Spiritual breakthroughs are not the product of random chance but deliberate preparation. When we get it this truth will change the way we approach faith. However, it is not automatic and comes as a product of spiritual maturity. With each insight we gain an increased sense that the Kingdom of God is not a pointless labyrinth of impossible mysteries, but a calculated system stemming from a wise and wonderful Father. Leave the world of chance!
Time to shift Church Doctrine?
It’s time that we change our ideas around Church Doctrine. Like many distortions we have allowed over time, it has become something God never intended it to be. Does this mean changing our essential beliefs? No, rather we need to update our definition of doctrine. What ought to be exciting and pulsating with life, has become drab and boring. It is time we shift Church Doctrine.Continue Reading
Stop Telling Me I’m Beautiful!
A recent article I read underscores a critical issue for anyone concerned with the Gospel. It hits a tone highlighting a need for each of us to reorient around Jesus and away from the ‘goodness of man’. In summary we could simply remind ourselves it is the ‘goodness of God’ which leads us to repentance and not the ‘goodness of man’.Continue Reading
Did you know God is the Author of Pain?
God is the author of pain though not necessarily the author of injury. Like the smoke alarm in your home, designed to awaken you with a measure of sonic violence, pain is our friend. It alerts us to peril. In this sense it serves the same purpose as God’s judgments. This is one of the reasons the scripture declares God’s judgments as righteous. They are crafted to awaken us to danger and exist, among other things, for our preservation. As such they are an expression of love!Continue Reading
Breaking Superstition will free you from Subversive Power
Superstition is everywhere. In fact it might even be in your life! It is one of those sinister forces affecting everyday aspects of our lives without our knowledge. Worse yet, superstition, is a type of faith. It is the primal way men and women begin to connect to the spirit realm without Christ and therefore must be eradicated. The Holy Spirit is intent on dismantling the subtle ways superstition affects you and your faith. Discovering where it hides is a significant first step in the journey.Continue Reading
The Artisan’s Touch
An artisan is a master craftsman whose sense of excellence is not even equaled by his skill. Besides teaching technique, the goal of the Artisan, is to impart to his apprentice a passion for a distinct quality of work. In a similar way, God is looking to impart to us His passion for excellence!