The Holy Spirit

Christ’s Government: Mount Sinai contrasted with Mount Zion

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in prayer, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government: Mount Sinai contrasted with Mount Zion

I remember the expression on my 99 year-old grandfather’s face the first time he watched me pull a compass, a video, and then a photo album up on my iphone. It is really incredible to think that a camera, telephone, a GPS navigation system,  and a host of other tools, along with infinite access to the world’s public information and entertainment is available as a download that fits in the palm of your hand. But it’s even more incredible to think that the God of the universe can be “downloaded” into us individually! Think of the intimacy level involved with...

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“It is to your advantage that I go away”

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 4 comments

“It is to your advantage that I go away”

You stood within arms’ length of Jesus when he stopped the pallbearers in a funeral procession and spoke to a corpse. “Young man, get up!” To everyone’s astonishment and even terror, the dead man sat up on his bier and began to talk. Later, you watched a deadly storm instantly calm when Jesus told it to, and you saw Jesus deliver a raging lunatic from a host of demons. You heard amazing sermons and discussed with Him concepts that were thrilling and new and fathomless. You saw food multiply and you saw people bent over with arthritis immediately straighten. You saw...

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Christ’s Government on Earth – Reigning As Kings and Priests

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 2 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth – Reigning As Kings and Priests

In C.S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the Narnian mouse Reepicheep says of Lucy, “She’s not a little girl! She is a queen!” The statement serves as a reminder that those of us who are in Christ, while we might look and feel quite ordinary, are kings and queens according to scripture. In the previous two posts, we took a look at what the Bible says about about the role and functions of both kings and of priests, and how Jesus restored these two offices, that were previously separate. The ministry and person of Melchizedek were also examined. The bread and the...

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Christ’s Government on Earth – The Royal Priesthood

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in prayer, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 2 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth – The Royal Priesthood

In understanding our identity and authority in Christ, we are able to bring His righteous and life-giving government to earth.  Previously, we highlighted what it means to be in covenant with the Almighty, and how the names of God reveal His character and thereby, Who He Is and what He does. Meditating on His names is a form of worship, and in this way we know Him better and He is magnified (becomes bigger) in our eyes. Our walk with God, and our prayer life in particular, suffer because we forget who we are in Christ. It’s easy to regard ourselves as common. And we are not common. We are...

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Christ’s Government On Earth: The Wonder of Covenant

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government On Earth: The Wonder of Covenant

“I wish Christians in the West understood their position better – who they are in Christ,” a brother from India responded when I asked him what was the greatest difference that he observed between the church in India and the church in the United States. His response – if you’ve followed this blog the last year – is the message God has been reinforcing through other brothers and sisters across denominations and from all over the world: it is time for Christians to step up and reign with Christ right now in the authority He has provided. Just what does that look like,...

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Preparing the Way for Christ’s Government on Earth

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Preparing the Way for Christ’s Government on Earth

Did you ever meet someone who came to know Christ late in life? Did you notice how uninhibited they were in their faith and things of the Spirit? More than their church-grown counterparts, my observation is that these believers generally exemplify Jesus’ statement that “Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 18:3). My husband is an example of this. He is able to accept what the Bible says right off, without having to fight through layers of doctrinal arguments and doubt. To him, it’s all very simple. I am grateful that I grew up...

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Wisdom, wealth, and what lies ahead

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Wisdom, wealth, and what lies ahead

If indeed economic collapse is looming for America and Europe, as discussed in my last blog, and no one knows exactly how that will look, how should the church respond? What was intended for evil “God meant for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive,” Joseph prophesied to his brothers in Egypt (Genesis 50:20). As I’ve prayed, researched, and discussed with some “experts” – both Christians and unbelievers – the instability of our economy and the American Dollar, I am not fearful so much as expectant. My mind continues to return to...

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