Faith & Doctrine

Faith & Doctrine
As instructed in John 16:13, interaction with the Spirit of truth is required in order to receive the revelatory truth of God that inspires genuine faith responses to the truth, promises, and commands of the Lord. What is presented herein is the fruit of obedience to this “guidance” and “confirmation” by the Spirit of truth.

The Promised Covenant: the most important understanding that the body of Christ can have concerning “things to come”

Every doctrine, every interpretation of scripture, especially prophetic scripture, that we believe by faith, having “heard” the truth with spiritual ears and “seen” the truth with the eyes of our heart, hinges on our understanding that there is now, and always has been, only ONE redemptive covenant between God and man, the eternal covenant written in the blood of Jesus Christ, the mediator between God and man. Thus, every man from Adam to the last millennial saint whose name is written in the Lamb’s book of life, is redeemed by this one covenant and none other.

2020-08-02T11:54:38-05:00

The Other Tree

As a volitional creation, Adam could have chosen to eat the fruit of the Tree of Life, but he didn’t. The ultimate consequence for him and for all mankind was disastrous. Those who are born again believers in Jesus Christ have the same choice to make today. Will we eat from the tree that is Christ so that we glorify Him, or will we eat from the tree of our flesh, the world, and Satan, so that we unknowingly glorify the flesh, the world, and Satan?

2020-06-01T16:59:32-05:00

What does it take to become a “friend” of the Lord

The answer may not be what you think, and those who qualify may not be whom you might expect to qualify. One of the most exciting and least recognized promises that the Lord made to the church was that He would make Himself real (manifest Himself) to the ones who demonstrated that they truly loved Him by their obedience (through faith) to the revealed truth, promises, and commands of the Lord. He who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves M e will be loved by my Father; and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him . John 14:21 NASB Then He said that those who demonstrated that they truly loved Him by “having” and “obeying” His commands, would be His “friends.” You are My friends if you do what I command you. John 15:14 NASB What He did not tell them was that their obedience to the rules, expectations of performance, and doctrines of their specific denomination would cause them to be His "friends."

2020-06-13T09:45:33-05:00

Worshipping in Spirit and Truth

The primary modern concept of worship in the majority of organized churches is the "worship service" where we sing corporate praises to our Lord. This is not altogether wrong. It is right for us to praise the Lord for what He has done, is currently doing, and will do for the body of Christ. And it is an opportunity for us to experience a deep emotive gratitude toward our Lord for what He has done and what He will do in the future. But there is a more important understanding of PRAISE that we desperately need to be aware of.

2020-05-09T14:13:55-05:00

Asking in His Name

On the day He was betrayed and crucified, the Lord explained to His disciples how they would “hear” and obey His commands after His resurrection. He told them that He would come back to them as the Counselor, the indwelling Spirit of truth who would “guide” them into all truth, even revealing the future to them, and then He gave them the great promise recorded in scripture as John 14:12-14. "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:12-14 NASB This amazing promise has been explained away through the ages by those who are spiritually impoverished as they seek an excuse for their failure to produce the miraculous works of the Lord. But the promise remains. He that believes in Jesus Christ will do the “works” of Jesus Christ in the world and whatever they ask in His name will be done, IF they "hear and obey" the voice of the Spirit, our counselor, and the voice of the Lord.

2020-05-09T09:22:34-05:00

The Appointed Time of Testing

Our Lord's fasting and testing by Satan in the wilderness for forty days was ordained by the Father in order for Jesus of Nazareth to begin His walk of faith in perfect communion and obedience to the Father for three and a half years. This was necessary in order for Him to become the lamb of God without sin who was ultimately crucified, buried, and risen on the third day having fulfilled all the Law and the prophets as a man. And it is Jesus of Nazareth, as a man who fulfilled all the Law and the prophets with whom the Father established an eternal covenant. We who are now included in that covenant are also ordained for times of testing so that God's anointing, ministry assignments, and spiritual gifts manifested through our obedient faith responses will glorify (manifest the presence of) the Lord. With that in mind the believer should not dread or avoid those times of testing, but willingly surrender our wills to the Lord during those appointed times of testing.

2020-06-01T17:03:48-05:00

REVELATION: The Lord’s Letter to the END TIMES CHURCH Chapters 2 and 3: The Lord’s Demand for Repentance

The Lord's letter to the end times church as recorded in Chapters 2 and 3 of the Book of Revelation has been misconstrued through the ages due to the failure of many to receive the true message that only comes as the Spirit of truth guides us into the rhema truth of what has been written at the appropriate time. This message has been applicable to the body of Christ since it was given directly to John by the Lord. Yet, it is to this present generation for whom this message is critical in these end times.

2020-05-02T08:42:23-05:00

Lifesong

The author was confronted by the Lord in a dream in which he discovered that he had forgotten his lifesong. And, upon discovery, he instantly realigned with his lifesong, which is the anointing and purpose of God in Christ. If we forget our lifesong (stray away from the anointing and purpose of God in Christ) we are no longer manifesting His truth, His promises, His commands, and His ministry in and through Him. But if we sing our lifesong out loud we are manifesting the glory of Christ for His purposes.

2020-05-02T08:44:12-05:00