There has never been a time like this. Not because of COVID, but because of God. Not since that far-off day in the mists of time, when His Spirit hovered over a formless empty planet – poised and ready to bring this world into being – has so much depended on what God is now preparing to do. But there is also a vital difference between then and now – because what...
Whoever imagined that an unknown, microscopic virus could have such a crippling effect on our 21st Century world …bringing it to its knees and confronting entire populations with an unknown future? As this Coronavirus ‘earthquake’ has gained momentum and grown in magnitude, it has triggered a growing tsunami of fear in the hearts and minds of billions of people – as it threatens to...
What does it mean to do God’s will? And if you want to do it, how can you know what it is? But then what are the implications of knowing it yet not doing it? Getting down to basics, what does “God’s will” mean anyway?
“If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to go back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!”
This world is not the way it was meant to be. For God’s people, it is a hostile environment. For all people, it is an alien environment.
There is an ancient Greek myth about Narcissus - a youth so impossibly handsome that many young women (and a few young men) threw themselves at him. But he spurned them all, leaving them distressed and broken-hearted.
You don’t hear much about the fear of God these days. The world regards it as irrelevant, and Christians seem to be uncomfortable with it. To them, the whole idea of a fearsome God is very ‘Old Testament’ – at odds with the contemporary emphasis on tolerance, acceptance and inclusiveness.
Deep within each of us there is a yearning for everything to be perfect – in ourselves, in our world, in our relationships. Then we would have nothing to fear and everything to look forward to.
God has a claim on every single person on the face of the earth. It is an absolute claim that applies not only to those now living but to everyone who has ever lived … all the way back to Adam.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, you were made by God, for God. No exceptions. You were created to know Him and to love Him – personally and intimately. That is both the only true purpose and the only real fulfilment for every human being on the face of the Earth. It has always been so.