12:7.10 (138.5) This very love of God for the individual brings into being the divine family of all individuals, the universal brotherhood of the freewill children of the Paradise Father. And this brotherhood, being universal, is a relationship of the whole. Brotherhood, when universal, discloses not each relationship, but all relationships. Brotherhood is a reality of the total and therefore discloses qualities of the whole in contradistinction to qualities of the part.
12:7.11 (138.6) Brotherhood constitutes a fact of the relationship between every personality in universal existence. No person can escape the benefits or the penalties that may come as…
Receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior is a momentous event. But have you ever wondered what happens next?
The good news is that being saved is just the first step in your Christian life. There’s so much more to being a Christian! Jesus Christ is now living in you, and He wants to have a personal relationship with you. For this to happen, it’s critical to understand the importance of your human spirit according to the Bible.
In this post, we’ll look at some key verses to explore how knowing about our spirit can affect our Christian life.
When we were saved, we were born again with the life of God. What a truly wonderful and joyous experience! But regeneration is only the beginning of our spiritual journey.
After we’re regenerated, the next step is to consecrate or give ourselves to the Lord. In this post, we’ll look at the meaning of consecration, and why it’s a crucial step in our life-long journey with the Lord.
In religion, the word consecration is commonly used in reference to the official ordaining of a person to be a pastor, priest, or missionary. This use implies that consecration is something that’s…
Sometimes, we have to go through circumstances that we don’t understand. Knowing that all things work together for our good encourages us and gives us hope for the future. Here’s a remarkable promise for us today:
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28)
“But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives…’” (read Job 19:25), Job said when he was tested and tried on all sides. Illness, grief, pain, suffering, spiritual attacks…and to top it all off…
HOW DOES GOD’S LIGHT HELP US GROW?
Once we believe in the Lord Jesus and receive Him as our Savior and our life, we need to grow in this divine life day by day. But we can’t grow just by deciding to, or by exerting our own effort. Just as a child needs to eat healthy food every day, we children of God need to receive spiritual nourishment daily so we can grow in our Christian life. In addition, another crucial element for our Christian growth is God’s light. …
“And the people stood at a distance while Moses approached the deep darkness where God was” (Exodus 20:21). We usually associate God with light. He drives out darkness. Yet, Moses entered the dark cloud where he met God. The greatest revelation of God Moses received came in the midst of thick darkness. God was there even in the darkness.
Do we expect to find God in the darkness? Often, we look for Him to show up and deliver us from our darkest moments, but do we seek to find Him in it? It’s interesting that Exodus describes God as being…
Several times throughout the Bible, we can see God speaking to His people, especially through the voice of His prophets.
Isaiah announced Jesus’s coming and prophesied the saving work that our God would accomplish hundreds of years later. The prophet gives us a crucial piece of information about Jesus: “And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (read Isaiah 11:2)
In other words, Jesus would continually be inspired by the Holy Spirit, always sensitive to…
WALK WITH GOD TODAY
The Bible emphasizes God’s love manifested through Jesus: “We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:16)
God is powerful in His love! He became flesh by coming to Earth in the person of Jesus. His love is mighty: He offered His own Son, His only Son, as a sacrifice to reconcile us with Himself.
In this extraordinarily powerful gesture, God has done everything:
We know the importance of encouraging others, but do we really know how to effectively encourage ourselves? And how is this possible in a world of daily pressures?
King David often endured harrowing situations, and the pressure was immense. One day, as he and his men were returning from yet another military expedition, they discovered that in their absence, their enemies had stolen their wives, children, and wealth.
Challenged to Trust
“Remember the long way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commandments. … Therefore keep the commandments of the Lord your God, by walking in His ways and by fearing Him” (Deuteronomy 8:2–6).
Do we allow God to challenge us to trust Him? As Moses gave his final instructions to the children of Israel, he reminded them of God’s provision for them in the wilderness. …