Saturday, May 30, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
So is this Faith or is it Fantasy? Does Jesus really mean what he says here in Mark or is it just a metaphor? Well - let's look at his life in practice...
- Turning water into wine - transforming water molecules into grape and fermented molecules in vats of water so that it is the sweetest wine of the wedding. (John 2:11)
- Walking on water - either floating on top of the water so that he appears to be walking, or as the scripture says - he is actually walking on the water. He has done something to the molecular structure of either the water or His own body to allow himself to walk on the Sea of Galilee without making a big splash. (Matthew 14:26)
- Bringing life from death - This was manifest several times (I was at first going to write "performed", but I would not want to reduce our Lord to a circus act!). See here, the places where people were raised from the dead in the Bible by Jesus and others.
Some will say - "you're running after signs and wonders!" No, my brothers, I'm only looking to fulfill the promises in the Kingdom here on earth that Jesus said we would do if we believe.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Coming back to the topic of - does the Word really mean what it says? The verse above gives many folks a canker sore. In reality, I believe it's a matter of what kind of theology you've been taught - and believe. First off - I had to come to grips with the question to myself: "Am I a Bible believing Christian? Or a Bible-teaching believing Christian?"
I've begun to transition to believing the Word and start receiving the promises of what God the Father promises to me, rather than what my old religion taught me.
Once I started believing the Word at face value (in context, of course), then when the Word didn't line up with my personal experience, what was I going to do? Believe the Word or believe my experience?
I MUST filter my experience through the Word, rather than filter the Word through my experiences.
So - does God the Father REALLY give good gifts to his children? Is He a better father than me? If I would never give my daughter a snake when she asks for a fish, then why would I think God would not do the same.
Let's bring it down to what we hear in Sunday School. God allowed me to get sick so I could learn some important lessons.
Oooo -- a little too close to home, isn't it? "But! If I pray and plead to God to heal me and I don't get healed, then the sickness MUST be from God for Him to teach me something...right?"
What does the verse say -
Saturday, January 24, 2015
This is a very powerful article about the power of speaking in tongues to the spirit-filed believer. Tongues is only one of the outpourings of the Holy Ghost. When I'm praying for healing, tongues is a means of allowing the Holy Spirit to intercede for me to Jesus who is sitting at the right hand of the Father. Hallelujah! I'm not on my own, He is with me always, even to the end of the age!