The Power of the Holy Spirit

But when I reached out and touched Jesus, when I pushed through the clamoring crowd offering false solutions, and reached toward Him in faith, His Holy Spirit power filled my body. I felt it. I could feel His power healing my mind. He told me, “Go in peace” and He filled my mind with His glorious PEACE. And what is the opposite of depression but a mind at PEACE?

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Hell

Jesus believed in hell. Jesus believed in demons and in Satan. He talked to them and about them. He talked about hell. Jesus definitely believed in hell. If I was going to believe and follow Jesus, then I had to acknowledge that hell is real.

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Good Soil

We have to WORK to become good soil, investing our time and soul into our relationship with God. But it is so worth the trouble! Nothing makes me happier than walking through my healthy garden bursting with delicious food. When we do the work to become good soil, our spiritual gardens are filled with fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self control… the most wonderful harvest indeed!

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God’s Women

Others may only see our sins. Others may not be able to overlook our negative past. But Jesus says to us, “Your sins have been forgiven.” (v.48) Jesus says to us, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (v.50) Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus!!

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God’s Mercy & Grace Is Bigger

Today: Psalms 38:1-12; Luke 7:11-35; Numbers 23:27-30; Numbers 24 & 25; Numbers 26:1-11 Luke 7 Jesus' miracles kept getting more and more astonishing. In Luke 7, He raised a young man from the dead! It seemed there was nothing He couldn't do! Yet there were obviously things Jesus DIDN'T do.Read more

Conditional Promises

Every time I hear somebody say, “Me and God, we have an ‘understanding,'” I always think of Balak. God doesn’t need to make deals with us lowly humans. We don’t make write up the contracts. God’s in control. He holds all the cards. He is the rightful ruler. He earned His throne by creating us and giving us breath. We either recognize His power and submit to His authority or we are just fooling ourselves. God is in charge whether we recognize it or not.

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Eternal Vision – Part 2

How do I know this is true? Because God extends fragments of this to us even now if we fix our eyes on Him. Even now He will embrace us in His graciousness, hold our hand, establish our steps, and protect us. Even now we can taste of His amazing love.

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Jesus Changed EVERYTHING

Jesus’ physical presence there was a brand new thing that had never happened before. The old ways have become irrelevant. The LETTER of the law shifted to the SPIRIT of the law. The physical curse was replaced with the spiritual Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus changed EVERYTHING.

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Eternal Vision

Which is more important: the “little while” that the wicked will reign on this cursed planet? Or all of eternity when “the humble will inherit the land and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity?” (v.11) Take heart, friends, eternity lasts much longer than our paltry 75 or so years here in this place.

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The Promises of God

It’s not enough to acknowledge the miracles. The demons obviously also believe in Christ’s deity (and they tremble, we are told in James 2:19). Salvation comes when it gets personal, when we understand, as Peter did, that we are sinful and in need of Christ’s salvation. Only when we understand that are we willing to leave everything and follow. When we really understand that, our entire lives are changed.

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