intercession

April 19, 2019
ministry of reconciliation, 2 corinthians 5:18, intercession, advocate

The Ministry of Reconciliation and the Return of the King

I awoke in the middle of the night recently with a sense of the Lord wanting to speak with me. But each time I started to pray, my mind wandered. […]
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. […]
May 14, 2018

Does God want to make America great?

If you aren’t confident something is God’s will, you’ll strike out empty if you pray for it. Why? Because the Bible tells us “the one who doubts is like a […]
November 1, 2017
climate change, righteousness, kingdom of heaven, justice roll down like water

Contending for Climate Change: “Let justice roll down like waters”

I live in a region nicknamed the Garden Spot, and while one sees plenty of corn, wheat, and other crops flourishing in abundance, one rarely sees orange trees. Why? To […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]