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
God has enrolled me in his Boot-camp
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Although I was unaware of Gods plans for me that day, my boot camp experience with God as trainer began as I walked to the letter box on a beautiful summers day, with not a cloud in the sky and the cicadas singing loudly in harmony. As I opened a...
I Blew it big Time
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It happened on our first night of camping. My wife and I arrived at our campsite overlooking the surf beach with a wonderful vista across Ngunguru Bay to the headland – beautiful blue sky and sea. With a promise of some later afternoon drizzle...
Do not be deceived; God will act
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Today was the second anniversary of the devastating earth quake that destroyed the CBD and eastern suburbs of Christchurch, my countries second largest city. When the dust had settled; literally, 185 people lost their lives and the repair bill has...
Shinning Like Stars
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It all began on our last night of our camping holiday. My wife and I...
How much faith do we need?
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We live in a world that has been conditioned to believe and expect that best is bigger, faster, greater than, better than. We have been brought up to expect things and goods to be better than the previous model; take for example the rush to purchase...
Gods Warning from Recent World Events
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In the last two weeks the news has featured a number of startling events that have brought gasps from many and sent reverberations across the media world. I was on holiday when I caught a flash on the radio about the Pope doing something unheard of...
Daily Bible Verse: Colossians 3:1-2
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Since we have been raised with Christ who is seated at the right hand of God, and we are seated with him; which is the throne room of the universe where God rules over the affairs of the universe, why then do we not live victorious lives. Why are so...
A nauseating practice in the church!!!
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Culling within a church fellowship is the work of the enemy, as he has blinded you by your own self importance. Who gave you the right to judge your fellow brethren says the Lord. Am I not the owner of the harvest and I will be the one who separates...
Do we know which country we live in?
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We read in Hebrews that the people who pleased God longed for a better country and to these same people God gave his blessing of righteousness. In this modern age many believers have put their roots down in the place they call home and they have spent...
21st.C. Tower of Babel
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I have just heard a news item on our local radio which reports that a higher percentage of girls born this year will live to be a hundred. This is great news for the world that medical science is now so far advanced that we can do this. Let us bow...
Forgiveness Do we really understand it?
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There are many passages of scripture that one can recite off by heart, John 3 v16 would be one of the most recognized verses to commit to memory. The scriptures in the so called “Roman Road to Salvation" would be another, plus the 23rd....
Solid teaching - what is that?
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In Gods providence the year 1517 was the beginning of an out pouring of...
Thoughts on Being Still, if even for a few minutes.
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Be still says the Lord for this is the only way that you will hear my voice. In the coming days of fear, anxiety and depression among the peoples of your town or city there will be believers who will be calm and composed. Why? Because God has been in...
The Good Shepherd's call to all Bloggers
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I am the shepherd who cares for his sheep, other shepherds have come to care for my sheep but they only plunder and kill my sheep with their flashy clothes and cheap smiles. They love to hear the sound of their own voices and they like to be seen and...
Gods answer to our difficulty in Praying.
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Since my last blog on why we have so much difficulty with prayer and a general lack of understanding concerning prayer, God has been teaching me certain aspects of prayer that he wishes me to pass on to the CB family. I am still in Luke 11 where my...
Why do we find prayer so difficult?
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One of the most essential tools that a believer will need to have as we...
Woe betide those of you who are stiff-necked
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As I was pondering my next blog I was convinced that one that I had written some weeks ago, and which God has over-ridden in my desire to blog it; its time had come. But to my surprise and annoyance I cannot find this blog in my saved docs. file....
God is Holy – what does this mean?
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There are numerous mentions in the scriptures that God is Holy; in fact there are over 30 references. There are many more passages that indicate the Holiness of God. But are we clear in our minds what this holiness means? For most believers it is just...
Holiness for 2013, anybody?
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When the Lord ask me to write on holiness for this blog I was not too worried as I knew what the subject matter would consist of; after all to be holy as God is holy is to do Christian things and live a life that tries to please God. One prays and...
Daily Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
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This verse has come at the correct time as Gods timing is also exquisite for this is the exact topic that many bloggers have been blogging about. Far too many church leaders are parroting the words in their sermons and scriptural writings that copy...
Today’s Church has Lost the 1st Love
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After I have finished my last blog from Revelation I was prepared to move on and sought the Lord for guidance as to where my thoughts and focus should be. God said to me one word “Love” My mind went straight to 1 Corinthians 13, the great...
Can we [attempt to] define faith?
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If we look at the faith chapter in Hebrews 11 one has to admit that...
Daily Bible Verse: 1 John 4:18
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If we are anxious, if we are concerned and worried, if we are unsure of our standing with God we have fear in our hearts and the Love of God has not yet permeated into our inner-most being. Once we surrender all and cling to God as a drowning person...
Daily Bible Verse: Hebrews 6:10
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God expects us to make our salvation secure and he is watching to see that we do not fall away as we have been enlightened and tasted of the heavenly things; the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age. We must not become lazy and...
The 4 pillars essential of our Faith
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As we approach the run down to the return of our Lord I cannot emphasise enough the importance of being ready, not only to greet our Lord but also to with stand the confusion and terror that will precede Christ return. Make no mistake the worlds...