Archive for March 2011

The Warrior King

King Jesus came first as the Servant King. The One Who was willing to give His Own Life as the cost to redeem His people. As such He demonstrated the true meaning and application of Agape—God’s kind of love that gives the best without regard to self for Kingdom purposes (John 3:16). In addition, He [...]

Kingly Decrees

OK, your first order of business as the ruler of your life is: Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good (Rom. 12:21). Get busy and start living the life of a ruler, overcoming evil (and the Evil One) with good (God). Use your authority in Christ Jesus, and [...]

Power Behind the Throne

Authority is all well and good, but without the power to enforce it, it’s a house of cards, ready to collapse at the slightest hint of resistance. There needs to be power behind the throne. We need to understand without evocation that we are seated on the throne of all power and authority in the [...]

Reign in Life

A king (or queen) is one who rules over others. That is, they have the authority to direct the actions of others. They also have the power to enforce that authority. As we’ve noted before, authority is the right to rule, power is the might to rule. A true king/queen must have both. The redemption [...]

Conquerors

A few reminders as we move into the heart of this lesson. 1.    Jesus didn’t just die on the cross so we could be “saved”; that is, born again into a new spirit life in Him (John 1:12, 3:16, 2 Cor. 5:17, Gal. 2:20). Of course, all the other attributes that His death provides for [...]

The Overcomer

As we move forward into 2011, working on becoming more a doer of the Word and not just a hearer only, we need to clearly understand all that Jesus made available to us through His death on the Cross, and then actively apply those things in our lives. In John, Jesus clearly told us: John [...]

Praying in 2011

This is the end of four years of rather intense study in our Jacob’s Well class. When I asked God what we were to do in year 5 (2011), He made it clear that He wants us to start applying what we’ve learned in a regular, conscientious manner. We are to start with prayer because [...]

Agape Is part 20

Our study of Agape could consume the remainder of the year, but God has a different plan. As we end this study on “Agape is not” and “Agape is,” read these three verses from John. John 14:15 If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands. John 14:21 The person who has My [...]