natural and supernatural

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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
July 20, 2015
covenant, agreement, pledge, Holy Spirit sealed, Spirit as a pledge, covenanted people, a better covenant

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 […]
February 23, 2014

Spiritual Warfare – We wrestle not against flesh and blood

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root,” said Henry David Thoreau. The American philosopher rightfully pointed out the wasted […]
February 12, 2014

Spiritual Warfare – The Two Kingdoms

Friends of ours who live in an eastern country described once how pictures of that nation’s king hang in every public place – in bakeries and boutiques, and even at […]
January 4, 2014

Spiritual Warfare – what is it and why study it?

Why do certain cities and nations and even families seem susceptible to specific problems that never go away, generation after generation, despite implementing the resources of the education system and […]