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 . . .
Enlightenment Comes From the Spirit of Christ
Generally, enlightenment pertains to the end of suffering or dissatisfaction. Yet while most would agree on this definition, the manner as to how we achieve enlightenment varies according to different perspectives.
The achievement of enlightenment in Christianity certainly varies from those of non-Biblical interpretations. These non-Biblical interpretations suggest that each one of us are . . .