Nov 28, 2017

Derailed Prayer

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Prayer running on the rails of selfish-asking is a train to nowhere.  Prayers motivated by greed get nowhere with our generous Father and His sacrificial Son.  Prayer running on a rail of selfishness is not really on rail but in a quagmire.  This praying does not yet have the words of its Lord abiding in

Nov 4, 2017

Facilitate The Spirit 

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As surely as we can quench the Spirit (I Thessalonians 5:19), we can facilitate His work by stirring up the gift that is in us.  To quench the Spirit is to put out the fire; to facilitate is to rekindle the fire.  As surely as we can grieve (sadden or hurt) the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30),

Oct 11, 2017

Four Offices of Jesus

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Jesus is Rabbi, Prophet, Priest and King.  Nicodemus said, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God” (Jn 3:2).  He was the promised Prophet (Dt 18:18); He was a “Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people” (Lu 24:19).  He is our great High Priest (Heb 7-10).  He

May 25, 2017

Richer Than We Know

By |May 25, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, God's Word, Guidance, Hope, Intercession, Life, Light, Love, Peace, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

The Book teaches, if we will listen!  The Spirit guides, if we will follow.  The Father loves, if we can grasp it.  The Son is interceding for us, if we can appreciate it.  The Bread of Heaven and the Water of Life sustains us.  The Light of the World enables us to see.  The peace

Apr 14, 2017

Atonement (2)

By |Apr 14, 2017|Atonement, Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Father, Holy Week, Incarnation, Intercession, Mercy, Resurrection, Salvation|0 Comments

Atonement means at-one-ment.  Atonement restricted only to the cross always leads us astray with inadequate plans of salvation.  The atonement starts in the incarnation and includes the life He lived, the death He died, the burial He underwent, the resurrection He experienced, the ascension back to the Father, His enthronement in heaven at the right

Apr 3, 2017

The Understanding Priest

By |Apr 3, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Intercession, Lent, Prayer, Temptations|0 Comments

Jesus is our Great High Priest, ever able to intercede for us.  He knows our limitations.  He was tempted like we are tempted (Heb 4:15).  He was hurt like we hurt.  He was forsaken, mistreated, lied about, and rejected.  He has pity on us.  He stoops to our weakness because He lived His life in

Jan 12, 2017

Prayer For Enemies

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What does it mean to pray for our enemies?  It is to wish them no ill, and it expresses a desire for blessings on their lives.  It is that all enmity be eliminated from our attitudes, making sure no hate toward them is allowed to creep into our minds.  It is to radiate positive vibes,

Dec 22, 2016

Prayer And Relationships

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Saying negative things about the people you are praying for is praying in unbelief.  Are you not to pray for all people?  If you are praying for them, then you are holding them up to your Father.  It is hard to speak ill of someone for whom you are praying.  True intercessors have let go

Sep 13, 2016

Confessing Mistakes And Shortcoming

By |Sep 13, 2016|Christ, Confession, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Intercession, Love, Prayer|0 Comments

Some of us grew up thinking that we only confess willful sin, since other “so-called sins” were unintentional.  One thing that should change our mind on this is the OT itself.  There were no sacrifices in the OT for willful sin, only unintentional sin.  These were the ones that when one discovered later, through reflection

Sep 8, 2016

Grace For You

By |Sep 8, 2016|Atonement, Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Grace, Intercession, Prayer|0 Comments

My friend Paulette Woods said recently, “Nothing is more defeating than mean self-talk.”  How right she is!  Beat up on yourself and you will spend the rest of your day bruised and discouraged.  The cure for this is to give yourself grace.  In fact, it would be better said theologically, receive for yourself the grace