Friday, April 29, 2016



Word of God
But he replied and said, "It is written, 'It is not by bread alone that a man lives, except by every word that issues from the mouth of God
The Gospel According to Matthew 4:4

The Book of Psalms 6:4

Return, O Lord: deliver my soul: save me for thy mercy’s sake

Brethren:

It is written to that if we call upon the name of the Lord we shall be saved. (Read Acts 11:14, 16:31; Romans10:9) This dovetails with yesterday’s study. Friends, our God is merciful. He is slow to anger and quick to forgive when we confess our sins and shortcomings to Him and show repentance. (Read Psalm 8615, 103:5, 145: 8; James 5:16; 1 John 1:9). Henceforth let us ask Him for forgiveness, not only as individuals but likewise for all men by praying for all men. For the Lord takes no delight in the perishing of the wicked, but that all should come to acknowledge Him as sovereign over the affairs of man, and that they should emulate His righteousness. The proposition put forth herein above is that He delights in granting mercy and grace to all that seek Him, and extends that offer to all that have yet to do so. - Doktor Riktor Von Zhades - Christian disciple.

God is immense and omnipresent, he is everywhere: going away and returning cannot be properly ascribed to him; but he, nay be said to depart from his people, as to sensible communion with him, and enjoyment of him, when he hides his face, withdraws his gracious presence, and the comfortable discoveries and influences of his love; and he may be said to return when he visits them again, and manifests his love and favour to them: the Jewish writers interpret it; ‘return from the fierceness of thine anger’ and as we have read in Psalm 85:3 Though there is no such change in God, as from love to wrath, and from wrath to love; but inasmuch as there is a change in his dispensations towards his people, it is as if it was so; and thus it is apprehended by them.

[Therefore] we read the entreaty to deliver my soul;from the anxiety, distress, and sore vexation it was now in, for of all troubles soul troubles are the worst: and from all enemies and workers of iniquity which were now about him, and gave him much grief and uneasiness; and from death itself, he was in fear of; [and likewise we also read]O, save me for thy mercy's sake out of all troubles of soul and body, and out of the hands of all enemies, inward and outward; and with temporal, spiritual, and eternal salvation; not for his righteousness's sake, as Kimchi well observes; for salvation is according to the abundant mercy of God, and not through works of righteousness done by men, otherwise it would not be of grace.” - John Gill17th Century Theologian





Thursday, April 28, 2016





Word of God
But he replied and said, "It is written, 'It is not by bread alone that a man lives, except by every word that issues from the mouth of God
The Gospel According to Matthew 4:4

The Book of Psalms 6:3

My soul is also sore troubled: but Lord, how long wilt thou delay?

Brethren:

Consider also in your meditation today Psalm 13:1-2, 35:17, 79:5, 80:4; Hebrews 10:37. As is written the Lord is not slack in His promises. (Read 2 Peter 3:9) So we must be patient in our waiting for an answer to prayer. Sometimes we’re told to be still, and allow God to work His way for our best interest. (Read Exodus 14:13; Ruth 3:18; Psalm 4:4, 46:10 Zephaniah 1:7Zechariah 2:13). Place your trust in He and only He that can save. - Doktor Riktor Von Zhades - Humble Servant of Christ.

I am weak, heal me. It is a sad thing for a man to have his bones and his soul vexed at the same time; but this has been sometimes the lot of God’s own people: nay, and this completed his complicated trouble, that it was continued upon him a great while, which is here intimated in that expostulation. Thou, O Lord! how long? To the living God we must, at such a time, address ourselves, who is the only physician both of body and mind, and not to the Assyrians, not to the god of Ekron.” - Matthew Henry - 17th Century Theologian


Wednesday, April 27, 2016





Word of God
But he replied and said, "It is written, 'It is not by bread alone that a man lives, except by every word that issues from the mouth of God
The Gospel According to Matthew 4:4

The Book of Psalm 6:2-3
All commentary is prefaced/edited by Doktor Riktor Von Zhades

2 O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, Neither chasten me in Thy wrath. 3Be gracious unto me, O Lord, for I languish away; Heal me, O Lord, for my bones are affrighted. - JPS Translation 1917

Brethren:

As is written whom the Lord loves He chastises. (Read Proverbs 3:12). Make note however friends that when we are corrected by our Lord, we are disciplined; firstly, because we are indeed loved by Him and as he wishes for us to reflect His righteousness He does so because of that love. Secondly, His chastisement is often one done in love, this is to say not always harsh. Recall also that when we take upon our necks His yoke it is one that is easy, gentle, and without the harshness of an earthly master. (Read Matthew 11:29-30). Likewise all His ways are ways of truth, and of morality. Therefor friends take heed and consider also for your meditations this day; Exodus 33:13; Psalm 27:11, 86:11; John 16:13; Revelation 3:19 - Doktor Riktor Von Zhades - Servant of Christ

Chastening is not punishment meted out by an irate judge but discipline given by a loving Father to help His children mature (Read Revelation 3:19). Sometimes God chastens us in order to deal with our disobedience, but at other times, He chastens us to prepare us for what lies ahead. It’s like the training of an athlete for a race. I will discipline you until you learn the lesson I want you to learn and are equipped for the work I want you to do. When God disciplines us, we can despise it, resist it, collapse under it, and quit or accept it and submit. What God is seeking is submission.” - Warren Wiersbe - American Pastor, Theologian, and Christian Educator.



Tuesday, April 26, 2016



Word of God
But he replied and said, "It is written, 'It is not by bread alone that a man lives, except by every word that issues from the mouth of God
The Gospel According to Matthew 4:4

The Book of Psalm 5:11-12
All commentary is prefaced/edited by Doktor Riktor Von Zhades

11 And let all them that trust in thee, rejoice and triumph forever, and cover thou them: and let them that love thy name, rejoice in thee. 12 For thou Lord, wilt bless the righteous, and with favor wilt compass him, as with a shield.

Brethren:

Let us place all of our cares upon Him (Read 1 Peter 5:7) in order that we might be freed for our duty; that being to worship our Creator, and to serve Him in the way that He has called each of us according to His will. - Doktor Riktor Von Zhades - Disciple of Christ.

Who trust not in themselves, in their own hearts, in their righteousness, or riches, or strength; but in the name, righteousness, and strength of the Lord: who betake themselves to him, and put all their confidence in him: let them rejoice in the salvation of the Lord, and in hope of eternal glory and happiness. Let them even shout for joy not only rejoice inwardly, but express their joy externally, with their voices, and in the loudest manner; and that always, the matter and foundation of a believer's joy always continues; and so does the grace itself: though it is not always in exercise, yet it is an everlasting joy; and with it the redeemed of the Lord will come to Zion, and no man will be able to take away their joy. Which distinguishes it from the triumphing of the wicked, and the joy of the hypocrite, which is but for a moment. [This is to say to] not rejoice in their boasting of their wisdom, strength, riches, and righteousness; all such rejoicing is evil: but in the Lord, in his grace, righteousness, and salvation. He is the only true proper object of spiritual joy.” - John Gill - Theologian


Monday, April 25, 2016



A Forth Special Plea For This Day

Brethren:

Woe unto us my fellow citizens for we have sought unrighteousness in place of righteousness. We have called evil good and good evil. We have turned from our Creator and replaced Him with Him with the gods we deem ourselves to be, doing what is right in our own eyes. Hear then citizens and hear then America the word of God to Israel as spoken by the prophet Amos Chapter 8 verse 1-3, 11-12, for your time is swiftly running out and is likened to the elderly whose days run faster with each one that passes. Turn, and repent. Seek your God, or perish.

Here is what Adonai Elohim showed me: there in front of me was a basket of summer fruit. 2 He asked, “‘Amos, what do you see?” I answered, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then Adonai said to me, “The end has come for my people, I will never again overlook their offenses. 3 When that time comes, the songs in the temple will be wailings,” says Adonai Elohim. “There will be many dead bodies; everywhere silence will reign.

12 “The time is coming,” says Adonai Elohim, “when I will send famine over the land, not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Adonai. 12 People will stagger from sea to sea and from north to east, running back and forth, seeking the word of Adonai; but they will not find it.


Sunday, April 24, 2016





Repentance Towards God
Part 4.3b
By John Gill - Theologian
Edited & Prefaced by Doktor Riktor Von Zhades

All men are sinners, all descending from Adam by ordinary generation[Read Romans 5:12]; all his posterity being seminally in him, and represented by him when he sinned, sinned in him, and they both have his sin imputed to them, and a corrupt nature derived from him; and so are transgressors from the womb[Read Nehemiah 9:2], and are all guilty of actual sins and transgressions; and so all stand in need of repentance, even such who trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others as less holy than themselves, and think they need no repentance: yet they do; and not only they, but such who are in the best sense righteous need daily repentance, since they are continually sinning in all they do.

Men of all nations, Jews and Gentiles, are the subjects of repentance; for all are under sin, under the power of it, involved in the guilt of it, and liable to punishment for it, and God has commanded "all men everywhere to repent" (Read Acts 17:30). During the time of John the Baptist, and of our Lord's being on earth, the doctrine of repentance was only preached to the Jews; but after the resurrection of Christ he gave his apostles an instruction and order "that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem" (Read Luke 24:47), in consequence of which the apostles first exhorted the Jews and then the Gentiles to repent, and particularly the apostle Paul "testified both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks[Read Romans 1:16; 2:9-10], repentance towards God", as well as "faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ" (Read Acts 20:21). Men are only subjects of repentance in the present life; when this life is ended, and the gospel dispensation is over, and Christ is come a second time, the door of repentance as well as of faith will be shut,[Read Matthew 25:1-13], and there will be no place found for it; no opportunity nor means of it; nor any subjects capable of it; as for the saints in heaven they need it not, being entirely without sin; and as for the wicked in hell, they are in utter despair, and not capable of repentance unto life, and unto salvation not to be repented of, and though there is weeping and wailing there, yet no repentance; hence the rich man in hell,[Read Luke 16:19-31] was so solicitous to have Lazarus sent to his brethren living, hoping, that by means of one that came to them from the dead to warn them of the place of torment, they would repent, as well knowing they never would if not in the present life, and before they came into the place where he was; and therefore repentance is not to be procrastinated.

Friday, April 22, 2016



Word of God
But he replied and said, "It is written, 'It is not by bread alone that a man lives, except by every word that issues from the mouth of God
The Gospel According to Matthew 4:4

The Book of Exodus 12:7,12-14
All commentary is prefaced/edited by Doktor Riktor Von Zhades

7 After, they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two posts, and on the upper doorpost of the houses where they shall eat it.

12 For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. 13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. 14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

Brethren:

Today we honor the tradition practiced by our Jewish brethren, that being the Passover.

“God appointed that on the night wherein they were to go out of Egypt they should, in each of their families, kill a lamb, or that two or three families, if they were small, should join for a lamb. The lamb was to be got ready four days before and that afternoon they were to kill itt as a sacrifice; not strictly, for it was not offered upon the altar, but as a religious ceremony, acknowledging God’s goodness to them, not only in preserving them from, but in delivering them by, the plagues inflicted on the Egyptians. See the antiquity of family-religion; and see the convenience of the joining of small families together for religious worship, that it may be made the more solemn.

The lamb so slain they were to eat, roasted (we may suppose, in its several quarters), with unleavened bread and bitter herbs, because they were to eat it in haste, and to leave none of it until the morning; for God would have them to depend upon him for their daily bread, and not to take thought for the morrow. He that led them would feed them.

Before they ate the flesh of the lamb, they were to sprinkle the blood upon the doorposts,. By this their houses were to be distinguished from the houses of the Egyptians, and so their first-born secured from the sword of the destroying angel. Dreadful work was to be made this night in Egypt; all the first-born both of man and beast were to be slain, and judgment executed upon the gods of Egypt. Moses does not mention the fulfillment, in this chapter, yet he speaks of it Numbers 33:4. It is very probable that the idols which the Egyptians worshipped were destroyed, those of metal melted, those of wood consumed, and those of stone broken to pieces, whence Jethro infers (Read Exodus 18:11), The Lord is greater than all gods. The same angel that destroyed their first-born demolished their idols, which were no less dear to them. For the protection of Israel from this plague they were ordered to sprinkle the blood of the lamb upon the door-posts, their doing which would be accepted as an instance of their faith in the divine warnings and their obedience to the divine precepts. If in times of common calamity God will secure his own people, and set a mark upon them; they shall be hidden either in heaven or under heaven, preserved either from the stroke of judgments or at least from the sting of them. The blood of sprinkling is the saint’s security in times of common calamity; it is this that marks them for God, pacifies conscience, and gives them boldness of access to the throne of grace, and so becomes a wall of protection round them and a wall of partition between them and the children of this world.


This was to be annually observed as a feast of the Lord in their generations, to which the feast of unleavened bread was annexed, during which, for seven days, they were to eat no bread but what was unleavened, in remembrance of their being confined to such bread, of necessity, for many days after they came out of Egypt. The appointment is inculcated for their better direction, and that they might not mistake concerning it, and to awaken those who perhaps in Egypt had grown generally very stupid and careless in the matters of religion to a diligent observance of the institution. Now, without doubt, there was much of the gospel in this ordinance; it is often referred to in the New Testament, and, in it, to us is the gospel preached, and not to them only, who could not steadfastly look to the end of these things, (Read Hebrews 4:2; 2 Corinthians 3:13).” - Matthew Henry