Bitterness will kill your soul

The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it […]

You are the beloved of God

To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for [and by] Jesus Christ; may mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you.  (Jude 1:1b-2) Are you in Christ?  Then God wants multiply His peace in your heart and His mercy in your life. Are you in Christ?  Then He is keeping you […]

Jesus is your guarantee of eternal life

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.  (1 John 5:13) Scripture is not given to us only for equipping, but also for encouragement.  God’s Word isn’t brought to us merely to teach us to follow commandments, but to […]

Jesus is your faithful forgiver

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  (1 John 1:9) If you betray someone you love, you will discover that a barrier begins to grow between you.  There may be no retribution on their part, but the closeness of the […]

Jesus offered himself for you

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.  (Hebrews 9:14) There were powerful people who conspired against Jesus, but they were not the ones that put Him on the cross. Many enemies wanted […]

Jesus is your conduit of mercy

“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”  (Hebrews 8:12) Guilt is a powerful motivator.  It can change habits and open handbags, clean up words and free up wallets.  Yet, in the life of a Christian, guilt is not of God. Conviction is the sorrowful sense that something is […]

The Father’s Delight (Luke 3:22b)

You are my beloved Son.  I take delight in you.  (Luke 3:22b) The steadfast, unchanging posture of God the Father toward God the Son is not dutiful acceptance, but glorious delight. The scandalous, unbelievable truth of the Gospel is that for those who are united with Jesus by grace through faith, the position He has […]

Jesus has a crown of righteousness for you

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.  (2 Timothy 4:8) Judgment Day is coming.  Only God the Father knows the exact hour, but the […]

Jesus cleared your debt completely

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Colossians 2 JESUS CLEARED YOUR DEBT COMPLETELY And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.  This He set […]

God has a lavish redemption for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 1 GOD HAS A LAVISH REDEMPTION FOR YOU In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight…  (Ephesians 1:7-8) Jesus is not a stingy Savior.  He doesn’t step in […]