Adoption, Inheritance and Freedom

   But you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15).  With adoption comes the freedom to be the real you.  You were designed a specific way, which includes your God-given personality.  While in the world, your true personality was hidden or obstructed by sin.  The…

Sabotage and Adoption

Have you ever heard people say things like, “Two steps forward and one step back?”  Perhaps, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another?”  What about, “God must be punishing me for something I did?”  God is not doing the punishing as some might believe.  Sure, God does discipline those He loves, but that is so…

The Trinity (Part Three)

Holy Spirit is the Teacher Who brings revelation to the written and spoken word of God.  He does use the mechanics of grammar to bring insight.  More often than not, He opens our understanding by using small words (i.e. “of”; “in”; “by” and “through”).  Obviously, as already pointed out in the previous blog, plural forms…

The Trinity (Part Two)

Does the first verse of the entire Bible begin to reveal the mystery of the Trinity?  Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  It does, as well as the rest of chapter one.  As a dear brother pointed out, the word, “God” in the Hebrew (ELOHIYM or ELOHIM) is actually…

The Trinity (Part One)

God has revealed Himself to humanity.  He wants us to know Him as He really is and desires relationship with us.  But, do we want to know Him, or do we want to create an image of Him and call that image, “God?”  Do we merely want to reinforce what we think we know about…

A Better Resolution

A good many people will make some sort of New Year’s resolution to do better in some way.  In some cases, it may be to quit something bad for them.  A number of Christians will try to use January first as a watermark day in which they begin to pray more, read their Bible more…

Counsellors

The culmination of all the wisdom of every human being does not even come close to the wisdom of God.  And yet, some will seek advice from people before asking Him for wisdom.  Taking counsel from others can be a very good thing; unless, it excludes God.  It is one thing to go to God…