The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation

I’d like to draw your attention to the phrase, “making mention of you in my prayers.” The reason that this is such a powerful phrase is because it indicates that Paul is literally asking God for things on their behalf. He is actually calling out their names before the throne of God. And now in the very next verse, Paul … Read More

How to Hang On During the Major Storms of Life

In fact, let’s read a bit of the story of Moses and the people of Israel, and be reminded once again just how mighty a Deliverer our Heavenly Father is. To us this story in the book of Exodus was a really close call, and the children of Israel barely made it in time. But to God, it wasn’t close … Read More

Labor to Enter God’s Rest

The dictionary defines labor as: Productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain. And it defines rest as: Refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion and labor. These definitions make perfect sense to me, as I am sure they do to you. But for some reason, when it comes to spiritual things, especially in relation to receiving a manifestation of … Read More

Praying Over Matters of Great Importance

The word “finally” literally means: to the last issue at hand. This means that although the letter is concluding, Paul still has something of great importance to say. And the first thing Paul says is: Pray for us. So clearly Paul is looking for some truly committed prayer partners from among these believers. And he is looking for prayer warriors … Read More