prayer and fasting

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 […]
November 30, 2019
fear of the Lord

Frighteningly dangerous: the church without the Fear of the Lord

The following is from a message given recently at church. It is part one of two.   I wonder how many of you feel as though you’ve spent as much […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 27, 2015
gay marriage, same sex marriage, Supreme Court ruling, church and state, where is God in America, Psalm 78, Psalm 78:9, hitting the target, spiritual warfare, church in America, harvest, end time, prophecy, tribulation

“They were equipped…but turned back in the day of battle”

It was a tough week for all Americans who love liberty and love God’s laws on which the nation’s Constitution was founded. The Supreme Court of the United States handed […]
June 10, 2015
Shemitah, tsunami and tidal wave dreams, economic collapse, lunar tetrad, Israel and America, stock market crash

Wisdom, wealth, and what lies ahead

If indeed economic collapse is looming for America and Europe, as discussed in my last blog, and no one knows exactly how that will look, how should the church respond? […]
July 10, 2013

Legislating (im)morality – why good law matters

“Human nature doesn’t change,” my 96 year-old grandfather said once when I asked him if people weren’t just a whole lot nicer when he was young.  I realize now that […]