Monthly Archives: July 2013

Equality in Marriage – Learning the Balancing Act

Equality in Marriage

Equality in Marriage

(Ephesians 5:28 NKJV)  So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.

It’s very interesting that God’s word tells men to love their wives as they love themselves. If we take a look at how many men do things, we will see why God says this.

When a man has an idea or starts working on a project, he will usually go after it with all of his being and he will eventually get it. Men are usually focused and determined to get things done and reach a goal and they let nothing get in their way.

Men usually tend to focus on one thing at a time and this can cause them to inadvertently shut all other things out while they focus on that single thing.

In the verse above God is talking specifically to men about Continue reading

How Our Words Effect Our Daily Lives

Our WordsThe words we speak have a lasting effect on our lives, whether we think so or not.

What we speak will be either positive or negative. There is really no middle ground. When we choose our words, we need to consider how they will come out before we speak them. Will they be words of light (positive words) or words of darkness (negative words).

Now, before some of you start thinking that we’re teaching some kind of New Age stuff, like “The Power of Positive Thinking”, think again! What we’re talking about is training our minds to follow God’s spirit and the example of Jesus, by refusing to allow the enemy to influence our words.

Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

When we speak, our words will either reinforce God’s Continue reading

Accurate Discerning of Spirits

Accurate Discerning of Spirits

2 Corinthians 11:14 (NKJV)  And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

Spiritual DiscernmentOne of the worst things that can happen to us, as believers, is to think we are following God’s spirit and that we are doing everything we are supposed to be doing, only to find out that we are following the wrong spirit… a spirit opposite of God; satan, transformed as an angel of light. This is why accurate discerning of spirits is so important in the life of a believer.

Satan wants to get into our lives and into the body of Christ so badly, he will go to great lengths to use other people to do so. He will use people that are naive, people that are prideful, people that want attention, people that don’t know the truth or Word of God and more.

These people may have good intentions to do the right thing, but because of their lack of knowledge, they are in a very dangerous place. The enemy can play on that and use it to his advantage.They become duped into following a spirit that has disguised itself as the spirit of God.

The disguise of the angel of light looks very, very close to the real thing, but one Continue reading