Looking for a Better City to Call Home

The Lord made an ultimate promise to the heart of Abraham, of eternal rest in the heavenly city. “By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles [tents] with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which…

Simplicity in a Relationship with Christ

There is only one truly simple thing, and that is a soul’s relationship to Christ. A person is made simple by being restored once he gives his life to Jesus Christ. And this will always show in how he acts. That’s why the Apostle Paul said, “I fear, lest by any means…your minds should be corrupted…

The Great Love of God for Us

What is “the love of God”? It’s the love He has for those who truly believe in Him, which they’re able to enjoy in their heart by means of the Holy Spirit. The fountainhead that this love flows forth from is in God—not in us. The Apostle Paul said that the love of God itself,…

Hearing God’s Voice in the Coming Days

How fundamentally important it is for us to know God’s voice. But He only speaks to the ones who are willing to “come and stand by Him.” If we truly want to hear Him speak to us, we need to wait on Him to open our hearts through-and-through as we spend quality time with Him every day….

A Great Storm Coming Over the World

Almost two thousand years ago, Jesus miraculously fed five thousand people in a desert place (see Matthew 14:14-21), and then compelled “…His disciples to get into a ship, and to go before Him to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee]…while He sent the multitudes away, He went up into the mountain apart to pray,…

Experiencing God’s Rest

Many Christians say, “I find it difficult to rest in faith in God. Why doesn’t He just let me see what He’s doing, or make it plain why He’s permitted certain things to happen to me, and what benefit He will work out from it? Then it would be a whole lot easier for me…

Doing Evil in God’s Sight

Whenever God comes against man in judgments, we can be sure it’s because of our sins. Yet we can forestall the evil of punishment concerning nations, families and individuals by being genuinely redeemed from the evil of sin. “At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and…

Prayer Requests

In challenging times like the one we live in, the essential requirement for making it through each day is to have faith in the One who hears our prayers.  How does God mold the world? By prayer. How does God form our heart? By prayer. Where does our real strength lie? In prayer. God is…

A Slave of Liberty?

A Christian is someone who is willing to sacrifice his liberty for the sake of Christ and for the sake of others. In fact, a Christian really has only one true liberty—the freedom not to use his liberty if he wants to. The Apostle Paul said that he knew this, because what Christ taught had convinced him….

Taking Our Thoughts Captive to be Set Free

Does sin control our entire life so much, that its bondage has enslaved us, and we don’t know what to do? The starting place of all sin is evil thoughts which develop in the mind. But there isn’t one bad thought process or attitude that God can’t free us from (see Romans 6:3-4). The power…