‘And now I am no more in the world, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name –the name you gave me- so that they may be one as we are one’ ~ John 17:11 A name has a meaning … Continue reading The Name of God: Hidden but Now Revealed
Who are you? Is a question of introduction asked by those who are not familiar with you. Rarely does God ask who we are because ‘What we are is plain to God’ (2 Corinthians 5:11). In fact, God calls us by name because ‘The Lord knows those who are his’ (2 Timothy 2:19). Although all … Continue reading But Who Are You?
When the cats are away, the mice play. When the Spirit is away, the body reigns. However, one would ‘rather be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord’ (2 Corinthians 5:8) because it is better for one that ‘the sinful body may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day … Continue reading The Last Judge
The first parable that Jesus spoke was that of the Sower. After a series of miracles, crowds had started to gather around Him. Soon enough, opposition arose. After healing ‘a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute’ (Matthew 12:22), the Pharisees remarked that, ‘It is only by Beelzebub the prince of demons that this fellow … Continue reading Four Kinds of Receivers
'Jesus sent him home, saying ‘Don’t go into the village’ ~ Mark 8:26 When Jesus came to a place called Bethsaida, ‘some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him’ (Mark 8:22). Interestingly, instead of healing the blind man on the spot as He did on many other occasions, Jesus ‘took the … Continue reading Places not for Going
‘Testing will surely come’ ~ Ezekiel 21:13 ‘I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold’ ~ Zechariah 13:9 Life is a test, and within it are series of tests. Just like a litmus test is used to figure if something is acidic or basic, tests in … Continue reading The Testing God
‘Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead’ ~ Philippians 3:13 Paul stated this after a discourse of putting ‘no confidence in the flesh’ (Philippians 3:3). Paul came to the realization that perfection is not a thing to be obtained, but a thing we set our eyes to. Jesus says, ‘the Spirit is … Continue reading Forgetting What is Behind