As we face another new year many have looked back in alarming disgust at a world where the love of many has grown cold. Daily the news media is filled with violent crime, terrorism, and unimaginable events that cut at the very core of our being causing many to weep and cry out to the Lord for His swift return. How could we drift so far from the Love, that God gave to the world through His only begotten Son? How could it grow so cold? Even among so many who profess to know Jesus Christ as their Lord? Perhaps the answer is more simple than we can imagine. The world in general and the Christian in particular has forgotten how to love and more importantly they have forgotten the true source of that love. They have forgotten that their very best effort at loving others falls woefully short of true love and its magnificent power. So, it’s needful to re-enter the schoolhouse of heavenly love that transcends understanding. It cannot be entered by the lost, nor can it even be comprehended by the carnal mind. It is only possible to climb this heavenly staircase by those who cast off their carnality and be willing to submit to the Master’s use as His vessel. Continue reading The Power of Love
If God is love then why did He tell the children of Israel, “Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man” (Numbers 31:17). This verse along with many other verses out of the Old and New Testament atheist use to supplant the love of God for their own misguided interpretation. Furthermore, they have concluded that all religions are evil being the cause of numerous wars and atrocities inflicted upon their fellow man. Then atheists typically conclude their argument by stating if God is love then why does He allow all the evil in the world. As we near the end of time atheists have become arrogantly emboldened while most believers remain silent. I often wonder if this silence is caused by fear or the believer’s lack of biblical knowledge. Let’s remember dear children that He who is in us is stronger than he who is in the world. (See I John 4:4) It’s past time to take our stand against the foolishness of this world by wielding the sword of the Spirit with all truth from His anointed Word.
Everywhere you look there are extremes in the faith. On one hand some Christians are ready to stand on their preconceived principles of their faith with no regard for the other person whom they are attacking. In their aggressiveness they often times make something out of nothing rejecting those who don’t fall in line. They so concentrate on the non-essentials of our faith that you can’t help from wondering if they are really saved in the first place. But then on the other hand there are many other Christians who are so weak in their faith that they are very gullible and accept as truth whatever is presented to them. Many of these later folks say, “Let’s just focus on loving one another and all will be fine.” As these two groups bounce off one another neither group advances in their faith, achieving what God desires, but they typically remain as mere infants blown about by every wind of doctrine, unable to stand firm. Continue reading Striking a Perfect Balance