ArchiveJuly 2016

God’s Economy

1 Timothy 1:4—“Nor to give heed to myths and unending genealogies, which produce questionings rather than God’s economy, which is in faith.” Note 3 on economy says: “The Greek word means household law, implying distribution (the base of this word is of the same origin as that for pasture in John 10:9, implying a distribution of the pasture to the flock). It denotes a household management, a...

The Tree of Life

“The ‘tree of life’ is God Himself, for God is life. He is the highest form of life, and he is also the source and goal of life. And the fruit: what is that? It is our Lord Jesus Christ. You cannot eat the tree but you can eat the fruit. No one is able to receive God as God, but we can receive the Lord Jesus. The fruit is the edible part, the receivable part of the tree. So—may I say it...

Growth unto Salvation

1 Peter 2:2—“As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation.” Note 5 on unto salvation says: “Growth in life results in salvation. Salvation here, as the result of growth in life, is not initial salvation. God’s full and complete salvation has a long span—from regeneration, including justification, to glorification (Rom. 8:30). At...

What Does It Mean to Be Blessed by God?

We’ve all heard someone say, “I’ve been blessed by God,” usually in relation to success, health, family, wealth, or a job. We’ve even heard athletes say this after winning a big game. We all want to be under God’s blessing. The common understanding of what it means to be blessed by God is that He gives us good things. In this respect, we can say that God’s blessing is on everyone, believers and...

The Life and Power of the Resurrected Christ

“The resurrected Christ is unlimited. Apply Him to the situation. He can never be exhausted. By the power of the resurrected Christ you can follow the steps of the incarnated Jesus. With the life of the resurrected Christ, you can live out the life of the limited Jesus.”

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