Spiritual Warfare

  Scripture  We are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. ~Ephesians 6:12, NLT Quote Stick your perceived enemies with a knife: if they bleed, they are not your enemy. ~Jack Taylor…

Churning Mud and Dirt

Scripture “But those who still reject Me are like the restless sea, which is never still but continually churns up mud and dirt.” ~Isaiah 57:20, NLT Quote Evil never takes a vacation; not so much as a day off. ~Ya’akov Those who reject God and His Son are like restless waves on the sea: they are never…

Relevant: You Better Believe It!

Scripture Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed. Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked. ~Isaiah 59:14-15, NLT Quote Cancel culture is a pretentious form of bullying. Change my mind. Never mind, you don’t have the intellect. ~Anonymous I was reading…

Take Every Thought Captive

Scripture Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. ~Philippians 4:8, NLT Quote You can’t keep a bird from flying over your head but you can keep it from building a nest in your hair. ~Martin…

Keep Away

Scripture Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. ~I John 5:21, NLT Quote Whatever you love more than Jesus is your idol. ~ Dwight L. Moody David dreamed of building God a Temple and God allowed his son Solomon to built a temple but as Paul said in…

Two Jerusalems

Scripture And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. ~Revelation 21:2, NLT Quote Jerusalem is a city of rocks built on a hill top in the edge of a desert and yet there is something mysterious and awesome about…

The Spirit Is Willing But…

Scripture “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” ~Matthew 26:41,  NASB Quote The flesh is strong when it comes to doing its will but it is weak when it comes to doing God’s will. ~Jack Taylor In the game of baseball, you…

Baruch Atah

Scripture Bless the LORD, my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. ~Psalm 103:1, NLT Quote Make it the purpose of your life, above all else, to bless the LORD. ~Jonathan Cahn Baruch Atah is Hebrew for “bless you.” The Hebrews began their prayers by blessing God. I have always struggled…

Your Treasure

Scripture We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. ~2 Corinthians 4:7, NLT Quote What we treasure, in this short life, reveals our wisdom or our lack thereof.…

Don’t Get Discouraged

Scripture I cry out to the Lord; I plead for the Lord’s mercy.  I pour out my complaints before Him and tell Him all my troubles.  ~Psalm 142:1-2, NLT Quote Always pray and never give up. ~Jesus My mentor in the ministry was Calvin C. Inman. He was the most disciplined man I knew. He told me time…