For Christians in Difficult Times Waiting to See Jesus at the Rapture

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  (1 Thess 4:16-17).  Are YOU waiting to see Jesus; are YOU waiting to be with Him – now!

Adayofsmallthings.com – J N Darby Simplified (ADOSS) draws on the words of a few of the Lord’s servants, John Nelson Darby (JND) in particular, mostly in simplified and summaryform, to provide encouragement and instruction for believers who are concerned to ‘walk in the light’ – and above all following, and keeping close to Jesus.

J N Darby (1800-82) had a major influence on evangelical Christendom in the nineteenth century.  He perceived the truth of Christ as the Head in heaven, with His body here, the church heavenly in origin and destiny, perfectly united in the sight of God, and its hope of being with Him at the imminent (pre-millennial) rapture.  Pre-tribulation (pre-trib) Christians know him as ‘the father of dispensational theology’.  As his epitaph says ‘Unknown, yet well known’

JND looked at the sects, the human organisation, and the quenching of the Holy Spirit throughout Christendom, and concluded that the public church was in ruins. He saw the way in which the public Christian Church had degenerated with worldliness, human tolerance of evil and sectarian fragmentation, running counter to the Lord’,s words, ‘That they may be one’. Church unity could not be achieved by human compromise and confederacy.  It can only be in looking to the Lord Himself, giving Him His place, by the Holy Spirit, going forth to him without the camp and being not of the world.

By Sosthenes – who just wanted to be ‘a brother’ – For more see ‘Introduction

You may me at sosthenes@adayofsmallthings.com  or use the contact form below:

 

About A Day of Small Things, J N Darby etc.

About adayofsmallthings.com
A Letter to those who might know me
Walking in the Light of the Assembly – by Sosthenes
J N Darby – A true Churchman
J N Darby and the so-called Plymouth Brethren

J N Darby Simplified

Classics for the Church: Keeping the Faith in a Ruined Church

Summaries by Sosthenes

Darby – The Faith once delivered to the Saints
Darby – The Nature and Unity of the Church of Christ
Darby – Separation from Evil, God’s Principle of Unity
Darby – Grace, the Power of Unity and of Gathering
Darby – On Ecclesiastical Independency
Darby – Churches and the Church
Darby – The Nature and Unity of the Church of Christ
Darby – The Notion of a Clergyman, Dispensationally the Sin against the Holy Ghost
Coates – Local Responsibility
Coates – What would happen if Somebody from Thyatira left that Company and tried to Break Bread in Philadelphia
Coates – Brethren do not Divide
Darby – When and how should I leave a Company?
Darby – The Spirit in which we should be when the Church is Forced to Exercise Discipline
Darby – Establishing, or Planting Churches

J N Darby Simplified

Classics for the Church: The Present Hope of the Church

Summaries by Sosthenes

The Present Hope of the Church
The Church and its Glory
The Second Coming of Christ
The First Resurrection – or The Resurrection of the Just
The Judgment of Evil
Ecclesiastical Apostasy and Civil Apostasy
The Judgment of the Nations
God’s Promises to Israel
What God in His Goodness will yet do for Israel – and what it Means for Us
The Remnant of Israel
The Importance of Prophecy

J N Darby – The Irrationalism of Infidelity

Summaries by Sosthenes

Summary – Particular Objections
Why Do Men Die?
The Unrealistic Lifespans of the Patriarchs
The Flood
Deborah praises Jael’s Atrocities
Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac
Two Accounts of the Creation
The Slaughter of the Infants
The Sentence on the Serpent: Serpent Worship
The Fall of Man and its Effect
Noah’s Ark
Objections Dependent on “Science”

J N Darby Simplified

Miscellaneous Papers, Articles and Notes

Mostly Simplified Summaries by Sosthenes

The Melchisedec Priesthood of Christ
The Righteousness of God
What does it Mean to be ‘Born Again’
Why I could not be a Baptist. – Believers’ Baptism – Infant Baptism – Household Baptism – the House and the Assembly
French: Pourquoi je ne Pourrais être Baptiste. – Baptême des Croyants – Baptême des Enfants – Baptême des Familles – la Maison et l’Assemblée
The Purpose of God
The Purpose of God – The Church and the Jews – the Respective Centres of the Heavenly Glory and of the Earthly Glory in Christ
How do I find Peace?
Christ’s Sufferings from Men and from God, in His Spirit, and in AnticipationThe Sufferings of Christ
The Resurrection
How to Know the Will of the Father
The First Man and the Second
Freedom from Guilt and Freedom from Sin
The Power, Hopes, Calling, Present Position, and Occupation of the Church
The True Grace of God wherein we stand.
The Bethesda Circular – J N Darby unabridged
How to Know the Will of the Father – J N Darby Simplified
The Story of a Young Lady Intent on Entering a Mixed Marriage -J N Darby Simplified
Nearness to Christ and Its Effect (Humility) – J N Darby Simplified
The Importance of Prophecy- J N Darby Simplified
Darby – Clericalism, a Cautionary Tale
Have the Brethren got Something Special? J N Darby Simplified
Christian Devotedness J N Darby Simplified
What is the World, and What is its End? A serious question for those who are of it.J N Darby Simplified
Oh, Jesus! Jesus! – J N Darby unabridged
Worshipping God –J N Darby Simplified –
Luke 15 – J N Darby Simplified
The Effects of Democracy in Britain – How Prophetic he was! J N Darby Simplified –
Rouse yourselves Christians – J N Darby Simplified –
Our walk here – J N Darby Simplified –
Christ Lifted Up –J N Darby Simplified –
New Birth – John 3 – J N Darby Simplified –
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from Isaiah – J N Darby Simplified –
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from the Psalms – J N Darby Simplified –
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from the New Testament – J N Darby Simplified –
Whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service J N Darby Simplified
If God be for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:31-39 J N Darby Simplified –
Am I Gathering to the Lord as a Member of the Body of Christ, or as a Member of a Sect? J N Darby Simplified –

J N Darby on Various Subjects

Summaries by Sosthenes

Introduction

Section 1 – Israel from Egypt to the Land

The Passover

The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the Old Testament – in the Wilderness, under Josiah and Hezekiah
The Passover in the New Testament – ‘Christ our Passover’
Original Passover – God’s Commandments
The Historical Keeping of the Passover
The Feast of Unleavened Bread
The Firstborn Claimed
The Timing of the Passover at the End of the Lord’s Pathway
The Last Supper
Christ our Passover

The Red Sea

The Biblical References (OT and NT) with Notes & Synopsis
Israel’s Experience in the Red Sea
Red Sea and Jordan
The Red Sea and Prophecy
The Red Sea and Wilderness and God’s Purpose
Christian Teaching from the Red Sea
Moses’ Song after the Red Sea
The Waters of Marah

  • The Tabernacle- not yet written
  • The Ark- not yet written
  • The Mercy Seat- not yet written
  • The Priestly Function- not yet written
  • The Brazen Serpent- not yet written
  • The Feast of Tabernacles- not yet written
  • The Day of Atonement- not yet written
  • The Wilderness enemies – Amalek, Edom, Sihon/Og/Balaam- not yet written
  • The Jordan- not yet written

By other Authors

A Glossary of Prophetic Terms
I am not a Member of any Company – F E Raven
Latitudinarianism – Sosthenes
The Things which shall be Hereafter (Rev 1:19) – The Great Tribulation – Sosthenes
Peter and the Keys
What do we mean by Fellowship? – Sosthenes
Christian Fellowship is an Experience, not a Membership System – Sosthenes

Outlines etc. to the Bible

A Brief Outline of the Books of the Bible

Darby on Romans – An Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans

 

 

Hymns and Poems by J N Darby and Others

Author Title
J N Darby The Man of Sorrows
J N Darby A Holy Father’s Constant Care
J N Darby RISE, my soul, thy God directs thee
J N Darby All through this desert dry My path His footsteps trace
J N Darby Dans ce Désert aride, et sans Chemin tracé,
J N Darby Hark! Ten Thousand Voices Crying
Irene Cowell The darkest hour, Lord Jesus
G H S Price O the wonder of the moment – God outshining in His Son!
J N Darby O bright and blessed scenes
J B Stoney HARK! happy saints! Yon heaven is our home
J N Darby And is it so, I shall be like Thy Son
J N Darby Father, in Thine Eternal Power
J N Darby Blest Father, infinite in grace
J N Darby Father, Thy sovereign Love has sought Captives to Sin, gone far from Thee
J N Darby O Lord, Thy Glory we Behold
J N Darby We’ll Praise Thee, Glorious Lord, Who Died to set us Free
J N Darby I’m Waiting for Thee, Lord
J N Darby This world is a wilderness wide
J N Darby Lord Jesus! source of every grace
Hannah Burlingham ‘Tis not far off-the Hour, When Christ will claim His own
J N Darby What powerful, mighty Voice, so near, Calls me from Earth apart
J N Darby Blest Lord, Thou spakest! ’twas Thy voice
J N Darby Lord! let us wait for Thee alone
A.P. Cecil Trembling Soul – Behold Thy Saviour
J N Darby It is not with Uncertain Step, We tread our desert way
J N Darby Rest of the saints above, Jerusalem of God
J N Darby There is rest for the weary soul
J N Darby To live of Thee – Blest Source of Deepest Joy!
J N Darby Soon we taste the endless Sweetness
J N Darby I’m waiting for the glory
Josiah Condor Thou art the Everlasting Word
J N Darby Oh! bright and blessed scenes
Heyman Wreford Christ is the Saviour of sinners
J N Darby Father, Thy sovereign Love has sought Captives to Sin, gone far from Thee
J N Darby
J N Darby
J N Darby  x

JN Darby Simplified – For the Last Days’ Perilous Times

About A Day of Small Things and JN Darby Simplified

Paul says that in 2 Tim 3:1 and we are told from whom to turn away.  We are in perilous (or difficult) days now. Days of small things.

Adayofsmallthings.com – JN Darby Simplified (ADOSS) draws on the words of a few of the Lord’s servants, John Nelson Darby (JND) in particular, mostly in simplified and summary form, to provide encouragement and instruction for believers who are concerned to ‘walk in the light’ – and above all following, and keeping close to Jesus.

J N Darby (1800-82) had a major influence on evangelical Christendom in the nineteenth century.  He perceived the truth of Christ as the Head in heaven, with His body here, the church heavenly in origin and destiny, and its hope of being with Him at the imminent (pre-millennial) rapture.  Pre-tribulation (pre-trib) Christians know him as ‘the father of dispensational theology’.  As his epitaph says ‘Unknown, yet well known’

By Sosthenes – who just wanted to be ‘a brother’ – For more see ‘Introduction

For more e-mail me at sosthenes@adayofsmallthings.com

 

Your comments:

Summaries of Classics for the Church, etc. 

Keeping the Faith in a Ruined Church

Summaries by Sosthenes

Darby – The Faith once delivered to the Saints
Darby  – The Nature and Unity of the Church of Christ
Darby  – Separation from Evil, God’s Principle of Unity 
Darby  – Grace, the Power of Unity and of Gathering
Darby  – On Ecclesiastical Independency 
Darby  – Churches and the Church 
Darby  – The Nature and Unity of the Church of Christ
Darby  – The Notion of a Clergyman, Dispensationally the Sin against the Holy Ghost
Coates – Local Responsibility
Coates – What would happen if Somebody from Thyatira left that Company and tried to Break Bread in Philadelphia
Coates – Brethren do not Divide
Darby – When and how should I leave a Company?
Darby – The Spirit in which we should be when the Church is Forced to Exercise Discipline
Darby – Establishing, or Planting Churches

The Present Hope of the Church

Summaries by Sosthenes

The Present Hope of the Church
The Church and its Glory
The Second Coming of Christ
The First Resurrection – or The Resurrection of the Just
The Judgment of Evil
Ecclesiastical Apostasy and Civil Apostasy
The Judgment of the Nations
God’s Promises to Israel
What God in His Goodness will yet do for Israel – and what it Means for Us
The Remnant of Israel
The Importance of Prophecy

JN Darby Simplified – On Various Subjects

Summaries by Sosthenes

Introduction

The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the Old Testament – in the Wilderness, under Josiah and Hezekiah
The Passover in the New Testament – ‘Christ our Passover’
Original Passover –  God’s Commandments
The Historical Keeping of the Passover
The Feast of Unleavened Bread
The Firstborn Claimed
The Timing of the Passover at the End of the Lord’s Pathway
The Last Supper
Christ our Passover 

The Biblical References (OT and NT) with Notes & Synopsis
The Red Sea and the Jordan – not yet written
Isreal and the Red Sea – not yet written
Teaching on the Red Sea for Christians – not yet written
The Judgment of the Egyptians – not yet written

  • The Waters of Marah – not yet written
  • The Tabernacle- not yet written
  • The Ark- not yet written
  • The Mercy Seat- not yet written
  • The Priestly Function- not yet written
  • The Brazen Serpent- not yet written
  • The Feast of Tabernacles- not yet written
  • The Day of Atonement- not yet written
  • The Wilderness enemies – Amalek, Edom, Sihon/Og/Balaam- not yet written
  • The Jordan- not yet written

 Fundamental Christian Truths

Summaries by Sosthenes

The Melchisedec Priesthood of Christ
The Righteousness of God
What does it Mean to be ‘Born Again’
Why I could not be a Baptist. – Believers’ Baptism – Infant Baptism – Household Baptism – the House and the Assembly
French: Pourquoi je ne Pourrais être Baptiste. – Baptême des Croyants – Baptême des Enfants – Baptême des Familles – la Maison et l’Assemblée
The Purpose of God
The Purpose of God – The Church and the Jews – the Respective Centres of the Heavenly Glory and of the Earthly Glory in Christ
How do I find Peace?
Christ’s Sufferings from Men and from God, in His Spirit, and in Anticipation – The Sufferings of Christ
The Resurrection
How to Know the Will of the Father
The First Man and the Second
Freedom from Guilt and Freedom from Sin
The Power, Hopes, Calling, Present Position, and Occupation of the Church
The True Grace of God wherein we stand.

The Irrationalism of Infidelity

Summaries by Sosthenes

Summary – Particular Objections
Why Do Men Die?
The Unrealistic Lifespans of the Patriarchs
The Flood
Deborah praises Jael’s Atrocities
Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac
Two Accounts of the Creation
The Slaughter of the Infants
The Sentence on the Serpent: Serpent Worship
The Fall of Man and its Effect
Noah’s Ark
Objections Dependent on “Science”

Miscellaneous Items & Summaries

Note – Where an item is shown J N Darby, it will probably have been summarised by Sosthenes

About adayofsmallthings.com
A Letter to those who might know me
Walking in the Light of the Assembly – by Sosthenes
JN Darby – A true Churchman
JN Darby and the so-called Plymouth Brethren
The Bethesda Circular – JN Darby
How to Know the Will of the Father – J N Darby
The Story of a Young Lady Intent on Entering a Mixed Marriage 
Nearness to Christ and Its Effect (Humility) – J N Darby
A Glossary of Prophetic Terms
The Importance of Prophecy
Darby – Clericalism, a Cautionary Tale
Have the Brethren got Something Special?
Christian Devotedness
What is the World, and What is its End? A serious question for those who are of it.
I am not a Member of any Company – F E Raven
Oh, Jesus! Jesus! – J N Darby
Worshipping God – J N Darby
Luke 15 – J N Darby
Darby on the Effects of Democracy in Britain – How Prophetic he was!
Rouse yourselves Christians – J N Darby
Our walk here – J N Darby
Christ Lifted Up – J N Darby
New Birth – John 3 – J N Darby
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from Isaiah – J N Darby
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from the Psalms – J N Darby
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from the New Testament – J N Darby
Whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service
If God be for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:31-39
Latitudinarianism
The Things which shall be Hereafter (Rev 1:19)  – The Great Tribulation
JN Darby Simplified – Am I Gathering to the Lord as a Member of the Body of Christ, or as a Member of a Sect?
Peter and the Keys
What do we mean by Fellowship?
Christian Fellowship is an Experience, not a Membership System

 Outlines etc. to the Bible

A Brief Outline of the Books of the Bible

Darby on Romans – An Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans

 Hymns and Poems

J N Darby Father, Thy sovereign Love has sought Captives to Sin, gone far from Thee

Author Title
 J N Darby  The Man of Sorrows
 J N Darby  A Holy Father’s Constant Care
 J N Darby  RISE, my soul, thy God directs thee
 J N Darby  All through this desert dry My path His footsteps trace
 J N Darby  Dans ce Désert aride, et sans Chemin tracé,
 J N Darby  Hark! Ten Thousand Voices Crying
Irene Cowell  The darkest hour, Lord Jesus
G H S Price  O the wonder of the moment – God outshining in His Son!
J N Darby O bright and blessed scenes
J B Stoney HARK! happy saints! Yon heaven is our home
J N Darby And is it so, I shall be like Thy Son
J N Darby Father, in Thine Eternal Power
J N Darby  Blest Father, infinite in grace
J N Darby Father, Thy sovereign Love has sought Captives to Sin, gone far from Thee
J N Darby O Lord, Thy Glory we Behold
J N Darby We’ll Praise Thee, Glorious Lord, Who Died to set us Free
J N Darby I’m Waiting for Thee, Lord
J N Darby  This world is a wilderness wide
J N Darby Lord Jesus! source of every grace
Hannah Burlingham ‘Tis not far off-the Hour, When Christ will claim His own
J N Darby What powerful, mighty Voice, so near, Calls me from Earth apart
J N Darby Blest Lord, Thou spakest! ’twas Thy voice
J N Darby Lord! let us wait for Thee alone
A.P. Cecil Trembling Soul – Behold Thy Saviour
J N Darby It is not with Uncertain Step, We tread our desert way
J N Darby Rest of the saints above, Jerusalem of God
J N Darby There is rest for the weary soul
 J N Darby To live of Thee – Blest Source of Deepest Joy!
 J N Darby  Soon we taste the endless Sweetness
 J N Darby  I’m waiting for the glory
Josiah Condor  Thou art the Everlasting Word
 J N Darby  Oh! bright and blessed scenes
Heyman Wreford Christ is the Saviour of sinners
 J N Darby
 J N Darby
 J N Darby
 J N Darby

JN Darby Simplified – For Christians Waiting to see Jesus at the Rapture

About A Day of Small Things and JN Darby Simplified

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  (1 Thess 4:16-17).  Are YOU waiting to see Jesus; are YOU waiting to be with Him – now!

Adayofsmallthings.com – JN Darby Simplified (ADOSS) draws on the words of a few of the Lord’s servants, John Nelson Darby (JND) in particular, mostly in simplified and summary form, to provide encouragement and instruction for believers who are concerned to ‘walk in the light’ – and above all following, and keeping close to Jesus.

J N Darby (1800-82) had a major influence on evangelical Christendom in the nineteenth century.  He perceived the truth of Christ as the Head in heaven, with His body here, the church heavenly in origin and destiny, and its hope of being with Him at the imminent (pre-millennial) rapture.  Pre-tribulation (pre-trib) Christians know him as ‘the father of dispensational theology’.  As his epitaph says ‘Unknown, yet well known’

By Sosthenes – who just wanted to be ‘a brother’ – For more see ‘Introduction

For more e-mail me at sosthenes@adayofsmallthings.com

 

Your comments:

 

About A Day of Small Things, J N Darby etc.

About adayofsmallthings.com
A Letter to those who might know me
Walking in the Light of the Assembly – by Sosthenes
J N Darby – A true Churchman
J N Darby and the so-called Plymouth Brethren

J N Darby Simplified

Classics for the Church:  Keeping the Faith in a Ruined Church

Summaries by Sosthenes

Darby – The Faith once delivered to the Saints
Darby  – The Nature and Unity of the Church of Christ
Darby  – Separation from Evil, God’s Principle of Unity 
Darby  – Grace, the Power of Unity and of Gathering
Darby  – On Ecclesiastical Independency 
Darby  – Churches and the Church 
Darby  – The Nature and Unity of the Church of Christ
Darby  – The Notion of a Clergyman, Dispensationally the Sin against the Holy Ghost
Coates – Local Responsibility
Coates – What would happen if Somebody from Thyatira left that Company and tried to Break Bread in Philadelphia
Coates – Brethren do not Divide
Darby – When and how should I leave a Company?
Darby – The Spirit in which we should be when the Church is Forced to Exercise Discipline
Darby – Establishing, or Planting Churches

J N Darby Simplified

Classics for the Church:  The Present Hope of the Church

Summaries by Sosthenes

The Present Hope of the Church
The Church and its Glory
The Second Coming of Christ
The First Resurrection – or The Resurrection of the Just
The Judgment of Evil
Ecclesiastical Apostasy and Civil Apostasy
The Judgment of the Nations
God’s Promises to Israel
What God in His Goodness will yet do for Israel – and what it Means for Us
The Remnant of Israel
The Importance of Prophecy

J N Darby – The Irrationalism of Infidelity

Summaries by Sosthenes

Summary – Particular Objections
Why Do Men Die?
The Unrealistic Lifespans of the Patriarchs
The Flood
Deborah praises Jael’s Atrocities
Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac
Two Accounts of the Creation
The Slaughter of the Infants
The Sentence on the Serpent: Serpent Worship
The Fall of Man and its Effect
Noah’s Ark
Objections Dependent on “Science”

J N Darby Simplified

Miscellaneous Papers, Articles and Notes

Mostly Simplified Summaries by Sosthenes

The Melchisedec Priesthood of Christ
The Righteousness of God
What does it Mean to be ‘Born Again’
Why I could not be a Baptist. – Believers’ Baptism – Infant Baptism – Household Baptism – the House and the Assembly
French: Pourquoi je ne Pourrais être Baptiste. – Baptême des Croyants – Baptême des Enfants – Baptême des Familles – la Maison et l’Assemblée
The Purpose of God
The Purpose of God – The Church and the Jews – the Respective Centres of the Heavenly Glory and of the Earthly Glory in Christ
How do I find Peace?
Christ’s Sufferings from Men and from God, in His Spirit, and in Anticipation – The Sufferings of Christ
The Resurrection
How to Know the Will of the Father
The First Man and the Second
Freedom from Guilt and Freedom from Sin
The Power, Hopes, Calling, Present Position, and Occupation of the Church
The True Grace of God wherein we stand.
The Bethesda Circular – J N Darby unabridged
How to Know the Will of the Father – J N Darby Simplified
The Story of a Young Lady Intent on Entering a Mixed Marriage -J N Darby Simplified
Nearness to Christ and Its Effect (Humility) – J N Darby Simplified
The Importance of Prophecy- J N Darby Simplified
Darby – Clericalism, a Cautionary Tale
Have the Brethren got Something Special? J N Darby Simplified
Christian Devotedness J N Darby Simplified
What is the World, and What is its End? A serious question for those who are of it.J N Darby Simplified
Oh, Jesus! Jesus! – J N Darby unabridged
Worshipping God –J N Darby Simplified –
Luke 15 – J N Darby Simplified
The Effects of Democracy in Britain – How Prophetic he was! J N Darby Simplified –
Rouse yourselves Christians – J N Darby Simplified –
Our walk here – J N Darby Simplified –
Christ Lifted Up –J N Darby Simplified –
New Birth – John 3 – J N Darby Simplified –
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from Isaiah – J N Darby Simplified –
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from the Psalms – J N Darby Simplified –
After the Rapture, the Jewish Remnant – Particularly from the New Testament – J N Darby Simplified –
Whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service J N Darby Simplified
If God be for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:31-39 J N Darby Simplified –
Am I Gathering to the Lord as a Member of the Body of Christ, or as a Member of a Sect? J N Darby Simplified –

J N Darby on Various Subjects

Summaries by Sosthenes

Introduction

Section 1 – Israel from Egypt to the Land

 The Passover

The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the Old Testament – in the Wilderness, under Josiah and Hezekiah 
The Passover in the New Testament – ‘Christ our Passover’ 
Original Passover –  God’s Commandments
The Historical Keeping of the Passover
The Feast of Unleavened Bread
The Firstborn Claimed
The Timing of the Passover at the End of the Lord’s Pathway
The Last Supper
Christ our Passover 

The Red Sea

The Biblical References (OT and NT) with Notes & Synopsis 
Israel’s Experience in the Red Sea
Red Sea and Jordan
The Red Sea and Prophecy
The Red Sea and Wilderness and God’s Purpose
Christian Teaching from the Red Sea
Moses’ Song after the Red Sea
The Waters of Marah

  • The Tabernacle- not yet written
  • The Ark- not yet written
  • The Mercy Seat- not yet written
  • The Priestly Function- not yet written
  • The Brazen Serpent- not yet written
  • The Feast of Tabernacles- not yet written
  • The Day of Atonement- not yet written
  • The Wilderness enemies – Amalek, Edom, Sihon/Og/Balaam- not yet written
  • The Jordan- not yet written

By other Authors

A Glossary of Prophetic Terms
I am not a Member of any Company – F E Raven
Latitudinarianism – Sosthenes
The Things which shall be Hereafter (Rev 1:19)  – The Great Tribulation  – Sosthenes
Peter and the Keys
What do we mean by Fellowship? – Sosthenes
Christian Fellowship is an Experience, not a Membership System  – Sosthenes

 Outlines etc. to the Bible

A Brief Outline of the Books of the Bible

Darby on Romans – An Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans

 

 

 Hymns and Poems by J N Darby and Others

Author Title
 J N Darby  The Man of Sorrows
 J N Darby  A Holy Father’s Constant Care
 J N Darby  RISE, my soul, thy God directs thee
 J N Darby  All through this desert dry My path His footsteps trace
 J N Darby  Dans ce Désert aride, et sans Chemin tracé,
 J N Darby  Hark! Ten Thousand Voices Crying
Irene Cowell  The darkest hour, Lord Jesus
G H S Price  O the wonder of the moment – God outshining in His Son!
J N Darby O bright and blessed scenes
J B Stoney HARK! happy saints! Yon heaven is our home
J N Darby And is it so, I shall be like Thy Son
J N Darby Father, in Thine Eternal Power
J N Darby  Blest Father, infinite in grace
J N Darby Father, Thy sovereign Love has sought Captives to Sin, gone far from Thee
J N Darby O Lord, Thy Glory we Behold
J N Darby We’ll Praise Thee, Glorious Lord, Who Died to set us Free
J N Darby I’m Waiting for Thee, Lord
J N Darby  This world is a wilderness wide
J N Darby Lord Jesus! source of every grace
Hannah Burlingham ‘Tis not far off-the Hour, When Christ will claim His own
J N Darby What powerful, mighty Voice, so near, Calls me from Earth apart
J N Darby Blest Lord, Thou spakest! ’twas Thy voice
J N Darby Lord! let us wait for Thee alone
A.P. Cecil Trembling Soul – Behold Thy Saviour
J N Darby It is not with Uncertain Step, We tread our desert way
J N Darby Rest of the saints above, Jerusalem of God
J N Darby There is rest for the weary soul
 J N Darby To live of Thee – Blest Source of Deepest Joy!
 J N Darby  Soon we taste the endless Sweetness
 J N Darby  I’m waiting for the glory
Josiah Condor  Thou art the Everlasting Word
 J N Darby  Oh! bright and blessed scenes
Heyman Wreford Christ is the Saviour of sinners
 J N Darby  Father, Thy sovereign Love has sought Captives to Sin, gone far from Thee
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J N Darby Biographical Note – A True Churchman

J.N. Darby (1800-1882)

John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), an Anglo-Irish evangelist, was led to the fierce conclusion that all churches, as man-made institutions, were bound to fail. The believer’s true hope was the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. With others, Darby gathered in a less formal way, free of clergy and human structure, founded on a desire to be separate from unholy organisations

Darby, after resigning his curacy in the Church of Ireland, became a tireless traveller, talented linguist and Bible translator. His influence is still felt in evangelical Christianity.

The following is based on WIKIPEDIA

Early years

John Nelson Darby was born in Westminster, London, and christened at St. Margaret’s on 3 March 1801. He was the youngest of the six sons of John Darby and Anne Vaughan. The Darbys were an Anglo-Irish landowning family seated at Leap Castle, King’s County, Ireland, (present-day County Offaly). He was the nephew of Admiral Henry D’Esterre Darby and his middle name was given in recognition of his godfather and family friend, Lord Nelson.

Darby was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Dublin where he graduated Classical Gold Medallist in 1819. Darby embraced Christianity during his studies, although there is no evidence that he formally studied theology. He joined an inn of court, but felt that being a lawyer was inconsistent with his religious belief. He, therefore, chose ordination as an Anglican clergyman in Ireland, “lest he should sell his talents to defeat justice.” In 1825, Darby was ordained deacon of the established Church of Ireland and the following year as priest.

Middle years

Darby became a curate in the Church of Ireland parish of Delgany, County Wicklow, and distinguished himself by persuading Roman Catholic peasants in the Calary district within this parish to abandon the Catholic Church. The well-known gospel tract “How the Lost Sheep was Saved” gives his personal account of a visit he paid to a dying shepherd boy in this area, painting a vivid picture of what his work among the poor people involved. He later claimed to have won hundreds of converts to the Church of Ireland. However, the conversions ended when William Magee, the Anglican Archbishop of Dublin, ruled that converts were obliged to swear allegiance to George IV as rightful king of Ireland.

Darby resigned his curacy in protest. Soon afterwards, in October 1827, he fell from a horse and was seriously injured. He later stated that it was during this time that he began to believe that the “kingdom” described in the Book of Isaiah and elsewhere in the Old Testament was entirely different from the Christian church.

Over the next five years, he developed the principles of his mature theology  most notably his conviction that the very notion of a clergyman was a sin against the Holy Spirit, because it limited the recognition that the Holy Spirit could speak through any member of the Church. During this time (1827-28) he joined an interdenominational meeting of believers (including Anthony Norris Groves, Edward Cronin, J. G. Bellett, and Francis Hutchinson) who met to “break bread” together in Dublin as a symbol of their unity in Christ. By 1832, this group had grown and began to identify themselves as a distinct Christian assembly. As they travelled and began new assemblies in Ireland and England, the movement became known as the Plymouth Brethren.

It is believed that John Nelson Darby left the Church of Ireland around 1831. He participated in the 1831 Powerscourt Conference, an annual meeting of Bible students organized by his friend, the wealthy widow Lady Powerscourt (Theodosia Wingfield Powerscourt). At the conference Darby publicly described his ecclesiological and eschatological views, including the pretribulation rapture. For about 40 years William Kelly (1821-1906) was a staunch supporter and edited the 34 volumes of Darby’s Collected Writings. Kelly in his work John Nelson Darby as I knew him stated that “a saint more true to Christ’s name and word I never knew or heard of”.

 

Later years

Darby travelled widely in Europe and Britain in the 1830s and 1840s, and established many Brethren assemblies. He gave 11 significant lectures in Geneva in 1840 on the hope of the church (L’attente actuelle de l’Eglise) – Summarised in this site as ‘Darby Simplified – Present Hope of the Church‘. These established his reputation as a leading interpreter of biblical prophecy. America did not embrace Darby’s ecclesiology like it did his eschatology which is still being propagated (in various forms) at such places as Dallas Theological Seminary and by various authors and preachers.

In 1848, Darby became involved in a complex dispute over the proper method for maintaining shared standards of discipline in different assemblies that resulted in a split between Open Brethren, which maintained a congregational form of government and Exclusive Brethren. After that time, he was recognized as the dominant figure among the Exclusives, who also came to be known as “Darbyite” Brethren. He made at least 5 missionary journeys to North America between 1862 and 1877. He worked mostly in New England, Ontario, and the Great Lakesregion, but took one extended journey from Toronto to Sydney by way of San Francisco, Hawaii, and New Zealand. He used his classical skills to translate the Bible from Hebrew and Greek texts into several languages.  He wrote a Synopsis of the Bible initially in French, later translated into English, as well as  many other scholarly religious articles. He wrote hymns and poems, the most famous being, ‘Man of Sorrows‘. He was also a Bible commentator.  He translated the Bible with the help of various brethren in different countries into German, French and English. He declined however to contribute to the compilation of the Revised Version of the King James Bible even though the revisers consulted Darby’s work.

John Nelson Darby’s Grave

He died 1882 in Sundridge House, Bournemouth and is buried in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

Darby is noted in the theological world as the father of “dispensationalism”, whose eschatology was adopted and later made popular in the United States by Cyrus Scofield’s Scofield Reference Bible.

Charles Henry Mackintosh, 1820-1896, with his popular style spread Darby’s teachings to humbler elements in society and may be regarded as the journalist of the Brethren Movement. Mackintosh popularised Darby more than any other Brethren author.

Darby has been credited with originating the pre-tribulational rapture theory wherein Christ will suddenly remove His bride, the Church, from this world to its heavenly destiny before the judgments of the tribulation. Thus the prophetic program resumes with Israel’s earthly destiny. Dispensationalist beliefs about the fate of the Jews and the re-establishment of the Kingdom of Israel put dispensationalists at the forefront of Christian Zionism, because God is able to graft them in again, and they believe that in His grace he will do so according to their understanding of Old Testament prophecy. They believe that, while the ways of God may change, His purposes to bless Israel will never be forgotten, just as He has shown unmerited favour to the Church, He will do so to a remnant of Israel to fulfill all the promises made to the genetic seed of Abraham. In 1829 he predicted the rebirth of a nation Israel over 100 years before it happened, just by reading the Bible (pgs. 141-160. Prophetic No. 1 Vol. 2.)

 

J N Darby Letters – Nos. 151-200

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John Nelson Darby

Of course Darby’s three volumes of letters in English are well know. These can be accessed on-line
at Stem Publishing. Far less known are the several hundred letters which were originally published in the French magazine Le Messager Chétien

In 2012 I was asked to assist brother who had been translating these letters along with notes of ministry (Méditations). I therefore translated, to the best of my ability, some 300 letters. He and I then reviewed one another’s work. These included about 180 letters written over many years to his good friend Paul Sclumberger in Pau.

I had hoped that this brother, for whom I have the greatest respect, would have published his work and made it available to the many lovers of our Lord Jesus who regard what the Lord gave to John Darby highly. Accordingly, I have decided to put those letters I translated myself on to ADOSS along with the originals. I am fully aware that my proficiency in French is limited, and that others could have have done a much better job. But with the Lord’s help I feel confident that I have conveyed the message behind each letter. Should any reader feel otherwise, or feel that the translation could be improved, then I would be delighted to hear from him or her.

I must also add that we are indebted to a sister in Switzerland who transcribed and digitised the original publications. She also helped as to the meaning of certain words and phases. May the Lord bless and reward her.

Sosthenes – February 2015

Letters Translated

Letter No Subject English French
151  A good State in an Assembly leads to Restoration Click here Click here
151 The Holy Spirit in the Present Dispensation Click here Click here
152  The Positive Results of Persecution Click here Click here
153 Reasons for delayed work Click here Click here
154 The Antchrist  Click here Click here
155 Follow-up on 154 Click here Click here
156 On German Mysticism Click here Click here
157 Reliable Publications Click here Click here
158  The Beast Click here Click here
159 On Reconciliation Click here Click here
160 Consideration of the Church in Hebrews 3 Click here Click here
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J N Darby Letters No. 401-450

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John Nelson Darby

Of course Darby’s three volumes of letters in English are well know. These can be accessed on-line
at Stem Publishing. Far less known are the several hundred letters which were originally published in the French magazine Le Messager Chétien

In 2012 I was asked to assist brother who had been translating these letters along with notes of ministry (Méditations). I therefore translated, to the best of my ability, some 300 letters. He and I then reviewed one another’s work. These included about 180 letters written over many years to his good friend Paul Sclumberger in Pau.

I had hoped that this brother, for whom I have the greatest respect, would have published his work and made it available to the many lovers of our Lord Jesus who regard what the Lord gave to John Darby highly. Accordingly, I have decided to put those letters I translated myself on to ADOSS along with the originals. I am fully aware that my proficiency in French is limited, and that others could have have done a much better job. But with the Lord’s help I feel confident that I have conveyed the message behind each letter. Should any reader feel otherwise, or feel that the translation could be improved, then I would be delighted to hear from him or her.

I must also add that we are indebted to a sister in Switzerland who transcribed and digitised the original publications. She also helped as to the meaning of certain words and phases. May the Lord bless and reward her.

Sosthenes – February 2015

Letters Translated

123Darby unwellClick hereClick here

124Excommunication and RestorationClick hereClick here

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431 Why I could not be a Baptist. – Believers’, Infant & Household Baptism Click here Click here
436 How to Know the will of the Father Click here Click here
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J N Darby Letters – Nos. 93-150

J N Darby
John Nelson Darby

Of course Darby’s three volumes of letters in English are well know. These can be accessed on-line
at Stem Publishing. Far less known are the several hundred letters which were originally published in the French magazine Le Messager Chétien

In 2012 I was asked to assist brother who had been translating these letters along with notes of ministry (Méditations). I therefore translated, to the best of my ability, some 300 letters. He and I then reviewed one another’s work. These included about 180 letters written over many years to his good friend Paul Sclumberger in Pau.

I had hoped that this brother, for whom I have the greatest respect, would have published his work and made it available to the many lovers of our Lord Jesus who regard what the Lord gave to John Darby highly. Accordingly, I have decided to put those letters I translated myself on to ADOSS along with the originals. I am fully aware that my proficiency in French is limited, and that others could have have done a much better job. But with the Lord’s help I feel confident that I have conveyed the message behind each letter. Should any reader feel otherwise, or feel that the translation could be improved, then I would be delighted to hear from him or her.

I must also add that we are indebted to a sister in Switzerland who transcribed and digitised the original publications. She also helped as to the meaning of certain words and phases. May the Lord bless and reward her.

Sosthenes – February 2015

Letters Translated

123Darby unwellClick hereClick here

124Excommunication and RestorationClick hereClick here

149God’s Testimony convinces the Soul of SinClick hereClick here

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93 A Christian Workman and Christian Workmen Click here Click here
95/1 Venting Opinions in Christian Assembly Click here Click here
95/2 Receiving into Christian Fellowship Click here Click here
95/3 Christian Assembly Order Click here Click here
101 The Christian work amongst the American Indians Click here Click here
102 What Influences there are in America Click here Click here
103 Continuing the Work Click here Click here
104 Work in the West Indies Click here Click here
105 Work in France and Switzerland Click here Click here
106 France at War Click here Click here
107 Brethren in Paris during Franco-Prussian War Click here Click here
108 A Saint taken to be with the Lord Click here Click here
109 Hard going in the USA Click here Click here
110 Sad News of a Wayward Brother Click here Click here
111 News of the Work Click here Click here
112 Ardèche and Drôme Click here Click here
113 Perfectionism, Methodism Click here Click here
114 Thoughts about New Zealand Click here Click here
115 More about the USA Click here Click here
116 An Opened Door Click here Click here
116A Romans, Corinthians, Colossians Click here Click here
117 Universalism and Annihilation Click here Click here
118 Meetings in Germany Click here Click here
119 Switzerland Click here Click here
120 In the Charente Click here Click here
121 Concern about England Click here Click here
122 Peace be with you Click here Click here
123 Darby unwell Click here Click here
124 Excommunication and Restoration Click here Click here
125 Excommunication and Restoration -2 Click here Click here
126 Encouraging a Labourer Click here Click here
127 Having begun in Spirit, to be perfect in the Flesh Click here Click here
128 Work in Italy Click here Click here
129 81-year-old Darby’s Feelings Click here Click here
130 Concern for a Bereaved Family Click here Click here
131 Feeling for a Brother gone astray Click here Click here
132 Local Administration Click here Click here
133 Remain Faithful: avoid Bethesda Click here Click here
134 You do not need a Meeting Hall Click here Click here
135 Patience needed in the USA Click here Click here
136 Comfort for a Bereaved Servant Click here Click here
137 Work in Geneva Click here Click here
138 Greetings from New York Click here Click here
139 In Journeyings Oft Click here Click here
140 Philippians and Ephesians Click here Click here
141 The Present State of the Church Click here Click here
142 Problems in Ardèche and la Drôme Click here Click here
143 The Sheep and the Goats Click here Click here
144 Greek words for Revelation & Manifestation Click here Click here
145 Comments on a Brother’s Work Click here Click here
146 Advice to another Servant Click here Click here
147 Translating Revelation Click here Click here
148 God humbles the Brethren Click here Click here
148A Getting Stronger in Faith Click here Click here
149 God’s Testimony convinces the Soul of Sin Click here Click here
150 Difficulty with French ‘Works of Law’ Click here Click here
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