Spiritual Growth

July 2, 2017

‘Escaping Religion’: missionary foresees shake-up of church denominations

“Which is worse, to worship Baal under a tree on the mountainside, or to bring the idol of Baal inside the temple of God to worship him there? It is […]
June 10, 2017
hate in the church, love in the church, Romans 12:19, Psalm 106:35, Deuteronomy 18

Is There Not Enough Hate in the Church?

A young man stood up in our church to share a word he’d heard from the Lord during the time of prayer before the service. “There are many people in […]
May 6, 2017
Isaiah 11, the earth is full of the glory of the Lord, declare His word, prophecy for our time,

A Creed for the New Millennium

If there’s one thing that can keep me awake at night, it’s the thought of babies and children who are suffering. One evening a friend asked for prayer concerning a […]
May 2, 2017
beatitudes, sermon on the mount, righteoussness peace and joy, kingdom of heaven

Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Is there something in you that comes undone when you hear a report of child abuse? Or that cancer has taken another life, despite the prayers of the saints? Perhaps […]
April 21, 2017
keys to the kingdom, intercession

The Keys of the Kingdom

Not long ago I was finishing my devotions, and I sensed the Lord urging me back for a moment. I sat down and told Him I was listening, and then […]
July 7, 2016
America's future, he who wises to save his life

“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 […]
March 5, 2016
the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of God, Romans 14:17, Isaiah 32:17, the Father's heart

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 […]
February 3, 2016
Mount Zion, Mount Sinai, Hebrews 12

Christ’s Government: Mount Sinai contrasted with Mount Zion

I remember the expression on my 99 year-old grandfather’s face the first time he watched me pull a compass, a video, and then a photo album up on my iphone. […]
January 16, 2016
It is to your advantage profit benefit I go away; John 16:8, Holy Spirit

“It is to your advantage that I go away”

You stood within arms’ length of Jesus when he stopped the pallbearers in a funeral procession and spoke to a corpse. “Young man, get up!” To everyone’s astonishment and even […]
November 29, 2015
kings and priests, royal priesthood

Christ’s Government on Earth – Reigning As Kings and Priests

In C.S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the Narnian mouse Reepicheep says of Lucy, “She’s not a little girl! She is a queen!” The statement serves as a […]
October 29, 2015
royal priesthood, Melchizedek, king of salem, king of righteousness

Christ’s Government on Earth – The Royal Priesthood (Melchizedek)

All believers are part of an elite membership called The Royal Priesthood (Revelation 1:5-6, 1 Peter 2:9), as discussed in my last article. But what exactly does that mean, that […]
October 4, 2015
royal priesthood, Melchizedek, kings and priests, 1 Peter 2:9

Christ’s Government on Earth – The Royal Priesthood

In understanding our identity and authority in Christ, we are able to bring His righteous and life-giving government to earth.  Previously, we highlighted what it means to be in covenant […]