November 3rd, 2017
Jesus Had Spiritual Growth and Maturity
Luke 2:51-52 (KJB) And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
The Bible does not have a lot to say about the early years of Jesus, but what it does reveal is powerful. His growing years are not chronicled in a plethora ... Continue Reading →
October 30th, 2017
An Ironic Question Perhaps?
John 16:31 (KJB) Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
Jesus was speaking to His disciples knowing that they had all seen and heard many proofs to back up His claims of who He was and what was about to happen to Him according to the will of His Father. He stopped to ask them if they now believed.
Certainly, the disciples saw and heard many awe-filled things in their ministry alongside Jesus Christ. They were blessed ... Continue Reading →
October 28th, 2017
Jesus Christ Faced the Same Temptations
Hebrews 2:18 (KJB) For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
It is so easy for a man hounded by temptations in this world to get the idea that his situation or problems are somehow so staggering that not even God can relate to them. Thinking like this is faulty and does not line up with the truths contained in God’s Word.
God tells us ... Continue Reading →
October 21st, 2017
Hindsight Often Presents a Clearer Picture
Matthew 27:54 (KJB) Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
If only a man could spend his time driving backwards on the roads of life seeing situations from his hindsight rather than living in each moment. The results of a choice and the consequences of sin would be so ... Continue Reading →
October 10th, 2017
Rejected by His Own
John 1:10-11 (KJB) He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
Sometimes, those who are the closest to us can also serve as some of our harshest critics. Experiencing rejection and ridicule from others is common. In fact, Jesus Christ experienced rejection in His short-lived ministry upon this earth.
He tells us throughout the canon ... Continue Reading →
October 4th, 2017
John 18:30 (KJB) They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
“If he were not a malefactor…” this was the specific motive given by Jewish leaders about their insight and reasoning for delivering Jesus Christ over to be crucified. They labeled Him a malefactor. This means they labeled Him criminal though He was innocent of any crime.
Nobody, according to the law, could rightly lay a ... Continue Reading →
October 3rd, 2017
Blessed and Bound for Eternity
Luke 6:22 (KJB) Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
It may seem like persecutions, rejections, and hatred is painting a wide swath of evil across this land. Growing so large, in fact, that it may seem as if it is threatening to completely swallow up every man ... Continue Reading →
September 24, 2017
The True Temple
Hebrews 9:24 (KJB) For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
Jesus Christ is sitting down (because His spiritual work is done) in heaven at the right hand of His Father, God. Jesus Christ did not enter into the Old Testament holy of holies, or the tabernacle, because the Old Testament system ... Continue Reading →
September 10, 2017
Expect Suffering and Temptation
Hebrews 5:8 (KJB) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.
Jesus Christ is God and was born in the flesh a man. While alive on this earth Jesus Christ faced temptation, and suffering and had to make His own a personal choice through prayer to be obedient to God His Father.
You must also choose first to be obedient to God the Father, secondly be obedient to your earthly ... Continue Reading →
September 6th, 2017
Not on Your Terms
Matthew 16:24 (KJB) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Yes, it is true God does meet any person right where they are at in this life.
However, God does not meet them on their terms. A true encounter with God only takes place in the midst of His spiritual terms. God cannot, and will not, lower Himself to ... Continue Reading →