January 19, 2020
“Simon, Simon, pay attention! Satan has demanded to have you all, to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. When you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” —Luke 22:31-32
LORD Of My Rebound!
It is the ability to REBOUND from stumbles & sins that is the great secret to ultimate victory, for those who are a New Creation in Christ. God has engineered the New Creation to be resilient, constantly rising through the ups and downs of life.
GOD’s strategy in your life doesn’t depend on you never falling down, but on you never staying down. Ours is the grace to press victoriously though failures in life.
Proof of Jesus’ work of Redemption in you isn’t manifest in you never stumbling or failing at life’s tests. But He is glorified as Redeemer when He leads you triumphantly back to your feet. GOD is Keeping you, not so you’ll avoid trials, but so you’ll recover from them.
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January 12, 2020
"I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus has laid hold of me and made me His own." —Phil. 3:12
Membership in the Body and moving with the Flock does not fulfill my call to personally follow Jesus. I can’t use the acceptance & approval of the Church as a substitute for my individual calling & responsibility to Jesus. I have a race to run, that I can’t complete just by being active in Church.
There’s an occupational hazard to church membership that I call: Group Faith. And some have substituted their individual pursuit & obedience to Jesus for it. Many Christians are parked in church, and not moving with GOD in their personal lives. Without an individual moving vision, and measurable spiritual objectives, their personal life with GOD is stalled out. The Body of Christ is not a Religious AutoTrain hauling parked souls through life. We are called to be Pathfinders & Trailblazers, not Settlers & Occupants. We are a cooperation of GOD-connected, internally-motivated, individual Jesus-followers, moving forward in the same purpose & direction. Read the rest of this entry »
January 5, 2020
Life is a puzzle box of 1000 pieces. You must find all your edge pieces and build your border before you start building the inside and seeing the Big Picture. That border is a proper definition of happiness that will define your life. So what is happiness? Read the rest of this entry »
August 25, 2019
THE BLOOD COVENANT-4 “Coming To Terms”
Remaking man into a New Creation in order to restore our relationship with Him, is the purpose of The Blood Covenant (TBC). It binds 2 parties together in a permanent relationship making them into One New Creation!
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August 5, 2019
THE BLOOD COVENANT-1 “How Shall I Know?”
Gen. 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”
Gen. 15:5 And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
Gen. 15:7 And he said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess (inherit).”
Gen. 15:8 But he said, “O Lord GOD, how shall I know that I shall possess (inherit) it?”
Gen. 15:9 He said to him, “Bring me a heifer…”
Gen. 15:17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.
Gen. 15:18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, SAYING, “To your offspring I give this land… Read the rest of this entry »