On my recent visit to the U.S., the Lord prompted me to begin memorizing Ephesians 2. I was struck by verses 2-3 that describes how we used to follow the ways of this world and live gratifying the desires of our flesh. Before we were made alive with Christ we lived like this, but now, by the grace of God through faith that is no longer who we are.
Ephesians 2:1-3 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and...(more)
The Body of Christ today is living out a modern day expression of the story found in the Book of Joshua when the Israelites entered the Promised Land.
Near the end of 2014, God sent many "prophetic spies" into the "land of 2015" and they brought back a good report. It was reported that we would once again see fruit on our vines; that our vats would overflow; that we were poised to move into a new land flowing with milk and honey.
Some also noted people fighting fear regarding giants in the land. It is true that there are giants who will resist and attempt to overpower God's people, but God's report always assures victory for His children.
As we passed into 2015 and moved forward...(more)