Entries by Kevin Geoffrey

Be Submitted, and He Will Exalt You

The influence of the Accuser is invasive. That ancient serpent, who has the power of death, is able to gain access to us through our “hostility with God” and our complicit “friendship” with the world. We are scarcely aware that the world’s wooing is, in fact, such a violent assault on our souls.

Friendship is Hostility

It is written that “Adonai, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”. He is jealous because He does not give away His love casually or cheaply. God’s love comes at a cost that no one but He is able or willing to pay.

You Receive Not, Because You Ask Evilly

Though we as believers in Yeshua are the many members of one, united Body, we nevertheless seem to have a knack for finding things to fight about. Some fights are legitimate and worth having, as we confront sin or seek to defend the fundamentals of our faith. But many controversies arise out of jealousy and factions, which lead to division.

Arise, Reform and Rejoice!

In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, He set in motion a perpetual cycle of seasonal changes. Mankind, then, responded to and lived closely in accordance with those changes—changes many of us can largely ignore today…

The Tongue’s Deadly Poison

The tongue—that small, yet powerful instigator—seeks to wield control over our whole being. It finds its fuel in our innermost thoughts and emotions, and then overwhelms our self-control, unleashing its unrighteous destruction upon others. Nevertheless, the tongue has no authority of its own.

Does God Lead Us Into Temptation?

From Pope Francis’ point of view, we are to ask the Father to prevent us from giving in to temptation. The traditional rendering of Matthew 6:13, on the other hand, suggests that God actually leads us into temptation, which is an irreconcilable idea for many. Is the Pope correct in retranslating this verse?

The Tongue: World of the Unrighteousness

One would think that the mouth and the tongue are necessarily subservient to the mind—that one is only capable of saying what he is thinking. But many times—too many times—it seems as if our tongue has a mind of its own. How is such a phenomenon possible? Can our tongues actually speak independently of our minds?