Monthly Archives: August 2016
The Bible refers to several areas of sin that are hindrances to effective prayer. First, when we are living according to the flesh, rather than in the Spirit, our desire to pray and our ability to effectively communicate with God are hindered.
These fishermen built large, beautiful buildings called “Fishing Headquarters.” The plea was that everyone should be a fisherman and every fisherman should fish. One thing they didn’t do, however: they didn’t fish .
Knowing the truth alone does not set you free. A person in a burning house knows that if they want to live, the truth is, they must get out. Yet they can choose to stay and try to save their belongings, thereby perishing in the flames.
But God answers, “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you” (Isa. 49:14-15 ).
Lazarus did not have a near-death experience. Even Miracle Max from The Princess Bride would have realized that he was not simply “only mostly dead.” He was completely, undeniably dead.
This is why he can completely save those who are approaching God through him, because he always lives to speak with God for them. Hebrews 7:25 CEB
So it turns out that evil is not a direct creation of God; rather, evil is the result of persons (both angelic and human) exercising their freedom wrongly.
What a chilling thought it would be to be remembered as doing “evil in the sight of the Lord.” If God were to write something to describe you right now, what would He write?
When we walk with Him to know His plans for our lives, in times of trouble, we are not troubled because we also know.
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? Nehemiah 6:3 KJV
This generation has a lot of sex, watches a lot of porn, experiences a horrific amount of abuse, and can’t quite figure out how to think about this ever-present-but-seldom-joyous issue of sex.
I don't think God intended us to just sit there and passively wait, but instead actively pursue Him through the times of waiting. We can still serve Him whole heartedly while we wait.
The problem we have today, I fear, is that most Christians do not have a developed gospel response plan and, therefore, there is no functional repentance and faith response when things happen (internally or externally) in their lives.
The Lord Jesus Christ did not mince His Words, but was blunt, plain-spoken and straightforward when He warned us to Beware of the end time impostors.
“it is God [the Holy Spirit] who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” and Rom. 8:14 says, “those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God”.
It is wonderful to know that the devil is subject to God's authority. So whenever I sense a satanic attack, I think, Well, that's interesting. But God knows I can take it.
The Institute has reconstructed nearly all of the sacred vessels needed to perform the services in a rebuilt Temple in their original size, including the High Priest's breastplate featuring the 12 precious stones of the tribes of Israel.
The emphasis of the phrase "holy, holy, holy" is clearly on the holiness of God, but what does this mean? The holiness of God refers to His being "set apart" or distinct from all of creation.
So name giving can be an expression of prophetic intercession—with transformational, even supernatural and miraculous results—especially when God does it.
You won’t appreciate the fact that you took a deep breath an hour ago unless you’re still breathing. A great meal you ate a month ago won’t do you much good if you haven’t eaten since. Likewise, delighting in God through taking in His Word isn’t an annual, monthly, or even weekly event for the healthy Christian, but a daily rhythm.
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