Could you?

I’ve been reading some stuff by Andrew Murray.  He was a powerful evangelist in the 1800s.  Most of his ministry was in South Africa. He was a contemporary of John G. Lake and Spurgeon.  This is a quote from his book titled “Experiencing the Holy Spirit.” “Man has two great enemies by whom the devil…

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Survival or surrender?

Here is a question.  As a born again believer what has passed away and what is new?  That’s right, all things.  What happened to your body of sin or old man?  That’s right again, it died.  Are you a slave to sin or righteousness?  You got it, righteousness.  How about your status, alive or dead?…

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Glory to Glory?

Think of someone you know doesn’t like you.  Of course everyone likes you since you are a child of God, so just imagine there is someone out there who doesn’t think highly of you, better?  Now you hear from your friends that this person said you were awesome.  What would you think?  Maybe something like…

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Wisdom from above

So I feel like I am on a theme here but that is just where we are.  God is amazing in His persistence and patience towards us.  He keeps revealing more and more of His nature.  As I have said in previous posts I believe the very foundation of His body, the church, is the revelation…

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Training and thinking

James 4:6-7 Expanded Bible (EXB)  6 But God gives us even more grace, as ·the Scripture [L it; orhe] says,  “God ·is against[opposes; resists] the proud,  but he gives grace to the humble [Prov. 3:34; 1 Pet. 5:5].”  7 So ·give yourselves completely [submit]to God. ·Stand against [Resist] the devil [1 Pet. 5:9], and the devil will ·run[flee] from you. So we are on vacation and spending some time with…

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Puffed up or edified?

God provided faith comes by hearing and accepting as we listen intently to the breathed utterance and loving narrative about Jesus (Rom 10:17 Lance Literal Translation). I’ve always been a left brain person. I love to figure things out. It is exciting when I have a thought or think about a problem differently and out…

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Jesus Glasses

I once heard a story about Honda glasses.  This guy wanted to buy a Honda car.  He didn’t know much about them but had done a lot of research, asked around and test drove a few Honda cars.  Before he began his quest, he didn’t really notice very many Honda’s on the road.  Now they…

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Rocks and sand

Do you ever wonder how something so simple can be so hard?  Why is it “believing what God has said” tend to be very place that we get stuck?  Don’t worry, you are in good company.  Peter had a tough time believing what God said.  Well in this case it was Jesus doing the talking,…

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Stop trying, really?

Let me ask you a question.  Are you willing to completely surrender?  I know that conceptually we are or already have.  How about this: are willing to “stop trying” even when you know there is a needed change?  Listen, we are all learning who we are in Jesus.  I am becoming more and more confident…

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Become like children

What do you think when you read a verse like this one: Matthew 18:3  (KJV)  3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. I know in my past I was “strongly encouraged” to REPENT!!! and be a…

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