Ourselves also, have the first fruits of the Spirit…

"Ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit." Romans 8:23 Present possession is declared. At this present moment we have the first fruits of the Spirit. We have repentance, that gem of the first water; faith, that priceless pearl; hope, the heavenly emerald; and love, the glorious ruby. We are already made "new creatures... Continue Reading →

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Christ, who is our life….

"Christ, who is our life." Colossians 3:4 Paul's marvellously rich expression indicates, that Christ is the source of our life. "You hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins." That same voice which brought Lazarus out of the tomb raised us to newness of life. He is now the substance of our spiritual... Continue Reading →

For me to live is Christ …

"For me to live is Christ." Philippians 1:21 The believer did not always live to Christ. He began to do so when God the Holy Spirit convinced him of sin, and when by grace he was brought to see the dying Saviour making a propitiation for his guilt. From the moment of the new and... Continue Reading →

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