Author: DENNIS

A Dry Tree

How many times have you been in the place of dryness and cried to the Lord over your own barrenness? There are seasons in God or in life where it seems that we are a dry tree producing no fruit….that all we are good for is the fire. This...

Yom Kippur approaches

Yom Kippur begins tonight at sundown 18th Sept. In the days between Rosh Hashana- Jewish new year and Yom Kippur- observant Jews spend time repenting of their sins. These days are known as the days of Awe. This introspection is meant to bring a sense of awe and reverence...

The true vine

When Jesus declared Himself to be the TRUE vine he was contrasting Himself with the FALSE vine. Joh 15:1  “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.    The Vineyard of the Lord Destroyed Isa 5:1  Now let me sing to my Well-beloved A song of...

Earthquake nearby was 5.3

I was sitting in my home today and began to feel and or hear a low rumbling which grew stronger and louder like a train going past on tracks….only we do not have trains here. My wife was asleep from her nightshift at the Hospital, our dog was outside...

What does my life as a believer look like

Gal 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by...

Receive the Holy Spirit

Part 1 By Dennis Rhodes  It is winter Downunder. Where I live we have mild winters with overnight temperatures rarely getting down to 0° celcius. The room temperature can be a bit uncomfortable though if we do not have some sort of heating system. In this rented house we...

You are not the old man

The Old man that you were before coming to Jesus lived under the Law of God. The Law stirs up sin and the result is condemnation and death. That is why the Old man was crucified in Christ. That Old man can never serve God in the new covenant....

See the Man and know Love

One look of His eyes is enough to cause the garden to flourish within your heart. One touch of His hand is enough  to heal a thousand wounds. Shame melts away in the presence of your King as He joyfully looks upon you in love. Let Him….. Desire only...

A coal from the fire

Our God is a CONSUMING FIRE and what do you think He consumes? Flesh. All that is a stumbling stone to us His fire –He Himself–consumes so that it is gone from us. When Jesus was offered up as a sacrifice for our sin it was in fulfillment of...

A wise Kiwi answers

I read this answer to a despondent doubting brother on a forum today and loved it…It is by Oscarr in New Zealand “The Christian life consists of faith in what God has said about you in the Bible. What would be good for you is to go through the...

Death and Hades cast into the Lake of fire

If Death and Hades are to be cast into the Lake of fire which burns forever and ever, then all those souls in death and hades shall also be in that same fire forever and ever. Even if one may say, Death and Hades are not literal places but...

The Battle of faith

Something very important in this struggle we all go through is that we live by faith not by sight. And like God we call those things that are not as if they are. Rom 4. If we look at our selves through carnal eyes we do not see righteousness....

Outer versus Inner

Most Christians are familiar with the story of God sending Samuel to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as the next king of Israel. The old prophet went to Bethlehem and one by one Jesse, the proud father of 8 sons, paraded 7 of them before Samuel’s eyes. And as...

The astounding verse of Scripture

The most astounding verse of Scripture in the Bible is found in an equally astounding Chapter. I am referring to John’s Gospel chapter 14 and specifically verse 20. It is a verse you should memorise and think upon, tossing it up and then digesting and tossing again. Ruminate on...

PREPTEMBER

The President of the United States has just issued a warning that September is national preparedness month. To be prepared for disasters and emergencies. His Presidential speech is below. In it Trump notes the disasters that have been occurring, which I highlight in red. They are the same caused...

Have you sold all?

For all those brethren who claim that we must keep the Law of God and obey Jesus let me ask you if you have obeyed Jesus commandment to “sell all you have and give to the poor”? Luke 18:22 NKJV So when Jesus heard these things, He said to...

Make no covenant with Nahash

There is a war going on which has been the case since the beginning. It is a war between Life and Death. The way this war manifests in the Church is that one side throws spears at the other and vice versa. One side accuses the other of being...

Poor and needy

Psalm 40:17 NKJV But I am poor and needy; Yet the LORD thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God. The self righteous person excludes himself from the help/grace of God. Everyone is poor...

I am a lawful citizen of heaven

This a public declaration of sorts so that there is no doubt as to where I stand concerning the Law of God. As one who is a citizen of the Kingdom of heaven which is the Kingdom of Jesus Christ I am one who keeps the commandments of God...

The Gospel is all about NOW!

For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. Now, right now is the acceptable time to be saved from sin. Right now. And...