Scriptural Topics

The Scriptures are all powerful in breaking down strongholds, raising up those who are pressed down, and guiding us into experiencing the Lord’s victory over all things. In this segment we set forth a series of subjects with appropriate Scriptures that strengthen faith, and lead to overcoming in the Lord.

Subject areas will be changed regularly, and previous scriptural readings and commentaries may be accessed by clicking different weeks in the calendar below.



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REPENT


The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.
Mark 1:15.


The time may have been fulfilled for the gospel message to be preached, but now the end of all things is at hand, and Marks message is repent, and believe in the gospel. The message of salvation is timeless, and still reaches out to those who are unsaved, saying believe, repent, and be saved.


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REPENT


Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Acts 2:38-39.


Here the message of salvation is taken one step further, repent and receive the Lords salvation, be baptised, and then be filled with the Holy Spirit. The promise is not restricted to those in the early Church, but to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.


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REPENT


And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, I repent, you shall forgive him. Luke 17:4.


The outcome of repentance must be forgiveness. If the Lord forgives us no matter how many times we sin, we have no other option than to forgive all sins against us.


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REPENT


Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. Rev 3:3.


The outcome of our lives is eternal existence in heaven or hell. We cannot afford to be complacent, for the Lord warned, Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. Matt 24:41-42. In the first reading we are encouraged to remember the words of our salvation and hold fast to them.


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REPENT


From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matt 4:17.


This is a timely warning. Satan endeavours to delay or even abandon our decision to receive the Lords salvation. But the bible says, NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION. We cannot afford to wait for a more appropriate time, when we have done this or that. Now is the time to receive the Lords salvation, or male a new commitment to the lord.


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REPENT


The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:15.


The time may have been fulfilled for the gospel message to be preached, but now the end of all things is at hand, and Marks message is repent, and believe in the gospel. The message of salvation is timeless, and still reaches out to those who are unsaved, saying believe, repent, and be saved.


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REPENT


Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.
Acts 2:38-39.


Here the message of salvation is taken one step further, repent and receive the Lords salvation, be baptised, and then be filled with the Holy Spirit. The promise is not restricted to those in the early Church, but to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.


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REPENT


And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, I repent, you shall forgive him. Luke 17:4.


The outcome of repentance must be forgiveness. If the Lord forgives us no matter how many times we sin, we have no other option than to forgive all sins against us.


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REPENT


Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. Rev 3:3.


The outcome of our lives is eternal existence in heaven or hell. We cannot afford to be complacent, for the Lord warned, Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. Matt 24:41-42. In the first reading we are encouraged to remember the words of our salvation and hold fast to them.


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REPENT


Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Ezek 18:30.


Now, as the end of the age approaches, we should know that we will soon face the final judgment. This is the time to repent of our sins, and receive the gracious forgiveness of God, and the salvation He is inviting us to receive.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Eph 2:8-9.


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REPENT


Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
Acts 3:19-20.


Peter was addressing a crowd of unbelievers after Jesus was crucified. His message was not one of condemnation, but a plea for everyone to repent and be converted, so that they would receive refreshment from the abiding presence of the Lord.

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REPENT


As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Rev 3:19-20.


To those who are experiencing the refining discipline of the Lord, this is an assurance of the Lords love. Dining with Him speaks of entering into a personal relationship with Him.


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The Blessings Associated with Unity


Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:12


We can be sure that any genuine ministry initiated by the Lord will be opposed by Satan. Without the covering of united prayer, a single person is particularly vulnerable. When the Lord sent His disciples ahead of Him to prepare the way, He sent them out in pairs. When two people ministers to another person, one may lead the ministry, but the one supporting him is equally important as he discerns the Spirit, and presents additional direction, or engages in silent prayer, like binding oppositions.
Early churches were local, autonomous, and overseen by a team of elders. This prevented a fellowship being led astray from the path of truth.


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The Blessings Associated with Unity


Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. Ps 133:1-2.


Aaron is a type of Christ, our High Priest, and so this is a picture of Jesus Christ dispensing the oil of the Holy Spirit throughout His body of believers. It flows from the head to the borders of His garment, or encompassing all believers. However, this is conditional to believers living in unity and harmony. The Holy Spirit will not be dispensed where there is discord and lack of unity.


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The Blessings Associated with Unity


Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tender hearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-10.


Peters call for compassion and forbearance towards one another should be obvious to all believers as we remember Gods forbearance and forgiveness towards us despite our many sins, and that we are forgiven according to our forgiveness of others. It is our love for one another that defines us as Christians.


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The Blessings Associated with Unity


I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. John 17:20-22.


Jesus prayer went beyond His disciples to all future believers, asking God to unite us as one on the basis that God was in Him, and He in God, and that we are made one by their presence in us. It is a sober and humbling thought that we as humans are indwelt by the Trinity, and that this is a basis for our unity with one another.


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The Blessings Associated with Unity


Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1 Cor 1:10.


Pauls earnest plea is for all brethren be of the one mind in their discernment of truth. We should all realise our need to be guided by the Holy Spirit, and our responsibility to forsake carnal mindedness, laying our carnal minds on the altar of the cross daily to be put to death be the Spirit, and replaced with the mind of Christ.


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The Blessings Associated with Unity


I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph 4:1-4.


To be worthy of our calling is to be worthy as representatives of Jesus Christ, who dwells in us, and manifests His life through us. We should manifest His lowliness, gentleness, long suffering, love, and peace making.


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The Blessings Associated with Unity


...fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Phil 2:2-4.


Paul wrote to the Philippians that to live in love and harmony with each other, the basic need was denial of self. To esteem others better than himself, was to consider the needs of others to be more important than their own. This points to the necessity of consigning our self-lives to the cross daily, so that it is put to death by the Spirit.


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Restoration


Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
Acts 3:19-21.


In Revelation 13, we are told that Antichrist was given leave to attack the saints and overcome them. God allowed this to test the allegiance of the saints, and to bring Antichrists works out into the open, so that they may be refuted and destroyed by the truth. Now, at the end of the age, we see the results of Antichrists war on the Church, which has been reduced to spiritual deadness, and contaminated by apostasies. But now is the time of restoration of all things that Peter predicted. Peters first instruction was to repent, and this we must do as a whole Church, turning to God so that our sins may be blotted out, and that He will restore all things. We must learn to refute world opinion and all worldliness brought into the Church, and return to the pattern of the Spirit filled early Church, seeking the Spirits guidance in all things.


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Restoration


Half of the city the Church shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations the oppressors of the Church, as He fights in the day of battle. Zech 14:2-3.


We are told that the Lord will enter into this conflict, but this is not in His physical presence, but by His Spirit. His Spirit is moving among us, revealing truth and empowering ministries. At this crucial time, we, as members of the Church, should be seeking to be filled afresh with the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. Rev 21:6.


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Restoration


When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says the Lord. Isa 59:19-20.


When the enemy, Antichrist with his hosts of wickedness, confronts the Church with a flood of deception and persecution, the Lord will lift up a standard bearing His name, which will be a rallying point in the heat of the battle. He will come to those who have turned to Him in repentance, and His Spirit will put words in their mouths that will expose and nullify all deception, will confound and destroy the power of Satans hordes of wickedness.


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Restoration


Arise, shine; for your light has come! and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles unbelievers shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isa 60:1-3.


This speaks of the Spirit and glory of the Lord alighting on those who have received His invitation in their hearts. They are told to stand, or be ready for the Lord to use them. They do not need to seek ministry, for the glory of the Lord will be seen to rest on them, and people will come to them. Unbelievers will see that they have something that is missing in their lives, and the Spirit of the Lord will open the door to ministry.


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Restoration


And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
Joel 2:28-29


This reading comes after the Lord promises to overthrow those who have devastated the Church. He will pour out His Spirit on all who are open to receive it, and they will be equipped to minister truth and life to those who have been bound in darkness by Satan.


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