Being Controversial Isn't Necessarily Wrong

hand raised in praise at concert or performance celebrity idol worship

We hold religiously to the written Word because it is our guide—to test what is being said: “The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets” (1 Corinthians 14:32). The speaker should be careful since his words must be under, or subject to, God’s Word. If those who look to the Word are accused of quenching and grieving the Spirit, we are reminded that Jesus used the Word of God for finality, discernment, and power. We must do the same.

Handcuffed Emotions – Straight as a Gun Barrel but Just as Empty

Handcuffed Emotions – Straight as a Gun Barrel but Just as Empty

Let me be brutally honest: many who show contempt for profoundly deep and moving experiences with God have never experienced them for themselves. If they avoid prayer meetings, complain about extended and emotional worship, never miss a meal for God, are unaffected by the depravity around them, and are too mature to go to the altar, are these people truly filled with God’s Spirit? 

Oh God, Would You Please Rip Open the Heavens!

man in church arms up in prayer and praise

Do we really believe that all the evil in this world will simply reverse itself? No, it's only going to get worse unless God's people pull down heaven. It's time to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted. We must cry out, "Oh God, would you rip heaven open and come down?" We must wait on God and seek Him like never before because He "acts for the one who waits for Him" (Isaiah 64:4).

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