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Quote: P.T. Forsyth…

“The holiness of God is God as holy, just as “the decrees of God are God decreeing.” (The Cruciality of the Cross, (P.T. Forsyth, 1848-1921). Amen, even Forsyth saw that GOD is His own presupposition and revelation!

*Thus from the Cross of Christ comes ‘Justice the True and Only Mercy’, In God In Christ alone!  Here is the great Pauline truth of Law and Gospel, Galatians chap 4: 1-6, etc.

Holy Scripture Reading, 1 Timothy 6: 17, ESV.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ESV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
June 28
1 Timothy 6:17
17 “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”
Read 1 Timothy 6

*Indeed GOD our LORD is our storehouse, and not our wealth, riches or money. The Christian is to live one day at a time, always dependent on the LORD!

Holy Scripture Reading, Psalm 16: 8, ESV.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ESV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
June 27
Psalm 16:8
8 “I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”
Read Psalm 16

Holy Scripture Reading, Joshua 24: 15, ESV.

Monday, June 26, 2017

ESV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
June 26
Joshua 24:15
15 “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Read Joshua 24

*Indeed the true Christian can and must serve the LORD alone, the choice is a no brainer for the regenerate (born-from-above by GOD, John 3: 3).

Re: Post 2017, The Body of Christ on Earth (“Corpus Christi”, John Calvin).

The Body of Christ on Earth.
“Corpus Christi” (Body of Christ), John Calvin
February 22, 2014
Foremost for John Calvin, the true living “corpus Christi” or Body of Christ on earth, is the Church Catholic!  Here the Body of Christ is the living instrument on earth of God’s loving purpose and sovereign will. And there is no place in it for any human self-glorification, for in the Church man and humanity is confronted with the absolute sovereignty of God!  And the distinction between the invisible Church and the visible Church, is known or seen in the visible Church. It is by certain signs and symbols that the visible Church is recognized. These are divinely imprinted upon it, so that, in so far as it belongs to us to recognize it, we may do so, (Calvin). In his first edition of the Institutes, Calvin had already stated that in regard to the question of the Church as visible, our judgments do require to have the certitude of faith. Here are to be the judgments of love and true charity!  “We ought to recognize as members of the Church all who by confession of faith, good example in life and participation in the Sacraments, acknowledge the same God and the same Christ as do we.”
But where indeed is this Church today in and under the classic and historical churches, must be left to God ultimately!  But too, here today we can quite see the “apostasy” itself with many also!  The Reformers, as Calvin and Luther, never thought of the Visible Church as entirely destroyed, though the “Wheat” & “Tares” were/are very real!  They both saw the medieval institution, and the true Church quite together. So we must await the Lord Himself, even with members that don’t appear quite so Christlike, as today!  (Jude 1-4 with verses 5 through 14, etc.)  But the true ‘elect church or people’… “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith… keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” (Jude 20-21)  Surely both ‘Law & Gospel’, the moral law… in and with the Good News, keep the real People and Church of God;  known only to God, btw; until the Eschaton!  (2 Thess. 2: 13-14 / Jude 24-25)
But as we surely approach this last and real Eschaton, the true people of God will become more apparent, as they stand against ‘The world, the flesh and the devil’!  Antichrist, and the antichurch are coming, and more fully so! (Fr. R.)

Holy Scripture Reading, Isaiah 40: 31, KJV.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

KJV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
June 25
Isaiah 40:31
31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Read Isaiah 40

*The secret here is waiting on the LORD, faithful and seeking obedience in HIM!

Holy Scripture, James 1: 20, KJV.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

KJV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
June 24
James 1:20
20 “For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”
Read James 1

*Man’s fallen anger never serves God’s righteousness, but we can have God’s righteousness, which comes from His Moral Law, of moral right & wrong. (James 2: 12-13 ; 17-18)