persistent prayer

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. […]
August 18, 2018
lawlessness, ox bow incident, antichrist, man of lawlessness, man of perdition

“Worse than a murderer”: lawlessness, mob rule, and the rise of Antichrist

The most frightening words in scripture come at the Final Judgment. Most heart-stopping of all is that those to whom Christ addresses these terrible words are those who thought they […]
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 […]
October 22, 2017
Samson, Judges 16, authority, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, church's authority

“Lift up your heads, O gates, that the King of glory may come in!”

For the last twelve months the Lord has highlighted, impressed upon me, and essentially flooded my consciousness with the word “gates.” Everywhere in scripture I keep seeing it pop up. […]
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 […]
October 31, 2016
remember, remind the Lord, remember to God, reminding God, this do in remembrance

Do You Need to Remind God?

Do you need to remind God of something? The Hebrew word Zakar means “to call to mind, bring to mind, to record, to mark, to mention, to take note of, […]
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 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 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 […]