Author Archives: kenbarnes

He Who has Ears to Hear

“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. Revelation 2:11a NLT   There is a significant difference between having ears and having ears to hear. Seven times in the Book of Revelation, it says we need ears to hear; it must be essential to know […]

Grumbling and Complaining

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron again, saying, “How long shall I put up with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel which they are voicing against Me. Numbers 14:26-27 NASB If you are consistently grumbling and complaining, you have probably given in to […]

Things are Going to Get Better

What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. (Matthew 10: 29-31 NLT) For […]

Contagious Giving

So Moses gave the command, and this message was sent throughout the camp: “Men and women, don’t prepare any more gifts for the sanctuary. We have enough!” So the people stopped bringing their sacred offerings. Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project. (Exodus 36: 6-7 NLT) Where giving is initiated, a spirit […]

The Meaning Behind the Words

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?”   (John 6: 53, 60 ESV) […]

Remember the Sabbath Day and Keep it Holy

“Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.” (Exodus 20: 8-10a NLT)   God created the world in six days but rested on the seventh day (Exodus 20:11). […]

Stop Blowing Hot Air

Won’t you ever stop blowing hot air? What makes you keep on talking? (Job 16:3 NLT) As Christians, we sometimes believe that God deals with us on a strictly cause-and-effect basis. When we endeavor to help people with their struggles with this mentality, it will be just like blowing hot air. Job’s friends counseled him […]