prayer and the Holy Spirit

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. […]
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 […]
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 28, 2014

Unite to Restore America

On August 16 a rally was held in Hershey, PA to pray into this question: “What is God’s desire for the future of the United States?” The event was spearheaded […]
June 7, 2014

The wise and foolish virgins – a picture of two kinds of believers

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish […]
May 24, 2014

“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels”

Jesus said that speaking in new languages, or tongues, would be a sign that came along with His followers: “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name […]
November 8, 2013

Those inconvenient people

I came home from a brief errand to find my back yard covered in roofing materials – tarps, corrugated plastic, and power tools littered about a third of our lawn. […]
June 27, 2013

Friday Feature – The Secret Place: Passionately Pursuing His Presence

What happens when a burned out minister decides to seek simple intimacy with God? The miraculous, the impossible, and the outright thrilling. The Secret Place is a book that so […]
June 25, 2013

You are a prayer warrior

I am always delighted to pray for those in need of it, whether people I know or total strangers. I wince a bit, however, when people say, “Yeah, I asked […]
June 9, 2013

Change your mind, because the Kingdom is within reach

 Matthew 4:17 says “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near” (NASB).  I used to think that that passage meant something along […]
April 23, 2013

Telling other people’s secrets

Lacey Mosley was an atheist who had made it her mission in life to make people see how stupid it was to believe in God. One day, under the terrible […]