Month: March 2018

The Life is in the Seed

The earth produces fruit when a seed dies in it. The life is still at work in the seed, even when it dies. Until it dies, though, the transformation cannot happen that allows it to spring up, be seen, bear fruit, and multiply. You don’t need to struggle to try to do what someone else […]

The Author’s Voice

One of my heroes passed from this life last year. I picked up a couple of his books to give him fresh opportunities to influence me. I knew his voice from hours of listening to him teach in large groups, small groups, and in conversations that he and I had. As I read what he […]

The Priesthood

Moses went up the mountain to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain: “This is what you must say to the house of Jacob, and explain to the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me. Now […]

Don’t Give Up

The Spirit of God is named, “the Spirit of Faith” in this portion of a letter from Paul to the congregations in Corinth. He is at work in you, to prepare you and then use you in the work He is doing in the earth. When that work becomes painful or difficult, lean even more […]

The Slain Lamb

Jesus was slain from the foundation of the world. Time and space are limitations that we are not naturally able to step out from under the control of. Not so with Jesus. Before Abraham was, He still is. All the intentions Yahweh has had toward humanity for blessing and Life were accomplished outside of time, […]

Nasty Treatment

Being abused and accused and insulted is normal if you are doing what you should. Jesus warned: Woe to you when all people speak well of you, because this is the way their ancestors used to treat the false prophets. (Luke 6:26 Holman Christian Standard Bible ®©) When the Spirit is trying to convict you […]

The Strength of Grace

Paul was comparing himself to other apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:9-11. There, he said that the grace of God that was with him gave him the strength to work harder than any of them. In his letter to Titus (Titus 2:9-14), he stated that grace has brought us salvation and is instructing us regarding how […]

Prepared for the Prize

Athletes train for success. “For although I am free from all people, I have made myself a slave to all, in order to win more people. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win Jews; to those under the law, like one under the law—though I myself am not under the law—to win […]

The Cost of Fullness

In events recorded in what we call the Old Testament, men and women were moved by the Spirit of God for supernatural strength or revelation that were temporary manifestations of being filled by Him or having Him fall on them. It resembled His hand in the earth donning a glove for a job. Jesus purchased […]

Eating Properly

He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out, and […]

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