Did you know that C.S Lewis, who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia, struggled with doubt? So did Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther and even Mother Teresa of Calcutta. After her death, several letters were discovered where she wrote of loneliness, emptiness, a void of God. She frequently asked privately for prayers, writing “Such deep longing for God—and … repulsed—empty—no faith—no love—no zeal. (Saving) souls holds no attraction—Heaven means nothing—pray for me please that I keep smiling at Him in spite of everything." She wrote to a friend, “I spoke as if my very heart was in love with God—tender, personal love. If you were (the...

The Apostolic Commission Part 1

Matthew 9:35- 10:1

In Matthew 10 we see that Jesus gave his disciples authority over “unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness.” In Matthew we see that verse 10:1 is a mirror image of 9:35. The power and authority that Jesus had over “unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness” was extended to his disciples. It is my belief that Jesus had two primary goals for doing this.

First, it is important to understand that the space in your bible between Malachi and Matthew is called the Intertestamental Period. This is a 200-400 year period that heaven was shut up. During this time man heard nothing from God and was...


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