Ooh, That Perfect Peace

Many years ago, in one of my teachings, I encouraged everyone to remember that “By faith, the fire within you can burn brighter than any fire that might be raging around you. As Smith Wigglesworth wrote in his book, “Ever-increasing Faith“: ‘There is nothing impossible with God. All the impossibility is with us when we measure God by the limitations of our unbelief.’” Continue reading

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Facing our Demons

I was listening to a video from my friend, Tim Cross, Pastor of Living Word in Muskegon, MI, and the message was entitled, “Private Victories Lead to Public Victories.” He had been speaking on Jesus’ experience in the wilderness when the satan tempted Him, and how sometimes, each of us needs to face some battles in our private lives before we find victory in public. Jesus said, “Whatever we do in secret, will be rewarded openly.” That is a secret we need to remember. Our private victories will lead to public victories; our private successes will lead to public success. Continue reading

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Our Engagement

On our vacation last weekend, our youngest son proposed to his girlfriend on Mackinac Island. It was a lot of fun. But, as is normal, I started thinking of spiritual comparisons. For instance, as disciples of Jesus, our present time is merely a period of engagement. We will eventually celebrate the Wedding Feast with our Lord, but at this time, we are engaged to be married to Him. Our time of engagement is a preparation for the marriage. It is a time of learning to love selflessly, to put love into the details of our lives, and to put our mate first in our lives. Continue reading

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Knowing Your Father

A.W. Tozer wrote,

“Wrong ideas about God are not only the fountain from which the polluted waters of idolatry flow; they are themselves idolatrous. The idolater simply imagines things about God and acts as if they were true.” Continue reading

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A Search For Warriors

I woke up this morning hearing that our Father is “searching for warriors!” Yes, I am sure this means folks who can fight and are masters with their weapons. But according to the Random House Dictionary, a “warrior” refers to “a man engaged or experienced in warfare.” That certainly makes sense, but the second definition refers to “a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.” (I will add. in faith). The term “warrior” is often associated with images of power, confidence, accomplishment, integrity, chivalry, honor and integrity. Continue reading

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Let The Lion Loose!!!

I recently received a fascinating email from the Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN), a ministry I have supported on an occasion. The title was, “Let The Lion Loose!!!). It began with Paul’s encouragement for each one of us: Continue reading

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The Normal Christian

In our church, our Pastor has once again selected an excellent book for us to study. Again, it is from Watchman Nee, but this time it is “The Normal Christian.” I love that title! He begins the book saying, Continue reading

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