Month: October 2017

THE DECEPTION

‘This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?’  Galatians 3:2-3 (NKJV)   There is a constant fight between the flesh and the spirit. But truth must be told. All the spiritual blessings I have received and continue to receive did not come by the dexterous practice of some formal legalistic discipline. All the blessings I have received & continue to enjoy (deliverance from sin,...

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BEWITCHING

‘O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?’  Galatians 3:1 (NKJV)   Witchcraft is real and it works to achieve different goals and purposes. Some witchcrafts are out to kill you physically while others are simply out to cripple you or afflict someone you love. But there is a witchcraft that makes you foolish; makes you unable to focus on and pursue what you truly believe. This is the witchcraft that attacks your mind and inadvertently, your spiritual beliefs. The fact...

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THE PARADOX

‘I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.’ Galatians 2:20 (NKJV)   I have been crucified with Christ but I now live. That is the paradox of the spiritual life. My life- the life that is really mine- has been crucified with Christ. The moment I believed in the atoning work of Christ and surrendered to it, the miracle happened. I don’t...

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THE JUSTIFIED LIFE

‘But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.’  Galatians 2:17-18 (NKJV)   This is the balance to the previous verse that emphasized faith in Christ as the only basis for justification. But praise God who perfectly balances all things, for many have taken justification by faith and not bothered with this understanding. Yes, only by faith are we justified and not by works; but after justification has...

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The Rare Addiction

‘I will not settle for anything less than the deep divine addiction that we call God, and I will strive to live beyond the power of thought and visualization.’– A.W. Tozer, The Crucified Life   What is your life’s addiction? What is the deepest craving of your heart? Do you long for more than what religion can provide? Are you restless for a deeper experience that you cannot even describe? Do you ache in the sweet pain for heaven’s touch & your Redeemer’s face? ‘Lord, never let my heart find total satisfaction in anything here. Deliver me from the...

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