Tag: hell

The Kingdom of Heaven

From that time Jesus began to preach saying, “Change the way you think because the divine reality is right here.” (LLT)

Heaven isn’t a place.  Heaven is a divine reality.  The kingdom of heaven isn’t a reward.  It is our true reality.  The kingdom of God isn’t a place we go when we die.  It is the substance of who we are.

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Bump in the road

Have you ever been so captivated by a novel that when you came to the end you didn’t want it to end?  Maybe you’ve read a book that “lingers” while you ponder some of the deeper meanings.  There is a deep stirring inside us we can’t explain and our words fall short of the emotions that…

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Why the cross? – part two

In the last post I talked about how Jesus “became our Sin” on the cross.  Hopefully I at least introduced a new way of seeing what “becoming our Sin” really means.  I tried to show how the power of Sin is the “Sin” that Paul is talking about.  This “Sin” is our lost identity, our…

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Upside down thinking

Jesus came to deal with and save us from our fallen nature.  Contrary to popular opinion that wasn’t an effort to make us feel more guilty about a bunch of behavioral and moral issues in our lives.  His purpose wasn’t to “bring to our attention” a more in-depth and higher fidelity understanding of the sin…

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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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Mess Makers – Unbelief

What has always been at the root of the demise of mankind is our fallen image of God. The knowledge of good and evil made us so self-aware and self-centered that we couldn’t look past our shame to embrace the beauty and love of God. Our obsession with self had created a void of identity. Our…

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Wrong Obsession

Why are we so obsessed with hell anyway? I believe our sin obsession is tied to our hell obsession. If we believe sinning puts us in hell, then we need to stop sinning or find some way to have our sins covered so we don’t go to hell. We need to make others afraid so…

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Binding and loosing what?

Jesus is the complete revelation of God the Father.  The Holy Spirit in us prepares us, teaches us and reveals to us the love of Jesus and in that we find the fullness of God.  Here is a really good passage: Eph 3:17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted…

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