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Know God in a Year #44 After Cleansing Comes True Worship


Finally the terrified priests and temple officers regain their composure and return to the temple. What a difference they find! The temple is now filled with the praise of the healed. The blind see Jesus face, the deaf hear his voice, the mute shout his praise–the first healings of his ministry. Smiling children come and […]

Know God in a Year #43 The Power of Choice is All-Powerful


The same commanding voice that made Mt. Sinai quake, now rings through the temple, “Get these things out of here!” Once again the people tremble. The priests and vendors rush to get away. The cords in his hand seem like a terrible scourge even though no one is hit. The racketeers leave their money trying […]

Know God in a Year #40 Expectations and Boundaries


Jesus’ boundary for his mother, “This is not my concern, nor my time,” were about her expectation, not her request. Everyone expected the Messiah to set up his kingdom then. His words address this expectation–it is not time to be king. They don’t understand that first Jesus has to show the universe God’s love, and […]

Know God in a Year #39 Boundaries are Healthy


Jesus’ mother also knew of John’s ministry; she remembered his birth and the prophecies about him. She wondered… but was glad to have Jesus with her, especially after Joseph’s death. Such mixed feelings come when he kisses her good-by to go find John. Now she hears of his baptism and that he hasn’t been seen since. She […]

Know God in a Year #38 The Thrill of Discovery


Jesus’ waits for Abba to lead through Ruach. Two followers of John hear his endorsement and follow Jesus home–spending the afternoon. Then one of them, Andrew, gets his brother Peter. The next day Jesus calls Phillip, who has been praying with Nathanael for Messiah’s coming. Phillip runs to Nathanael, “We have found HIM! Jesus of […]

Know God in a Year #36 Not What They Wanted


While Jesus is gone to the wilderness, John is drawn back to study the prophecies in Isaiah. His own words “Lamb of God” had surprised him, and had put new meaning on Messiah’s work, and while he still doesn’t understand that the Christ’s suffering ministry precedes a later conquering one, he knows there is more […]

Know God in a Year #35 Satan Offers an Easy Way


Satan now shows his true identity. He admits that he is that banished angel–only he calls himself the god of this world–and somehow makes the world pass before Jesus in beauty. (21st century technology?) “Rule and authority have been given to me,” he says, “and I can give it to whomever I please. All you […]

Know God in a Year #34 Satan Quotes Scripture Too


Satan now “wows” Jesus with a show of power, transporting him to the highest point of the temple. Still in disguise, Satan compliments Jesus’ faith and invites him to prove God by putting His word to the test. “If you are the son of God, throw yourself down from here for it is written, ‘He […]

Know God in a Year #33 The Winning App


So, evil comes to us at our weakest. When we are tired, stressed, frustrated, fearful, or grieving, the dark side comes with their suggestions. They blame us or God; accuse Abba of evil or neglect. We are tempted to break with Ruach who allows this ____ to happen. The on-looking universe cheered wildly as Jesus […]

Know God in a Year #30 The Gift of Approval


Angels have never heard such a prayer as Jesus prayed after his baptism. He desperately feels the need of divine power to accomplish His mission. He calls to his Father, Abba, in faith, craving assurance of His approval and blessing. He knows the conflict will now become intense. He who lovingly revealed Their law will […]