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When Will God Judge? - Jeremy Caris

In the past I’ve written about the fact that today is not the day of God’s judgment, but of grace. I illustrated some key differences between God’s message in the old and new covenants [link] and shown that the message of Christ through our lives should be one of reconciliation, not of…(Read More)

Eternal life starts now! Eternal life is not so much about existence as it is about union with Christ, being wrapped up and hidden in Him. If you are “in Christ,” you have already entered into the many blessings of eternal life, which many unfortunately only expect to receive when they die. We become partakers…(Read More)

Jonah desired the destruction of a wicked city, literal enemies of God’s chosen. Yet, he didn’t want to prophesy the Word of God against it because He understood God’s underlying nature. God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster (Jon. 4:2). If he…(Read More)

Co-workers with satan or Co-laborers with Christ? - Jeremy Caris

There are two opposing ministries taking place before the throne of God: the ministry of Christ and the ministry of satan; the ministries of intercession and accusation. Our actions can align us with Jesus or present us as co-workers with satan. Since ministry essentially means serving, who’s cause are you truly serving? The…(Read More)

Jesus said, “Go figure out what this means: ‘I’m after mercy, not religion.’” (Mat 9:13). Religion enforces specific rules and ideals, and requires judgment for failure at any point. But mercy triumphs over judgment (Jam 2:13). Jesus didn’t come to enforce the rules and judgments of the law. He came so…(Read More)

To Judge or To Save? - Jeremy Caris

As Christians, we are in the process of growing up into Christ, learning to think and act like Him. If we’ve been captured by His love, we will naturally begin to radiate with the faith, hope, and love that transforms us. There are others, however, who release a constant threat of the judgment of…(Read More)

When we are controlled by anger, we demand things from others while disregarding the nature of love (1Co 13). Until we are controlled by love, we will never understand divine anger that is not selfish and does not sin. Therefore, it’s best to put away wrath, rage, and anger as the Bible counsels us…(Read More)

You can’t live by grace through faith in your own relationship with God while demanding religious ideals and punishments of the law without any mercy on others because in doing so, you demand judgment on yourself (Jam 2:13). Jesus said, “Go figure out what this Scripture means: ‘I’m after mercy, not religion…(Read More)

Prophesy Judgment, or Grace? - Jeremy Caris

One of the most common mistakes in prophetic ministry today is prophesying judgment. Christians read the Old Testament prophets and make the erroneous assumption that it is the eternal nature of prophecy to decree judgement. Yet, there is a clear and definite mandate set for all ministry under the New Covenant in Christ. It is…(Read More)