Category: spiritual life

Posted in spirit reality spiritual life

My Word that goes forth

Our Father is one very determined person. He rests fully inside the certain knowledge that His Word shall not fail. We know that His Word is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Jesus is the very Word of Father made flesh. Yet…

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Posted in Encouragement spiritual life Truth

You are not the old man

The Old man that you were before coming to Jesus lived under the Law of God. The Law stirs up sin and the result is condemnation and death. That is why the Old man was crucified in Christ. That Old…

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Posted in Encouragement spiritual life

See the Man and know Love

One look of His eyes is enough to cause the garden to flourish within your heart. One touch of His hand is enough  to heal a thousand wounds. Shame melts away in the presence of your King as He joyfully…

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Kingdom of heaven

This is not a long post–just a comment really–a statement maybe. I hear a lot of talk about what it will be like in heaven. The thinking is that heaven is a place where we shall all go to one…

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Posted in accepting yourself being you in Jesus spiritual life

You can only be yourself

Tonight on the “The Voice Australia ™” the judging panel told a contestant he needed to be more self assured because he is really talented. They said he needed to “be himself and not try to be someone else“. His…

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Posted in Repentance spiritual life

Resisting the authority

The Bible tells us that the authority that now exists is appointed by God. This simple statement of God’s mind is very clear. That means that if we live in a nation which is governed by a corrupt authority which…

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Posted in Bitter root ROOTS spiritual life

More on healing lameness

When we read Hebrews 12 on chastening we realise that as a Hebrew writer the author knows well the Hebrew Bible. It has been said that the New Testament is the explanation of the old–this is true. The Old gave…

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Posted in Holy Spirit spiritual life

Chapter 4 More persuasion to receive

We have seen in the previous chapters that one must receive the Holy Spirit when they believe in Jesus Christ. We are not to assume that we have received the Spirit just because we believe in Jesus through a message…

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Posted in Holy Spirit spiritual life

Chapter 3 Speaking in tongues

2Ti 1:6 For this reason, I am reminding you to fan into flames the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands. In part one and two of this topic I laboured the point…

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Posted in Holy Spirit spiritual life

Chapter 2 The second experience

2Ti 1:6 Therefore I remind you to stir up(fan into a flame) the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2Ti 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but…

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Posted in Holy Spirit spiritual life

Receive the Holy Spirit

It is winter Down-under. Where I live we have mild winters with overnight temperatures rarely getting down to 0°c. The room temperature can be a bit uncomfortable though if we do not have some sort of heating system. In this…

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Posted in prayer Repentance spiritual life

Simon the Sorcerer

Bitterness has a way of staying hidden away usually covered over by pride. If left unhealed or not dealt with all sorts of problems occur. Some people who have been thought of as ‘great’ have had a secret root of…

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Posted in prayer Shame spiritual life

At War with yourself?

So many of us are defeated before we even start out praying to God. The Accuser of the brethren has done a number on us causing us to be neutralised in prayer. God wants His children to ask of Him,…

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Posted in spiritual life Testimony The Law

Remove thy log

Back in 2010 the Lord made alive a passage of Scripture in Mark which resulted in my departure from the local assembly. At the time I thought I was being led away from the church because they were blind and…

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Posted in one spiritual life Testimony

Leaking heart

When your heart has a leaking valve so that it leaves you feeling exhausted after walking or even simply talking it’s not very encouraging. It is like digging a hole in dry sand…it keeps caving in. Many people have this…

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A good conscience

I have been looking at Paul’s words in first Timothy for the last four posts. In the first verse he tells us that he was called according to the commandment of God.That charge or mandate from Jesus was to preach…

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Posted in faith spiritual life

Walk in Christ

The Gospel given to Paul 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…

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Posted in oaths spiritual life

God’s swearing habit

Lately the Holy Spirit has been bringing to my attention how God has a habit of swearing. For about a week now, phrases from Scripture would come floating by my mind without me trying to think them up.  The one…

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Posted in faith Good news one oneness Righteousness spiritual life union

He saved others

This is just a quick little blog about the Life that we have in us. The Life that we have received is the Life of Jesus the Messiah. His Life is not something separate from Himself. He is The Life….

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Posted in Body and Soul Depression faith spiritual life

Died with Christ

a brother asked about the difference between our death in Christ and how it affects our soul-mind, and also our body.

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Posted in acceptance Encouragement faith spiritual life

Confess crazy things

The same brother asked another question – here is it is and my response. Thank you Dennis, for your mail. I read it several times and experienced it as fresh water on dry soil. I think many of the Christians…

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Posted in accepting yourself faith Good news oneness Righteousness spiritual life union

What am I really saying?

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…

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Posted in accepting yourself accuser Encouragement faith Good news Incomplete Gospel obedience one spiritual life The Law union

Be You

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….

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Posted in Encouragement Ephesians Good news spiritual life

Recognize Christ

The Apostle Paul was a faith preacher.(1Ti2:7) He was given the message of grace to preach to the Gentile nations so that we may “receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus…

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Posted in accepting yourself accuser Depression Encouragement spiritual life union

Why all the bad if God is so good?

‘If God is all powerful he cannot be all good and if he is all good he cannot be all powerful and neither can you

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Posted in Ephesians faith spiritual life

Permanent Peace

faith in Jesus gives us permanent abiding peace which may not be felt yet nevertheless it is real.

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Posted in Depression Encouragement spiritual life

At your wits end?

Our lives can sometimes seem to swing so far from the centre that we get terrified and lose all hope of finding our way back again.  We are all different and I don’t pretend to know why other people swing out wide on their particular journey. But I believe that God has all of our ups and downs in Him

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Posted in Encouragement spiritual life

Don’t agree with the Accuser

It is the Accusers job to accuse us- It is up to us to refuse to agree with him. The most ferocious battle you will ever encounter I believe, is against the Accuser of the brethren for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

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Posted in spiritual life Spiritual warfare

Tactics of Victory

We are all called to overcome even as Jesus overcame and sat down in triumph over His enemies. God in His loving wisdom has put us into a fight which is a fight of faith. The battle has of course…