The Temple of His Body
“The Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the Covenant, whom you delight in; behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 3:1). Jesus arrived at the Temple of Jerusalem in John 2. He got an up-close view of the business side of religion. And it […]
We all know the awesome experience of seeing something that is pristine, new. It evokes the senses, draws out the appreciation in us, fires the feelings. However, the phenomena of this “new” experience dwindles quickly as “new” becomes “old” in a short amount of time. We know the pattern instinctively. We expect it. Newness in […]
Obey and Be Ready for the Battle
“Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices” (Proverbs 1:29-31) In Proverbs, Lady Wisdom gives her directions. She tells us that the way to live a wise life begins with a choice. Each of us must decide to live in the “the fear of the Lord.” It is the only way of experiencing […]
Loving Lives of Light
Darkness held us hostage until love broke through. We were shadowed from the radiance of God’s glory. This is Hell’s way. It operates in subtlety. It turns on its fog machine. It surrounds us with haze, a real type of spiritual pollution that hangs in the air around us. Confusion results as distortion mars our […]
Who is our Beloved?
Through hiding the Word of God richly in our hearts ( e.g by attending services, personal Bible study), communing with the Lord often, spending time alone with Him, listening in silence before Him and waiting for Him to speak to us personally, meditating on what we've learned of Him ... all these will bring us into ever-increasing intimacy with the One Whom our souls so love, and we will be ready to speak freely of Him to others who, in turn, will hopefully seek Him.
One with the One who is One
“… Walk in manner worthy of the calling to which to you been called …” (Ephesians 4:1). One is the only-iest number according to the Word of God, especially in Chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Sorry for the ancient Three Dog Night pop culture reference there at the start. I couldn’t help […]