"The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me." - Acts 20:24
There are no shortcuts and there are no other paths. There is only your CALLING in Christ and it is this path. If you stay on it, it will lead you straight to the top of the mountain; and to make the climb, you have to lay down all your baggage.…Continue
"Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band." - Revelation 1:12, 13
The lampstands are allegorical representations of the Church, the Body of Christ, God's people, Believers in the…Continue
Romans 12:1-2: "I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service and spiritual worship.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and…
"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." Matthew 1:23
God sent the prophet Isaiah to King Ahaz (see Isaiah chapter 7) to tell him that God would protect them from the army that was coming against them. Scripture goes on to remind us of the Kingdom principle that is necessary to possess the promises of…
We are called as fishers of men (see Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17). The question posed is, What exactly are we using to attract people to our message?
One of the keys to Jesus' effectiveness at changing the hearts of men from the world to the Kingdom, was His ability to not look at people where they are, but to look at them in the sense of where they could be. He called people out of their sin, but not simply by…
The key to our spiritual life is learning to walk in the Lord!
"SEE differently! HEAR differently! SEE HIM! HEAR HIM! Change your frame of reference! He is adding new colors and new events to create the MASTERPIECE of your future!"
NOURISHING AND EXCERCISING YOUR SPIRIT
Each one of God's children has a testimony to the Risen Christ that will bless others as it is shared. The Lord Jesus desires for us to have a worship mindset that embraces holy works.
From this place of relational security, the Holy Spirit will produce His witness to Christ through us. If we try to approach the harvest from any other perspective than His love, we are in danger of running on empty. Intimacy with God is…
We are called to live as ambassadors of another realm (see 2 Corinthians 5:20 and Philippians 3:20). In every situation we encounter we are given a choice. We can "call it as we see it" or we can choose to "call it as He sees it."
Before we can call it as He sees it, we have to actually see it as He sees it. Ezekiel understood this when the Spirit of God brought Him into a valley of dry bones and asked,…
"For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened [kratos] with might [dunamis] through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,…Continue
Although God will bless His people, there are some things that He will not agree with--for example, our religious mindsets. The Holy Spirit cannot stay and dwell in these wrong concepts as they are contrary to the truth, because He is the Spirit of Truth.
THERE ARE THREE MINDSETS WE NEED TO CHANGE:
Exodus 4:2-4 - "And the Lord said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod. And He said, Cast it on the ground. And he did so and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the Lord said to Moses, Put forth your hand and take it by the tail. And he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand."
Moses' rod became a serpent. A serpent was the symbol of…Continue
The Apostle Paul said he was "apprehended by Christ." Think about that. That's what a Christian is; someone who has been apprehended (stopped, and taken into the custody) by Jesus Christ.
When God gives you a promise or word or vision which you know is from Him – don't just look at it but apprehend it. Grasp hold of it – and bring…
As Christians, we are to be "fed and led" to become His voice--fed by the Word and led by the Spirit. There are many lazy people in the Church and, for them, the easiest way to hear God is to be fed by someone who is "close" to God. Unfortunately, this mindset has crept into the Church and, actually, the prophet has been demoted to a spiritual psychic.…Continue
Once Jesus had finished teaching, He turned to Peter and instructed him to first “launch out into the deep” and second, “let down your nets for a catch” (see Luke 5:4) .
To this Peter replied, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net .”And when they did…Continue
One of the first signs of a true christian maturity is having our identity more in citizenship in heaven than our citizenship on the earth.
If our first thought when asked who we are is what we do for a living, then we are still married to the world more than to Christ, or at best we are still babes in Christ, regardless of how much knowledge and experience we have.
This is presently the…Continue
With the almost non-stop flow of information that is coming at us these days, it is more important than ever that we be intentional about what we focus on. Amidst this swirl of 24-hour-a-day input it can be a battle to keep our eyes and hearts focused in faith on the good news of who our God is and His all-powerful ability to do the impossible in the midst of the difficult (see Luke 18:27).
2 Chronicles 16:9 - "For the eyes of the Lord run to and from throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him."
The eyes of the Lord are searching for those whose hearts are completely His. When God catches our attention and we focus upon Him, He will show Himself strong on our behalf.
All the prophets of old prophetic utterances came to a fullness of time juncture when the young virgin agreed with Heaven and answered, "Let it be according to your Word" (Luke 1:38). And the Word became flesh and dwelt among men and brought with Him the fullness of the Father's prosperity.
What the world calls "the Christmas Season" was not the birthing of Christ; He was conceived during the…Continue
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In Isaiah 60, we understand that darkness will cover the earth, and people will fall into deep darkness, but when we rise up and take action, then God's glory is seen on us, and nations will come to our Light, HIS LIGHT. God has a plan, but His plan involves us taking action and transitioning from being spectators to being participants in the greatest Spiritual outpouring and awakening this world has ever seen. As troubled times come, we are not to…Continue
"He then began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent" (Matthew 11:20). In anger He rebuked Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum (Matthew 11:21); with tears, He cried out to Jerusalem (Luke 13:34). If He expected cities to repent in the first century, He expects cities today to repent as well.…