February 16, 2012
ROYAL AND HOLY: A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD
(1 Pet 2:9-10) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
We have learned that we were created in the image of God and as such, we have a God given ability called dominion. We have learned that dominion is the ability to call forth something that does not seem to exist from something or somewhere that does not seem to be able to produce it. Romans 4:17 refers to this ability as, “calling those things that be not as though they were”. We have learned that dominion is... Continue >
May 20, 2011
At Cup of Salvation, we have been studying the book of Romans during our weekly Bible Studies. Our ministers have each presented a chapter of Romans and taught the principles inherent in those chapters. Since we are in the process of studying Romans, I would like to share some thoughts that I have from chapter 2 that I feel might be relevant for us all. Enjoy!
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of... Continue >
April 26, 2011
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Tim. 1:7)
The Bible teaches about poverty and its effects on people. However, many believers fail to discern the Bible’s teachings concerning the spirit of poverty. The spirit of poverty has nothing to do with how much one owns, or what they eat or wear. The spirit of poverty can and does oppress even wealthy people; while many people who live well below the "poverty level" are not at all oppressed by this spirit. It has nothing to do with wealth or lack of it; it has everything to do with greed and the fear of loss.
The spirit of poverty is a generational spirit; therefore it is a familiar (or family-line) spirit that primarily operates through iniquity; although it can be... Continue >
February 15, 2011
(Gen. 25:29-34) And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
In the days of Jacob and Esau, the birthright consisted of the special privileges that belonged to the firstborn male child in a family. Prominent among those privileges was a double... Continue >
January 27, 2011
People often ask me what is my favorite scripture. I always correct the question to say, "do you mean what are my favorite scriptures?" I thought it would be appropriate to compile and share a list of my favorite scriptures in hopes that perhaps they might become yours as well. I pray that, through careful study and meditation, these scriptures will speak to you as they have to me.
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt... Continue >