I am the man born blind and healed by Jesus; I am the prostitute forgiven and saved from stoning; I am the cripple who was made to walk; I was Lazarus raised from the dead. Every healing, every deliverance, all of God’s forgiveness belongs to every believer. All of these things were done to all of us by the Lord.
Weeks leading up to and including Sunday morning worship, March 1, 2015: For some months now, worship for me has meant sitting in the Lord’s presence, not singing, not praying, just resting, the eyes of my heart lifted up to Him, waiting for whatever He chooses to give, whether something small, something large, or nothing … Continue reading Revelation of His Love
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness … Continue reading Count It All Joy
It struck me that each type of creature represents a type of believer. Each of us who belong to the Lord are called to serve Him in different ways. We have different callings and different gifts.
I have long been aware that it’s impossible to sin when I’m caught up in worshiping the Lord. Nothing unclean will abide His presence. The problem comes in when I’m no longer worshiping, when in the inevitable fading from His presence, I begin to forget what I am in Him. Last week, during Sunday morning … Continue reading Let It Rain
During worship Sunday, I saw a map of the United States covered with random dark and light spots and the parable of the lost son came to mind. Then He [Jesus] said:” A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. ‘ … Continue reading Warning About Coming Revival
During worship Sunday, the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors came to mind and I immediately saw it as an archetype for the believer’s anointing, his position in Christ, his receipt of the Holy Spirit, his armor, his mantle. Like Joseph, it is given by inheritance, in the believer’s case inherited by rebirth in Christ. … Continue reading The Believer’s Mantle
The one common theme to my worship and prayer for some time has been a strong desire for much more of His presence; not just a little more, or an amount that’s safe. I want all of Him and none of me. I’m increasingly frustrated by the barriers between us. This longing is accompanied by a sense that … Continue reading More of His Presence
During worship today, the Lord brought two scriptures to mind, one right after the other. After reading them that afternoon, I found them to fit in with other scriptures God has been showing me about faith under adversity. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet … Continue reading The Lord is in His Holy Temple
During worship today, a story from the life of Elisha came to mind, where he prays that his servant’s eyes would be opened to see the great army of God all around them: “Now the king of Aram was warring against Israel; and he counseled with his servants saying, “In such and such a place … Continue reading Do Not Be Afraid