Author : Ian Barclay

Storms of Life

Just before the “lockdown” we had quite a bad storm. It reminded me of something I had read about in the 16th century. An Orkney fisherman stood on a cliff watching the worst storm of his lifetime destroying his cottage, boat and all his fishing equipment. He couldn’t understand how the God he worshipped could […]

Tozer: The Pastor’s Pastor

A.W.(Aiden Wilson) Tozer was born on this day (21 April) 1897. He was perhaps the most profound mystic that evangelicals have ever produced. In spite of little formal education he was ordained in 1920 and after several small pastorates he moved to Southside Alliance Church in Chicago and remained there until 1959 when he moved […]

Our two realities

There is another very, very important lesson to learn from yesterday’s Psalm! And it has to do with REALITY. The Christian experiences TWO strands of reality – the visible and the invisible – the seen and the unseen. We enjoy them both together – NOW! That is what a study of “the names of God” […]

First things first

It is funny (No that is absolutely the wrong word because it is very serious) that people get the wrong idea about the Ten Commandments and see them as something we must obey if we want to have any hope of salvation. Nothing could be further from the truth. From beginning to end the Bible […]

El Olam

“El Olam” is a name of God that comes comparatively few times, yet it reveals a wonderful aspect of His character. It means “the Everlasting God.” Its meaning is a little difficult to convey, because the Hebrew word “Olam” can’t be expressed in one particular English word. In Hebrew, “Olam” means: “everlasting”…“evermore”…“old”…“ancient time”…“beginning of the […]

What’s in a name?

The many names and titles given to God in the Bible contain a revelation of His person and character, and His purposes towards humankind, of which even Christian people are sometimes unaware. Names mean little to us – for us they are just “labels” to help us identify people. BUT in the East it is […]

Jehovah m’qaddesh

The word “god” in English is almost, if not completely meaningless. We need to give it “content” and “context” to have meaning – which is why we looking at the Bible’s names for God. They tell us so much about His being, His character and His activity. We are going to look at a very […]

Jehovah Shammah

Today we look at “Jehovah Shammah” – “The Lord is there” (Ezekiel 48:35). This name for God is not limited in its application to the City and age to come, it conveys a truth which has been a great reality and comfort to God’s people in every age. So we don’t need to wait for […]