Matthew 13:28 NKJV The Bible says: "Another parable He put forth to them, saying: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and...when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop...the tares also appeared. So … Continue reading Satan is at work – stand up to him!
Lynn Cowell “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.” Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV) Looking out my kitchen window, I wonder where this wave of sadness is coming from. Life is good. My kids are out on their own, working in careers they studied for and are passionate about. … Continue reading Learning to Embrace Change
"Jesus said unto them, If ye seek me, let these go their way." (John 18:8) Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in his hour of trial, towards the sheep of his hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns himself to the enemy, but he interposes a word of power … Continue reading The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep
Satan has many mechanisms in place to up the attack against true believers. Why does he want to get believers out of the way? It is to break the connection between God and the presence of true believers on this earth. Then he (satan) can incite the unbelievers to greater sins and anger GOD by … Continue reading Of the Last days
"This was one bitter ingredient in his cup; but that cup is drained dry; let me not put another drop in it. ." "Then all the disciples forsook him and fled." (Matthew 26:56) He never deserted them, but they in cowardly fear of their lives, fled from him in the very beginning of his sufferings. … Continue reading Keep me, O blessed Spirit, from an end so shameful.
Some say that thou art…Elias,' and others, Jeremias (Mat 16:14) Elijah—A Prophet of Wrath; Jeremiah—A Prophet of Tears It is of the deepest interest to discover what was the common impression about Jesus, and in this report conveyed by the disciples we get a hint of the utmost value. "Whom do men say that I … Continue reading Elijah or Jeremiah
"Betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?" (Luke 22:48) "The kisses of an enemy are deceitful." Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss. Whenever a man is about to stab religion, … Continue reading The kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Alicia Bruxvoort “As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.” (Ecclesiastes 11:5, ESV) “God, I can’t figure out what You’re doing!” I cried after receiving a discouraging phone call on … Continue reading When We Don’t Understand What God is Doing
"When we’re weak, God’s power is made perfect." Craig Groeschel “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT) Our fears matter. Years ago, I had a revelation about this that touched me in a very personal way. God showed me that … Continue reading What We Fear Matters
"there are no atheists in fox holes" A testimony by Julian Urban, 38 years old, doctor in Lombardy: Never in my darkest nightmares did I imagine that I would have seen and lived through what has been happening here in our hospital for the last three weeks. And the nightmare only grows; the river becomes … Continue reading Testimony from a doctor in Italy