Tag Archives: holiness

Righteousness; January 25, 2021


Psalm 85:13 Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. Yesterday in our service we sang a song by Noriko Sasaki based on Hosea 10:12 that I translated into English several years ago, and it has been … Continue reading

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Holiness and Righteousness; December 27, 2020


Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. I would venture to say that this verse is preached on very little in most churches … Continue reading

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Success; October 29, 2020


Acts 20:32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Every minister needs to take this verse to heart. … Continue reading

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Respecting God; October 16, 2020


Malachi 1:14 “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my … Continue reading

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Cleansing; October 15, 2020


¬†Zechariah 13:1 “On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.” As the hymn says, ‚ÄúThere is a fountain filled with blood drawn from … Continue reading

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Consequences; May 15, 2020


Revelation 2:23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. This is not a feel-good message! … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; May 11, 2020


Jude 1:4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only … Continue reading

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Sin; May 3, 2020


1 John 3:6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. For once I have an almost violent reaction against the Japanese translation of this verse, … Continue reading

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Holy; April 29, 2020


1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: … Continue reading

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God’s Holiness; August 31, 2019


Psalm 99:5 Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy. Three times in this Psalm, here and in verses 3 and 9, the Psalmist says that God is holy, as a reason to praise and … Continue reading

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