God has a plan for each of us and it has nothing to do with our doing better. Jesus’ hands laid the foundation and His hands will finish the work.
When we place Jesus on the throne of our minds the way the disciples did, it causes people to wonder – not at us, but at the Branch that would cause such a desire for surrender.
Pastor Ricley answers questions about the gift of tongues, finding God’s voice in the Bible and whether Joseph put the cup in Benjamin’s sack out of anger or mercy.
We have this Word, full of promises, that we can stand on that reveals to us all the things that we can do in His strength. It’s not about how we feel – it’s about the absolute truth that is our foundation. God has ordained for us to walk in victory.
Because Jesus dwells in us, and because His true church is New Jerusalem, we are a city without walls. The church is all over the world, He is all over the world in His people who bring absolute truth and government into their circles of influence.
God starts out the Book of Zechariah by reminding Israel that everything He has said has come to pass. His Word has endured, but the fathers are all gone. He promises to return to Jerusalem to dwell in His people in truth and holiness – if they will hear and obey. That promise endures today and we can escape judgment by taking shelter in Him.
God had a better idea than the stone temple. He moved inside His people to change our thinking. He created lively stones who would hold themselves accountable to the Word of God. We will be a visible temple for all the world to see – living in the full stature of Christ Jesus.
The Book of Hebrews serves as a reminder to us to go back to the foundations of what Christianity is. Our relationship with an indwelling God who directs our path daily as we yield to Him sets us free from bondage to the law. We can lay aside the weight of trying to get ourselves to heaven. Faith in His promises reassures us that as long as we stay in relationship with…
Jesus cautioned us not to judge by what we see and/or hear, yet we do wisdom the carnal way. Our flesh will always side with Barabbas. Our flesh looks at the story of Cain and Abel and we feel compassion for Cain and judge God as harsh – but God knew what was going on in Cain’s heart towards his brother long before he killed him. It’s not about man’s wisdom – it’s all…
Pastor Ricley preaches on the book of Nahum and its significance for the hour we’re living in. This is a time of decision – the world or Jesus? In or out? Earthly minded or heavenly minded? Born of man or of God?