Has “Heaven and Earth passed away?”

Matthew 5:17-18 (NKJV) “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled….

Grace is not obeying the law of Moses but the law of Christ.

n Dear friends, Recently I spotted an article written by a good meaning Bishop who stated that the Grace believers obliterated all laws when we say we are not under Law. I will reproduce the article in parts and will state my comments in italics. Please note that this is not a critique of the…

“Going into his presence” is an Old Covenant concept.

The Gospel is not about a life time of preserving your salvation. It is about your perfect salvation preserving you. The Gospel is not about a God who is ignorant that we will still sin after receiving Jesus. We preach hell fire to people who sin, not realizing the following: a) You too will continue…

Knowledge of grace leads to great exploits.

All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.   Colossians 1:6 Dear friends, As I prepare a message from the letter of Colossians, I am so excited to share something…

Payment not performance.

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14 Dear friends, how often we have heard it was said that our citizenship in the kingdom of light is dependent on our walk with the Lord….

Your accuser is Moses not Jesus.

“But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set’ John 5:45   I am rather overwhelmed by today’s reading. I find that the one thing God seems to hate most is people trying to be righteous by a moral conduct. The sad fact is…

Like Father, like Son

Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does.  John 5:19-20  If you were ever to ask someone, “what is…

After 38 years.

One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” John 5:5-6 I love it when the Spirit drops a question in my heart. Today, as I was…

A man with a dying child.

“Sir,” replied the official, “come with me before my child dies.”  Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live!” John 4:49-50 Dear friends, as we encounter the man with the ill child in Cana, the Lord showed me how he perceives problems and how we in turn should do likewise. I must say I am…

The Wind Smiled at Me.

 “How are these things possible?” Nicodemus asked. Jesus replied, “You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things?  JOHN 3: 9-10 I must be born again. What nonsense I thought? Are you saying that all that I have kept, all  that I have observed, all the laws, statutes, commandments have I kept…

The empty jar on a hill

Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town. John 4:28 “AN EMPTY JAR. A BLAZING NOON SUN. A DREAMER AT THE WELL. GREAT ALL I WANTED WAS TO BE ALONE. “TOWN WHORE” THAT’S WHAT THEY CALLED ME. IS IT MY FAULT, THAT MY HUSBANDS LEFT ME? I AM LONELY, I AM…

The Bird that spoke along with God.

 The moment Jesus came up out of the baptismal waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.” Matthew 3:16 “And it came to pass at the…

He is in the “hood”!

 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon. John 1:39 Have you ever wondered how it felt like to be Jesus’ friend? I have heard messages that depicted Jesus as demanding, strict, angry and serious. I…

An open heaven: Jacob’s dream

He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. Genesis 28:12 Jacob’s encounter at Bethel changed his life. It was there God promised him “I will give you and your descendants the land on which…

Saved the best for last.

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. JOHN 2:6-7 I have never seen it before. The first miracle is usually presumed to be that the Lord turned…

Being full of God!

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and…

Two Gardens.

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And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:44 God said to Adam when he sinned by taking the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Evil, “Physical hardship, painful toil, disappointing vexations, and hard struggle were…

Not just priests but Royal Priests!

Many Christians are ignorant of one fact. They are royal priests. They are not just normal priests. The difference is significant and important. We are not from the line of Aaron. We are from the line of David. Like Melchizedek, David was both king and. What is the big deal you say? Well it has…