• Mind,  Paul Backholer

    Mental Health and the Struggle for Peace in Your Mind

    Do you feel overwhelmed with negative thoughts and feelings? “What’s the point? I’m rubbish at everything. Everyone hates me. I’m disgusting.” Many people feel their mind is swamped with fear, personal insecurity, doubt and self-loathing. Confronting these negative thought patterns and overcoming them is the battle of the mind. God is on your side. To begin, we must understand who our enemy is and what tactics he uses in this struggle for our mental health. In John 8:44, Jesus explains Satan is real and he is the father of all lies. He is the most effective liar in the world. Satan is not a cartoon character but an evil spirit.…

  • Inspirational,  Paul Backholer

    Healed! Hezekiah’s Miracle in Modern Times

    The Lord who worked in the lives of His people in the Old Testament is still working in the lives of His people today. Remember the story of King Hezekiah’s illness in 2 Kings 20? Hezekiah was at the point of death and was told by the Lord to put his house in order because he would not recover. King Hezekiah cried before the Lord and asked God to remember his faithfulness. The Lord heard and gave him another fifteen years and confirmed it with a sign. Dave Chang experienced something like this in his church. An elder diagnosed with liver cancer was told by all his doctors he had…

  • Faith,  Paul Backholer

    Set Me on Fire for you Jesus! Has Your Faith in God Stagnated? God’s Word Promises Restoration

    Don’t be discouraged if your faith has stagnated, God can send the fire of the Holy Spirit upon you again. He did it before, He can do it again. Many Christians who were once on fire for God feel their faith has stagnated. Some once had faith to believe they would go into the world and change it. Sadly, many years on, it was the world which changed them. Take courage, God’s word promises restoration. In the time of the Prophet Joel people lived through an economic crisis. Locusts destroyed the harvest. God’s response was this: “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,…