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A Refreshing Fountain

A Refreshing Fountain

The Bible is a book that uses many pictures or symbols to convey its true message. Water for example, an element well understood to be absolutely essential to life is often used to portray and explain the thirsting of the human spirit that can only be satisfied by the life giving and sustaining water of […]

Our “Parakletos”

Our “Parakletos”

In Romans 8:26-28 the Apostle teaches us about the Holy Spirit helping us in our weaknesses. The Greek word here is Parakletos meaning someone who is an intercessor, comforter, helper, advocate, and/or a counselor. Outside of the Biblical setting it is technically an attorney who goes to court on behalf of another. Jesus uses the […]

Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep

In Luke 9:10-17 the disciples see a crisis but Jesus sees an opportunity. The disciples tell Jesus to send the multitude away to purchase food and find lodging, but Jesus says “You give them something to eat.” The available food was very scant, but when placed in Jesus hands He gave thanks and blessed it, […]

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 […]

His Presence For A New Year

His Presence For A New Year

In 2 Chronicles 15:2 Asa has inherited the throne of Judah, and Azariah is speaking in the power of prophetic voice, “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him…” This absolute statement applies to every one of us throughout all ages as well, and is […]

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 […]

God Uses Human Interaction

God Uses Human Interaction

God did not create man to be a “loner”, isolated, or solitary. He made us with a need for each other and to interact with each other. When we have needs we call upon the Lord for help and find Him “A very present help …” Psalm 46:1. Indeed the Psalmist boldly proclaims, “My help […]

Master Of The Storms

Master Of The Storms

There are several times in the Gospels where Jesus had encounters with storms at sea. Keep in mind that two of the things symbolized by the sea are life and people; and some of the things symbolized by storms are adversities, opposition, and difficulties. In Matthew 14:22-23 Jesus sent His disciples on a boat trip […]

Encouragement

Encouragement

David and the men who had joined themselves with him along with their families were living in a town called Ziklag. While the men were away from home the Amalekites invaded the region burning Ziklag with fire and taking their families captive. In their grief the men seem to have blamed it on David and […]

Help From Above

Help From Above

Psalm 121 begins with “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help” KJV. The punctuation in this version may be a little misleading; I rather like the ESV “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?” What was in the Psalmists mind when […]