Do you live in a “NOW” faith? Honestly, I am prone to living ‘unconscious’ to my faith more often than I want to admit. I’ve discovered a spiritual reality that I don’t like while it’s happening. Shaking, trials, temptations and tribulations awaken me again to my personal life of faith. After the awakening I am again acutely focused on the wonderful gift of faith that Jesus shares with all who would receive.…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 28, 2017 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Today is a fresh invitation to love. A love that awakens potential. A love that calls to love as he loves.
“If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating (not fully loving) his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a…
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 24, 2017 at 6:34pm — No Comments
Hebrews 11:1-10 KJV
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we…Continue
Added by Deborah Neiberger on February 23, 2017 at 4:59am — No Comments
Living beyond measure! It is our hope, purpose and destiny. Our norm in Jesus is measureless living. With blessings, giftedness, hope, joy, and peace without measure. All wrapped in a life of UN-measurable love!
Instead; do you catch yourself being guarded around 'certain' people? Imagining they will judge your reality by the smoke…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 14, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Ekklesia in History
In the 1600’s the early Quakers applied this format to their meetings (based on the practises of a group of dissenters called the ‘Westmoreland Seekers’). This started a spiritual awakening in England which spread all over the world. They met in silence and waited on the Lord - only speaking when prompted by the Holy Spirit. This carried on until the late 1900’s when they adopted a more traditional church format.
Then in the 18th Century the early Methodists…Continue
Added by Martyn & Linda Smith on February 13, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments
“What dynamic transforms us into the image of Christ? Is it through will power, looking at the law and being determined to never sin again? Is it through the power of shame and guilt that we are transformed?” (Pure Grace)
I think not! God forbid! May it never be! “I suggest that there is no other conclusion which can be drawn from those who teach versions of legalism? They say if you can make sin look grotesque enough, believers will stop sinning. How is that working for you? I have a…
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 12, 2017 at 1:20pm — No Comments
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 9, 2017 at 11:07am — No Comments
These are rife at the moment - accusations back and forth about who's done this, that or the other. What we're seeing as we look at church history is that there's been a different kind of conspiracy taking place and it goes right back to the Third Century when Constantine adopted Christianity as the state religion. By making it the state religion he imposed a structure on the church that it was never supposed to come under. He knew that he was never going to…Continue
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Added by James Ronald Ross on February 6, 2017 at 3:28pm — No Comments
What should a disciple look like? We know we’re all called to persevere, to continue in the word - all the important things Jesus said to his followers. But there seems to be one element that we ignore to our peril. In John 13, Jesus states in no uncertain terms what he’s looking for:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one…Continue
Added by Martyn & Linda Smith on February 6, 2017 at 2:54am — No Comments
Here it is. The two rivers prophecy.
Quitting is never an option! No, that doesn’t mean that you won’t feel like throwing in the towel. Neither are we (in our human frailty and issues) promised not to suffer. Scripture is where we must go to keep hope in perspective. The experience of Adam and Eve mirrors ours and provides the encouragement to keep moving forward into the arms of loving grace.
“The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and care for it. 16 But the LORD God gave him this warning: "You may…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 3, 2017 at 8:23am — No Comments
No matter what is happening in my reality; good, bad or otherwise-I am still falling in love with Jesus. My heart is His dwelling place and I pine for him daily! Never shall the scam of religion win my heart back. My romantic faith is what defines my life. The clutter, the dust, the dis-ease, the ambient noise is swallowed up in His love...it’s that simple! The question that remains:
Are you excited about living in the Divine Romance instead of living overwhelmed and distracted by…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 1, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments
"Only I can awaken your intimacy taste buds, to enjoy the feast of Me. To know Me well you must also first be confused by Me. What! That's not fair! Only in the mystery of suffering well, of not wasting your sorrows will you cease to try to fit Me into your understanding! As you continue to stand before Me in mystery you will; in time, rest in Me in the strong, sufficient arms of trust. Suffering without demanding an…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 1, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments