When Honor Is Restored

WHEN HONOR IS RESTORED These are times of restoration. Isaiah wrote of a time when darkness would cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples. Yet, these also would be the times in which the Lord dramatically would begin restoring His order, as the Glory of the Lord comes upon His people, those walking in […]

Praying For You

PRAYING FOR YOU  “Been praying for you.”  How often do we hear, as well as voice these significant words? Praying for one another and depending on the prayers of others is vital to a walk of faith, with the substance behind these words deserving closer examination. Several years ago, while on an overseas mission, I […]

The Warrior Heart

THE WARRIOR HEART The window of the soul is the heart, with wonderfully great complexities that shape and are shaped by the process of our thoughts. Together they are the gateway into our spirits. Within the spirit of man is the potential to connect with God, progressively gaining clarity of who we truly are. More […]

Illusions and Reality

Illusions and Reality From almost the beginning, the connection between God and man, between the spiritual and the natural, has been marred with counterfeit illusions. With Moses came a standard, a plumb line for the community of God’s people to maintain the connection with spiritual reality. Yet, seductive religious illusions continued to infiltrate, challenge and […]

The Plumb Line

The Plumb Line The psalmist describes a time when the assaults against God’s people had escalated to a level that provoked him to cry out in challenge to the silence of God. What is portrayed is a time of quandary, marked with uncertainty and spiritual clutter. It is a time calling, not for pontification, but […]

The Simple Things

THE SIMPLE THINGS In God’s economy of things, more often than not, it will be the simple things that trigger the spiritual, that dimension of God that cannot be stopped. There came a time in Jesus’ earthly ministry when He prayed: “I thank You Father, that You have hidden these things from the wise and […]

Contrasts in Thinking

Contrasts in Thinking Sometimes the greatest enemy of God’s best can be our acquiescence and acceptance of the good. Paul wrote ones under his charge of a progression in the thinking tied to God’s will, or His best for them. There is the good, the acceptable and the perfect. In the process of maturing spiritually, […]

The Kingdom Realm

The Kingdom Realm There is a great battle over the foundations of the faith. The Jewish roots to the faith and the Kingdom message are fundamental to the authority needed to employ the power of God. The dynamic distinguishing the early church, then primarily a Jewish sect, was the demonstration of the supernatural power of […]

Dispelling the Toxic

Dispelling the Toxic This is an era plagued with the toxic. Discerning truth has too often strayed into battlegrounds of rants and hostile opinions. Extremes of ideologies and passionately-driven viewpoints no longer separate generations, but mark boundaries within even the ranks of believers. The dividing asunder between good and evil is no longer based on […]

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows “Strange bedfellows” is a term defined as unlikely companions or allies. Popular usage is said to have begun in the 1400s. Then in 1610 in his play “The Tempest,” Shakespeare raised the bar with the words: “Alas, the storm is come again! My best way is to creep under his gabardine [cloak/blanket]; there […]