Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lest We Forget...

We truly serve an amazing God.

He is Almighty, all power is in His hands.

He knows all things; there are no surprises to Him.  The things you done do not surprise to Him and neither do your current struggles.  He not only knows them, but He has the solution for them. 

There is no problem you face that has Him stumped.

There is no situation you encounter that He has not already solved.

Sometimes I wonder if we don't always understand who we are in Christ because we don't fully appreciate who He is.

I ask Lord that you reach across the divide and pull back the veil to give every heart that yearns a glimpse of your glory and power...even at this very moment.  Empower us by a refreshing perspective of who you are and who we are in you.

We are not beggars.  We are not subject to the whims of the world.  We are victorious overcomers.

Friday, September 12, 2014


The Missing Link

Hollywood recently put out a movie called, "Lucy", which surmises about what would happen to man if he could use 100% of his brain. In it, a woman named Lucy ingests a drug which increases her brain capacity and allows her to evolve beyond what is human.  She develops supernatural abilities such as telepathy, telekinesis, mental time travel, and the ability to exert physical and mental control over other physical elements, including people.

As Lucy proceeds along this evolutionary track, she states, "It's like all things that make a human are fading away."

This is what Satan is after. The music, the television shows, the news reports, the anarchy, the political & school systems...it is all designed to make humanity fade away. Wonder what is wrong with people?  It is the influence of the world, which is run by the god of this world (II Corinthians 4:4).  He is taking that which was made to be in the image of God and making it instead into an animal.

Everything in Satan's economy works in opposites to biblical concepts.  In order to evolve in his kingdom, you must actually devolve into a beast.  The lower you debase yourself, the higher he elevates you.  The more you idolize yourself, the more he rewards you.

Eventually in the movie, Lucy evolves to the point of becoming one with the Universe, where she lets us know that she has become, "I Am."  She in essence becomes a god (Genesis 3:5).

Think this is science fiction nonsense?  It is exactly what people such as Oprah Winfrey promote when she encourages you to tap into the energy of the Universe to obtain "The Life You Want": You can use the power of your own mind to create your own reality and become Christ.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Grand Canyon

God is Showing You YOU

"Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24

If you look at the Grand Canyon, you will see various layers in the rock formations.  This is caused by various geological events which created, pressurized, and hardened rock over the passing of time.

Such is the way it is in sin.  It is like hardened rock that has been so pressurized, fortified, and built upon within us, that it seems almost immovable.

"And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:" Ezekiel 19:9

Sanctification unto salvation is a process (Romans 6:22; II Thessalonians 2:13-17; II Peter 1:4-10). When God chips away at these rocks, He reveals to us who we really are, as opposed to who we think we are.  As such, we should not be surprised to see the fossils and skeletons which resided there in our hearts. They are remnants of our past life of sin which - although may be years ago - still made an indelible impression on our personality.

Friday, September 5, 2014

An Honest Woman

There is a saying that when a woman who has been hanging around a man for a while finally gets married to him, he has made of her an "honest woman".

Kind of makes you wonder what she had been all this time.  A dishonest woman?  A fake woman? An impure woman? A woman of ill repute?

honest: good; not hiding the truth about someone or something; free from fraud or deception, legitimate; reputable, respectable; praiseworthy; marked by integrity

There are those who have been hanging around Jesus for some time; attending church, singing hymns, claiming His name, etc.  God is looking to make of you an honest woman.  Instead of only going to church, you will become the church.  No longer will you simply sing songs, your life will become a new song unto the Lord (Isaiah 43:18-21).  Rather than just claiming His name, you will bear His name as you obey Him, walking in His authority and power.  Eye has not seen nor ear heard the glorious things in store for those who love the Lord, but it requires your submission to Him in all things (Ephesians 5:24).  You must be made an honest woman.

"And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach." Isaiah 4:11

In Babylon, there are plenty of whorish women around - one on every corner - offering a relationship with God in name only.  You can claim to belong to Jesus, but live for yourself.  You can have the appearance of being holy, but do as you please, never submitting to the headship of Christ.  As Minister David Wilkerson stated, such persons only want to be free from the guilt of sin, but truly have no desire to stop sinning.  When we join ourselves to such women, we make of ourselves a harlot and will never be acceptable to God (I Corinthians 6:16).

"There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.  Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God." Deuteronomy 23:17-18

One thing we need to understand is that a harlot can be extremely religious.  Deceit is her cover and she seeks acceptability by being found amongst God's people.  However, the difference between a whore and a bride is that the bride submits to her husband as a sign of her love for him.  When you see a professing believer in deliberate disobedience to God, then you know such is not the Bride of Christ.

Jesus wants to take away the shame, loneliness, fear, and pain of being estranged from Him and give you a crown of righteousness, but are you willing to receive it?