Two Perspectives of Healing

Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” (Mark 5:30 NLT) She is simply known as “the woman with the issue of blood.” Isn’t it interesting how other people often define us by our issues. She had this issue for twelve years, had consulted many physicians, had invested all her resources, but suffered still. That is, until the day she was healed instantly by the power of Jesus Christ. She had heard of this Man,… Read More

How to Change Your City

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols. (Acts 17:16 NKJV) I’m convinced that every community has its own spiritual identity. There can be identified specific strongholds, as well as evidence of God’s work, in any city. Athens was just a temporary stop for Paul; yet he took the time to walk the city, praying and listening for the voice of the Holy Spirit to reveal to him the strongholds that needed to be broken,… Read More

The God of New Beginnings

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, (Genesis 1:14 ESV) Have you ever thought of the fact that God was the One who invented the celebration of the new year? Unlike man-made holidays, the ringing in of a new year was divinely authored. When God created the heavens and the earth He positioned our earth and spun it in such a way that every 365… Read More

When Truth Offends

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. (John 6:66 NLT) Truth divides. It confronts. It shows no favoritism. Truth is content to stand entirely alone – a pillar of strength. Jesus spoke the truth – He is, in fact, “the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” But on this occasion, when He spoke of humanity’s need to “eat of His flesh, and drink of His blood,” the resistance was palpable. Not just a few, but many people left Jesus that day never to return. Jesus did ministry… Read More

Jesus is “The Point”

But because Jesus lives forever, his priesthood lasts forever. Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf. (Hebrews 7:24, 25 NLT) The Old Testament describes in great detail the role of the high priest. Every detail given by God regarding the sacrifices, the celebrations, the sanctuary and/or tabernacle, the responsibilities and the blessings, were once thought to be “the point” God was trying to communicate to his people. Actually, each of those details was… Read More