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Living Upstairs

Perhaps you've seen one of those classical British television shows in which the privileged class live upstairs and the servants live downstairs. A single decision made upstairs creates havoc downstairs like when the Lord of the Manor decides he wants to go hunting. There is frenetic activity downstairs to prepare the horses, hunting gear, food, and other preparations. A single event upstairs creates multiple events downstairs.

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Wear Humility

The Lord says: “I crown the humble with success. Humility is the best covering you can have. While others cover themselves with violence, hatred, scorn, and envy, don't worry that your clothing looks different.

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Sticky Note Definitions

Imagine every time you meet somebody, their view is stuck on you like a sticky note. So, there are all sorts of sticky notes that others ...

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Take Heart

This is the Lord’s call to you: “I am calling out all over the world for my people to refocus their attention. There are momentous days ahead, and I'm looking for partners to step into my calling and into their destiny. Do not say in your heart, ‘I am too small,’ for I have qualified you to share in this inheritance. You who know me, whom I have justified, must learn to stand proudly in that justification.

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You Are One With Christ

You are in perfect union with Christ. I’m not sure what your church background is, but like many Christians I was taught that my sin separated me from fellowship with Christ. I grew up believing that God had somehow done some heavenly bookkeeping and He erased my sins but in real life my behavior determined my fellowship with Him. If we think about this carefully we realize how absurd this notion really is.

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He Who Is Given Much Love Much

In Luke 7:41-47, Jesus told the story about a moneylender who had loaned money to two people. To the one he had lent 500 denarii and to the other 50 denarii. Neither could repay their debt and so the money lender forgave them both. Jesus asked which one would love the money lender more. Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” Jesus said to him, “You have judged correctly.” The reason Jesus told the story is that He was in a Pharisee’s house when a woman who had lived a sinful life came into the house and washed His feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair, and lovingly poured perfume on them.

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Shield of Love

“Constantly remember that I love you, and don't let it out of sight or mind, because you need to know my love as the bedrock of your life. There will be many asking, ‘Why you? Why this blessing on your family?’ Don’t waste a minute worrying about them at all, their opinions hold no weight, add no life, can move no mountains.”

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Who Is First?

OLD COVENANT Under the old covenant, the formula was: First you then God. First you behaved then God would bless you. First you forgave others and then God would forgive you. If you did not forgiven others you were not forgiven.

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God Sees You Differently

There is a great story in the Bible about a man named Gideon. Israel was being oppressed by the Midianites. This had been going on for ...

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No More Obscurity

The Lord promises: “For many years, people have been saying that the end has come, the battle is lost, and there is no hope for this world. How wrong they were! They thought I would end everything before I had secured complete victory and vindication. Never!”

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