God’s Love Is God’s Power
We tend to separate God’s love for us from His Spirit and Grace that give us power. There is the general love of God for all humanity that is spoken of in John 3:16. God made His Son available to all of humanity, but every person needs to have faith in the Son in order to benefit from God’s love.
Our love for God is more than an emotional attachment. God wants humility from His creation . . .
Inner Death and Resurrection
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is also a metaphor of what is supposed to happen within us. A resurrection implies that there is a prior death. What does this death and resurrection look like for us?
Paul, in Romans 6:3, explains, “Do you not know that we who were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death?” Baptism is the ceremony or sacrament that sign . . .
Revival Begins at Home
We tend to think revival is something God drops on us without our participation and then we just enjoy the feeling.
Instead, it follows the same principle as individual repentance. It is individual repentance. God draws us to His Son, but we have to make the first conscious move toward God before He draws close to us. Revival on any scale requires individuals to draw close to God.
James . . .
What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Agape (love) is often defined as what we do for others, as if it can only exist in relation to others on the horizontal level. This is only partially true. The truth is we received it on the vertical level. The capacity to have this love for others comes from God. In the Bible, it is a fruit of the Spirit. This means we cannot have it without the Spirit of Christ within us. It is some . . .
Inner Healing Is the Fruit of the Spirit
Years ago, when I came to the Lord, my primary reason was to achieve inner peace. Everything I saw in the Bible pointed to being anxious for nothing and casting all my cares on the Lord in order to arrive at this state. I never viewed freedom from worry, anger, unforgiveness, and addictions as a special healing that occurred apart from a relationship of unconditional trust in the Lord. How can . . .