It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

When we receive from God, either from our brethren or from the Spirit of God, it feels like robbery. We know that we do not deserve it. Sometimes we might feel ashamed, or maybe even a bit afraid when the Lord has given us more than we feel able to be faithful towards. I don’tContinue reading “It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom”

Thankful for Small Ministries

I want to offer some encouragement for small ministries. Whether you have a blog, some other form of online ministry, or a church, I know that being small can be discouraging at times. Yet, it is good. A lot can be accomplished from small ministry, and there are benefits for those who have them. IContinue reading “Thankful for Small Ministries”

Considering Proverbs 10:12

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. When we are full of hatred we will fight one another. Without a doubt. Is this not the curse of Man? “He wounded me so I killed him.” From the jealousy of Cain onward to now, the hatred and envy of man leads to murder. WeContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:12”

The Spirit of God is Meekness…Not Weakness

Yesterday I wrote that Christians should not trust in “Egypt,” but in the Spirit of God. We should “wait on Him.” Waiting on the Lord, Jesus means that we serve Him. In order to serve Jesus, we need to know who He is. We need to have a relationship with Him. We need to beContinue reading “The Spirit of God is Meekness…Not Weakness”

Bruised Reeds and Smoking Flax

The mercy of the Lord, Jesus is an incredible thing. His patience. His compassion. His wisdom. He knows how to deal with the vulnerable. As it is written of Him, “a bruised reed shall he not break, and a smoking flax shall he not quench.” When we are barely hanging on to the faith, HeContinue reading “Bruised Reeds and Smoking Flax”

Delivered to Satan

You might be familiar with the time Paul the apostle wrote about delivering someone to Satan. If not, you can look it up. This is something I believed to be warranted when Christians abuse the written word of God and the blood of Jesus who is the Word of God. When we knowingly misuse theContinue reading “Delivered to Satan”

Tempted

I think “the flood” might be coming soon, as we see in Revelation 12. I don’t think this is an actual flood of water. I’m not certain what form the flood will take, but I do know that Jesus is the one who will protect us from it. We cannot deny Him, but we willContinue reading “Tempted”

Considering Proverbs 10:10

10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. What does the first part of this proverb mean? At first, this seems like a negative statement. Maybe it is, but it seems like the Proverbs provide contrasting statements, with one half of the proverb indicating a positive attribute and theContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:10”

Feeling Torn

As a Christian, I know that we should be “simplie concerning evil.” However, being “wise in well doing” does not always come so easy. I’m torn. It’s getting late in the day today–and maybe getting late in the day in another sense–in which time is running out–and I need to know what I should do.Continue reading “Feeling Torn”

Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant (Part 2)

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Fear and unbelief might not seem like such a big deal, but it can be. We all haveContinue reading “Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant (Part 2)”