“Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” Matthew 7:17-19 KJV Jesus … Read moreBarking up a good tree
Numbers 22:31 King James Version (KJV) “31 Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.” A conversation with a friend many years ago ended … Read moreSpiritual perception – How God can make us see more
“I was pouring out my soul to the LORD…I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.” (1 Samuel 1:15) I’ve always believed that we shouldn’t be desperate for anything. I’ve often said just ask the Lord and allow him to do his will. This is because I also believe that … Read moreWhat are you desperate for, and for what purpose?
“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armour in which the man has trusted and divides up the spoils.” [Luke 11:21-22] There are some Christians who treat the devil as if he’s a wimp. They … Read moreJesus is stronger
No one trusts, or should trust another on face value, because you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Trust is one of those relationship structures that is built slow to be safe and secure to remain strong. Once established it lasts for a long time, and would take a truly explosive situation to bring … Read moreTrust is verifiable
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, 38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, … Read moreThe cost of grace
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. [Hebrews 12:2] Before going to the cross, Jesus prayed for himself and his disciples. In the latter … Read moreFor the joy before us
And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. [Matthew 9:20, 21] The mind is a powerful multi-faceted machine. It analyzes information at … Read moreFaith, the Product of Vision