John Knox
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 4 years, 10 months and 27 days.

  I have published 626 blogs and 3,151 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Aug 16 2017 03:05:31am

 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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Wake up my believers and sense my wind
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I do not believe that we as Christ’s disciples really understand the power and authority that we have been given as sons and daughters of the Living God. For too long we have listened as a body of Christ’s disciples, to the voice of the enemy that continues to tell us the we are irrelevant and of no use. As we listen to this dribble from the press and media fuelled by the voice and strategies of Satan, we have lost our ability to stand strong in Christ. For we have begun to believe what we hear rather than hearkening to the voice of God blaring from the scriptures. We have turned to worn out, crackedand rusted cisterns to drink from. Because of this listening to the negative voices of doubt and unworthiness we are like salt that has lost its flavour: only good to be trampled......
Sweep out our negative emotions
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One aspect of coming from a lineage of Scots crofters, apart from their canniness and thriftiness is having a dour disposition. I could certainly notice this in my fraternal grandfather and his siblings and I guess one can see such characteristics in myself. Therefore it is no brainer that I grew up with a distrust of our feelings concerning things of the spirit. Faith must trump feelings I was instructed both verbally and by observation. I have since come to the conclusion that this understanding is erroneous and such suppression of our feelings makes a dull disciple and can lead into legalism. After all our feelings distinguish us from the animal world and to deny our emotions when filled with the spirit of Christ is repugnant. Yet many sincere Christians operate by the rule that faith......
The battle still rages on and on
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I have been under spiritual attack over these last few days. The other day my prostate played up causing me to question and doubt Gods healing power. Today I have felt achy and sluggish as if my body is not running in top gear. OK, you may call this a flue thing but when I heard my mind say, ‘I do not feel like blogging tonight and praising the Lord.’ I knew this was more than a physical onslaught. In these end times when those who are in tune with the Lords times and seasons we must be awake and realise that we are on the brink of a tremendous work of the Lord, the enemy is counter attacking. Yes I believe those that are called of the Lord to be his ambassadors in these end times are being muzzled in many ways so as to hinder Gods plans. Yes I had to take a stand and fight......
How are we robbing god
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Continuing to read through the minor prophet Malachi I was captured by chapter three, for I heard the Holy Spirit, say that my people today are robbing the Father. As recounted in chapter three, the people respond with, ‘How are we robbing God?’ In my vision I heard the same cry come up today from the church as the Father points out that we his chosen people are robbing Him. The Holy Spirit responded in my spirit with these simple words, ‘My people are robbing me of their time. Today in 2017 many disciples in the body of Christ are time poor, not only in secular affairs but in our walk with God. As I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit I recalled the verse in Ephesians 5:16. Redeeming the time, because the days are evil – KJV The Greek word translated redeeming has......
Is this good enough for our father
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I looked up the definition of ‘Second Best’ just to obtain a recognized and professional definition the other day. My trusty book dictionary, (a dictionary that you actually turn pages) the ‘New Penguin’ had this definition. Noun - somebody or something that comes after the best in quality or worth. This search was prompted from my reading of the Minor Prophet – Malachi. In chapter one the word of the Lord to Israel pointing out rather succinctly When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Verse 8. As one reads through the rest of the chapter it becomes starkly clear that the Lord does not appreciate second best sacrifices, in fact the Lord hates such offerings. Under the sacrificial system set out in Leviticus, and elsewhere, only a lamb......
Today is deliverance day
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God in his loving manner is speaking to us in this time and season about deliverance. Our Father seeks to remind us the he is our deliverer and no one else is his equal. He is concerned that many of his children have allowed themselves to listen to the voice of doubt. In doing so they have allowed a seed of unbelief to be planted in their spirits, much like the ‘children of Israel’ as they faced the Red Sea. This seed has been watered and fertilized by the voice of the enemy, so that this seed is blooming into a flower of bitterness and disappointment. As in the parable of the sower, this seed has overtaken the seed of the word of God that was first planted in our spirits, when we came to salvation. The plant of doubt and unbelief has smothered Gods seed that was planted by......
God is speaking to us in various ways
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There is no doubt in my mind and spirit, that God is about to unleash a new thing upon the earth. I know that I am not alone in this Holy Spirit induced thought for many others world wide agree with me, or should I say we all agree with Gods word. This is not surprising, nor should it catch us unawares for those who have ears to hear, and eyes to see. This movement of the Holy Spirit has been for told by his servants the prophets/watchman who have been declaring this for some time. I enjoy and appreciated Gods manifold imagery and pictures that he has been using to convey this message, as if he is providing simplistic channels, so that no one on earth can claim that they were not aware of the message. God has spoken in the imagery of wind that is blowing across the nations and we, his......
I had a god given dream
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I had a dream the other night. Nothing really out of the ordinary as most of us dream. But this time it was mega special. For the first time in my memory this was a dream from the Holy Spirit for I sensed the presence of God when I awoke. Immediately he spoke to me with the meaning, which I believe was not only for me but for sharing with the body of Jesus. But first the dream. In my home there was a chemist shop that always fascinated me. It would have been erected in the early 1900’s with an elaborate ceiling. Inside the front door was an old fashioned weighing machine with a waist high dial. Through the swing doors at the back of the shop were rows and rows of glass jars lining the shelves with exotic tantalising names particularly to a young boy. In the dream I was called into......
My light will once more shine
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I was praying the other morning the Holy Spirit pressed upon me one word – Illuminate. As this word came into my spirit I saw a great powerful light illuminating believers and the church. Much like a search light beaming down and capturing each of us in its glare. According to my English Penguin dictionary the word illuminates means – a/ to cast light on something. b/ to decorate in brilliant colours. c/ to clarify something. Therefore the Lord says to you look up and see my light shinning down on you. Allow me to open up your dark places in your soul, so that the hidden things are revealed to my grace. Surrender your spirit to me says the Lord for I wish to illuminate my word to you in greater clarity and depth. To those who are struggling in the darkness, look up for my......
Words to uplift you for the coming week
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As we go into this coming week may we remind ourselves of these words form the Holy Spirit:- God will never leave us of forsake us. God will make our crooked path smooth. God will guide our feet to not stumble. God will make a way through the waters. God will provide streams of living water in the desert. Even through we walk the valley of the shadow of death his rod and staff are with us. When we are weary he will provide a resting place. The Holy Spirit will be our comforter, teacher and guide. As he did to his children he will be a cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night. The blood of Christ washed us from all sin, sickness, illness, infirmities, diseases and guilt. We have authority given to us from heaven and no harm will come to us. Stand firm in the blood of Christ with a......
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