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THE FOURTH MAN
In Daniel Chapter 3, we read that Nebuchadnezzar threw three men into a super-heated furnace. But to his surprise they did not die. Instead, a fourth Man appeared, walking with them in the middle of the furnace. Who was this fourth Man
SATURATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
“... If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive ...” (John 7:37-38)
THE HEART OF MAN - PART 1
“This people honours Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me.” (Matt 15:8) It is not our religious practices which God looks at. It is our heart condition - that which no-one else sees.
THE HEART OF MAN - PART 2
“The good man out of his good treasure brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth what is evil.” (Matt 12:35) What is the treasure of our hearts?
THE HUMILITY OF GOD
The wood of the vine. Let's start with an unusual Scripture from the Old Testament - Ezekiel Chapter 15.
“Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?" (Ezek 15:2)
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth will be from long ago, from the days of eternity...” (Micah 5:2)
Why Bethlehem Ephrathah? The little village is small and insignificant, yet God made a choice which has caused this village to be probably the most famous village in the world.
JOY IN SUFFERING
This must be one of the most challenging verse of the Bible... “For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.” (Heb 10:34)
THE HONOUR OF SERVANTHOOD
The world holds servanthood in contempt. Yet, when I look at the Bible, I see something very different. Firstly, the angels, being glorified spiritual beings, are called, “… ministering spirits, sent out to render service …” (Heb 1:14)
THE FATHER'S EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO THE CRUCIFICTION
As we were contemplating the crucifixion of Christ, the Holy Spirit awakened in me the thought, “What about the Heavenly Father’s emotions as He observed the terrible suffering of His own dearly beloved Son at the hands of cruel people because of my sins – all our sins?” Let us go through the story and consider the emotions involved.
HOW TO GET OUR HOUSE IN ORDER
Statements of truth are like guiding lights to light the way for us as we walk through these dark and troublesome times. Scripture gives us direction for individuals, for families and for nations. However, restoration – getting our house in order – must always start with the individual, and not just any individual. It starts with ME, with YOU.
BIBLE BASED BUSINESS CHAPTER 1
If Jesus is to reign as KING in our lives, it must surely affect every area of our lives - including our business life. This is the first chapter of the book which I wrote about how to let Him guide us in this crucial area. The full book is available in the book store of this website.
THE RIPPLING TIDE OF BITTERNESS
“My farm is taken!” That phrase is almost as terrifying as the word “cancer”. On Tuesday, the 24th of April, 2012, while I was busy cutting silage, four smart vehicles came racing into my farmyard, and out jumped about 30 big men, dark with anger and seething hatred. How was I to react?
THE SALT OF THE EARTH
We read that Jesus instructed us to be the salt of the earth (Mat 5:13). What does that really mean for each of us here in Zimbabwe/South Africa - with a reeling economy, constant threats, and a barrage of other negative things hurled at us? I guess it is here that the rubber really meets the road - where we find out what we really believe!