O Happy Day!

“Before I formed you in the innermost parts I knew you, And before you came out from the womb I set you apart; I have given you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 LSB). "And it happened that when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled... Continue Reading →

Heightened Spiritual Warfare

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Those were the words of the Apostle Paul in a letter to the Corinthian church. I’m sure by now you have heard of the leaked draft from the Supreme Court that will reverse Roe. It’s not a... Continue Reading →

Are You Being Distracted?

The Hillsong Documentary, Julie Roy's latest attack on John MacArthur, The latest SBC kerfluffle, and crazy charismatic behavior all have one thing in common - distraction. The enemy uses all of these things to get believers' attention out of God's book and onto Facebook and into Twitter battles. There is a difference between Paul calling... Continue Reading →

The Word is our Defense

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.10 With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me stray from Your commandments.11 Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You." These are the words of Psalm 119:9-11 (LSB).... Continue Reading →

Blameless in the Battle

When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, Genesis 17:1 ESV From the moment I woke up this morning, I have been thinking about the phrase, “walk before Me and be blameless.” I wonder what Abraham thought when God said that? It’s... Continue Reading →

The Calling of a Christian

The book of Ephesians is a treasure trove of doctrine and practicality that every Christian should read several times a year. In it, Paul prays two prayers for the church. The first deals with the calling of a Christian, and the second deals with our source of strength. In today's post, we will look at... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Thoughts

Take every thought captive. 2 Corinthians 10:5 As I began praying this morning, I was led to take authority over my thoughts. Last night I was listening to Rabbi Curt Landry talk about the importance of looking forward and thinking about the future. One of the things he mentioned was how we all have a... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Stand Therefore

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 ESV When we talk about the armor of God it is customary to hear the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit get most of the emphasis.... Continue Reading →

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