Christian Victory

We have an enemy whose purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. He is an enemy with limitations and boundaries that he isn’t able to cross. Our enemy knows our weak points and he tries to capitalize on those. Paul tells us that we can’t give any ground to Satan, when we do we give […]

Avoiding the Trap of Balaam

Numbers 24:10-14, Revelation 2, Peter 2:15 We are being affected today. We are witnessing an unprecedented acceptance of God’s word to turn around and negate his message. Genesis 3:1 – The devil brings a question into the mind of Eve, “hath God said?” This isn’t something new that has come into existence recently, this is […]

The Stunted Christian

Babies are cute. They are sweet. They are helpless. Perhaps God made them that way so that we would take care of them even though at times they are a bit of a chore to take care of. While it is incredibly amazing to watch a child develop and grow. It is very painful for a parent to watch their child grow and realize that they are not growing and developing as they should. Time does not bring maturity automatically in the Christian life. Are you still as you were when you became a Christian…

When They Knew God

“When they knew God.” In that chapter there is a progression downward of ungodly people. When they knew God, they didn’t follow him or worship him, they grabbed at their own wisdom instead of God’s wisdom. They worshiped idols. “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you.” God is offering you abundance. The isn’t just a wish or wishful thinking on the part of Peter, rather it is the desire of a loving heavenly Father. We need to have a foundation. A place to start from. Peter begins by…

Spiritual Stairways

Jacob in his dream saw a ladder/stairway, on the ladder where angels going up and down. God was at the top of the ladder and he spoke a blessing and encouragement on Jacob. Spiritual progress for us here on earth is usually in “steps” as well. The angels on the ladder didn’t make great leaps from earth to heaven. Instead they made a bunch of smaller steps… steps that led them up and down the ladder. “When they knew God.” Everyone of us has a start…

Jesus – The Same Today and Forever

There are a lot of things that change, but Jesus never changes. He is rock solid. This doesn’t mean that he doesn’t move. Jesus is always at work and moving among and within those who are his. We will all face death. Death is a huge change. If we know Jesus it is a great change. If we do not know Jesus it is a really bad change. Niagara falls is considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the world.

Personal Authority in Christ

When Christ talked people listened. Jesus taught as one having authority. We need to keep in mind that our kingdom is not of this world. Our king commands, based on this truth, that we not fight. Instead of fighting authority we are told that we should obey authority and respect those in authority and pray for them. There will be times when…

Living in Bondage and Finding Victory

When we come from the outside to the inside of the kingdom of God that is only the beginning. The world around us, the temptations, the struggles, they are all still very much a part of our lives. Even people who are in the kingdom of God struggle. There is some debate around holiness and how “free from sin” God…