As the world around us spins faster and faster and faster, we need more than ever to ground ourselves in this one simple fact:
We have only one chance to get it right.
When we die, we don’t get another chance to “come back” and make better choices. We get just one chance, and we’re living that chance now. (more…)
The Christian community is divided into two main camps: those who know God, and those who know about God.
Walk into a church building on any given Sunday and you’ll likely find representatives of both camps. Unfortunately, those who know about God far outnumber those who know him.
Which camp are you in? Which camp are your Christian friends in? (more…)
I have written about this before, but it bears repeating, given the current state of the world.
Christians do not kill people. Not ever. Not under any circumstances. Not for any reason, including self-defense or defense of property or loved ones. (more…)
If you’re living someplace where you can’t openly follow Jesus, get out of there.
Jesus never told us to stay where God’s Word wasn’t welcome. On the contrary – Jesus told us not only to leave such places but to shake the dust off our feet as a warning.
He himself left Nazareth with just the clothes on his back.
We, too, should be just as ready to leave at a moment’s notice. (more…)
Demons are on the move these days.
Where God and Jesus are not welcome, demons rush in.
Spiritual migration is not a topic that you’ll ever hear about in the mainstream media, but it should be headlining every news source on Earth. It’s the real story – not the movement of people, but the movement of the demons that attend on them and the impact of such a sudden infestation. The forced transplantation of demons into former Christian strongholds is equivalent to a demon invasion. (more…)
One day, Jesus went for a walk and never went home again.
OK – technically he did go back to Nazareth for a few hours, when he read the passage from Isaiah in the synagogue and outed himself as the Messiah. But then he was immediately run out of town, so that didn’t really count as a homecoming. (more…)
I often think about Jesus teaching in the synagogues and market places. Those in attendance wanted to be there; it wasn’t like religion class or Sunday school, where most are in attendance because they’re obligated to be there. No. In Jesus’ school, everyone wanted to be there.
He taught them what they needed to know to make it through each day and not get caught in the snares. It wasn’t a pep talk; it wasn’t about how God wants you joyful; it wasn’t about tapping into God’s blessings and living the high life here and now. No. It was about how to make it day by day in a fallen world that will drag you down if you let it. It was about how to get to Heaven. It was about how to avoid going to Hell.
It was spiritual mother’s milk for the spiritually starving, because then, as now, the religious establishment was all but useless when it came to proper feeding. (more…)