On Sheep & Goats

The Sheep vs. The Legalists All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. (Mt 25:32-33).   We often read this scripture as separating professing Christians (“believers”) from everyone else; insiders from… Read more →

Woman Worshipping

Forever Forgiven

Forgiven is Past Tense Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do (Lk 23:34). Among the wonderful finished works accomplished in Christ is forgiveness of sin. On the cross He declared: it is finished. There is no more need for anyone to plead with Him. As He hung there, stretched out on a tree with no one pleading… Read more →

Faith is not spelled risk

Faith Is Spelled Risk?

Would you be willing to say to the nice unbeliever at Walmart, “Faith in Jesus is spelled risk”?  Of course not. Nevertheless, especially in prophetic church cultures lately, to say “step out in faith” is to say “take a risk” and “be willing to be wrong.” This is meant to be a comfort in case you do an act of God and find yourself…without God. It’s just… Read more →