faith comes by hearing

January 10, 2020

When Heaven Stands On Tiptoe

Did you ever consider that your willingness to say “yes” to whatever The Lord is asking of you right now might change the very course of history? A woman asked […]
December 26, 2019
terror of the lord, judgment seat of christ

“Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men”

This is the conclusion of a message I gave recently on The Fear of the Lord Scripture talks extensively in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament about […]
November 21, 2018
Perseverance, persistence, prayer, contend, promised land, Matthew 15, Mark 7

“But He Did Not Answer Her a Word”: Lessons from the Syrophoenician Woman

Had the Gentile woman with the demonized daughter (described in Matthew 15 and Mark 7) been raised in the American church, I picture her encounter with Jesus going much differently. […]
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 […]
April 5, 2016
George Washington, national prayer, UniteDCry, Asuza Now,

Prayer for America

“The scepter of wickedness shall not remain over the land of the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong” (Ps. 125:3). Lord, You […]
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 20, 2016
spiritual warfare, islamization, islam and the west, Bruce Bawer, 2 Thess 2:6

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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
September 20, 2015
names of God, nature of God,

Christ’s Government on Earth – What’s in a Name?

In my last post, we highlighted a scriptural pattern in which God changed a person’s name when He came into covenant with him or her. Examples of this were Abram […]
August 18, 2015
covenant, name change, marriage, Christ and the church, mystery of marriage, mystery of Christ and the church, Ephesians 5

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 […]
August 11, 2015
covenant, contract, agreement, keys to the kingdom, Mediator of a new covenant, new testament

Christ’s Government: Jesus, the Mediator of a Better Covenant

In my last post, we examined the nature of covenant. The Hebrew word used for covenant is beriyth and means “alliance,” “constitution,” or “pledge.” It goes deeper, however, than our […]