Humility, Confidence, Grace

Grace should cause us to be both humble and yet confident.  When we understand grace empowers us to do the things we cannot do in our own strength, we will not be confident in ourselves.  It will, however, cause us to be confident in Him Who lives in us.  We cannot afford to become haughty…

Eradicating Jealousy and Envy

We all know that jealousy and envy should have no part in our lives, along with the Church as a whole.  Yet, they seem to have a gained a foothold individually and collectively.  In order for them to be removed from the Body of Christ, they must be dealt with on the individual level.  One…

Experience and Faith

As long as someone puts his experience above the Word of God, he will fail to experience faith the way God intended. If you believe your own experience supersedes Scripture, you will make His Word void in your life.  By contradicting what God has said, you call Him a liar.  If you’ve lived in the…

Defining the End Times

Everyone has some view of the end times.  While there may be merits to those views, some have actually hindered the Gospel and interfered with personal growth.  It is important to allow God to define everything that pertains to them, including the whens.  We don’t stop doing what Jesus commanded us to do just because some things…

Freedom of the Spirit?

Some cry out for the freedom of the Spirit to prevail in the churches; nevertheless, they themselves do not give Him the freedom to reign in their hearts.  They want to churches operate the way they interpret “freedom of the Spirit.”  Essentially, they’re saying, “I want the churches to accommodate me.”  That’s not to say…

Hope and Intimacy

Overwhelming evidence not only shows the existence of God, but His great love toward mankind.  Nonetheless, a large number of people are willingly ignorant, which is beyond mere ignorance of the truth.  It’s one thing to be naïve and lack understanding.  It is quite another when one makes the decision to never acquire knowledge and…

Emotionalism

Some have confused emotionalism with spirituality.  They’ve learned to filter their experiences through their emotions, because they serve them instead of the other way around. Emotions were designed to serve us, and when they take a position they’re not supposed to have in a person’s life, they wreak havoc.  They have a way of distorting…

Repentance from Division

I felt like the Lord dropped the following Word in my heart to share with you. 07/31/2016 Sunday; 12:43 PM I am calling My people to repent of their divisions and join the unity of the Spirit.  It is high time to allow My Spirit to unify the Body.  Stop trying to unify by your…

Life Filters

We all know that the decisions and choices we make affect our future.  That being said, what you decide to believe affects your future as well.  Your worldview influences your thought process, which in turn, influences the way you make decisions and choices, which includes the way you believe.  What filters do you use as…

Successful Faith

God’s love is more vital to faith than many realize.  Without it, walking by true faith is impossible.  Even Scripture makes it clear: For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love (Galatians 5:6).  Why is love so important?  Obviously, our primary motivation behind anything we do should be…