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October 22, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

John 6:66 ‘Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.’

‘Upon this,’ or, ‘after this’? We may understand that the rendering, ‘upon,’ is intended to signify ‘built on,’ or, ‘coming on,’ that is, ‘with connection to,’ but the rendering ‘after,’ almost certainly must suggest a time frame....Keep Reading

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October 15, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

John 5:25, 28 ‘The hour cometh and now is……the hour cometh.’

We must needs have before us the entirety of this enigmatic passage if we are to have any opportunity to grasp the enormity of what our Savior has spoken to those Jews that were so completely perplexed over His speech. ...Keep Reading

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October 8, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

James 5:11 ‘Ye have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.’

Behold, we call them blest that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful....Keep Reading

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October 8, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

James 5:11 ‘Ye have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.’

Behold, we call them blest that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful....Keep Reading

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October 1, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

James 1:18 ‘Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth.’

Great is the number of men that have, not only imagined but, taught that salvation is a product of the human will. ...Keep Reading

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September 24, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Isaiah 65:25. ‘The wolf and the lamb shall feed together.’

And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea....Keep Reading

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September 17, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Isaiah 53:10 ‘Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him.’

It is difficult to pass by an opportunity to offer remarks on one of the most blessed portions of the Word of God, namely the 53rd chapter of Isaiah. Isaiah is the Old Testament volume frequently referred to...Keep Reading

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September 10, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Luke 22:43 ‘And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.’

If the Christ, the God-man, Emmanuel, God with us; our Champion; God Himself manifest in the flesh, retaining omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, required the sustenance and/or comfort that this angel was able to render, how much more do we weak and frail humans stand in need of such strengthening. How in the world could we even begin to conceive of ‘standing it alone,’ if the Son of God; the Son of man; our Man in Glory was deemed to need such sustenance?...Keep Reading

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September 3, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Hebrews 1:2 ‘Hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son.’

How has He spoken in his Son? Is it not through the Word and His Spirit? May we not ‘hear’ the voice of the Son through His Spirit as we read the Scriptures? ...Keep Reading

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August 27, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Proverbs 18:13 ‘He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him.’

This verse powerfully suggests a common scenario among men. We should say mankind for, surely, it has infected both man and woman; both men, women, and yes, the offspring of these men and women; that is, their progeny; their children. We are reminded of the psalmist’s asseveration when he cried, All men are liars! This, happily, is not absolutely true....Keep Reading

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