Month: June 2018

Responsible Servants

And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Anyone finding his life will lose it, and anyone losing his life because of Me will find it. The one who welcomes you welcomes Me, and the one who welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me. (Matthew 10:38-40 Holman Christian […]

Born of God

Many psychiatrists think wrongly that we are only two-part beings. One part is physical, the other is some combination of soul and spirit, something that is intangible or untouchable, but which undeniably exists. The fact that they cannot perceive the difference between soul and spirit accounts for the fact that they have only two avenues […]

Throwing Old Stuff Away

An ebenezer (“stone of help”) is a marker on a point in time or space (or both) commemorating an intervention by Yahweh that delivered us when we needed His help. It can range in value and influence from a reminder of His greatness to a symbol we worship in our past. Its greatest value would […]

Praying Better

When our prayers start to advance beyond fixing our broken stuff and empty bank accounts to asking for preparation and opportunities that are related to being servants of the King of Heaven and Earth, we will not have to pray as much for our broken stuff and empty bank accounts: “This is why I tell […]

Hope of Glory

Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Also through Him, we have obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also rejoice in […]

Back in the Battle

“Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. In past generations He allowed all […]

Getting Ready

When David faced Goliath, he was not trained as a warrior, or even as a soldier. He was simply skilled at keeping sheep safe. He had been prepared for the encounter with Goliath, though. He recognized when he stood before Goliath the two courses he had been enrolled in that made him ready: one day, […]

Cast Demons Out

During their Kingdom missions, and as a prophetic picture of their futures after Jesus ascended to Heaven, Jesus instructed His people to throw demons out of people (Mark 6:7-13; Mark 16:14-18). During the “Dark Ages,” the Roman Church performed exorcisms of demons with the same vigor they performed executions of dissenters. After the “Age of […]

Great in the Kingdom

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. “I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles […]

Raising Up Leaders

On a playground, a sandbox is a place where the dirt is cleaner than the dirt that is found naturally around it. No roots, no weeds, less dangers. It is a created space, where the environment is different. One method of creating leadership is to create space in front of a younger generation in which […]

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