The Trials of an Unrenewed Mind

Why don’t you have a more intimate relationship with God? Why don’t you walk in all the love and power that you desire to walk in? Why do you struggle with anger and impatience? And how come you haven’t kicked that terrible habit yet? Now if you are not born of God, the answer to this question is significantly different. If you are a Christian however, there is only one reason…

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Love Perfected…

WHAT IF WE WERE SO COMPLETELY SWALLOWED UP IN THE LIFE AND LOVE OF GOD THAT WE CEASED TO EXIST? WHAT WOULD OUR RELATIONSHIPS LOOK LIKE IF WE WERE IN THEM TO SERVE AND NOT TO GET OUR NEEDS MET? WHAT WOULD LIFE LOOK LIKE IF WE OWED NO ONE ANYTHING EXCEPT THE DEBT OF LOVE?

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Would I go to Hell?

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If I died in the middle of committing a sin, would I go to hell?

Recently, this came up again in a conversation about sin and righteousness. All my life, I have heard this question asked in one form or another. I can even remember a time when I was the one doing the asking and anxiety that I felt about the possibility of missing heaven in this way. Now, when I look back to that time in my life, I know that there was a lot about a relationship with God that I did not understand. (more…)

Revelation Knowledge

One of the most needed things among the body of Christ today is revelation knowledge of the Word of God.To understand what revelation knowledge is and how to get it functional in your life, you have to know at least some of the basics about your spirit, soul, and body. Your spirit is the part of you that was changed at salvation. Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Your body and soul didn’t become totally new. They can be changed and renewed as you grow in the Lord, but that is a continuing process. The only part of you that is completely changed at salvation is your inner man or spirit.

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Doing the Word

Being Fruitful19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and RECEIVE WITH MEEKNESS THE IMPLANTED WORD, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOUR SOULS

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. (James 1:19-25) (more…)

Spoken For You

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1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (more…)

Growing UpGOD IS INTERESTED IN A LOT MORE THAN

JUST HAVING YOU FOLLOW A SET OF RULES

HIS PLAN IS FOR LOVING AND GENUINE RELATIONSHIP,

AUTHORITY & RESPONSIBILITY

I have been to many hair dressers in this city and what all my favourite places have in common is a person who takes the time to explain to me what they are doing with my hair as they do it. Instead of just telling me to sit on this chair or face this way, or putting things that I don’t understand in my hair; they stop to explain that they are going to wash my hair, put this conditioner in or even just explain that we need to change location for whatever reason. I feel a lot more confident, when I understand the reason for their actions. On the other hand, I get uncomfortable when the hairdresser treats me like a child and won’t explain what they are doing. It’s the same feeling I get when I’m on a team where I’m expected to contribute to the goal but have no clear understanding of what the overall goal is. I second-guess every decision I make and I can’t confidently make suggestions or even supervise others because I don’t understand what we are working towards.

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