Get ready for a bit of un-masking. There are days that I am not sure I’m sure. And I suspect that if we all unveil we would be shocked at the lack of surety in those around us.
Can we really be sure of anything? Some would say only taxes and death are sure. Thankfully, that is wrong. There is much we can be and become sure of. But, we must daily walk in Grace by faith in the Lamb of God to experience what is already sure/true about us! While…
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The Reward of the Lamb
"Still, it's what God had in mind all along, to crush him with pain. The plan was that he gives himself as an offering for sin so that he'd see life come from it--life, life, and more life. And God's plan will deeply prosper through him. Out of that terrible travail of soul, he'll see that it's…Continue
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"The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and care for it. 16 But the LORD God gave him this warning: "You may freely eat any fruit in the garden 17 except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit, you will surely “die” (to die is to forfeit a living/intimate relationship with God)." (Genesis 2:15-17, NLT)
25 “Now, although Adam and his wife were both naked,…
"You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him (not working to please him by self-effort). That's right--you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he…
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"Long before He laid down earth's foundations, He had us in mind as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love."…
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"I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward--to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.
So let's keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of…
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"I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward--to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not…Continue
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Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." Matt. 6:34 The Message
Living in the moment, in his presence, may be our biggest daily challenge. Why is living connected to…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on March 6, 2017 at 3:12pm — No Comments
Do you live in a “NOW” faith? Honestly, I am prone to living ‘unconscious’ to my faith more often than I want to admit. I’ve discovered a spiritual reality that I don’t like while it’s happening. Shaking, trials, temptations and tribulations awaken me again to my personal life of faith. After the awakening I am again acutely focused on the wonderful gift of faith that Jesus shares with all who would receive.…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 28, 2017 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Today is a fresh invitation to love. A love that awakens potential. A love that calls to love as he loves.
“If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating (not fully loving) his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a…
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Hebrews 11:1-10 KJV
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we…Continue
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Living beyond measure! It is our hope, purpose and destiny. Our norm in Jesus is measureless living. With blessings, giftedness, hope, joy, and peace without measure. All wrapped in a life of UN-measurable love!
Instead; do you catch yourself being guarded around 'certain' people? Imagining they will judge your reality by the smoke…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on February 14, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Ekklesia in History
In the 1600’s the early Quakers applied this format to their meetings (based on the practises of a group of dissenters called the ‘Westmoreland Seekers’). This started a spiritual awakening in England which spread all over the world. They met in silence and waited on the Lord - only speaking when prompted by the Holy Spirit. This carried on until the late 1900’s when they adopted a more traditional church format.
Then in the 18th Century the early Methodists…Continue
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“What dynamic transforms us into the image of Christ? Is it through will power, looking at the law and being determined to never sin again? Is it through the power of shame and guilt that we are transformed?” (Pure Grace)
I think not! God forbid! May it never be! “I suggest that there is no other conclusion which can be drawn from those who teach versions of legalism? They say if you can make sin look grotesque enough, believers will stop sinning. How is that working for you? I have a…
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These are rife at the moment - accusations back and forth about who's done this, that or the other. What we're seeing as we look at church history is that there's been a different kind of conspiracy taking place and it goes right back to the Third Century when Constantine adopted Christianity as the state religion. By making it the state religion he imposed a structure on the church that it was never supposed to come under. He knew that he was never going to…Continue
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What should a disciple look like? We know we’re all called to persevere, to continue in the word - all the important things Jesus said to his followers. But there seems to be one element that we ignore to our peril. In John 13, Jesus states in no uncertain terms what he’s looking for:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one…Continue
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1 heart + 1 mind = 1 voice
In a night vision I was in the heavens with the angel of the Lord and we were looking down on the United States. I asked the angel of…Continue