As a pastor I have studied human nature for more than four decades and have come to the conclusion that some people are actually under the control of other people. It is almost like a spell (or witchcraft to be precise)!
Whether Christian or non-Christian, any group that has an unbalanced concentration of power (e.g. the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11, or certain points of corruption in Western European history that compromised the Roman Catholic church, such as the Inquisition) will eventually be decentralized by God so that proper checks and balances can prosper both the civil liberties of people and the aforementioned jurisdictions.Read More
Definition of soul = the emotions, the will, and the mind or intellect.
While much of the focus in the church is related to our mission, purpose, and what we do for God, not enough focus is on the matter of our essence or being. We are not human doers but human beings! The bible teaches that in our essence we are tripart: spirit, soul and body; 1 Thes. 5:23.
When we look at the early church, we see that one of the great attributes that made it a model for church history was that they cared for one another, utilizing whatever gifts and abilities they had to be a blessing to one another, even to the point of releasing houses and property because they were so committed to the gospel of Christ going to every person in every nation!Read More
Whatever you are thankful for in your life multiplies.
I remember one day I was very discouraged and realized that I was discouraged because I was focusing on negative things and wasn’t thankful. As soon as I began to thank God for the blessings in my life I immediately received strength.
Through the five plus decades I have lived in NYC I have observed many kinds of people. For the sake of this article I will break these people down into two categories: those with a victim mentality and those with a victor mentality. Those with the victim mindset interpret the world totally differently from those with the victor mindset. The former views an obstacle as an unfair challenge and the latter views obstacles as an opportunity to overcome. You can also say that in American politics candidates attempt to appeal to one group or the other. To the victims, they pledge their intervention and to the victors they promise opportunity without as much government intervention and rules.
Nowadays, with the flat-world reality of technology, it is easier than ever for key apostolic leaders to connect the world over. This incredible new ability to communicate should be done strategically and with wisdom, lest a leader fail because of a lack of focus. The following principles are important to follow for all global leaders.
Scripture teaches us in Isaiah 45:15 that God hides Himself. This means that He does not reveal Himself to casual seekers – truly it is the glory of God to conceal things but the glory of kings to search things out (Proverbs 25:2), hence it is a royal and noble task to plumb the depths of the knowledge and glory of God!
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