Step into The Zone…

Step into The Zone…

When you experience the awesome presence of God, you have tapped into a deeper dimension of His great grace. Oh, the overwhelming peace that imparts over into your mind, body, and soul. Nothing can describe it or take away, except when we get in the flesh.

Just as the spirit and flesh battle constantly like God and the Devil, for the spirit is always willing to go before the very throne of grace, to receive mercy in that time of need.  The flesh cannot comprehend the things of the Spirit.

You have to make the firm and final choice who you are going to follow, and put that spirit to death in you heart of hearts.  

     The veil has been torn, we have access into the very holy of holies by the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He paved the way for us. Walk in the narrow way, and put to death the deeds of the flesh. Come on now, you can do it you can come boldly into the very zone around God’s throne and receive all you ever desired in your heart according to the will of God. Amen?

The Parable of the Lousy Samaritan

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homeless-personSo in the Gospel account of Luke, Jesus tells a parable (this kind of spiritually loaded word picture), which even if you’re not a particularly religious person you’re probably vaguely familiar with, commonly known as the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Synopsis: A lone traveler is befallen by bandits and left bloodied and penniless by the side of the road. He is passed over by two religious folks (a Priest and a Levite) who both ignore the wounded man in their midst, but a Samaritan stops, binds up his wounds, gets a room for him, and pays for the man’s recovery needs.

To those not familiar with the scene and the characters Jesus uses or with his audience, the moral of the story might seem like just another feel good, lay-up, megachurch message of “Be kind to others in need.” but it’s far more scandalous and subversive than that.

Jesus, a First…

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Can We Talk the Talk AND Walk the Walk?

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Image courtesy of Unsplash.comI ironed a long-sleeved shirt for my husband, Mike, to preach in. It would be worn with his cool preacher jeans. Ten minutes into the sermon, I noticed him fiddling with his left sleeve. A gesture that continued.

After the service, Mike explained that when he moved his arms, something slid down his sleeve. It peeked out his cuff a few times. So, he tucked it back in.

Finally, the worship band made their way on stage for the last song. Mike went to the back of the room to identify the stow away. A dryer sheet with fabric softener. “Cling free” was noted on the box for static electricity.

The experience reminded me of clingy things and people. How we call kids clingy in a physical sense and adults clingy in an emotional way.

But there’s something I’d also read in the Bible about being clingy. “You shall walk…

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A Wilderness Christian vs Resting In Jesus

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Remember: After leaving Egypt, God only intended the Israelites to live in the wilderness for eleven days.  Instead, they alone chose to live in the wilderness 40 years.

How about you, brethren?  Are you currently living in the wilderness?  If yes, for how long?  Are you convinced that it is biw time to truly (and faithfully) enter God’s rest?

For Christ strongly desires to claim you as His inheritance; to live in you and communicate His love through you to a needy, lost world.  With an open heart, read very prayerfully the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden…

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