God again reveals His attitude toward abundance with the very first miracle Jesus performed. The miracle at Cana, in which Jesus multiplied the wine, was a miracle of abundance. It was during a wedding feast in Cana when the host had run out of wine to serve his guests. Jesus' mother told Hi ..
Abram is called the father of faith. He walked in the kind of faith that is a model to all generations—the faith that pleases God. He believed that his covenant with God would bring him increase just as God had promised. As a result, he experienced increase for the rest of his life. Go ..
Whenever we speak about covenants, we must always look back to the covenant between God and Abram. One of the first things God said to Abram was: "I will bless you." These words have been at the very heart of God's desire for all men and women from the foundation of the earth. He is a giver and ..
To the person who understands the idea of covenant, it is no mystery that the New Covenant brings all the blessings of God to the life of the believer. It places us in a position to receive all of God's goodness and provision. The strength of a covenant brings two parties together and gives ..
There is a breed of harmless Christians who lack the power of God in their lives and who represent a poor sample of the transforming power of the grace of God. A.W. Tozer makes this observation: "We have today theological saints, who can (and must) be proved to be saints by an appeal to the ..
John G. Lake was one of the greatest men of God in his century. In his article, "Christ Liveth in Me,"1 he states: "Christ has a purpose in you. Christ's purpose in you is to reveal Himself to you, through you and in you." He goes on to say: "God's highest is to bring out all the qualities of Go ..
One of the things Paul prayed for the people in the church at Ephesus was: "...the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling..." (Ephesians 1:18 NKJV). This was not for the Ephesian church alone. As Christians, each of us has that same high c ..
When we allow our past failures to dominate our thinking, we undermine any confidence we have in God's ability to change and increase our lives. We cannot allow those destructive, negative thoughts to remain in our mind. Thoughts of despair, ugliness, negativism, self-pity, and poverty are detri ..
The supreme quest of every true believer is to be developed by God to such a point that he becomes a more perfect tool in God's hand, one that brings pleasure to his Father. The Christian walk is an unending journey of developing our lives to the highest spiritual level. It requires decisive ..
When the armies of Israel stood cowering in terror before the threat of the Philistine champion, Goliath, there was only one young man who would stand strong to meet the challenge. David could stand boldly in the face of adversity because he was able to look back on the faithfulness of God not o ..