Spirit Beat Blog

  • Step by Step
    What do we do when we don’t know what to do? Faith requires action, sometimes even when we are uncertain. Faith requires risk.  Our carnal mind says, “What if?” Most of us have had God speak to us one way or another. But what do we do when we don’t know what to do? Faith does ...
  • The Road Most Traveled
    The route of popular opinion is a dangerous road to travel. Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean it’s right. Matthew 7:13 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. (NIV) Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to ...
  • How to Turn Losses Around
    How to Turn Losses Around.  No matter how much you have lost, you can turn losses around by following God’s principles. Warning: His principles are polar opposite from the world. If you think about it, God lost so much yet He is not a loser. He lost one of His top angels – Lucifer. When ...
  • Trusting God – Pt. 2
    Trusting God – Pt. 2 – There is a vast difference between believing something is true and believing The truth. That difference is commitment to Scripture.  Are you committed?. It is one thing to believe Scripture is true, but have you committed yourself in that truth? 1 Peter 2:24 Himself bore our sins in His own ...
  • Trusting God – Pt. 1
    Do you have trust issues? Do you have trouble letting things go or leaving things in God’s hands? Jesus is bigger than ANY problem you could ever have. Proverbs 4:20-23 My son, attend to my words; incline your ear unto my words. 21 Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of ...
  • Hardness of Heart
    Hardness of Heart – We want God to fix the problem around us when God wants to fix the problem within us.  We must get to the root of the problem – the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I ...
  • The Triune of Man – Defeating the Flesh – Pt. 4
    We are a spirit, we have a soul, and live in a body. Our spirit is renewed at the rebirth.  The soul needs renewing in the Word and controls the flesh. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at ...
  • The Triune of Man – Soul Wounds – Pt. 3
    We are a spirit, we have a soul, and  live in a body. Our spirit is reborn, but the soul carries past wounds that need to be removed and washed clean in the Word of God. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and ...
  • The Triune of Man – The Heart – Pt. 2
    The 3 Parts of Man. We are spirit, we have a soul, and live in a body. Each have unique characteristics. Our spirit, known as the heart,  is “reborn;” not our body or soul. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be ...
  • The Triumphant Entry
    Why do we call it Palm Sunday? Jesus entered Jerusalem as the Prince of Peace. Peace between God and man. Why palm branches? Why on a donkey? Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-44; John 12:12-19 On the next day the large crowd that had come to the Passover festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. ...
  • The Triune of Man – Pt. 1
    The 3 Parts of Man – We are spirit, we have a soul, and live in a body. Each have their unique characteristics and cannot do what the other does.  Learn who you are.  Understanding the way God made us will help us avoid misconceptions about the reasons we do what we do and act ...
  • Who Gets the Last Word?
    Have you ever met someone who always has to have the last Word? The devil is that way… if you let him! Let God’s Word be the last word in every situation you face. Revelation 1:8 Jesus told John, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and ...
  • 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 ...