"Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the LORD God among the trees of the garden." - Genesis 3:8 It fascinates me that, after the man and woman ate from the tree of … Continue reading Deviating from Peace
After the man and woman ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, from which they were commanded not to eat; "...the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. So the LORD God called out to the man and said to him, … Continue reading Where Are You?
In the context of the New Testament, I think of 'the flesh' as ‘that which is passing away or under the authority of that which is passing away.’ That's general vibe I get from Paul's usage of the word 'flesh' in his letters to the various churches. Because our flesh, the physical body, ages and … Continue reading The Flesh
The verse is burned into my mind, because it was the revelation in the church in my little town about six years ago: "...and My people, who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and … Continue reading Effective Humility
Recently, I was re-visiting a study of the Greek word "rhema" in the New Testament. Most of the time "word" or "words" come from the Greek, 'logos', but there are also many instances where 'rhema' occurs. The spiritual significance of rhema is that many Christians identify it as the word of God, usually some particular … Continue reading The Unforgivable Sin
Man sinned and nothing has been the same since, we all know the basic story. Personally, though, I think the classic images of Adam, Eve, and a fruit tree don’t do the story justice. For one thing, I think that the phrase, “the knowledge of good and evil” has generally been hollowed of meaning and … Continue reading Adam and Eve and sin
I am entering a season of experience more than reflection. This means I don't necessarily know the meaning of it, nor can I neatly categorize everything, instead, I am called to simply experience. In this, I rely exclusively on the grace of God. There is no flesh, no lofty thoughts fronting a facade of having … Continue reading Moving Forward