If there is one thing that is pushed in the world today it is confidence. People are being told and instructed to be more confident in themselves.
Whilst confidence is not a bad thing, when it goes beyond confidence and becomes arrogance then it as gone too far.
When people rely upon their own strength of will or power of the mind or many of the other things taught by the philosophers of the world, they miss the point. This is not what we are taught in the Bible and it was certainly not what Jesus taught.
Pontius Pilate asked a very insightful question when Jesus stood before his tribunal. He asked, “What is truth?”
Today’s podcast looks at this question, in particular as it relates to the armour of God. We are told to “…gird your loins with truth…” and we will see why in this session as we look at the source of the truth, what the truth is and does, and how we are to treat the truth in our walk with Christ.
When all has been completed, the final judgment has taken place, and all the prophecies of the Bible are completed then the Kingdom of God will be with men. God will destroy this old heaven and earth and create a brand new earth for His people to live into eternity.
This promise is written in the final chapters of the Bible, but while they are the last chapters of the Bible, they are really heralding the beginning of the new age when God makes His home with man.
Listen now to find out more about what this new heaven and earth will be like.
After the Lord returns there will be a period of time when the devil is locked up for one thousand years. Christ will rule and reign upon the earth and the first group of people will be resurrected to reign with Him.
This period will end with the devil being loosed and he will gather the nations in the final battle against the people of the Lord. But he will not win. He will be thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur to burn and be tormented for eternity.
Then the second resurrection, the resurrection to judgment will take place and anyone whose name is not written in the book of life will be condemned to destruction.
Listen now to learn more about these fascinating times that are not far off.
This short section of scripture is interesting because it shows us one instance where a miraculous healing did NOT occur.
It seems as though everyone in the early church was miraculously healed, either by the Lord or the Apostles. But this was not always the case as we see here in these verses.
In these verses Epaphroditus was healed, but it was not a miraculous, instantaneous healing as is recorded so many times in the Bible. This is something we need to think about because there are ministries today that preach divine healing and focus on these miracles, and if they do not occur, people fall into condemnation or guilt or a lack of faith. What is needed instead is an understanding of what is going on.
The Bible shows us that there are two flocks of Christians who will go into the eternal kingdom with Christ. There is the little flock and the large flock.
The bulk of the ministry of Jesus Christ and the apostles was targetted towards the little flock as it is the aim of Jesus Christ that His people become perfect, and the little flock are those who achieve perfection in this age.
Both flocks will receive salvation, but there are some distinct differences between the two flocks, and we should all aspire to be part of the little flock.
This podcast gives some insight into who the two flocks are and what we need to know and do to be part of His little flock.