Spirit Beat Blog

  • All You Need is Love
    The most powerful force in the universe is love. It never fails! (1 Corinthians 13:8) Love is the greatest attribute of God Himself. Love is what created mankind and caused God to send His only Son to redeem us. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever ...
  • Deception and Disobedience
    Deception keeps you focused on a distraction so you won’t see what is really going on. The main problem with deception is you don’t know you are being deceived. Let’s look at the source of all deception. John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a ...
  • Worry Free
    How can we be free from worry?  By obeying the Word of God! Worry is disobedience. It is a lack of trust in God. Fear stops faith and causes worry. How can we be freed from worry?  Only by obeying the Word of God! Should we be totally worry-free? One may think, “I wouldn’t be a ...
  • Love: The Greatest Force
    The key to success, the power to change lives, and the ability to live without fear all lies in the domain of love. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails. We must be moved and motivated by Love. The devil tries to get us to walk outside of love or to focus inward using that love selfishly. ...
  • Press On
    Here is a fresh new year with no mistakes in it. That does not mean we won’t make any missteps or have problems this year. But we don’t have to carry our past blunders forward. Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of ...
  • Wielding Your Sword
    There is no doubt we are in a battle. How we use our weapon will determine the outcome. Our tongue is our sword. Isaiah 49:2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; In the shadow of His hand, He has hidden Me, … It is Satan’s plan to get us to turn our swords on ...
  • The Link Between Love and Gifts
    Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” What God did through Jesus Christ was not for God or Jesus’ benefit. They didn’t need saving; they were never lost. They didn’t need healing; they were never sick. They didn’t need to regain power over the enemy; they never lost ...
  • Tuned-in or Tuned-out
    Our receiving from God is based on how well we hear and obey His instructions. Is our ear tuned to His voice or the world’s directives? John 10:4-5 The sheep follow Him: for they know His voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow. (NKJ) What would cause a parent to ask their child, “Do ...
  • Kingdom Seeker
    Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (NKJ) (‘First’ implies priorities.) What does it mean to “seek” the Kingdom of God? Is it lost? Lost in the shuffle of everyday life? Lost from the sight of what is really important? Is ...
  • Our Words Have Power
    Words. Use them wrong your life will go up in smoke. Use them right your life will be filled with blessings.  Words are the fundamental part of communication, and the creative force behind God and man. We were created in God’s image by the spoken Word.  Our words have the power of influence for good ...
  • Our Rightful Place
    How do we live in His power and authority when everything seems to be going wrong? We must keep our trust in Him. We cannot allow the enemy to steal what we have been given. He does this by getting us to think we are less than what we are and that he is greater ...
  • Your Jewish Roots as a Christian – Marriage Supper – Pt. 4
    Recap: Too often we try to understand the Bible from our Western-mindset. We have a poor understanding of Jewish customs and feasts. Yet, they are significantly linked to Jesus and His return. Jesus is the groom and we are the bride of Christ. The Marriage supper represents the Feast of Tabernacles.  What does that mean ...
  • Your Jewish Roots as a Christian – Day of Atonement and Sukkot – Part 3
    Recap: Too often we try to understand the Bible from our Western-mindset. We have a poor understanding of Jewish customs and feasts. Yet, they are significantly linked to Jesus and His return. What does The Feast of Trumpets, The Ten Days of Awe, The Day of Atonement, and The Feast of Tabernacle have to do ...
  • Your Jewish Roots as a Christian – Part 2
    Recap: Too often we try to understand the Bible from our Western-mindset. We have a poor understanding of Jewish customs and feasts. Yet, they are significantly linked to Jesus and His return. What does The Feast of Trumpets, The Ten Days of Awe, The Day of Atonement, and repentance have to do with each other? ...
  • Your Jewish Roots as a Christian – Pt. 1
    Too often we try to understand the Bible from a western mind.  Most view the Old Testament as past stories, but the New Testament quotes the Old 300 times!  Jesus quoted the Old over 49 times and fulfilled over 47 prophecies. The more we understand Jewish customs and feasts, the better we will understand Scripture.  ...
  • Giving: A Prepared Heart – Part 3
    How do I prepare my heart to receive a harvest? Recap: Planting in order to reap is how faith works. It is detrimental to us and others NOT to give. God’s economy runs off faith and not the local currency. He doesn’t need dollar bills in Heaven. He uses our giving here on earth to ...
  • Giving The Seed of Faith- Part 2
    Planting in order to reap is how faith works.  It is detrimental when we don’t give. God’s economy runs off faith; not the local economy. Giving benefits us. Our attitude towards money says more about our love for God and His people than our words. Luke 6:38 Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given ...
  • Giving: The Path to Freedom
    It is detrimental NOT to give. Discover right and wrong ways to give. Giving benefits you, not God. Learn who you should give your money to.  Luke 6:38 Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure ...
  • How to Receive from God
    We often ask, ‘What must I do to receive… eternal life, or healing, or forgiveness, or answers to my prayers? Is it obtained by faith or works? By grace or does it require something on my part? The answer to these questions is Yes! It takes both. Grace through faith! Grace (the gift) is the ...
  • Freedom From Worry
    Should we be totally worry-free? I wouldn’t be a responsible person if I just didn’t care! If I don’t, who will? I know the Bible says not to worry, but I can’t help it! It’s not an option. Worry is disobedience. It is a lack of trust in God. How can we be freed from ...
  • Hindrances to Prayer
    The reason for unanswered prayer is not because God doesn’t want to give us what we want. He has already provided everything we need. WE block the provision from reaching us. What are some of those things that stop the flow of God’s resources to us? Not knowing who you are or what has already been ...
  • Is God Ever Too Late?
      We’ve all been there. A time or place in our lives where we asked God for help, quoted Scripture, believed we would receive and yet “crickets.” Nothing seemed to happen. We didn’t get what we asked for, time ran out and now it’s too late. Our hopes and dreams have been buried. And, on top ...
  • The Good Fight of Faith
    We don’t like the idea of having to fight because it takes consistent effort.   1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (NKJ) What is a “good fight”? One you win! Or better yet, ...
  • How God Teaches Us
    When we think about discipline, correction, or chastening, our minds come up with all kinds of strict, harsh, and abusive behavior. We often give those same attributes to our Heavenly Father whenever something happens to us we don’t like. When a tragedy or sickness hits us, people say, “Well, God is trying to teach me ...
  • When Life Weighs You Down
    In our day, weights are used for many different things. We use weights to balance things; to workout and increase our strength; to hold things down and even to lift things up. However, in the Bible days, weights were used as measurements and to hold things down. Have life’s circumstances weighed you down and tired you ...
  • Freedom
    What does it really mean to be free? Free from the guilt of the past. Free from anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness. Free from sickness, poverty, and lack. Free from habitual sins, the curse of the law, and the clutches of the enemy. John 8:31-36 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My ...
  • Hearing
    What we listen to is very important. How do you listen? Do you listen with your calculations, through your predictions, through your ambitions, doubts, fears, anxieties, through hearing only what you want to hear, only what will be satisfactory, what will gratify, what will give comfort, what will for the moment alleviate your suffering? If ...
  • Confession
    Many different ideas come to mind when we hear the word ‘confession.’ It may come to your mind revealing to someone everything that you have done wrong. Or, maybe sitting in front of a judge and jury and admitting a law you are guilty of breaking? Biblical confession goes beyond that. Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, ...
  • The Holy Spirit
    Who or what is the Holy Spirit? And what is His purpose? We worship one God in trinity and the Trinity in unity, not confusing the persons nor dividing the divine being. For the Father is one person, the Son is another, and the Spirit is still another. But the deity of the Father, Son, ...
  • Pentecost
    What is Pentecost and what is its significance for us today? Pentecost is a Jewish Holiday that marks the 50th day after Passover. It is the wheat harvest because it occurs seven weeks after the first offering known as the Firstfuits Offering. Then, the day after the completion of seven weeks (49 days), the holiday ...