Keep On Believing

David Brandt Berg

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I had a meaningful dream, in which my wife Maria and I were walking hand in hand out on a deserted highway that ran through desolate semi-desert, sort of like western Texas and parts of Arizona in the U.S. We seemed to be somewhat lost and searching for our destination.

Then suddenly we came upon a beautiful little white roadway that led off to the left and down a slight slope. There, just about a hundred meters away, was a beautiful ornamental gate that was a building in . . .  read more

The Secret of Spiritual Strength

How Not to Backslide!

David Brandt Berg

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The Bible instructs us to “no longer walk as [unbelievers] walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God” (Ephesians 4:17-18). How can we become alienated from the life of God?

We become separated from the Lord when we become separated from the Word, because Jesus is the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh, . . .  read more

The Benefits of Backsliding

God’s Way Up Is Down!

David Brandt Berg

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Someone asked me, “If you backslide”—meaning you revert to your old wrongful ways and attitudes after you’ve received Jesus as your Savior—”can you ever get back to the Lord as close as you were before?”

“Yes,” I answered, “and many times even closer!” Another question followed.

“After Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and knew evil for the first time, they were afraid of God and hid when they heard His voice in the Garden of . . .  read more

Beauty for Ashes

David Brandt Berg

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We used to sing a little song about the Lord:

He gives me joy in place of sorrow,
He gives me love that casts out fear,
He gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And beauty for ashes dear.

In order to bring forth the sweetness, there has to be some suffering. To bring about the beauty of the flame, something must go to ashes.

Blessings come from suffering—”beauty for ashes” (Isaiah 61:3). This is borne out so well in Hebrews 12, verse 11, which says: “Now no chastening . . .  read more

Falling Upward

David Brandt Berg

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Life is one big learning experience, and for those who know and love Jesus, He is our Teacher. More than anything else, He wants to teach each of us all we need to know about Him, His love and salvation, and how we can be of greatest service to Him and others.

God knows that none of us can accomplish any real good if we depend on our own supposed strength and wisdom. In fact, Jesus . . .  read more

But If Not

What to Do When God Doesn’t Seem to Answer Your Prayers

David Brandt Berg

A girl wrote me:

I started serving the Lord a couple of years ago for eight months, but then I stopped because my face became very spotty. It sounds so silly, but it was my biggest trial! I prayed that God would heal me, but for some reason He didn’t. Then I started working for the Lord again about two months ago, and my face has become all spotty again. I have worked myself into such a state over it that it keeps . . .  read more

Your Best Protection

David Brandt Berg

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Dear One,

Greetings in Jesus’ name. Thank you for writing and telling me so much about yourself.

I’m sorry to hear about all the troubles you’ve experienced, but I’m also very thankful that you love the Lord and are trying your best to serve Him. I’m sure that you are being a great help to others in your current ministry.

I pray that you will find a place of service where you can be content and feel fulfilled and satisfied with your tasks, however humble they may sometimes . . .  read more