Monthly archive for April 2011

When he saw Jesus

While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him. We need to see Jesus, we need a revelation of him to know our need and even the possibility that is there – that we can be healed, that we can be set free. Sometimes our pride stops us from coming, but this

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Don’t get weary

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1Cor 15:58) Therefore….so what came before? The beautiful chapter on the resurrection of the dead. This is our hope, Jesus the first born among many brothers, in him all will be made alive. The perishable will be clothed with the imperishable, the mortal with immortality, death has been swallowed up in victory, where o death is your sting? In a flash in a twinkling of an eye we will al be changed. Death has

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Good Friday

Every year at this time I remind myself of the ‘reason for the season’ though I would look at it during the year and often try and think about it this season is a particular focus and an opportunity to think about what happened. Jesus drank from the cup, the cup of Gods wrath, the cup that should have been for us, yet he chose to drink from it, not my will nut your will be done. I think about it often so that the impact may be greater, not for emotionalism’s sake but so that my spirit may be

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Full and led

luke 4:1 [Jesus] full of the Holy Spirit….led by the Spirit You have to be full to be led, more of him and less of me. I know that the more I have of the lord the greater I sense his leading. But how easy do we/I stop being filled? We know the scripture in Ephesians that we are to be be being filled with the Spirit, that is a continual filling but how quickly do I sway from that, and then as I am prayed for or receive a fresh infilling I think again of how much I need

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Fire

I can feel the fire burning in my heart. There is a principal of first the natural then the spiritual but in this case it does not work. If I want to get hungry in the natural I don’t eat. If I want to to get spiritually hungry I eat, that is I eat the things of the Spirit, his word, prayer etc. From having spent a week worshipping every morning for an hour as well as quiet times I can already feel the fire of the Spirit burning brighter. I pray the prayers of ‘ God set me in

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Moved by the Spirit

Simeon was righteous and devout man, the Holy Spirit was upon him. He was a man who heard from God,yet it doesn’t say how. He knew he would not die before he saw the consolation of Israel. The consolation of Israel being that Israel would be consoled, that Israel would be saved. He knew it was coming, he had the word. He was waiting in the temple. I wonder how many days he waited and thought is today the day, is this the day? He was a man of vision. He knew he would see the saviour before he died.

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