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
Disabling Shadows on my Soul
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These last two weeks I have slipped into a spiritual hole that I believe to be not of my making for I have no idea of having dug this pit. Never-the-less I have been shut up in this pit with my anxieties, doubts and confusions. God my great shield...
Suffering; the great Christian Enigma
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If I can remember my theological studies from way back there arose in the early church two divergent biblical understandings of suffering, evil and pain. This whole question of suffering has perplexed most Christians for we love to hold onto the myth...
Salvation; is from our individuality to personality
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As I read the second chapter of first Peter I am blown away by the descriptions/metaphors that he uses to designate our oneness with Christ. Peter sees our salvation in terms of unity or like-mindness akin to the characteristics of Christ's...
our secure salvation
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First Peter was the first New Testament epistle that I was required to study in my first year in Theological College; hence this letter has a special place in my heart. If I remember correctly we studied this letter verse for verse, word for word for...
the mountain of fear and the mountain of joy
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I do not seem to be able to leave Hebrews and move on to other themes but the Lord had anchored me into this book. I have been challenged by the major theme of Hebrews which is clearly stated in the opening verses. Jesus Christ is clearly greater than...
Because my designated blog was blocked God penned this blog
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Since I am having issues with publishing my most recent blog on Hebrews I am starting to type and see where this leads me. Last night I could not sleep as my prostrate problem flared up again and for a time I had trouble breathing. This was most...
Commentary on Hebrews 6
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As I begin to type these words I have an idea of where I am going with...
word study from hebrews part 13
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As we come to the last of our 'Let Us' phrases I am very much aware that this study over twelve verses has not even begun to scratch the surface of the multiplex's of truths contained in this book. One aspect that I have had reinforced to...
word study from hebrews part 12
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As we come to the close of our study in Hebrews on the two words “Let Us” it has struck me of the importance of imagery and the painting of word pictures that that author uses to convey his message. His use of the OT rituals and symbolism...
word study from hebrews part eleven
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As we come to the close of our 12 “Let Us' phrases in Hebrews we turn our attention to chapter 12 v 28 which is placed in the midst of a warning that we who have been born again have come to a far better place. We have come to a mountain of...
The blog from Hebrews that did not wish to be posted
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As we move through our study of the phrase 'Let Us' in Hebrews we come to the well known chapter 12 verses 1-3. The verse I wish to draw our blog from is verse one:- Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us...
word study form hebrews part 9
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Today's “Let Us” is also found in Hebrews 10. In this case we will look at verse 24: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, NIV and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good...
word study from hebrews part 8
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Today's study is found in Hebrews 10:23 which contains the key word confession [NASB] or profession [NIV] This Greek word homologia; which simply means saying the same with our mouth as God says in His Word. It is making the words of our mouth...
Word Study from Hebrews Part 7
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The sixth “Let Us' word study is found in chapter 10:22, but to understand this truth we need to go back and include verses 19-21 which set the platform for the wonderful revelation in v 22. The text is from the NIV. Therefore, brothers and...
word study from hebrews part 6
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This “let Us' is I believe a water shed in the writers understanding which gives us a moment to, with a broad brush stroke to review our progress. The writer is emphasizing that we must “go onto maturity” for all the chapters up to...
Word study from Hebrews part 5
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Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Heb 4 16 NIV Let us then these few words take us back to the preceding verses for the connecting word is...
word study from hebrews part 4
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Word Study from Hebrews part 4 The third 'Let Us' in our word study. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Heb 4:14 NIV At first reading...
Word Study from Hebrew part 3
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Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. Hebrew 4:11 NIV This verse which contains the second 'Let us' also refers back to the earlier chapter which...
word study from hebrews part 2
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Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. Heb 4:1 NIV One of the major themes of Hebrews that runs as a 'golden' thread through each chapter is the...
word study from hebrews
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This is one of the most difficult blogs that God has asked me to write...
jesus suffered to make an exchange for us
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During this last week the Lord has drawn this verse to my mind and he has opened my eyes to see and hear his word which I wish to share with you And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Heb. 13 12...
in jesus alone
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Just recently I was required to undergo ongoing further training as part of my companies 'up skilling' modules. I soon discovered that the 'buzz words' in vogue are “Diversity” and “Inclusiveness.” I can see the...
the true light of the world: illuminated
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Throughout the history of the church there has always been falsehood and heresy that have threatened to engulf the truth. Today is no different as we see an increase in confusion, half truths along with lies and muddled thinking. This is to be...
the disposition that we abhor, but many still keep
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I believe I would offend many Bible believing Christians if I pointed out to them that they were only pretending to be humble when in fact they are still proud. Pride is the unspoken sin in the lives of today's Christians, in the developed world....
healing and naaman s folly
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In my journey over the last few blogs concerning healing I have travelled to Isaiah 53 and have come to be convinced that there is physical healing in the atonement. I have discovered that we have been redeemed, healed and delivered by the death and...