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Restoration

Restoration

Peter loved the Lord very dearly, yet in a moment of weakness he stumbled. Jesus in that wonderful foreknowledge of God knew this would happen and warned Peter in advance, adding, “I have prayed for you that your faith should not fail” Luke 22:31-32. What a wonderful thought that if we stumble in a moment […]

Joy In Times Of Trial

Joy In Times Of Trial

In Matthew 5:11-12 Jesus spoke of those who would be reviled, persecuted, and falsely defamed because of following Him. He said when this happens you are blessed, indicating that you are fortunate and well off! He then went on to say, “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so […]

Angels And Men

Angels And Men

Hebrews 1 shows clearly That Jesus is greater than angels, however angels have a vast role to play in our lives; verse 7 says He “makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.” Ministers here comes from two Greek words meaning “people” and “work” hence whether applied to men or angelic spirits […]

Abundant Life In A Troubled World

Abundant Life In A Troubled World

We live in a broken world filled with sadness, suffering, pain, and uncertainty; Jesus said “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10. So how do we coordinate the two and experience this abundance in the midst of the brokenness? First we must be confident […]

Valley Low Or Mountain Height

Valley Low Or Mountain Height

On more than one occasion the Apostle Paul had been imprisoned for the gospel he preached, but on no occasion do we find him sitting there in despair and gloom. Remember in Acts 17 he and Silas conducted a prayer and praise service in a jail cell at Philippi with their feet fastened in the […]

Winter

Winter

Winter is known as the coldest season of the year, the weather can become tempestuous, the nights are long and in many agricultural zones the earth seems mostly barren; all this can contribute to loneliness and despair. Winter in human life can express times of distress, loneliness, pain, suffering, lack, or hurt. Perhaps you are […]

Failure Or Success?

Failure Or Success?

Becoming depressed, discouraged, and feeling like a failure, is a tactic Satan uses to render God’s children unfruitful in acquiring and accomplishing all God’s purposes for them. Perhaps Elijah felt this way even after witnessing God’s provision and seeing His power manifested through him. He moves in fear and spends the night in a cave […]

Diligently

Diligently

Our King James Bible translates 23 to 27 Greek and Hebrew words all with the single word diligently the different numbers arising because in some cases it comes from two or three words; so in reading our Bibles the word diligently must be viewed in the setting in which it is surrounded. In Exodus 15:26 […]

In The Fullness Of Time

In The Fullness Of Time

The phrase “in the process of time” appears five times in the King James Version of the Old Testament translated from a combination of Hebrew words indicating that after a period of time or at a specific time certain things or events took place. While God Himself lives in eternity He deals with us in […]

In The Dark Hour

In The Dark Hour

  Have you ever struggled through a dark night season where it seemed like when will this ever end? This happens in the natural, but it also happens in the spiritual as we encounter the forces of “the darkness of this age (world KJV)” Ephesians 6:12. In Mark 6:45-51 the disciples encountered such an experience […]