The first words that came out of Jesus' mouth after he received the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16), submitted to God (Matthew 4:1-2), resisted the Devil (Matthew 4:3-10) and the devil fled from him (Matthew 4:11), were "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" Matthew 4:17. People have long taken this to mean that … Continue reading How to Enter the Kingdom of Heaven Here & Now
One of the common themes we hear in churches these days is that Jesus is the one who sacrificed so you don't have to. While it's 100% true that Jesus fulfilled the law's requirement for blood sacrifice, so that you could receive eternal salvation for free, just by believing, it's absolutely not true that this … Continue reading Are you Truly Willing to Follow God?
The Anti-Christ Spirit may not be what we think it is completely in the way that we have come to teach it and understand it. The anti-Christ Spirit is anything that exalts itself against the power of God and the Truth of God’s word. What is that Spirit? Each of us has this in ourselves, … Continue reading Holiness, The Power of God & The Anti-Christ Spirit
The goal of this pursuit of perfection series is to figure out we can fulfill the command given by Jesus in the book of Matthew to "Be perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect." Thus far, we've discussed this command, given it a proper Biblical definition, discussed why we have the innate desire for perfection … Continue reading Pursuit of Perfection: Let Go and Let God
Praise God, we're getting into some of the nuts and bolts about how we can get to victory in the fulfillment of God's command through Jesus to be perfect. Praise God that we have He has given us the Biblical definition of perfection so that we can understand God's perspective on perfection, not our own. … Continue reading Pursuit of Perfection: Get Your Mind Right
Today I'd like to continue in the series of articles we're working through together called "Pursuit of Perfection." Today's topic is about understanding why we desire perfection at all. Each of us does have this innate desire within us. It's how we choose to use or ignore this innate which is a big determining factor … Continue reading Pursuit of Perfection: Why We Desire Perfection
This article is the first of a follow-up series that God wants me to put together after the article I published called "Understanding Jesus' Command to Be Perfect." That article really is an overview of the ideas and concepts behind why God had Jesus command us to be perfect in Matthew 5:48, the understanding that … Continue reading The Pursuit of Perfection: Biblical Definition