For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ (Galatians 3:27, KJV) I love picking out figurative language in scripture because it opens my understanding to comprehend what the Lord is saying fully. Sometimes they are not very obvious, such as in the verse above. The phrase “put on”
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it (Ephesians 5:25, KJV) Ever met someone who said something in the line of “ I love Jesus but I just cannot stand Church people?” Or maybe you have felt this way before, or possibly still feel this way
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4, KJV) The climax of Easter is the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. His death is crucial, but
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15, KJV) The book of Colossians is replete with revelations of the mysteries of the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul says He is the “firstborn of every creature.” What does this mean? Was Jesus created? Is the
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ (Galatians 3:16, KJV) The Apostle Paul presents an excellent logical discourse on the spiritual implications of the seed or offspring of Abraham in Galatians 3.
The lampstand also for the light, with its utensils and its lamps, and the boil for the light (Exod. 35:14 ESV) The Lord gave Moses specific instructions about the construction of the Tabernacle. The Lampstand was to be made of pure gold with seven branches to hold seven lamps for the light in the Tabernacle.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe (Prov. 18:10 KJV) The Name of the LORD, that is, Yahweh or Jehovah, is a strong tower. The righteous runs into it whenever there is a crisis and is safe. The LORD uses the figure of a fortified
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS (Matt.1:25 KJV) The Incarnation of Christ is undoubtedly the most outstanding of all events that have taken place on the earth, and forever shall be. God had anointed prophets before and filled them with His Spirit. Jesus