Why the Bible?

September 14, 2019

We love the One who wrote the Bible, and because we love Him and want to know Him more we are intrinsically drawn, transfixed and transformed by every word He has given to man, and by the record of His mighty works, which He caused to be recorded and preserved, and of which He has commanded we are to live by.

False unity

September 14, 2019

The one thing which unites the kingdom of darkness worldwide is its opposition to the truth of Jesus.

 

That kingdom appears to be so diverse and even a divided kingdom, but at heart it’s not divided, they are united in their hatred for the true Lord Jesus Christ and those who follow Him in truth.

 

It brings the most unlikely people together.

Grounds for suspicion

September 13, 2019

I think there’s good reason to be suspicious of a Bible teacher who avoids the subject of the last days deception, as prophesied in scripture.

Deception

September 13, 2019

Spiritual deception in a Christian is when the devil is able to influence their beliefs, thoughts and actions, and they don’t know it’s the devil.

It’s emerging

September 13, 2019

 

 

Thin veneer

September 13, 2019

Someone once said there is a “thin veneer of civilization”

 

Take away the money and that thin veneer is gone, it’s back to the law of the jungle.

 

A bit like Golding’s “Lord of the flies”.

Bridge

September 13, 2019

The bridge between knowledge and wisdom is understanding.

Personally

September 13, 2019

True prayer is far more than merely talking to God, because we can talk to people we don’t know, or sing songs to people we don’t know.

 

And God is a Person. He has to be personally known: person to person.

 

Jesus said to the Samaritan woman:

 

“You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.” John 4:22

 

He said they worship a God whom they don’t know. They know He exists, but they still don’t know Him – they are not in relationship to Him as children.

Israel

September 13, 2019

Christian, pray for the salvation of the Jewish people, even as Paul prayed so emphatically for them, and no doubt those prayers still avail today.

 

Even more so as scripture says they are coming to the most dangerous juncture in their long history.

 

Some of the Israel hawks seem to be ignorant of Bible prophecy.

 

God is sovereignly arranging that Israel be isolated from probably most world powers.

 

Soon, there will be no major player standing with Israel.

 

God is bringing this people to a place where they will realize they are alone, and even they will have to encounter a false messiah, the antichrist, before they realize that the true Messiah was crucified 2000 years ago by them, but that He loves them, and that that crucifixion is the only way for their salvation, and He is coming back in the glory of His Father to deliver those of them who believe in Him.

 

Pray, if you want to be a part of what God is doing.

Enlargement

September 12, 2019

As our heart is enlarged by the love of Christ we find ourselves praying for people we never would have prayed for in the past.

End of religion

September 12, 2019

On Judgment Day people won’t be saying, “Is this some kind of religious thing?”.

Heroism

September 12, 2019

The definitive hero is Jesus.

 

Every time I remember His sacrifice I’m more and more convinced He’s the One by whom all true heroism is defined.

Wrath

September 11, 2019

The wrath of God is far worse than your greatest fear.

Music

September 11, 2019

Music is emotional and cerebral.

 

It can either marry truth and emotion, or falsity and emotion.

 

It can either be a vehicle for righteous emotions, which are companions of truth, or base emotions,  in concord with darkness.

Essential rule

September 11, 2019

The essential rule or law is love.

Chasing experiences

September 11, 2019

The Christian chasing experiences must not have had any genuine experience with God.

Prevailing

September 11, 2019

Prayer is powerful.

 

The devil is powerful.

 

The question we need to answer for our own lives is whether our prayer life is prevailing against the strategies of satan against us, our fellowship, our marriage, our church.

Parallel worlds

September 11, 2019

The book of Revelation powerfully speaks of two parallel worlds: that which is above, and that which is below: what is happening in Heaven, and what is happening on earth, simultaneously.

 

It gives the believer understanding that Jesus Christ sovereignly rules over the kingdom’s of the world even now.

 

It shows the ultimate futility of the plans of man for a world without Jesus Christ.

 

Sinful man wants a world without Jesus Christ. He doesn’t mind being ruled by Satan, but being ruled by Jesus Christ terrifies him, because his heart has been darkened by sin.

 

It causes the believer to be full of faith and look heavenward, for our redemption is drawing near, and it’s sooner than when we first believed.

Sons

September 11, 2019

When a person truly trusts Jesus to forgive them then they are now “in Christ”, who is the only begotten Son of God.

 

Therefore, by virtue of being “in the Son” they are now counted as sons, in Him. God deals with them as sons, scripture says.

 

Our way of living either reflects this, or denies this. Right living is to live as sons, by faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Beliefs

September 10, 2019

Every person acts according to their beliefs. No human action can be separated from what one, in reality, actually believes.

 

God made humans that way.