Doctrines of Demons?

1 Timothy 4:1 (New American Standard Version): “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons…” Doctrines of Demons? That’s pretty harsh–pretty ‘out there’, isn’t it? I mean, sure…some will teach things that you or I may disagree with.Continue reading “Doctrines of Demons?”

Creativity for the Creator

Notre Dame–that beautiful, ornate cathedral that was severely burned this week–was a beautiful testament to a bygone era. Construction on that amazing building was started in 1163 and took almost 200 years to complete! For perspective, that means that Notre Dame Cathedral has been standing for about 400 more years that the United States ofContinue reading “Creativity for the Creator”

Take the Faith Step…

Have you ever noticed in your life of faith, that God will call you to ‘step out in faith’ before He comes through? That really is be design. After all, as Hebrews 1:6 says, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for anyone who comes to Him must first believe that He exists, andContinue reading “Take the Faith Step…”

Dream #2: Judge Not?

Judge Not…3/14/19 As I stated yesterday, I have VIVID, detailed dreams. The night before last I had 2…I described one in this post: https://pastordajo.com/2019/03/14/two-dreams-1-sparrow-and-spider/. Here’s my second one: In my dream I was at church, talking with a group of people after the service in the lobby. One of the young men—a high schooler—began toContinue reading “Dream #2: Judge Not?”

Two Dreams: 1) Sparrow and Spider

When I have dreams, I have VIVID, movie-quality dreams. These things are crazy in their color, detail. Last night I had (at least) 2 very vivid dreams. Let me tell you about the first one: The Birds and the Spider. At the end, go ahead…try your hand at ‘the meaning’ behind the dream. Sparrow andContinue reading “Two Dreams: 1) Sparrow and Spider”

I Want, I Deserve, I Need, I DEMAND!

Maybe you’ve noticed. Over the past several years, a mindset has taken hold. This mindset is becoming pervasive in our culture. The speed at which it is spreading is breathtaking, but in many ways, it’s as old as humanity. It is a mindset that says ‘I want…’. It’s a philosophy which encourages the individual toContinue reading “I Want, I Deserve, I Need, I DEMAND!”

Are You Ready?

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard people say it…and how many times I have said it too…’Are You Ready…for Christmas“? Of course, when we ask this it’s sort of a ‘superficial greeting’–similar to ‘How you doin?’ It’s polite small-talk. Friendly banter. The answer is anything from ‘Not even close’ to ‘Just about’Continue reading “Are You Ready?”

What Are You Waiting For?

Many of us know when we need to make changes. Maybe it’s after that Doctor appointment. Maybe it’s after another fight…one more job loss…when the bills outlast the money. Changes rarely happen with we’re comfortable. In fact, changes almost never happen when things are going well and we’re ‘safe and secure’ in our own lives.Continue reading “What Are You Waiting For?”