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Sufficient unto the Day

© 12-22 Colin Melbourne

KJV Bible English

Q: I’m learning English and came across the phrase, “sufficient unto the day” in a book I was studying. A friend says it is from the Bible, is that true, and if so, what does it mean?

Is the Best English

A: Sufficient unto the day is a common phrase used as an aphorism (a succinct basic truism) in modern colloquial English; for example when there’s discussion of an intractable problem that creates further difficulties; a forest fire, an oil-spill, earthquake, and so on.
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Lead or Follow?

Cart Before The Horse?

Q: Psalm 23 ends with the phrase, Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, but wouldn’t it make more sense if David wrote, Surely goodness and mercy shall lead me all the days of my life? Otherwise it reads as if David was leading God, instead of following Him.

A: Remember the rule of thumb;

“Whenever the accuracy of the KJV is challenged, the error is in the challenger: Never in the written word.”

The Holy Ghost inspired David to sing,

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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A Christian’s Food

© 11-22 Colin Melbourne

Eat Right: Live Right

We read about Christ’s secret diet Jn. 4:34 KJV;

My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Christ’s life depended upon Him doing the Will of His Father. He called it His meat, His food. Obeying God the Father nourished God the Son spiritually.

There’s a powerful lesson for us there.

Faithful Obedience is Life and Growth

By “finish his work” the LORD meant providing our eternal redemption by ushering in the New Covenant, having fulfilled the Old Covenant for us.

He finished Father’s work, and offers total salvation and perfect redemption.

We receive them freely, without works, a gift of God’s grace, simply by believing in the LORD Jesus Christ.

Our heart-faith in Him, His Sacrifice, and His resurrection, seals the deal with Almighty God, and He acquits believers of all guilt on that basis alone.

Christ’s Blood, sacrificed on the altar in Heaven, testifies for us. We are free!
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The Word of Reconciliation

© 19-22 Colin Melbourne

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2 Co. 5:17-21 KJV

Sinners Have Been Reconciled

The heart of the Gospel is that God has come to Earth, in Christ, paid the whole world out of debt to Himself, and holds nothing against any sinner.
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Catholics & Lutherans

© 08-22 Colin Melbourne

Young Catholic wants to become a Christian

Q: I’m a fifteen year-old Catholic. Are Catholics considered Christians? Are they saved? Since I come from a very devout Catholic family, I cannot tell them if I convert, therefore, I would not be able to get a Protestant Bible. Is it okay if I use the Catholic Bible, known as the New American Bible, and just ignore the “hidden books”?

Also, I would not be able to attend Christian worship services; would God understand if I went to Catholic Mass to worship Him there, and at home? Andrew

A: Your four questions are all answered, “No!” Roman Catholics are not Christian, they are unsaved, religious sinners. Follow the links on that page and compare what God says in the Holy Bible, with what Catholics have written in their Official Catechism.
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Christian Confidence

© 13-22 Colin Melbourne

Peculiar People

Q: What makes the most difference between Spirit-filled believers, why are some exceptional?

A: Wonderful question, keep going that way, and the Lord will be able to use you more and more.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 2:13-14 KJV

Without doubt, the most exceptional believer England has produced in modern times was Smith Wigglesworth, who teaches us the key; Have Confidence in Christ. He preached this message of August 1914, just seven years after he was filled with the Holy Ghost.

Here’s a taster to encourage you to get the full transcript and absorb this jewel of truth, which begins;

The Confidence that we have in Him:

In 1 John 5:14-15, I read a very wonderful word.

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

It is necessary that we find our bearings in this Word.

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Out of Asia

© 11-22 Colin Melbourne

Salvation is of the Jews

Q: You said on your Gospel tract page for Asian Christian Women that, “The first person to proclaim the risen Christ was an Asian woman”, but surely that can’t be right. Where in the Bible does it say that?

A: Blimey Missus, next you’ll be asking me for proof that Jesus Christ is Jewish!

Therefore, please read His genealogies in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 to confirm His Jewish lineage.

Keep in mind why they are different.
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Five Facts Satan Hates

© 04-22 Colin Melbourne

And Tries to Keep Hidden

When you embrace these five Gospel foundations you will begin to exercise the authority Christ gives believers to trample on demonic snakes and satanic scorpions, and overcome all the power of the enemy.

I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Holy Bible, Lk. 10:18-20 KJV

The enemy of your soul relishes religion, humanity’s dishevelled fig leaf, which does nothing to bridge the chasm between sinners and God. He adores philosophy, ‘spirituality’, and endless doctrinal discussion; because they only leave the lost and limping more confused, and frustrated, than before they began.
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Jesus Promised Whatever You Wish

© 15-22 Colin Melbourne

Whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father

In the Secret Place of God we discovered where God wants us to live and enjoy eternal life.

The world knows nothing about it, but every born again believer is placed there, encouraged to remain, and enjoy the blessings of asking for whatever we wish in Jesus’ Name. Jn. 15:7 KJV;

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Christ meant what He said; what ye will, means; whatever you want, whatever you wish.
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Your Inheritance In Christ

© 13-22 Colin Melbourne

Rom. 8:16 KJV;

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

The Inside Information

The word of God declares that believers in Christ know who they are, and what they have.

God’s Spirit bears witness to our spirit that Almighty God has given us spiritual New Birth into His Family.

We have inside information confirming our God-given divine status that nothing, in Heaven, or on Earth, can gainsay.
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