Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Tweet “Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed.” (Jeremiah 48:10) God divinely appointed the utter devastation of Moab because of their rebellion against Him. A curse was pronounced on those who were to do the work of the Lord more »

Change

Tweet “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.” (George Washington, First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789) We are living in a season of change based on the choice of the people in the last two national more »

The Trap

Tweet Deception is probably the most powerful tool the enemy uses to undermine the integrity of believers, both individually and collectively. The Scripture gives us a great example through David’s experience as he responded to impulse that seemed logical but which led to severe consequences. Take a quick look at 1 Chronicles 21:1-8: “Then Satan more »

Nail Them!

Tweet “And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” (Gal 5:24) Passion and desire have become the driving force of life in this age. We see it in nearly every advertisement, television show, movie … we hear it in every song on the radio, we read about more »

Don’t Move the Ancient Landmark

Tweet “Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set.” (Pr 22:28) What is an ancient landmark? And how could it possibly have any application to our lives? I’m glad you asked! As I was reading this morning, this verse jumped out at me in light of the obvious moral and spiritual decline more »

The Bridled Bride

Tweet “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:26-27) The image of more »

Don’t Answer the Door!

Tweet Smith Wigglesworth told a story of one night how, while asleep, he had been having terribly frightening dreams. At some point he awoke aware of a demonic presence and looked around the room. There, near the foot of the bed was Satan himself. With a sigh, Wigglesworth simply said, “Oh, it’s just you!” He more »

Treasures Hidden in Darkness

Tweet “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12) I can easily remember how, as a child, I despised the darkness. When the lights went out at night, I felt so vulnerable; it more »

A True Worshiper

Tweet “A true worshiper of God holds nothing back from God but obediently gives Him what He asks, trusting that He will provide.” (A.P.Ross) When I read this, I almost just moved on without stopping but the Holy Spirit led me to take a moment to consider these words. The reason I almost didn’t think more »

Love Isn’t Inoffensive

Tweet “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11 Allow me to speak to believers for a moment or two. This is important, at least as it speaks directly to my own heart. You be the judge whether it speaks to your heart as well. As more »

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