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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life


What are excuses? Webster’s defines excuses as “Attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify.” Why can’t we simply say, “I just didn’t want to do it,” when it applies. Someone may ask us to do something we don’t want to do and we agree because we don’t want to tell them “no” and risk them being disappointed or upset with us. Then we offer up an excuse when we don’t do it. EXCUSES… Read the rest of this entry »

I Am God

The devil says, “I am going to be like God.” God simply smiles and replies, “I Am God!” End of story! It is the epic story that has caused man to struggle with his identity for ages and generations. What is it about this story before the beginning of time that has caused a cosmic war since? I AM GOD… Read the rest of this entry »

Laughing With God

What do you mean Laughing With God? I mean we should be laughing at the things the Lord laughs at. We need to line up/agree with Him. Why wouldn’t we? If He thinks it’s a laughable matter, then perhaps He would like us to join in with Him and make it a family affair. We know that He rejoices over us with singing. We know that He protects us, so just what is this we are always hearing about our enemy? Laugh in the face of danger! Laugh at those who think they have the upper hand! Laugh! Laugh! Laugh! LAUGHING WITH GOD… Read the rest of this entry »

Follow My Lead

Follow my lead, they say, but where are they going? Who are our heroes and mentors? Are they actors or real people? Do they have a real relationship with the Lord or do they have charisma? Where are they going? FOLLOW MY LEAD… Read the rest of this entry »

Bold Yet Gentle

How do the words bold, gentle, protective, and ferocious fit together? We are told in some circles, that all we have to do is just love people. That’s what Jesus would do, right? How do we define that mysterious word, ‘love’? What does it really mean? What does it mean in the context we are using it? There are different meanings for the word love based on its use. BOLD YET GENTLE… Read the rest of this entry »

My Enemy

Who is my enemy? Is it the person next to me? Is it a corrupt government? Is it a terrorist? Who is our enemy? MY ENEMY Read the rest of this entry »

Fig Leaves

Are we covered in fig leaves? Do we find ways to protect ourselves and hide our actions? Do we feel naked and exposed unless we do something about it? FIG LEAVES! Read the rest of this entry »

House On Sand

What kind of house are we building? Where are we building it? We wouldn’t just build it anywhere, right? Have we considered our spiritual house? How are we building it? What kind is it? What kind of foundation does it have? Since our spiritual house will last for eternity, surely we are giving it more thought and preparation, aren’t we? HOUSE ON SAND… Read the rest of this entry »

Kingdom Connected Or Islands In The Sea

Are we connected to the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ or are we just islands in the sea? We can even have a lot of connections, with a lot of friends and networks, but we might still be just a bigger island in the sea. The Lord gave me a simple illustration below to help bring more understanding to what He was saying to me. This can apply to different spheres of our lives including us personally, in business or work, in group settings and even in local churches. KINGDOM CONNECTED OR ISLANDS IN THE SEA… Read the rest of this entry »

Is It Me?

One of the things Jesus dealt with during His earthly ministry was the spiritual realm. So what does that have to do with me? Everything, and also it has to do with those around us. Jesus could see in the spiritual realm. He knew when He was speaking to the person or when a demonic spirit was speaking through the person to Him. The disciples also knew. There are a lot of Christians who are familiar with this too as well as a lot of others. What about you? IS IT ME… Read the rest of this entry »