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Preparing the wrong way

I’ve been talking about preparation for a LONG TIME – far longer than most people even considered preparing. Like many of the current preppers, I’ve been called an “alarmist”, fearmonger, ignorant, silly, and a few other choice words. Today, “preparation” is a very common discussion – and there is actually a whole movement of people called – “preppers”. I’m finding out that preppers consider themselves different from survivalist – kindof a survivalist lite. Many people are now saying they received a “call” to prepare. I felt that same call many years ago, and actually was one of the first to […]

Why make plans if God Controls my future?

This is a paradox that I have pondered many times.  I plan for the future, yet my plans are often altered (and even hindered) because of past fears and selfish comforts.  I sometime find it frustrating when the baggage of the past weighs on the whole concept of preparation.  How can I adequately prepare, if I am manipulated by fears?  How can I wisely get ready for potential discomforts, when my weak and selfish flesh always presses me for comforts? I know that God is sovereign, and I also know by Faith that my future is in His hands.  That, […]

What is a Preparation Call?

As I’ve shared about the Preparation Call God has given me, I struggled with “why” things are so difficult.  It seems that God’s preparation for leadership involves times of long waiting, painful experiences, rejection from people we love, and even isolation. I often consider Moses, as he was raised as royalty and had everything he could ever want or need.   Obviously, he was pretty comfortable in his lifestyle – and I can imagine that he was pretty stable with the way things were going.  God had other plans. To become the leader God wanted, Moses had to be prepared.  […]

Seeing Him who is invisible

by Joseph
Offered By:  Jeff Rowland Four times in the scripture the bible says, “The just shall live by faith.”  This is an imperative declaration.  It doesn’t say that we might live by faith, but it says the just SHALL live by faith.  This implies many things. Faith is the ultimate key to the victorious Christian walk.  It doesn’t matter what you are facing in life, if you are walking in faith you are setting yourself up to see miracles in your life. It is possible to go into an unhealthy extreme in this area as well.  If faith becomes the object […]

THE ACTIONS OF SIN AND THE POWER OF KINGDOM FAITH

Shared By: Jeff Rowland Romans chapter 14 is in my opinion the most pivotal chapter in the Word of God concerning relationships between believers.  This chapter also gives the streamline and basic fundamental principles of Kingdom living for the people of God. We are living in ages of social dilemma’s that shape the political landscape of our nation.  Every issue that we look at, points to the rules of conduct for our leaders and our citizens.  For the believer, the kingdom of God has certain guidelines and principles that are to guide our lives concerning relationships with others, ourselves and […]

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BELIEVE AND DOUBT AT THE SAME TIME?

Shared by:  Jeff Rowland John 1:29, “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”  Very often we find ourselves talking to a friend who is going through a difficult time in their life and can only say one thing.  “Well just trust the Lord.”  Sometimes there is nothing else you can say.  Even though we know from the Word of God that every trial has purpose which is to bring us more into the image of God’s Son, we still don’t have answers that […]