Belonging

  Belonging? to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous, to be in a proper situation. to be the property of a person or thing  to be attached or bound by birth, allegiance, or dependency  to be a member of a club, organization, or set  The very human desire to belong has...

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The “Cause to”‘s of God

In the Old Testament we see more often than in the New the phrase "Cause me to ...". But when the Age of Grace began believers in the Lord Jesus Christ had the Spirit of Grace abiding in them, Who worked in them both to will and to do of...

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The Corruption of Mankind

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation...

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A Tale of Two Tamars

It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be...

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The Word Never Voided

A dying robber. A naked, demon-fueled savage. A prodigal son. These three New Testament characters speak to me about the nature and power of the Word of God.  In particular, I am just now focused on this passage from Isaiah 55: “For as the rain and the snow come down...

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As the Bride Waits …

We, the Body of Christ, are the Lord's Bride-in-waiting; what are to be thinking, doing, as we wait for our Day? How do we best prepare for our Wedding with the King of kings? We increasingly become occupied with HIM, with His thoughts toward us, with what He's like, with...

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Ready Eyes

  “The sky shall unfold, preparing His entrance. The stars shall applaud Him with thunders and praise. The sweet light in His eyes shall enhance those awaiting. And we shall behold Him, then face to face. “ Can we imagine? Can we wait? Revelation 1:7 explains, “Behold, He cometh with...

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Sister Wisdom

“Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and call insight your intimate friend” (Proverbs 7:4). Sister Wisdom – it is she we must come to know and love.   I have one sister, and, of course, I did not make her. She came to our family because of the relationship...

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Hearing, Confession and Conviction

In thinking about the Christian life, I am convinced that there are three important principles for us to understand. These are the practice of hearing, confession, and conviction. The book of Ecclesiastes tells us that “a threefold cord is not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Together, these three things — hearing,...

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