Monthly Archives: May 2017

But we preach Christ crucified…

When Paul wrote his letter to the Corinthians he was also speaking across the centuries to the church of today. I hope that His words will inspire us and bring conviction to our hearts where we may have become more fascinated with man than with Christ.  Vast internet kingdoms have arisen which seem more interested in spiritual power encounters, impressive sermons and grand prophetic declarations than they are with actually living the christian life of sacrifice and humility. Sacrifice and humility are important elements of Christian life associated with “Christ crucified.”  And these are the elements that are most closely connected to both the power and wisdom of God.

1 Cor 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

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A message to those who move in the prophetic realms

Rev 19:10 an angel declares, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
But is this really what is happening in the church today? How often is the prophecy we are hearing actually connected to the testimony of Jesus?

From the Barnes Commentary: “the testimony of Jesus Is the spirit of prophecy” – The design of prophecy is to bear testimony to Jesus. The language does not mean, of course, that this is the only design of prophecy, but that this is its great and ultimate end. The word “prophecy” here seems to be used in the large sense in which it is often employed in the New Testament – meaning to make known the divine will, and the primary reference here would seem to be to the preachers and teachers of the New Testament. The sense is, that their grand business is to bear testimony to the Saviour.