“I AM… DEBT… FREEEEEE!!!!!”?
Is unfinished work a debt?
Have you ever heard the callers call into Dave Ramsey’s national radio talk show and scream those very powerful words?
You can hear the freedom in their voices and screams after they paid off their debts and often EVEN their house. You can feel the joy in your heart as you celebrate with them and can’t wait to join their ranks.
I have always followed the idea of being “totally debt free”. I mean house and everything. But, recently, I have discovered there may be MORE things than money that are keeping me in bondage.
Is owing money to a person or a bank the ONLY kind of debt there is?Continue reading
Are names special and unique with God?
Are names important with God?
Ponder Exodus 6:3, Exodus 3:4, Exodus 23:21, Is 52:6, Jer 16:21, Philippians 2:10, John 14:13-14, John 16:23
Have you ever noticed that some people in the Bible are “given a name”, some are “called” and some just are?
Sometimes they are even “called a name“. Have you noticed this?
Let me give you some examples.Continue reading
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Are the women of this world the reflection of God’s true love?
This morning in my studies and quiet time many deep and amazing things are being connected for me and I ever so grateful to the Lord for that.
I am beginning to see powerful glimpses of the TRUE hierarchy of things in the hidden realm of the Spirit. What I am seeing in “pieces” is surprising (yet some parts not so surprising) and wonderfully beautiful.
I keep wanting to share more specifics about these powerful “glimpses”, but feel I can’t quite get a strong “foothold” or foundation to start from.
He just keeps going deeper and deeper. I feel “settled” and then something else shows up that is even deeper… and deeper…. and deeper. I am constantly realizing there is NO end to the glorious depths of our wonderful father. So, we must starts somewhere or we may never start at all.
So, the question and “theme” that comes to me most today is…
Are women the TRUE servants who most exemplify God’s true, sacrificial love?
My heart screams YES!
Remember the words of Jesus “the last will be first and the first will be last“? Matt 19:30, 20:16 (Men this may be a great scripture to ponder…)
Look at all the wonderful things they have done for us in this world. Isn’t it amazing?Continue reading
Is there scriptural evidence that man “evolved from an animal”?
Ever wonder about the theory of “Evolution” or the true age of the earth?
Many scientists argue the Earth is millions or possibly even billions of years old and that humans “evolved” from the animals.
Bible scholars believe the earth is roughly 7,000 to 10,000 years old (based on the generations revealed) and that we were formed from the dust of the ground and God put his spirit inside us.
First, does God’s Word give us any indication that we may have evolved from animals?
The answer may greatly surprise you.Continue reading
Who created this current world?
I have been finding and seeing a little 3 letter word in English that is suddenly becoming very important to me.
It’s the word “the“.
Do you ever think about that tiny yet ever so important word?
Is there a difference between “a car” and “the car”? Or between “a doctor” and “the doctor”?
How about “a store” and “the store”?
I think you get the point. One could be any but if the word “the” is there, it is a specific one that all of us know.
It is “the” one and there is no other like it.
With that thought in mind, look at the following verse:Continue reading
Is there more to “sin”, “son” and “sun” than we realize?
I never cease to be amazed by God.
He works in such mysterious and yet simple, “everyday” ways. I was just talking to my younger teen “son” about our Sunday goals before I release him to his computer. I started to hear a thought in my head (probably based on one of his simple yet profound thoughts) about the words “sin”, “son” and “sun”.
I knew I need to go look deeper to see what was going on. I have trained myself to pay very close attention to all my thoughts. I believe they are very important if we want to truly hear from God.
I know that the “sun” shines on the “earth” in our physical reality or our natural body. But, in the Bible God sometimes uses “son” and “sun” interchangeably. Also, he sometimes uses the word “earth” interchangeably with “body”. (Our “body” is even made of the “dust of the earth”) I believe this is NOT a coincidence.Continue reading
Remember the game we played as children called “find the difference” between two things?
That is what I get to do all day in my work of solving computer or network problems.
I have to find the difference between what they have now (a “problem”) and compare it to what they had before (the problem was present). If I can remove the difference (what changed) then the issue will be resolved and person very happy! Their computer or network has been “restored back to the truth”. That’s how I see my work… as “fighting the forces of evil”. 🙂
Maybe we can use this skill to study God’s original words he gave us and tell us when he is speaking about the same thing or something different?
Let’s see.Continue reading
Should we be changing God’s “signs”?
Mankind has done some GREAT things, hasn’t he?
He has also done some “not so great things”.
One thing that man has done is taken Gods original words of living truth or “signs” as I like to call them and tried to assign meaning to them for us in our own native language.
This is AWESOME or how would we ever know what God was saying at all?
The original words God gave us were in Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the new (with some other smaller exceptions).
I suspect that sometimes man was correct and sometimes he wasn’t. Sometimes he simply couldn’t see the bigger picture God was revealing. I know I often can’t until he unveils it in my minds eye and I have that powerful “ah-ha” moment I share so often.
Maybe he even saw the truth but didn’t believe it?
Or even worse… Maybe some other men had darker motives and they may have wanted to keep the truth from us for whatever ever reason?
Whatever the motive was, should we simply accept what man says based on “blind faith”? Or should we dig deeper to see if God meant something else? Do you think God rewards those who dig deep into his words in an effort to know him better?
Let’s look at some verses and compare what man said in the translation vs. what the original word was (as best as man can ascertain).Continue reading
Are our bodies a living sacrifice or a “fire offering” for God?
Ever deeply ponder these verses and study the OT law while believing that “God is one” and try to believe they are speaking of the same thing?
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship Romans 12:1
“For everyone will be salted with fire. Mark 9:49
Here is what I hear powerfully from within today as I study Leviticus and it causes me to have great internal rest and trust of him no matter what occurs today in my outer man or what humans call “life”. God IS in total and complete control of every aspect of our lives and the end result. We will die. But it ends with a powerful and amazing surprise. LIFE. True life.
Please allow me to speak boldly and share what I am hearing and have been hearing so strongly from within. Here are the questions I ask the Lord and write what I hear as I study.Continue reading
If anyone studies the birth and early life accounts of Matthew and Luke closely, they will soon notice a huge
What year was Jesus born according to the Bible?
problem. One that the most brilliant scholars and minds of today can not answer.
The birth year of Jesus.
It’s the year “0” isn’t it? Well, we know there is no year “0” as the calendar went from 3 BCE to 2 BCE, 1 BCE to 1 AD/CE, 2 AD/CE, 3 AD/CE, right?
But, his birth marks the change of our entire calendar system. Yet there is a year missing. The year “0” that “divides” one side from the other. Ponder that. It’s powerful and amazing.