What is the purpose of Testing in the Wilderness?

Today, we are discussing the purpose for testing in the wilderness.  It’s really important to realize that God will never tempt us with evil, but He will test us. In this post, we will examine the life of Jesus.   Jesus was led “of the spirit” (Luke 4:1) into the wilderness to be tested. Now let’s […]

Examine your Heart in Times of Hardship

It’s important to examine your heart when times of hardship come.  There are two types of hardship that can hit us: hardship brought on by our disobedience and hardship from our obedience.  I, personally, have been really enjoying this study of hardship.  You don’t hear many people speaking about hardship in a way that doesn’t […]

What Love Is

What does it mean to love our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus?  The definition of love – God’s love – institutes a giving and prosperous mentality.   32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Romans […]

5 Deadly Sins of the Wilderness

And we’re back with yet another blog post.  This time I want to talk about the 5 deadly sins that will keep you in the wilderness (aka the place of hardship) that you are going through right now.  Some Background There are two concepts that you really need to understand in order for this post […]

Return unto Me (in Tithes and Offerings) and I will return unto You

In Hebrews 13:5-6 and Deuteronomy 31:6-8 the Word of God tells us that God will never leave us nor forsake us, but in times of difficulty and hardship it can be difficult to remember this.   As I was studying Malachi last night, I came across verse 7 of chapter 3 that says, “Return unto me, […]

3 John 2: Even as your soul prospers

True prosperity comes only when our soul is prospering. It takes getting our mind thinking for the benefit of others before we ourselves can be prosperous and live in health. Our soul is our affections and will and must be surrendered completely to the Lord Jesus.  Our Text Beloved, I wish above all things that […]

What does the Wilderness in the Bible Represent?

The wilderness is often mentioned in the Bible to refer to times of hardship.  Everyone will face hardship in their life, but it’s this hardship that offers an opportunity to grow in your fruits of righteousness, establish and strengthen your faith and allow the power of the spirit to move in your life. Main Point […]

You must Feed Yourself Spiritually

There are many aspects of how you feed yourself spiritually that parallel with how you feed your body naturally. It’s important to ensure that we remain connected to the vine of Jesus and the Word and Spirit of God to avoid spiritual starvation. It’s not good enough to simply attend church services.   Important Foundations: Spirit […]

Understanding the 3 Part Man: Spirit, Soul, and Body

Human beings as a species created by God are a three part man. We are a spirit, have a soul and live inside of a body. I love to talk about this topic of who we really are because it unlocks the Bible in a way that will make scripture just make sense!  Our Text […]

Faith Laws to Live By

Today we are discussing some faith laws that we should live by.  These are things that are extremely important to know if we are going to live this life pleasing to God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that he […]