The crazier things get here in the United States, the more Bible verses I run across that speak to our times. The first highlighted line, in the passage below, stood out because tolerance does not seem enough these days. No, they want more. Like Mordecai, they want us to bow down and worship them as… Continue reading An Apt Prayer for our Time
I don't think people realize that when I go to write a post I don't always have the knowledge beforehand. It's true that my older posts are about thoughts I've held or things I've experienced, but these new posts have been a source of discovery. So it was as I was writing What Christ Won… Continue reading Reflections on Part 1 of What Christ Won for Himself at Golgotha
In part one we saw how Christ was playing offense, not defense; that Golgotha was the final objective and not some tragic ending; and since it was the final battle the devil was defending it for all he was worth in order to tempt Christ. In part two we learned why God had to become… Continue reading What Christ Won for Himself at Golgotha, part 1
In Who's Offense and Who's Defense in Spiritual Warfare? we begin to see--in the ignorance of what the game is, who's playing which side, and the stakes--the first glimmer of the grand delusion the world lies under. The belief that it can go against God and profit from it For what will it profit them… Continue reading Defending the Indefensible
These days it seems that Christians are constantly on the defensive side of the spiritual war. If we zoom out, earthly life seems like a constant battle to fend off death and decay. We see it everywhere. In the wife simply trying to provide a safe and clean environment for her family by keeping the… Continue reading Who’s Offense and Who’s Defense in Spiritual Warfare?
I use to own a couple of finches: male and female. One day the female died. Since I didn't want the male to be alone I went out and got another female finch to keep him company. What I didn't know was that cute little finches can be as territorial as lions and just as… Continue reading Jews, Gentiles, and Finches
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah,a the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c