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
What has the death of Jesus accomplished?
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If we believe that Jesus died only for our sins, then we have misunderstood the work of God on the cross including the good news of the gospel. To teach that Jesus went to the cross to bring salvation to us because of our sins is to be misled...
His Temptations and our Temptations
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This phrase in the Lords prayer has always bothered me. Should it be translated as in Gods Word Translation - Don't allow us to be tempted. Instead, rescue us from the evil one. When the Bible speaks of temptation we are prone to see this coming...
God has one aim for us.
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I wish to draw your attention to the story recorded in John chapter 21, concerning the appearance of Jesus to some of his disciples on the shore of Lake Galilee. This was a dark depressing time for the followers of Jesus, for they had seen their...
Jesus Guides by his Servants.
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One of the most powerful means God uses to guide us is for the word of God to be embodied in the life of one of his servants. We see this all the time in the scriptures. We read of the loneliness of Abraham, who is called the friend of God, the...
The most holy work we have neglected
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Epaphras,who is one of youand a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you,that you may stand firm in all the will of God, matureand fully assured. Col 4 There is a holy work that we, the body of Christ have...
God Guides by his Word.
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To be guided by Gods word is the most profound and intimate manner in which God will direct us. We need to understand that the majestic creator of all the earth has the time and inclination to take notice of us and be interested in our pathways. But...
God Guides by our Decisions
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Despite our sinful nature God, in his wisdom uses our choices to teach us his ways. We read in Geneses chapter 13 that Abram went up from Egypt, the place where he had lied about his wife and brought the displeasure of the King. After having fallen...
God Guides us by Himself.
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God longs to communicate to each of his children in all aspects of their life and the way that he communicates is different for each personality and circumstance. We read in Genesis 15 that Abraham had won a great victory against five warlords and he...
Discipleship and the Discipline of Guidence
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Over these past weeks God has been pushing me in areas and directions that I am not comfortable with. First came a word to blog on Suffering which was followed by a directive to follow that blog with one on Divine Guidance. As under whelmed as I felt...
Discipleship and the Discipline of Suffering
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I feel compelled to blog on this subject of which I feel totally unworthy and unqualified to do so. Greater minds than mine have written on this subject in a more learned and intellectually proficient manner. But I cannot escape Gods voice which will...
The End time Fear and Confusion
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By now we all are familiar with the news riveting story of the missing flight MH370. The Boeing 777 left Kuala Lumpur airport and has not been seen since for it has literally vanished. As I write this is has been 12 days since the routine flight took...
Discipleship and the discipline of Patience
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If there was ever a pertinent word for today it is found in Hebrews 6:12 - We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. Patience is a virtue, a fruit of the spirit that todays...
Discipleship and the discipline of Intercession
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The main reason why Christian's prayer life is so barren and dry can be traced to one main reason. Our spiritual life is dry as dust because we have not given the life of Jesus born into our hearts elbow room to intercede for others. The...
Discipleship and the Discipline of answered Prayer
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This is the confidencewe have in approaching God: that if we ask...
Discipleship and the Sacred Simplicity of Prayer
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Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is...
Discipleship and Temptation
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As a disciple temptation cannot be avoided for as night follows day disciples can expect temptation to come at them. For many a follower of Jesus who has the personality of Jesus born into their hearts, temptation seems at odds with their position as...
The Supreme work of the Cross
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Christ's death on the cross has accomplished far more than we can imagine and the five threads in my previous blog are only scratching the surface of Gods plan, played out on the hill called Golgotha. We are apt to view the cross as the place...
The Reality of the Cross
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A blogger posed a challenge to me to write about the Cross and my...
Discipleship - being redefined.
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Like many of the principles and teachings of the bible we easily misunderstand the truth that God is trying to burn into our heart. Take the concept of discipleship. I will guarantee that many born again Christians have the 'wrong end of the...
Understanding Re-Birth
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My thoughts have been pushed into this direction over the past weeks and the Holy Spirit has been undoing some of my thinking and introducing new revelation. Being born again is different for each individual but I believe there has to be a number of...
Discipleship and the Disciplined Mind
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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. Rom 12 2 As the church age comes to a close their will...
Discipleship and the discipline of Initiative
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This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper,rise from the dead,and Christ will shine on you." Eph 5 14 One of the most pathetic aspects of todays body of Christ is that the pews are full of worn and weary saints who have had the stuffing...
Discipleship and the Mastership of Jesus
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One of the most amazing things about the Lordship of Jesus is that he...
Discipleship and the Long Road.
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We are prone to forget that great things take time to mature. A well sought after cheese takes years to mature.A botique wine takes many many years. The same length of timeis taken for many sonsand daughters to come to glory. This pattern is seen...
Discipleship and the Discipline of Silence
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There are times in our spiritual walk when 'silence is golden,'...