Month: November 2017

Using the Bible

Matthew 3:16 – When Jesus was baptized by his cousin John in the river, Heaven opened and the Spirit of God came down on Him. The Holy Spirit then did something that He loves to do after He baptizes someone: He drove Jesus out into the wilderness. In the place of lack and pain and […]

You Have Seen Me

Many portraits of Jesus exist. At least, many portraits of what people have imagined Him to look like exist. John knew Jesus well. When he saw Him revealed in glory – when he saw what He really looks like, though, he fell on his face like a dead man (Revelation 1:12-18). Jesus informed some lawyers […]

The Glowing Face

Why, when Moses spent time in the presence of Yahweh, did his face glow in the dark? (Exodus 34) Why, when Jesus spent time speaking to His Father, did his face not shine? He was in all ways a man, just like us. We are the place now where His glory dwells. Through us, it […]

Working or Bargaining

A merchant is not a builder, but a bargainer. She/he uses the power of trade to obtain a desired object or payment, not the power of labor. When the merchant in Matthew 13:45-46 found a pearl of astonishing value, he desired it. He could not get it by the means Jacob got his two wives […]

Power and Authority

So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own town. Just then some men brought to Him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, “Have courage, son, your sins are forgiven.” At this, some of the scribes said among themselves, “He’s blaspheming!” But perceiving their […]

Friendship

When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and remain at the entrance to the tent, and the Lord would speak with Moses. As all the people saw the pillar of cloud remaining at the entrance to the tent, they would stand up, then bow in worship, each one at the […]

Inheritance or Loss

I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want. But if you are led […]

Singing Thanks

   Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God,  who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.    He provides the animals with their food, and the young ravens, what they cry for.    He is not impressed by the […]

Totally Surrendered

The place most safe and blessed, the position most protected and provided for, is the place of being completely surrendered to the ownership and leadership of the King of kings. The sphere where His lovingkindness rules is a place of life and peace and joy in His Spirit. The Kingdom of Jesus is that place […]

Job’s Advisors

The descendants of Eliphaz, Bildad, & Zophar all have websites and YouTube channels. These fountains of information are filled with water that has been poisoned with presumption, deception, and misinterpreted experiences. They would like to advise me on health, car repair, recipes, investments, and preparation for the end of the world. Many of them can […]

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