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
my parable and an awkward question
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When Christ returns to this earth to reclaim his rightful place as proclaimed from the foundations of the earth, will he find faith on the earth that his Father created? Luke 18:8 thrusts this question into our minds. However, when the Son of...
prayer according to the gospel of luke
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John's gospel has wonderful insights on prayer and being at one with the Father that soar to the heavens, but Luke has two parables that seem to jolt and jar with John's teaching. These are recorded in Luke 11 and 18 and are entitled the...
praise will defeat any enemy raised against us
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I introduce this blog by referring to a devotional that I read recently by Derek Price whom I have rediscovered. He recounted the story of 'Praying Hyde' an outstanding missionary in India when the country was still ruled by England. He had...
the faith dilemma that can haunt us.
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When I was growing up there were a number of Biblical passages that made no sense to me, but as I have grown in the faith the Holy Spirit, the great teacher has opened my spiritual eyes so that I can see Gods truth. But I suspect that many believers...
jesus miraculous healings and the cross
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I wish to draw your attention to the incident that is recorded in all synoptic gospels, known as the healing of the women who touched the hem of Jesus garment. In all the synoptic gospels it is stated that she was healed immediately. It is also...
Let us go to Jerusalem
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Psalm 122 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."2Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.3Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.4That is where the tribes go up, the...
Our Place of Help.
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Where do we go for help when the 'push come to the shove?' When we come across a brick wall who do we turn to for help? Many of us will rely on our own 'wits.' Others will turn to friends or spouses. Again others will turn to those in...
a pastoral blog from the psalms
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Psalm 86 Hear, O LORD, and answerme, for I am poor and needy.2Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.3Have mercyon me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.4Bring joy to your servant, for to you,...
the other biblical covenants
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My last blog was entitled 'The Blood Covenant' and in the course of my research I was reminded again of the other biblical covenants throughout scripture. Hence my thought was to perhaps write a series on these other covenants namely the...
the blood covenant
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When Jesus said that his death was the new covenant in his blood the...
Can you describe the heart of the Gospel?
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How would you answer this question? Within Christendom there is no clear consensus as there a number of understandings that have gained popularity since Christ walked this earth. I do not intend to list each one as this is not the purpose of this blog...
the blood of the lamb part 2
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This blog should read after reading my first blog on this subject as both fit together. God has given us weapons to defeat the fiery darts of the enemy which are found in Revelation 12. They overcamehim by the blood of the Lamband by the word of their...
The Blood of the Lamb
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To talk of the blood poured out on the cross is not a topic of discussion in today's Christian world. For many such imagery belongs to a past barbaric age that has no relevance for the 'modern man' for we have grown up since then. Such...
Hold fast to our Faith
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How often have we come up against the proverbial brick wall? For many Christians they seem to 'going now-where' as the river that they have to cross is too wide, too deep and too swift. And besides there is no way they can build a flotation...
Where has my God given Immunity Gone?
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It seems that we are battling almost every day. The hire purchase, the mortgage payments, the car bills, the children, personal relationships, our career, life in general. Then there are the local bodies and government policies and so I could go on...
Guard your heart above all else
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My son,pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.21Do not let them out of your sight,keep them within your heart;22for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.23Above all else, guardyour heart, for it is...
Our Giants are an enemy within
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I believe that we speak very loose and glibly about the giants that we face. David faced his Goliath across the valley in front of his fellow countrymen. Goliath was real for he could be heard roaring like a bull and he could not be missed, so great...
We are called to wrestle before God
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And pray in the Spirit on all occasionswith all kinds of prayers and requests. Eph 6 In these last days the call to prayer is more urgent than ever in the history of the church. We are called to wrestle before God in prayer. Why wrestle? Because the...
God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ
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Those who teach and preach that the Christian life is a beautiful journey, full of blessings of love, happiness and success are wrong period. To use such terms as you will experience a loving good beautiful spiritual life, those teachers have not been...
Saul and David; their Characters contrasted.
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Ephesians 4:15 - we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head,that is, Christ. The cross has set us from sin, but the 'body of sin' that dwells within our hearts is our responsibility to destroy. For this reason we are exhorted...
The call of God to Samuel 1 Sam. 3
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I wish to direct your thoughts to the well known account of Gods call to be boy Samuel who had been given by his mother to service in the temple. As Samuel lay day to sleep he was not to know that this was the night that the God of Abraham. Isaac and...
The 12 Spies and their Evaluation
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The ways and methods of God are foreign to our way of thinking. I would be safe to say that this is in the vast majority of Gods dealings with his saints. There is a gulf as wide as heaven is from the earth in the thinking of God and our understanding...
Moses and the Burning Bush
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The walk that Moses walked has great significance for us in these last days of confusion and turmoil. I wish to bring to your attention the subject of Gods guidance. My interest in this truth was aroused when I read an inspired blog by Phil where he...
Isaac walked with God
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I wish to mine the truths that God has opened to me from Genesis 26. Verse one tells that there was a famine in the land and the obvious course of action was to move to Egypt were their was food, safety and the comforts of life. Common sense would...
Noah found favour with God.
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Noah possessed a fruit of the spirit that is not spoken of much these days holy fear had wrapped itself around Noah and this quality from God guided him in all that he did. When we read the account of his life from Genesis we cannot be struck by his...