By Faith

The Sin of Dominionists

Just as Moses was delayed from coming back down the mountain, the people fell back into the idolatry they were just delivered from in Egypt (Exodus 32)…After all they did not know how long he would be on the mountain, 40 days seemed like an eternity and they lost patience. Likewise in the last days […]

Tossed About Because of the Heresies and False Doctrines

Recently, ‘tossed about’ could be said to fit my own general mood. Or perhaps over-loaded is a better descriptive term. The author of all deception has his sights set on accomplishing one of two things; either trapping the saints within the tangled web of false doctrines and heretic beliefs, or wearing us out by the […]

Thoughts from Spurgeon on the New Year

Excerpts from Sermon for the New Year delivered on Thursday Evening, January 1st, 1885, by C. H. Spurgeon, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington; “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.”—Revelation 21:5. HOW PLEASED WE ARE with that which is new! Our children’s eyes sparkle when we talk of […]

The Times Are Out of Joint

We are getting into the condition into which Germany fell not long ago. To this day, when talking with a German who is about joining our church, I usually find that he has lived in a country town. The devout German villager still attends public worship, but in the large towns a practical atheism is […]

THE BETTER LAND

This blessed me. My hope is these few excerpts encourage you also…. James Smith (1802—1862) – The Better Land THE BORDER LAND “The time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of […]

Oswald Chambers: Faith— Not Emotion

We walk by faith, not by sight —2 Corinthians 5:7 For a while, we are fully aware of God’s concern for us. But then, when God begins to use us in His work, we begin to take on a pitiful look and talk only of our trials and difficulties. And all the while God is […]

Oswald Chambers: Gracious Uncertainty

. . . it has not yet been revealed what we shall be . . . —1 John 3:2 Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is […]

“It is I; do not be afraid”

Imagine yourself threading your way along a most difficult and perilous path, every step of which is attended with pain and jeopardy, and is taken with hesitancy and doubt. Unknown to you and unseen, there is one hovering each moment around you, checking each false step, and guiding each doubtful one; soothing each sorrow, and […]

PROPHECY UNVEILED – Part one

Messianic Good News has began a new prophecy series which I’m looking forward to. Their studies have been a blessing to me for years. The three part series is titled, PROPHECY UNVEILED: A simple outline of prophecy as it has unfolded to bring about God’s plan of redemption, with the emphasis on Christ as the […]

Letters to the Aged

I loved this. LETTERS TO THE AGED by Archibald Alexander (1722-1851) Grace Gems The autumn of our life has actually arrived. The scenes of our youth have fled forever; and the feelings and hopes of that period have passed away also, or are greatly changed. When we take a retrospect of the past, several weighty […]

Moving on by Faith

Lee Grady has written a good little commentary this week. Reading it reminded me of a message posted in the spring of 2007, When the Brook Dries Up, its Not always Bad. Through-out our spiritual journey we may find ourselves being led to change course a few times. It could be concerning ministry, career, or […]

Building Faith: A Personal Testimony

Thank you Recogniser of Truth for sharing this wonderful testimony. God bless you sister. May it be used by the Holy Spirit to enrich and build up the faith in someone today… “God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 Some years ago I […]

Haiti earthquake: Hymns and Hope on a Sunday

From impromptu services held in streets outside damaged houses of worship to the hymns that can be heard resonating throughout the city, Haitians have come out on Sunday seeking strength as they look to recover and reconstruct everything that they have lost. The main cathedral in Port-au-Prince is completely destroyed. There is no roof. The […]

Set Thee Up Waymarks…

The small devotional message below by Charles Philpot (1802-1869), was such a blessing to me tonight. I found myself sitting in silent contemplation today thinking back on the early days of my salvation, remembering the ‘newness’ of my faith. The days before doubt and unbelief became a constant enemy which had to be battled diligently. […]

Angels can’t fly, says study

Ahaha! These studies and so-called experts on biblical matters crack me up… A study by the Pew Forum on Religious and Public Life found that 68 per cent of 36,000 adults think angels and demons are at work in the world, but, according to a new academic paper, there is a major flaw. Angels can’t […]

Be thankful in this moment

This was in a local Cincinnati publication (the Examiner).  I liked it so much I wanted to share it. Be thankful in this moment; keeping your eye on the goal In a Dear Abby column years ago, Jason Lehman wrote the following poem: It was spring…but it was summer I wanted, the warm days, and […]

God’s Chosen People – Part 3

Part (1) – Part (2) The New Testament makes it plain that in God’s eyes, Abraham had two very different kinds of descendants. Some were children of promise, chosen of God, whereas others were children of the devil and of the synagogue of Satan. It is only when we view the Old Testament history of […]

Don’t be Afraid of Failure

Yesterday I found a comment waiting for me under a recent post with a sincere request not to post it. When I received the latest David Wilkerson devotional tonight, I immediately thought of this person, so this is for you my new friend. My prayer is that you will find encouragement somewhere in these words. […]

The Gift of Desperation

This story of one man’s deliverance from addiction blessed me. Though it wasn’t deliverance from addiction I was seeking but an answer to prayer, I totally understood this man when he said: “God blessed me with the gift of desperation,” Walker said. “At that point, if God had told me I needed to stand on […]

These all died in faith..

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel […]

Hi, I’m Brent. And I am a recovering legalist

This is a great article at Sharper Iron, Confessions of a Recovering Legalist quote.. I grew up in a Christian home, had parents who loved me and loved God. I went to church every Sunday, learned all the stories, gave my offerings—even went off to a Christian college. And I loved God—and I still do. […]

She’s Dying

I want to share a link sent out by Desiring God blog this evening. She’s Dying Rachel Barkley is a 37 year-old wife and mother of two who is dying of cancer. She only has weeks to live…On March 4, she addressed 600 women and in 55 minutes delivered one of the most God-centered, honest, […]

A Stranger and a Pilgrim

“The man who has passed on into the divine Presence in actual inner experience will not find many who understand him. A certain amount of social fellowship will of course be his as he mingles with religious persons in regular activities of the church, but true spiritual fellowship will be hard to find. But he […]

What IS Christianity?

The answer to that question should be easily answered by all Christians, wouldn’t you think? But its not always the case. Today, particularly in the US, if the question is asked among a group professing to be Christians, its not surprising to hear any number of definitions. Many of them quite complicated.. Most if not […]

Christians in a Globalized World; Performance Based Christianity

SEE previous installments: (1) Saints in Rome. – (2) The Just Shall Live By Faith. –  (3) God’s Wrath on Rome. – (4) Moral Duplicity in Rome. – (5) Spiritual Disparity in Rome (6) -Christians in a Globalized World; Performance Based Christianity By Kato Mivule Romans 3:1-18 The Roman society was a performance driven society, […]

The True Glory of God, When Heaven Touches Earth

This evening I was reading one of my favorite chapters in the old testament, 2 Chronicles 5, and once again found myself in awe.  Each time I read it, it never fails to stun me anew that this same power recorded in this chapter, is the same power that lives within me, you, and all […]

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