I cannot say with certainty why it has taken a week to post this, except, "Here it is." A working Sabbath and the need for prayer, discernment and new-wine-skin elasticity when needs of circumstance cause us to question the right path to take. All glory to God!
Amongst, if not 'the', most vile of Satan's servants, perhaps even like the Devil himself masquerading as a woman, the Spirit of Jezebel is an End Times deceiver of biblical proportions. Causing many to fall away through deceit and seduction, there are many that preach about her character, some that preach about her removal but only a few who will talk of redeeming those poor souls given over to her whoredom. For it is not the prophet that prevails but the King...
A treatise on the Lord's Prayer and Jesus's advice on how we should pray.
The victory was declared at the Cross of Calvary. Though the Church of Carpe Crucis remains at odds with the whole world, it will continue to march on.
Another continent shift to the People's Republic of China and a word about the state of the Church's continued stand against the ways of the world. Still looking for support, still looking for fellowship, still experiencing communion, what next and where to for this hard pressed society?
A common mistake in Christian theology is to look for the fatness of God's provision rather than desiring the leanness of a life lived dedicated to Christ. This does not diminish our Lord's ability to provide, rather flips the idea of what that provision is, from the pearls and rubies and treasures of Heaven to the gaudy baubles of worldly, material wealth.
In his influential treatise on warfare strategy from the 5th Century B.C. the Chinese General Sun Tzu states, "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." We have an enemy, a defeated foe set aside for destruction. Yet he is an enemy who is alive and active in this present time. May you be equipped towards the undoing of his negative influence in your life, in Jesus's mighty name.
What to do when you forget your sermon notes? (Not that I have notes all the time on here.. ;-) <3 ) Pray. Receive. Share. For the glory of God, in Jesus name and for the coming of His Kingdom upon the earth.
It is an interesting aspect of a believer in God that there are no coincidences. Life is deliberate and intentional, even in the driest of deserts and darkest of valleys, the hand of our Lord can be seen to be with us and over us. Indeed, it is often in these places where it is the most obvious. A season preaching about our enemy, the Devil, is likely to produce a drastic response, and so it is, but, Oh! it is worth the fight! Unfortunately a small slice of today's sermon was lost in the processing, so not a coincidence that it is about Satan the thief that this message is dedicated, yet there should be enough to help the beleaguered observer in equipping for the ongoing fight, I pray. Onwards to glory! Onwards to victory! The defeat of an army whose leader is fallen is a rout to be sure. Glory hallelujah! Glory amen!
There is noone more powerful or more horrible in all of existence outside the Kingdom of Heaven. Yet much of the modern church fails to teach about the character and danger associated with this most detestable and unsavoury of foes. Even the Chinese General, Sun Tzu, the writer of, 'The Art Of War' knew of the advantage of studying an opponent. He wrote, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”
Michael Robert Jackson was baptised in the name of Jesus in 2012, after a forty year walk in the wilderness, ten years after he first came to Christ. He is the least of God's children.