Wealth and Heirship and Envy by R.J. Rushdoony

By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony – bio One of the most powerful, corrosive, and destructive forces in all of history is very much at work today in all the world: envy. Envy is, in terms of Biblical faith, very clearly a sin, but, in the modern age, it comes disguised as a virtue. The motive force in much of the equalitarianism of our day is not a sense of brotherhood but an envy which seeks to level all things. Envy also masks itself as a concern, very commonly, for social justice, and it lays … [Read more...]

Desires, Dreams & White Walls by Tricia Exman

It’s fascinating that the heart is the container of those desires the Lord wants to give us when we delight ourselves in Him, and it is also the place from which flow the springs of life (Psalm 37:4; Proverbs 4:23).  I have an incredible interest in studying the connections between our heart, our emotions and our brain – it’s something that has intrigued me for the past few years and the Lord has shown me so many ways that science has proven the Truth of His Word.  Imagine, the God Who … [Read more...]

Ten Antidotes to Christian Clichés by Christian Piatt

This is the final in a four-part series on the overused (and often insensitively employed) phrases that plague the Christian lexicon. Though I felt like I was offering some insight into what to do instead of offering these clichés, some asked for more specificity or clarity. So in that spirit, I thought I’d offer a final list of things to do rather than pop off with these phrases that may mean little or nothing to the recipient, or worse, may cause unintended, but lasting, harm. Read the … [Read more...]

Traditions Can Get in God’s Way by Robert Ricciardelli

See to it that you do not become captive to human traditions and deceptive worldly principles rather than on Christ Himself. Do not depend on methods that may have worked in the past or expect miracles to be exclusive to historic places where they once appeared. God is the God of the here and the now. The past is over now, and the old places have been vacated and hold no power. The institutional traditions can never fully support you and history is never a force for today. Those who seek God … [Read more...]

Get in Union With Real Power and Life by Robert Ricciardelli

You cannot escape God within or God without. He is all and in all. The keys to establishing the Kingdom of God within you comes through your willingness to accept God into the depth of your soul, and to consciously align your will, your nature, and your being with Him. God outside of ourselves is constantly presenting His glory through all of creation, and His eternal love waits for those who might accept Him into their hearts, their souls, and their minds. There can be no power without God in … [Read more...]

You Are a Spiritual Life by Robert Ricciardelli

There are many ways to live one's life, but we prayerfully hope for people to come to the realization that they have been created in the image and likeness of God. We do not have to become spiritual, we are spiritual whether we know it or not. We are eternal whether we ever choose to live consciously in the eternal realm. We have been given the keys of life and have amazing power within us for good. The blessing or potential curse of being created in the image and likeness of God is that we get … [Read more...]

Nothing is Impossible With God by Robert Ricciardelli

With God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God is ever without power or impossible of fulfillment. We have imperfections that are noticeable by others and some that are unnoticeable. People around us are the same way, for we are all human beings in need of a God, and in need of His power. God does not cover up faults and flaws, and He makes it clear that there are no certain people exempt from failure or above others in their ability for righteousness. We must have faith in God and not … [Read more...]

The Power of a Thankful Heart by James Ryle

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7). Several extraordinary happen to us when we purpose to always be thankful. First – the power of a thankful heart keeps you from the destructive influence of bitterness, for it lifts you to a higher perspective and lets you see things from God’s point of view. Yes, people … [Read more...]

How To Measure a Transformed Existence by Robert Ricciardelli

When our hearts have been transformed by the Spirit of Christ we see all things quite differently. We have the ability to respond to the world in ways beyond ourselves, and when we go beyond the cares of self, we want to see others set free to become healed and whole. There is a desire to become a better person, to grow in love, compassion and forgiveness. The Word of God within us urges us to grow into the likeness of Christ for which we have been created. When we actually engage in … [Read more...]

Faith is the Destroyer of Fear by Robert Ricciardelli

We need to quit being afraid, and begin to step out of the boat and onto the water. Because no matter what it costs, the Kingdom of God coming through our life in the here and now is worth it, both for us and for all the people we touch. Fear will try to direct us away from the purposes of God. Faith allows for the Spirit of God to guide our every step as the Divine Navigator within us leads us from fear and into the promised land. There is nothing in this world that has defeated more people and … [Read more...]