It takes just as much faith to do nothing as it does to do much. In the natural scheme of things those who do much in this world are applauded. Those who do little or nothing are downgraded and criticised….
The blind only see what they want to see The deaf only hear what they want to hear The hungry man eats but is not satisfied The wealthy never have enough Naked women rule the minds of millions But Money…
It may seem like some sort of new age teaching to many who read my writings. Such is the revolution in the revelation given to Paul the Apostle. The natural man does not receive the things of the spirit for…
Help someone else today not because you heard a voice say to do it, but because you want to do it. This is normal Christian living. Jesus comes to live in us and to be us in all we do….
Many fear the Lord –and I do not mean reverential fear–I mean they are afraid of Him. Have you ever had a dog that feared you and would not come to you when you call? Picture from – urdogs.com ….
It is quite laughable to me that we could think that Paul is referring here to the old testament commandments producing these things in verse five. But so many in the church of Jesus Christ teach exactly that. They take this one verse out of it’s context because they see the word “commandment” and link it back to old testament law.
We can make the simple choice to believe His word right here at this point. IN the midst of raging emotions and contrary circumstances you can simply stand on His promise stated clearly right here in Ephesians 2 and DECLARE OUT LOUD that I am brought near to God right now despite what my eyes, ears and emotions are telling me.
That missing ingredient I want to share is faith. And as I say to my wife faith is never divorced from words. If we believe we shall speak! In fact whatever we believe we shall speak of it. That may be good or bad for us.
As we grow in Christ we are learning to walk by faith and to not be entangled again in the bondage of the Law. In the early days of the Church of Jesus Christ there were some believers who were…
Are you a good Christian? What is a good Christian? Well most would say that a good Christian is someone whose life is patterned after Jesus Christ. They help the poor, they pray, they go to church regularly, they tithe to the Church, they give offerings to missions, they are good people. Is that it?
Any farmer knows that if he is to plant fruit trees, he needs to nurture them until they get established, otherwise they will not survive the harsh cold of winter, or the burning heat of summer. 2Co 1:21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,nkjv Our Father
We are living in dangerous times and the message of doom is always preached to us by the world. Impending disasters and wars, diseases, economic collapse, persecution, cataclysmic weather events and seismic events all threaten us. In Bible days the young Church faced the same kinds of pressures and threats as we do today.
Col 2:6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, Col 2:7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. NKJV I want to ask- HOW did you receive Christ Jesus your Lord? By Faith right?