16. Chapter 16
Verses 1-9: And I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, 'Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth. And the first angel went and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 17. Chapter 17
Verse 1: And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, 'Come here, I shall show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters.'
If a betrothed bride goes around with another man she could be called a ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 18. Chapter 18
Verse 1, 2: After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, 'Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! And she has become a dwelli ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 19. Chapter 19
Verses 1, 2: After these things I heard, as it were, a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying 'Hallelujah! salvation and glory and power belong to our God; because His judgments are true and righteous; for He has judged the great harlot who was ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 2. Chapter 2
Although these seven letters are addressed primarily to the messengers of the churches, yet at the end of each message, we find an invitation to anyone who has an ear to hear, to pay attention to what the Holy Spirit is saying to ALL the churches. They ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 20. Chapter 20
Verses 1, 2: And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan and bound him for a thousand years.
When Jesus was casting ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 21. Chapter 21
Verse 1: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.
The Bible begins with the words "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). But that hea ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 22. Chapter 22
Verse 1: And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
This is obviously a picture of the Holy Spirit. In Ezekiel 47:1-12, we read of a river, about which it says that "every living creature ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 23. A Summary of Revelation
Chapter 1: Christ Himself
Verses 1 & 3 are very important. This book is the revelation of Jesus Christ. It is primarily an unveiling of Jesus Christ, and not of the future. It is not the revelation of a prophetic programme but a revelation of Jesus Chris ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 3. Chapter 3
The Hypocritical Church
Verses 1-6: And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars says this: 'I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, and you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 4. Chapter 4
Before we turn to Chapter Four, it will be good to remember what we read earlier,
Blessed is he who reads and those who hears the words of the prophecy, and obeys the things which are written in it; for the time is near (Revelation 1:3).
When beli ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 5. Chapter 5
Verses 1, 2: And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 'Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?'
He ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 6. Chapter 6
From chapter 6 onwards, we see the more prophetic part of Revelation - the things which Jesus told John would take place in the FUTURE.
Whenever we study prophecy that is as yet unfulfilled, we must bear 1 Corinthians 13:12 in mind: "Now we see in a mi ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 7. Chapter 7
Verses 1-8: After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind should blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the s ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 8. Chapter 8
Verse 1: And when He broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
With the opening of the seventh seal, the judgment of God begins to fall on the earth.
In chapter 6, we saw various riders bringing calamities on the ea ... read more
(The Final Triumph) 9. Chapter 9
Verses 1-11: And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. And he opened the bottomless pit; and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace ... read more
(The Full Gospel) 1. The Full Gospel
"I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole purpose of God" (Acts 20:27).
The apostle Paul spent three years in Ephesus, preaching night and day (Acts 20:31). What did he preach?
To the unconverted heathen, he preached repentance towards ... read more
(The Full Gospel) 10. Standing In The Gap Before The Lord
The Lord says,
"I searched for a man among them who should build up the wall and STAND IN THE GAP BEFORE ME for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none." (Ezekiel 22:30).
God tells Ezekiel in this chapter why the Israelites had gone ... read more