The Seven sons spoke the exact words Paul spoke, they went through the same exact motions that Paul went through but they experienced radically different results. In their case, the evil spirits opened up a can of whup causing the men to run into the streets naked and bleeding.
In a few days there is a pretty good chance that you will be exchanging gifts with someone. I am assuming that the gift you are going to give is a good gift. I am also assuming that you are hoping that the gift you are giving will be appreciated by the person receiving the gift. Unfortunately...
Have you ever noticed that the really cool and meaningful things of life do not come easy?
Paul is still alive and yet he believes he has crossed the finish line, he believes he has already won the race. Either he is a man of great faith or a man of great arrogance?
If I have a small heart, if I think small, then it only makes sense that I would have a small God.
It is hard to say "I will trust God" when your entire life experience has taught you to trust your own power, might and resources.
Have you ever noticed how God likes to make big statements through small actions?
We cannot please God if our heart is out of alignment. The path to a properly aligned heart begins with understanding God's heart and thoughts about love.
Yes these are terrible times. These are dark, hostile, depressing and disappointing times. These are times that are leading lots of people to feel disillusioned with God, with religion and with human beings.
The healing, the transformation, will not occur if we do not see what Jesus sees. It is crazy to think this but for many of us we find more benefits of being victims, or being people in need of healing, rather than being a person who is healed.