Angels All Around, Part 2

Angels All Around, Part 2

This Christmas season, are you aware of angels? Hebrew 1:14–2:3 says:

Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation? Since all this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away. For if the message given through angels [the Law spoken by them to Moses] was authentic and proved sure, and every violation and disobedience received an appropriate (just and adequate) penalty, how shall we escape [appropriate retribution] if we neglect and refuse to pay attention to such a great salvation [as is now offered to us, letting it drift past us forever]? For it was declared at first by the Lord [Himself], and it was confirmed to us and proved to be real and genuine by those who personally heard [Him speak]. (Amp.)

The writer is giving us a stern warning. Angels are sent to us as ministering spirits, and we need to pay close attention to what the Word of God says about them. We don’t want to miss out on the great deliverance and salvation available through them.Continue reading

Angels All Around, Part 1

Angels All Around, Part 1

Any time a main event occurs on the calendar of God, the Holy Ghost will begin to surround that event with great activity—signs, wonders, miracles, and supernatural activity in many places, using many things and many people.

The First Coming of the Lord to the earth, which we are celebrating right now, is an example of that. So much supernatural heralding surrounded Jesus’ birth. Just take a look:Continue reading

The Life We Are Meant to Live

The Life We Are Meant to Live

Thanksgiving is more than a holiday; it’s part of the lifestyle God wants us to live on a daily basis. Take a look at these verses:

…He ordered my goings and he hath put a new song in my mouth even a thanksgiving unto our God. –Psalm 40:2-3, 1928 Book of Common Prayer

Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. –Hebrews 13:15, Amplified

But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ. –1 Corinthians 15:57, Amplified

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. –1 Thessalonians 5:18, KJV

Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord, at all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. –Ephesians 5:19–20, Amplified

God wants us to have a new song of thanksgiving for every occasion—and today is a new occasion!Continue reading

Do You Need a Spiritual Growth Spurt?

Do You Need a Spiritual Growth Spurt?

Have you ever thought, I need something to boost my walk with God right now?

If you have, I encourage you to consider going on a missions trip. That is one of the best ways I’ve found to get a spiritual growth spurt.

On a missions trip, you will find out a lot about yourself. You will also find out a lot about other people. You’ll even find out a lot about your organizational ability just by packing your suitcase!

Jesus said to His disciples in Mark chapter 16:Continue reading