Satan can do no more than God allows.

“One marvels at the grace God shows even in His wrath to wicked men. Captivity is ordained for Zedekiah, yet God wills to restrain the Babylonian conqueror, and will not allow Zedekiah to be killed. We need to remember that Satan takes orders from God - he can do no more than God allows.” (Rev …

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We Need More Than Rules And Regulations.

"The Rechabites had remained faithful to the voice of a man, yet Judah, spoken to by God Himself, had been neglectful of His Word. It is much easier to follow the rules of men than to live by God's Word. That is why so many Christians are attracted to 'regulation' Christianity, for it still leaves …

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Thinking back, remembering God’s faithful servants, and giving thanks to God

" I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Galatians 2:20). Many years ago, in the early years of my Christian life, I was …

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Seeing Beyond The Things That Are Happening Right Now

"You get some idea of Jeremiah's faith in this intriguing story. Nothing seemed less likely than that the land would ever recover from its disasters, yet Jeremiah could see beyond them to the good time coming. What better illustration of the text, 'Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not …

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"Preaching and Teaching" by James Philip

Inspiration, authority, infallibility and inerrancy are the necessary prerequisites for preaching and teaching. If a true ministry is to be exercised, these theological foundations are indispensable. This is implied by Paul’s employment of the word ‘ambassador’ to describe the work of the ministry. The word ‘ambassador’ is used twice in the New Testament by Paul. …

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Don’t Let Familiarity Breed Contempt!

"The impressive thing here is the respect shown to Jeremiah by the pagan authorities. Strange, is it not that the outsiders seem more able  to recognize the worth of God's servants than God's people do? Familiarity, they say, breeds contempt. A prophet is not without honour save in his own country." (Rev James Philip, Notes …

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God is waiting to bless you. Will you come to Him and be blessed?

"Remember, God is promising these blessings to a repentant people. That must never be left out. His promises are grace, our response is faith, we are to call upon Him (Jeremiah 33:3) and take from Him what He offers. James say, 'Ye have not because ye ask not.'  Is that why you are unblessed?" (Rev …

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Make Sure That You’re On The Lord’s Side!

"Doom comes at last, and all that Jeremiah had prophesied came to pass. Note verses 11 and 12. In the midst of the turmoil, Jeremiah is preserved. How wonderful! God honours His servant's faithfulness, and moves the heathen invaders to treat him courteously. It pays to be on the Lord's side. It is the only …

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Make Sure You’re Not Arguing With God!

"Here is a favourite trick people have, when they resist God's will - they do not dare oppose God openly, they take it out on the Lord's servants. Many honoured and faithful servants of God suffer agonies when the spleen of convicted Christians vents itself upon them, Friends, your quarrel is not with the servant, …

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Do We Seek Great Things For Ourselves – Or For God?

"Amidst his ministry to the nations, this spiritual giant has time  for a penetrating word for his scribe. Often the larger affairs of national prophecy can conceal petty ambitions in lesser men. Baruch wanted to be something - and instantly the discerning prophet pierced his heart with these searching and challenging words, "Should you then …

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Rev James Philip’s Daily Bible Reading Notes

Old TestamentGenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalms 1-50Psalms 51-100Psalms 101-150ProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiNew TestamentMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation