Transformation

Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading Transformation

Testing Every Influence

1 John 4:1 ESV “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” So, what is meant here by the word “spirit”? It literally means Spirit, spirit, wind or breath. And, the reason we must test these … Continue reading Testing Every Influence

Testing the Spirits

I John 4:1-3 ESV Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and … Continue reading Testing the Spirits

Telling the Truth

A Partial Allegory 1 Timothy 2:1-7 ESV First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing … Continue reading Telling the Truth

Daily

I woke up a little after midnight after having only had about an hour of sleep. The song “Full Release” was playing in my mind, so I read the lyrics. The word that stood out to me in each stanza was the word “daily.” From that I sensed the Lord wanted me to write on … Continue reading Daily

Spirits

1 John 4:1-3 ESV Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and … Continue reading Spirits

Love and Acknowledge

What does it mean to acknowledge someone? Can this be merely intellectual or emotional recognition? Can this be merely verbal confession? Does any of that count as true (complete) acknowledgment? What does it mean to love people as Christ loved us - with God-like love? Can we love people and not feel love for them? … Continue reading Love and Acknowledge