First Fruits of the First Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:20–24 (MEV): But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came by man, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every …

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Genesis 2:17: You Will Surely Die?

Genesis 2:17 (MEV): but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die." When you read that verse, what comes to mind? I offer, most who read the verse won't really take it at what is written. …

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Listen! I Stand at the Door and Knock.

Revelation 3:20 (MEV) Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me. I cannot help but to see how urgent and insistent this declaration is. Our church gives doctrinal studies for those who want to …

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Men Fainting from Fear and Expectation

Luke 21:25–28 (MEV): “There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they …

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Encouragement for Some

Revelation 3:14–22 (MEV):  “To the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write: “The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says these things: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and …

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Things Into Which Angels Desire to Look

Revelation 7:9–12 (MEV): Then I looked. And there was a great multitude which no one could count, from all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out with a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our …

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You Cannot Lose Your Salvation

Revelation 3:5 MEV He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments. I will not blot his name out of the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. This is Jesus making a promise to you as an individual. Amidst epistles He gave to seven separate …

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The People Decide

Revelation 1:17-20 MEV When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though I were dead. Then He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, though I was dead. Look! I am alive forevermore. Amen. And …

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The Pursuit of Enlightenment is the Same Old Lie

Revelation 9:6 (MEV): In those days men will seek death but will not find it. They will desire to die, but death will elude them. Revelation 13:16-17 (MEV): He causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, …

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