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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Giving Thanks: A Healed Man and a Whole Man

 Luke 17:11–19 is the story of ten lepers who lived in a remote village between Jerusalem and Galilee. In those times leprosy was a dreaded disease (see Leviticus 13 and 14 for an explanation of the horrific plight of those who had leprosy). People were exiled, they lived alone, they were cut off from the […] Continue reading…

Contrasting Ways of Responding to God’s Presence

 My last post highlighted king David and bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. To the Israelites and David, the Ark clearly signified God’s presence in their midst. This post examines two contrasting ways of responding to God’s presence from 2 Samuel 6. As the Ark comes into the city, on its way […] Continue reading…

Seeking God’s Presence

 One of the most sobering stories found in the Bible revolves around how both sinner and saint responded to God’s presence. Both 2 Samuel 6 and 1 Chronicles 13, 15 and 16 describe how Israel went about moving the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem from the house of Abinadab where it had been […] Continue reading…

The Rewards of Warfare Worship

 In my last post I wrote about Jehoshaphat and his spiritual response to a natural battle.  In terrible circumstances this man of God chose to seek God. He didn’t let his fear paralyze him, but rather it motivated him to seek the Lord through prayer, fasting and asking Him for help. He led his people […] Continue reading…

Warfare Worship: Responding Spiritually to Attack

 We meet Jehoshaphat in the book of 2 Chronicles. He became king of Judah, the southern kingdom, after the death of his father, Asa. The Bible tells us that God was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the way of David (2 Chronicles 17:3). King Jehoshaphat sought the Lord God of his father and walked […] Continue reading…

Living in the Authority of Jesus’ Name

 The name of Jesus is above every name (Philippians 2:9–11). It has the power over any other name. When Jesus said to His disciples, “ask for anything in my name” (John 14:13–14), He used a Greek expression that can also mean, “make a claim based on my name.” He gave the disciples and He gives […] Continue reading…

Winning Our Spiritual Battles

 Winning spiritual battles, whatever they might be, is directly related to the Holy Spirit’s power flowing upon into and through our lives. Jesus gives us a tremendous example in Matthew 12:22–29.  He just cast out a spirit from a man and some of the Pharisees were watching. They accuse Jesus of casting out demons by […] Continue reading…