Because God is extreme to the nth degree – God requires an extreme type of relationship from us. Once we get born again, we will continue growing deeply, naturally, into further maturity in Christ.
Growing is what should be happening after we are “born again”, Paul says. The natural response to Christ is to grab hold of the good soil – and flourish. Ephesians 1 is about flourishing, germinating naturally, sprouting strong and stable.
The Bible is like no other book. Have you read it lately? It was put together by God to communicate Himself to us. He did this through prophets separated by hundreds of miles, over the course of hundreds of years. Bible predictions are accurate.
Wow. I want this. I want this inside my insides, streaming from my soul. Excerpt from: Good Fruit The Good Fruit List This is what God produces in us: love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. – […]
Most people believe there is a God. What about you? Who is your god? Is He truly the God of the Universe? Or, have you just sort of ended-up with this made-up creation of yours that you call “my God”? Or maybe you’ve allowed some other people to sort of lure you into their version […]
Romans 8:25-28 Amplified Bible (AMP) 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure. Our Victory in Christ 26 In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer […]
Imagine a personal friend so close he is available instantly. Anytime anywhere he will help you with anything on your mind. What if this “instantaneous friend” has a continuous presence in you, a connection inside you, to understand you? Romans 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear […]
*The Clown for Christ. Featured 2016 photo is Al-Basha, a Christian in Syria who acted on his beliefs – and was killed on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 in a presumed Assad regime government or Russian ballistic missile strike on the Mashhad neighborhood in the besieged eastern side of Aleppo city. He dressed as a clown […]
What does the Bible teach us about the Holy Spirit? (Links take you away to BibleGateway… keeping this window open.) 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 2:5; Revelation 2:7; Revelation 2:11; Revelation 2:17; 1 John 3:9; 1 John 4:2; 1 John 4:3; 1 John 4:6; 1 John 5:1; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:3; 2 Timothy 1:7; […]
…the chronology of God the Son Of course – God is eternal, and existed, well, since forever. Try wrapping your mind around that truth: timeless forever! The promised Messiah, God’s Son (One of the three-in-one Trinity) was sent to earth by God the Father way back in the year 1, (well, it should have been […]
Counterfeit Christianity is growing. Do you know the Bible well enough to spot a counterfeit church? Are you into one – yourself? The Bible warns of “seducing spirits” within the church “in later times“. It warns about those church leaders who teach and delve into non-biblical practices. Beware of fake charismatic churches and pastors who […]
If in your faith in Christ — you are also needing something more than Jesus, then you are most likely being led astray, taught by a counterfeit charismatic movement leader or a New Age church. These charming charmers, false teachers, “turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines […]
…preparing ourselves to be ready “for every good work”, strong in the faith In our walk as believers, the biblical norm we aspire towards as Christians is an extremely high standard. In fact, it is an impossible norm – unless we are consistently filled with the Holy Spirit. Are you? The only way we can […]
When we accept Christ, the whole universe becomes our family domain! We become a child of Creator God. In an instant, in that very moment when we confess to God and repent of our sinfulness, and acknowledge Jesus as Lord of our life, Creator God Himself cancels His decree of condemnation against us in His […]
“…with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching.” You got it? INexhaustible patience? In our relations with other people, and especially those of the faith, the norm we aspire towards as Christians — is totally unreachable without the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us. Quite a high standard! 2 Timothy 4:2 Amplified Bible […]
“And the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore” – Psalm 121:8 NIV God is not some far away, distant-from-you, dis-concerned bubble of energy, inside some aura of mist on a mysterious planet far far away in a different galaxy. Star Trek might lead one to believe that! But the […]
A common misconception out there is that, since God created us all – then all of us are his children, “children of God”. Nothing could be further from the truth, actually. The normal human is actually born into a state of separation from God. Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of […]
As born-again believers, followers of Christ… we have God Himself in us. The Holy Spirit, God in the form of a Spirit, was promised by Jesus as he left the earth after His resurrection from the dead. What does the Bible say about this? He indwells us at all times. He will never leave us, […]
Sloshed In The Spirit?? – It’s Time To Get Sober -by J. Lee Grady; 29 Oct 2009 SOURCE – http://charismamag.com/index.php/fire-in-my-bones/ Getting “drunk in the Holy Spirit” has been a popular concept in some churches. But is it biblical? A few years ago a traveling charismatic minister from the West coast passed through Florida to conduct […]
NOTE: This article shows how unbiblical much of the charismatic movement is today. We are to discern and examine…. Read what Andrew Strom and others say, and see more at http://www.revivalschool.com. Church leaders participating in these unbiblical experiences are: Bill Johnson, pastor of Bethel Church in Redding; Rick Joyner, founder of MorningStar Ministries in Charlotte, […]