Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

God Sustains All Things

God Sustains All Things And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.(Colossians 1:17) The Bible teaches that God not only created the universe but that he upholds and sustains it day by day, hour by hour. Scripture says that Christ, the son of God, upholds the universe by the word of his power. (Hebrews 1:3) As theologian A.H. Strong said, “Christ is…

Always A Test

Always a Test You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth.(Deuteronomy 8:18) Those who know their own hearts recognize how easily each of us may fall into the sin of pride and self-sufficiently, when God intends us to be humble and learn that our sufficiency depends upon Him. Have affluence and prosperity proved to be a snare in…

How He Seeks Us

How He Seeks Us You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me.(Psalm 17:3) Repeatedly in the Bible, we see men and women of God drawn into a deeper relationship with God through adversity. There’s no doubt that all the circumstances in the long delay of the birth of Isaac and then the experience of taking his only son up the mountain too offer…

From Resurrection to Work

From Resurrection to Work Andrew Murray in his book Working for God states: Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.(1 Corinthians 15:58) The 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians in it’s divine revelation of the meaning of Christ’s resurrection gives us a living Savior who revealed himself to his…

Sick and Serving

Sick and Serving Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous but sinners. ( Mark2:17) John Piper in Desiring God gives us the following: The difference between Uncle Sam and Jesus Christ is that Uncle Sam won’t take you in his service unless you are healthy and Jesus won’t unless you unless you are sick.…

Christ’s Faith, My Faith

Dallas Willard shares the following in Hearing God: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, bur Christ who lives in me. (Galatians 2:20) The faith but which Jesus Christ lived, his faith in God and his kingdom, is expressed in the Gospel He preached- the good news that the kingdom rule of God is available to humankind here and now. His followers did…

Living In A God-Governed World

Living in a God-Governed World Jerry Bridges writes in Trusting God; From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised. (Psalm 113:3) Going beyond our own personal circumstances, God‘s infinite wisdom- directing his sovereign power- governs the world. As we look around us, it seems that much of the world is outside God’s control and much of…

Whose Work Is It Anyway?

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the…

Death and Life

  Death and Life Like water, the human spirit seeks to find the lowest level. Only when it is channeled, controlled and pushed by some force does it rise to higher levels. Everyone who has a well knows that without the pump in the well the water would never rise and flow through the plumbing in our homes. Most urban areas have huge water towers that are elevated…

A Veil Removed

A Veil Removed Do you ever wonder what they did with the veil that was torn in the temple? Did the mend it? Did they replace it? Did they just leave it in tatters? We know that heaven removed the veil that separated us from God and granted us access to the very throne of God through Christ Jesus. Symbolically, we must see that this veil was representative of all that…