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Volume 1: You Are My Beloved Son

For a variety of reasons which might include using natural wisdom, a desire for sensationalism, needing to get 'man' back in control, or whatever, the human race comes up with weird, clever, mystical, ordinary, 'insights' concerning Jesus Christ: who he 'really' was, how he 'really' lived, where he 'really' came from, what he 'really' taught and did! So, here is a light volume which aims to put the focus back on the Jesus Christ revealed in the canon of Scripture - of whom 'a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son"' (Luke 3: 22).^ Top

You Are My Beloved Son

Volume 2: I And My Father Are One

When I was in Ireland someone said to me in a voice confident with learned
intellectual certainty, “Of course, Jesus in the Holy Bible never claimed to be God.”
My immediate thought was, wait a minute, Jesus did say, “Most assuredly, I say to
you, before Abraham was, I AM.”(John 8: 58): this being His name that the LORD told
to Moses (which therefore meant that Jesus was claiming to actually be JEHOVAH!).
With more time later to look, this light volume is dedicated to considering the question
‘does Jesus claim that He is God?’.^ Top

I And My Father Are One

Volume 3: I Am The Lord - That Is My Name

Part 1 – The LORD of hosts, the Ancient of Days, seems largely to have lost His position of power, authority, dominion and glory in these ‘enlightened’ days, especially in western cultures which tend to view God as being somewhat like Charlton Heston wearing a long grey Hollywood beard – and probably considered just as relevant to daily life!
Since the idea of having any ‘fear’ of the LORD (that is awe, respect, reverence of His holy name) has generally become redundant in our societies where man is ‘god’ and (imagined) master of his or her own destiny, together of course with the plethora of gods featured in the variety of ‘world religions’ which exist, this light volume (1 of 2) is intended to be a reminder of Old Testament revelations regarding the character and nature of the one true God who is LORD in Holy Scriptures.^ Top

I Am The Lord - That Is My Name

Volume 4: I Am The Lord - That Is My Name

Part 2 – New Testament Scriptures continue to reveal the nature and character of God, including His extraordinary mercy, grace and love for humanity, as well as the judgement He will bring upon all who reject the salvation offered through the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Despite all we think of ourselves, Scripture makes it clear that, these are the ‘last days’, with the age of the Gentiles running out its course absolutely according to God’s plan. Comparing this light volume (volume 2) on an equivalent page number basis with its parallel companion volume 1 gives an indication of the integrity, unity and totality of the Holy Bible: Old Testament prophecies and inspirations becoming fulfilled or explained in New Testament revelations.^ Top

I Am The Lord - That Is My Name

Volume 5: All Power In Heaven and On Earth

Wrapped in grave clothes, the brutalized and crucified dead body (confirmed by 'expert' Roman soldiers) of Jesus Christ was laid in the unused cave tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, its entrance then being sealed with a heavy stone. Three days later (as prophesied in Holy Scriptures) Christ's dead physical body could not be found, despite desperate temple guards having been present. Risen from the dead and in a glorified body, Jesus Christ subsequently met with His disciples to tell them that, not only was His restored life an eternal life, but God the Father had given Him, "All power and all authority in heaven and on earth" (which is 'a lot of power' I once heard someone remark). This volume explores Jesus Christ's sevenfold expression of power - of which His redemptive power must be the centrepiece and pinnacle of God's mercy and grace towards the human race.^ Top

All Power In Heaven and On Earth

Volume 6: Come And Let Us Walk in the Light of the LORD

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These two volumes contain Scripture texts in English and Hebrew (with covers and formatting as appropriate for English or Hebrew use). The LORD God of the Holy Bible made an unbreakable covenant with Abraham, that from him would come a nation who would be God’s own people. This nation, Israel, was intended by God to be a holy people, a people who walked in faith with the LORD, a people who revered God and lived according to the Law and commandments that He gave to the Jews through Moses – an example to the whole world of existence in continuous daily fellowship with the one true and living God. Of course, Israel failed and continues to fail to do this. Israel even rejected, and crucified, their promised Messiah, and still largely denies that Jesus Christ is God’s Anointed. The story of Israel reflects the story of mankind itself: Old and New Testament pages deliver both God’s appraisal and God’s judgement. But, in the latter days when Messiah returns, ‘out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.’ (Isaiah 2: 3). Israel will then walk again in the light of the LORD.^ Top

Come And Let Us Walk in the Light of the LORD
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Volume 7: The Sun of Righteousness (Part 1)

God the Creator made a perfect world: in it He made man and woman with the potential to be perfect also. But, with very little persuasion, they disobeyed their Maker, choosing rather to rebel in sinful pride against the LORD – and the whole human race continues to suffer the consequences of inevitably following in their footsteps. The Holy Scriptures make it clear who has been, and still is running the present world and its systems: however the LORD, the Most High God actually so loved mankind that He provided a Saviour to redeem us from the bleak iniquity of our sins – His own beloved Son, Christ the Lord.^ Top

The Sun of Righteousness

Volume 8: The Sun of Righteousness (Part 2)

The apostles who followed Jesus of Nazareth, and Saul of Tarsus (Paul)
who met Him on the Damascus road, finally understood the good news – that by God’s
grace we are saved from eternal death through faith in the finished work on the cross
of the Son Christ Jesus. These all gave their lives as Christ’s witnesses, knowing they
had been redeemed to eternal life by His shed blood. Now this whole fallen world
awaits the return of God the Son, who will rule in righteousness for a thousand years –
until He sanctifies a people for whom He will make all things new and everlasting.
Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus!^ Top

The Sun of Righteousness

Volume 9: Blessed Is He

Part 1 – The first of two companions, this volume considering the One who ‘cometh in the name of the LORD’ according to Holy Scriptures. These identify Him as a blessing to the world: seen long before His birth by Old Testament prophets, claimed by Jesus of Nazareth, explained by New Testament apostles, finally revealed by the glorified Christ.^ Top

Blessed Is He

Volume 10: For He Cometh

Part 2 – The second companion, this volume considering now the One who Holy Scriptures say is ‘coming to judge the earth’. Again, the whole canon of Scripture refers to God’s righteous Judge – Jesus of Nazareth claimed that He would return suddenly,‘as a thief in the night’, to bring the LORD’S judgement upon mankind’s apathetic disinterest, or outright hostility, towards the Saviour of the world.^ Top

For He Cometh

Volume 11: Whoever Denies ME Before Men

Christ (Heb. Messiah, God’s Anointed One) – God the Son – stepped out of eternity, set aside His glory and majesty, humbled Himself to become a Man obedient to death (even though He was without sin and spotless) to pay the price required by God the Father to buy humanity out of its bondage to sin. While this time of grace lasts, whoever believes in the Son’s work of atonement has a way, the only way acceptable to the Father, to come into God’s presence washed clean of sin by His Son’s precious blood, and clothed in His Son’s perfect righteousness. Now the Son says to us all, “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Each of us must choose – and the choice made will determine how and where the eternal soul of each of us will spend eternity!

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Whoever Denies Me

Volume 12: He Who Has The Son, Has The Life

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” God has given to each one of His higher creations the personal choice of where and how their immortal soul will spend eternity – either ‘alive’ in the light with Him or ‘dead’ in darkness and always separated from Him. God has chosen to provide one way to come into His presence, one way only to receive His light of everlasting life: Scripture states simply, ‘God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.’^ Top

He Who Has The Son

Volume 13: Messiah - Who Is He (Vol 1)

Primarily concerned with Old Testament (Heb. Tanakh) revelations of this mysterious figure about whom the prophets wrote – yet could not understand. The same Anointed One from God was to come into the world as a Servant, but would also rule the nations with a rod of iron! He would save and redeem a holy people, but would also condemn multitudes to destruction! This One was Eternal God, yet He would be born of a woman to die as God’s sacrificial Lamb.^ Top

Messiah - Who Is He

Volume 14: Messiah - Who Is He (Vol 2)

The New Testament (Heb. B’rit Hadashah) pulls aside the veil to reveal Messiah (Gk. Christ) clothed in humanity as Jesus of Nazareth at His first coming into the world – not with glory and power, but humbly as a an obedient Son, totally committed to the Father’s work of providing forgiveness for human sin and the means for reconciliation with God. As He left the world having accomplished redemption, raised back to life by the Father’s power, the promise of His return – His second coming – was confirmed. Then it will be with absolute power to judge the ungodly who reject Him, and finally to establish God’s eternal kingdom in a new heaven and a new earth which He Himself will create.^ Top

Messiah - Who Is He

Volume 15: And The Slain Of The Lord Shall Be Many

Both the Old and New Testaments speak clearly of God’s righteous judgment against iniquitous humanity, and of His abiding wrath against mankind’s rebellion and love of sin. The LORD judged Israel severely for its spiritual unfaithfulness, but He then also brought His anger against its attackers for bringing reproach on His holy name. The Lord, Christ the Lamb, who is revealed in the last book of the Holy Bible comes wearing garments stained with the blood of many battles, with the greatest – Armageddon – used to cleanse the world and restore it to God.^ Top

And The Slain Of The Lord Shall Be Many

Volume 16: Before They Spring Forth

The Scriptures contain numerous prophecies foretelling future events as determined by God’s plan for mankind and for the world. Many Old Testament prophecies refer specifically to the coming Messiah (Christ) and to His life, death and purpose. Others concern God’s responses to our behaviour in the world, and to the very future of the world itself. Since the odds are staggering against multiple prophecies being fulfilled ‘by chance’, especially by one person, this volume considers 50 prophetic writings from many centuries before Jesus Christ’s birth in terms of actual events that subsequently transpired according to historical record.^ Top

Before They Spring Forth

Volume 17: I Am He

When Moses asked God His name he was told to tell the children of Israel “ ‘I AM’ has sent me to you”, thus revealing God’s covenant name as the eternally existent One. Old Testament prophets foretold a Messiah who would be ‘God-With-Us’, that the Eternal One Himself would be born of a virgin in the small town of Bethlehem – and the ‘I AM’ entered the world as Jesus of Nazareth. This Jesus, the Christ, showed the extraordinary meaning of the name ‘I AM’ in a number of profound claims including, ‘…before Abraham was, I AM.’ Jesus Christ was last seen by the world nailed to a Roman cross in abject humiliation, but His apostle John saw the exalted Christ, ‘I AM’ the Almighty, prepared for His second coming to bring the fury of the wrath of God on the world of sinful mankind.^ Top

I Am He

Volume 18: The Foolishness Of God

God’s ‘foolishness’ is only foolish to those who are perishing, but it is the power of God to those who are being saved by the preaching of the cross – because the ‘foolishness’ of God is wiser than men. And God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise; and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.^ Top

The Foolishness Of God

Volume 19: Days Of Completion

The Scripture (Genesis) tells us that God created the heavens, the earth and all its inhabitants in a ‘first’ seven days, and that everything made had the potential to be perfect. However, one small test of obedience to our Maker’s will revealed both human and angelic rebellion – plunging the whole creation into corruption. Despite this, the Almighty already had a plan in place to redeem His creation and humanity with it, through the dispensation and fulfilment of a ‘second’ series of seven days that ultimately will bring about the consummation of all things.^ Top

Days Of Completion

Volume 20: In Righteousness He Judges

The LORD has spoken through the prophets of Holy Scripture to confirm that His promises to the world and its peoples are true, and will be accomplished. Jesus Christ, the Son of God will judge the nation Israel, and He will judge all the Gentile nations – and His judgments will be righteous, true and final. The Father gave His beloved Son to die for the sins of the world. His Son’s shed blood is the only acceptable propitiation to the Father for human sin – and only those who accept God’s gift of grace to stand before Him clothed in the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ will escape the judgment of God’s wrath against human sin.^ Top

IN RIGHTEOUSNESS HE JUDGES

Volume 21: Witness of the Light

NOTE: Some decorative fonts and illuminated pages have been used in this volume that may require extra study – hopefully enjoyable! Chapter one of John’s Gospel tells us that there was a man (John the Baptist) sent by God to bear witness of the Light – that is the Light of God Himself come into the world as its Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus of Nazareth. So Scripture was fulfilled, and the voice of one crying in the wilderness was heard. Throughout the Holy Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, this true Light of God is both promised and revealed.^ Top

WITNESS OF THE LIGHT

Volume 22: THY WORD IS TRUTH

Beginning with the first man and woman, humanity consistently disobeys God’s holy law and rebels against our Maker – and we’re promised that ‘the wages of sin is death’. Yet God’s grace offers the whole human race forgiveness and redemption through the Son, Jesus Christ, who came into the world to ‘call sinners to repentance.’ But God’s patience is not endless and the time of His judgment of sin will come – His word promises it!^ Top

THY WORD IS TRUTH

Volume 23: SOUNDING OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL

The Creator gave Adam and Eve authority, rule and dominion over His creation, but they wilfully and rebelliously handed that authority to the ‘Serpent of old’ and enabled him to become the ‘ruler of this age’. However, God’s plan to take back the world and the whole created order through the power of His Son, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, is revealed in the Book of Revelation, when all things and all humanity will be judged!^ Top

SOUNDING OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL

Volume 24: HALLOWED BE THY NAME

Throughout the Scriptures men and woman have recognized and rejoiced in God’s great power, mercy and awesome glory – and expressed their joy and worship to the Lord in ‘doxologies’ (hymns and psalms of praise to God). Praise, wonder and rejoicing culminates when Christ redeems creation and restores it to the Father – then dismisses the old corrupted order so as to create the new!^ Top

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

Volume 25: CALL HIS NAME IMMAN'UEL

The Holy Bible is the story of one person – the second person of the Trinity. It is He who stepped down from eternity and into the world as Jesus of Nazareth (God-with-Us) to save His people from their bondage to sin and death and to bring us back into relationship with the Father God of eternity. Scripture abounds with the many names, titles and descriptions that the Father has chosen to confer onto His only Beloved, so as to reveal His Son – Jesus Christ the Lord.^ Top

CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL

Volume 26: ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM

The LORD God of Scripture is One – He is one being, there is no other God. Yet the Holy Bible reveals God as one being in the three persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit (difficult to comprehend isn’t it!). Indeed, the Holy Bible claims to be inspired by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God is identified (Genesis chapter 1) as God’s instrument of creation – this Word, the Creator Himself, having been ‘made flesh and dwelt among us’ (John chapter 1) as Jesus of Nazareth the Lord and Christ (Messiah).^ Top

ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM

Volume 27: CHRIST THE LORD

Jesus Christ made the exclusive claim, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” [John 14, verse 6]. Thus, the incarnate Son of God declared the Father’s final position on the means by which humanity must be saved from bondage to sin and death, so as to be restored to fellowship and communion with God. Christ is the Lord from heaven, who stepped out of eternity into the world of time, to purchase forgiveness from sin and give the gift of eternal life to those who believe in his name. ^ Top

CHRIST THE LORD

Volume 28: THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL

This world contains a proliferation of ‘gospels’ – man-made, man-centred religions and philosophies that promise much but deliver nothing of eternal value. But there is one true and Everlasting Gospel, inspired by God himself: That the Son of God became a man so as to bear the punishment for our sins; he died in our place so that the human race might be forgiven, justified and reconciled to God by grace; he rose from death and returned to glory as the ‘first-fruits’ of all who will believe in him as Saviour and acknowledge him as Lord.^ Top

THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL

Volume 29: THE DAYS FASHIONED FOR ME

It is a historical fact that the Canon of Scripture known as the Holy Bible was written in different languages over a period of some 1500 years by at least 29 different writers from a variety of backgrounds. Yet it is a coherent narrative with a single theme: God’s plan to redeem a human race lost to him and consigned to everlasting separation by the wilful trespasses and sins of us all. What we discover in the Holy Bible is that God uses people to accomplish his purposes. These servants of God are to be found in all of its sixty-six books – usually ordinary people called to ‘extraordinarily’ use the days fashioned for them.^ Top

THE DAYS FASHIONED FOR ME

Volume 30-1: DECLARE HIS GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS

Everything that exists, including the plan that he is now unfolding in Creation, will ultimately be to God’s glory. The consummation of everything will demonstrate God’s absolute holiness, his ultimate power, his unsearchable wisdom, his unequalled creativity, his infinite love, his unfailing mercy, his unchanging determination to redeem humanity, his Son’s right to rule over all, his spotless righteousness and his irrefutable justice as Judge of heaven and earth.^ Top

DECLARE HIS GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS

Volume 30-2: THE POWER OF THE MOST HIGH

Everything pertaining to this fallen created order is corrupted by human sin; all is temporal and will pass away when Jesus Christ dismisses it. God who created all things has determined that a people will be reconciled to him by believing in the death of the Son of God on their behalf, and his resurrection to eternal life at the right hand of God the Father. For his people Christ has prepared new bodies that will be immortal, incorruptible, no longer subject to sin and decay, suitable for everlasting life in the new heaven and new earth which he will create.^ Top

THE POWER OF THE MOST HIGH

Volume 30-3: BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD

The second person of the divine trinity entered this world born of a virgin and lived a perfect, sinless life as a man always in obedience to the will of God the Father. Because it was God’s will to redeem fallen humanity from bondage to sin and death, the Son of God was slain on behalf of humanity as the sacrificial Lamb of God. He bore the punishment for the sins of the whole world, in our place. His blood was shed and his life given on behalf of others. All the Old Testament sacrifices pointed to this once-for-all sacrifice. The death of his Son nailed to a Roman cross was sufficient to appease God’s wrath against human sin, and everyone who looks to the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour receives both God’s forgiveness and his perfect righteousness.^ Top

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD

Volume 30-4: I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH

The perfect righteousness of the Lamb of God is imputed to everyone who puts their faith in Jesus Christ. God the Father no longer imputes a believer’s sins to him, but sees them clothed in his Son’s spotless righteousness. The saints who believe that Jesus Christ has died and risen for them become members of his ‘body’ in the world – the church that he promised to build. At the moment of being born again, every believer receives the free gift of eternal life – God’s very life inside them (the Holy Spirit).^ Top

I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH

Volume 30-5: LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE

Scriptural ‘hope’ is without uncertainty, and is described by the apostle Paul in Romans, chapter 8, as follows; ‘Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit [that is believers in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord], even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.’^ Top

LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE

Volume 30-6: HE SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER

The Scriptures reveal that the One who was pierced (crucified) for us will step back on to the earth at God’s appointed time. The return of Jesus Christ will initiate his thousand years kingdom on this earth. Then he will put down all rebellion against God, judge the Earth and Cosmos that he created, and ultimately create a new heaven and a new earth characterised by righteousness and ruled forever by him. And the world will not be ready for the King’s return for he will come unexpectedly ‘as a thief’! His instruction to his people is to, “Watch!”^ Top

HE SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER

Volume 30-7: THE WRATH OF THE LAMB

All those who in this life reject, ignore and dismiss the sacrifice of God’s Beloved on their behalf will not, after they die, stand justified before God. They will be eternally punished because they are sinners and did not believe in the name of Jesus Christ – the one means of salvation from sin prepared by God. They will experience eternal separation of their rebellious spirit from God, which the Bible calls the second death, and Jesus the ‘Lamb of God’ will be their Judge! Although there is no need for anyone to undergo this indescribable punishment, at the end of Christ’s millennial kingdom God’s enemies will gather to battle as numerous as ‘the sand of the sea’.^ Top

THE WRATH OF THE LAMB

Volume 31: BEGINNINGS

The Holy Bible claims to be the ‘revealed’ word of God, written about the ‘living’ Word of God, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God – and its claims have never been disproved despite many attempts to do so! It contains some profound and extraordinary BEGINNINGS in the sense of ‘origins’ (for example, of the material universe, of life, of sin, of death). Also, in the literary sense, some of its opening chapters use ‘simple’ language to speak deep wisdom in economical and concise statements. This volume records 20 ‘beginnings’ taken from the 66 books of the Bible.^ Top

BEGINNINGS

Volume 32: HALLELUJAH

This ‘English’ word is a transliteration from Hebrew that means ‘Praise Yah’ (a shortened form of God’s name Yahweh) or ‘Praise the LORD’. The Canon of Scripture has many ‘doxologies’ – expressions of praise for God’s glory, power, judgment, faithfulness, mercy, longsuffering, grace, etc – throughout its 66 books. This volume contains examples by prophets and apostles on earth, the redeemed and angels in heaven, and of the Lord, Jesus Christ himself.^ Top

HALLELUJAH

Volume 33: A THOUSAND YEARS

King David, the sweet psalmist of Israel, understood that a thousand years passing for us is, for the LORD of Hosts, like a watch in the night (3 hours) or just yesterday! The apostle Peter understood that, for the Lord, one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as one day – that is the eternal God who created time is outside of time. To the apostle John it was revealed that Jesus Christ will return and set up his millennial (1000 year) kingdom characterised by righteousness – after which he will dismiss the present corrupted universe to remake a creation in which there will be no more pain, sorrow or crying. And God will dwell with his people as the thousand years stretch onward into eternity.^ Top

A THOUSAND YEARS

Volume 34: BLESSED

God is the source of blessings and is himself worthy to be blessed (praised, revered, honoured) by his creation – especially humanity. Jesus Christ is the blessed Son anointed by God the Father as sovereign King overall, and in him the Father is ‘well pleased’. And the Lord’s blessing rests on those who are faithful to him, those who hearts are loyal to the great God and blessed Saviour Jesus Christ.^ Top

Blessed

Volume 35: BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD

God’s name in the Canon of Scripture (both Old and New Testaments) represents and reveals his nature, his character and his attributes. Therein he is called by many descriptive names, for example: Creator, LORD, Judge, Redeemer, Shepherd, Almighty, Rock, Father, King, ‘I AM’ – with variants from both Hebrew and Greek writings. To the ‘I AM’ name that God revealed to Moses, Jesus added seven profound descriptive meanings in the gospel of John.^ Top

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Volume 36-1: ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND

These title words were written in the about 1834 by Edward Mote, who clearly understood that the Christian faith is built solely on the person and finished work of Jesus Christ. Anything other than Jesus’ atoning sacrifice and perfect righteousness will NOT justify us before God (‘all other ground is sinking sand’ as Mote succinctly phrased it)! In this volume passages are selected from Scripture to try to illustrate why these title words must apply.^ Top

ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND

Volume 36-2: SERVANTS OF THE EVERLASTING KING

As God’s Anointed One, Jesus Christ is set by the Father above every other name in heaven or on earth – so that, as Scripture says, ‘at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue confess that he is Lord’. And his servants must serve him faithfully in the here and now because, as he said, ‘He who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.’ This second volume is divided into sections as follows: ‘Who is this King of glory?’; ‘His servants shall serve him’; ‘Whosoever shall confess me before men’; ‘You shall be my witnesses’.^ Top

Servants oF THE EVERLASTING KING

Volume 36-3: IN CHRIST BE RIGHTEOUS BEFORE GOD

A third volume continues the theme of Christ’s supremacy over all other (man-made) means, avenues, ways or paths to try to get to God! Jesus said to every believer who puts their trust in him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” By God’s grace his sacrificial death makes atonement for the all sins of all those who believe in him, and also by grace his perfect righteousness covers all those who trust in him – so that the Father sees only his Son’s sinless perfection on all those who are ‘in Christ’. This third volume is divided into sections as follows: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD God Almighty’; ‘For all have sinned’; ‘Accepted in the Beloved’; ‘Bringing many sons to glory’,^ Top

IN CHRIST BE RIGHTEOUS BEFORE GOD

Volume 37: WINGS OF THE MORNING

Here are four psalms (1, 19, 119 & 139 – the latter from which the title of the volume comes) that illuminate God, exalt his word, and connect humanity to divine wisdom and truth. Some images are used to give colour to ‘mornings’.^ Top

WINGS OF THE MORNING

Volume 38: ORACLES OF GOD

The written word of God, the Holy Bible, has been inspired or breathed into its writers by the Spirit of God (so the apostle Paul tells us in II Timothy 3: 16). Many ‘unveilings’ are given in the pages of Scripture, to unfold for us God’s plan of redemption and the ultimate destiny of humanity.^ Top

ORACLES OF GOD

Volume 39: OUT OF DARKNESS

Behold, God is great, and we do not know him; nor can the number of his years be discovered. For he draws up drops of water, which distil as rain from the mist, which the clouds drop down and pour abundantly on man. Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, the thunder from his canopy? Look, he scatters his light upon it, and covers the depths of the sea. This volume contains Scriptures and images intended to juxtapose word and natural light.^ Top

OUT OF DARKNESS

Volume 40-1: GOSPEL - MATTHEW

Matthew wrote primarily for a Jewish audience – probably believers, with the intention of presenting historical evidence to confirm Jesus of Nazareth as Israel’s anticipated Messiah and rightful King promised in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) – which we know as the Old Testament. Matthew’s opening genealogy documents the credentials of Jesus as coming from David’s kingly line, and he confirms that Jesus fulfilled many prophecies regarding the long-awaited ‘King of the Jews’.^ Top

GOSPEL - MATTHEW

Volume 40-2: GOSPEL - MARK

Mark was a close companion of the apostle Peter, who referred to him as ‘Mark my son’ [I Peter 5: 13]. He is also referred to as ‘John whose surname was Mark’. The early church fathers recognised that Mark probably recorded the memoirs of Peter. His target audience was Roman Gentiles, to whom he presented Jesus Christ as the Servant of God who came to suffer for the sins of many. Mark’s approach is fast-paced and action-oriented, demonstrating the human side of the incarnate Son of God.^ Top

GOSPEL - MARK

Volume 40-3: GOSPEL - LUKE

Luke was an educated Greek and the only Gentile to write books of Scripture (his gospel and the book of Acts). He was a companion of Paul on some of the apostle’s missionary journeys, was referred to as the ‘beloved physician’, and his style is scholarly, with meticulous attention to detail. He addressed his gospel to a broad Gentile audience, presenting Jesus as the Son of Man – the God-Man – rejected by Israel, and then offered for the whole world. Luke states that his knowledge came from careful compilation of eyewitness accounts of historical events.^ Top

GOSPEL - LUKE

Volume 40-4: GOSPEL - JOHN

John was one of the twelve apostles closest to Jesus, with Peter and James, and a witness of the earthly ministry of the Son of God. John, being aware of the other three ‘synoptic’ gospels, wrote his record of Christ’s life and work in a different way. John’s gospel emphasises the deity of Christ, highlighting particular miracles that Jesus performed, and he declares that he wrote his gospel ‘that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name’.^ Top

GOSPEL - JOHN

Volume 40-5: GOSPEL - REVELATION

The book of Revelation is a ‘prophetic’ Gospel, penned by the apostle John, to reveal both the glorified Christ and the consummation of God’s eternal plan of redemption. At his second advent Christ will judge the world in righteousness. His human weakness has become divine omnipotence. He establishes his thousand year earthly kingdom, then takes the created order on into its eternal state as God intended, with the destinies of both the righteous and the wicked determined forever by him.^ Top

GOSPEL - REVELATION