We live in a layered world as we Christians live in flesh and the spirit. Changing fashions and novelty mark an evil trend and many are lost since they have no wisdom to separate the real from lie.


Paul here declares his apostleship as coming from God. In the Acts we read the Holy Spirit expressly setting him apart for the ministry,. “Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul./As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them./And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away(Ac.13:1-3)”

the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” Does it not tell us Paul became an Apostle because he was expressly sent by God? Besides many mighty works that he did attest…

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“What shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

This was a private discourse which the apostles asked Jesus and the answer he gave we shall take as a guide for us well. In order to study  more than what any Bible scholars and teachers may have spoken on the topic of eschatology the official and only true version is from the Son of man who is the Word made flesh.

Here we shall consider the verses 3-42. This is divided into two sections.

First Section: Signs  (vs.3-35)

He prefaces with a warning,’ Take heed that no man deceive you.’ From verse.5 till verse 10 is one account of the signs. This we may consider as placed in parenthesis since Jesus repeats more or less the same adding some more details which we can apply as injunction…

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I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his from rust belt

Squeaky,- oh need some oil
The carpenter singing, his thumb is,- oh it hurts!

Sawed neat between his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for john, all gravel must out

That is a bloody work for sure!
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, quarantine makes

Even a hardy Captain lurch like a deckhand, corona virus got him

Yes sirree! singing is more a caterwaul!
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, Nike simply laid him off

And he wallows among his lasts and discarded rubber soles

There is a pandemic blowing across the land
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work,

Or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs

Long stilled when the Mighty dollar sounded his trumpet:

Put a nickel and the jukebox will sing for any idiot

Who is hooded and his heart has a lynching song.

Blue collar worker and white collar workers alike

Have had change of heart

New you hear is no more the same: Corona virus got them all

A song is no song if heart has stopped beating for your brother

Come black, come yellow the white is black and black is white

When the dollar drew blood and what poured out is now a pandemic.

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, sharecroppers busboys and janitors

Each one singing his from heart is lost In the howling

Winds of unrest.




Baptism for the dead has two aspects: dying to sin at water baptism and living in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.


We shall consider on this first day of April what it is to live by the Spirit. The Spirit has organized the Bible in such clear cut manner so we are to follow diligently what examples the Spirit has set down for our help. Jesus Christ as the author and finisher of our salvation is one to which all events persons and objects move. In the text we consider it becomes clearer. Jesus Christ is the Spiritual Rock. The Spirit also adds spiritual meat and spiritual drink and his intent is clear. God as a Spirit wants fellowship with man on both aspects: body and spirit. So when St Paul speaks of filthiness in flesh and spirit we have to attend for the wellbeing of our soul from both aspects.(Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in…

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We have been lately considering in several posts of the reality we as Christians often tend to forget. We are saved by faith for the kingdom of his dear Son as rightful place for the saints redeemed of the earth. As many members of the Body each of us is knit as one. So in the eyes of St Paul what beset Church of Macedonia or any other was his concern as an able minister of Christ. For this reason he speaks of collecting funds for the Church in Jerusalem. It was intended for the ministrations of the saints who were poor. He addresses their generosity arguing for a balance, an equality that upheld the law of Christ. “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal.6:2). which  “an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their…

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Life of separation or sanctification is not will-worship as taught by some cults. It is celebration of Christ being in all and through all. It is a life of witnessing.


11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.

13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?(see note*Ex.33:1-7)

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch…

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Representational symbolism makes Adam and Moses double for Jesus Christ. In this post we shall  see what it would mean for the Gospel of Christ. It is the word of Reconciliation-benny


And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

We have already come across the term Rule of Three. It is not a scriptural term as the Trinity is. Principle of Association, Principle of Similitude and Principle of Reconciliation however refers to the office of the Word. It is the Law which existed from the beginning. The logos aspect (John1:1) renders everlasting covenant valid. Principle of Association refers to the Gospel of God (God, the Father). What does the Son signify? It is what StPaul refers in v.19. It is called the word of reconciliation. Principle of reconciliation empowers the ministry of  Jesus Christ as the Apostle brought the Gospel of His Father and it is referred in v.18) By his redemptive work made the Gospel of Christ same as that of God. God the…

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