How Prayer is Like a Key

Our church is beginning 2017 with 21 days of prayer and fasting. It’s something that was actually initiated by our denomination, The Foursquare Church, which has provided an app to help guide us through the 21 days. (Search “Foursquare prayer” in the App Store.) In my devotion times I have been especially sensitive to passages of Scripture that mention prayer or fasting. Today, when I read Luke’s account of Jesus’ baptism by John in the Jordan River, I noticed this phrase: “…when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens… Read More

Faith’s Victory  Over My Past, Present, and Future

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 1 John‬ ‭5:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ One of the keys to understanding the kingdom of God is an awareness that the kingdom of God has past, present, and future implications. For example: I have been saved. (Past) I am being saved. (Present) I will be saved. (Future) Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection is a finished work of God’s grace and mercy. Once my faith meets His grace, salvation is accomplished. My spirit… Read More

You Have Access to Heaven’s Resources

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19 ESV) Jesus has given to every believer the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Think of it this way: Jesus has given you the keys and access code to a safe deposit box of unlimited resource, provision, healing, peace, joy, ability, and authority. Whatever your circumstance in life you have access to heaven’s resources. You are not… Read More