Grace is freely received

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

Ages to come

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 […]

All means All

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 […]

Hannah Whitall Smith Testifies

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 […]

Let Jesus lift you up

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 […]

Lift up your burnt sacrifice

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

At your wits end?

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

A yoke of bondage

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 […]

Are you a “good” Christian

Are you a good Christian? What is a good Christian? Well most would say that a good Christian is someone whose life is patterned after Jesus Christ. They help the poor, they pray, they go to church regularly, they tithe to the Church, they give offerings to missions, they are good people. Is that it?

Established by the Gospel 2

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

Established by the Gospel

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.

Encouragement from Colossians

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?

Are we righteous enough?

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 […]

Tactics of Victory

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 […]

Eternal

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 […]

World

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 […]

God shall complete His tapestry

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 chooses all

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

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. […]

Allow God to approve you

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 […]

A word in my spirit

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, […]

A prophetic utterance

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 […]

Grow where you are

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 […]

Jesus will draw all

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 […]

Anoint mine eyes

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. […]

Evangelism in India

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 […]

Uganda Trip

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 […]

Choose wilderness or the church

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 […]