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Where will our spirit and soul go after our body dies?

Garden walkway by Terry Ballard at morguefile

Have you ever asked yourself this question, “Where will our spirit and soul go after our body dies? If so, you’re not alone. Some Holding to Truth readers of  our  post, “What is the Difference Between the Spirit and the Soul of Man?” have asked this and related questions in the comments. In response to these readers’ questions, and for others who share [...]

How Do I Believe into Jesus Christ?

Have you believed into Jesus Christ?

Have you ever asked yourself how you can have a personal relationship with God?  The answer is simple.  Believe into Jesus Christ, His Son. Does such a expression–”believe into Jesus Christ”–sound strange to you? It does to most of us, because that’s not the common understanding. But that’s exactly what the Bible says. So in this post we’ll first consider what [...]

7 Steps to Build Up a Personal Prayer Life

How to build up a personal prayer life

“How can I build up a prayer life?” It’s a question that every believer should ask. Why? It’s because, as  believers in Christ,  our prayer life is absolutely vital. It’s our spiritual breathing. It’s essential to living a normal Christian life. Without prayer, our Christian life is like a car with flat tires. The car may be great, but it’s not [...]

8 Benefits of Prayer You Can’t Afford to Miss

Benefits of prayer

How is your prayer life with the Lord?  If you’ve been a believer for some time, you may have realized the difficulty of building up a prayer life… and possibly even given up. And that’s really a loss because the benefits of prayer are so tremendous. Since it’s so easy to get discouraged and give up on prayer, it’s worth considering [...]

How to Receive a Revelation of Christ in You

Have you ever felt that your appreciation for the Lord Jesus was lacking? Even more, have you ever longed for more revelation of Christ? You may know that you’ve believed in the Lord as your Savior. Yet, at the same time,  you may long for something more subjective, a revelation of Christ within you. This was my experience. I [...]

How to Enjoy the Hidden Christ in Your Spirit

If you’ve received the Lord Jesus as your Savior, you have the most wonderful Person living inside you! But do you know how to enjoy this hidden Christ dwelling in your spirit?   Seeing the pattern of God’s Old Testament dwelling place, the tabernacle or temple, can  help you to know how to enjoy this [...]

8 Reasons to Let the Word of God Dwell in You

The Bible is a living book. But, is it living to you?  Specifically, do you let the word of God dwell in you in such a way that you experience its vital functions changing you inwardly? Colossians 3:16 says,  “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one [...]

What Is the Real Significance of Prayer?

Have you ever wondered what is the real significance of prayer and how you can have a vital prayer life with the Lord? Consider Abraham, Moses and Daniel. Abraham was called the friend of God (James 2:23) and Moses was called His  companion (Exo. 33:11). God considered Daniel  “a man of preciousness” (Dan. 10:11). They all had something in [...]

How Knowing Christ as the Grain of Wheat Can Change Your Life

You’ve heard that Jesus died on the cross as the Lamb of God to save you from sin and God’s judgment (John 1:29). That’s precious to every believer. But have you ever heard that He also died as a “grain of wheat”? Before going to the cross, Jesus spoke of Himself as the grain of wheat falling into the ground to die. In [...]

Knowing the Two Spirits, the Spirit with Your Spirit

two spirits - the Spirit and our spirit - become one spirit

One of the first things you need to learn after receiving the Lord Jesus as your Savior is the two spirits, the Holy Spirit joined with your human spirit. If you’ve recently believed in Christ, this is an awesome discovery! You didn’t just receive the forgiveness of your sins, and a future salvation from God’s eternal [...]