Jani Lynn Warner
If we have thirsted for God, He is lovingly willing to give us good news – the good news of salvation, that we might receive Him, receive of His fullness and grace for grace.
When someone is born of the Spirit, God gives that person many gifts. Some of the gifts God gives us through being born of the Spirit begin with the power to become children of God, to enter the Kingdom of God, to know God and Jesus Christ, to know and abide in God’s love, to be kept from the evil one, to be sanctified in the truth, to be one and perfected in unity, and to be with Jesus forever.
At one time, my focus on prophecy was “what is to come” (John 16:13b, NASB). The Holy Spirit does prophesy what is to come, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. However, as I read Revelation 19:9-10 one day, I began to think about a broader, deeper meaning of the word “prophecy.”
God instituted marriage and family. The relationship between a man and a woman in marriage illustrates the relationship between Christ and His Church
The foundational truth of God’s creation of the world and His authority and power has been openly and heavily attacked in our lifetimes. And yet, it remains true that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” All of His creation has purpose and function. We have the witness of God’s eternal power and Godhead within us and are without excuse.
Jesus came to do the Father’s will. Jesus came to earth to testify of His Father’s will and to reveal Him and His love. He did this in both word and action.
Proper relational patterns are built on trust, but unfortunately in the fallen world trust is easily broken.
God has begun a good work in us and will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Paul prays of this work (and let it be our prayer, too): “That your love may abound more and more in knowledge and all judgment, that ye may approve the things that are excellent, that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruit of righteousness by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11).
We are to die to our old nature, to “the flesh,” and we are to live in Christ.
In a sermon, it was once said there are two things to learn on earth: how to live and how to die. We get lots of daily practice “living” and “dying.” The world teaches one way of “living” and “dying,” but Scripture teaches another way. We are to follow the Way of Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. How did Jesus teach us about “living” and “dying”? First, He defined the terms; then, He lived as our example as “the firstborn of many brethren” (Romans 8:29b, NASB). Jesus is the firstborn of those who have eternal life.