The Time Is Here

THE TIME IS HERE Scoffing at the prophetic has had a long history. During the days of Ezekiel there came a word from the Lord that addressed it head-on. It began with: “They say the visions he sees are for many years from now.” That indictment continued by saying, “But this is what the Lord […]

I Call You Friends

I CALL YOU FRIENDS There are some who cross our lives, sometimes for only a brief time, but they leave an indelible mark. It is what happens when our spirits touch. When that happens it engenders a depth of relationship beyond the soul. It is what accompanies the expectation that Jesus was extending when He […]

Daniel’s Authority

DANIEL’S AUTHORITY Daniel was close to 80 when the rogue son of Nebuchadnezzar, the king who Daniel had warned to recognize and give honor to God or he would lose his mind, had the encounter with the handwriting on the wall. Despite being told he was about to lose his kingdom, this reprobate king, as […]

Spiritual Myopia

SPIRITUAL MYOPIA Radical change came for the generation following Solomon. It involved revolt and a time of chaos against the House of David. Its dynamics punctuate the role issues of spiritual short-sightedness can have on God’s best for His people during serious times of change. In the role served by the government of God, it […]

Mingled Anointings

MINGLED ANOINTINGS “Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?’ Elisha said, ‘Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.’” 2 Kings 2:9 Elijah’s God-encounter in the cave which followed his exploits against the prophets of baal and asherah began a transition […]

Glimmers of the Season

GLIMMERS OF THE SEASON “Once Upon a Town” by Bob Greene is an amazing story of community. During days when freedom as we know it was seriously at risk, North Platte, Nebraska was a train stop for troops traveling from the western US to the European theater of WWII and from the east to the […]

The Daniel Calling

The Daniel Calling   In the mid-90s, during prayer, I began receiving an understanding about a call of God defining unique spiritual leaders in the marketplace. With no promotions… and nothing more than my connections, a simple web-site and a small email list, I begin sending out pithy articles describing what I was gleaning in […]

The Secret Places

The Secret Places   For as long as I can remember, phoniness and pretense have turned me off. On the other hand, trust and being real in relationships is something I value highly. My wife has long noted the caliber of the long-term relationships I consider myself blessed to having. Hers is one of my […]

Bitter Root Alliances

BITTER ROOT ALLIANCES   Several years ago I was witness to a sequence of interpersonal interactions in a ministry setting that never should have happened among believers. It involved offenses. These offenses became the catalyst to setting in motion one of the most devilish compoundings of the flesh I have ever witnessed.  Although repeated apologies […]

The Wealth Transfer Revisited

THE WEALTH TRANSFER REVISITED   The wealth transfer has hit the charts, now a regular part of pop Christian culture chatter. Companies are being birthed with the vision of creating vast amounts of money destined to build the church, with a crescendo to advance the final harvest.  Committed business owners are tapping opportunities with unusual […]