holy spirit

Helping a Person out Of A Stronghold

by Benjamin Burks on February 14, 2014 · 0 comments

Leaders in the RU Recovery Program often experience students who “hit a wall”. The Bible refers to it as a “besetting sin”. The apostle Paul discovered this law of indwelling sin which eventually drags you down into it. Paul, through the Holy Spirit, realized all his own mighty efforts were futile. As soon as he […]

Time Keeps on Ticking!

by Benjamin Burks on May 22, 2013 · 3 comments

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Several years ago, my Pastor made the statement that all sin is addictive.  I believe we can look at what consumes our time to identify addictive behaviors in our lives.  I also believe that many addictive behaviors can […]

Bad Leaders

by Benjamin Burks on May 23, 2012 · 0 comments

“The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city of Shushan was perplexed.” (Esther 3:15) After further meditating on last week’s post, it occurred to me through the Scriptures how that rulers and […]

A Force in You

by Benjamin Burks on December 22, 2011 · 0 comments

Luke 1:30-38, “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall […]

Wrong Number or Wrong Meditations?

by Benjamin Burks on December 14, 2011 · 1 comment

I recently heard a story about a couple in Nashville, who had been out shopping one day and returned home to find a message on their answering machine. It was obviously a wrong number, as the message was left for an organization that provides food for the hungry at Christmas time. The woman on the […]

The Struggle

by Benjamin Burks on October 12, 2011 · 0 comments

2 Corinthians 13:5, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your ownselves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” The moment a person is saved, the precious Holy Spirit of God comes in to dwell. He will never leave nor forsake the believer. […]

Tough and Tender

by Benjamin Burks on October 5, 2011 · 0 comments

Luke 22:35-39, “And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. (36) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell […]

Christ is my Life

by Benjamin Burks on August 22, 2011 · 0 comments

Colossians 3:4, “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” I thank God today for His grace – the desire and the power to do His will. It is all of grace. Recently, I was meditating on a song (see below) and thought of all the […]

Great Gain

by Benjamin Burks on August 10, 2011 · 0 comments

1Timothy 6:1-10, “Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. (2) And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful […]

Dealing With Others’ Sin

by Benjamin Burks on July 30, 2011 · 0 comments

Luke 17:1-4, “Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed […]