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Defamation from our enemies will bring them shame

Defaming the true saints of God has always been en vogue by the world. Whether that defamation comes in the form of bearing false witness against us, slander, or libel, wherever we turn these days, it is becoming more common and acceptable to knowingly lie and spread lies about God, the Bible, and his people.… Continue reading Defamation from our enemies will bring them shame

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It’s okay to have doubts as long as we look to God for validation

John the Baptist was a great man of God who knew he had a great calling and anointing on his life from the Lord. He was also very confident in his ministry and was rather blunt when he preached in the wilderness. When he was asked about whether or not he was Christ and who… Continue reading It’s okay to have doubts as long as we look to God for validation

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It’s good for me to draw near to God

We may be living in a period where many are forsaking the Lord because they are deceived by the seemingly attractive things of the world, but I thank God that his Holy Spirit in me continues to encourage me to draw near to my Heavenly Father with my whole heart. With his loving persistence, the… Continue reading It’s good for me to draw near to God

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How then will ye know all parables?

In Mark 4, after Jesus shared the parable of the sower and the seed, his disciples asked him what the parable meant. Jesus explained to them in Mark 4:11, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in… Continue reading How then will ye know all parables?

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Fulfilling the work of faith with power

In 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, Paul shares a prayer of his for the saints in few words that give a glimpse of the responsibilities and ramifications in the Christian lifestyle. Like Paul, our prayer and hope should be that all who claim Christ will be counted worthy of "this calling." Our worthiness in this calling can… Continue reading Fulfilling the work of faith with power

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Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

I'm thankful to the Lord every day for his word and for the saints whose actions are recorded in it, setting the example for me in how I should conduct myself. Although I'm not even close to being in the same class as the apostle Paul, it's something I strive toward. I admire how he… Continue reading Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

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Sanctified to be like olive trees in the house of God

As someone who loves olives and loves cooking food in olive oil because of the good flavor and health benefits, I'm biased in my view that the olive tree is one of God's great creations in the plant world. The olive tree also symbolically plays a significant role in the kingdom of God and it… Continue reading Sanctified to be like olive trees in the house of God

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God’s anointing teaches you all things

We as Christians sometimes forget this, but God saved us and placed the anointing of the Holy Spirit in us so that ultimately we could hear directly from the Lord to learn what we need to know on spiritual matters. Hearing from him requires us to familiarize ourselves with his word to remind ourselves what… Continue reading God’s anointing teaches you all things

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Miraculous, yet misinformed: when faith is targeted by fakes

The church of Galatia was truly blessed by God and experienced some wonderful things because of their faith. They also went through some suffering for it. However, both the suffering they endured and the blessings they experienced served as reminders that God's hand was on them by faith in Christ. But that's when trouble reared… Continue reading Miraculous, yet misinformed: when faith is targeted by fakes

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Hanging on for dear (eternal) life to God’s incorruptible things

What is my salvation based on? Am I really doing good works for God's glory or for man's? Could I ever turn my back on the Christian faith or God's word? I believe if we answer these types of questions honestly to examine ourselves, our honest answers, actions and motivations will reveal a lot about… Continue reading Hanging on for dear (eternal) life to God’s incorruptible things