Experience Jesus

In Jesus it is our purpose to do good works. Works not possible in our own strength, but because God prepared them for us.
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Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. ~ Ephesians 6,10-13 ~

I assume that the above Bible passage is familiar to most of you and you have probably heard that you are in a spiritual war. However, do you really consider yourself in a war? If you don’t, you are already disarmed by the Enemy. Read More

In the Word of God as defined by the Bible, I explained that Jesus himself is the Word of God. This might be something confusing for some of you, but actually it is really powerful. It does not decrease the authority or trustworthiness of the Bible, but gives a different perspective to Jesus and what he does in us. Jesus is the Word through which everything is made and this Word became flesh (see John 1). Jesus died, but rose again from the dead after three days. Then he was lifted up into heaven and poured out his Spirit. Read More

WWII and Living in the Kingdom of God

When I was young, I liked to read books. Many of the books I read were stories about the Second World War. I liked to read books about the Dutch Resistance during the nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Although, most of them were only fictional stories, they inspired and intrigued me. Years later, when I became a follower of Jesus, I started to realize that following Jesus had something in common with the Dutch Resistance. While the Netherlands were occupied by the nazis, several Dutchmen denied to work together with the nazis and started to sabotage the works of their occupiers. Together they formed the Dutch Resistance. Although they lived in an occupied country, they lived for the sake of the Dutch Kingdom. Read More