God is Not in Control By Robert Ricciardelli

Presuppositions are not absolute truthThe title "God is Not in Control" may at first glance shock you, but let me explain. There are many believers that have fallen into a deterministic world-view. This view presupposes that all things regarding the people of God have already been determined, and that He is in control of all things. This presupposition directly opposes the reality of what the Word of God actually teaches us about the Father and His choosing to give freedom of choice to His … [Read more...]

The Power of Fusion with God and Each Other by Robert Ricciardelli

We are quickened through Christ to live a life that is born from above. We are connected to God and each other which collectively brings forth the fullness of life on earth as it is in heaven. The divine fusion of God in each of us and through each of us gives us experience in the collective and connective power of God. You will never find spiritual enlargement as an isolated, separate individual, but in relationship with others we can witness the expansion of the unseen power of God manifest … [Read more...]

Dying So That We May Truly Live by Robert Ricciardelli

There is a day in which we must die. Die to our self-focus, our opinions, preferences, tastes, and will. We must die to the world and its approval or critique, and die to the approval, blame or shame of even of our family and friends. We must look at our lives as one with God and one in God. When we can truly die so that we may live the freedom life that God has designed for us, we can then show ourselves approved to God alone.Do you see dying to self a positive thing?It is important to … [Read more...]

The Political Illusion by R.J. Rushdoony

The Political IllusionBy Rev. R.J. Rushdoony – bioIt would be absurd to deny the importance of politics, but it is also very dangerous to over-rate it. one of the persistent problems of christendom has been the tendency to over-rate both church and state. In Numbers 18:21-26, we see that God orders the tithe to be paid, not to the priests but to the Levites, whose varied functions included education. Thus, worship per se received mainly a tithe of the tithe. At the same time, the civil t … [Read more...]

Faith Without Humility is Going the Wrong Way by Robert Ricciardelli

One of the greatest indicators of spiritual maturity is to realize that there are things that you just do not know. It is the understanding that the more you learn of God, the greater His majesty and mystery becomes. People living in the divine ways of the Spirit are always humble and forever beginners. Those who are pride filled "know it alls", always right and never wrong, are far from the heart of God. If you are not humble, one knows you have not experienced the Holy One which utterly … [Read more...]

Overcoming Our Presuppositions by Robert Ricciardelli

Locked and loaded in our presuppositions can cut off meaningful conversations, relationships, and truths that might be discovered through the perspectives of others. The suppositional truth we have adopted may not be absolute truth and if we become constant learners, we will evolve towards greater truth and understanding of God, ourselves, and the world around us. We must be willing to challenge our belief systems and allow for the Spirit of God to sweep away the false from our minds to make … [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 created us … [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...]

Shining Bright in the Darkest Hour by James Ryle

“…among whom you shine as lights in the world” (Phil.2:15).The prophet Daniel wrote, “the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do great exploits; they shall prevail valiantly” (Dan.11:32). The backdrop for this splendid display of moral courage and social action was a time when deceit and flattery from political leaders had seduced the mindless masses into settling for a meaningless existence.That’s when the people of God shine the brightest – … [Read more...]


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