John Knox
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 4 years, 8 months and 7 days.

  I have published 598 blogs and 3,082 comments.

  My blogs average 729 words per blog.

 My most recent blog was published: May 26 2017 03:24:08am

 I currently live in: New Zealand.
 About John Knox

a bond-slave of Christ who has been called to this site by the Holy Spirit to minister as directed

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Finding Rest In God
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I had a bad night last night as I seemed to be awake most of the night unable to rest and go to sleep. I am sure that I am not alone with this dilemma. But thankfully this does not happen to me often but when it does I tend to worry. As I lay there in bed, with the darkness closing in around me and my mind going through all the 'what ifs.' What if I cannot go to sleep. What if there is something wrong with me. What if I cannot function in the morning. As I lay there desperately hoping to go to sleep it came to me; is this the kind of faith and trust that God expects of his children? The answer that came to me is probably not, for although I said that I trusted in God to see me through I was not at peace. As these thoughts filtered through into my heart I was made aware by the Holy......
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The difference between milk faith and meat faith.
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When I was growing up my mother used to quote a number of sayings, most often when she was trying to ‘teach me a lesson.’ I have to admit that even now I cannot recall many of Mums pithy quotes, but one does stick in my mind. I guess this is because I have used the same ‘proverb’ to my own children. ‘Actions speak louder than words.’ How true this is. Not only in the natural but more so in the spiritual. Jesus had many a harsh word to say to the religious leaders of his day for their hypocritical manner of teaching. I would estimate that most of today’s disciples of Christ’s would claim that their actions match their words. I too would have laid claim to this thought but over the years and being placed in the furnace of God I have seen that......
How will we know the lord plans without discernment
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I have heard it said that this is the month of Issachar, who were known among the tribes of Israel as those who knew the times and seasons of God. 1 Chronicles 12:32. This spirit of discernment that the sons of Issachar were blessed with is the word that I wish to bring to you through this blog from the Lord. Knowing the times and seasons of the Lord will bring us into the plans that the Lord is unfolding before us, for the gift of discernment is needed more than ever today. For I hear the word of the Lord saying to his sons and daughters that he is opening up doors before us; he is asking us to enlarge the ropes of our tent; to plough up our fallowed land. For this is the time and season of the abundance out poring of God’s grace upon the earth. Without the spirit of the sons of......
Beware of the little foxes
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I believe that many of Gods intercessors are coming into a time and season of new harvest for the blossoms are already on the vine. For many of Gods saints who have laboured long and hard in prayer for a breakthrough are to be assured that the harvest is soon to come as I see the blossoms on the vines. God is already enlarging your tent to accommodate this heightened level of ministry and spiritual walk that he is about to position you into. Loosen your tent pegs to co partner with the Lord of Hosts to bring you up higher. This is a time and season of suddenlies, for suddenly the breakthrough will overtake you and you will be taken up to a wider space. For those who have their discernment eyes open they will rejoice and give thanks to the Father for his grace and succor. Unfortunately......
Lets tear down the city walls
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On the fourth of June of this year we recounted the coming of the Holy Spirit with wind and fire as recorded in Acts two. This was the birth of the church for up to time the disciples were confused and anxious, but in the upper room that day in Jerusalem the bride of Christ was born. Many centuries before on Mount Sinai the Jewish nation was born when the Ten Commandments where given in a mighty display of Gods; thunder and lightning. The Jews gave this giving of the law, the name Pentecost. I see a parallel here in Gods dealings; one, a birth of a nation and the other a birth of a Kingdom. Both came with a corresponding display of Gods power and a manifestation of his glory. All these last few weeks the Holy Spirit has been giving breathe to pray that the winds of God will blow across my......
Rivers of righteousness flowing across the nations
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Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 Over these last two days I have heard the Holy Spirit say to me, ‘I will shower you with my righteousness.’ Whichever way I have turned this word has not escaped me, so much so that I was compelled to look the phrase up. Using a concordance I came across the above verse which I believe the Holy Spirit is drawing our attention to. I believe that we are on the edge of an out pouring of Gods rain of righteousness upon the earth. I believe that these showers are the latter rains that the scripture speaks of, as recorded in Joel. We are on the edge of a great outpouring of God upon......
God is leading his children out
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Do you hear the Holy Spirit calling to each of Gods children to partner with Him in the great end times out pouring of his grace? Now is the time to re position our spirits in alignment with the spirit of God. To those who have invested their time and energy into the heart of God so will their reward be in proportion to their surrender. For this is the month of Issachar. Issachar was the tribe who was blessed with the ability to discern the times and seasons of the nations. In this month those who are aligned with the heart of God, will find that their prayers and desires of their heart will be reveled to them, including strategies and plans for completion. During this month those sons and daughters who feel the heart beat of the Father will receive mega answers to their desires and......
The forgotten biblical virtue
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A thought came to me the other day as I was in the Lords presence, that I am convinced was prompted by the Holy Spirit. I received an impression in my spirit that many believers, those who are born again have not fully repented. At first I was startled for I thought ‘How can this be.” As I meditated on this revelation I began to have my spiritual eyes opened to see that the Lords word to me was valid. The Holy Spirit took me quickly on a systematic theology treatise by Yahweh. To understand this new concept I needed to recall the Greek word used in the New Testament that is translated by the English versions as repentance/repent. The Greek word is metanoia; simply meaning ‘a change of one’s mind.’ My New Penguin English dictionary defines repentance as......
Have you lost your full benefits of eternal life
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I have recently come to the realization that for a period of my Christian walk I had lost the full benefits of eternal life. Even more disturbing was the knowledge that I was not aware of this loss, nor did I care. I had neglected my ‘spiritual mojo’ to the point that it had disappeared from my life. I was not availing myself of the benefits from the deposit that had been placed in my heavenly bank, as a result of my re birth into Gods family. My eternal life deposit which was a gift from my Heavenly Father as a down payment, was being treated as if it was to mature when I died. For years I never touched my blessings deposit gifted to me as a result of the death and resurrection of Jesus. I believe that I was not alone in this thinking. It took a major earthquake shift in my......
Condemnation and the habit to renew our mind
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The Bible makes it very plain that those who are in Christ are a new creature, a new creation. This new position that we have been born into is expressed in numerous ways. We are told that we are seated in the heavenly places with Christ. We are now no longer slaves of fear and anxiety. We are over comers. We are more than conquerors. We now have peace that the world does not have. All these terms express our new standing before God; once we were at enmity with God but now through the blood of Jesus we have been reconciled with God. We have been blessed with all the blessings in the heavenly places. The faith that Christ manifested while on the earth is now ours. The resurrected power that raised Jesus from the dead is now ours. Because of Christ’s death and resurrection the Holy......
The cross means
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Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus that we remember and recall over this weekend it did not seem proper to not mention this in a blog. Because of this sacrifice that was the reason Jesus was born into this world in a stable in Bethlehem. Jesus came into this world so that we might overcome this world. Jesus came into this world to show us another world. Jesus came into this world so that we may be His ambassadors in this world. Jesus came into this world so that we may overcome the prince of this world. Jesus came into this world to show us His Father. Jesus came into this world to set us free from this world. Jesus came into this world to give us peace in this world. Jesus came into this world to show us the way to another world. Jesus came into this world to reconcile all to......
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