Archive for September 2015

People of Promise 87 If

God’s promises are many and ever true, but they all come with that little two letter word upon which so much depends: “if.” You see, we have to do something in order to receive and function in the promises of God. In Deuteronomy 28 Moses outlined all that God was prepared to do for the [...]

People of Promise 85 Rock Solid

One of the most important, if not the most important, understanding that we must claim and stand on is the fact that God will never, never, never abandon us, regardless of the situations we face. We can turn away from Him, we can wallow in our own thoughts, have the most glorious pity parties anyone [...]

People of Promise 84 Rebuilt 4

OK, so we’re on our way to a full rebuild: (1) a new spirit linked eternally to Christ’s Spirit (1Cor. 6:17, Gal 2:20), (2) the mind of Christ to think God’s own thoughts (1Cor. 2:16), (3) God’s Agape love so that we can see the world through His Agape eyes, (4) if we choose, the [...]

People of Promise 83 Rebuilt 3

Bending our old will to God’s will is actually impossible. [That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot (Rom. 8:7). Not only that, but the necessary energy (power) to bend our will to [...]

People of Promise 82 Rebuilt 2

Our rebuild process began with the crucifixion of our old human nature (spirit), and its full and complete replacement with a spirit linked eternally to the Spirit of Christ Jesus (Gal. 2:20). But that’s only Step One. For you see, we did not get a new body, and the desires of the old carcass are [...]

People of Promise 81 Rebuilt 1

We often miss all that God has for us by thinking the way we always did before we came to know Christ as Lord and Savior. One of the reasons that God had the Bible written for us is so that we have a written record that can help us think and act differently—like children [...]

People of Promise 80 Judge Not? 12

Doubt is one of the strongholds of the Evil One. It’s always there, in the background, to haunt us and taunt us. It’s Satan’s way of getting us to rely on only what we can see, hear, taste, smell–the physical. That is not what we know and understand and have faith in relative to our [...]

People of Promise 79 Judge Not? 11

Now, lest you think that this “judge not” idea reflects God’s heart, and that He doesn’t judge, because “if God is love He would never send anyone to hell,” let me straighten you out. God does very much, indeed, judge. In fact, that was the problem with humankind right from the beginning. Adam’s idiot move [...]

People of Promise 78 Judge Not? 10

The whole idea of not judging and not evaluating lest we “be judged” is certainly not God’s idea. True His Word (in English) seems to say that, but look a bit more closely at the Amplified Bible translation: Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged; do not [...]