True forgiveness. What does that really look like? What does it feel like? Can I say that I forgive someone but deep down not really forgive them? In this article, we're going to tie together many of the concepts in this series and uncover why it's so difficult to forgive and why most people are still imprisoned in their own minds by the offense that was laid against them. Then we'll unpack the truth and mechanics of how forgiveness works and how to use those mechanics to finally get rid of that pain NOW!
There are few ideas more comforting ideas than the reality of having an omnipresent God. One of the hallmark differentiations between Yahweh, the God of the Bible, and all other supposed gods is the fact that the Most High God is universally present at all times. We do not have to call Him to come; He's already here. And although He transcends all things, He is also in all things, for all things are held together by His Word. But even though His presence is everywhere and in all things, how do we experience it? How do we pierce the dimensional veil that exists between us?Read more
If you know your Bible, then when I say the word "faith" you will most likely think of the fifteen-word definition found in Hebrews 11:1: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." But what does that mean exactly? There really is no other definition of faith given in the entire Bible. This cryptic statement from the author of Hebrews is all we get. But the reality of faith is so much deeper than its theological definition.
In order for there to be proper harmony in a relationship, religious or otherwise, there must be a correct order in it. Any time the proper order is challenged or gets out of balance, the relationship is in jeopardy. In the same way, if we do not understand the difference between who the Creator is and who the created is in both real and experiential terms, our entire relationship with Him is at risk of spiritual cancer. If we truly want to have a dynamic and spirit-filled life we must first understand how our relationship is supposed to work.
There are many who read the Bible from cover to cover each and every year. They know the stories and can even tell you chapter and verse of many of the most famous scriptures. But is the Bible just an ancient document that contains words and historical data from times past? Or is it a living, breathing, dynamic portal to connect each and every generation to the Divine? Some say 'yes' and others say 'no.' There's only one difference between the former and the latter: The Voice.