Never forget, oh born again Christian, that God is your Father! He knows the trials that surround you. He knows the moments when you even doubt that you can make it. He knows everything that He has for you. He sees your willingness to step out of the world. He receives your repentance. He understands your struggles. Jesus met the people in the waters of repentance to identify with us. The Lord is good, merciful, and worthy. He meets us where we are. He leads us gently in all truth and righteousness. Do you know who your Father is? Do you know His love for you? Do you know what He did to restore you to Himself? Can you fathom how God sees you? Change the things that need to change. Go fully with God today. Nothing else will work. Nothing else will save this generation. Nothing else could be more meaningful or fulfilling. Meet with God today!
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
The biblical doctrine of the sanctification of the believer has become lost to a vast number of people who profess faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Sadly, many Christians think that after they are born again, the next big event is going to heaven. Thus, life for the modern American Christian becomes a quest for their best life now.
Is that really Christianity? Is that what Jesus taught? Is that the message of the Bible? The answer is a resounding NO. There is so much more for every believer in Jesus Christ to experience. We are told this throughout the pages of Scripture. For example:
Paul wrote to the Colossian believers that Jesus Christ is our hope of glory (Col. 1:27).
To the Roman believers, Paul wrote: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Rom. 8:18). The writer to the Hebrews said that Jesus Christ is bringing many sons to glory (Heb. 2:10). And the Apostle Peter wrote in his 2nd epistle that believers will become partakers of the divine nature of Jesus Christ. Friends, it sure sounds to me like Christians have a spiritual inheritance of unimaginable glory. But don’t just see this within the context of the sweet by and by. Sanctification in the here and now is a process of apprehending the glory of the Father revealed to us in Jesus Christ.
Stay tuned for my conversation with authors Doug Woodward and Gary Huffman about their book “The Revealing: Unlocking Hidden Truths on the Glorification of God’s Children” next in this episode of SER.
Doug’s website: http://faith-happens.com/
The Revealing website: http://the-revealing.com/
When religion loses touch with God it offers wealth, status, and power – the things the world seeks. Christians must be different. Our priority must be bold service of the truth of Jesus Christ. There is power in the Lord. His view of greatness is not ours. Before Jesus washed the disciples’ feet they were arguing about who would be the greatest. Jesus turns everything upside down. Many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. How can we serve God and others? Will we put aside pretense and worldly notions of grandeur? When will we cry out to the Lord to transform our hearts? The true power of God can only be found in the humble awareness of a servant. Serve Jesus today or seek what the world can provide. You know where the true power is. How long will we resist the call of God?
So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Most Christias affirm an understanding of the Genesis story that includes the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Some can even explain what the fall meant for our first parents and for all of humanity after them.
But there exists a near total absence of understanding when it comes to associating the debauchery and depravity manifesting across America and indeed the world today, with the events of the Garden of Eden.
What would be your reaction if someone suggested to you that the real message of Eden is not something to be relegated to antoquity but is instead central to what we see today and will see in the near future? What would you say if somone told you that Jesus spokie of Eden from Calvary’s Cross?
Stay tuned for my conversation with author, speaker, researcher, and Pastor, Carl Gallups in this episdoe of SER.
Carl’s website – www.carlgallups.com
Now is the time for us to make a critical decision. Will we commit ourselves fully to the Lord or will we continue in any way to cling on to our worldly desires? Christians, please hear this message at this pivotal moment. We will all stand accountable before a holy God who has called us to stand at this time. What will you say when you are face to face with Jesus? Our cowardice will have no excuse. Our ignorance will have no amelioration. Our worldly desires will have no place. Choose this day whom you will serve. The clarion call raised in the heart of Times Square this past Sunday would surely have pleased our founding Pastor David Wilkerson. Give the glory to God today. Follow Jesus!
There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”
Steven was on Spiritual Encounters with Pastor Caspar McCloud and Jon Robberson discussing the need for Christians to represent God properly by being obedient to His will. This means surrender. This means repentance. This means change. There is no alternative. Get on fire for Jesus through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit!
Hi friends. This episode is part 2 of my conversation with Paul and Adam, the elders who serve with me at Calvary Chapel of Lima. This conversation picks up where we left off in part 1 where we discuss the theology of the prosperity gospel and the history behind it. There is some overlap between this episode and part 1 to establish context.