Month: November 2017

Making Amends

On days, we react to opportunities and dangers, and to situations that we cannot identify as either. Sometimes we clearly sense the leadership of the Holy One to answer in a certain way. Other times, we respond with no thought at all about anythings but our rights, our feelings, or our fears. Even after some […]

Womb or Tomb

I have been annoyed for a long time when I hear people having “revival meetings.” Part of my bad attitude stems from the number of meetings that came and went and nothing changed in or among anyone. Another part of the pain of listening to people longing for revival is the meaning of the word […]

Knowing Better

In those days there was again a large crowd, and they had nothing to eat. He summoned the disciples and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home famished, they will collapse on the way, and […]

Attracted by a Burning Bush

In Exodus 3, Moses had led his wife’s father’s flock of sheep a long way, beyond a wilderness. On an apparently ordinary day, Yahweh’s messenger appeared to him as a flame in a bush. Because the bush was not burning, but simply hosting the flame, Moses drew near to know more. As he interacted with […]

Your Work

In the Kingdom of Heaven, the only secular work is something you have chosen to do yourself. When you find what work the King has chosen you for, you will find that it requires a Spiritual gift, that He makes it supernaturally easy, and that doing it gives you life. His yoke is easy and […]

How Much is Everything?

Look at the context of Mark 9:23, where Jesus is quoted as saying, “All things are possible for the one who believes.” Remembering that the few times His disciples asked Him to explain something, He replied with detail about what He meant, ask Him some things like: Was the “all things” reference figurative, or literal? […]

The Savior’s Heirs

Hebrews 1:14 is in the section of the letter to the Hebrews that compares Jesus to angels. The letter exposes, in subject after subject, that everything that the Jews held valuable is superseded in value by the Person and the works of Jesus. The priesthood, the sacrifice, the angels, etc. “Are they not all ministering […]

The Next Change

In Mark 10:17-30, the story is related of Jesus encountering a ruler who was young and rich. He approached Jesus with a question. He knelt before Jesus when he asked it. “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus responded to his request by first loving him, and then answering him. “Go, sell all […]

Altars Have Names

Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. […]

Using the Law Legally

As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach other doctrine or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan, which operates by faith. Now the goal of our instruction is love from a […]

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