Twelvetide V

Lord of hosts 

      Isaiah 47:4,  54:5

Lord of lords 

      1 Timothy 6:15,  Revelation 17:14,  19:16

Lord of the dead and living 

      Romans 14:9

Lord of the Sabbath 

      Matthew 12:8,  Mark 2:28,  Luke 6:5

Lord our Righteousness 

      Jeremiah 23:6

Man 

      1 Timothy 2:5

Man (Second) 

      1 Corinthians 15:47

Man approved (or ordained) of God 

      Acts 2:22,  17:31

Man of Sorrows 

      Isaiah 53:3

Man of the right hand of God 

      Psalm 80:17

Master 

      Matthew 8:19,  23:8,  10,  John 13:13,  14

Mediator 

      1 Timothy 2:5,  Hebrews 8:6,  9:15,  12:24

Messenger of the Covenant 

      Malachi 3:1

Messiah 

      Daniel 9:25,  26,  John 1:41,  4:25

Michael 

      Daniel 10:21,  12:1

Mighty God 

      Isaiah 9:6

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Twelvetide IV

Minister of the Circumcision 

      Romans 15:8

Minister of the Sanctuary 

      Hebrews 8:2

Morning Star 

      Revelation 22:16

Most Holy 

      Daniel 9:24

Nazarene (or Jesus of Nazareth)

      Matthew 2:23,  Mark 1:24,  Acts 2:22,  10:38

Only begotten of the Father 

      John 1:14,  3:16,  18,  1 John 4:9

Passover 

      1 Corinthians 5:7

Peace 

      Ephesians 2:14

Place (hiding) from the wind 

      Isaiah 32:2

Plant of Renown 

      Ezekiel 34:29

Power and Wisdom of God 

      1 Corinthians 1:24

Precious Corner Stone 

      Isaiah 28:16,   1 Peter 2:17

Prince 

      Daniel 9:25

Prince and Saviour 

      Acts 5:31

Prince of Israel 

      Ezekiel 34:24,  37:25,  Micah 5:1

Twelvetide III

Prince of Life 

      Acts 3:15

Prince of Peace

      Isaiah 9:6

Prince of the kings of the earth 

      Revelation 1:5

Prophet 

      Deuteronomy 1:15,  Acts 3:22,  7:37,  Luke 24:19,  John 7:40

Propitiation for our sins 

      1 John 2:2,  4:10

Redeemer 

      Job 19:25,  Isaiah 47:4,  54:5,  59:20,  60:16

Resurrection and Life 

      John 11:25

Rock (the Spiritual) 

      1 Corinthians 10:4

Rock of offence 

      1 Peter 2:8

Root and Offspring of David 

      Revelation 5:5,  22:16

Root of Jesse 

      Isaiah 11:10,  Romans 15:12

Ruler 

      Micah 5:2,  Matthew 2:6

Salvation of God 

      Luke 2:30

Saviour 

      Isaiah 43:4,  Luke 2:11,  John 4:42,  Acts 5:31,  13:23,  Ephesians 5:23,  Philippians 3:20,  2 Timothy 1:10,                  Titus 1:4,  2:13,  3:6,  2 Peter 1:1,  11,  2:20,  3:18,  1 John 4:14

Seed of Abraham

      Galatians 3:16

Seed of the woman

      Genesis 3:15

Twelvetide II

Servant (Righteous) 

      Isaiah 53:11

Servant of the Lord 

      Isaiah 42:1,  52:13,  Ezekiel 34:24,  Zechariah 3:8,  Matthew 12:18

Shepherd 

      Isaiah 40:11,  Zechariah 13:7

Shepherd (Chief) 

      1 Peter 5:4

Shepherd (Good) 

      John 10:11,  14

Shepherd (Great) of the sheep 

      Hebrews 13:20

Shepherd and Bishop of souls 

      1 Peter 2:25

Shiloh 

      Genesis 49:10,  Numbers 24:17

Son of David 

      Matthew 1:1,  9:27,  15:22,  20:30,  21:9,  Mark 10:47,  Luke 18:38,   20:41

Son of God 

      Psalm 2:7,  Hebrews 1:5,  Matthew 8:29,  16:16, 26:63,  Mark 3:11,   Luke 1:35,  John 1:49,  6:69,  10:36,  11:27,        Acts 8:37,  Romans 1:4,  1 Corinthians 1:9,  Galatians 4:4,  1 John 5:5

Son of Man

      Psalm 80:17,  Daniel 7:13,  Matthew 8:20,  9:6,  16:13,  Mark 8:38,  9:12,  31,  Luke 19:10,  John 5:27,  Acts 7:56

Son of the Blessed 

      Mark 14:61

Son of the Highest 

      Luke 1:32

Star of Jacob 

      Numbers 24:17

Stone (Living), Chosen and Precious

      1 Peter 2: 4-6,  Isaiah 28:16

Twelvetide I

Stone (Tried) 

      Isaiah 28:16

Stone of Stumbling 

      Isaiah 8:14,  Romans 9:33,  1 Peter 2:8

Stone which the builders rejected 

      Psalm 118:22,  Matthew 21:42,  1 Peter 2:7

Sun of Righteousness

      Malachi 4:2

Surety 

      Hebrews 7:22

Teacher from God 

      John 3:2

True God 

      1 John 5:20

True Vine

      John 15:1

Truth 

      John 14:6

Way 

      John 14:6

Wisdom of God

      Proverbs 8:12,  22-26,  1 Corinthians 1:24

Witness (Faithful and True)

      Revelation 1:5,  3:14,  19:11

Wonderful 

      Isaiah 9:6

Word 

      John 1:1,  14

Word of God

      Revelation 19:13

Word of Life 

      1 John 1:1

Solatulip II

May this second collation of meditations and poems be a blessing to a soul upon this earth, or at least may the writing of them have kept me from dwelling upon lesser things, as I was enabled when writing them:

Solatulip II

I intend to turn my attention to the so-called Twelve days of Christmas a.k.a. Twelvetide over the holiday period, not because I value the traditions and festivities of man, but because I find it a convenient opportunity of dwelling more closely upon 189 names and titles of the Lord Christ Jesus, found at the back of my 79 year old KJV Bible which I purchased for 20p in a charity shop in Dartford a few years ago (20p for a book that can save the soul and lead it to everlasting glory!)

As with the dividing up of doctrinal principles into the Five Solas or T.U.L.I.P, these attributes are not intended to be exhaustive or comprehensive.  However, I hope they may be used to channel a finite, often distracted mind into Christ-exalting, God-honouring thoughts during this season of journeyings, preparations and emotional anxiety.  I pray that you may have a blessed, sanctified break and a hope-filled new year, together with an increasing sense of urgency to attend to the things of God in these last days.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Phil 4:6-7).

Amen.

Perseverance of the saints 6

The spiritual junctures in the early Christian walk of the apostle Peter are most instructive.  His walking on water is a spiritual lesson, showing that I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Phil 4:13).  It was only when he stopped looking unto Jesus that he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me (Mt 14:30).  At another juncture, Peter presumptuously rebukes Jesus, perhaps esteeming His wondrous worldly miracles at the expense of His necessitous bloody atonement:  But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men (Mt 16:23).  How little we are willing to sacrifice for the kingdom of God, and how quickly we interpret things through the lens of temporal rather than everlasting glory.

The saddest juncture in Peter’s early walk is his thrice denial of his Lord and Saviour.  It is for our instruction that it says, And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord (Lk 22:61). Peter was taken off guard and the word of truth utterly out of his mouth (Ps 119:43) because he had lost sight of the Lord Jesus, and lost a taste for His word which is supposed to be sweeter than honey to the mouth (Ps. 119:103).  What a blessing, however, to review the promise accompanying the prophecy:  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren (Lk 22:31-32).  Where Satan strives to ruin the seed of the woman, God lovingly restrains, and re-trains His child throughout the turbulence.

A later juncture recorded for our instruction is where the apostle Paul righteously rebukes the apostle Peter for his duplicity and ungodly fear of man:  But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.  For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision (Gal 2:11-12).  While a seemingly trivial event by human standards, to our Father it is an unacceptably proud, Gospel-dishonouring attitude in one of His children.

May we be granted much wisdom in filtering out and resisting those evil thoughts of the devil (And the serpent said Gen 3:4), which seem to be our own (And when the woman saw […] good […] pleasant […] to be desired Gen 3:6) but are actually of his (direct or indirect) influence.  May we learn from Peter to prayerfully keep Christ in view at all times so that we will not go far wrong, in His view carefully coveting whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Phil 4:8).