Maranatha!

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20 NIV) After witnessing the apocalypse, the apostle John longed for that day and prayed, “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus,” and this has been the believer’s prayer ever since. It’s the desire of every follower of Christ to beContinue reading “Maranatha!”

His Word Stands Forever

“All people are like grass,    and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”  (1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV) Fall is by far my favourite season of the year. There’s something about this season that just appeals to me. Perhaps it’s theContinue reading “His Word Stands Forever”

It Is What It Is

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and don’t forbid speaking in tongues. (1 Corinthians 14:39 NLT) As I sat there listening to the discussion, I couldn’t help but join in. And while some good points were raised, I still wasn’t quite convinced that the gift of speaking in tongues was forContinue reading “It Is What It Is”

Do You Understand What You’re Reading?

Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him. (Acts 8:30-31 NLT) When a family member started to readContinue reading “Do You Understand What You’re Reading?”

Not of the World

I have told them your message. But the people of this world hate them, because they don’t belong to this world, just as I don’t… They don’t belong to this world, and neither do I.  (John 17:14, 16 CEV) Twice in His prayer, Jesus emphasizes the fact that His followers “don’t belong to this world,”Continue reading “Not of the World”