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 supernatural, 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 […]

Foundations and Tough Times

Foundations and Tough Times The Psalmist wisely observed (Ps 11:3) that if the foundations are destroyed, on what basis can the righteous operate. Scripture frequently highlights the cyclic dynamic of tough times; times of trouble overshadowing the righteous, times requiring much more than the best that human effort can offer. Joseph’s dreams of his calling from […]

The Kingdom Life Model

The Kingdom Life Model The season manifesting spiritually is one calling for something more; yet one in which the “something more” has got to be far more than just “more of the same, harder.” In my role of serving the church in persecuted nations, I’ve witnessed the inclination of indigenous church leaders, in mimicking what […]

Balaam’s Madness

Balaam’s Madness Paul wrote the Romans that throughout history the fingerprints of God had been evident. Despite this being so, one translation concludes that “although they knew God, they did not honor Him or give thanks.” The result was those with a knowledge of God “becoming futile in their reasoning as their senseless hearts were […]

Thinking Like God

Thinking Like God Several years ago, a man whose thinking I greatly admired, postulated an amazing premise: that the reason Jews were so exceptional as a people, was because they thought like God. Peter Wagner was no small thinker himself. In meeting him for the first time, at the recommendation of one of his board […]

The Covenant of Peace

The Covenant of Peace Biblically, one of the benefits of God’s favor and blessing on His people, shalom, is typically translated as peace. However, few words in Scripture have been subject to more by way of being high-jacked and distorted from their original meaning. While commonly expressing the tranquility resulting from the freedom from disturbance […]

Thinking Like Jews – Revisited

THINKING LIKE JEWS – REVISITED Note: The toxic nature of the spiritual atmosphere lately has been such that many have had serious assaults on their minds. My response is to re-present a message from almost five years ago that targets a higher way of thinking: thinking like Jews. It’s a time we need to give […]

Being Relevant

Being Relevant There’s no question about the impact the Jewish people have had on both their host cultures and the course of history. Simultaneously, their weak spot, as a people over the centuries, has been their desire to be like everyone else. Both of these positions as God’s chosen stand on opposite ends of the […]

Join in this Prayer

All over the world, people have been gathering, praying. Our smart TV is purposely not hooked up to cable. So I don’t play the game of hanging onto the “latest development” spin of the news outlets. Nevertheless, before heading to bed Wednesday night, I found the impact of the headlines upsetting.  I arose after a […]

Misguided Tongues Revisited

MISGUIDED TONGUES REVISITED Dedicated to the Memory of Trisha Ruddick Stemple (June 14, 1966-Oct 24, 1996) Memorial Day is a time set aside to reflect. For our family, October 24, 1996 is another time of memorial, a date we will never forget. It is the day our 30 year old daughter Trisha Stemple was brutally […]