Kingdom


Burning coals

Have you ever come across one of those scriptures where you think, ‘that just doesn’t seem to make sense’? I did this week! It’s one I’ve read loads of time before, and yet never considered what it really means. I was listening to Bill Johnson from Bethel, California, preaching on Romans 12 and he highlighted verse 20, here it is in context: Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary:......

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Life in the cross

A little while back our pastor said something which I find very profound. Something that most of us know, but somehow it impacted me with fresh revelation. : -‘There is life in the cross of Jesus and (spiritual) death without it.’ The scripture that came to mind with these words is John 10 v 10 ‘The thief (the devil) does not come but to kill, steal and destroy. I (Jesus) came that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly’ I imagine that most people associate the cross with......

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Kingdom lifestyle

Mark 9:14-29 describes a story of Jesus healing a boy of an impure spirit. The disciples couldn’t drive out the spirit, but Jesus did. After the event, when the disciples and Jesus were in private, they asked of him, “why could we not drive it out?” Jesus replied, “this kind can come out only by prayer [and fasting].” After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.” Mark 9:28-29 NIV Prayer and fasting is a great......

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Let there be light

I was reading an article the other day about a group of 6000 young people in Salzburg cathedral, filled with the Holy Spirit and worshipping God in that place. What an awesome sight that must have been when we look around and see many of our young people today living in spiritual darkness, most seeking and searching for the answer which they think they will find in drugs, alcohol, sexual exploits etc. How awesome to see so many young people worshipping God and sending out a beacon of light into the spiritual darkness......

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Working together

One theme which has repeated several times at TLC last is ‘Working together’. When praying for leadership teams this was emphasised and one person said ‘iron sharpens iron’ Proverbs 27 v 17 and the verse goes on to say a friend sharpens a friend’. This came over to me very strongly that we need each other. Then Ecclesiastes 4 v 9 says ‘Two are better than one, because there is good reward for their labour together…then v 10b ‘….woe to him who is alone when he falls and has no-one to help him......

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