John Knox @watchmanjohn

  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 48 years, 9 months and 21 days.

  I have published 746 blogs and 3,447 comments.

 My first blog was published on Tuesday 18th of September 2012.

 My most recent blog was published on Friday 19th of October 2018.

My Blog Archive
His Suffering and our Agony
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Just as there are three temptations that Jesus encountered so there are three agonies that Jesus endured in the garden of Gethsemane. There is no way that we can comprehend the suffering that Jesus encountered as the Devil flung all his resources at...
new birth and cross carrying
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Being born from above is well beyond the understanding of any of us. We may be the most respected and influential of biblical scholars but we will never grasp the results of redemption. We may understand all mysteries of the Bible but we will never...
his cross and our cross
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Once we come to the conclusion that there is a theological difference between Sin and Sins, and believe me, such thought agrees with the scriptures we can begin to think like God intends us to, and hence understand his work on the Cross. Sin is...
take up your cross o sinner
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Ever since Kirk @blessings2you posted a blog about how we each have a cross to bear I have been haunted by the phrase; 'take up your cross,' for I am sure we really do not know the full implications of this command. I am on safe ground when I...
the fatherhood of god
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One of the principle tasks of Jesus included not only forgiveness and freedom from sin but to introduce us to the God of the Old Testament, as our Father. This was such a radical concept that many of the Jewish leaders could not envisage the God of...
The Learning of a true Disciple
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There are two methods to learning the secrets of God. No, I will re phrase that; for most people there is only one methodology to coming to the knowledge of the Most High. We are familiar with the learning of doctrines, catechisms, facts of the Bible...
finding rest in god
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I had a bad night last night as I seemed to be awake most of the night unable to rest and go to sleep. I am sure that I am not alone with this dilemma. But thankfully this does not happen to me often but when it does I tend to worry. As I lay there in...
putting to death
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Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old selfwith its practices and have put on the new self,which is being renewedin knowledge in the image of its Creator. Col 3:9-10 Far too many believers are a 'walking lie,' for by their...
Renewing our Covenant
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I feel that many of us are what I call 'lazy Christians,' in that we do not take our walk with Christ very seriously. If we scratched the surface of our belief we would find very little dedication and commitment to the gospel. The scriptures...
god s word underestimated
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Do not trifle with the word of God, for if you do so, you do so at your peril. I have come to experience the power and truth that is wrapped up in the word of God. 'For it is written' is one of the weapons that we have at our disposal, for we...
We are not our Own, but we think we are.
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God has drawn this verse to my mind from 1 Corinthians 6:29 NIV You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. As the days draw near to a close of the return of the Son of Man this truth will become buried...
and god breathed into man his spirit [ruach]
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God created man in his image from the dust of the earth but until God breathed his spirit into man this image was not a living being, in that they were not in communion with their creator. It was only when God gave a part of his essential being that...
why do we bend the rules?
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I am a fan of the Readers Digest and in a recent article that I read...
gods will and the our place in the body
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There is a story told of a gentleman who captured two baby eagles and...
standing in the gap
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At a time like this will God find any intercessors who will bend their knee before him in adoration, praise, worship and intercession for his land. Who is able to discern the heart of God at a time like this? Can we feel the heart beat of God for this...
the gift is far superior
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But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many. Rom. 5:15 NIV The Gift. We must never...
We walk the walk and speak the speak yet inside
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I was struck by the thought the other day that 'I am not my own for I was brought with a price.' I am sure that I do not realize the full implications of this truth that I have since discovered is discussed at length in 1 Corinthians 6. NIV As...
The Sin Consciousness of Believers
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One of the great threads throughout the Old and New Testaments is the...
O the depths of Calvary
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I believe with all my soul that no one will ever comprehend the multiplicity of benefits that the shed blood of Christ has obtained for us. I do not believe that the greatest Bible student has been able to grasp and understand the blessings that are...
receiving the blessings that are ours in christ
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In certain circles of the Body of Christ there is an erroneous understanding of the Old Testament and how this portion relates to the gospel. This misconception seeks to teach that the OT is all about obedience to the Law, behind which stands a God of...
Knowing the will of God: your Sanctification
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As I have enjoyed a quiet Sunday today I decided to watch our one religious free-to-air channel. This is a practice that I do not habitually perform for one reason or another. I would have watched about 4-5 presentations from church leaders, all from...
The makings of a Biblical Teacher
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I was browsing through the scriptures the other day and a certain verse from the Psalms caught my eye, but more than my eye being interested ,my spirit leapt within me. It was one of those precious moments when the Lord through the Holy Spirit spoke...
Are we known as Friends of God?
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How wonderful to know without a shadow of doubt that you are a friend of God. How do we know this? When we have graduated from Gods school of discipleship we pass out with a diploma that entitles God to share his secrets with us. I no longer call you...
suggestions for praying under stress
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I can still vividly remember one of my fellow students from my time at Baptist Theological College, who was not considered and intellectual giant by any stretch of the imagination, saying very clearly 'We need to preach the How to.' It is all...
salvation as our inheritance
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I wish to lift up my hands in thanksgiving and worship for we have been given, by the mercy of God, a new birth into a living hope, our inheritance. I wish to make this plain; we can never inherit the kingdom of God without a re birth. The great...