Reject the world’s thinking about getting older; with age comes increased significance and substance. With each season of our lives, God desires to sharpen our focus if we will answer His call to turn to whatever it is He is doing right now.
You and I are surrounded by phenomenal displays of God’s power, grace, and miraculous operations. Yet unbelief and thanklessness survive too easily. Don’t make the mistake of supposing yourself incapable of heart-hardness.
Becoming a “witness unto Jesus” is something I was privileged to observe in my parents. My mother, in particular, taught us wisdom in ways that shaped us throughout our lives. In this Mother’s Day tribute, I share three values instilled in me by my mother’s wisdom.
Are you ready for the Lord to do something new in your life? Something unexpected and out of the ordinary? The biblical story of Ruth shows us God’s ways with people who are just like us. When facing a crossroad, you and I must decide whether to stay with the status quo or, like Ruth, respond to God’s call to “a new time and place” and choose to follow Him.
Following a mandate from the Lord to go and pray in Israel, I led a group to build altars in the North, South, East, and West. The kingdom principles with which our team built and prayed over these altars of Truth, Life, Worship, and Praise in Israel apply to all of us.
“Kingdom Now,” “Demons and Deliverance,” “Prophets and Prophecy,” “Signs and Wonders,” “Confessing the Word,” “Healing and Prosperity” – these are just half a dozen of the emphases that sporadically ricochet through the charismatic movement. They delight proponents, dismay critics and provide fodder for innumerable questions and fiery postulations. But they also create serious concerns.
Have you ever anticipated a promise from the Lord, underwritten by His Word, but then found "there were Canaanites in the land?" Be encouraged to let your heart receive that promise and embrace wherever you are right now. When we celebrate communion, we are celebrating the grandest altar of all — the Cross of Calvary.
Father God’s love letter to us is ours to be received every day—in His Word. Like a valentine, God’s Word is addressed to us where we live—whatever our current state of difficulty or weakness—and comes with gifts of the Spirit and an inscription: He has adopted, accepted, and chosen each and every one of us.
God's initial plan was for men and women to be equal, and His redemptive process in Christ makes that possible. But the Church has often been guilty of sanctifying a chauvinistic system in which women are put in second place. Examining the Scriptures will help us to discover who we are in Christ. To that end, this article takes a thoughtful look at 1 Timothy 2:8-15.
Let's welcome the New Year by opening up to and expecting the promise of God's new tomorrow in our lives. He is ready to release the rivers of heaven and to renew your capacity to receive that new thing He wants to do in you.
I felt a tender tap on the shoulder by the Holy Spirit. A whisper. He seemed to speak quietly to me, nudging me to avert the danger of becoming so caught up in prayer warfare and faith's pursuits that I neglect simply "being with Jesus."
The Bible not only rejects but also condemns astrology. But the way to relate to a person involved in it is not to preach against their practice, but to show them the love of Jesus Christ.