What is Faith? And do you need more of it?

A few days ago on Facebook somebody posted this quote as their status:

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It actually annoyed me because these are the type of quotes people put without sitting down to examine for themselves what faith according to scripture really means.  Most of the stuff that we Christians have accepted as truth are just things passed down from generation to generation, from one teacher to another – it’s things that have been recycled and maybe even up-cycled without looking at the components or the underlying foundations. Continue reading What is Faith? And do you need more of it?

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Re-visiting the Goals of my Blog

back in timeI started this blog way back in 2011, not my idea at all. Blogging was new to me, I hardly read any to mention but I was no novice to writing and God had given me something to share.  Like most people who start blogging, I had been called to share the footprints of my testimony even before it would materialise – call it a step in faith.

So the Colonel’s intent (a phrase stolen from ‘Made to Stick’ by Chip and Dan Heath) of this blog was to share my healing journey – this was my overarching goal. Continue reading Re-visiting the Goals of my Blog

What does it mean to be under Grace? (Part 2 – The Covenants)

This continues in from the previous post which looked at the concept of the Law, this week the topic of focus the 2 Covenants.

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God didn’t just instigate animal sacrifices for the sake of it.  The blood was an important aspect of atonement, it covered the breach created in the covenenat relationship between man and YHWH, as such the death of the animal was necessary in order for man to avoid death.

How many deaths would it take to continuously cover up these breaches in the covenant relationship whenever we broke our side of it?  Even an endless flow of blood wouldn’t be enough to cover the sins of all humanity past, present and future.  Though there was some covering for us, it was still insufficient. Our sinful nature would still ultimately lead us unto death. Continue reading What does it mean to be under Grace? (Part 2 – The Covenants)

What does it mean to be under Grace? (Part 1 – The Law)

Romans 6:14-15 tells us that we are under Grace and not Law, but what does this actually mean?

To properly answer this question we should really have a clear definition of what the words grace and law mean.

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Does being under Grace throw out God’s Law?

The original use of the word law in common language means rule, regulation, ordinance and even jurisdiction of authority. Continue reading What does it mean to be under Grace? (Part 1 – The Law)

Why praying for breakthrough may not be enough to actually BREAK THROUGH!!!

If you are anything like me there have been times when you have prayed and prayed for something, deliverance or salvation in one area of your life but no matter how hard you pray nothing seems to be happening!

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Why is that?

I know that God has His own timing and that we are often placed in such situations to refine us, but that last point IS the key I believe to the answer.

This week I want to share a video with you, which will explain just what I believe one of the BIGGEST yet most OVERLOOKED reasons to a delayed breakthrough.

I would love to hear what you think, as this thought has been slowly gaining momentum in my mind for a while now.

So after watching the video, click on the link below it and I will see you on the other side.

Finished watching the video?  OK, click this link to find out more.

Shalom in Messiah

A Revelation on Light in the Bible

In my previous post, I introduced the concept and topic of light in the Bible, with this post I would like to go a bit further into what God has been teaching me about light and in particular Divine Light.

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5 (ESV)

John thought that this message was so news-worthy that he specifically decided to proclaim/declare it so that we might know this to be the truth, God is light and there is no darkness in Him at all.  What does this message mean to you?  In my last post I spoke a bit concerning a dream that I had relating to light and healing, the individual in my dream had a ministry of light and healing and he shared some of the revelation concerning the connection between light and healing on my blog.  In my physical self I could not understand a single word that he wrote, I saw the writing and read it but it was as if I was reading a totally different language which I couldn’t comprehend in my mortal flesh.  When I awoke I knew that God (Elohim) wants us to receive light.

What does the Bible say about Light

Did you know that the word light occurs in the Bible 272 times in 235 verses in the KJV?  From,”let there be light” in Genesis 1: 3 to “the LORD (YHVH) gives them light” in Revelation 22: 5 and smack in the middle we have the following scripture:

Your sun shall no more go down; neither shall your moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.

Isaiah 60: 20

There is something about light that is supernatural (outside of nature/natural realm as we know it) but nevertheless, I feel that God wants us if not to fully understand its significance to begin to grasp it at least (He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him – Daniel 2: 22).  For those who will seek for the mystery of light, I fully believe that there is a gift that brings healing and restoration (James 1: 17).

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What does it mean to ‘have life’?

NB: This is the second post in this series, you should read part one to fully understand what I am sharing here today.

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Life is a gift from YAH, He specifically made a choice to breathe His Divine breath into us therefore all human life is sacred, it is not be stolen or destroyed. But more than this, it is Yah’s will for us to possess something much more greater than this transient gift of life. It is His will that we possess something more greater, fuller and eternal than anything we could ever imagine.

Believers ‘have life’ because Yahushua gave us His life, yet most of us don’t know the life that we now possess and so live as if we do not have it at all. In the previous post I mentioned how our life orientation can be used as a gauge to assess whether we ‘have life’ or not and how much of it we have. Continue reading What does it mean to ‘have life’?

Repentance as a catalyst for restoration and healing

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According to Hebrew tradition on the Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) the righteous are written in the Book of Life, I think that it is very easy to see all references to life in the Bible as eternal spiritual life but I believe that we can and should also view life as our temporal life here on earth.

When God entered into covenant with those who had been led out of Egypt (mixed multitude of Israelites and non-Israelites) He laid two things before them: life and death, blessing and a curse. Yes, this life was linked to an eternal state but it was also linked to the quality of life that they would experience whilst on earth. The blessings included a number of things but in summary we would say that the blessings were of provision (fruitfulness) and security in all areas of their life.

There was only one thing that God requested of the Israelites in order to receive these manifold blessings, that one thing was obedience:

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

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Who says knowledge is power?

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Sign post pointing towards Heaven John 3:16Today, I would like to share with you my experiences of yesterday and hope that these experiences will help us when we go out to speak to others about the Good News and also help us understand how we view knowledge.

Yesterday, I went to church (I attend a Messianic church) – it was a fantastic day for me in which the Ruach (Breath of God) really blew in the walls of building, there was prophetic singing, praying and ministering from across different members of the congregation – truly beautiful and spiritual, for a long time afterwards I walked around in a daze, I was there in body but my spirit was elsewhere (I was very clumsy for a bit)!!!

A lovely Colombian woman invited my husband and I to go to a local south American haunt to evangelise with her, my husband agreed and although I was tired from being in the spirit earlier on I also decided to go along.  This is where our ‘adventures’ began and is the crux of this post.

Along the way we met 6 people, who I guess you would say are stereotypes of people in the world that we might speak to about the Good News of Salvation:

  1. The unbelieving Christian
  2. The 2 Muslims
  3. The Atheist
  4. The Naturist
  5. The spiritualist Continue reading Who says knowledge is power?