Bartimaeus may have been blind, but he could see what the religious leaders refused to see. He knew that Jesus was his Messiah and he knew how much he needed Him. Religion blinds us to truth. We need to drop our filthy rags of self-righteousness and cry out, “Have mercy on me, O Thou Son of David”.
God sent astrologers with the message that the Messiah had been born because He knew the people wouldn’t receive Jesus. Same spirit that didn’t want Jesus to be King exists in the church today. Jesus as King disrupts the kingdoms of men. If we would listen to the voice of God there would be no division in the church.
When the Spirit and Presence of God is within us, He can get us to the right place at the right time with the right message. Churches are distracted and weak, fighting each other over doctrinal issues while the real enemy rages and is robbing people of peace and hope. Put off the old man and be renewed so if you’re the one person standing between heaven and hell in a…
Jesus was a prophet and He confronted the Jews about who they were and the changing covenant. The leaders thought they could rule God’s Kingdom from the outside, but Jesus told them it was being moved inside a man. The evidence of God’s indwelling is seen in his love for his brother as told in the story about the beggar Lazarus. Where the King is, there is love and…
There were 3 men described as “devout” in the New Testament. Each story was about how God moved powerfully in their lives, honoring their devotion. Be encouraged that as we determine to be devout in our relationship with God He will use us and move through us in the same ways. Scripture: Acts 8:1-3, Luke 2:25-35, Acts 10:1-6
The Jews didn’t understand the covenant was about to end because they weren’t close enough to God to hear His voice and because they weren’t interested in giving up their kingdoms for His. The Christian Church is in much the same position today. The covenant is about to end, and most Christians have no understanding of that. We’re preoccupied with big buildings and…
Pastor Ricley teaches on Psalm 4, the difference between the sacrifice of praise and the sacrifice of righteousness, the countenance of God, and the need for relationship with God as opposed to religion.
Jesus was in a continual battle with the priesthood because they wanted to catch Him with His words to find a way to imprison or kill Him. We’re in the same battles today as more people want to fight against what’s true and right. We need the mind of God, the Word of God, the Spirit and Presence of God to answer the questions people have in this hour.
Jeremiah brought one last opportunity to God’s people for obedience before judgment. There was so much confusion over who was telling the truth most of the people were unable and unwilling to hear and were lost. Those who heard the truth and obeyed were saved. Our victory is assured through surrender.
The church has a destination and all the tools needed to arrive successfully, but the priority is big buildings and successful men instead of souls and knowing God and His plan for the end times. God showed these things by the mouth of all His prophets, so the church should know the plan because Jesus opened The Book.