Why does God bless some people and nations with greater worldly provision than others? The answer comes straight from the character and nature of God.
The antidote to the soul-poison of materialism is giving. The Bible has much to say about giving because giving flows from the heart of God who is a giver. Being made in His image, we thrive when we give, and we suffer when we hoard. So, how do we give? You'll be surprised and compelled to hear the answers!
The second message in the "10,000 %" series uncovers two keys to real eternal reality and prosperity. Visit two graves that illustrate these keys, and truly come to understand the character and nature of God who desires to give and to bless.
There is no country like America. But as we see her freedoms shaken and her foundation crumble, what can God's people do? The book of Esther gives us some parallel experiences with the Old Covenant people of God from which we can glean some principles concerning God's character and nature to sustain us during these alarming days.
Have you ever uttered the phrase "I had my heart set on ____________." What our hearts are set upon is primary in our minds and emotions. Jesus gives us investment advice to keep us from setting our hearts on things that turn out to be very bad investments.
This message was directed to young people who just finished a school year and headed into summer. But what kind of summer? When we, young and old alike, invest our time to seek the Lord, our hearts change. That is what happened to King Josiah in 2 Chronicles 34. Life flows out of our hearts. So when our hearts change, all of life becomes something purposeful instead of wasted; something defined instead of malleable; something strong instead of weak. God, change our hearts to seek you!
The Lord used this message to bring a very special friend to Christ in 2012. Just thought I would share it here!
Eph 1:13-14 describes the Holy Spirit as "...a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance..." He is the 'life' in 'eternal life'. He is what is born in us when we are born again! What are the results of having the God who created all things out of nothing come to dwell in born again ones? The impact is profound! Lord, let it be so!
Prayer is about TRANSFORMATION from God more than getting INFORMATION from God. Romans 8 says that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. This great truth is preceded by the revelation that the Spirit of God intercedes... prays for... us! What is that all about?