I had a conversation with a friend the other day that was hoping to revitalize a community through revitalizing an old church positioned in the middle of it. He expressed some disappointment as he discovered the church leadership wasn’t willing to make some needed changes due to doctrinal beliefs. It seems the pulpit of the... Continue Reading →
None of us knew Adam, the first man, but we are all connected to him through physical birth. Adam passed to all of his descendants the defect of death. Now we all have an opportunity to be freed from this defect through becoming a descendant of Christ. The bible refers to Christ as the second... Continue Reading →
Recently, I was examining my heart to see how much of what I do is motivated from a desire for validation. As I thought more about it, I realized that people look for validation from things that they think will add value to them. I decided to look up the word “validate” to see if... Continue Reading →
We Unite, as the body of Christ, in Worship of the Father. The Son came to reconcile us back to the Father. There is unity in worship because all of our focus is on GOD as we acknowledge there is nothing or no one greater. In the act of worship, we yield our body and... Continue Reading →
I have found that many people don’t except that their actions are a direct reflection of what they truly value. People often profess they have certain values and beliefs, but their actions betray the person they profess. Knowing that people walk around blind though they profess they can see, the Lord allows certain pits to... Continue Reading →
All we like sheep have gone astray;We have turned, every one, to his own way;And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6 NKJV) Today, this prophecy from the book of Isaiah still rings true. Many Christians today have used the liberty of being redeemed from the Law of Moses to live... Continue Reading →
One of the three main missions of the Holy Spirit in the earth, as described by Christ before His ascension, is to expose the condemnation that has been decreed upon the ruler of this present world system that men might separate themselves and not be condemned through adulteration with it. The Holy Spirit has shown... Continue Reading →
Romans 12:2 Today I was listening to a song by Minister Fred Hammond called “How Do You Love That Way”. It is beautiful to me how Fred articulates his experience of being washed over with GOD’s love. The lyrics of the song illuminated how much more my love has to grow to truly reflect my... Continue Reading →
Dr. Tony Evans delivering his speech at the 2021 NRB convention A friend of mine recently emailed me a YouTube link of Dr. Tony Evans speaking at the 2021 NRB convention. The subject of his email was, “This is too good not to share”. Dr. Evans is the pastor of a church in Dallas, Texas... Continue Reading →
This morning I was thinking about how heavy and obstructed our hearts can become from the disappointments of life on earth. From those that love us to those who despise us, everyone has mishandled us at one time or another. That does not even include the times we have let ourselves down in not being courageous enough to follow our own heart when feeling its compelling. With each new day, there is a need for abounding grace, for us to forgive others and to forgive ourselves. An over inflated sense of self through the mechanism selfish pride often puts us at the center of everything, causing us to be offended at things which are not even directed at us personally. We are often mishandled because those around us are inhibited by struggles of their own.
There is a strength of love which compels us to esteem others higher than ourselves, which finds reward in the act of giving to others without noting it inwardly as a loan, which keeps us from being easily offended or angered, which allows us to live in humbleness of mind and meekness. This strength comes from drinking from the well of GOD’s spirit. It is the overflow of what He is pouring into us from being in His presence being offered to those around us. As I thought on this dynamic today, I was reminded of this post I wrote a while back. I pray it is strength to you.
Life on earth is traumatic. Sin creates debt, and the hearts of everyone have been heavily taxed. There is a saying, “Hurt people, hurt others.” We have all been impacted at one time or another by the rejection, hate, envy, covetousness, strife, and contentions flowing from all the broken hearts around us. The lifestyles of extremism in the world today are a symptom of this brokenness. The failed attempts to self-medicate and to compensate for the wearied hearts are evident in the cries for more…more…more. Ecclesiastes 4:1-2:
“So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.”
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