Here’s a meditation on the Last Supper that I made. It includes scripture and classical art. Be blessed.
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Here’s a very short video illustration I created for Easter. Hope it blesses you.
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We talk a lot about RELATIONSHIP vs RELIGION and how “religion” is bad…and yet it’s easy to let others spoon-feed us and to fool ourselves into thinking second-hand knowledge (religion!) is enough – but a real, living relationship takes work.
Posted: March 29, 2014 in From the Wall
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(1 Timothy 4:1)
There is a book called KINGDOMS IN CONFLICT by Chuck Colson. Among other things, it chronicles the rise of the Nazis in pre-World War 2 Germany. It seems hard to imagine that the Church could be so uncaring, as so many bad things were being done to the Jews by their government and culture. But this attitude of the Church did not happen overnight. Little bit by little bit, the political and cultural machine put pressure on Christians, every day. It never let up. Every week there where a few more things that Christians had to either take a stand against, or decide to merely co-exist and get along. And the more that a person went with the flow, the harder it was the next day to break out of that momentum.
I am not saying that we should be confrontational jerks who needlessly create controversy. But for most of us, that is not a problem anyway. Most Christians in America tend to err on the side of passivity and avoiding any real conflict. The media likes to point out the militant, insensitive few, but that is a very skewed, misleading presentation of the average Christian. But we are called to lovingly, persistently invade the culture and communities around us and make a difference. And that cannot happen if we are the same as everyone around us.
That is why, everyday, we must re-connect with Jesus and the truth of the Bible and the call to the Great Commission – and the call to die to ourselves and to the world system, and to follow Him. Because if we don’t, our end will be no different than the world’s.
“Come out of her [Babylon], my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;” (Revelation 18:4)
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“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:12)
Indifference is spiritual entropy. It is the heat death of the heart (to use a physics term). And the best way to overcome it is to PURSUE MORE FIRE!!!
Jesus said we are to abide in Him — in other words, to stay or live in Him — not to be occasional visitors, but to pay the price for ongoing intimacy. And this is the only way we will be able to survive spiritually in the days to come. But for those who are willing to “dwell in the secret place of the Most High”, the burning glory of His Presence will be more than enough to overcome all obstacles that the world and the enemy can throw at them.
“His eyes are like a flame of fire…” (Revelation 19:12)
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One of the simplest, most profound, most transforming revelations I have received in my life is that I am never alone, and that because of this, I can have no secrets.
It makes a huge difference when you’re thinking you might do something like look at porn in “secret” or formulate a lie in your mind in “secret”, if you are also aware that at that same moment, the eternal, omniscient, Living God who created you and bled for you is with you and aware of absolutely EVERYTHING. The idea of “getting away with it” becomes hilarious foolishness, as your plans are revealed and consumed by the Light of His Presence.
And when you finally, really “get it” — when it really sinks in that deception is not an option — then an incredible weight is lifted off of you — and you begin to experience true, lasting peace and rest, as that scheming, lying part of you realizes it has nowhere to go…and just dies…even as something else glorious begins to flow in and take its place.
And I believe that as you enter into this reality with your whole heart — as you really walk in “the fear of the Lord”, then God begins to reveal to you the deep things of His own heart…
“The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him,”