The strange thing about humbling yourself before God with prayer and fasting – it will make you do strange things.
I found myself waking up praying at 3am. I did not wake up to pray. I was awakened by praying in my sleep or something like that. Continue reading
Col 3:15 – And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
In the middle of a dead zone I get a text from Linda that said, “I’m so sorry! What a disappointment!”
That text would stop me from going any farther.
I stopped at the Broaddus Cemetery road on the edge of town and called.
Then Gideon said to God, “If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised, prove it to me in this way. I will put a wool fleece on the threshing floor tonight. If the fleece is wet with dew in the morning but the ground is dry, then I will know that you are going to help me rescue Israel as you promised.” And that is just what happened. When Gideon got up early the next morning, he squeezed the fleece and wrung out a whole bowlful of water. Continue reading
Gal 5:16 – let the Holy Spirit guide your lives.
Though I wasn’t planning on fasting any longer than 1 day, God had another idea. While on the air at KSWP radio, something happened at 6:15 that Thursday morning.
I wasn’t reading anything or really thinking about anything but I started crying. I felt the Holy Spirit come on me so strong that I just burst into tears.
You can imagine how this affected the radio show. Continue reading
When you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. Matt 6:16-18 Continue reading
I believe each Christian seeks a closer relationship with Father. Prayer and Bible reading are excellent ways to begin – there is no denying!
But look what God says in 2 Chron 7:14 – if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. Continue reading
So here is the question one of my youth asked, “Do we still have to follow the Law of Moses?”
That is an excellent question and a sensitive one.
I have Christian friends that I respect that follow Torah, which, for all practical purposes, is the Law of Moses. Torah actually means Law and often refers to the first five books of the Bible, all written by Moses. Continue reading
The Law of Moses is a guide to sin. That does not mean it gives you instruction on how to sin but tells you what sin is.
I remind you of the words of Paul, “It was the law that showed me my sin.” Rom 7:7 Continue reading
You can see how detailed the Law of Moses was and how difficult for the people to follow.
There were other Laws on what to do if your farm animal harms your neighbor or you accidentally knocked out the tooth of a slave; and there were many different Laws about sexual behavior. Continue reading
The Law of Moses had many restrictions that aided in the health of the society as a whole. The food restrictions were in place to protect people from disease bearing animals, E-coli, salmonella, and botulism.
Then there were diseases that could spread from person to person and infect the entire Hebrew civilization. Continue reading