Going Deeper

Thought provoking and heart examining revelations of God’s Word that will challenge you to experience the depths of the wisdom, knowledge and love of God.


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Close As I Want To Be

imageWe can “say” all we want to that we desire to draw closer to Him, but if we are not walking it out, we are deceiving ourselves. Pursuit is the proof of desire. In this week’s message, “Close As I Want To Be,” we will take an honest look at where we are really at.

I’m sure if I took a poll of believers across the Body of Christ, and asked the question, “Would you like to have a closer relationship with God?” most if not all would say “Yes”! Continue reading


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To Know Him and Make Him Known – Part 2

MakeHimKnownYesterday in Part 1 we were looking at what it really means to KNOW the Lord. See
To Know Him and Make Him Known – Part 1

Now on to what it means to MAKE HIM KNOWN.

Making Him known is not in quoting scriptures, following a format to witness to unbelievers or getting someone to pray a prayer. Now I’m not saying that this isn’t effective in reaching people and introducing the Gospel to them. In some cases it is, and people do come to the Lord. What I am saying, is that there is a spiritually organic essence being manifested through us. The Lord is made known when we have allowed Him to imprint Himself, the Living Word upon our hearts. In so doing, we become Living Epistles.

“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” 2 Cor. 3:2-3 (NIV) Continue reading


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To Know Him and Make Him Known – Part 1

MakeHimKnownThere are two ways people know the Lord. Some know Him after the flesh, and some know Him after the Spirit. Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he UNDERSTANDS and KNOWS ME…” Jer. 9:23-24 (NKJV)

YWAM’s motto has a clear and concise mission statement: TO KNOW HIM AND MAKE HIM KNOWN.

That about says it all as far as I am concerned. It is the true high calling of the Body of Christ around the world. But do we truly know Him? This question is of utmost importance, because we cannot make Him known unless we have known Him first. We must return to the centrality of Jesus the Person. I say the Person because we can confuse the historical Jesus, knowing facts about Jesus, with truly knowing Him.

Jesus said in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may KNOW YOU, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (NKJV) Eternal life is not based on a prayer, it’s based on knowing Him. It can begin with a prayer, but it is walked out as we come to know Him in an ever-growing, ever-deeper fellowship. To truly know Him must be our highest goal and desire. Continue reading


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One Thing Is Needed – Part 2

One Thing Is Needed

One Thing Is Needed – Part 1

Loving Him is the key that opens the gates within us. If there is ONE THING in our lives that IS NEEDED, it is to learn to love Him with all of our heart, soul and mind. No wonder Jesus said it is the FIRST AND GREATEST COMMANDMENT!

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21 (NKJV)

So what does it mean to love Him with all of our heart, soul and mind?

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One Thing Is Needed – Part 1

One Thing Is Needed

It is so easy to get distracted from the things that are important, and sometimes we need a wakeup call. Martha was one such person who was distracted by the cares and duties of this life, that she was missing what was truly important.

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who SAT AT THE LORD’S FEET LISTENING TO WHAT HE SAID. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”” Luke 10:38-40 (NIV) -Emphasis Mine

In the King James Version, it says that Martha was “cumbered with much serving.” A closer look at these words, and we will see that there was a problem with Martha that was much deeper than just anxiety about getting dinner on the table. Continue reading


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Suddenly!

ImageWe had a suddenly take place this past Sunday in church. After the life changing Vous Conference 2014 we just went to, where we were set ablaze with fire and passion in our hearts. We had a suddenly take place this past Sunday in church. From the time the worship team did a run thru to praying/worshipping before service, the presence of God was powerful and tangible.

After the message of Fan the Flame, the suddenly happened!Tears were flowing from the pastor on down, and God moved on hearts like I have not seen before. God began to use these young adults as they moved out and began to speak what The Lord put on their heart to encourage everyone, some of them for the first time. Some of the shy ones were now bold and speaking with power and clarity.

I can’t wait to see what is going to happen this Sunday!


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Going Deeper – Part 2

ImageIn part 1, I began expounding upon the need for our focus in our walk with God to be on our root system (hidden life). Here is a short except:

“Root is growth beneath the soil. Leaves and fruit are growth above the soil. Root is hidden life; and leaves and fruit are manifest life. The problem with many believers is that while there is much outward life, there is very little secret life.”

This reminds me of a familiar passage from the parable of the sower.

“Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. ” Mark 4:5, 6 (NKJV)

It is so easy to get caught up in the exuberant atmosphere when an exciting message is being preached. It is easy to be awed by some profound teaching being given. But this is not enough. Results and “growth” will be temporary at best. We must take what we have heard into the secret place, and allow the Holy Spirit to teach us and show us how to apply it to our lives. Continue reading