John Bramhall

Have You Found The Nail?

What a strange question! but it refers to the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, and is a prophecy concerning His birth and death. The prophet Zechariah foretold His coming with this name and title, chapter 10 and verse 4 of his prophecy: "Out of him (the tribe of Judah) shall come forth . . . The Nail!" Numerous titles are given the Son of God in the Bible but this may be one of the strangest yet filled with great significance. In Old Testament times a nail was used as a tent pin, ...

The End of the Wilderness Path

The terminal of our earthly pilgrimage is suitably described in the Song of Solomon, chapter 8 and verse 5, saying—"Who is this that cometh up out of the wilderness leaning on her beloved?" Some believers have a deep realization of this being near for them, when they will be "with Christ—which is far better." (Phil. 1:23) Our text describes the manner in which the pilgrimage should end by leaning on our Beloved! 1. It is the edge of the wilderness—In looking back o...

Spiritual Ambition

In his second epistle, Peter describes the condition of professing Christendom and the unbelieving world as existing at the end of the age. Two particular forms of evil are recorded: first, in chapter 2, the presence of false teachers propagating unsound doctrine, accompanied by wicked deeds, prominently characterizes the last days of Christendom; second, in chapter 3, the increase of scoffing infidels signifies another proof of the last days. With arrogant unbelief...

The Joy of Being With Christ - John Bramhall

Have you ever considered that in a very few words, the Scriptures describe the blessedness of those who have gone to he with Christ? Yet these few words are complete in their revelation to convey to our hearts the eternal blessedness of it! WHERE ARE THEY? is a question these Scriptures answer, in regard to any loved ones who have gone before. Two words sufficiently cover this, found in Philippians 1:23 “With Christ.” Do you remember Peter writing (in his second Epistle, chap...
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