For some Christians, the physical world dominates their thinking and their actions. They miss much of the supernatural experience that is available to them.
Rabbi Schneider, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi, challenges the readers to ask if they live as if God’s Word is superior and “reigns above the visible world.” (p. 16)
What if Christians lived like they really believed what Scripture reveals?
Experiencing the Supernatural: How to Saturate Your Life with the Power and Presence of God is a thoughtful examination of the power of God that is available to each Christian. Continue reading Experiencing the Supernatural – A Review
Prayer. Christians pray, and they wait. They pray more earnestly, and they wait in expectation. It’s the last minute. Is God going to intervene?
Thirty-nine authors, 40 true stories. Forty answered prayers. Just in time.
Finally, the time had arrived. Jesus’ time. The time to show Himself as the long-awaited Messiah. The Great Promise!
Jesus mounted a young colt and rode down the Mount of Olives as the crowd hailed Him as King, laying down their cloaks and palm branches before Jesus, their King.
As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:37-38
Word had spread about His mighty works … healing the blind, deaf, and lame; feeding the 5,000, calming the storm, and raising Lazarus from the dead. This Son of Man was the Messiah destined to save all of Israel and set up His kingdom.
He was born for this. It was prophesied. It was promised.
Psalm 118 was one of the traditional Psalms that the Jews sang during the Passover feast.
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Psalm 118:24-26
Jesus rode the colt on the same route the Passover Lamb took that day.
The LORD is God,
and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to the horns of the altar! Psalm 118:27
Jesus was the festal sacrifice. It would not be necesary to pay for the sins of the people again with a Passover Lamb. Jesus was the Passover Lamb.
Jesus paid the price, once, for all. All that was necessary to be saved from sin after Jesus was crucified was to abide in Him.
That is the greatest miracle of all, isn’t it?
Our Great God, our Creator God, gave the world the greatest gift He could ever give, His only begotten Son, Jesus, as the One who would pay the price of our sins, death on the cross, so that we could live with Him forever.
In Jesus, we have peace with God.
In Jesus, we can come boldly before the throne of God and call Him “Abba, Father” …
Do you know this kind of love, this wonderful Savior?
You can know Jesus today.
God, I am so sorry that I have sinned against You. I want to know You. I want the gift of salvation that You have for me. Please forgive me of my sins. I want to give my life to You. Teach me how to know You and to abide in Jesus. Thank You for saving me, so that I can live with You forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Your next steps:
- Tell another Christian that you just gave your live to God.
- Find a Bible-preaching church and start attending it.
- Start reading the Bible. You might want to start with the Book of John.
- You might want to check out the free resources at BlueLetterBible.org.
If you just gave your life to God, please tell us in the Comment Section,
and we will be praying for you.
Father in heaven, thank You for sending Jesus to live among us, to teach us, to perform mighty works for us, to show us perfection, and finally, to pay the price of our sins, so that we would not have to live eternity away from You. Father, Your love is higher, wider, and deeper than we can understand. Your grace and mercy are beyond measure. If there are any who are reading this post who do not know You, I pray for them, Father. Show Yourself to them, and soften their hearts to trust You for their salvation. Thank You for Jesus, our Savior. In His name, we pray.
Please share this salvation message widely with your followers and friends.
Freedom. Freedom to be what God intended us to be. Freedom to rest in Him. Freedom to let God work. Freedom.
Lay It Down is about Gospel freedom. Lay It Down is not about performance … it’s about freedom to live abundantly in all that we were created to be … it’s about freedom to live in Christ Jesus.
Bill Tell, a leader in The Navigators for decades, writes of his walk from burnout to freedom in the Gospel. Tell had to unlearn certain beliefs he had about the Gospel, and in his reconsideration, he found the true grace of the Gospel.
He found that
… the Son of God lived and died so we could begin experiencing the glories of eternal life now and the radical life-changing freedom of the gospel today! It is a freedom that changes everything about us; it’s a change we desperately need. p. XV
Tell writes of three miracles about our relationship with God.
- The unconditional Good News. God views His children differently. That means that our performance does not win God’s love. God views us through the performance and sacrifice of Jesus. God views us differently than some have been conditioned to view themselves.
- The transformational Good News. God makes His children different. His children are free to obey, love, and bear fruit.
- The relational Good News. God relates to His children differently. Because God’s children are free from shame, they are free to be loved and to accept that love.
In Lay It Down, Tell demonstrates what Jesus told His disciples.
I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5
Those who belong to Jesus, must lay down their performance, their independence, their shame, their ego, and let Jesus work in them.
Father, thank You, that You have completely taken care of the Good News and that there is nothing that we can do except lay down our performance, our shame, our brokenness at the foot of the cross. Thank You that You have delivered us from our sin, and You have transformed us to live in Your freedom of the Gospel. Lord, bless Bill Tell as he points people to You.
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of Lay It Down: Living in the Freedom of the Gospel for my honest review.