The Ancient Paths Archived Blogs

  • How to Respond to Adversity

    There is more than one way to respond to adversity. In fact there are seven; six of which are ineffective and one that actually works. The first six are predicated upon blaming someone for the adversity and whether you choose to act in an active or passive manner. Blame God and strive through works and […]

  • Are You Qualified For Healing?

    Several years ago, a godly and selfless pastor in our city died at a very young age. Many believers wondered why God would let a good man like that die so young. If God would not heal him, then what hope do any of us have, they asked.   Questions like that, although understandable, are […]

  • Is Grace Sufficient?

    When Paul asked God to remove the thorn in the flesh (II Cor. 12:7-9), God’s answer is often misunderstood. He said, “…My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” At first read you might think God is using this thorn to keep Paul from entering into pride and therefore will […]

  • What Changed?

    II Corinthians 5:17 says, “If any man be in Christ he is a new creature. Old things have passed away. Behold all thing are become new.” If that is true, and it is, then what changed?   Do you still find yourself doing the very things you hate after giving your life to the Lord? If you do, […]

  • Spirit and Truth

    I have found that in seeking to understand life’s circumstances, there is always a need to balance spiritual and natural truth.  The spirit side refers to the spiritual or the unseen realm, while the truth refers to the natural or seen realm. John 4:23-24 says, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true […]

  • Does God Use Sickness?

    A few months ago I responded to a letter I received. I think it may be helpful to some of you reading this blog. In his letter to me, this man stated that he believed God had placed an illness on a woman because of the calling on her life. He conveyed this to her […]

  • Am I a Big Mistake?

    I recently prayed for a woman who had been conceived out of wedlock from a one night stand.  She had no idea who her father was and always felt unwanted; just a big mistake, really.   I asked the Lord how to pray and this is what He spoke to me in my heart: Tell […]

  • Bicycle Knowledge

    Suppose a young man, who had never ridden, studied several books on the theory and practice of riding a bicycle.  He could then truthfully state that he knows how to ride a bike.  Then suppose a seven year old boy who has never read a word rides his bike a couple of hours every day.  […]

  • Backwards Theology

    Romans 8:28 says this, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Seems like a very simple, straight-forward scripture, right? And the interpretation is obvious too; no matter what happens to you it is all part of a master plan that […]

  • The Coming Wealth Transfer

    I have heard much talk about the coming wealth transfer.   People often quote this scripture, “The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous.” They know they are righteous in Christ Jesus, so they assume that the wealth transfer must include them, right?   The problem is that most don’t consider that even a righteous […]