Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Continuing on looking at Ephesians 2 we see Paul repeating what he mentioned in verse 5- ‘we are saved by grace.’ Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Eph 2:9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. NKJV
Are you one who has been plagued by despair and hopelessness, by self loathing and wanting to die? Know that you are not alone. No one understands what you are going through do they? That’s not true.
In the last post on this topic I looked at the change of ownership that has happened inside of the believer so that we are turned right way up no longer serving the lusts of the flesh. I looked at Eph 2:1-6. I want to look at the […]
Rejoice for He is risen and you are risen in Him. Together you are seated in Victory having had your heart turned away from the flesh and now beholding the Lord Who is the Spirit dwelling with your spirit.
Jesus is the Door to a new life- a life lived in Him.
20. Closing the Door Summary of message. I, Daniel Yordy, put off the old man daily. I close the door to sin every moment. I put to death every deed of my body. I make no provision for the flesh. I do not yield my members to sin. I put on the Lord Jesus Christ.
For hundreds of years after Jesus returned to the heavens the Gospel message was that Jesus died for ALL people to save ALL people in the end. It was only after Augustine, who admitted he knew nothing of the Greek language that Scripture was written in, that the […]
I recently posted on facebook a statement from Paul the Apostle of faith… Here is simple question for Bible believing people: How many people were made sinners through Adam ’s sin? Was it some people or all people? Romans 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the […]
For those who have felt the paralysing effect shame has upon the soul I offer this post. The son of Jonathan was Mephibosheth the grandson of King Saul who had tried for years to kill David. Mephibosheth means ‘Dispeller of Shame’. Not only does this boy’s name cover him […]
Why the Deer? While in a time of prayer on the 5th January 2016 the Lord revealed to me that I am descended from the tribe of Naphtali. Whether God means that I am physically descended or He is using it as some spiritual metaphor so that I […]
Morning and Evening Israel were to offer a burnt offering to the LORD. The Burnt offering rises as a soothing aroma to the LORD. It speaks of the righteousness and perfection of Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus was crucified at 9am, the time of the morning burnt offering and He died at 3pm as the evening burnt
Our lives can sometimes seem to swing so far from the centre that we get terrified and lose all hope of finding our way back again. We are all different and I don’t pretend to know why other people swing out wide on their particular journey. But I believe that God has all of our ups and downs in Him
It is the Accusers job to accuse us- It is up to us to refuse to agree with him. The most ferocious battle you will ever encounter I believe, is against the “Accuser of the brethren”. “…for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them […]
As we grow in Christ we are learning to walk by faith and to not be entangled again in the bondage of the Law. In the early days of the Church of Jesus Christ there were some believers who were being circumcised in order to be justified before […]
Any farmer knows that if he is to plant fruit trees, he needs to nurture them until they get established, otherwise they will not survive the harsh cold of winter, or the burning heat of summer. 2Co 1:21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,nkjv Our Father
We are living in dangerous times and the message of doom is always preached to us by the world. Impending disasters and wars, diseases, economic collapse, persecution, cataclysmic weather events and seismic events all threaten us. In Bible days the young Church faced the same kinds of pressures and threats as we do today.
Col 2:6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, Col 2:7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. NKJV I want to ask- HOW did you receive Christ Jesus your Lord? By Faith right?
If you are a Christian then you have most likely heard the question in the Title before. Whose report will you believe? It is taken from the story in Numbers 13 of the twelve spies Moses sent into Canaan to spy out the land. Ten of the twelve […]
I normally write from the perspective of oneness with Jesus Christ, in all that He is I am….however that is strong meat. God wants us to journey with Him in our understanding and faith. We are free to camp where we are,and not move at all though Father […]
We are all called to overcome even as Jesus overcame and sat down in triumph over His enemies. God in His loving wisdom has put us into a fight which is a fight of faith. The battle has of course been won already at the Cross…yet Jesus is […]
Almost every time you read eternal in most Bibles you are reading a translation error. Does that scare you? The Greek word aion means an age of time(not forever)…and it’s adjectives like aionios and aionian like all adjectives, describe the noun…they describe the age of time. The words […]
The word ”WORLD” appears 203 times in the KJV. The Greek word “Aion” means age or eon, yet the translators used world. This has caused needless confusion!! Time has a beginning and an end, and is broken up into different ages or aeons. Eternity is not about time. The […]
In God’s reality the tapestry is already complete, it only awaits fulfillment in time and space…in other words, our reality. Before the foundation of the world God saw all things and planned all things. He planned the beginning and the end. He planned everything! Now that is not […]
God is love. God is relational. He loves all people and shows no favouritism to anyone. God will save all mankind because all mankind are in need of a Savior! God loves all the peoples of the world. At least the God I am starting to know does. […]
It’s the blood of Christ that answers every accusation against us. It more than answers the accusatory voice…it smashes it into submission. Every accusation of the Law that was contrary to us, that was against us, accusing us of failure in the sight of God has been quashed. […]
Why don’t Christians believe that God will save all people? There is not a simple answer to this question. I was not a believer in this wonderful reality until December 4th 2011, before that I believed that God would only succeed in saving a small percentage of people…those […]
Posted on August 30, 2012 “1Th 2:3 For our appeal to you does not spring from deceit, impure motives, or trickery. 1Th 2:4 Rather, because we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, we speak as we do, not trying to please people but […]
In the beginning God….In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God, he was in the beginning with God, all things were created through/by him…. I have in my spirit many things that seem to be bursting to come forth, […]
Nations may rise and nations may fall, but the Lord endures forever. all the glory of man’s achievements, all the military might and weaponry, all the propaganda machinery, all the scheming , conniving, sabre rattling….it shall all fade away like the smoke…it shall all vanish away like a […]
Many in the church system think that God wants everyone to be a preacher or teacher or pastor and go to church regularly, not missing a meeting etc etc. Churchianity burns people out until they finally start to get real about their faith. I am not an advocate […]
A revealing word study – DRAW. By Dennis Rhodes 26/1/12 A simple word study into the english word translated as Draw, Drew, Dragged etc in the New Testament will give a clear picture of whether God is able to save All men or not. The common objection to […]
I share this very private testimony about my desperate struggles in the hope it may bless someone. I wrote it 1 Dec 2011…3 days later I discovered a truth about God that had been hidden from me all my life…. I am still writing about that truth today. […]
I offer this unedited evangelism trip to India as a testimony to God’s glory. As you will see, I am not perfect, far from it! But God will use whatever we offer Him if our heart is in the right place. My host was Sam(below) and Rebecca. 25 […]
How did it come about that a married man in his forties with 3 children under 10 years of age would go to Uganda for 18 days to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ? In 1989, in Perth Western Australia, I drove up into the hills behind the […]
In 1998 my wife and I returned from living in Israel for 6 months at the Mount Zion Fellowship which was founded by Sister Ruth Heflin and Irene Bredlow and some other sisters. We were there from June to December participating in the daily prayer meetings and serving […]