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How to Hear from God

We live in a world where so many things call for our attention. Information is at our finger tips. Our heads are full of thoughts that either come from the media, from external life circumstances or from our own mind racing to all kinds of things. We think of all the options we have, we formulate our […]

Death and Darkness, Life and Light: The Separation

Death’s Darkness, Life’s Light: The Separation A person who claimed to have had a vision of hell said that the darkness was like none experienced on earth, and that there were also myriad fires in various places there. Upon hearing this, one person discounted this vision as either false or imagination, saying that hell could […]

Conceit: Sign of the End Times

“The evil conceits of their minds know no limits” (Ps. 73:7 NIV). Have you ever had a little child say to you, “Watch me! Look what I can do!”? Most likely you have, for it is a common trait of little children and we find humor that touches our heart in their exuberance of life. […]

The Depths of God

The Deep Things of God

You and I and all human beings have a deep longing for something more than we can find within ourselves. God made us that way. “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end” […]

Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy Explained

Daniel 9:24-27 records a revelation that the prophet Daniel received after a period of fasting and mourning for the sins of the people of Israel. Here it is from the World English Bible: 9:24 Seventy weeks are decreed on your people and on your holy city, to finish disobedience, and to make an end of […]

The Search for Meaning

What could make you the most happy? The nicest house? The partner of your dreams? Fame? The career of a lifetime? Well many people have all these things; but do such things really satisfy them and make them blissfully fulfilled and happy? I tell you no because the human heart was created for something higher; […]

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Are you valiant for the truth?

Today I wept. I read something that troubled me. I wept from the bottom of my heart, the way a woman cries when she is betrayed by an unfaithful husband. I thank God that I never experienced this in real life, I’ll be eternally grateful to Michael for his faithfulness to me. I was not […]

Softening the Words of Jesus for Public Consumption

In studying the Bible, I sometimes use a New King James version of the Bible called the “New Spirit Filled Life Bible”. It has a lot of helpful commentaries, original language word definitions and reference notes. However, like all commentaries, it is not inspired, and it is not perfect. And occasionally, the notes really seem […]

The Mission of Jesus Christ – The Gospel to the Poor

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of […]

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Being about Our Father’s Business

I opened my Bible this morning to the verse in Luke 2:49 in which Jesus said to His parents, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Jesus even as a child put a higher priority on “His Father’s Business” than on the concerns of his […]

Jesus gives Advice on Salvation

And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” (Luke 13:23,24). There is no matter which touches your own personal interest than YOUR […]

Going for Just One Needy Person full of Demons

In Matthew 8:28-34 we see that Jesus has left the massive crowds thronging to get a touch of healing or deliverance, and he has left behind the people who say they will follow him but are not yet willing to pay the price of so doing. He told his disciples to get into the boat […]

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Growing Pains in the Early Church

I was reading this morning once again the passage from Acts Chapter 6:1-7, which talks about a problem the Early Church encountered. Basically what happened this. On the Day of Pentecost, a lot of Jewish people from the Diaspora had come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feasts, and they believed the gospel as Peter and […]

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The Value of Being Amazed

I opened my Bible this morning to the book of Proverbs and I find these words: “Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity” (Proverbs 28:14). What is this talking about? What is this secret of happiness?  What does it mean to be reverent? What […]

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