Generations and Truth

adobestock_134795516-2I heard a public personality describing how the media was interested in what people under thirty years old thought.  If you were older, your interests, perspectives, beliefs, and thoughts were irrelevant.  Many people talk about “millenials” and their generational characteristics, distinguishing them from past generations and current established norms.  The TV show, “Survivor” set up a season that portrayed a battle of the generations, “Millenials vs. The X-Generation”.  The producers created a lot of drama and shock by selecting characters who would display the stereotypes of their respective generation, including a significant portion of gays, Lesbians, and for the first time, a transgender person who was “outed” in the series.

The media, as we see it today, is the mouth and perhaps the heart of the world system. The Bible tells us who is the master behind it all.  “The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.  And he said to him, ‘I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.’ ” (Luke 4: 5-6).  “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.” (1 John 5: 19).  Why is the latest generation, the one just becoming of legal age, an object of interest to the media?  Even though they don’t have a lot of  accumulated wealth, they are the generation that will be buying cars, houses, diamond rings and everything that goes with them.  They are forming their own opinions about politics, religion, and social/cultural norms.  They have been taught to one degree or another what their parents considered best, but now it is their turn to teach their children, make decisions and chose preferences.

Recently, I asked my wife why our grandchildren have specifically designed sleepwear? Didn’t we put our children to bed with whatever clothing would keep them adequately warm?  She replied, “By today’s standards we were exposing them to danger.”  This illustrates on a micro scale how generations change.  Of course, some changes are far more critical and substantial than others.  For example, abandoning the institution of marriage, as historically defined, will have a drastic impact on the family and consequently, the fabric of a stable and healthy society.  The enemy deceives young men and women into believing that pre-marital sex is acceptable and proper.  The trap is then set to disregard marriage, cohabitate, and the family unit is destroyed in large measure. “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.  All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.” (Eph. 2: 1-3).  When the truth, Yeshua, Messiah, the Savior and Lord of all, is revealed and we accept it, we are delivered and set free from the captivity and control of the enemy.

When I listen to the latest generation, I often hear questioning and that is to be expected. The alarming thing I encounter is an acceptance of anything as it relates to someone else. This has been taught in schools as “tolerance” and “mutual acceptance”.  Unfortunately, it is a great lie renamed and re-packaged for this new generation.  In earlier years it was the argument of relativity, that is, truth is relative, such that what is true at one time and circumstance, may or may not be true in another.  This lie goes back in its various forms to Pilot who said in reply to Yeshua, “What is Truth,” and even back to the garden of Eden.  “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.  He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden” ‘?  The woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, “You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.” (Gen. 3: 1-3).

The enemy distorted the truth of what God said.  God’s word is true to all people, in all circumstances, through all time; it is not relative and not subject to conclusions of men. As believers, we are tolerant of unbelievers and people of other religions, but that does not mean that we subjugate the truth or the good news of Yeshua, Messiah to what is false.  Also, mutual acceptance is accepting that we are all human, weak, fallible and must each come to a knowledge of the truth.  It does not imply that another’s belief or nonbelief must be accepted as true and righteous, but rather that they are entitled to it. Fools can believe insanity is wisdom, but that does not make it so, even though they are free to believe it.  That same freedom and tolerance guarantees that tyrants can not silence the Truth of God’s Word.

Individuals in every generation must come to their own knowledge of the Truth.  The first generation says, God is my God, the second that, My father’s God is my God, and the next generations are far from knowing God, unless each generation passes on a knowledge of God, and does not relent until the next generation says as the Samaritan’s did, “They said to the woman, ‘We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.’ ” (John 42: 42).  God’s intention is for every generation to know Him personally and intimately.  Among the family of God the generations are connected.  The younger generations look to the older generations for wisdom and hold their elders in honor and respect.  The older generations pray and nurture the younger ones in the way of the Lord, and declare the goodness and lovingkindness of the Lord.  “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” (Ps. 145: 4).  May the Lord expose and deliver His people from the lies and influences of the world.

I Will Never Leave You

notaloneWe all ask God for help.  Even people who are not Christians but believe in a supreme being or something more than this physical world will cry out for help in time of need. We all have encountered difficulties in this life and we have suffered injustice.  We live in a fallen world full of evil, selfishness, crime, war, hate, addiction, and much more that results in pain, sadness, hurt and consequences of our own wrong motives.  We are able to  forget and deal with much of the pain that comes our way by pushing it back until we forget or are faced with new challenges.

When we encounter the Lord, Yeshua, and accept that He is the way, the truth and the life we are faced with confessing our brokenness – our sin, and accepting the free gift of forgiveness of sins and eternal life with Him in Heaven.  In exchange for our burden of sin, we are pardoned for the debt we owed and could never pay.  The Lord takes all of our sin and puts it in the sea of forgetfulness.  The love of God is poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit and we become a new creation.  Instantly we are healed and we are restored over a period of time as the Lord determines.  As believers we learn the supernatural power of forgiveness.  The world remains the same, but we are no longer of this world, we have a new life hidden in Messiah.

In consideration of all this the Lord is interested in setting us free.  In the Spirit we are born again instantly, but in the natural we are still in this world.  Our memories, patterns of thinking, habits, beliefs about certain things, preferences, and emotional wounds still remain to an extent.  Everyday in the Lord as we mature and walk in the light by the Holy Spirit, we grow up into the image of Yeshua more and more.  We are set free when the Lord shows us His compassion.  He does not want His children to be burdened or captive to wrong thinking, bad memories, bad habits, or anything that would separate us from Him, but He is patient and knows best how to take out the garbage.

Some years ago I was in a prayer group and we were praying for the Lord to bring freedom.  Someone asked for a volunteer who would like to receive freedom from past hurts.  At that instance, I recalled a very painful injustice that I suffered during college, which I had totally forgotten, so I volunteered.  As we prayed simply the that the Lord would do according to the word, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8: 36).  I began to get a mental picture of my painful experience during college. Someone prayed Lord show Steve where you were as he was suffering.  In my vision I saw that Yeshua was right next to me, during the whole episode.  He felt the pain just as I did, He saw it from my perspective and experienced it just as I did.  We prayed that He would set me free and He did.  The memory remained, but the pain of it was gone.  It wasn’t a life controlling issue and it had been forgotten for twenty-five years, but it had been there as a buried spot of darkness and I had been alone in my pain.  Now, the pain was gone, I was free of it, because He had taken it away, by His presence through His lovingkindness and mercy.

“All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” (John 6: 37).  God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Heb. 13:5).  God does not leave us to ourselves, He wants to restore us and set us free.  It is for freedom that Messiah, Yeshua has set us free. (Gal. 5: 1).  When we go to our Father God and ask for the very thing that He wants us to have, we can be certain that He will give it.  I don’t know that you will have a memory of a lost recollection or a mental picture of Yeshua standing at your side as I did, but I know for certain that if you will go before Yeshua in prayer, and believing, ask Him to set you free, He will do so.  The Word of God says so.  I know there are intercessors in the congregations of believers.  There are prayer gatherings, prayer groups, and times set aside for prayer.  There is no where on earth to which God cannot send a prayer warrior.  “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matt. 18: 20).  God sent Phillip to the Ethiopian Eunuch and Peter to Cornelius house, Jonah to Nineveh, Annas to Saul, Paul to the Gentiles, and too many to list them all.

Lord, Yeshua, to those whom your Holy Spirit has touched in reading and hearing your word, that you came to set captives free, and for these with faith to believe your word; grant them the courage to face the pain they once suffered, and show them where you were in that moment and then in your great mercy set them free in your mighty name, Yeshua, Messiah.

Find Rest Oh My Soul

802de68370f2622d1d5a0480b8fa4667“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.  Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.  Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.  Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie.  If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.  Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: ‘Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love’; and, ‘You reward everyone according to what they have done.’ ” (Ps. 62: 6-12).

In times of stress, despair or loneliness God is a refuge.  It is rest and peace to trust in Him for all our needs, and as David recommends, “pour out your heart to Him, for He is our refuge.” God knows all our needs, physical, spiritual, and emotional.  In their wilderness wanderings Israel was given Manna from heaven for their food.  When they complained that the angels food was inadequate, God gave them quail until they were gorged upon it.  Yeshua fed five thousand and three thousand of those following Him, because He had compassion on them in that remote area.

The words of Yeshua are the word of God that brought spiritual life to so many who sought Him out, as well as those Yeshua found himself.  For example, the Samaritan woman, who received spiritual renewal along with her entire town who believed in Yeshua upon hearing Him.  Of Yeshua, they said, no one speaks as he does with authority. Zacheaus was one who had a spiritual and emotional renewal because Yeshua saw and met his spiritual and emotional need.  Mary anointed and washed Yeshua’s feet because of the spiritual deliverance she had received.  Yeshua saw all the needs people had and He supplied what was lacking.  Nicodemus needed understanding and Yeshua explained how faith was not dependent on human reasoning and rationalization.  The signs in the sky and invisible forces of wind are real and true even though they can not be manipulated by man.  The fathers who sought healing and deliverance for their children were in great emotional need that could not be met, but by God alone.

Everyone of us daily has need for physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.  God understands this and He made us to be dependent upon Him, not like an addict looking for the next fix, but out of and through relationship with Him, we are sustained, supplied, restored, renewed, filled, fed, grow, mature and have our being.  This is the wholeness for which we were created.  It is life, and more, it is the rest and peace we so desperately desire.  In C.S. Lewis’ book, The Screw tape Letters, Wormwood, a chief demon, describes Hell as a place of constant noise.  “Music and silence — how I detest them both! … no square inch of infernal space [Hell] and no moment of infernal time has been surrendered to either of those abominable forces, but all has been occupied by Noise — Noise, the grand dynamism, the audible expression of all that is exultant, ruthless, and virile … We will make the whole universe a noise in the end.”  This conveys in contrast and in the opposite, so clearly our need to be shepherded by the Lord, to lie down in green pastures and have our souls restored.

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.’ ” (Isaiah 30:15).  Let all believers in Yeshua Messiah say we will have all of this from the Lord’s hand. For there is no other God and no other source of life.  God’s Kingdom is about righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

This is the relationship of trust and faith that Yeshua had with His Father God.  “The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.  He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.  The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.  I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.  Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced.  Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.” (Isaiah 50: 4-7).  He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Eph. 3: 20-21).

Worship God Alone

Revelation1024_2048x2048Worship is essential to the human being.  It is a central element in our purpose.  It is intertwined with our purpose and destiny to have relationship with Eternal Father God. He created us in His image as a three-part person to reign with Him in Yeshua Messiah through Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit).  This full mystery of God’s purposes are deep and beyond our complete comprehension, but worship is innate and prominent throughout human history.  Even ancient and current day pagans seek worship, but they worship what their senses and minds imagine.  They fashioned idols of wood, stone or metals, until today when their idols became humanistic, through false science and mysticism.  Of course, false religions Read More »

God’s Strategy

Unknown“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1: 13-14).

God is leading His people today.  The entire Congregation of believers around the world. He is positioning and leading to the Kingdom of His son Yeshua Messiah.  The world is also being lead in opposition to the Father, Yeshua, and the Holy Spirit by the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the Spirit who Read More »

Fund Raising

timelineimageIt is interesting to me that Yeshua never raised any money.  He never instructed his disciples to do so and although the Bible contains much instruction about dealing with money, it does not suggest that it is to be gathered up, even to accomplish a great purpose.  There was instruction by Paul to the churches to gather offerings to be sent to others in need, but this was, it seems to me, a specific offering to alleviate particular needs.  I’m not talking about giving, which seems to be the best use of money. The difference between giving money to others and raising funds is vast, perhaps opposite in meaning effect and intent.  Giving money is far from all the many coordinated, well designed, strategic, requests, efforts, gatherings, presentations, communications and begging that goes on by so many who have influence, a following, a dream, or Read More »

Sowing vs Planting

lessons-from-the-parables-the-parable-of-the-sower-and-seed.jpgThe ground is covered in a quarter-inch of ice with three inches of snow on top of that and it has me thinking of planting a crop.  The professional farmers have equipment that drills a hole, sets the seed, covers it with the proper amount of soil and disturbs just enough to allow for the seedling to easily emerge when the spring rains and warmth arrive.  The Lord of the Harvest uses a different technique for the harvest of human souls.  He scatters the seed. My pastor once referred to God as the “seed waster” with an endless supply scattering seed everywhere; on all soils, rocky, hard beaten down paths, thorny overgrown, as well as fertile. (Matt. 13: 4-23; Mark 4: 4-20; Luke 8: 5-15).  The seed Read More »

Your Sins Are Forgiven

The Ten LepersAll of us desire to be forgiven our sins, even the lost have a consciousness of sin.  Though we may have worked and tried to deny it, rationalize it, forget it, make up for it, or otherwise ignore it; at some point our conscience within convicts that evil behavior is wrong.  All people instinctively understand that murder is wrong except those who have seared their conscience and become so deluded and dark that they are in total denial. Also, there are many who have rationalized one way or another that their sins aren’t sins or that God forgives everyone, e.g. how could a loving God send anyone to Hell.  It goes without saying that rejecting God’s existence makes sin a mute issue.

The Bible teaches that everyone who believes on Yeshua, Messiah, will be forgiven and given eternal life in heaven with Him.  As we mature beyond this basic point of Read More »

The Believers Attire

Unknown“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God.  For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” (Isaiah 61:10).

I do delight greatly in the Lord.  My soul does rejoice in my God.  He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness.  The Lord, shepherd of the sheep, knows his own.  He knows our thoughts before we have them.  He can’t be tricked or trapped in anything he says or by what is said to him.  His thoughts are deep and beyond comprehension and He is filled with wisdom. He is able to divide between Spirit and Soul. The winds Read More »

At Church Today

1490886476337I was looking forward to going to church this Sunday. Church is good.  We got there on time, but the guest preacher ran over, so we waited as the prior service ended. The people came out, most with blank or sad faces on.  I thought they should have told this guy that running over might negate anything he could have possibly said or done.  We found a seat, then suffered through announcements.  Aren’t there enough advertisements on TV, billboards, and the radio that we could skip ads in church.  At one time announcements at church were prayer needs, so and so is sick, someone’s house burned, so and so were married, died, baptized, etc.  Then the leaders decided these items could be put on paper to let people know. However, theRead More »

God’s Sovereign Mercy

GettyImages-84740181-56f6a7855f9b582986673cd3Who restrains evil, evil men and spiritual forces of evil?  God restrains them all.  Why and how? Because He is concerned that they may harm His chosen people by their wickedness.  Yet, He also uses the wicked as instruments of His providence, consider Esther and Haman. Moreover, in His forbearing love, He sets limits on the evil, out of his great mercy by allowing them to reap a harvest of pain and suffering from the evil they sow, and desist therefrom.  In their ignorance Eastern religions have distorted this principle of sowing and reaping into karma, which suggests, falsely, that good and evil are in an equal struggle and if he tries man can do enough good Read More »

Father God’s Discipline

2015024018dis“And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son?  It says, ‘My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.’  Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?  If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.  Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it.  How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!  They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share Read More »

Fear and Trembling

Unknown“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Phil 2: 12-13.

We know salvation is of grace, the free gift of God, and not of works (Ephesians 2: 8-9).  So what does it mean to work out own salvation with fear and trembling?  The Greek verb rendered “work out” means “to continually work to bring something to fulfillment or completion.”  In Matthew 24: 11-13  we are told that “… many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.  But the one Read More »

Harvest of Souls

Unknown“I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.  Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, ‘Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.’  So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.” (Rev. 14: 14-16).  In this vision, the Son of man, who Yeshua most often referred to himself, had a sickle in his hand.  At the appointed time He swung it and harvested the earth.

Of what did the harvest consist?  Yeshua appointed seventy-two people Read More »

Sufferings

1001070045_univ_lsr_lgBrother Lawrence observed in worshipping God, “He requires no great matters of us: a little remembrance of Him from time to time; a little adoration; sometimes to pray for His grace, sometimes to offer Him your sufferings, and sometimes to return Him thanks for the favors He has given you, and still gives you, in the midst of your troubles, and to console yourself with Him the oftenest you can.”

What does he mean by, “…offering Him our sufferings…”?

The Lord said, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and Read More »

Relationship with the Eternal

8befcc085953890a5349efb70aed16ad--brother-lawrence-vanities“God, says He, has infinite treasure to bestow, and we take up with a little sensible devotion, which passes in a moment.  Blind as we are, we hinder God and stop the current of His graces.  But when He finds a soul penetrated with a lively faith, He pours into it graces and favors plentifully; there they flow like a torrent which, after being forcibly stopped against its ordinary course, when it has found a passage, spreads itself with impetuosity and abundance.”  This is from “The Practice of the Presence of God”, by Brother Lawrence.  This was written in 1666, so the Catholic church was essentially the only church in most places, and it is not Catholic in any sense of doctrine.  In fact, you may find it to be the true essence of charisma.  Pardon one aside, but it shows how poorly educated we are almost 400 years later.  Impetuosity Read More »

What Shall We Do?

16d75e91406c01ee228f382ed323a303--watch-kingGod’s people are attacked, oppressed, threatened, accused, slandered, mistreated and harassed by the enemy of our souls.  We are well acquainted with our weaknesses.  We seek and desire innocence, peace, truth, quiet gentleness, humility and unselfishness.  We are not practiced in the ways of the world – craftiness, manipulation and deception.  However, we are in a battle, a Spiritual battle, for the souls of our friends and families. We are not unacquainted with the enemy who seeks to kill, steal, and destroy.  There is no possibility of a negotiated peace, this battle is to be won, and our King Yeshua Messiah has already guaranteed Read More »

Great Faith Rewarded

5342049b17344f98a670368940ccf65f--bible-promises-gods-promisesIt is very easy for us to question and doubt another’s faith in God.  In the past ordinary people shared their testimony of God’s goodness and mercy in the congregation of believers.  I believe it is doubt that ended the practice; doubt that God had done such thing and doubt that prevented God from doing such a thing.

It was God’s idea for a couple that were a hundred years old to give birth.  “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’  Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body Read More »

What Christmas Is All About

angel-shepherdsIn the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” television special Charlie Brown cannot get into the spirit of Christmas and eventually exclaims – “Can’t anyone tell me what Christmas is about?”  His little brother, Linus, says that he can tell him what Christmas is about.

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings

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Considering Life

f4e0c0d1ce501cce64555b51034afabeProblems and trials large and small confront us in this life, how are we to consider and respond?

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4).  Our faith must be tested, it runs counter to this world system and our fallen nature, so we know that we are on the right path toward heaven.

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come Read More »

Heaven’s Society

170205-rewards-heavenPeople in heaven will have different blessings and rewards.  It will not be like the British aristocracy or India’s class society, but there will be many distinctions.  Being closer to Yeshua will be a greater honor.  Being a martyr will carry special honor. The past things of this world will be forgotten completely. (Rev. 21:4). There will be no semblance to any worldly hierarchy.  There will be no pride, vanity, jealousy, class, envy, selfishness or independence.  However, there will be positions, but they will have been prepared for everyone and perfect in all respects.  When the mother of two disciples asked that her sons could sit on His right and left, Yeshua explained that it was not even up to Him to make that decision, but it would Read More »

Believing Truth

unpopular-bully-friends-lonelyMuch sadness and hurt in this world derives from the belief that we are not loved.  I say “belief” because the facts are often uncertain and our beliefs usually overrule the evidence, facts, and truth.  As little children we became afraid of things, for example, a monster under our bed.  This was supported by nothing more than a suggestion, darkness, or scary stories.  As adolescents we may feel or be isolated by our peers and extrapolate this into rejection, self loathing, or much worse. Being unwelcomed or even put down by the cool kids is not rejection.  For anyone to reject you they must first know Read More »

One Solitary Life

christ_empty_tombNearly two thousand years ago in an obscure village, a child was born of a peasant woman.  He grew up in another village where He worked as a carpenter until he was thirty.  Then for three years He became an itinerant preacher.

This Man never went to college or seminary. He never wrote a book. He never held a public office.  He never had a family nor owned a home. He never put His foot inside a big city nor traveled even 200 miles from His birthplace.  And though he never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness, throngs of people followed Him.  He had no Read More »

God’s Heart

Gods-Word-is-love-never-fails-400x272We may not think of God having a heart like we do, but the Bible tells us He does.  Just as we feel things deeply in our heart, so does God.  After the creation we see that His heart was troubled with regret.

“The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.  The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart Read More »

Rend Your Heart

Joe2.12” ‘Even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’  Rend your heart and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.” (Joel 2:12-13)

This is a clarion call from Father God to all believers to return to the Lord with all your heart.  This is not just for those who are held captive in the enemy’s snare or those who have been waylaid in this world’s Vanity Fair, nor even some who have surrendered to the temptress of self.  This is for each of us Read More »