Author: Douglas Thomas

Grand Theft Life

Stolen cars still work. Our lives, even when we have rebelled against our King, will still work, and maybe even do good work. It is important that we are doing the work we have been assigned, though. Books are being written about all our work (Revelation 20:11-15). I presume there are pages notating the days […]

Counting Your Self

Counting yourself dead to sin does not mean giving up all your bad habits. It means giving up your self. When you give your self to Jesus, He kills it and gives you a self that can obey Him. The new one can be moved to see His Kingdom. It becomes one of your most […]

Getting Dead

Measure all of your thoughts, plans and actions in light of these: Self-interest Christ-interest Both are costly. One has a massive return on the investment. He hasn’t called you to be less elderly or more youthful. His invitation is to die, and then be born from above. Inoculations don’t work against death. You have to […]

Family Style

Ministries that run like families are much more productive and do a much better job of both making mistakes and manifesting the Kingdom of Heaven than ministries that run like ant farms. When your relationship with the body of Jesus is made up of your relationships with people, you gain and give more life in […]

Numbers 13

Once upon a time, a group of people who had been a nation’s slaves cried out to their ancestors’ god for help. That god sort of surprised them by sending someone to them to lead them in a revolution. He successfully led them out of the nation that had owned them, and took them out […]

Learning From Jesus

We can learn much from Jesus about how to accomplish our ministries by looking at how He accomplished His. This is partly true because while He was doing ministry in the earth, He used the same resources that He has made available to us. We can’t do any supernatural ministry apart from the Holy Spirit […]

Paying the Pain Price

Until my fingers have experienced the appropriate amount of pain, I will not become able to speak through my guitar. It will continue to hate me until I have sufficient callous on my fingertips to bear the weight of speaking through it. It is a wild horse that has not yet been broken and has […]

The Heavens Speak

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. Psalm […]

How Firm a Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!What more can He say than to you He hath said—To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled? “Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed,For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;I’ll […]

Useful Pain

No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but healed instead. […]

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