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Apr 7, 2017

Fed By A Widow

By |Apr 7, 2017|Deliverance, Devotionals, Encouragement, Faith, God's Word, Trials, Trust|0 Comments

What kind of faith does it take for a widow, with her only son, at the bottom of her resources, in the midst of a true famine and then to obey the call to feed a hungry prophet?  What kind of faith does it require to divide your last meal?  Can God provide out of

Mar 11, 2017

Confronting Demonic Power

By |Mar 11, 2017|Christ, Deliverance, Devotionals, Lent|0 Comments

Early on in Jesus’ ministry He took on demonic powers.  He cast out many demons (Mark 1:34).  On the cross, the heel of the Son was firmly placed on the head of the serpent (Gen 3:15).  “When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them

Jan 15, 2017

The Obedience Of Faith.

By |Jan 15, 2017|Christ, Deliverance, Devotionals, Faith, Obedience|1 Comment

We are called to belong to Jesus Messiah by faith and obedience.  Faith without obedience is wishful thinking.  Obedience without faith is presumption.  This calling is open to all people.  It is a call to be saints.  Saints are not marked by faith OR obedience but faith AND obedience.  These two must never be divided.
“Jesus

Nov 14, 2016

Our Inner Space

By |Nov 14, 2016|Christ, Cleansed, Deliverance, Devotionals|0 Comments

Jesus has come to clean up our inner space, to change us from the inside out.  He warned that if the house is swept clean of a demon, and nothing fills that empty space, then that demon comes back with seven more.  Aristotle said, “Nature abhors a vacuum.”  The secret of life is to be

Sep 23, 2016

Un-Forecast Storms

By |Sep 23, 2016|Christ, Deliverance, Devotionals, Encouragement, Trials|0 Comments

We usually have found that the greatest of life’s storms were not in the forecast.  Crisis and chaos may come to us like an un-forecast tornado.  It leaves us “torn up” with our lives left in disarray.  The things that have been the normal pieces of our life are scattered about like so much storm

Aug 5, 2016

Christ And Your Furnace

By |Aug 5, 2016|Christ, Deliverance, Devotionals, Encouragement, Suffering, Trials|0 Comments

Nebuchadnezzar cast the three Hebrews into the super-hot furnace.  To his astonishment, he saw them walking around in the fire, plus there was a fourth man.  When you end up in a furnace, alway remember the One who is with you.  The God of Jews and Christians does not sit passively by as humans suffer. 

Jul 3, 2016

Being Set Free

By |Jul 3, 2016|Christ, Compassion, Cross, Deliverance, Devotionals, Freedom, Grace, Humility, Love, Surrender|1 Comment

True Christianity is not binding but liberating.  Legalism binds.  Love sets free.  Even surrender to the cross sets us free.  Christ did not come to bring us a new religion, more rigid than the ones that preceded it.  He came to give freedom through love and grace.  He welcomed those who, before, had been unwelcome. 

Jun 12, 2016

Let Light Arise

By |Jun 12, 2016|Compassion, Deliverance, Devotionals, Encouragement, Light, Trust|0 Comments

“Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous” Psalm 112:4 (NASB).  Darkness can come and settle on our souls, leaving us unable to move, because we do not know which way to step.  Sometimes the darkness is so powerful that it seems to be in us and not

Jun 7, 2016

Joy And Devotion

By |Jun 7, 2016|Christ, Deliverance, Joy|0 Comments

True devotion should have joy in it.  There is nothing more pathetic than those whose religion is without joy.  Piety without joy can be legalism or self-worship.  Such persons are captives of a toxic faith.  They are slaves to forms that have, long since, lost meaning.  If we love the Lord, it is a joy

Jun 5, 2016

Prayer Matters

By |Jun 5, 2016|Deliverance, Devotionals, Prayer, Providence, Repentance|0 Comments

Some do not pray, because their experiences, shaped by a particular view of God, say that pray does not help.  In this view of God, every detail is already willed, decreed and predetermined.  There is another view of God that sees God and humans joined in partnership, in which God commits Himself to work with