Category: Encouragement

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...

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...

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...

Famous Christian author believed all shall be saved

Mrs. Hannah Whitall Smith is famous for her book “The Christian’s Secret of a happy life” but thanks to dishonest editors most do not realise she came to believe in the salvation of all…Here is an excerpt from the missing chapters of her autobiography – “The Unselfishness of God”...

Being God to others

The other day I was about to reach for the door handle at my work place when it opened abruptly and one of the other truck drivers got a fright when he saw me standing there unexpectedly. He actually blurted out a blasphemy: “Jesus!”Then he said, ” Yeah, it...

Eternity in the Bible

I first read Gerry Beauchemin’s book about 6 or 7 years ago and it confirmed in my spirit what my heavenly Father had been trying to show me. The internal contradiction of a loving heavenly Father who threatens us with eternal rejection if we do not obey Him had...

Trying hard to be righteous?

The people of the world will tell you that being a good person is all that is needed. They may even quote Jesus and say, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and you shall surely be okay with God—right? Who needs to be a...

What is the best way to fall into sin?

I do not mean to incite a brother or a sister to sin I ask the question to expose the truth which I hope will help those who are stuck in sinful patterns. I write to born again Christians, those who love the Lord Jesus and have received His...

Because you say you see

One of those conundrums the Lord presents for us to ponder. Joh 9:39  And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”  Joh 9:40  Then some of the Pharisees who...

Two resurrections to come

After what I wrote yesterday I think I better clarify some things. I am not one to evade certain scriptures. Everything must fit together somehow in God’s purposes for mankind and I seek Him for that purpose not only so I can be a part of what He is...

Sons of God are without fault

Rev 14:4  These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.  These ones that follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Who...

Sons of God are not some exclusive group

Many claim that the term “sons of God” is reserved for a select group known as the Overcomers. I have been exposed to this idea for years and have written from that point of view before. But lately God has been setting me free from this prideful and elitist...

Are you in the flesh?

I don’t know whether preachers still point at people and tell them they are “in the flesh”  these days as I have not set foot in a church service for over 7 years now. But back then and for a long time before that it was common to hear...

Be made ready

Exo 1:11 And they put over them slavemasters in order to afflict them with their burdens. Maybe it is a little presumptuous of me, but what is happening to me, I believe is prophetic of what is happening to many in God’s camp. The people of Israel had lived...

Let Jesus lift you up

For those who have felt the paralysing effect shame has upon the soul I offer this post. The son of Jonathan was Mephibosheth the grandson of King Saul who had tried for years to kill David. Mephibosheth means ‘Dispeller of Shame’. Not only does this boy’s name cover him in...