The Dimension of Faith: part 1 (Hebrews 11) What comes from the Unseen

Hebrews 11 is the most complete Biblical explanation that one could study concerning the whole issue called faith. Faith is an internal struggle as we deal with two distinct realities. We have the seen reality and the unseen reality.  Faith has no root in the seen realm.  However it manifests into the seen realm as a result of work done in the unseen. We are going to study this area in detail not as a theological exposition but from a standpoint of gleaning revelatory material that opens our eyes and causes us to apprehend everything God has for us. The … Continue reading The Dimension of Faith: part 1 (Hebrews 11) What comes from the Unseen

The Pascal Week part 5: Resurrected Body

The Bible is quite plain that the risen Body of Jesus was glorified with a glory of new life. The Lord knew no limits with this Body. He could appear and disappear at will. He did not tire nor was confined to the laws of nature. Jesus was demonstrating that His Church would be glorified with new life starting with the Outpouring of the Spirit. Jesus was taken from them and He asked the Father to send the Spirit to bring forth His Body in the earth. yet what we see is contradictory to what is the spiritually real. How … Continue reading The Pascal Week part 5: Resurrected Body

Pascal Week Part 4: It is finished!!!

The exclamation of Jesus on the Cross as He gave His last breath: IT IS FINISHED. This exclamation marks the end of the physical part of the work of Calvary. Of course we have celebrated Good Friday, and moving toward the glorious celebration of the Easter Day. Resurrection Day. I have been meditating on what to write at this time, as you may have understood that the posts on this site never fall into a definable pattern. God inspires and moves to write. I struggled with the fact that yesterday I could not write, but God reassured me that this … Continue reading Pascal Week Part 4: It is finished!!!

Pascal week part 3: The preparation of the Upper Room

Today we are studying the major part of the preparation of the Disciples for the most darkest time, the most testing time ever in their lives. What was that test? 1. The Revelation of the Betrayer 2. The demonstration of humility 3. The departure of Jesus 4. The Greatest must be the least 5. The Absence of Jesus and the Presence of the Spirit. The preparation of the Upper Room is essential for any ministry or any body of believers to access the fullness of the Spirit and the demonstration of authority as fruit of that preparation. It is essential … Continue reading Pascal week part 3: The preparation of the Upper Room

Pascal Week part 2: The fig tree and two contrasting visits

Mark 11 We stay in Mark 11 for the message today. We examined the Entry of Jesus in the Temple. Now we see Jesus go into the Temple and observe. He leaves the temple and retires in Bethany for the night. The next day we see Jesus pass by the fig tree and we see Him examine it. Then curse it.  It seems unfair as the disciples noted it was not the time for fruit. The effect of the curse was noted later as it had withered. For those of us not accustomed to fig trees we may see that … Continue reading Pascal Week part 2: The fig tree and two contrasting visits

The Pascal Week part 1: Entry of the Servant King

Once we study the week of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection we desire to revisit the Bible narrative.  Not that we want to traditionally remember but because is that holy week we have no choice to revisit the greatest happening of all eternity. We read of the entry into Jerusalem as a watershed event. There are 3 preparations taking place. Jesus own preparation for the task ahead Disciples own preparation for the days ahead Jerusalem’s preparation for the events ahead. What we know is that as Jesus is set to enter the city the type of entry would determine the reception … Continue reading The Pascal Week part 1: Entry of the Servant King

Abraham Part 11: The Proof is at the well

Genesis 24 Here Abraham is a new widower. His wife had just died and gone to be with her people. Having accomplished her mission in birthing in old age she is now taken to the place where she would come into eternal inheritance  (Ephesians 4). Now Abraham turns his attention to the continuance of the line through Isaac. That is to find him a wife. One thing we must remember is the importance of looking to the future beyond our lives and beyond our influence to guarantee the lineage we created. How many ministries and Churches invest in the next … Continue reading Abraham Part 11: The Proof is at the well

Abraham Part 10: oh that Ishmael shall live before you

The difference between Blessing and Covenant Genesis 17 We sometimes confuse our faith by affirming that it is enough to be blessed. Blessing can take many forms; it can be material; health and good fortune in every area of life.  Abraham was speaking in Genesis 17 In the context of covenant.  He wanted to know from God if Ishmael could be included in the covenant that God was making with Him. God said: no; but I will bless him. When we look at that we can miss such an important rich opening in our understanding to the way things work … Continue reading Abraham Part 10: oh that Ishmael shall live before you

Abraham Part 9: When God changes your name He changes your destiny

Genesis 17 In Genesis 17 God approached Abram on the basis of covenant. There are seasons when God comes close. God wants to come to you to do a work through you. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.  And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. Genesis 17:5-6 KJV Indeed even this day He will change your name.  Abram means “exalted father” but Abraham “father of many”. The … Continue reading Abraham Part 9: When God changes your name He changes your destiny

Abraham Part 8: The God that made you to laugh

Genesis 20 There comes the appointed time that Sarah conceives and then gives birth. There are several miracles here. First a womb that was dead was made alive. Second a seed was released to be fertilised. Third the seed grew into a full term baby. Here God wants to show us that when we are conceiving the things of God we need the reviving of our “womb”. Then there has to be seed released.  That seed is the Word grasped by faith.  It is received. Then there has to be an interaction for that seed to become a living soul. … Continue reading Abraham Part 8: The God that made you to laugh