John Knox @watchmanjohn

  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 6 years, 2 months and 23 days.

  I have published 749 blogs and 3,464 comments.

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

 My most recent blog was published on Sunday 9th of December 2018.

My Blog Archive
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 anything according to his will, he hears us.15 And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we knowthat we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15 There is much confusion and...
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 willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26 41 These words were spoken to three of Jesus closest disciples at his most agonizing hour. These words were not spoken by a man...
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 understanding of Gods work in the death of his Son. I have pondered over this and under the guidance of God was shown this to be the right thing to do. But before I blog on 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 never insists on being our Master. He does not cajole, nor does he force his Mastership onto us. Obedience to Jesus as our Lord is essential for a disciple but it is not compulsory....
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,' as we wait for God to act. In our walk there are three disciplines which we must understand as we grow in maturity and oneness with our Saviour. There are times when it is more...
Discipleship and the discipline of Trust
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If we really have a desire to know and understand God, we firstly must trust him, that is take him at his word. The fact that most of us have no real understanding of the mind of Christ is because we will not obey and trust God. Many of us are...
Disciples will participate in the sufferings of Christ.
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There is no way around this text found in 1st. Peter 4:13, for which ever way you may wish to disect that verse the meaning cannot be plainer. We need to to quickly get our heads around this truth, for to be a disciple is to follow Jesus with the...
Discipleship begins with an 'If.'
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Salvation and Discipleship are two distinct aspects of being a believer.One is the soverign work of God, while the other is a conscience decision on our part. A disciple is a born again believer who has come to the relization that being a disciple is...
Discipleship is better than Holiness
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One of the common mistakes that we have made is to assume that the great commission is to go ito all the world and 'save' mankind. The last words of Jesus was 'to go into all theworld and make disciples. But we have decided that to preach...
The dance of a stressful dilemma.
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The clock is ticking. Everyone's counting on you. Which wire should you cut? While most of us never have to deal with the life-or-death dilemmas of a bomb squad, everyday situations such can be every bit as stressful since most come out of left...
Feed my Sheep
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All bloggers who blog on this site, I believe, have one aspect that they share with each other. They have all brought to this site by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Christian blog has been set up with the oversight of God and for many of us see this...
The Two Natures of Jesus
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It was not long after the apostles had passed away and the church was surging forward that the enemy made a concerted attack on the church leaders. Up to the first and second centuries the church fathers accepted the God was in Christ by faith and...
Who is this Jesus?
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Non believers recognize that Jesus lived in Palestine some two thousand years as there is ample evidence in the secular historical narratives to verify his existence. To them Jesus is nothing more than human being as they are human. They have called...
The Dance of Dying
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One of the truths of sanctification, that is not readily grasped, is that the moment we are born again God sets in motion an action within our bodies. This action is part of the rebirth that we are to undergo, which has been sanctioned by God and...
Dance of Disillusioned Souls
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It all began so well. We were on a high and the world was full of brilliant colour and the hues were wonderful as the Holy Spirit took up resident in our life. We were walking among the clouds and God was so real. We worshipped on that mountain peak...
Time to forego Christmas Celebrations?
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I do not believe I would be wrong in saying that the commercialisation of Christ's birth does not sit easy with us. Over my life time I have witnessed a 'watering down' of the naivety story. Today we count ourselves fortunate to see and...