Whenever we speak about covenants, we must always look back to the covenant between God and Abram. One of the first things God said to Abram was: "I will bless you." These words have been at the very heart of God's desire for all men and women from the foundation of the earth. He is a giver and ..
To the person who understands the idea of covenant, it is no mystery that the New Covenant brings all the blessings of God to the life of the believer. It places us in a position to receive all of God's goodness and provision. The strength of a covenant brings two parties together and gives ..
There is a breed of harmless Christians who lack the power of God in their lives and who represent a poor sample of the transforming power of the grace of God. A.W. Tozer makes this observation: "We have today theological saints, who can (and must) be proved to be saints by an appeal to the ..
John G. Lake was one of the greatest men of God in his century. In his article, "Christ Liveth in Me,"1 he states: "Christ has a purpose in you. Christ's purpose in you is to reveal Himself to you, through you and in you." He goes on to say: "God's highest is to bring out all the qualities of Go ..
One of the things Paul prayed for the people in the church at Ephesus was: "...the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling..." (Ephesians 1:18 NKJV). This was not for the Ephesian church alone. As Christians, each of us has that same high c ..
When we allow our past failures to dominate our thinking, we undermine any confidence we have in God's ability to change and increase our lives. We cannot allow those destructive, negative thoughts to remain in our mind. Thoughts of despair, ugliness, negativism, self-pity, and poverty are detri ..
The supreme quest of every true believer is to be developed by God to such a point that he becomes a more perfect tool in God's hand, one that brings pleasure to his Father. The Christian walk is an unending journey of developing our lives to the highest spiritual level. It requires decisive ..
When the armies of Israel stood cowering in terror before the threat of the Philistine champion, Goliath, there was only one young man who would stand strong to meet the challenge. David could stand boldly in the face of adversity because he was able to look back on the faithfulness of God not o ..
Numbers 13 recounts the story of the twelve spies who surveyed the land of Canaan. The purpose of their venture was not to see if the land could be taken. God had already declared that the land belonged to them. They were supposed to bring back a report of the location of cities and other inform ..
In Matthew 6:22-23 Jesus said: "The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" (NKJV). A s ..