Here’s what will draw others in: ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength’

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Balance, said the flamboyant Ira North. So when we hit the false doctrines — and we should hit them, make no mistake about it — shouldn’t we also draw out the postive truth of Scripture and let that light draw people to the beauty of the Lord?

When people cried at the reading of the Word, the strong governor Nehemiah said, “the joy of the Lord is your strength” Neh 8.10. Continue reading

A Long Time a Comin’

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Well, now — the Lord he’s been a long time a comin’, it seems,
I say — I been a seein’ him approachin’ in my dreams,
His glory’s growin’ brighter night by night,
He’s mighty loud, and gives me quite a fright,
All around — are marchin’ beasts and flyin’ cherubim, hmm,
His robes — a flappin’ in the wind, it’s him, oh, him! Continue reading

Can someone say the same about you?

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If an unclean spirit could identify you and proclaim to the world your identity and your activity, what would it say? This happened to Paul and Silas, in Philippi.

She followed behind Paul and us and kept crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation.”
Acts 16.17 NET

The unclean spirit did not want anyone to be saved. It was alerting everyone, in a way, to avoid them. But it knew very well who they were and why they had come to Philippi. And it described the two of them and their mission very well.

May the same be declared about us today.