How we walk in Freedom

In my post, “YOU were meant to live FREE!“, we started with this premise: “God does not deal with you according to what’s wrong with you but with what’s missing in your experience in Christ” (Graham Cooke). This must be our launching point if we’re going to cooperate with God’s intent to transform us in Christ. This requires our repentance (change of mind and heart). Continue reading

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My vent about the political shenanigans surrounding Coronavirus

Our state governor has just joined the list of several other states and issued an “emergency order” requiring face masks in all public gatherings, including churches. These kinds of measures are absurd for two reasons. First, it’s based on bad science; second, we may have a cure available right now. Either way, we should be able to open up the country, not close it down even more. Continue reading

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YOU were meant to live FREE!

Beloved, you were meant to live in total freedom. And this includes every situation or circumstance you may find yourself in; especially, the crazy times we’re living in now! So, in that regard, I want to give you some tips on “sheltering in place” today, because you’ve been placed in Christ in heavenly places! And He wants you to shelter in Him, because it’s from this place where your freedom lies. Continue reading

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Keys to developing eyes of faith

Experiencing heavenly places in Christ is the most fundamental function of being a Christian. This is our inheritance! This is what Christ died for, so that we could enjoy the same relationship with the Father He has had from eternity (see John 17:21-26).

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God” (Col.3:3). It couldn’t be any more clear. Our true life is hidden for us; it’s the treasure in the field that when one finds it they would give everything for it (Matt.13:44). And God wants you to find it! Continue reading

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How God helps us see the heavenly realm

One way God helps us see into the heavenly realm is by using our dream vision. The Lord showed me this a while back when I was asking Him about why some people don’t see anything when they have encounters with God. I know I didn’t see anything either until a few years ago. What He made me realize was that, just like He uses our inner voice to speak to us, he uses our dream imagination to help us see heavenly things. Bob Jones, who went to heaven like most people go to Walmart, used to call this our “golden imagination.” But this doesn’t mean we’re making things up; it means that God uses these “eyes” to show us His heavenly realities. Continue reading

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Following Christ is living from another realm

When my heart belongs to another realm, it won’t be pulled back into what I left behind when I decided to follow Christ, for it is the seat of our affections that determine the course our life will take (Prov.4:23). But, unlike with the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11, this “heavenly country” is not something we have to wait for when we die. It’s fully available to us now—in this life on earth. Continue reading

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This is my dream for us

Like Martin Luther King, I have a dream, and like John Lennon, I can imagine a better world. I have a dream that people would set aside their particular political views and work together for the common good. I can imagine a world without hatred and blame-shifting, and calling intolerance social justice. A world without ideologies that seek to divide us into “us vs. them.” Continue reading

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Black lives DO matter…and the BLM organization is dangerous

Okay, I’m going to delve again into this heated but critically important issue facing us today, which is summed up with the statement, “black lives matter,” by posting a short video by Dr. Michael Brown. I’m departing from my normal subject matter because I see something very disturbing happening. Continue reading

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Christ is our gateway to heaven…now!

Jesus is the gateway to heaven. As He told Nathaniel, He’s the conduit between heaven and earth (John 1:51). But this doesn’t just mean that He saved us so we can go to heaven when we die. He’s also the means by which we step into heaven now. Because, the reality is, you’re already in heaven with Christ in God. Because of what Christ has done, heaven is continually open to you and me right now. Continue reading

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Our confidence for intimacy with God

Unlike the covenant of Abraham and Moses, our confidence is not based on pedigree or performance, respectively (see my post, “How God fulfills His promise to Abraham” for explanation). Our confidence is based on placement. When Christ died, we died; when He was buried, our sin was buried with Him; and when He rose from the grave, we rose with Him, to sit with Him in the Trinitarian life of God. Continue reading

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