If a man owns a house and rents it to another, an agreement typically defines what takes place on that property. Although the owner continues to hold a rightful claim, he cannot rightfully do anything he wants with the house. His emerging relationship with the renter now shapes what can be expected and done.
Even if there is a legitimate need — like fixing a hot-water heater or making repairs to the air conditioner — the owner is still obligated to make arrangements with the renter. He...Read More
This goes without saying, but people generally don't talk to strangers. Most primarily converse with individuals that they're already relationally connected to.
Things are no different in the Bible. Studying some of the examples of God’s communication with humanity, one finds that it was frequently rooted in covenant or a sense of “family.”
What some might call prophetic encounters were simply aspects of the daily communion for Adam and Eve. They were so intimately connected wi...Read More
Only those intimately associated with Jesus will find their way into God's Kingdom.
People tend to complicate things, but salvation is only appropriated through one's covenantal identification with the Son of God.
By this, I'm referring to a willingness to pour your whole existence into Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
In one transformative act of solidarity, He became our substitute. By the grace of God, men and women can be “accredited” with what Jesus did.