Job – A Man Searching for Answers

Job – A Man Searching for Answers His life started as ignoble as most other men. So nondescript that no mention has been made of his beginnings nor was any mention of the many years that followed until that meeting between God and Satan in heaven. As far as the story goes, Job seems to…

My Testimony

My Testimony When God drew me to be saved, He used an intense hunger for the truth. I began seeking where I might find truth. To me, I did not care where I found it but it had to be available to everyone, it had to be fair and it could not be the product…

“Depart from me for I am a sinful man!”

“Depart from me for I am a sinful man!” How many see themselves as such a sinful person that any good that comes your way, you immediately want to draw away from that one doing you good. “I am not worthy!” “I have too many things I’ve done wrong in my life to deserve ANY…

Letting Go Is Not Easy but Not Impossible

Letting Go Is Not Easy but Not Impossible Letting go is the ONLY option to bring about healing. Fear is always at the root of why we do not let go. We are fearful of the unknown. Even if what part we have is a tenuous part, we still don’t know what will happen if…

The Cross IS the Circumcision of the Heart

The Cross IS the Circumcision of the Heart Matthew 10:38-39 (ESV) And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Mark 8:34-38 (ESV) And calling the crowd to him with…

Keys to a True Prophet

What is the Role of the Prophetic Ministry Today? Many today try to depict the role of the prophet of the New Testament as being different than the role of the prophet of the Old Testament. All of these are mistaken. The ONLY difference between the role of the prophet in the new versus the…

A City Made Without Hands

A City whose builder and maker is God… Hebrews 11:8-10 (ESV) By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land of promise,…

The Curse is Lifted!

The Curse is Lifted! Psalms 78:8 (ESV) and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God. “And that they should not be like their fathers…” A sad refrain indeed. Something that should be is not. It…

The Fallow Ground Shall Be Restored!

The Fallow Ground Shall Be Restored! Hosea 10:12-15 (NKJV) Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you. 13 You have plowed wickedness; You have reaped iniquity. You have eaten the fruit of lies, Because you…

A Cup of Clean Water…

A Cup of Clean Water… ASSESSING WHERE WE STAND I just read a very thought provoking article about the view of the American Christian from the perspective of the poorest of the poor African Christian. From a people that do not know where their next meal will come to a people who will diet in…

“WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY?!”

**WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY?!** Today’s society, with its instant everything and the focus of products and services that cater to the fickle whims of the selfish orientation of the consumer, what great things were done yesterday, fades quickly as the shinyness and newness of those things become as tarnished, useless ‘old’ things….

Church Services – Are We Doing It Right?

Church Services – Are We Doing It Right? Throughout the course of church history, from the reformation and advent of Protestantism, the order of church services have remained relatively unchanged. Slight alterations have occurred but the overall structure has remained untouched. It is considered by all the standard and in no need of change or…

PROFANE/STRANGE FIRE

PROFANE/STRANGE FIRE Leviticus 10:1-3 (NKJV) The Profane Fire of Nadab and Abihu 1 Then Nadab (liberal; generous) and Abihu (he is my father), the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them. 2 So…

Come and See…

Come and See… John 1:35-39 (NKJV) 35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them,…

There Is Power In The Name of Jesus!

There Is Power In The Name of Jesus! Jesus gave those who believed in Him, authority over all the power of the darkness of this world. This starts with the authority Jesus received from the Father as He rose from death to life. Matthew 28:18 (NKJV) And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “…

The Thorn in the Flesh

The Thorn in the Flesh 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NKJV) 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord…

TITLES AND RECOGNITION

TITLES AND RECOGNITION Matthew 23:6-12 (NKJV) They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, 7 greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi. ’ 8 But you, do not be called “Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. 9 Do…

Requirements for Ministry

Requirements for Ministry The First of Three Witnesses Leviticus 19:23-25 – ‘When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as uncircumcised. Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you. It shall not be eaten. But in the fourth year all its…

Pride – Its Source and Its Downfall

Pride – Its Source and Its Downfall Pride is at the heart of just about all we do when we have not put to death our own selfishness. It is pride that says “I can do this myself without any help.” It is pride that insists on its own way and makes its own choices….

Silver and Gold…

Silver and Gold… Acts 3:6 (NKJV) Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you:In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” In this day and age where everyone is looking for money or monetary opportunities, a statement like this would probably…