Col 2:20-23 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
No more fitting passage of scripture could be considered for our day…Continue
The response of Jesus has been in my mind for some time. He was the King of the Jews, however, the Jews must receive Him as the Son of God before He could be their King. We know from John 1:11-12 that He came unto His own and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him to them gave He power to become the sons of God.
Our identity is basically threefold. What we say we are, is one identity. What God says we are, is another identity. What others say we are, is yet…Continue
While in prayer this morning the Lord spoke some things to me. When the Lord speaks to me normally it begins a process through which everything fits into the spectrum of what He has said to me. One of the things that God told me was to stop avoiding the unavoidable.
There are many things that we are told in the bible to shun, escape, or flee from. We are told in 2 Timothy 2:16 to shun profane and vain babblings. 2 Timothy 2:22 says, to flee from youthful lusts. 1 Corinthians…Continue
The parallel between Elijah and John the Baptist in Matthew 11 brings to us principles that can bring understanding to the transition that I believe is occurring today. Elijah was a prophet who suffered under the government of King Ahab. John the Baptist preached a message of repentance and the government of that day under Herod jailed him and killed him. We cannot ignore the fact that the governments of this day would love nothing more than to destroy the message of the bible. In…Continue