Friends, when the kingdom of God is ready to be birthed, those who walk through it will experience things that they never thought in a million years they would ever experience. But the birth pangs bring about the birth. The birth is the kingdom of God- something we haven't seen with our eyes or held with our hands or heard with our ears. But, what is coming is so glorious we cannot even imagine it.
I imagine David, dripping with sweat and tears running in streaks through the dust on his face, kneeling in the dirt with is head bowed. Strength comes into him as he grips his fists tightly, clenches his teeth and with a deep roar from his belly cries out, "Bring me the ephod!"
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by bad news or surrounded by evil? When we are in a battle, it can feel like we are already defeated. But, as believers in Jesus, we aren't fighting for a victory, but from a place of victory.
Victorious. There is a victory to be had by those who trust in the name of the Lord! Our treasures will be stored up in heaven where moth and rust do not steal and thieves do not break in. The thief cannot take our heavenly treasure. Be faithful.
Today, as we enter day 11 of our 40 day fast, we begin to read the prophetic words of Jesus to the 7 churches in Revelation. Jesus knows us inside and out. He knows the spiritual state of us as individuals and he knows the spiritual state of churches corporately. In order to have Jesus' …
It's easy to boast in the glory of God. Not so easy to glory in suffering. Suffering is not fun at all! So, if that is the case, then why in the world would we subject ourselves to something like fasting? Well, I consider- and I bet God does too- that things like perseverance, character and hope are worth a lot more to me than fun.
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6 Justice. God is a God of justice. Yet, why is there so much injustice in the world? If God is God, …
Even your spiritual dryness is a sign that you need a rainfall. If you feel far away- that means there is a closeness you desire. Your lack signifies your need. You were created for spiritual food. Let's pray!
Ever since I was little, I knew that fasting was in the Bible. I considered it a powerful tool that the people of God used in their most dire times. As I grew into an adult, I would talk about fasting, telling people that I thought that it was really important to do, but funny …
There is one thing the disciples did not have at Gesthemane that we have. They did not have the indwelling Holy Spirit. They didn't have access to the power of God in their inner beings to strengthen their "inner man" for the arduous time they were walking in. Those who believe in Jesus have access to the store houses of the Spirit of God, since we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:13-14.) We can pray that God will build us up in our inner beings that Jesus will dwell in our hearts through faith. Ephesians 3:16-17 " I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith."