• FACE TO FACE WITH GOD

    In Exodus 33:11 it says that the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Then, later, in John 15:15 when Jesus comes to reveal the Father and invite his disciples into the Love they have he says that he no longer calls them servants, but friends, because everything that he heard from the Father he had made known to them.

    Surely God is still seeking friendship. Surely He will still go to any length to know us and be known by us. Even to the point of sacrificing His own son. His invitation is out "I want to know you!" The question we need to ask ourselves is: "Do I want to know God for who He really is?

    To what lengths are we willing to go to know Him as He desires to be known? To know him as a man knows His Friend, face to face.

The 101 on Step 1 – Just ask

You do not have because you do not ask. (James 4:3) Jesus was quite clear on how we should understand the Father. It was quite simple… The Father loves you! Over and over and over Jesus revealed this reality to His disciples and the people that followed Him. Even the signs and wonders he did … Continue reading

The 101 on Step 1 – HOW to let the Lord love you?

In my previous post I looked at the first and fundamental aspect of Christianity – the entire kit and kabudal – and it is the foundation upon which the Christian life is built – Letting the Lord love you. Although this is really the basis of Christian life, so many Christians move on from it after initially meeting … Continue reading

Step 1 – Let the Lord Love you

“We love Him, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Brothers and sisters, this is the first and fundamental element of Christianity. The Lord’s love! However, for the most part, it is only a mental note to most and not a reality in practice. There are many reasons for this, and most of them are connected … Continue reading

The purpose of the scriptures

The bible can be a confusing place. So many different letters and books, written by so many different people at different times in history to various groups of different people. Hundreds of thousands of written scriptures, all God breathed, yet many of them seemingly contradictory. The bible is a challenging read to say the least, …

Honour the LOVE you have, and you will get more…

This post, although for anyone, is designed for the non-married folk among us. So if you are married, please consider passing it on to the single people that you know. I trust that it will be a blessing to them. ____________________________________ ah, Love… That wonderful yet mysterious topic. One that somehow seems to remain an anomaly for … Continue reading

Back in a flash

Warm greetings to all the readers of this blog. (something we need in the freezing cold South Africa) I have been taking a breather from blogging for the last month. Because I lecture at CPUT in Cape Town during the term, this time is considered something of a vacation for me (yes, lucky me). But … Continue reading

The Tree of Life – Literal, Symbolic, or Both…?

A while back I asked the readers of this blog to give me their “2 cents” on what they thought the Tree of Life is. The idea was that I would incorporate these comments into upcoming blog posts about the Tree of Life. There were a range of different answers all focusing on different elements. And since then … Continue reading

How do our Spiritual Bodies work?

This is a picture of two drawings that Leonardo da Vinci made when he started asking this very question, but just for the physical body. May we, today, be encouraged to understand the reality of how our Spiritual Bodies work… ________________ Two weeks ago after posting about Christ being our Tree of Life a set … Continue reading

The Forgotten Tree

*** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** Please do yourself a favour and download this pdf: http://www.thejesusmanifesto.com/JesusManifestoCh8.pdf It is a free chapter from the book, Jesus Manifesto, written by Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet. It … Continue reading

Christ, the Tree of Life!

*** This article is part of a blog series about what it means to live with Christ as our source. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** After reading all the comments of those who added their 2 cents to the collaborative Tree of Life discussion, I must say I am very encouraged. There … Continue reading