As I start to study the first commandment about God’s divine love, I’m beginning to understand that we can examine His love through an infinite number of lenses for eternity. So, I have picked one lens below to make a start (Philippians 1:9-11): “And this I pray, that your love [divine love] may abound still… Continue reading The Impossible Command – the first commandment in first place (Part 1).
Ignorance of Jesus’ Warnings – The Harlot Babylon
“Harlot Babylon is an attracting entanglement we are meant to recognise and expunge from our affections” (Revelation 18:4; Reference 1). Jesus is giving us a command to be attentive, discerning and active against Babylon. Why? Jesus warned us in Matthew 24 that deception would be a great challenge for believers before He returns. While many… Continue reading Ignorance of Jesus’ Warnings – The Harlot Babylon
Divine Love – the first commandment in first place
I have always been hesitant to study the first commandment. I believe this is the grandest passage in scripture, no one can understand or love this way. However, God put it on my heart again this week and I cannot hold back from seeking His wisdom on this majestic commandment. Have you ever heard a… Continue reading Divine Love – the first commandment in first place
The Call – a living room conversation
The world has changed! Australia has changed! These changes have many parallels with scripture and they are not good changes (example one see Reference 1; Isaiah 59:14. Example 2 see Reference 4; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 on the evil of ideologies). In my opinion they are changes that appear to be linked to Jesus second coming… Continue reading The Call – a living room conversation
The War Against Truth – a living room conversation
“Truth is defined by God” (Reference 1). I believe this is an understatement because I believe God is truth. His nature, character, plans and actions are truth. Scripture tells us that Jesus is truth (John 14:6), His Word is truth (John 17:17) and the Holy Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6). If there is an… Continue reading The War Against Truth – a living room conversation
New Insights – the way of the heart
Jesus the only teacher I would like to consider these posts as a ‘living room conversation’. I have been challenged by Jesus words in Matthew 23:8. Jesus told the disciples that they were not to consider themselves teachers because Jesus was the One Teacher. Therefore, I’m not a teacher but someone who has been taught… Continue reading New Insights – the way of the heart
A Crafted Prayer – God’s Justice for the Nations
Justice and truth are important to God. “Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street (the city’s forum), and uprightness cannot enter [the courts of justice].” Isaiah 59:14 (AMP Bible) When truth falls in the street, lawlessness abounds (Isaiah 59; Matthew 24:12). When the… Continue reading A Crafted Prayer – God’s Justice for the Nations
Prayer – the way of the heart into intimacy with God.
Could prayer be the way of the heart into intimacy with God? As a Christian man I have realised that I often misunderstand and undervalue the majesty of prayer. This was surprising to me because I grew up in a church that spent much time teaching prayer and there were many books in the church… Continue reading Prayer – the way of the heart into intimacy with God.
The Gospel of the Kingdom (part 12) – God’s message for the church today?
Guard your heart, watch and pray always (Luke 21:34-36). This is one of a number of exhortations and warnings Jesus gave about His return. When Jesus exhorts or warns me about something I give this very serious consideration. Jesus is truth and if He teaches me something with an exhortation or warning I want this… Continue reading The Gospel of the Kingdom (part 12) – God’s message for the church today?
The Gospel of the Kingdom (part 11) – The Eternal Kingdom
Then comes the end when Jesus delivers the kingdom of God to the Father (1 Corinthians 15:24-26). At the end of the millennium Satan who has been bound will be freed and is permitted to deceive the nations (Revelation 20:7-9). Surprisingly, this passage suggests that many are deceived and gather with Satan to attack Jerusalem… Continue reading The Gospel of the Kingdom (part 11) – The Eternal Kingdom