Minding Our Spiritual Atmosphere

As Christians we should be aware that there are certain spiritual realities that may affect the efficacy of our works. One of these is unbelief, and I do not mean our own but that of others. The unbelief of others hampers our spiritual gifts. Even the Lord Jesus Christ was subject to this spiritual reality. … Continue reading Minding Our Spiritual Atmosphere

It’s Okay (even Encouraged!) to Want to Receive Gifts – It just Depends on What Kind…

One thing I have found lacking in the Church in my experience is the desire among the brethren for spiritual gifts. We are commanded by Paul to earnestly desire the gifts of the Spirit and so we should do so (1 Corinthians 14:1). The exercising of gifts was frequently used throughout the Book of Acts … Continue reading It’s Okay (even Encouraged!) to Want to Receive Gifts – It just Depends on What Kind…

Prayer for those Suffering from Condemnation

I have written this prayer for those who are struggling with condemnation. In my experience, condemnation has a different quality than that of a guilty conscience. Condemnation tends to have a kind of incessant, beating quality to it and is not responsive to confessions or repentance. When we confess our sins God is just to … Continue reading Prayer for those Suffering from Condemnation