The word perverted might sound strong. Some of you associate it with crazy, twisted rapists and everything on that side of the scale. So it seems fitting to start this post with defining that word, just so we are on the same page, so here we go: pər-vûr′tĭd = “Deviating from what is considered right and correct”.
It was the one mistake you were supposed not to do. Jesus Christ was being led to the cross, while Peter, red eyed and in tears, was seeking solitude in the forest. He had done the one thing one should not do.
Once in the course of history, a certain man stood out. He was part of a religious sect, and the documents we have regarding him suggests he was their most furious assassin. Starting out with keeping the cloak room nice and tidy while the religious elite did their executions, he soon grew in rank and fervour. He himself went to the sect leaders, suggesting he’d lead a campaign; to hunt down and imprison Christians—at this time called followers of the Way.
This post is going to be really technical—no poetry or nicely formed sentences today—but I believe it can give you some valuable tools to use when you are praying to God. We will look at “The Confusing Paradox of Promises”, “Condemnation and Righteousness”, and end with “The Righteous One”. Come along. Continue reading
When Jesus came for the last time into Jerusalem, it was not a silent event. He had been healing sick, setting people free from demons and preached a liberating message of God’s truth all over Israel. People loved him, and the time when the religious leaders would turn the crowd around to cry “Crucify him!”, had not yet come. Continue reading
Just like the tower of Babel was to be built towards heaven in the Old Testament times, there is another tower being built. The Kingdom of God is a spiritual Kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy. As his kingdom is taking root here on earth, it becomes like a tower, which through it, the goods of heaven can be brought down to this hungry earth. But if we want to be a building block in this, there are choices that has to be made.
I love to read a good story. I love when the language paints a picture in ones mind instead of just sharing information. Myself, I try to paint these pictures when I write about the greatest story ever told-the one about Jesus. But the fact is; the story still lives on, even if my communication of it should fail, because the story just happens to be true.