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Free from Guilt and Shame

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Forgiveness, Spiritual Foundation | 0 comments

Free from Guilt and Shame

Since the earliest of time God has planned a better way for us to pay the debts we occurred when we could not fulfill the law of Moses. Paul wrote, “When the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law” (Galatians 4:4-5). Jesus fulfills legal demand of the law The full legal demand of the law was fulfilled upon the body of Jesus Christ. In His work on the cross, Jesus was made sin for us. He took on the corrupted nature of flesh and blood, the wrongs of humanity, as well as the consequences of...

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Forgiveness Requires Blood

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Forgiveness, Spiritual Foundation | 0 comments

Forgiveness Requires Blood

Since ancient times, blood was used as a ritual sacrament. It was seen as the carrier of the spirit of life and character that lived in a person. Blood has been symbolic of the seat of the soul and the life force within a person. In our culture, we use the term “blood” in symbolic ways, employing idiomatic expressions like: blood money; sweat blood; blood on one’s hands; blood out of a stone; bleed someone white; blood brother. Without the shedding of blood The Bible tells us that transgressions and sins cannot be forgiven without blood. It is the shedding of blood that makes forgiveness...

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Do You Have a Strong Spiritual Foundation?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Can You Tell Me?, Spiritual Foundation | 0 comments

Do You Have a Strong Spiritual Foundation?

The still, small voice urged, “You need to be baptized again.” Why? I wondered. I’d already been baptized twice, once as an infant, and again when I was twelve. But since I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, I’d become more sensitive to these intuitive knowings. And I knew their importance—if I wanted to know God’s peace, joy, and righteousness within me. I struggled with this for some time. Finally I asked God, “Why?” Immediately He said, “Because you never applied any faith before.” I felt challenged by this: Never applied any faith? What does He mean? Lord, give me revelation I turned...

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You Can Experience a God of Power

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Can You Tell Me?, Spiritual Foundation | 2 comments

You Can Experience a God of Power

My experiences with a living God began to change me. I’d known about God all my life, but now I’d directly experienced his presence and power for myself. My faith no longer rested on someone else’s experience. I felt so excited, I wanted to tell everyone, especially my husband Jerry. But somehow I sensed that I wasn’t  to say much about my encounter with the Holy Spirit. For the next few months I went quietly about my life. During this time, the Bible became alive to me; I couldn’t seem get enough of it. Even Deuteronomy!  My prayers changed, they carried more confidence and authority. I...

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Hungry For Bread, Fish, & Egg?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Spiritual Foundation, Spiritual Path | 1 comment

Hungry For Bread, Fish, & Egg?

In his parable of a hungry child and his father, Jesus chose a loaf of bread, a fish and an egg. Why did he pick just those edibles? Because they embody essential spiritual truths! If we can grasp the inner meaning of the parable and its imagery, we’ll begin to understand the heart of our heavenly Father and the promise of finding the path of life. The force of reason by itself is not powerful enough for getting at truth. (Basil the Great) Loaf of bread or stone? For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. What man is there among you,...

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I Need The Holy Spirit

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Can You Tell Me?, Spiritual Foundation | 0 comments

I Need The Holy Spirit

Our search for God often begins with a crisis. We encounter something that we don’t have the resources or power to handle. For me, it was my child’s diagnosis of leukemia. I knew then that, if I didn’t find a living God, I would never survive this. My search brought me to the realization that I needed the Holy Spirit. This was the reason Nancy was visiting me. She now read more words from Jesus: For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks, finds…Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake, will he? Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not...

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