Patient Soul Possession Pt. 2

Christ’s exhortations to “…endure unto the end, and the same shall be saved” (Matt. 24:13) or, “In your patience possess ye your souls.” (Luk. 21:19) are not exhortations that are dealing with eternal salvation from the debt and penalty of one’s sins.  Whether it be in Matthew or Luke the context is not spiritual salvation ...

Patient Soul Possession Pt. 1

Jesus had thoroughly prepared His disciples for the prophesied persecutions they were going to face. From the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) to the Sermon on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24) He taught and warned them. This is echoed by Peter in 1 Peter 4:12-14, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery ...

Humble Confidence

The great king of Assyria sent his messengers Tartan, Rabsaris, and Rabshakeh along with a great host against Jerusalem.  Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah came out to hear their message.  Rabshakeh presented his intimidating question, “What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?”  Hezekiah’s options, make pledges to the king of Assyria as their servants or place ...

Leading the Quiet and Peaceable Life Pt. 4

Godliness transcends partisanship and the politics of higher offices no matter their form within any nation.  The bearers of godliness have always transcended the winds of politics.  Yet, the crass conversation of politics has infiltrated the speech and attitude of those in Christ toward the very ones that God has commended His love to.  At ...

Leading the Quiet and Peaceable Life Pt. 3

The Lord Jesus Christ testified that He was the light of men and therefore the Light had come into the world.  Now that Christ is at the right hand of the Father those that are in Him, though we live in this present evil world, are to continue the tradition in His stead.  We too ...

Leading the Quiet and Peaceable Life Pt. 2

False expectations can be devastating in our personal lives, toward our spouses, in parenting, and in other relationships. Humans are sinners by nature not able to please God, being under sin with a bent to rely upon self. Expecting those in authoritative government positions to make godly decisions is the difference between light and darkness, ...

Leading the Quiet & Peaceable Life Pt. 1

The technology of the modern and post-modern world has given new wave mediums to “the prince of the power of the air”.  Access to the course of Satan’s world is available in our homes, in our cars, and now is even mobile with a mobility that exceeds the radio as we drive our vehicles.  These ...