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How Does God Speak?

How Does God Speak?

Actually God speaks in various ways calling us to Himself and revealing His ways and His will. Throughout Scripture we see Him speaking through dreams, Matthew 1:20; visions, Genesis 15:1 & Joel 2:28; angels, Matthew 28:1-7; Nature, (His creation) Psalm 19:1-6; circumstance, Exodus 3:2-4; an audible voice, Acts 9:4-7; a still small voice, (often heard […]

One Word Two Manifestations

One Word Two Manifestations

“Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled (Hebrew stationed, i.e. stands firm) in heaven”, Psalm 119:89. What a wonderful word that we can count on as being sure and steadfast. It is first a cleansing word, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word”, Psalm 119:9 KJV. […]

A Dress Code?

A Dress Code?

The Bible lays out a clear “dress code” for the people of God. While there are some guidelines that apply to the clothing of our physical appearance the emphasis is on that of the inner person, the spirit man within. When we come to Jesus receiving Him as Savior and Lord that inner “man” is […]

Poor And Needy

Poor And Needy

Through Psalm 40 David expresses his reliance on the Lord, confidence in His provision, (cf. verses 6-8 with Hebrews 10:5-7) commitment to Him, and his prayer for deliverance from his enemies. Then wrapping up the Psalm the last verse begins by saying “But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinks upon me …” […]

Treasure Beyond Wealth

Treasure Beyond Wealth

Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…” that is we have the treasure of Jesus Christ with the light, knowledge, and power He brings within these earthen vessels of clay, which like all vessels made of clay are weak and very fragile. In Romans 7:18 the Apostle said […]

The Difference

The Difference

Without question Jesus makes a difference in every life into which He is invited. Ephesians chapter two takes us on an exciting journey from death into life; from being controlled by the prince of the power of the air (which is Satan) to sitting together “in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”; from being alienated […]

The Reward Of Listening

The Reward Of Listening

Throughout the Bible God has promised peace to His people. In Leviticus 26:6 He promised Israel that terrorists, wild beasts, and invading armies would be held at bay, and they would live in peace. In John 14:27 Jesus promised His followers, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you”. Digging deeper into […]

Armed

Armed

In Ephesians 6 beginning with verse 10 the Apostle guided by the Holy Spirit lays out stipulations for the battle we as God’s children are engaged in. He uses the metaphor of a first century Roman soldier in full battle array pointing to the spiritual counterpart for each piece of armor that we must have […]

Words

Words

The Bible has much to say about our words. The un-regenerate mouth “is full of cursing” (that is to pray for evil, misfortune or to invoke a curse) “and bitterness” (acrid, especially poisonous), Romans 3:14. James 3:1-12 speaks extensively about our tongue, saying “it is a fire, a world of iniquity … and it is […]

Humble Yourself

Humble Yourself

Humility is an attitude of the heart; it is not self-condemnation, rather it views self as being insufficient in its own strength, as Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” Pride says “I have attained this”; […]