John Knox
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 4 years, 7 months and 9 days.

  I have published 590 blogs and 3,062 comments.

  My blogs average 730 words per blog.

 My most recent blog was published: Apr 21 2017 03:22:55am

 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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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......
Prayerful weapons of warfare
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I have been reading through the historical books of 1st & 2nd Samuel, 1st & 2nd Kings plus 1st & 2nd Chronicles and in doing so I have been entranced by the protection and oversight of Yahweh over his children. There have been times and seasons of peace from their enemies, while the opposite has also been true. Some of the battles have been when their enemies marched against them, while other times Gods people have been the instigators. There were defeats and there were victories; some defeats were crushing when whole villages were taken and forced into captivity. All in all battles were common place for the enemy could attack at any time and they themselves needed to re capture lost territory. Is this not true of our own walk by faith? For those of us who are continually......
Praying for the nations
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I am convinced that the Lord of Hosts is doing a new thing that is springing up before our eyes but yet many believers in the church are not aware. It is a case of awake O sleeper and arise from your slumber dear church and see what the Lord of Hosts is dong among the nations. My servants the prophets have been speaking of this re alignment of the nations with the purpose of bringing the things on this earth into line with my thinking says the Lord of Hosts. I say to you my bride, do not be like the Church of Sardis who had fallen asleep. Wake up and see what I am doing among the nations for I have called forth my Cyrus and I will use him to subdue the nations. He will go forth and disarm the kings of this world, for have I not spoken says the Lord of Hosts? I am convinced in my spirit......
Being taught how to pray from the book
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There have been many books written on the ‘Art of Praying.’ There have been millions of words spoken at seminars on the subject of ‘Improving your Prayer Life.’ In this technological age no doubt there are countless sites that one can log into and learn the ‘secrets of prayer.’ Along with these avenues there have been many biographies written in the same vein. But do we need these ‘self-help’ books on prayer? Do we need to be enthused at seminars to pray more fervently and more effectively? How effective are these learning sessions? For me I have always been skeptical of such learning methods. To me I have been of the opinion that one learns prayer by bending ones knee and actually praying. Therefore praying, trusting the Lords saying, that......
Prayer and the armour of god
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This revelation has come to be recently; that the reason why we must put on the armour of God is to stand firm in prayer. Without taking up the armour our prayers will not be as effective as we struggle and battle our way into the Fathers throne room. The great end time battle will be waged over the position, place and power of prayer in a believer’s life. Prayer is easy for us because of the life of the Son laid down for us. The struggles of prayer come when the powers of darkness divert our conversations away from the living God. Without clothing ourselves in the armour we open ourselves to the diversions, doubts and lies from the powers of darkness. I wish to take an in depth look at this passage from Ephesians 6 which is often taught and preached in isolation from the issue of......
Stand on your watch tower
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The Lord is marching through the nations; can you hear the stirring in the mulberry trees? The Lords is marching nearby and the angels are gathering together to bring a break through close at hand. Look to the nations those who call me by name for you will see that I, the Lord are about to do a new things that will spring forth. For I am about to do something that you would nor believe if I had told you beforehand. I challenge those you call me by name, to stand on your watch tower and seek and watch for what I am about to do that which will be marvelous in your eyes. Today I am speaking across all channels but especially through my servants the prophets. I am about to rise up a nation that will sweep all before, who once knew me, but now do not, but once again will call me by name. Once......
The brass ceiling of our prayer life part 2
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This blog follows on from part one published a few days ago. We were allowing the Holy Spirit to teach us through the incident known as the raising of Lazarus recorded in John 11. There are times when Gods silences when we have prayed correctly and faithfully that in reality are an answer. God’s silences are his answer to our prayer requests. On reading and ruminating from this chapter this revelation will be meat and drink to our soul. What leaped out to me as I was meditating on this incident is the fact that John is at pains to stress that Jesus loved this family. Jesus and his disciples often stayed in the sister’s house when they were in Judea. He loved them so much that he was not afraid to express this emotion openly and publically. This love was a deeply intimate......
The brass ceiling of our prayer life
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In summary I have, through the disciplining of the Lord, as I have passed through his crucible been shown a deeper understanding of prayer. These meaty morsels of meat concerning ones prayer life have not come easily as old habits and ideas linger on and die slowly. Praying according to HIS will was a fundamental truth that the Lord revealed to me many years ago. A simple child-like attitude, but one that I have not always adhered to. Watching and praying least I fall into temptation has for me been easier to grasp. But my difficulty has been praying from a position of strength which I outlined in my third blog on prayer. There have been occasions when I have been able to line these three building stones and in doing so have laid a solid foundation as I have prayed. But having lined up......
Prayer has to be from a position of strength
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This blog is in reality a continuation of the last two blogs on prayer – Is prayer really important part 1&2. I confess these titles are not the best descriptive heading I could have chosen and I apologize if such was mis-leading. In summary; I have gained an understanding that supplicatory and intercessory prayer, in particular, need to have the following. Firstly one needs to pray ‘according to HIS will.’ Secondly one needs to ‘watch and pray.’ Tonight’s blog adds a third truth. Once again this truth has come with a struggle on my part to integrate this into my mind. I can be a slow learner. When we pray, we must do so standing on the redemptive, finished work of the cross and resurrection. This is easy to say, but almost nigh impossible to put......
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