And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:13-14 Lately, I’ve come face-to-face with the stealer of joy: comparison. I’ve been learning the slow … More Faithful and True
Our culture likes to discard the old traditions, picking and choosing what they wish to hear and trashing what “doesn’t apply to them”. This is our greatest downfall in the church alone. We have called the Old Testament, the Law, old-fashioned and deemed it unnecessary – instead, chasing after the loving New Testament letters of … More Two Necessities: Law and Grace
Functions. What does the Holy Spirit do? If we are to recognize the Holy Spirit working in the church, we must understand what He does. Some things which we can attribute to the Holy Spirit are the following: Those are only a few we listed at The River Friday night. I’m sure you will have … More Kingdom Builders
The live stream from The River confirmed what I have been hearing countless times this week: expect resistance. I have been feeling huge resistance and confrontation as I dig deeper into the wells to which I have been called. Throughout the Word, wells are metaphors for the depths of the Spirit — searching for the … More Resistance
The Prodigal Son is a parable we know and have heard countless times. Last night, the lesson from The River helped bring it to my attention in a new light. There was a specific aspect of the story I had never seen: the son was still a son and was not made a servant. Breakdown … More Oh, come home.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4 When we pray for strength, Christ gives us chances to lean on Him and grow our faith. When we commit to digging a well of promise, salvation, etc. we are committing to the struggles and sweat that must take place. Digging a … More Persevere. Do not lose hope.
Last night, I was out of town, so I watched the live stream for The River. I’m glad I did. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 Quench not the Spirit… Quench: to be suppressed or extinguished. The Greek word … More Dwell…
By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the … More Unchangeable Priesthood
I was able to visit the River last night, so here’s another post sharing what I learned and wanted to share from The River. Last night’s lesson was on Breakthrough. We are the vessel of the Holy Spirit and He is the Living Water welling up inside those who believe in Him and submit to … More Wells of Life
This Passover season, it’s easy to feel like you are inadequately observing Passover as we are commanded. As a “Gentile” Christian, I have heard many times the common concern: are we supposed to observe the feast as well? I was shown a video that I enjoyed explaining it is not merely about the rituals but … More Attitude over Action