Forgive me if you can for making this claim: a Christian is a different kind of creature from the rest of the world. I’m not saying we’re better because we’re not. We have, however, been reborn and transmuted from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God. That makes us an entirely new creation and places us firmly in a system that is vastly different than the systems of the world.
I can guess what you might be thinking right now, “So how come so many Christians live the same kind of lives as the rest of the world? How come so many Christians are hateful, vengeful, envious, lustful, and suffer the same calamities as the rest of the world?” . . . Continue reading
May 25, 2012 | Categories: Authority of the Believer, Christian Living, God's Vision of You, Power of Jesus Christ, Spiritual Warfare, Supernatural lifestyle, Victorious Living, Your Identity in the Kingdom, Your Vision - Series | Tags: christianity, encouragement, healing, inspirational, Jesus, philosophy, Power of Jesus Christ, religion, spiritual warfare, Spirituality, supernatural, theology | 5 Comments
You are hereby accused of . . . gossiping, lying, hating your brother, lusting, envy . . .and then there are all of the really terrible things you’ve done. The devil has carefully observed your acts and has dutifully recorded them in a book of charges against you. Every single indiscretion results in one more indictment. And now satan stands accusing you before the Father.
Sin is a terrible, destructive, and deadly act. It gives the devil the opportunity to move against you, bringing a full array of penalties, curses, and perhaps, even death.
If that were not enough, you have another adversary. The world in general is against you—it may even hate you. It doesn’t care if you make it or not—you’re just one more sorry sap among the billions of people taking up space, needing services at someone else’s expense, polluting “mother earth,” voting for the wrong guy/party/cause/initiative, and further burdening the overstretched health care system. The world is randomly unfair. It will “randomly” choose some to succeed and prosper, and others to suffer unimaginable destruction. Almost all will agonize a little under the world system, even if it’s “just” high blood pressure, allergies, addictions, financial troubles, legal entanglements, and numerous estranged relationships.
Who can possibly help your plight? Who can stand before God and cancel the penalties you should be paying for your corrupt ways? Who can be your trusted deliverer guiding you out of the worldly mess you’ve made for yourself? Who can free you from your sicknesses, diseases, poverty, lack, and oppression? . . . Continue reading
May 16, 2012 | Categories: Abundance, Authority of the Believer, Christian Living, God's Vision of You, Supernatural lifestyle, Victorious Living, Your Identity in the Kingdom, Your Vision - Series | Tags: abundance, authority, christianity, deliverance, encouragement, healing, inspirational, Jesus, philosophy, Power of Jesus Christ, religion, Spirituality, theology | 1 Comment
We sometimes wonder where God is in our time of trouble. We tend to look at the circumstances as they appear to our worldly eyes instead of what the word of God says they really are. We take a negative view of those circumstances and see them as proof that God is off somewhere else, probably ministering to Benny Hinn or Joel Osteen. But God has promised He’ll never leave nor forsake us but deliver us out of defeat. He’s done it four countless others and He will do it for you because He’s no respecter of persons. What He will do for one, He will do for the other. He will dwell on the inside of any person who seeks Him by the presence of the Holy Spirit.
He doesn’t want you to see your circumstance the way it is. He wants you to look at it through His covenant promises of joy, peace, health, wholeness, blessings, and abundance. Where do we find the truth about our circumstance? We go to the Word and find out what God really wants for our lives. . . . Continue reading
December 6, 2011 | Categories: Abundance, Authority of the Believer, Healing, Overcoming, Power of Jesus Christ, Spiritual Warfare, The devil, The Power of Your Words, Victorious Living, Wholeness | Tags: abundance, authority, christianity, encouragement, hope, inspirational, Jesus, overcoming, philosophy, Power of Jesus Christ, religion, spiritual warfare, Spirituality, theology, wholeness | 5 Comments