Jottings – Straight In All His Dealings

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Commenting on 2 Corinthians 7:2: “He [Paul] did not teach that which would injure others; he did not by his behavior set a bad example to others; he had no part in turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, as some had done, or in defrauding another. He never had to do with money matters that were shady; he did not collect money for one purpose and use it for another; he did not pretend to be raising funds to do certain things with them and then allow them to be turned aside into some other channel. He was straight in all his dealings, and that is what God expects of every servant of His.”

H. A. Ironside, Addresses on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians, (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1939). p. 185.

 

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Ironside’s Revelation Chart

H A Ironside's Revelation Chart

 

Earlier today I discovered on The Blue Letter Bible H A Ironside’s The Revelation of Jesus Christ Chart. The chart gives a panoramic view of the book of Revelation and is a wonderful tool to help study or teach the book of Revelation.

Personally, I have always enjoyed Ironside’s books– the writing style is simple and straight forward, yet his teaching is deep. If you are not familiar with his writings you can still obtain many of his tomes today. In print from Kregel Publications and digitally form Logos Bible Software.

Jump directly to the chart on The Blue Letter Bible here.

Note: this is a “refurbished” chart– it is not Ironside’s original art work. I believe the depiction of the seven seals on the refurbished chart is incorrect— all seven seals are depicted on the front. This would require the removal of all seven before the scroll could even start to open.

Whereas Ironside’s original Revelation chart depicted only the first seal on front of the scroll and the six remaining seals sequentially along the side edge edge of the scroll. This would allow for the scroll to be opened section by section as each seal is opened. In the book that accompanies the chart, Lectures on The Book of Revelation, Ironside explains the significance of the placement of the seals:

When we read of a “book” we must not think of a volume such as we are familiar with, but rather of a roll of parchment. The ancient books of Israel were generally sheepskin rolls; and when we are told that this book was sealed with seven seals, we are to understand that the book was rolled up to a certain point, and there a seal was put upon the edge, so that it could not be opened until that seal was broken. It was rolled up a little farther and another seal put on, and so on, until there were six seals on the edge of the book and one seal closing the entire scroll. When the first seal was opened a certain portion of the book was exposed to view, and so with each one following.1

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1Ironside, Harry A. Lectures on The Book of Revelation. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1920 & 1987. p. 89.

 

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Jottings – Joy and Holiness

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Commenting on Phil. 4:4:

 

“Joy and holiness are inseparable. A holy Christian is able to rejoice even when passing through deepest afflictions; but a believer who, through unwatchfulness, has permitted himself to fall into unholy ways, loses immediately the joy of the Lord, which is the strength of those who walk in communion with Himself.”

H.A. Ironside, Notes on the Epistle to the Philippians. Loizeaux Brothers: Neptune, NJ, 1922, pp. 109.

 

 

 

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Jottings – The Peace Of God

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Commenting on Phil. 4:6-7:

 

“But this I cannot do for myself. I may tell myself over and over that I will not worry, will not fret, but my thoughts, like untamed horses with the bit in their teeth, if I may use such an illustration, seem to run away with me. Or, like an attacking army, they crowd into the citadel of my mind, and threaten to overwhelm me. But God, Himself, by the Holy Spirit, has engaged to so garrison my mind, and so protect my restless heart, that my thoughts shall neither run away with me, nor yet overwhelm me. Every thought will be brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Thus I shall enjoy the peace of God, a peace beyond all human comprehension, as I leave my burdens where faith delights to cast every care, at the feet of Him who, having not withheld His own Son, has now declared that through Him He will freely give me all things. In this I can rest, for He cannot deny Himself.”

H.A. Ironside, Notes on the Epistle to the Philippians. Loizeaux Brothers: Neptune, NJ, 1922, pp. 112f.

 

 

 

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Jottings – Holiness

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“‎The secret of Christian holiness is heart-occupation with Christ Himself. As we gaze upon Him we become like Him. Do you want to be holy? Spend much time in His presence. Let the loveliness of the risen Lord so fill the vision of your soul that all else is shut out. Then the things of the flesh will shrivel up and disappear and the things of the Spirit will become supreme in your life. We do not become holy by looking into our own hearts. There we only find corruption. Instead we must look away from ourselves and “unto Jesus,” contemplating His holiness, purity, love, compassion, and devotion to the Father’s will. Then we shall be transformed, imperceptibly to ourselves perhaps but none the less surely into His blessed image. There is no other way whereby we may become practically holy, and be delivered from the power of the flesh and the principles of the world.”

H. A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994. Oct. 6.

 

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Jottings – Joyful Suffering

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It is as heavenly things loom large before the soul that one can hold the things of earth with a loose hand, and endure suffering and persecution with joyfulness knowing that Christ will estimate all aright at His judgment seat and reward according to the measure of devotedness presented here.

H. A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994. Sept. 10.

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Logos eBook by H. A. Ironside

Harry A Ironside The Four Hundred Silent YearsDo you use Logos Bible Software or one of their free apps such as Vyrso or Biblia? If so, Logos’ Free Book of the Month for June is H. A. Ironside’s The Four Hundred Silent Years. To obtain your free copy follow this link.

Harry Ironside was a well known Bible teacher during the first half of the 20th Century. He was a serious student of God’s word and a gifted preacher. During his lifetime he wrote numerous books, and many of his sermons were preserved and later published as books. Because of his simple and lucid writing style his writings are still widely read today. If you are not familiar with the writings of brother Ironside this is your perfect opportunity to obtain one of his books for free!

Also of interest: some of brother Ironside’s messages have been preserved and are available free of charge at the Voices For Christ website in mp3 format… those recordings are available here.

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Jottings – Pray in the Spirit

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God has never promised to guide any one into the truth who neglects the Word of truth. Therefore he who would pray in the Spirit must walk in the truth, for the Spirit and the Word agree.

H. A. Ironside, The Mission Of And Praying In The Holy Spirit (Loizeaux Brothers, Inc., Neptune, NJ) p. 6.

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Jotting – Praying in the Holy Spirit

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How great the need then for a spiritual house-cleaning if we would pray aright; for only as the Divine Person living in the believer is ungrieved can we pray in the Holy Spirit.

H. A. Ironside, The Mission Of And Praying In The Holy Spirit (Loizeaux Brothers, Inc., Neptune, NJ) p. 5.

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Christmas Jottings – Anna

Christmas Jottings

Regarding Luke 2:38

 
“This aged woman, becomes one of the first evangelists of the new age, saying, ‘I have seen the Saviour. He has come–the One who is to bring redemption.”

H A Ironside, Addresses On The Gospel Of Luke, Loizeaux Brothers, Neptune, NJ. p. 77.

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