August 2020

28 Jul God Really Meant “ALL” – Part 3

In the last post, I forewarned you to wear your shouting clothes when you read this blog post. You are just a few sentences away from what I call a "glory jee to Besus" moment. That wasn't a typo. I'm just quoting the boy that got tongue-tied when he got excited in an old-fashioned Holy Spirit service. Here is an interesting Bible fact. (Surely, this will impress you.) According to the concordance on my Laridian PocketBible, the word "all" appears 4,664 times in the King James Version (3,682 in the Old Testament and 982 in the New Testament) of the Bible. No matter the Hebrew or Greek word translated into our English "all", in each and every case when this word is used, it literally means "each and every". In other words, all means all. There aren't any exceptions or exemptions. Ready for the "glory jee to Besus" moment? Got your shouting clothes on? When God spoke through the prophet Joel and said "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh ...

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19 Jul God Really Meant “ALL” – Part 2

ALL! I know that this is a simple, three-letter, one-syllable, easy-to-pronounce word. You probably hear this word used multiple times in a day and never give it a second thought. That was exactly my state of mind until God put some heavenly dynamite into that word and caused it to explode in my spirit. The inward explosion happened as I was reading Joel's prophecy about an outpouring of God's Spirit. This prophecy promised ...

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14 Jul God Really Meant “ALL”- Part 1

I am sure that somewhere along the way, you have heard or read that reading the Bible is like peeling an onion. As you peel the top layer of the onion, you discover a whole new layer beneath the original layer and then another layer and then another layer. The same is true about God's Word. You can read a passage of scripture and then come back later to reread the passage and discover another rich truth that you originally didn't see. You can come back again later and read that very same passage for the third time and discover another truth. Let me tell you about a recent "peeling" and discovery. While reading the first chapter of Acts, I read about the promise of the Father concerning the outpouring of His precious Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:4) Immediately, my mind went back to that promise which is found in Joel 2:28-29. Like you, I've read this passage so many times over the years. But as I read again God's prophesy through Joel, this time was different. For the first time, a certain word in this passage jumped off the page of my Bible. I am referring to the word "all". Before you start questioning my intelligence, let me give this explanation. I am smart enough to know that this word wasn't recently added to the scriptures. Joel wrote the word "all" hundreds of years before Jesus was born. In other words, when I read the passage, the ink wasn't still wet. And, before you start shaking your long, bony finger at me, I know for a fact that in my previous readings, I didn't speed-read the passage and overlook this word. And yet, when I read the passage this time, the lower case letters in this little three-letter word became a Texas-size (that's humongous) word that couldn't be ignored. God got my attention. ALL. ALL. ALL. ALL. ALL. ALL. ALL ...

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10 Jul F.Y.I. – The Holy Spirit Is Known To Cause …

WARNING: For those of you that love quiet, predictable, mausoleum-type Christianity, this blog post is definitely not for you. Do yourself a favor and bypass this blog. Come back next week for something that might be a little more palatable. For the rest of you, read on and get ready to shout. Did you know that the Holy Spirit is an extrovert? Yep! There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. He is a 100% bonified extrovert who absolutely loves to make His presence known. The book of Acts gives example after example of what can happen when He is unconstrained and allowed to show up and be Himself. I wish that I had the space to recount story after story found in Acts of His extrovertedness. (I know that extrovertedness isn't a real word. But, I just love the way that it sounds.) Here's a heads-up on what to expect when the Holy Spirit makes His entrance. He is known to cause ...

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