Holy Spirit

Are You Sensitive to the Holy Spirit?

“And she [Delilah] said, ‘The Philistines are upon you, Samson!’ And he awoke from his sleep and said, ‘I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.’ But he did not know that the LORD had left him.” – Judges 16:20  Yesterday we looked at the first “test” Samson took in his … Read more

Was Samson Filled With the Holy Spirit?

“And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him [Samson] in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.” – Judges 13:25 The work of the Holy Spirit in the life of Samson is truly incredible. Samson is divinely conceived, divinely dedicated, divinely destined, and divinely blessed. In the ancient world, when a leader was chosen, they … Read more

A Fresh Anointing

“You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy … Read more

The Hamas Spirit vs. the Holy Spirit

Because of Abraham’s sin, we have a constant war between the descendants of Ishmael and the descendants of Isaac. We saw that with the recent invasion and terrorist attack by Hamas in Israel. The corresponding global rise in antisemitism is demonic. The terrorist attack took place on a Saturday morning, which is the Jewish Sabbath. … Read more

Does God still speak today?

1 Kings 19:13 – And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” God speaks in multiple ways throughout Scripture and, in this part of Elijah’s story, … Read more

Has God ever spoken to you?

1 Kings 19:11-12 – And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after … Read more

A Murderous Spirit

Genesis 30:27 – But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you.” In John 8:44, Jesus speaks of those who lie as being “of [their] father the devil” and as a “murderer”. In Genesis over the past … Read more

Oikos

Acts 16:31-34 – And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all … Read more

God Died for Jews and Gentiles

Acts 10:28,44 – And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean…the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.  Prior to Acts … Read more