Day: July 23, 2010

The “Watered Garden” of Our Lord

Joseph Chambers 2 90x115by Joseph Chambers

The Church of Jesus Christ has been identified in Scripture,

“A garden enclosed is …my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed” (Song of Solomon 4:12).

Only the Holy Spirit could speak with such authority and grandeur. The world disclaims the church because it only sees the exterior of religious organizations. The Triune God looks inside and sees the Saints shut up in His cocoon of grace as beautiful as a cultivated garden. Christ’s true church has never been a mixed multitude but a Hidden Remnant.


Our Reasonable Service

Greg Laurie 90x115 by Greg Laurie

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
—Romans 12:1

Romans 12 begins with what we might call a conditional promise. The promise is that we will know the “good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” The conditions are as follows: