Posts tagged ‘Isaiah 55’

January 29, 2016

It’s not about You and Me…

by Lester Young

Has the Lord ever told you something that thrilled you all the way down to your socks? I’d venture to say it’s not too uncommon in the Body of Christ. What’s probably also not too uncommon are the first few thoughts we invariably have after the ‘Praise Him!’ wave subsides just a bit: “How’s this going to happen and what do I need to do?” And before you know it, we’ve laid out the first twenty steps of “how I can get there”. But then when we try to implement that plan, all we ever seem to get is tired and frustrated… because it just doesn’t seem to work like we thought it should.

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December 14, 2015

Is Prosperity ‘Right’?

by Lester Young

Today we’re going to talk about a really fun topic, one that often tends to evoke strong, passionate feelings with regard to the Church – from those both outside and inside of it, oddly enough. What topic am I referring to? Why that faithful old standby and whipping-boy known as Prosperity, of course.

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November 30, 2015

The Common Thread between Garbage and Glory

by Lester Young

Most people wouldn’t think that the garbage of the world and the glory of God have anything remotely in common with each other – and, technically, they’d be right. But while the two reside on absolute opposite sides of the ‘manifestation’ spectrum, they nevertheless share a common thread that – despite being generally overlooked – cannot be dismissed.

What could Glory and garbage possibly have in common? Well, it’s actually sort of a “universal characteristic” indicative of how they both get here – that is, ‘here’ in the natural, on this earth. A few Scriptures should help illuminate things a bit:

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it [whether ‘death’ or ‘life’] shall eat the fruit [reward] thereof. (Proverbs 18:21);

“Just like the psalmist who wrote, ‘I believed it, so I said it,’ we say what we believe.” (2 Corinthians 4:13, The Message);

“The tongue is a fire… it sets on fire [ignites, starts] the course of nature [the circuit of natural, physical events]…” (James 3:6).

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