The Experience Beyond Belief by Robert Ricciardelli

It is important for people to go beyond their belief in God, so that they may truly move into the experiential presence of God. The power of God comes through the experience of our active participation with Spirit, and power can never be realized through just the knowledge of God. We can deepen our experience in God through relationship, prayer, and the divine applications of both the receiving and the giving of forgiveness. The God of eternity operates in the present moment, the now of today. … [Read more...]

The Living Fire by Francis Frangipane

(En Español)What we define doctrinally as "salvation" is, in truth, the entrance, and then expansion, of Christ's presence within us. As we accept Him, Christ unites with our spirit and begins His transformational work: He begins to influence our thoughts, giving us insight into the Scriptures, convicting us of sin, and creating godly attitudes within us. He brings healing to the wounds of our past, and even our mortal bodies are quickened by His indwelling.Our journey in Christ is, at the … [Read more...]

Changing the Mind of Humanity by Robert Ricciardelli

When religion is preeminently formed over an ongoing relational experience with God, it will only produce a dualistic mindset that settles on moralism, belief systems, and explanations. Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity, Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God. God desires that our foundations remain centered on Him alone, in the love and freedom that only God's love can bring. He desires mercy and not sacrifice and a divine union with Him that is … [Read more...]

The Never Ending Triumphant Trudge by James Ryle

“They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)There is action to this thing called Faith. It is not a stationary proposal; there is movement; a constant ebb and flow of ups and downs, ins and outs, advances and setbacks, break-throughs and break-ups. Certainly, there is never a dull moment, even when the lull of a laborious trek carries us through the unattended miles of unsung service.An underground river is a river nonetheless. And though men will nev … [Read more...]

Perverted Religion is Movement Away From God by Robert Ricciardelli

Religion can sharpen our awareness of who we are and who God is, and to remind us of our deficiency and the omnipotency of our Creator. When we use religion as an enforcer for God, we are not operating in the Spirit of grace and the ambassadors of His love. Religion can make someone feel superior and right, and create doctrines that justify exclusivity and hate. And yet God Himself desires love and unity for His creation. When the fullness of Christ comes, He will show the world how wrong it was … [Read more...]

The Real Jesus by Francis Frangipane

(En Español)Not only is Jesus our Savior, He is also the "author and perfecter of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2, NIV). Grab with both hands the thought that He is the "perfecter of our faith." The faith Christ started in you, He is now working to perfect.The fact that Jesus is the "perfecter of our faith" is important because even if we seek to move in prayer and spiritual authority, even if we fearlessly continue to persevere, even if we continue forward with motives purified by love, it is … [Read more...]

Woven As One Because of the Son! {a Poem} by Robert Ricciardelli

We are woven as one because of the Son,the prize is within us, so we have already won!He picks us up when we struggle to get through,then shows us the way, and makes our life new.Renewing of the mind is no small matter,and when we embrace His thoughts, it will change our chatter.Striving is not living, and it can never be,abiding in Him gives us life for the whole world to see.Obedience and not sacrifice, is the Lord's desire,when we live in that realm, He fill us … [Read more...]

You Represent the Greatest Gift by Robert Ricciardelli

Paul was not one of the 12 Apostles, never knew Jesus in the flesh, and yet many would say he has had more influence than all the other Apostles put together. This must remain an encouragement to all of us, Christ's Body, for though we have not seen Jesus in the flesh, we carry the supernatural power of the Living God within us. Paul decided that whatever this message is, it is much bigger than religion. The power of this message of love supersedes all religious activities and joins us together … [Read more...]

God Transforming Lives, a 10-Stop Journey by George Barna

Research on How God Transforms Lives Reveals a 10-Stop JourneyMarch 17, 2011Six years after beginning what he assumed would be a relatively typical research process that sought to better understand how God transforms people’s lives, researcher George Barna discovered that he had tackled a deeply challenging and amazingly revealing journey. The product of his effort was the ability to identify some of the developmental processes, experiences, and obstacles that are common across the l … [Read more...]

You Are What You Eat by Robert Ricciardelli

You are what you eat in spirit, soul, and body. What we continue to see, hear, think about, or speak forth can affect our spiritual lives. Jesus talked about partaking of Him, or in a sense eating His agape life so that we can engage optimally as His Spirit led Body on earth as it is in heaven. We will reap what he sow which directly relates to what we have been eating and digesting spiritually. It is time to change your diet. It is time to hunger and thirst for the incorruptible meals that can … [Read more...]