Being Friends With God (2)

‘I know you by name and you have found favour with Me.’ Exodus 33:12 NIVWe’ve witnessed Moses talking with Papa God like a friend, saying what he truly felt and thought, and God wanted it that way. Let’s listen in on their conversation. When Moses said, ‘You have been...

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Get To The Root Of Your Problem

‘Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.’ Ephesians 3:17 NLT Did your parents fail to make you feel loved? Did your partner leave you? Were you physically, sexually, mentally or emotionally abused? These are painful experiences. And recognising...

Speculation Or Revelation?

‘No one takes this honour on himself.’ Hebrews 5:4 NIV When it comes to knowing what God has called you to do in life, you have two options. (1) Speculation. Dr Hugh Moorhead, who heads the philosophy department at Northeastern Illinois University, wrote to 250...

God’s Answer To Worry

‘God has not given us a spirit of fear.’ 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT The Bible says, ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.’ Overcoming fear begins with understanding that fear is a ‘spirit’, and it doesn’t come from God....

Let God’s Love Dispel Your Fear

‘There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear.’ 1 John 4:18 NKJV Modern science confirms the truth of the Scripture: ‘There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear.’ Love and fear are incompatible; they can’t co-exist. Children have several...

What’s In A Name? Everything! (6)

‘The name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord [Yahweh Shammah] Is There.’ Ezekiel 48:35 NIV During Israel’s 25th year in captivity in Babylon Ezekiel received from God the name Yahweh-Shammah: the Lord is there. He described their future home, Jerusalem,...

What’s In A Name? Everything! (5)

‘And this will be His name: “The Lord Is Our Righteousness.”’ Jeremiah 23:6 NLT The name, Yahweh-Tsidkenu: the Lord my righteousness, was given by God to Jeremiah, announcing the coming of Jesus. ‘I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line… And this...

What’s In A Name? Everything! (4)

‘Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.’ Judges 6:23 NIV The name Yahweh-Shalom: the Lord my peace, was discovered by Gideon when God assigned him the job of leading Israel against the Midianites—a position Gideon saw as far beyond his abilities. ‘How can...

What’s In A Name? Everything! (3)

‘Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring.’ Exodus 14:13 NIV Let’s look again at Yahweh-Nissi: the Lord my banner. It isn’t easy to hand our battles over and let God fight for us. We feel like we’re copping out or being irresponsible. Popular...

What’s In A Name? Everything! (2)

‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’ 2 Chronicles 20:15 NIV When Israel was threatened by the armies of Amalek, God gave them a glorious victory. Realising that God was fighting the battle for them, Moses...

What’s In A Name? Everything! (1)

‘You alone are the Most High over all the earth.’ Psalm 83:18 NIV The Israelites called God Yahweh, a name they thought of as incommunicable and inexplicable. The name means the ‘self-existing one’; the ‘I AM’. He was before all things, the Creator of all things; an...

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