Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog

Calvary Chapel Church - Columbia, Tennessee - We are a church that exists to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus and share Him with others! Our Mission is to know Christ and to make Him known.

Ezekiel 6:16

Daniel 6:16 "Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!" The devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. He has three objectives in life, to kill, steel and destroy. He influences wicked men to do his bidd...
Continue reading
  518 Hits

Daniel 4:22-23

Daniel 4:22-23 "22 And you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this, 23 but you have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven. And the vessels of his house have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods...
Continue reading
  594 Hits

Daniel 3:24-25

Daniel 3:24-25 "4 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He declared to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O king." 25 He answered and said, "But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearanc...
Continue reading
  627 Hits

Daniel 2:27-28

Daniel 2:27-28 "27 Daniel answered the king and said, "No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, 28 but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days." The limitations of man are numerous but wi...
Continue reading
  533 Hits

Daniel 1:8

Daniel 1:8 "But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king's food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself." Have you ever wondered why everything in your life seems to be a battle? That's because it is! As a born again believer you were saved to go against t...
Continue reading
  623 Hits

Ezekiel 44:17-18

Ezekiel 44:17-18 "When they enter the gates of the inner court, they shall wear linen garments. They shall have nothing of wool on them, while they minister at the gates of the inner court, and within. 18 They shall have linen turbans on their heads, and linen undergarments around their waists. They shall not bind themselves with anything...
Continue reading
  542 Hits

Ezekiel 43:4-5

Ezekiel 43:4-5 "As the glory of the Lord entered the temple by the gate facing east, 5 the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple." What makes the temple more than just a building? It's the glory of the Lord of coarse. Without it God is not present but with it comes the wond...
Continue reading
  530 Hits

Ezekiel 38:1-3

Ezekiel 38:1-3 "The word of the Lord came to me: 2 "Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him 3 and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal." Have you ever noticed how relentless the devil is? No matter...
Continue reading
  574 Hits

Ezekiel 36:26-27

Ezekiel 36:26-27 "And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules." Regeneration is a beautiful thing. God takes what is dead a...
Continue reading
  660 Hits

Ezekiel 34:15-16

Ezekiel 34:15-16 "15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice." 19th-century Frenc...
Continue reading
  614 Hits

Ezekiel 33:11

Ezekiel 33:11 "Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?" Since the beginning of time the world has painted God at best as a benevolent dictator that is angry with sin...
Continue reading
  643 Hits

Ezekiel 28:24

Ezekiel 28:24 "And for the house of Israel there shall be no more a brier to prick or a thorn to hurt them among all their neighbors who have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord God." Schoolyard banter can get out of hand at times resulting in the cliche boasting of one saying "my dad can beat up your dad." Let's...
Continue reading
  620 Hits

Ezekiel 24:15-17

Ezekiel 24:15-17 "15 The word of the Lord came to me: 16 "Son of man, behold, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you at a stroke; yet you shall not mourn or weep, nor shall your tears run down. 17 Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your shoes on your feet; do not cover ...
Continue reading
  571 Hits

Ezekiel 22:30-31

Ezekiel 22:30-31 "30 And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. 31 Therefore I have poured out my indignation upon them. I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath. I have returned their way upon their heads, declares th...
Continue reading
  710 Hits

Ezekiel 18:23

Ezekiel 18:23 "Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?" Our society has a strange view of justice. We demand it when a transgression has been committed against us and when we are the transgressor we demand mercy. It's a double standard. We change the punis...
Continue reading
  504 Hits

Ezekiel 16:62-63

Ezekiel 16:62-63 "I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the Lord, 63 that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord God." You've heard it said that you can't out sin the grace of God. Israel definite...
Continue reading
  597 Hits

Ezekiel 14:12-14

Ezekiel 14:12-14 "And the word of the Lord came to me: 13 "Son of man, when a land sins against me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out my hand against it and break its supply of bread and send famine upon it, and cut off from it man and beast, 14 even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver but their...
Continue reading
  653 Hits

Ezekiel 11:17-21

Ezekiel 11:17-21 "Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord God: I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.' 18 And when they come there, they will remove from it all its detestable things and all its abominations. 19 And I will give them one hea...
Continue reading
  493 Hits

Ezekiel 10:18-19

Ezekiel 10:18-19 "Then the glory of the Lord went out from the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubim. 19 And the cherubim lifted up their wings and mounted up from the earth before my eyes as they went out, with the wheels beside them. And they stood at the entrance of the east gate of the house of the Lord, and the glory of...
Continue reading
  575 Hits

Ezekiel 3:8-9

Ezekiel 3:8-9 "Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. 9 Like emery harder than flint have I made your forehead. Fear them not, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house." God designed the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep to be headbangers. It is how they determine d...
Continue reading
  588 Hits