Prophecy

Living in Esther Times: “Haman has been hanged”

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Prophecy, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 4 comments

Living in Esther Times: “Haman has been hanged”

The Holy Spirit highlighted Esther Chapter 8 to me in a significant way during my devotions in mid-November 2016, following the election. I sensed Him saying that there are parallel spiritual realities between what was happening then and what is happening now. Esther 8 follows the hanging of Haman on gallows he’d built for Mordecai (Es. 7:10). Haman was the prideful official whose anger toward God’s people, particularly Mordecai, grew murderous when Mordecai refused to bow to him. The chapter begins: On that day King Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews, to Queen...

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“Whoever Seeks to Keep His Life Will Lose It”

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, State of the nation | 2 comments

“Whoever Seeks to Keep His Life Will Lose It”

“Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it” (Luke 17:33). Four summers ago, the summer of 2012, I read the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who was killed after opposing Adolf Hitler. I majored in German in college and even spent a year abroad living in and traveling all over Germany, but I’d never heard of Bonhoeffer. It wasn’t until I read Bonhoeffer’s bio that I saw, for the first time ever, Germany’s history from a spiritual perspective; and the Holy Spirit was bearing witness as I read, that what happened there...

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Christ’s Government: Establishing His Kingdom on Earth

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government: Establishing His Kingdom on Earth

God’s supreme objective is the establishment of His kingdom on earth. Jesus told His disciples to pray this way: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10, KJV). This is God’s will: that earth should look like Heaven. The church exists to bring heaven to earth. And since we know that this is the Father’s will, we have confidence that when we pray this way, we will receive it (1 John 5:14-15). Demonic opposition, the world system, and sin in our own lives may delay God’s objective, but it will not ultimately stop it. As...

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Christ’s Government on Earth: Physical or Spiritual War?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth: Physical or Spiritual War?

Gay author and activist Bruce Bawer left the US to escape what he described as the influence of conservatism and Christianity. Moving to Europe to live with his lover, he was hit with a disturbing reality check: the secularization of Europe left a vacuum for an ideology far worse than that which encumbered Bawer in the States. In his book, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, Bawer describes his experiences in Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Stockholm, where he encountered large, rapidly expanding Muslim enclaves in which women were...

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Christ’s Government on Earth: Covenant and Name Change

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare | 0 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth: Covenant and Name Change

In the West, when a man and woman enter into covenant, there is a name change. Traditionally, the woman takes her husband’s name, and in a very real way, his identity. What belonged to the man now belongs to her. This doesn’t devalue the woman or in any way undermine who God created her to be. Rather, it is a part of the two becoming one flesh, and is a picture of Christ and His church (Ephesians 5:32). Marriage is meant to be the most intimate relationship on earth, and the husband is instructed to lay down his life for his wife, just as Christ gave Himself up for the church (Ephesians...

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Christ’s Government On Earth: The Wonder of Covenant

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government On Earth: The Wonder of Covenant

“I wish Christians in the West understood their position better – who they are in Christ,” a brother from India responded when I asked him what was the greatest difference that he observed between the church in India and the church in the United States. His response – if you’ve followed this blog the last year – is the message God has been reinforcing through other brothers and sisters across denominations and from all over the world: it is time for Christians to step up and reign with Christ right now in the authority He has provided. Just what does that look like,...

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Preparing the Way for Christ’s Government on Earth

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Preparing the Way for Christ’s Government on Earth

Did you ever meet someone who came to know Christ late in life? Did you notice how uninhibited they were in their faith and things of the Spirit? More than their church-grown counterparts, my observation is that these believers generally exemplify Jesus’ statement that “Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 18:3). My husband is an example of this. He is able to accept what the Bible says right off, without having to fight through layers of doctrinal arguments and doubt. To him, it’s all very simple. I am grateful that I grew up...

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