Where is Cornel? - 09-15-2013
-- Hi everybody, I realise I have not been writing or updating this blog for a while now. There are many reasons of course but one in particular that I want to share with you guys. As I sit here typing this it is almost exactly 4 years to the day that...
Red Ships, Blue Ships and Worships... - 05-25-2013
-- In my previous article about worship I might not have been very clear on my intent in writing it. Some people thought I was bashing singing songs as a legitimate form of worship, which I wasn’t. My actual intent for writing it was because worship ...
Boxed In Worship - 05-22-2013
-- I’ve always found the tale of Jesus speaking to the Samaritan woman about worship to be an interesting one. She asks Him a very specific question and He gives a few very specific answers. But what intrigues me more at the moment is the type of ques...
A New Journey - 04-27-2013
-- Honesty time. This post will take a very different style to anything I have written because this is about me personally. Over the past year I have had a pretty trying time emotionally and spiritually. There have been major ups and major downs along t...
Military Industrial Church - By Clint Byars - 03-25-2013
-- Today's guest post comes from Georgia in South of America and it was written by my friend Clint Byars of Forward Ministries. What Clint wrote about is something I have been realizing more and more. Thanks for this grounding reminder! Cornel ------ ...
Rediscovering “The Way” of Jesus - Steve Hackman - 03-22-2013
-- Today's guest post comes from my good friend Steve Hackman who also lives here in Honkers. He blogs over at www.stevehackman.net and his musings are well worth subscribing too! Cornel -------- Last night I had an interesting conversation with fri...
The Simplicity of Christ & The Serpent of Hyperspiritualism Part 2 - Joel Marius - 03-20-2013
-- Here is Part 2 of Joel Marius' post on the Simplicity of Jesus. Read Part 1 here first. Cornel --------- INHERITANCE & MATURITY “His divine power has given us EVERYTHING we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who calle...
The Simplicity of Christ & The Serpent of Hyperspiritualism Part 1 - Joel Marius - 03-18-2013
-- Today's guest post is by my good friend Joel Marius. (Aka Joel CoResurrected Adifon). Due to the length of the post I have decided to divide it into two posts. So here is Part 1. You will want to read both parts, a couple of times!!! Cornel -------...
God's Will Doesn't Tie Us Up - Brooke Gale - 03-15-2013
-- Man I love what these guest posts! You guys all have such amazing stories to share, so much encouragement to give and so much love to dish out! And today's guest post is no exception! It comes from Brooke Gale who hails from Texas. Enjoy! Corne...
Dancing In The Desert - Leanne Laing - 03-14-2013
-- Today's guest post is from Leanna Laing and it is such an encouragement to us all! Thanks Leanne, I loved every word! Cornel --------- Almost four years ago, on the eve of a huge family move to Dubai, I sat across from the doctor and asked, ...
Why Should God Answer My Prayers? - Russ Pond - 03-11-2013
-- Today's guest post is from Russ Pond who is a fellow blogger over at Seasons of Peace and who hails from The USA. He is tackling the often asked question: 'Why should God answer my prayers?' Don't confuse this question with the other often asked one:...
Salvation Prayer? - Mel Asanghanwa - 03-08-2013
-- Today's Guest Post comes curtesy of Mel Asanghanwa from who lives in London, UK but who hails from Cameroon and takes a look at the religiosity surrounding the salvation prayer. Cornel -------------- “Dear God, I acknowledge that I am a sinn...
Rethinking The 10 Commandments - 03-07-2013
-- I have recently come to realize that perhaps we have not fully understood the 10 Commandments. I blame Moses. He probably just made a few quick shorthand notes ...
How did the word “Church” make its way into the Bible? Part 2 - Andre vd Merwe - 03-06-2013
-- Here is Part 2 of Andre vd Merwe's look at the orgins of the word church. Enjoy! Click here to read it on Andre's blog. Remember to check out Andre's awesome book 'Grace, The forbidden Gospel'. Cornel -------------------------- In Part 1 ...
How did the word “Church” make its way into the Bible? Part 1 - Andre vd Merwe - 03-04-2013
-- Today's guest feature was submitted by my good friend Andre vd Merwe who blogs over at www.newcovenantgrace.com. This is a touchy subject for many, please discuss your thoughts in the comments section below. Click here to read the article on Andre'...
My Dear Child - By Gian Erik Adao - 03-03-2013
-- Today's guest post is by Gian Erik Adao from the Philippines and I love it! Cornel --------- My dear child, Born of Me (John 1:12-13), born of My Spirit (John 3:5), I am pleased to have you as My child. (Eph 1:5-6) My Begotten,...
By His Blood – Religious Spirit or in Spirit and Truth? - Brook Potter - 03-01-2013
-- Happy March everybody! It's Guest Writers Month this month and our first post is from my good friend Brook Potter, better known as The Great White Islander... Enjoy! Cornel ------- Matthew 12:24  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, Thi...
Guest Writers Month - I Want You! - 02-22-2013
-- Hey peeps, I am blessed to be going to South Africa to visit my family during March. Yay! This will be the second time in 6 years that I will see them. Double Yay! Since I will be gone, I won't be posting much during that time, so I decided to open...
Biblical Perspective? - 02-20-2013
-- I know I am busy with a series on deliverance and stuff but just want to interject with this. I think I have known what I am about to say for a while, but I haven't had a clear picture of how to explain it properly. So here goes. As far as I know, t...
February 2013 Free Giveaway! - 02-16-2013
-- Hey everybody! I have just received a few extra free promo days from Amazon so I am making my books available for free to you all again! Starting tomorrow, for the next 3 days you can download the kindle versions for free and for nothing! The exact...
Cursed Objects? - 02-10-2013
-- When looking at the first level of demonic influence, or infestation, we need to specifically look at a pretty controversial topic: Cursed objects. This topic is usually a pretty tough subject to deal with simply because many people tend to write off...
Letting Go Of My Fear - 01-30-2013
-- While living in New Zealand, Cornel preached a message about 2 Cor 3:3 that brings up an interesting point. It basically comes down to God’s good news is written on our hearts and that through Christ we have become part of the good news. (Click her...
A Closer Look At Possession - 01-24-2013
-- After I saw what I wrote about in the previous post, I started going to every meeting or ministry opportunity my brother-in-law and father-in-law got invited to. I needed to learn more. It was a very sharp learning curve for me coming from a powerles...
Can Christians Be Possessed? - 01-18-2013
-- BTW, If you've missed the first 3 articles in this series, click here, here and here. The answer will depend on how you define possessed. If you mean ownership and total control of a Christian then obviously no. If you mean oppressing and influencin...
Living Grace Free Giveaway! - 01-15-2013
-- Hey everybody, I'm just interrupting my series on deliverance (which you can read here, here and here) with a great giveaway for you guys! My publisher is running a promo and they are giving away free PDF copies of the book I co-wrote with 13 other...
Do I Need Deliverance? - 01-14-2013
-- This is a common question that is always asked whenever I speak about this subject. The moment you mention demons, how they operate and what they do, people immediately want to know if they need to go for deliverance. A few years ago, just before Re...
8 Myths About Deliverance - 01-09-2013
-- Growing up around a certain level of charismania I have seen more than my fair share of how some people do deliverance. Some of it was good, some of it wasn't....
Deliverance 101 - 01-08-2013
-- Happy New Year! I am so excited about 2013 for so many different reasons. May grace and peace of Christ be exponentially multiplied in your life! Last year I ended off with 2 lists, one about what Holy Spirit doesn’t do and a much longer one about ...
Over 30 Things The Holy Spirit Does - 12-28-2012
-- My previous list was about what the Holy Spirit doesn’t do. It is a very important list (read it here) but even more important is an understanding of what the Holy Spirit actually does do, in us, through us and to us. Now you can read the functions...
10 Things The Holy Spirit Does Not Do - 12-18-2012
-- We often hear the 'job descriptions' of the Holy Spirit in a special sermon on power. Holy Spirit doesn't have a '...
The Truth About Evil: Part 5 - A Game Of Shadows - 11-29-2012
-- Look carefully at these two images of shadows below. Remember what you see because I’ll get back to them in a minute or two. But First, I know many of you, who have followed what I have written about evil (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) and...
The Truth About Evil: Part 4 - Is satan God’s Servant? - 11-23-2012
-- When I started writing about this topic, it was because I was learning something new, something I have not seen before and as always I am very eager to share what I learn. The first 3 articles about evil (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) has stirred quite the...
The Truth About Evil: Part 3 - Jesus vs The Scriptures - 11-20-2012
-- To summarize what I’ve said in the last 2 posts about evil: satan was not fully known or understood by the Old Testament people. Many people attributed his works to God, thinking he was just an agent of God thereby painting a distorted picture of G...
The Truth About Evil: Part 2 - Evil Projections - 11-16-2012
-- In the first part of this look at the truth about evil I showed something very important, which is that the people who lived before Jesus didn’t know much about satan. They saw satan as just another angel of God, operating by His divine permission ...
The Truth About Evil: Part 1 - Satan - 11-14-2012
-- What I am going to propose in the next series of articles is something I am learning from a man called Richard Murray and will most definitely land me in some hot water with a few folk. I am going to expound on a topic, and person, I don’t really...
The 12 Commandments - 11-08-2012
-- Last night I made a few e-cards to show the inferiority of the law covenant compared to the grace covenant.  This green one on the right has gone pretty viral in Facebook Christian Land. Since I only have a couple of words to convey a thought on a...
MOvember - 11-05-2012
-- Hi everybody, This year I have decided to take part in the MOvember campaign to raise awareness for Men's Health issues, and more specifically, prostate cancer. If you've never heard about MOvember, let me quickly fill you in. Every year during the...
One Day Only Giveaway - 10-30-2012
-- For one day only, you can once again grab free copies of my books 'So You Think Your Mind Is Renewed?' and 'Administering The Children's Bread' via Amazon Kindle. The giveaway will happen on the 31st of October, which is tomorrow! Last time I gave a...
Women In Ministry - 10-17-2012
-- For the life of me I don’t know why this is such a hot potato in Christianity. You hear it all over the place. “Women aren’t allowed to minister.” Or “I don’t submit to a woman’s teaching.” This is totally absurd and ridiculous. And ...
The First Holiness Bank of Heaven. Securing Your Future Today!? - 10-15-2012
-- I am going to try to illustrate how some people see living holy by giving an everyday example. That’s right, I’m parabalising it! Many folks think God gives us a holiness bank account upon salvation and that it is now our job to fill that account...
Latin American Revival Testimonies - 10-08-2012
-- Hey everybody I received this from a good friend of mine, Ruben Lopez who is helping to spearhead a Latin American Grace and Power revolution! It's too good not to share with you all! Plus, you can help spread this even further! More details at the ...
What Did Jesus Come To Seek And Save? - 10-03-2012
-- I know I was busy with a series on holiness, and I am working on the final (finger’s crossed) installment of it, but I first have to interject with something else. Since I am more of a spur of the moment blogger, I tend to write when I receive a re...
Holy Living vs Moral Living Part 2 - 09-25-2012
-- In the first instalment of this topic I wrote about common misconceptions and ideas regarding holiness. You can read more about that by clicking here. I also ended Part 1 by defining holiness, which is nothing more than absolute perfection, complete...
The Gospel In Ten Words - Paul Ellis (Book Review) - 09-16-2012
-- Earlier in the year I reviewed a book by Frank Viola, The Untold Story Of The New Testament Church, and said that it was pretty much the best Christian book I have read in a very long time. Frank’s book has held onto the top honours for a few month...
Holy Living vs Moral Living - 09-13-2012
-- Somehow in Christianity we have managed to totally change the meaning of what it means to live holy. As soon as somebody says ‘We must live holy lives’ people immediately think ‘Oh, he means we need to stop sinning.’ Why have we attached holi...
God's Grammar by Mick Mooney - Book Review - 09-03-2012
-- God's Grammar, the latest book by Mick Mooney has just gone on sale. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy a few weeks ago because Mick asked me to do a review. God's Grammar is a novel. I am not the biggest fan of Christian novels, and as su...
Hurricane Isaac: Is God Angry At America Again? - 08-30-2012
-- This a response from a friend of mine in the USA about the dumb mindsets of the very famous doom and gloom prophets some hold in such high regard. When will the madness somemasqueradeas Christianity stop? So, Hurricane Issac is making landfa...
Keep Calm And Praise On - 08-24-2012
-- 1 John 3:5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. In Him there is no sin and you are in Him. That is why your sin was removed from you, cut off and discarded as far as the east is from the west, f...
Understanding The Book Of Job - Tom Tompkins (Book Review) - 08-21-2012
-- Job is one of those books that has so many Christians perplexed. A good man is put through trials and ends up losing everything he had including his family, health and wealth. So whenever something goes wrong in our own lives, we have built up this t...
Who Is Your Neighbor? - 08-14-2012
-- This billboard is pretty controversial in some circles. I'm sure I'll get some haters for posting it.   Love your neighbor. There is no clause on that. It doesn't say love your neighbors, except if they are gay, lesbian, black, white, colore...
The gods Of Christianity - 08-10-2012
-- Last year before moving to Hong Kong I started writing a book. I know now that relocating internationally does NOT help one write a book with any great haste. But in the last 2 weeks I have gotten more drawn back to it and I am endeavoring to compl...
Rocking Testimony Resulting In A Question - 08-06-2012
-- I received an amazing testimony today from the country of Laos in South East Asia. A few months ago I received and email from a brother there to ask permission to translate our healing manual into their native langue. He asked to remain anonymous b...
Epic Jesus: The Christ You Never Knew - Frank Viola Book Review - 07-31-2012
-- If there is one writer who is currently giving me much food for thought then it is hands down Frank Viola. I have just finished another of his books, the most recent being Epic Jesus: The Christ You Never Knew. (For other reviews, click here) Epic is...
10 Awesome Brennan Manning Quotes - 07-19-2012
-- I only recently heard of this dude. I love the things he has said! Here are 10 awesome quotes!   “My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.”   “Def...
Coming Out Again - A Testimony of Freedom From Homosexuality - 07-18-2012
-- As some of you know I shared some of my personal thoughts regarding homosexuality and Christianity in the previous 2 posts. You can read the first one here, and the revisited one here. I revisited it because I changed my views on some things but inst...
Homosexuality Revisited - 07-11-2012
-- In the previous post I wrote about homosexuality and in it I said a few things that I feel I did not qualify clearly enough, so I just want to quickly revisit that.   When I wrote the part about how I define homosexuality as a sin, I was n...
Homosexuality and Christianity - 07-06-2012
-- Please note I have changed some perpectives I had in this post. Please read Homosexuality Revisited together with this. I have recently been asked by a number of people what my thoughts are regarding Christians who are homosexual. This is defini...
Getting Rid Of Pharisaical Faith - 07-04-2012
--   In a previous post I wrote about Pharisaical faith. Click here to read more about what that is. This post is about getting rid of pharisaical faith.   I don't have a particular formula or a magic prayer for your to say. Ridding yours...
20 Things That Won't Save You... - 07-03-2012
-- Feel free to add more in the comments section below.   1. Your theology won't save you, but Jesus will.   2. The Bible won't save you, but Jesus will.   3. Your church won't save you, but Jesus will.   4. Your family won...
The Faith Of The Pharisees - 06-26-2012
-- When it comes to issues of faith, the Pharisees are probably the last group of people you would think of as having faith. They were the epitome of religious legalism, but never the less I think any dedication to anything religious requires a measure ...
5 Reasons to run like hell from The Law! - 06-20-2012
-- Dont miss out on our free book giveaway happing until this Friday! Click here for more information! First of all what is “The Law”?   This really needs clarification as many people confuse this. Here is one of the simplest definitions I...
Being Judgmental - 06-18-2012
-- People, especially inside Christian circles always fling this term around, not always realizing that saying somebody is judgmental is actually pretty judgmental in itself. Go figure…   Being judgmental is also usually associated with being o...
Free Book Giveaway! - 06-17-2012
-- Hi peeps!   Good news! For the next 5 days you can get free Kindle copies of my books 'So You Think Your Mind Is Renewed?' as well as the one I cowrote with Simon Wilson, 'Administering The Children's Bread: The Basics of Healing Under The New...
Beyond Evangelical - by Frank Viola - 06-11-2012
-- I just received an advanced copy of Frank Viola’s new book “Beyond Evangelical” which has just been released today. Can't wait to get into it!   Here’s a description of the new book:   "Recent studies indicate that evangelical C...
My First 3D Post: Dying, Death & Destruction - 06-06-2012
-- Most movie makers are opting to make their movies in 3D. I love it. My wife loves it so much so only wants to watch movies on IMAX 3D. Regular 3D doesn't cut it for her anymore. I love her. So since 3D is such a popular medium in our day, I pondered ...
None Like You - 05-30-2012
-- Over the past few years I have had my share in more than enough comment wars. Though I like the fact that people have the ability to express their opinion, some use it just to argue. This morning I was reminded of one such comment war sparked by what...
Friday Funnies #3 - 05-18-2012
-- This week's funnies are brought to you by Frustrated Grace, created and illustrated by my friend PK Langley.   Have a great weekend!   Cornel  
Healing In Eternity - 05-16-2012
-- Without any question, any person would tell you that there won't be sickness and suffering in heaven, that it will be a utopia of wholeness, peace and joy. And I will agree 100%. But many of these same people who believe that there is no sickness in ...
Are You In Need Of Rest? - 05-15-2012
-- It is so easy to get caught up in antisocial websites like Facebook and Twitter that we yearn for a break from it all. We think striving to enter His rest means striving to win comment wars and get the last say. We argue over the smallest little thin...
Quotes From Living Grace - 05-13-2012
-- Here are some quotes from Living Grace, a book project I am involved in with 13 other authors. Below is one quote from each author's chapter in the book. For more info on the book and the project, click here.   “Sin isn’t what causes separ...
Friday Is Fun Day! #2 - 05-11-2012
-- Today's funny Friday installment comes to you courtesy of Blimey Cow. Check out their Youtube Channel for more great videos! This video is a funny look at church and the weird stuff people do when they go there. (And it's funny, because it's true.)...
Be Thou My Vision - 05-07-2012
-- This is one of my favourite songs. It is an old Irish hymn believed to be written by Dallan Forgaill in the 8th century. I particularly like Jars of Clay's version (embedded below). Read the words below and then listen to the song. I miss proper song...
Friday Is Fun Day! #1 - 05-04-2012
-- The first 5 days after the weekend is usually the hardest, so to commemorate the end of the work week,  I have decided to make Fridays a day dedicated to some light hearted humour and funnies here on the blog. I love cartoons, memes, comics, jokes, ...
Special Promotion! This Weekend Only! - 04-27-2012
-- Hi everybody   I am running a little promotion of my book So You Think Your Mind Is Renewed? on Amazon Kindle. For this weekend only you can grab a copy for only $3.00! (I wanted it lower but for some reason Amazon won't allow it...) Click be...
The Untold Story Of The New Testament Church - Frank Viola (Book Review) - 04-26-2012
-- Every once and a while a book comes a long that totally revolutionizes your thinking on a subject. You imagine yourself having a pretty reasonable understanding, until you realize you had no clue whatsoever! Frank Viola's book 'The Untold Story of th...
Lies You Have Been Set Free From! - 04-20-2012
-- Hi guys!   I have some more books to giveaway to some of my awesome subscribers! Last time you only needed to be a subscriber to qualify, this time that is not a requirement: I actually want you guys to participate in a project of mine. If...
Law Abiding vs Under the Law vs Grace - 04-18-2012
-- A short while ago I wrote a post explaining why I believe Christians need not worry about fulfilling the law since Jesus fulfilled it already. I ended that post by saying I was not just referring to the law of Moses, but to the entire tree of knowled...
Kindle-tastic! - 04-11-2012
-- I love the information that Kindle gives us access to! Thanks to their ability to track what people highlight when they read a particular book, I can see which parts of 'So You Think Your Mind Is Renewed?' stood out most to people who have read it. H...
The Twitter Easter Story - 04-06-2012
-- I love this video a friend shared. It not only tells the story of Jesus, but it does it in an amazingly creative way. Watch, enjoy and share. Cornel  
Do Christians Need To Fulfill The Law? - 04-02-2012
-- This question is actually asked more often than what some might think, especially in light of Jesus saying he didn't come to destroy the law but to fulfill it. (Matt 5:17) If I were to answer this question very bluntly, it would simply be, 'No, they...
Living Grace! - 03-31-2012
-- Hi all!   As many of you know I am part of new project put together by New Nature Publications called 'The Living Grace Project.' Together with 13 international authors we have been working on a book for the last 2 years and we are finally don...
Acceptance - 03-29-2012
-- A few weeks ago I offered a free book giveaway here on the blog. I had 10 books to give, totally free, wouldn't have cost the recipients anything, it was just me giving a gift. Since I only had 10 books, I could only offer my gift to 10 people. &nbs...
It Is Finished, Or Is It? - 03-16-2012
-- It Is Finished. 3 short words of which volumes can be written about expounding on the finished work of cross. Yet, these 3 short words are not beyond context, and as such, if taken out of context, volumes can be written that no longer remain true. ...
Is The Entire World Saved, They Just Don’t Know It Yet? - 03-08-2012
-- John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!   I have heard many people quote this verse recently. I love this verse. But what some have been interpreting it t...
Rob Rufus Book Giveaway - 03-06-2012
-- Hi all! My friend Rob Rufus has recently revamped his second book, 'Invading The Impossible'. I was privileged enough a few years ago to sit down with Rob 2-3 times a week for a couple of months while I was helping him work through the rough drafts,...
The Top 10 So Far - 03-04-2012
-- Over the last two and half years I have written quite a few blog posts. The person I surprised the most throughout all this writing was myself! I never imagined I would be a writer, especially in my second language. (Although at school I always see...
Do Christians Still Have A Sinful Nature? – Ryan Rufus (Book Review) - 02-22-2012
-- The debate about whether or not Christians, born-again believers, still have a sinful nature dwelling inside them is not a new one. Consider these questions below:   Is there a constant struggle going on inside you between 2 opposing natures...
Incomplete Vs. Complete Forgiveness - 11-25-2011
-- The other day I went to the local grocery store to by some food. After unpacking my trolley, I paid for all my goods. On the way to the car I realized I forgot to buy milk. I quickly ran back inside, grabbed a bottle of milk and on may way out I just...
20 Rob Rufus Quotes On Law vs. Grace - 11-24-2011
-- 1. “The Law is only a weak and useless shadow. Grace is the reality of the good things.”   2. “The Law demands the absolute perfect standard of God’s righteousness of you all the time, every second. Grace is God giving you His free gif...
When Kids Pray... - 11-21-2011
-- This is just for fun. Kids are amazing. This makes me laugh every time I read it! Enjoy Cornel _________________________________   "Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right there in the church. Is that OK?" Neil ...
Why Does God Love You? - 11-18-2011
-- You would think this would be a straightforward question that most people could answer easily. What is your answer? Why does God love you? Is your answer, ‘because I obey all His commands?’ Popular answer, but wrong. Guess again. Is your answer J...
This Is My Dad - 11-09-2011
-- This is my dad. In 1 month's time I get to see him again. (Along with the rest of the family of course.) I haven't been home in 5 years. My dad is stronger than your dad. Haha. No, seriously. He is.   My Dad has made many extremely huge person...
"He Qualifies You" - Chad Mansbridge (Review) - 11-06-2011
-- 'He Qualifies You' is a tiny book that packs an incredible punch! I am blown away by how Chad managed to cover such an immensely large and important subject in so few pages yet still in a very clear and concise way. So what is the subject Ch...
10 of My Favourite Paul Ellis Quotes - 11-02-2011
-- Yesterday I got to spend another afternoon with Paul Ellis talking about all sorts. I just want to thank him for everything he has taught me and will continue to teach me! You rock and I will miss you a lot when I leave for Hong Kong! So, to say ...
Is God Wearing Jesus-Glasses? - 11-01-2011
-- Is God wearing Jesus-glasses? Is God looking at you through these glasses that block out your sin and shortcomings so He only sees Jesus instead of you? I highly doubt it. I myself have said this and believed this in the past but thankfully now I...
To Abraham Or Not To Abraham: Is He A Good Enough Reason To Tithe? - 10-28-2011
-- Many proponents of tithing for believers use Abraham as their reason. Their main argument is that since Abraham tithed before the law, that tithing supersedes the law and is therefore still a required practice for believers. Here are my own reasons...
The Peace of God - 10-27-2011
-- Here is a video taken of the message and Q&A session I did in San Jose, CA during our recent trip to the USA. Enjoy! Cornel
When Praying For The Sick Is A Sin - 10-13-2011
-- Please read ‘When NOT Watching Porn Is A Sin’ before reading this article!   Just like in the previous article, you can also substitute the heading with "When prophesying is a sin," "When worshipping is a sin," "When casting out demons ...
The 7 Churches Of Revelation - 10-03-2011
-- Many people ask about the churches of Revelation when they start learning about Grace. My friend Paul Ellis of escapetoreality.org wrote a series of articles looking at 4 of those 7 churches. I have placed a link to each article here for easy referen...
When NOT Watching Porn Is A Sin - 09-29-2011
-- Yes, you read right, but before you get too upset, you can substitute ‘watching porn’ with any other sinful act. When not gossiping is a sin. When not stealing is a sin. When not lying is a sin. When not coveting is a sin. When not sinning is a...
2 Years Ago - 09-23-2011
-- This week (21 September) marked the 2 year anniversary of this little blog. 2 Years ago I was sitting at home pondering how to share what God was showing me with people. Then I thought I would try my hand at blogging. Well, 2 years later and this i...
Sin: God's Kryptonite? - 09-22-2011
-- When I was young(er) there was an animated TV series about a superhero called ‘Captain Planet’. I personally think he was the dumbest superhero ever invented. Lately I have come to realize that much of the church world sees God in a very simila...
"God Without Religion" by Andrew Farley - Review - 09-21-2011
-- "An absolutely brilliant book!" would be an understatement. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every page. Some pages I had to read 2 or 3 times because you just can't hear good news enough! Andrew starts off by explaining a very important and often over...
All New Religious Dictionary Definitions! - 09-12-2011
-- Religion defines words very differently to what they are commonly believed to mean. In order for you to not be confused, please make sure you get your definitions right!   All (adjective):  some of; a part of; not everything, a limited number...
Top 12 Overlooked Blessings of the New Covenant - 09-08-2011
-- Seems like we are stuck in a list-making season so here is a list of 12 overlooked blessings of The New Covenant. If these don’t make you happier to be under grace, then at most they will make you hungry! This list is partly inspired by Paul Ellis...
8 Scriptures For When You're Doubting God’s Grace - 09-04-2011
-- Face it, we have all been there. We mess up so badly and think God is utterly disappointed with us. We entertain thoughts of condemnation and guilt over our actions and feel totally unworthy of God’s grace. Whenever I have felt like this, these 8...
To Confess Or Not To Confess. - 09-01-2011
-- If you haven't already read PART 1 or PART 2, please do so before you jump into this one. I have expounded on the topic of confession a few times in the past, as have others. So instead of re-arguing the same thing again, I have linked all the differ...
5 Spiritual Time & Money Wasters - 08-31-2011
-- Looks like the writing bug has finally bit Simon! This his first article and I hope to see many more from him! Enjoy! Cornel ___________________________ Here are five spiritual time and money wasters that will help shift your thinking...
What Happens To My Forgiveness If I Sin As A Believer? - 08-29-2011
-- This is Part 2, Read Part 1 here... Well, very touchy question I know and this is how I see it. Think back to the time of bulls and goats. Animals were brought to the altar so they could be sacrificed for the sins the person committed since the la...
You Are Forgiven! Believe it! - 08-28-2011
-- A few years ago some people hurt me pretty badly. I cried myself to sleep that night and woke up still crying the next morning. Then I decided to forgive them. The choice to forgive them was my own. I forgave them before they apologized. I forgave ...
10 Differences Between Jesus And The Levitical Priesthood - 08-09-2011
-- My friend Paul Ellis reminded me on Sunday how much he likes lists so I thought I would try make one. I love lists too come to think of it and this is a pretty significant list if you understand it!    1.    Working Vs. Resting The Levite...
Licence to Sin? - 08-06-2011
-- We are saved by grace through faith and it is not of ourselves (Eph 2:8-9). Since it’s not of ourselves, it’s not of ourselves. That means your behaviour has nothing to do with it. Simple, right! But what happens when a believer does use grace ...
God’s Comforting Words For The Suffering? - 07-15-2011
-- In the last article I looked at what Eliphaz had to say to try and comfort Job in his suffering. To recap quickly, he basically said:   This suffering is punishment for your sins.   You are reaping what you sowed. &...
More Tauranga Testimonies - 07-06-2011
-- We recorded a couple of testimonies from our recent road trip to Tauranga. Here is that video... Cornel
Job’s Friends - Eliphaz - 07-05-2011
-- You can’t preach the goodness of God without somebody somewhere trying to show you how wrong you are and that God is not so great by referencing Job. They also usually give their own theological reasonings to justify suffering in many cases. Job’...
Sickness for God’s Glory? - 06-30-2011
-- This is a subject I feel very strongly about and I am going write about it very bluntly. If you want to make me angry, tell me God permits suffering through sickness for a higher purpose. Not only do I take it personally as an insult to my Dad, b...
1 Peter 4:17 - It's Judgment Time! - 06-23-2011
-- This is a repost from an awesome article written by Paul Ellis of escapetoreality.org. To view the original article on Paul's website, click this link: Paul also really loves feedback, so if you have any comments or questions, post them under the ori...
More Adventures With Jesus: Tauranga - 06-21-2011
-- This past weekend Rensia, Simon and I went down to Tauranga to minister at City Life Church led by Pete & Rose Cloke. Thanks for having us over, it was truly an honour! Initially the weekend was supposed to be a youth only event for kids betwe...
"Extra Virgin Grace" by Ryan Rufus - Book Review - 06-13-2011
-- When you know an author personally, you sort of think you have an idea what they are going to say in their latest book. I have known Ryan Rufus for a couple of years and thought pretty much that. Boy was I wrong. His latest book, 'Extra Virgin Grac...
Aesop's Fables - 06-09-2011
-- Aesop was a Greek slave who lived lived around 600BC. He is renowned for telling pretty awesome fables, some of which are known and retold all over the world to this day. You might recognize some of his fables actually. Ever heard of 'The Tortoise An...
Unforgiveness Part Deux - 06-05-2011
-- Apparently my last post on unforgiveness has ruffled a few feathers. I think some people have misread what I intended to say so I am writing this to clarify and explain a few points. There are people who somehow read the article and thought I was ...
The Sin of Unforgiveness? - 06-03-2011
-- I am sure you have heard this statement before: “You are harbouring unforgiveness in your heart. If you don’t forgive, God wont forgive you either.” Yesterday I was pondering this absurdity when suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks. Since ...
Why Does Grace Offend So Many People? - 05-27-2011
-- Over the course of the last couple of years in which we have preached a growing revelation of Grace, we have bumped heads with a fare share of people who really don’t like to hear the Good News for some reason. Granted God Himself said that Jesus, ...
10 Reasons Why Isaiah's Prophecy Refers to Physical Healing - 05-13-2011
-- There are many people who still hold strongly to the belief that Isaiah 53:4-5 exclusively refers to spiritual healing. Here is a list of 10 quick reasons why that can’t be: Jesus healed real people of real diseases in order to fulfil that ...
Perspective: Moses vs Israel - 05-09-2011
-- I once heard Bill Johnson say that to him Ps 103:7 is the saddest verse in the Bible. It stuck with me. Psa 103:7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. (NKJV) What is sad about this verse is it shows us two very di...
Adventures with Jesus - 05-02-2011
-- Over the past Easter Weekend Rensia, Simon and I were privileged enough to minister down in Gisborne again. The first time we went in January we were able to work with about 8 people in a lounge. This time we were able to work with about 30 or so peo...
Siftings, Trials And Temptations Part 2 - 04-11-2011
-- In Part 1 we looked at Peter being sifted by satan and how Jesus was sure that Peter would pass the test. Let’s look into this testing-phenomenon a little more. 1Cr 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is fait...
Siftings, Trials And Temptations Part 1 - 04-10-2011
-- There are always a couple of verses people pull out whenever you proclaim that God does not allow sickness, suffering or bad things to happen. The favourite of course being the whole book of Job. We have all heard the easy arguments like Job had a ...
Generational Curses: Don’t be in denial! - 03-29-2011
-- Some of you are not going to like what I am about to say. But I am going to say it anyway. I have been asked the following question a few times now: “Can a believer have a generational curse?” Personally, I always answer ‘Yes.’ I will ex...
Why Judgmental "Prophetic Words" Are Usually Wrong - Kris Vallotton - 03-23-2011
-- This is a list/summary of things said by Kris Vallotton on judgmental prophecies. So good! Why Judgmental "Prophetic Words" Are Usually Wrong - Kris Vallotton 1.) They represent God as an angry person who only has one response to sin and the prob...
The Scriptures vs The Word of God - 03-11-2011
-- This an article written by Steve Hill of Harvest Now! Read the original article here: ------------------------------------- Friends, It is common for many to refer to the Bible as "The Word of God".  However, this is not how the Master identif...
All Forgiven? All Saved? - 03-07-2011
-- I recently had a few discussions with people because I said I believe every person, saved or unsaved has already had their sins forgiven. For some reason this seems to be a tender nerve. So I want expound on my views a little more. Imagine a scale go...
Overcoming Sin - 02-18-2011
-- This the follow-up part on my previous article about confessing sin and how that is NOT the way to overcome sin. This article was written by my friend Daniel Silva and will show you how to overcome sin as a believer. Enjoy! Oh, his website can found ...
Confession: Here we go again... - 02-14-2011
-- If you have to confess every sin in order for it to be forgiven, as some people interpret 1 Jhn 1:9 , how will you know what sin is so you can go confess it? Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by ...
Love and Justice - 02-08-2011
-- Have you ever seen those teen movies where the often nerdy boy does everything he can to impress the popular cheerleader? He does her homework, her chores, washes her car, everything for the slight chance that she would show him affection but she nev...
Two Sides Of The Law - 02-03-2011
-- Most people don’t realize that the law has two sides. I didn’t for a long time. Why do you think there are two sides on the justice scale? Both sides are equally deadly, but at face value one side seems a little less deadly than the other, an...
Quotes from The Naked Gospel – Andrew Farley - 02-01-2011
-- I was given this book over a year ago and didn't read it until today. Having finally read it, it just once again blew my mind at how great the new covenant really is, how glorious the gospel truly is and how awesome Jesus is and what He did on the ...
Gisborne Testimonies - 01-25-2011
-- On Friday 21 January 2011, Rensia, Simon and I got into the car and drove almost 550km from Auckland to Gisborne to go love on some people. (Almost like in Acts 8:14-17!) On Saturday and Sunday we shared about the goodness of God, the greatness of ...
Is God the same yesterday, today and forever? - 01-21-2011
-- I know this sounds like a trick question, but it isn’t. This statement is 100% true. But attaching this statement to a warped theology doesn’t make the theology true. Take Job for example. People look at what he went through, attach the same yest...
Conversations About Judgment - 01-03-2011
-- You: "God, I heard a preacher say you are judging me, cities, countries and nations because we sin. Is this true? Are you judging me?” God: "John 5:22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son." You: "Jesus, Father...
Bread and Stones - 12-09-2010
-- Have you ever noticed how many times the Bible refers to these two things? Not only that, have you ever noticed how often they are mentioned together? Now I am generally not one to over spiritualise things but I think there is a relationship here....
Separating Sheep and Goats? - 12-06-2010
-- Has anyone ever used Matt 25 and Matt 7 about Jesus separating sheep and goats to condemn you into doing more things for God? Have they used it to make you question your salvation? If they have, please read this article.   Mat 25:31-33 "When t...
Descriptions of the Mosaic Law in the New Testament - 12-01-2010
-- “Descriptions of the Mosaic Law in the New Testament” - R. Sapp The Mosaic Covenant of Law is described by the New Testament as: A covenant that has been an unbearable yoke. (Acts 15:10) A covenant that is the ministry of death. (2 Corin...
The Unforgiving Servant – Matt 18:23-35 - 11-09-2010
-- Matt 18:23-35 is one of those passages that has been used for years to beat believers over the head to get them back under performance based legalism. I have been asked about this passage quite a lot, as many people have used it when they try to argu...
Pray, Prayer, Praying And Things Like That - 10-19-2010
-- Note: This is a 4 part series: Click here to read the other Parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] In my last 3 articles I looked at what I called dumb things believers pray. It showed that a lot of what believers say when they pray are eit...
More Dumb Things Believers Pray… - 10-05-2010
-- Note: This is a 4 part series: Click here to read the other Parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] So far we have looked at 4 big prayer-traditions and the Lord’s Prayer. Now we are going on with a look at more dumb things Christians pray… ...
What About The Lord’s Prayer? - 10-03-2010
-- Note: This is a 4 part series: Click here to read the other Parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] Whenever the subject of prayer is brought up, questions about ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ almost seem to come standard. Today I am going to do ...
What Are You Praying? - 10-01-2010
-- Note: This is a 4 part series: Click here to read the other Parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] When it comes to prayer, I have found that many people don’t actually listen to what they are praying and they seldomly think about they ar...
The Gift(s) – Part 6: Reaching Top Gear… - 09-21-2010
-- Note: This is a 6 part series. Click here to read the other parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part3] [Part4] [Part 5] [Part 6] In Part 5 I ended by saying “If your gospel is not followed with signs and wonders, you are not fully preaching the gospel. If ...
The Gift(s) – Part 5: Are You Established? - 09-06-2010
-- Note: This is a 6 part series. Click here to read those parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part3] [Part4] [Part 5] [Part 6] Rom 1:11-12 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established —  12 that is, tha...
The Gift(s) – Part 4: Impartation? - 08-28-2010
-- Note: This is a 6 part series. Click here to read those parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part3] [Part4] [Part 5] [Part 6] In Part 3 we looked at all the fullness we have received and ended by looking at Rom 1:11 where Paul says he wants to come impart som...
Dealing with Curses - 08-26-2010
-- I have been asked a couple of times how does one go about dealing with curses. This is going to be a very short overview. For the theology on the illegitimacy of ANY and EVERY curse, please read: Generational Curses: Fact or Fiction? The first p...
The Gift(s) – Part 3: Don’t Be Ignorant! - 08-16-2010
-- Note: This is a 6 part series. Click here to read those parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part3] [Part4] [Part 5] [Part 6] 1 Cor 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant (NKJV) In Part 2 I showed how the word ‘...
The Gift(s) – Part 2: Maturity Before Gifts? Mooooo! - 08-10-2010
-- Note: This is a 6 part series. Click here to read those parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part3] [Part4] [Part 5] [Part 6] In Part 1 we looked at how we can actually operate in all the gifts. In this part we will address some more of the sacred cows su...
The Gift(s) – Part 1: Can I operate in all the gifts? - 08-09-2010
-- Note: This is a 6 part series. Click here to read those parts: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part3] [Part4] [Part 5] [Part 6] Have you ever heard somebody say, “I don’t have the gift of healing, so I don’t have to minister healing to people” or ...
Who Are You Representing? - 07-30-2010
-- Why is it so hard to convince CHRISTIANS that their God is a good God? Why is it that those who believe in a God of love can think such horrible things about Him? When I get vocal and say healing is for everybody at anytime in any place regardless ...
What If Healing Weren’t Provided For In The Atonement? - 07-25-2010
-- To those who have followed this ministry and the articles I have written on healing might find it strange that I would title a message to seemingly contradict a large part of what I stand for. I wanted to see if I could still believe and go after h...
He Could Do There No Mighty Works - 07-14-2010
-- Mark 6:5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. (NKJV)   Matt 13:58 Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. (NKJV)   How often are these v...
Timothy’s Stomach and Trophimus - 07-03-2010
-- These two accounts for some reason have left people to believe it is not possible to get every person healed every time because Paul the great apostle left somebody sick and he told his successor Timothy to drink wine for frequent stomach problems....
God's Timing For Healing? - 06-21-2010
-- 2Co 6:2 For he says, "In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (ESV) How often do we hear that somebody wasn’t healed because of...
Hebrews 10:26 - 06-04-2010
-- This verse has messed up so many believers it is just not funny! I trust this will be liberating to those who have been bible bashed with it in the past. Let’s start with the verse first:   Heb 10:26-27 For if we sin willfully after we hav...
Little Faith - 05-31-2010
-- When you hear the term, ‘little faith’, do you automatically think quantity of faith? For a long time I have thought of little faith as an amount of faith. It is usually used to tell people they don’t have enough faith. If they had more, they w...
Is Salvation Always God's Will? - 05-25-2010
-- Of course it is! And after reading this, you shouldn’t doubt God’s will for healing ever ever EVER again either and also be able to answer the question: 'Is Healing Always God's Will?' just as quickly with just as much confidence and boldness! 1...
God Can't or Won't Heal You Because... - 05-16-2010
-- There are a lot of things I can tolerate but when believers tell other people they are sick because they have something like bitterness or unforgiveness in their heart and that God can’t heal them until they get rid of that, I feel the spirit of ...
Whose Grace Message Are You Listening You? - 05-06-2010
-- Since I started preaching / writing / blogging about grace, I have been accused of many things and called by many not so nice names. I have been told what I am preaching is going to cause people to go out and live in sin because I preach ‘Irresis...
Questions & Ponderings about Tithing... Part 4: Final Thoughts - 05-03-2010
-- This is the final article in the tithing series and I want to answer some questions that might have been raised through the previous three. I suggest you read those first before reading this one. (Read Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3) If you have any ques...
Questions & Ponderings about Tithing… Part 3: The Malachi Misunderstanding - 04-30-2010
-- Click here to read Part 1 or Part 2. The Malachi Misunderstanding Mal 3:8-10 "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed M...
Readers' Comments - 04-28-2010
-- Below are some of the things readers have had to say about "So You Think Your Mind Is Renewed?" If you have read it and would like to comment and let myself and others know what you thought, just comment below! Let us know what really stood out, your...
Questions and Ponderings about Tithing… Part 2: Tithing and the Law - 04-25-2010
-- Read Part 1 of Questions and Ponderings about Tithing... Tithing Practices According To The Mosaic Law: Deut 12:6-7 There you shall take your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, your vowed offerings...
Questions and Ponderings about Tithing… Part 1: Abram's Tithe - 04-22-2010
--   I did not write this article in order to provoke rallying arguments about religious requirements some hold to, I merely read the Bible and am asking questions about what I read (or what I didn’t actually read…). You can go read the ...
You Are God’s Good Pleasure! - 04-14-2010
-- I absolutely love the truths contained in the transfiguration on the mount. It paints such a clear picture of grace, one of the clearest perhaps. Mark 9:2-8 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apa...
Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1 - 04-07-2010
-- We have made a list of some of the common questions people often ask us. If you have a question you would like answered about healing, the supernatural power of God, or anything else for that matter, please write to us and send in your questions to: ...
Your Sins Weren’t Really Forgiven… - 04-05-2010
-- I know there are many verses that specifically say our sins have been forgiven. Please note that I am not trying to disprove scripture. I just want to let you see forgiveness from a different perspective in order to see the extent of God’s grace th...
Working Out Your Own Salvation? - 03-18-2010
-- Phil 2:12-13 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good ple...
Misunderstood Bible Terminology Part 2 - 03-12-2010
-- Here is part 2 of Andre's article about misunderstood Bible terminology. To read part one, click here or visit his website www.NewCovenantGrace.com Practicing Lawlessness or Unrighteousness Following up from our last message, we have seen that ma...
My Father is NOT… (A Politically Incorrect Study) - 02-26-2010
-- 2 Tim 4:3-4 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears aw...
Misunderstood Bible Terminology Part 1 - 02-21-2010
-- This is an article written by a good friend of mine, Andre van der Merwe of New Covenant Grace. I really like what he says in it and it is one of those articles you can't just read once, so try to read it a couple of times... Enjoy! In this message ...
Removing Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh: Part 3 - 02-17-2010
-- Sorry for delay in writing this installment, I have been without internet for about month. In this discussion I want to address the conversation between Paul and God where he asked God to remove the thorn and God said, “My grace is sufficient for y...
Removing Paul's Thorn In The Flesh: Part 2 - 01-14-2010
-- If you didn’t read my previous article, please do so before you read this one (But just as a recap: The thorn was not sent from God, it was not sent to humble/humiliate Paul and it was not a sickness). This time I want to address what the thorn act...
Removing Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh: Part 1 - 01-10-2010
-- The passage about Paul’s thorn in the flesh has left many people confused and unsure about healing or God’s will concerning healing and who gets healed. I want to address some of those wrong traditions or myths that many people still believe and ...
The "Anointing" - 12-08-2009
-- Anointing is one of those buzz words doing the rounds in today’s church circles. This person is an “anointed” psalmist, that one is an “anointed” speaker, that one carries a prophetic “anointing” and that one a healing “anointing”. ...
Enforcing The Cross - 12-02-2009
-- Philem 1:6 that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. (NKJV) This is an awesome verse. It tells you exactly how to make the sharing of your faith effective: acknowle...
What Is Your Definition Of Sin? - 11-27-2009
-- Please note that this article is by no means meant to condemn anybody, but to actually show you the true purpose of the law. Now I know the whole thing about missing the mark as the definition of sin. This is not that teaching. I do not want to show ...
That was a “MEATY” sermon, or was it? (Part 2) - 11-19-2009
-- In Part 1 I showed how scripturally milk refers to receiving teaching from the Word in order to form the foundation of our faith. The whole Bible is milk, Sunday sermons are milk and Christian books are also milk. Today I want to show you meat, so yo...
That was a “MEATY” sermon, or was it? (Part 1) - 11-18-2009
-- Have you ever heard this expression after a service? It generally refers to the ‘deep’ revelations, or a really challenging word that was spoken. It comes from the passage in Hebrews 5 about milk being for babes in Christ and meat for more mature...
Stupid Theology = God Makes You Sick - 11-13-2009
-- Please be warned that the following message is going to be very straight forward. (You’ve been warned…) There are a few beliefs some Christians hold to and even profess that ruffle my feathers the wrong way. The one I am going to cut to pieces n...
Does The Holy Spirit Convict Christians Of Their Sins? - 11-10-2009
-- This is obviously a highly sensitive subject, but a very important one. Your answer to this question will influence your view of God and your relationship with Him immensely. For some reason, many teachers of the Bible have taught that when Christian...
Do You Have To Confess A Sin Before It Can Be Forgiven? - 11-03-2009
-- This is a longer one, but worth it! :D   1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (NKJV)   When you fellowship with God, do you confess your sin...
A New Perspective On The Fruits of the Spirit - 11-02-2009
-- We all know the fruits well enough, love, joy, peace etc., but let’s quickly look closer at those verses because I want to propose something that might upset a couple of people but be liberating to so many more! Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Sp...
Healing: A Weapon Of Attack - 10-28-2009
-- Ex 15:3 The Lord is a man of war; The Lord is His name. (NKJV) The context of Exodus 15 starts with introducing God as a man of war. A few verses down in Exodus 15:26 God reveals His healing nature by referring to Himself as Jehovah Raphah meaning ...
Sowing & Reaping: Manipulation or Principle? - 10-23-2009
-- We hear these words so often. If we want to reap, then we have to sow. Give your seed, plant a seed, take out your wallets. Why is money the first thing we think of when somebody mentions sowing and reaping? I was saddened the other day whilst visiti...
What if God says no? - 10-16-2009
-- People often say Jesus never told anybody “No” when they needed help. Well honestly I know what they mean but they are wrong. There was this one woman… Matt 15:21-28 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Si...
My Deliverance Revelation: Rensia's Testimony - 10-07-2009
-- Something I was exposed to at a young age thanks to my dad and brother’s curiosity was deliverance.  To be quite honest, it freaked me out!  I was, however, super excited that my dad started searching for something more from God than just predict...
Putting the Glory and the Gospel in the right order. - 10-07-2009
-- Ex 34:29-30 Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. 30 So...
The Vending Machine: A Modern Day Parable - 10-04-2009
-- Imagine the last time you bought something at a vending machine. Did you notice the instructions on it? It usually says something along the lines of “Insert Money Into Slot” and “Press Desired Item’s Button”. It’s a really easy principle....
More Boldness? Do you know what you are saying? - 10-04-2009
-- I often hear people asking God to give them boldness. I think if those people knew what boldness actually was, they would stop asking for it. Boldness is nothing other than being entirely sure about something. It is confidence gained by knowing that ...
Generational Curses: Fact or Fiction? - 10-04-2009
-- When a specific topic is mentioned, are you absolutely sure where you stand on the matter? If you are unsure, then it means your mind is not made up, that you are in two minds, or that you are double-minded. When you are double-minded, you get tossed...
Effectual Faith: What to do when the pressure is on... - 10-04-2009
-- We have all faced tough times, especially when fighting for the Gospel of Grace. The most difficult time for believers to have faith is right in the heat of battle, or honestly, just after suffering a defeat. That is when we need to think most like s...
The Simple Truth: The Foundations of Grace - 10-04-2009
-- I have been asked “Why Jesus?” by many people before, and this my “short” answer. :)   I believe God created man to have somebody He could have a relationship with and pour out His love upon. God has this desire to share Himself with w...

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All Forgiven? All Saved?

Overcoming Sin

Confession: Here we go again…

Love and Justice

Two Sides of The Law

Quotes from the Naked GOSPEL – Andrew Farley

Gisborne Testimonies

Is God The Same Yesterday, Today & Forever?

Conversations About Judgment

2010

Bread and Stones

Separating Sheep and Goat

Descriptions of The Mosaic Law in the New Testament

The Unforgiving Servant

Pray, Prayer, Praying and Things Like That – Part 4

More Dumb Things Believers Pray – Part 3

What About The Lord’s Prayer? – Part 2

What Are You Praying? – Part 1

FAQ’s on Revival

The Gift(s) – Part 6: Reaching Top Gear

The Gift(s) – Part 5: Are You Established?

The Gift(s) – Part 4: Impartation?

Dealing with Curses

The Gift(s) – Part 3: Don’t Be Ignorant!

The Gift(s) – Part 2: Maturity Before Gifts? Mooooo!

The Gift(s) – Part 1: Can I operate in all the gifts?

Who Are You Representing?

What If Healing Weren’t Provided For In The Atonement?

He Could Do There No Mighty Works

Timothy’s Stomach and Trophimus

God’s Timing For Healing?

Hebrews 10:26

Little Faith

Is Salvation Always God’s Will?

God Can’t or Won’t Heal You Because…

Whose Grace Message Are You Listening To?

Questions and Ponderings About Tithing… Part 4: Final Thoughts (Highly Recommended!!)

Questions and Ponderings About Tithing… Part 3: The Malachi Misunderstanding (Highly Recommended!!)

Questions and Ponderings About Tithing… Part 2: Tithing and the Law (Highly Recommended!!)

Questions and Ponderings About Tithing… Part 1: Abraham’s Tithe (Highly Recommended!!)

You Are God’s Good Pleasure!

Stop Praying For Revival, by Ryan Rhoades

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Sins Weren’t Really Forgiven…

Working Out Your Own Salvation?

Misunderstood Bible Terminology Part 2, by Andre van der Merwe

Misunderstood Bible Terminology Part 1, by Andre van der Merwe

My Father is NOT… (A Politically Incorrect Study)

Removing Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh: Part 3

Removing Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh: Part 2

Removing Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh: Part 1

2009

The Anointing

Enforcing The Cross

What Is Your Definition Of Sin?

That was a “MEATY” sermon, or was it? (Part 2)

That was a “MEATY” sermon, or was it? (Part 1)

Stupid Theology = God Makes You Sick

Does The Holy Spirit Convict Christians Of Their Sins? (Highly Recommended!!)

Do You Have To Confess A Sin Before It Can Be Forgiven? (Highly Recommended!!)

A New Perspective On The Fruits Of The Spirit

Healing: A Weapon Of Attack

Sowing & Reaping: Manipulation or Principle?

What if God says no?

My Deliverance Revelation: Rensia’s Testimony

Putting the Glory and the Gospel in the right order.

The Vending Machine: A Modern Day Parable

More Boldness? Do you know what you are saying?

Generational Curses: Fact or Fiction?

Effectual Faith: What to do when the pressure is on…

The Simple Truth: The Foundations of Grace (Highly Recommended!!)

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