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The Entrance

The Entrance

In Psalm 23:6 the Amplified Bible says, “… through the length of days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.” This could possibly be applied to eternity, but I think the application is for this life. So how do I enter into His holy presence? There is only one […]

“He Who Dwells”

“He Who Dwells”

Psalm 91 is an essay on the blessings of dwelling in God’s secret place, under His covering, in His tabernacle, His home, His presence, (see Psalm 27:5 and 31:19-20). The Psalm speaks in three different voices, the voice of prophetic utterance declaring the benefits of those abiding in God’s presence, (this will include living and […]

Abiding Faith

Abiding Faith

The purpose of a vine, particularly a grape vine, is to bear fruit; but in order to bear fruit, the branch must stay connected to the vine, as we see in John 15:3, where Jesus uses a vine and its branches to illustrate Himself and our relationship with Him. Now, the question is, how do […]

God’s Visitation

God’s Visitation

To visit usually implies coming or going to see someone; it may be out of friendship, or it may be in a professional capacity. Visitation can be to inspect, or it may be to “visit” reward, or punishment upon someone.  The Scriptures speak of God coming to visit us, you see when we, the human […]

A Secret Place

A Secret Place

In a world that is filled with anxiety, unrest, and fear, our heart cries out for a secret place of refuge from the “storm”. That place of refuge is not found by vacationing on a remote tropical island, a white-sand beach, or a mountain top cottage; it is only found in the presence of God, […]

A Promise To Those Who Abide In Him

A Promise To Those Who Abide In Him

In 1 John 2:25, 28 God has made a promise, this could be translated as “an announcement with the special sense of promise”. This promise is to all those who receive Jesus as both Savior and Lord, and it is the promise of eternal life. Verse 28 gives us three words that guarantee who will […]

Passing Away

Passing Away

1 John 2:17 “And the world is passing away, and the lust of it.” The world referred to here is not the physical substance upon which we walk and call earth. Rather it is the arrangement or decoration of the age under the domination of Satan, 1 John 5:19 and St. John 14:30. Satan will […]

Abiding In The Vine

Abiding In The Vine

Once again in John 15:5 we see that abiding in Jesus is a fruit bearing position, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit.” A friend of mine one time said “As long as you are green you are growing; when you stop growing you are dead.” In verse 6 Jesus […]

The Branch And The Vine

The Branch And The Vine

In addition to being the only begotten Son of God and the Friend and Redeemer of sinners, Jesus was the greatest teacher to ever walk planet earth. He drew many illustrations from nature teaching spiritual lessons from where the people lived. In John 15:5 He used the grape vine; there are many branches to produce […]

God Promises To Protect You

God Promises To Protect You

Psalm 91, where Rose’s poetry rhyme for today is based, is a Psalm outlining the safety of abiding in the presence of God. No, it does not promise exemption from the storms and difficulties of life; neither does it promise exemption from the attacks, snares, and solicitations of our enemy, Satan, and his evil forces […]