Posts Categorized: Holy Spirit

2 Corinthians 2:15 – The Aroma of Christ

Have you ever stopped to think why certain people hate true believers in Jesus Christ so much?  The ultimate answer is that these non-believers are infused with the spirit of Satan.  Because he is such a hater of God with all He has made and done, this anti-God fervor infects and infests those who have…

1 Corinthians 16:9 – And There Are Many Adversaries

The preaching of the Gospel always brings opposition, even strife.  What is Good News to some is anathema to many.  For all those who are broken and in great need of the Word of God, there are also those who want nothing to do with the ways of the Lord.  Paul in 1 Corinthians 16:9…

1 Corinthians 2:8 – Rulers of This Age

Those who oppose God inevitably believe they are smarter than Him.  They devise plans that oppose His will and think that He doesn’t see and know them.  This is part of their foolishness.  If the Lord knows how many hairs each of us has on our heads (Luke 12:7), then might He not also know…

Romans 8:14 – Sons of God

Scripture refers to the sons of God in both the Old and New Testaments.  When we see this term in either place, it has very different connotations and yet, ultimately, the same meaning.  It’s very curious how the Bible speaks of this phrase under the two covenants.  Why?  Human beings are not in view when…

Acts 14:9 – Faith To Be Made Well

What is the nature of true faith? How do we know if we really have it or not? What is the way that it manifests? The answer to these questions comes through our text today, plus we see it very clearly in a well-known Old Testament passage. Paul and Barnabas had fled to Lystra from…

Acts 13:11 – Mist and Darkness Fell Upon Him

If you’ve read the book of Revelation, one of the questions that may have come to mind is: How do the persecutors know certain people have turned to Christ? There are three sets of martyrs in Revelation. What is it that points to these new believers, i.e. those who have come to the Lord following…

Job 29:2 – The Months of Old

Clichés often carry much wisdom.  How true it is that when we have our health, we have everything!  Job would certainly ascribe to this.  Because of circumstances completely out of his control, i.e. Satan wishing to prove a man’s unfaithfulness to God, Job was the target.  It could have been him; it could be you…

Acts 10:30 – A Man in Bright Clothing

Do you know that we are to test every spirit? But, you ask, what if an angel appears before me? Let’s see what 1 John 4:1 says: Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. In…

Acts 9:18 – Scales Fell From His Eyes

It is almost a cliche to say that the Lord moves in mysterious ways, yet it continues to be an absolute truth. To advance His kingdom, God uses those whom He chooses, and He does so in an often unexpected manner. The classic of this truism is with the Pharisee Saul who became the Apostle…

Acts 8:28 – Reading the Prophet Isaiah

When someone is faithful to the Lord, He can do astounding things through that willingness to obey. Philip was such a man, who was mighty in his deeds because of his purposeful dedication to Christ. One such incident that happened because of his love for God is often recounted, and it gives us a valuable…