Judge Not? What Did Jesus Mean?

No one likes that feeling of being judged. It feels terrible to know that someone doesn't like you based on a decision or even just based on hearsay and gossip. Just not wanting to be judged is enough to make me not want to make anyone else feel that way! But, what did Jesus actually mean by judge not, lest you be judged? Well, as with anything we hear anyone say, we need to take it within the context of what he was saying at the time, as well as with what he taught consistently throughout his ministry. We also need to read it in the context of the full counsel of the Word of God.

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 39 – Stay the Course- Finding Truth in the Middle of Chaos

Paul tells the people that the rapture or the catching away of the church will not happen until the rebellion occurs and the Man of Lawlessness is revealed. I believe we have been in the middle of a the great falling away for several years now. Left and right people are experiencing what they call "deconstruction of faith." Soon, I believe we will see the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness. The church will see it.

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 37 – Hearing the Voice of the Lord Part 3

The Peace of Wisdom I am writing this 3rd part in the series of hearing from the voice of the Lord on September 19th, day 2 of the Feast of Trumpets. There are fires in CA, Washington State and Oregon, a tropical depression coming up on the Gulf Coast, following a Cat 2 hurricane, which …

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 32 – Fearless

We fast because we are fixing our eyes on the one who loves us. We fast because we do not want to walk in fear. We fast, because we are asking the Lord to deliver us in our weaknesses. We fast, because we believe the Lord when he promises us to answer us and to give us breakthroughs. We fast, because God calls us to fast. We trust he knows what is best.

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 31 -Afflict the Soul

To afflict the soul means to fast. Every Jewish person knows that is the meaning of "afflict the soul." What is the soul? The soul is the part of the human being that is made up of the mind, the will and the emotions. The soul is the part of us that needs to submit to the Lord. The soul is the part that will go it's own way. The soul is the part that can be wounded or can be encouraged.