Are You Stoned?

“And I will give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 The people of God had walked away from God’s ways and word and were captive in Babylon. Depressed, oppressed and cast down; all seemed lost. They were alone, outsiders in the land of the lost and godless. Yes, they deserved the affliction and judgment. The prophet Ezekiel…

The Small Voice of God

“Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide.” Genesis 24:63 In the Old Testament, there are three different words that are rendered as meditating. Two of the three words are understood to murmur (in pleasure or anger) or to ponder or imagine. The Hebrew word used for meditating in this verse is used one…

Your Great Hope

The hope of the resurrection is not a new concept that begins with Christianity but is as old as the sentence of death that came at the first sin and sinners in the Garden. The scripture states: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain…

Wounded Hearts and Broken Spirits

  “Why me!?” This is an often-uttered comment when people find themselves in difficult or broken relationships. The truth of the matter is, we often are the authors or significantly contribute to the problems in our lives and this also holds true in the condition of our relationships with the people in our lives. The words we speak…

Can God Bless a Liar?

“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.” (Psa 52:8) Desperation in our lives often causes us to lower our biblical standards. When this happens, the response from other people is to judge the one who has shifted their biblical views out…

The Space Between

“This sickness is not unto death.” John 11:4 Not everything is as it appears. People are born destined to die. The question is not the beginning and the end of human life, the question is what happens in the time-space in between. Sickness, struggles, and difficulties are a part of our life journey and how we view these events will…

Are You a Stranger in Church?

“Strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the Lord’s house.” Jeremiah 51:51 The prophet Jeremiah was grieved and repulsed by the intrusion of the ungodly into the holy places where the priests of God were only allowed to enter. He was upset because people were not seeking to know God and His love. Jeremiah said:…

Thieves and Heaven

“And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.” Mark 15:23 As Jesus was paying the ultimate price for your sin, the crowd that was gathered at the foot of the cross contained not just the ones who were carrying out His death sentence given by Rome but also the religious…