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Our lives have both an earthly & heavenly impact

In Ephesians 3:1-13, Paul has profound words from the Lord revealing to him the universal importance of his particular ministry. Paul also proceeds to explain how his ministry was just one small part of God's overall purpose for his church and how each one of us shares in a vast sphere of influence of not… Continue reading Our lives have both an earthly & heavenly impact

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Don’t say I didn’t warn you: prophetic words of love

As the Lord Jesus drew his ministry on Earth to a close with anticipation of his brutal death, burial, and resurrection, he shared as many important prophecies as he could with his disciples. Why? He discloses the answers as to why in the opening verses of John 16. The context of the chapter is Christ… Continue reading Don’t say I didn’t warn you: prophetic words of love

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Good soldiers of Jesus Christ endure hardships

When we confess Jesus as Lord, it's good to understand from jump street that certain challenges automatically come with becoming a Christian. The ability and expectation to endure hardships is one of those challenges. Paul pointed this out to us when he said the following to Timothy: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier… Continue reading Good soldiers of Jesus Christ endure hardships

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Even the city of wicked, mighty men can fall by God’s wisdom

Humans who are adamant and unrelenting in their wickedness are often prone to build cities to shore up and expand their evil concepts. Those cities are not only manifested physically in stone, brick and mortar, or steel. They can be cities of deceptions and error, oppression and suppression of what's right and just, and cities… Continue reading Even the city of wicked, mighty men can fall by God’s wisdom

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The marks of false prophets

2 Peter 2:1 warns us that just as there were false prophets in Israel, there would be false teachers in the church in the last days. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 also warns us of a great falling away within the church as the time of Antichrist nears. Ancient Israel experienced a great falling away period right… Continue reading The marks of false prophets

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A time of honoring fools

One of many negative marks of the times we're living in is that many in society bend over backwards to place fools on pedestals to give them honor they really don't deserve. We as Christians are told several times to avoid commending fools and to avoid having them in our company on a regular basis.… Continue reading A time of honoring fools

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Faithful ambassadors

When our Heavenly Father draws us to himself to be saved, among the many things that come with that relationship is the fact he employs us as his ambassadors, authorized representatives and/or messengers for his kingdom. It is truly an honor to hold that distinction for the King above all kings. As his representatives, we… Continue reading Faithful ambassadors

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It’s frustrating to see the wicked prosper

I'll be honest. It's exasperating to see how often evil people get away with all their wicked schemes, especially when they become prosperous because of it, in the world or church. I've often wondered why God is quick to call my faults to my attention and put up hurdles or walls for me until I… Continue reading It’s frustrating to see the wicked prosper

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Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord

When we are targeted by our enemies, it is part of our human nature to want to actively defend ourselves, whether it's shouting a person down, using violence to defend against their violence, or taking them to court. Sometimes those reactions are justifiable. Then there are times the Lord may want us to handle things… Continue reading Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord

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Where true saints should never fear to tread

Right before Moses died, he gave Israel a rousing benediction in Deuteronomy 33. It may have been addressed to that ancient nation, but the principle of that Holy Spirit-filled benediction can be applied to Christ's church, the spiritual Israel (see Galatians 6:15-16; Ephesians 2:12-13). Nevertheless, to be clear when I say that, I  don't mean… Continue reading Where true saints should never fear to tread