An Excellent Spirit • Daniel 5:12

An Excellent Spirit • Daniel 5:12

Daniel, over and over again in scripture, is valued for having such a close relationship to “The Holy God”, the true God. But when God speaks of Belshazzar, the king of Babylon at the time, this is what He has to say: “…You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting” (5:27). May this […]

Truly Free • John 8:32-36

Truly Free • John 8:32-36

July is a special month. As we celebrate freedom, the question arises: How many are really free? My prayer is that we would grow in the freedom of really hearing from God, in the freedom of really obeying God, and in the freedom of really discerning [evaluating, judging, distinguishing] between world-acceptable and Word-acceptable! A giant […]

Jesus Anticipated Him • Matthew 17:15

Jesus Anticipated Him • Matthew 17:15

Anticipation, as it is used in Matthew 17:25, means “to come before, to anticipate, to prevent.” I take great comfort in this. Nothing would or could stop Jesus from being faithful to God’s will and work in the lives of the people around Him. That needful, spiritual work that Jesus intended to perform in Peter […]