Monday, February 20, 2006

Don't confuse religion with Christianity

Don't confuse religion with Christianity. Huh?? I hear you say...Remember that Jesus got the greatest opposition from the religious who prided themselves in "the knowledge of God". Sinners loved HIm. "But I thought it was all about being religous.." you might say. No. It's about relationship. He didn't die so you could have religion, He died so you could have life. Confused?? Just talk to Him, He'll explain it better than me.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Locked up demons

I have to be honest and say that I am greatly encouraged by the fact that when Jesus died on he cross He "led captivity captive" and made a "public display" of the defeated demonic powers that are in operation on earth (check out Ephesians chapter 4). Recently on the world stage we have seen huge demonic demonstrations. The temptation is to despair that the enemy is winning but, thanks to God's word, we can be sure of the exact opposite, namely that there is not a single demon in opeartion on this planet that was not publically displayed as defeated at Calvery. Good to be on the winning side isn't it. And if you are unsure which side you are on then turn from your selfishness and sin and turn to Jesus who bled and died for you. Nice also to be part of God's "mop up crew".

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Never saw the like!

"we never saw anything like this" the crowd said after the healing of the paralytic by Jesus in Mark 2 (verse 12). There's a whole bunch of religous churchianity that the masses have seen and have understandibly gown quite bored of over the years. But when God re-emerges with his anointing to heal and touch lives through believers who, for a change believe, as He is doing in many cases today, people will again be heard saying "we never saw anything like this" . Such is the Kingdom of God.