Tag: freedom

Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!

This month Alancetotheheart is two years old.  Wow what a journey it has been.  342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same.  That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the “great defender of God’s…

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Dogs and cages

Do you love dogs? (If you read the last post you probably think I have a zoo for a house or am trying to open a pet shop) I love dogs.  I think that their self-sacrificial love for us is astounding.  Sometimes you meet a dog that maybe doesn’t really like people but usually there…

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Elijah and the wrong spirit

In the last two posts I’ve talked about perspective and how I think we should approach the “shadows” of things to come: Col 2: 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ (ESV) Even the image of God, as portrayed in the Old Testament stories, is a shadow…

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It is time for freedom

Rom 3:20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. (ESVST) The law cannot make anyone right with God. We need to understand that He is right with us period. All he wants is our love. All he wants is…

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The Gifts of Mercy and Grace

You know the courtroom scene.  There is the criminal found guilty and the judge is about to pass judgement and sentence the guy for punishment.  Then the judge does a strange thing and says “you are free to go.”  Now this guy is guilty, really guilty.  He did rob the bank and shoot the teller and ……

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Hope deferred or assured?

We all have a fairness meter.  You know the thing that goes off when the villain or the oppressive establishment is in control and you cheer for justice.  Then our hero emerges from the impossible condition and rises in victory to save not only himself but everyone else.  Yay!  Isn’t that the backdrop of the…

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Freedom from Veils

I am reading a book by D.R. Silva called How to Overcome Sin: A Practical Guide to Freedom.  It is a must read and I highly recommend it.  Here is his web site if you want to read his posts (very good as well) http://saintsnotsinners.org/. In this book I saw something as I have never…

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Yielded to His Touch

Transformation begins with a rebirth at the cross but is matured in surrender. We are born again a new creation and are transformed into the image of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. The transformation happens primarily in the mind through our yielding to His way of thinking. We give ourselves as a…

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