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Please Be Seated

No chair was permitted in the Old Testament earthly sanctuary. God did not allow the Levitical priests to sit. He required them to remain on their feet continually. Why? Their work was not finished. And He wanted to make sure no one coming to the temple would get the impression that it was. As long […]

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That Belongs In the Garbage!

Two men went to the altar to pray. One was a Pharisee. He obeyed the Law meticulously. He fasted weekly, paid his tithes faithfully, offered all the sacrifices required, and was among the most morally upright in Israel. The other was a publican, a notorious sinner. He stood no chance of being heard, or so […]

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Plucked-Out Eyes and Cut-off Arms

Did Jesus really believe in salvation by grace? From the way he preached, one could easily think He did not. On many occasions He made statements that contradicted Paul’s Gospel. Here is a sampling from the Sermon in the Mount. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the […]

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The Siege Is Over

What do you plan to do in 2014? If you refuse to give up, if you decide to walk by faith with God, to keep pressing forward in your relationship with Him, you will locate favor, you will step into abundance, you will march into victory, you will discover

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Do This And Live

The stench of death filled the air. The snakes were biting. People were dying. And they kept dying until God revealed the cure. “Do this and you will live!” Do what? “Make a bronze serpent and hang it on a pole. Then if anyone

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Your Righteousness Is Perfect

When you want to know how much you weigh, do you use a ruler? No, you use a scale. When you want to know how tall you are, do you use a thermometer? No, you use a measuring tape. To get the right results, you must use the right instrument. Otherwise, you will get it […]

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On A Hill Far Away

Some of you may remember the song, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.” It was popular decades ago. In one of its verses, the worshipper sings, “The Cross before me, the world behind me…no turning back.” It is a powerful song of consecration. It reminds us of our decision to stop living for self and […]

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The Believer’s Rest

“Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good tidings preached unto us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united […]

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