Although as Christians we are eternally secure in the Lord, the enemy--Satan--is on the hunt to devour us. He and his minions have studied humanity since Adam and Eve. They have studied you--your words, actions and even the subtlest responses of your eyes. So even though he cannot read your mind, Satan knows what you're thinking through his observations . . . and his attacks are custom designed to trip you up, steal your joy, and doubt your security in Jesus.
When you think of things in your life now that won't be in heaven, what comes to your mind? The awesome reality is that none of us can even begin to grasp the glory of a world without pain, division and disease because all we've ever known is a world full of them. So be prepared to unleash your imagination today as Stephen allows us a peek into a world that will literally blow this one away!
In today's pasage from John chapter 11, we see the bereaving friends and family of Lazarus mourning his death, but more importantly, we see the humanity and deity of Jesus Christ both in sharp contrast and in beautiful harmony.
We seem to be living in an era of great faith. We hear about it from sports figures, celebrities, politicians and talk show hosts. Everyone wants to talk about their faith. But what kind of faith are they talking about? And faith in WHAT? The answer might surprise you.
Do you feel like you always fail spiritual tests? This message will help you pass the next one.