In dark times, let’s focus on God’s abundant supply and provision for us!
The Bible says in Matthew 18:20 (NKJV) – “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” So, when we watch church services online in our homes, when there are 2 of us (the smallest plurality), Jesus is in our midst!
In Hebrews 13:5 it says, even if you are alone, the Lord never leaves you nor forsakes you, so you are never by yourself because He is always with you. Therefore, He is one, and you are two.
In the midst of all the chaos and darkness that is happening right now, the most important question believers need to ask is: What is God doing at this time? What is God saying to us?
The world has been plunged into darkness and fear. But the most important thing right now, is that as believers, we keep our focus on Jesus so we do not walk in the same spirit of fear, doubt, and lack as the world.
We are not like the world. We should have nothing to fear. Fear is t...
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles (or scheming) of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the (or this) darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Before any battle comes your way, God has already prepared the victory for you
In the midst of all the news surrounding the COVID-19 virus, let's not give in to the voice of fear that says we must isolate ourselves from the rest of society so that we don't get infected.
If we are well, let’s come together as the church. During these times, it's impor...
John 1:17 – “The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
2 Timothy 2:15 instructs believers to “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.” – which is the Word of God.
Then in 2 Corinthians 3:5-7 it says, - “Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, 6 who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
God made us sufficient as ministers of the New Covenant.
The Bible calls the Ten Commandments the ministry of death.
The Ten Commandments were the only laws that were written in stone.
Look at 2 Corinthians 3:7–11:
7 “Now if the ministry of death, chiseled in letters on stone tablets, came in glory so that the people of Israel could not gaze at Moses’ face...
Foundation Scripture: Psalm 65:11 (NKJV) says, “You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.”
Regardless of what experts say about the current economic situation, I have good news for you! As a child of God who tithes, your blessings this year are not dependent on the ebb and flow of the stock market. You can expect good things to happen to you this year because God’s Word declares it: “You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance”!
How do you see it?
Great question! In order to see His paths dripping with abundance, you would need to follow Him, wouldn’t you? So to experience the Lord’s goodness and abundance this year, keep listening to and beholding His grace and finished work. It’s easy to follow His leading when you are tuned to and meditating on His grace. And when you tread where He treads, you will run right into the blessings that He has already prepared for you!...
The American Heritage Dictionary defines joy as “Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness; an expression of such feeling.” Now, multiply that by large number, and you begin to get a glimpse of the kind of joy that the wise men experienced. They went on a divine mission from God to shower His Son (Jesus) with gifts and rejoice over His birth – to let out their joy!
The Bible tells us that they traveled to Jerusalem, Matthew 2:2 says, “Where is He that is born King of the Jews? The Matthew 2:10 says, “When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.”
Now, a couple of things to point out here:
The Bible doesn’t say there were “Three Wise Men”, it just says wise men.
The Bible doesn’t say the Wise Men went to the stable were the manger was. It says in Matthew 2:11: “On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they...
Let's be thankful for our redemption from the curse of the law.
1 Chronicles 16:29-34
29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come before him. Worship the Lord in holy splendor;
30 tremble before him, all the earth. The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, “The Lord is king!”
32 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it.
33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.
34 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.
Having an attitude of gratitude and giving thanks to the Lord shows Him that we are looking to Him and His goodness, instead of focusing on the negatives this world is throwing our way. In doing this we are putting our faith in Christ to help us, and to give us...
This month, let’s focus on the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NRSV) – “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.”
When we spoke the words accepting Jesus as the Lord of our life, the Holy Spirit (of the Trinity), which had died in mankind at the time Adam sinned in the garden of Eden, came to live on the inside of us, and our spirit was reborn. At that time, we received salvation and all it is defined as. We were made to be in right standing with our Creator again, became part of the body of Christ, and a joint-heir with Jesus, as we are part of His body! This enabled us to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and His power to function on this earth.
In the book of Acts chapter 2, the Bible informs us about the coming of the Holy Spirit upon believers. This was after Jesus had ascended into Heaven. As you read...
We at Mark Krom Ministries have been directed by the Holy Spirit to provide a series; we’ll call it “Spirit Food”. Our purpose in doing this is to assist you in your spiritual growth within the body of Jesus Christ (the anointed one and His anointing).
As the physical body requires food for nourishment, the spirit also requires feeding for spiritual growth. Hosea 4:6 says – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge …”. Brothers and sisters in Christ, we truly desire you to live blessed lives in accordance with Deuteronomy 28:1-14. To live this type of life however, if you have not already done so, make the quality decision to make God’s Word the final authority in your life. These sessions will aid in your spiritual growth process. Once you are presented with what the Word of God has to say about an issue, you are responsible for receiving His love, grace, mercy & favor; and the gift of His righteousness. Remember, you are greatly blessed, highly favored, and deep...
This month, let’s focus on our Heavenly Father’s love for each of us individually and for the church.
Look at Song of Solomon 4:7 (NRSV) – “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.”
Jesus tells us, both individually and as a cooperate church, his bride, You are all fair, My love, and there is no spot in you. But our reply to Him tends to be, “Me?, All beautiful and no spot of sin? You don’t know me, Lord!” Do you really think that our Heavenly Father doesn’t know you?
Our Heavenly Father sees reality like no one else sees it. He sees the perfection of his Son’s finished work in your life. By one offering of himself at the cross (remember the Trinity), Jesus has perfected you forever (see Hebrews 10:14)! You have been made the righteousness of God in Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:21). And you will never find any spot in this righteousness that Jesus died to give you.
Our Heavenly Father desires you to see yourself righteous – in right standing...