Glory for the Newborn Child of God

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Monday the 10th of December

in Meditations I

Psalm 63:11

    A beautiful truth that a born again child of God can and will sing is stated in these words (PRC Psalter):

    My Savior ‘neath Thy sheltering wings,
    My soul delights to dwell;
    Still closer to Thy side I press,
    For near Thee all is well.
    My soul shall conquer every foe,
    Upholden by Thy hand;
    Thy people shall rejoice in God,
    Thy saints in glory stand.

    This is the versification of Psalm 63:11. In this verse David wrote: But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by Him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.”

    We should note two elements here. The born again child of God will “rejoice in God” and “shall glory.” For the last step in the work of salvation for the child of God is that God glorifies him and gives him the heavenly joy of a covenant life of fellowship with God.

    Now glory is the radiation, the shining forth of virtue. That lies ahead for every child of God. Not only will he receive a glorified body, like that of Christ, wherein his new man in Christ shall have a life of bliss, but he will rejoice in fellowship with God.

    Glory makes us rejoice. The curse brings us tears and sorrow. That will all be behind us when we reach the glory promised us. Now already we have protection. As David wrote in verse 7: “Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.” Satan and his servants cannot keep the reborn child of God from reaching that heavenly glory. And reaching that glory with both body and soul, he will have an endless life of heavenly bliss.

    Our new life wants that covenant fellowship with God. That is the blessedness that every reborn child of God hopes to obtain. That he will reach, and then he will rejoice in the Lord and shall have glory that never fades.

    What a work of salvation it is then that God wrought in Christ! What a great praise and thanksgiving we owe Him and will in that glory be able to bring to Him!

Read: Psalm 63
Psalter versification: #163:3

Meditations on the Heidelberg Catechism

Song for Meditation: Psalter #21
Why not sing along??

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Through the Bible in One Year
Read today:
Amos 1 ; Amos 2 ; Amos 3:1-15
Revelation 2:1-17
Psalm 129:1-8
Proverbs 29:19-20 
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Quote for Reflection:

How sweet is it to godly minds to be assured, not only by word, but by sight, that they obtain so much favour with the Heavenly Father that their offspring are within His care?” ~ John Calvin

Christian Soldier

“In the midst of battle, it is easy to get discouraged by the bumps, bruises, and wounds that we suffer. When we see other Christians fail, fall, or pass away, it can be devastating. So, we must be reminded that our Captain has already conquered sin and death. He is risen indeed! His strategies will never fail, and all of His soldiers will triumph. Let us look upward and forward to the time when He will dwell in the midst of His perfected church and will make all things new (Rev. 21:1–4).” Robert VanDoodewaard

Sin

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is not the absence of sin but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors”  A.W. Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yours in the Lord,

jm

Our Sufficiency

William Huntington“Our light, knowledge, grace, that we have, are of God’s free gift; and so is all the success that has attended our labours. And, as for our discernment into your hearts, and knowledge of the goodness of your state, they are of God also; which he gives us light to see; and knowledge to judge of, and a persuasion in our own hearts that our judgment of you is true. Moreover, he told me “to speak boldly at Corinth, for he had much people in that city.” And it was by us that ye were called. God may use others, even men of one talent, graceless men, to cast a little light upon his word, and on your minds, and to furnish his spiritual exchangers with some sound expressions for prayer and conversation; but he never uses nor honours these in converting souls to himself; for, “if ye have ten thousand instructors, ye have not many fathers; I have begotten you,” through the gospel; therefore our sufficiency is of God” – William Huntington

Faith

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“The faith which was once delivered unto the saints,” is not that grace of faith which “is the fruit of the Spirit,” but that doctrine and order of the gospel in which the salvation of God is made known to the saints in the world. This is that “mystery which hath been hid from ages and generations, but now is made manifest unto his saints,” and this mystery “is Christ in them the hope of glory.” (Eph. iii. 5; Col. i. 26, 27.) This doctrine of salvation by grace, and the order of the gospel, was delivered unto the saints on the day of Pentecost, when the gospel church was established. The apostles were charged with the authority to teach it to the saints, and to set all the commands of Jesus concerning the church in order, as judges sitting upon thrones, to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.

All this gospel system is made known to the faith of God’s people. It is not understood by the natural mind, but by an understanding especially given for this purpose. (1 John v. 20; Eph. i. 17-23.) This doctrine of God is spoken of as “the faith of the gospel.” Paul uses the word faith in this sense, as a system of faith, in Romans i. 5; xvi. 26; Gal. i. 23, and in other places. This faith, or doctrine, in which the eternal salvation of the saints is declared and made manifest in the world, is of the utmost importance and value to the saints. It is more than all the world to them. It sets forth and declares “the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.”–I Cor. ii. 7.

It declares the ways and wisdom of God in salvation, as contrasted with the ways and wisdom of men. It was once delivered unto the saints in the morning of the gospel dispensation, and it is needful that they earnestly contend for it, for the whole world, and all the influences of the world, are opposed to it.” – Silas Durand

Sketches of Church History

This is an excellent find! I’ll post it and it will probably go unread but if you’re a Bible believing Protestant, especially Reformed, this is the kind of work that will aid you with your understanding of biblical prophecy.

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SKETCHES

OF

CHURCH HISTORY.

From A.D. 33 to the Reformation.

BY THE LATE
Rev. J. C. ROBERTSON, M.A.
CANON OF CANTERBURY.


PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE TRACT COMMITTEE.


LONDON:
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE,
NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE, CHARING CROSS, W.C.
43, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, E.C.
26, ST. GEORGE’S PLACE, HYDE PARK CORNER, S.W.
BRIGHTON: 135, NORTH STREET.
New York: E. & J. B. YOUNG & CO.
1887.

CONTENTS.

PART I

CHAPTER

  1. The Age of the Apostles
  2. St. Ignatius
  3. St. Justin, Martyr
  4. St. Polycarp
  5. The Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne
  6. Tertullian–Perpetua and her Companions
  7. Origen
  8. St Cyprian–Part I —Part II —Part III
  9. The Last Persecution
  10. Constantine the Great
  11. The Council of Nicaea
  12. St. Athanasius–Part I —Part II —Part III
  13. The Monks
  14. St. Basil and St. Gregory of Naz.–Part I —Part II
  15. St. Ambrose
  16. The Temple of Serapis
  17. Church Government
  18. Christian Worship–Part I —Part II —Part III
  19. Arcadius and Honorius
  20. St. John Chrysostom–Part I —Part II —Part III —Part IV
  21. St. Augustine–Part I —Part II —Part III (Donatism) —Part IV —Part V —Part VI (Pelagianism) —Part VII
  22. Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon
  23. Fall of the Western Empire
  24. Conversion of the Barbarians– Christianity in Britain
  25. Scotland and Ireland
  26. Clovis
  27. Justinian
  28. Nestorians and Monophysites
  29. St. Benedict–Part I —Part II
  30. End of the Sixth Century
  31. St. Gregory the Great–Part I —Part II —Part III —Part IV

PART II

  1. Mahometanism; Image worship
  2. The Church in England
  3. St. Boniface
  4. Pipin and Charles the Great–Part I —Part II
  5. Decay of Charles the Great’s Empire
  6. State of the Papacy
  7. Missions of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries
  8. Pope Gregory VII –Part I —Part II —Part III —Part IV
  9. The First Crusade–Part I —Part II —Part III
  10. New Orders of Monks–Military Orders
  11. St. Bernard–Part I —Part II
  12. Adrian IV–Alexander III –Becket –The Third Crusade
  13. Innocent III–Part I —Part II —Part III —Part IV
  14. Frederick II–St. Lewis of France–Part I —Part II —Part III
  15. Peter of Murrone
  16. Boniface VIII–Part I —Part II
  17. The Popes at Avignon –Ruin of the Templars–Part I —Part II
  18. The Popes at Avignon (continued)
  19. Religious Parties
  20. John Wyclif
  21. The Popes return to Rome
  22. The Great Schism
  23. John Huss
  24. The Council of Constance–Part I —Part II —Part III
  25. The Hussites
  26. Councils of Basel and Florence
  27. Nicolas V and Pius II
  28. Jerome Savonarola–Part I —Part II
  29. Julius II and Leo X
  30. Missions–The Inquisition

TABLE OF DATES

PART I

PART II

Who Are These Anglicans in TGC?

A quote from the article:cropped-crosses3.jpg

“Many have rediscovered the beauty of Anglican worship and been surprised by the strong Reformation doctrines that permeate the Book of Common Prayer and its Thirty-Nine Articles. The Anglican Reformers of the 16th century were closely linked with the continental Reformers, and Thomas Cranmer—martyr and author of the first Anglican prayer book—was not only greatly influenced by Calvin and Bucer, but also married the niece of Luther’s disciple Osiander.”

Read the rest here.

Spiritual Formation & Discipline

Some encouragement I found on a forum. tornbible

  • Prayer (Matthew 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2; Acts 6:4)
  • Meditation (Philippians 4:8; Psalms 119:97; Psalms 1:2; Joshua 1:8)
  • Fasting (Matthew 6:16-18; Luke 5:35)
  • Study (2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • Scripture Memorization (Colossians 3:16; Psalms 119:11; Psalms 119:16)
  • Simplicity (1 Thessalonians 4:11; Philippians 4:11; Matthew 6:33)
  • Silence (Psalms 62:5; Psalms 46:10; James 1:19)
  • Solitude (Matthew 14:23; Mark 1:35; Mark 6:31; Luke 5:15)
  • Submission (Ephesians 5:21; Mark 8:34-35; Luke 22:42)
  • Service (Mark 10:45; John 13:12-17; 1 Peter 4:10)
  • Giving (Matthew 5:42; Matthew 6:19-21; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Deuteronomy 16:17)
  • Fellowship (Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 14:26)
  • Celebration (John 15:11; Philippians 4:4)
  • Worship (Matthew 4:10; John 4:23-24)

Does God Exist?

If you haven’t heard of Peterson get yourself out from under that rock and google him. He’s insightful for an unbeliever. As one commented, “This is a man that doesn’t believe in a god (because his intellect won’t let him) but desperately wants to.”