Have you ever wondered how Jesus was able to sidestep the booby traps that were set for Him? What kept Him from being drawn and lured into Satan's snares? Religious leaders frequently ambushed Jesus with an onslaught of hostile questions, yet He skillfully dodged each one. No matter what oth ..
Jesus revealed the power available when as few as two people are determined to remain in unity: "If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 18:19 KJV). According to Jesus when we make the decis ..
People who know their God-given purpose are determined to hit the target God has set for them. This point reminds me of a Peanuts cartoon in which Charlie Brown was practicing his archery. In addition to his bow and arrow, Charlie Brown took a paintbrush and a bucket of paint along. Pulling ..
Once we know our purpose in life we won't be so easily sidetracked. When something comes our way that doesn't serve our purpose, it will be easily recognized for what it is: a distraction to be avoided. This very thing happened to me when a friend of mine asked me to represent the home-schoo ..
Isaiah 53:3 is a prophetic word speaking of the rejections and abuse that Jesus would endure from humanity. It says, "He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not" (NIV). H ..
During the 12 years that Nehemiah was Governor of Judah, he refused to draw on the food allowance provided for governors. Many people who struggle financially often think that asking the Lord to bless them financially sounds selfish or greedy. Many of these same people think it sounds more godly ..
During the 12 years that Nehemiah was Governor of Judah, he refused to draw on the food allowance provided for governors. The former governors laid heavy burdens on the people by demanding food, wine, and silver from them. Even the governor’s assistants took advantage of the people. But Ne ..
When Nehemiah began to restore the walls of Jerusalem, his enemies didn't sit in silence. In fact, they flew into a rage, mocking and accusing Nehemiah as they tried to hinder the work. They jeered, "...What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they are doing? Do they think they can build ..
Throughout history, there have been men and women who, in the face of impossible situations, have stood head and shoulders above others by accomplishing amazing feats when the odds were against them. Invariably, those who fit this description were people who resisted the status quo and achieved ..
Why did Zechariah and Mary experience completely different results based solely on their response to God’s promise? Because without a voice in agreement with God’s plan, nothing happens. This is a spiritual law that God established from the beginning. In Genesis 1:2 the scripture say ..