Month: July 2018

  • The meaning of the word “Antichrist”

    The meaning of the word “Antichrist”

    The word antichrist has two parts to it. Anti means “in place of” and christ in this context means “anointing”. John wrote to disciples of Jesus, those who are born again, and says about this anointing that you have no need for anyone to teach you since you have the anointing and know the truth […]

  • Into the Third Heaven

    Into the Third Heaven

    2037 – 3036 AD Entering the upwelling was a remarkable experience even by an immortal’s high standard for such things. The best way to enter was with others and while singing.  Immortals from all ages knew various songs of ascents.  It was curious if you thought about it.  Timothy, who had been mortal during the […]

  • God is my Refuge

    God is my Refuge

    God is our refuge and strength,     an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, ..  Psalm 46:1,2. God is an impenetrable fortress in Whom we can rest without any fear of interference or disturbance.  The walls to this fortress are sheer, tall and unscalable.  The materials of this fortress cannot be destroyed by any […]

  • The Secret Place (Psalm 91)

    “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, […]

  • Practices of Discipleship: Prayer

    Practices of Discipleship: Prayer

    Prayer is more about listening than talking: 5 Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil. 2 Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in […]

  • Overcoming Evil with Good

    Overcoming Evil with Good

    Sometimes the practical implications and implementation of these words of Jesus are hard to stomach:  “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. […]

  • Three Pillars

    The above diagram is a way of looking at what happens if an individual or church adopts one or two of the three pillars.  A balanced Christian or church includes all three. Recently I spent a couple of hours with someone I hadn’t met in years.  As we spoke together it became obvious that he […]

  • Be willing and pure and you will know

    Be willing and pure and you will know

    My teaching is not Mine but His who sent Me. If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.  He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He […]

  • Clay Vessels

    Clay Vessels

    What is man?  If we are to be disciples, one of the things we have to fundamentally understand is that we are creatures, i.e. we were made by Someone greater than ourselves.  The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? 21 Or does not the potter have […]

  • The Key to being a Disciple

    The Key to being a Disciple

    If you want to be a disciple of Jesus you need to meditate long and hard on John 15.  One word is repeated throughout the first 17 verses: Abide (or remain).  To abide in God is hard if you value your freedom above anything else.  It requires complete submission to His will, a childlike trust.  […]