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The Real Reason You Exist (and It’s Not To Worship)

The Real Reason You Exist (and It's Not To Worship). You were made to be with God in love.There’s a Christian fallacy out there that’s really popular. That fallacy is the teaching that the reason you exist is to worship God.

There’s only one problem with that: the reason you exist is NOT to worship Him.

“Whaaaat?” (All the religious and spiritual people just gasped in shock.)

That’s right. I know people say that the reason you exist is to worship God. It sounds spiritual. It sounds Biblical. It sounds really noble, and worship is spiritual and noble and Biblical and necessary and wonderful and more. I love to worship and am not belittling worship or saying it’s not important at all; it’s one of the most important things we could ever do.

But worship is not the reason you exist, and the paradigm that it is has caused a lot of pain in the Body of Christ.

Why pain, you ask? [Read more…]

Radical Prayer #7: God Himself Will Disciple Your Children

Radical Prayer #7: God Himself Will Disciple Your Children by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comI’ve had more warfare over this word today than over any other word ever. But you know what? I’m so stubborn I’m going to publish it anyway, because somebody. needs. this. word.

Here’s the word:

Do you ever worry about your children? Do you get concerned about their welfare, their decisions, and the state of their hearts?

I know I do. I don’t even have biological children yet, but I do have spiritual children. They aren’t really children; they are adults. But they are my children, and I love them so very, very much.

And sometimes I get concerned worry.

I shouldn’t. I know. Worry is sin because it’s doubting God. But when you love someone that much, you care about them and you want them to experience God’s best for every part of their lives.

But I can’t make them. Experiencing God’s best requires every person to choose:

  • To choose to seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness.
  • To choose to use the weapons of our warfare (the ones which are not carnal, but are mighty through God) to pull down the strongholds of evil in their lives.
  • To choose to humble themselves under the mighty hand of God so that He can exalt them in due time.
  • To choose to believe God’s Word and go all-in for the sake of the King.

And I can’t make them do that. I can pray. I can advise. I can pray some more. I can encourage. But when the rubber meets the road, my children have to choose.

And so do yours.

And maybe your children are rocking out at this choosing thing. Maybe they’re making incredible choices and seeking God with all they’ve got.

But maybe they’re not. [Read more…]

You Can Come Back To The Father’s Embrace

You can come back to the Father's embrace! An encouraging word from Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comBeloved reader who’s in hiding,

You’re hurting. You’re lonely. You feel emotionally fragile right now. And I’m so very, very sorry.

But, precious one… it’s time to come out of hiding, and come back to the Father’s embrace.

Father knows, you see.

He knows all about what got you to this place. All things are naked and exposed to His sight (Hebrews 4:13) …

… and He loves you anyway.

He knows your pain. He knows exactly how badly you are hurting. He saw every tear you cried so far today, and yesterday, and even the day before. He caught every one of your tears in His bottle, and He already had a recording in His book of every tear you have ever cried before those tears even came forth (Psalm 56:8).

Beloved, Father loves you. And His heart beats for you.

Like Adam and Eve, I know it’s easy to want to hide. Like the bird in the image at left, you feel so fragile and you can be easily crushed. You feel defenseless and weak and vulnerable, so you retreat to hide in the leaves and the shadows. [Read more…]

An Encouraging Word For Intercessors: Make Like a Fire Horse and Stand

Encouraging word for intercessors: Make like a fire horse and stand! By Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comIntercessors, do you ever feel the heat of the battle so strongly that it feels like your skin is being burned off?

Do you run to the battle when you’re called, but sometimes wish you could run away when the fight is fiercest? I know I do. However, the Lord has given me a mandate lately that I believe is for you too:

“Make like a fire horse and stand.”

Intrigued? Want to know what a fire horse has to do with intercession? Read on.

What is a fire horse?

Fire horses were the animals used to pull fire engines before the advent of motorized vehicles. The use of fire horses began in 1877 and ended July 19, 1921, when the last set of fire horses was retired.

Fire horses were noble and special. Here are a few examples: [Read more…]