That kind of person

November 14, 2019

Desire to be the person God intended you to be.

Messing with God

November 13, 2019

If you’re messing with God, you really don’t know who you’re messing with.

A state of being

November 13, 2019

Truth is not merely academic, it’s a state of being, a way of living.

IN Christ

November 13, 2019

Those who are IN. Christ don’t have to be “someone” because they are IN Christ.

Yes?

November 13, 2019

If you can hear the Holy Spirit when He says, No!, you can surely hear Him when He says, Yes!

One would think so.

Secular authority in the church?

November 13, 2019

Commented

 

Institutional church and New Testament church are distinctly different paradigms.

 

The institutional churches understanding of authority is a secular one, and then trying to apply that to God’s people.

 

Whereas true spiritual authority is RELATIONAL.

 

The NT church was relational by nature.

 

Spiritual authority was formed by God within that relational paradigm.

 

For example, whether it’s a man or woman, claiming to be the leader of a church, it’s a secular concept, and nothing to do with the Kingdom of God.

Women

November 13, 2019

Commented on Facebook

 

Topic: women as church leaders

 

God has always used women in His Kingdom just as much as men, however, every woman whom God truly used was submitted to her husband, and or respected male elders in the church.

 

In the NT there is not one instance of a woman having authority over men in the church.

 

The few that are cited are by twisting scripture.

 

And leaders were always plural in the NT.

 

Imagine a scenario where a man’s wife is his pastor or elder?

 

It makes a mockery of God’s order.

 

So, does a woman submitting to her husband and recognizing male elders mean she is restricted to function by the Holy Spirit?

 

Of course not. That would be an absurd proposition.

 

It only means that if she’s ever tempted to take authority over men, she shouldn’t do that.

 

But women can do so much in the Kingdom without taking authority over men.

 

The false presupposition is often that, if women are not allowed to be leaders, then their gifts are suppressed, and they are not allowed to function.

 

Totally false dichotomy.

Meteor

November 12, 2019

Large meteor explodes over Missouri.

 

Someone reports:

 

“I’m in OFallon, MO and saw the bright flash and felt the house shake”

Broken world

November 12, 2019

Those who gave their lives to defend our country have our utmost respect and gratitude.

 

And yet, in some cases, they died for nothing, like disposable pawns on a giant chessboard.

 

It’s a broken world. No one can fix it.

 

Jesus taught that His Kingdom is not of this world.

Political comment

November 12, 2019

As the election is looming, why the urgency to remove Trump, IF people respect the electoral process and are confident that it is THE PEOPLE who will decide whether Trump gets a second term or not?

UNLESS….. the REAL fear IS that  IT IS the PEOPLE who will decide?

Out of touch

November 12, 2019

Why would we be surprised to find Christians out of touch with reality when their church is out of touch with reality?

Another Kingdom thing

November 12, 2019

Another “Kingdom thing” is that your life will largely comprise of answers to prayer – that is, today you are living out of the abundance of prayers which have been heard and answered, and in the future you will be living out of the abundance of your prayer life today.

Another world

November 12, 2019

A true Christian lives in this world, but belongs to another world.

Escape from tradition?

November 12, 2019

Question: “When you eliminate a tradition you just create a new one. Funny how that works, huh?”

 

Answer: That certainly can be the case, but, thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way, otherwise we would be doomed to observe the traditions of men with no escape from that futile treadmill.

Revival

November 12, 2019

Genuine people, genuine revival.

 

Disingenuous people, disingenuous revival.

United

November 12, 2019

Jesus has overcome.

 

You can be united with Him.

Traditions

November 11, 2019

Christians created a whole bunch of traditions.

 

Who knows why.

Never give up

November 11, 2019

The only way they can silence us is to kill us, and even that won’t work.

Counterfeit of faith

November 10, 2019

Self-confidence is the counterfeit of faith.

Sin

November 10, 2019

Sin contradicts the nature of God.

 

Anything unlike Him is sin.