“Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I Am.”

Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

What good is it if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save them?

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.

God is Light

Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.1 John 1:5‭-‬6 NEThttps://bible.com/bible/107/1jn.1.5-6.NET Cover…

“I Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You”

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” ~Deuteronomy 31:8

Do you struggle to believe that God loves you? That He will never leave you nor forsake you? That He longs to bless and care for you? Be assured, God loves you with an undying, heroic love!

Honor All People. Love the Family of Believers. Fear God. Honor the King.

I came across this verse the other morning during my reading and I was pierced to the heart with conviction. As I read it over and over, I came to two realizations: First – This verse is a summation of what God expects of us at the most basic level in our relationships with each other and ultimately, with Him. Sort of a ‘rule of thumb’ to live by, if you will. And secondly – I’m not fully doing any of these things. And if I’m not fully doing these things, is what little I do acceptable in the eyes of God?

Sabbatical: Update

Greetings, Fellow Bloggers!

This past month and a half have been quite the adventure. And definitely NOT what I had in mind when I set out on this sabbatical. Which, ironically has only served to further my conviction that this time away has been prescribed by God. And has also unfolded exactly as He had in mind.

Who Sets the Standard? Revisited

For many things in life, that’s really the question isn’t it? Who sets the standard? And what qualifies them to do so? In today’s society, where there seems to be no absolutes, one might even wonder if there are any standards.

Willful Blindness?

How many of us have sensed the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives only to turn away from what He has impressed upon our hearts? And if we are sensitive to His presence, don’t we feel the heaviness that comes from having grieved Him? Somehow we instinctively know that we will not move forward until we have repented and dealt with whatever issue He is addressing.

Put On Your New Self – Revisited

If there’s one thing the Bible is crystal clear about, it’s that we humans are profoundly valuable in the eyes of God! From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the story of God’s immense love for His wayward creation. And its pages reveal His sacrificial plan of redemption to restore humanity to eternal fellowship with Himself…

My Defense

If you follow other blogs, as I’m sure you do, you may have seen a post about me from SpaniardVIII that was posted this morning Spaniard VIII (who does not know me or my writing) makes some very serious charges about me which unfortunately, he did without first contacting me (as the Bible instructs us…

Full Disclosure

Recently, I have been accused of misrepresenting myself on WordPress. In what way, you might ask? Challenging those who hold to Traditional Biblical Views, in terms of the timing of the rapture of the Church. Not holding to a traditional Pre-Tribulational Rapture, yet promoting ministries on my blog that do, thus misleading my viewers as…

Are You of God?

“Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” John 8:47 ESV — Jesus —  When you hear the words of God, what is your response? Are you confused? Do you rationalize; disregard; take them as anything but literal? Do…

Planted By Streams of Water

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord , and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams…

The Kingdom Of This World

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.”Revelation 11:15 NEThttps://bible.com/bible/107/rev.11.15.NET Amen! Come Lord Jesus!

Mediator of A New Covenant

I’m reading through Leviticus right now (need I say more?) and wow, I cannot be happier to know that we are not dependent on daily sacrifices and a multitude of rules and rituals to have a relationship with God. My mind and memory aren’t what they used to be and I’m afraid I would constantly…

The Ruler of The Kingdom of The Air

On another Sabbath, Jesus entered the synagogue and was teaching. Now a man was there whose right hand was withered. The experts in the law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a reason to accuse him. But he knew their thoughts, and said…

A House Built Upon Rock

I find it interesting that among these two vastly different groups of people, the following is equally true: Both are building houses Both hear the words of God Both are subjected to the rain, flood, and wind beating against their house The outcome of each, lies wholly upon their elemental choice In this narrative, Jesus…