Without the Spin

Without the Spin In 2005 I penned a piece that became a chapter in my “Something More” book. Titled “The Fine Line,” I described this “fine line” as it being a dimension found only beyond the portals, having entered the narrow gate of the Kingdom. It taps Jesus’ central message of the Kingdom of God […]

Uncorked

Uncorked The American slang usage of “uncorked” relates to an unhindered, unfiltered expression of releasing one’s heart. Indeed uncorking can serve to unveil the deeper levels of one’s thinking and motivations, with it being unleashed in a state of spirited, unpredictability. In winemaking, it is the final step to release what has been a systematic […]

Entrepreneurs and Cultural Change

Entrepreneurs and Cultural Change An entrepreneur is defined as one with the ability to spot opportunity and to know what to do about it, at a profit. The defining link is in correctly discerning and knowing what to do about opportunity, which from both a biblical and an historic Jewish stance is what stewardship is […]

New Wineskins

New Wineskins The Word of God points to the combination of spiritual maturity with community unity as foundations for God’s people progressively achieving world-shaking results. Yet, one of the largest, most subtle blind spots hindering current-day Christian maturity is the premise that Jesus spent three plus years with His inner-circle imparting information. The misconception being […]

Spiritual Entanglement Strategies

Spiritual Entanglement Strategies Please note that this is Part II of a message on Spiritual Entanglements. Be sure to pray the prayer that concludes this message. Laced with hidden, layered deceptions and deceit, spiritual entanglements demand spiritual strategies. More of the same harder is no longer enough. There was a time when determination, genuine talent, […]

Spiritual Entanglements

Spiritual Entanglements One of the enemy’s most crafty and deadly strategies is that of entanglements. Spiritual entanglements are subtle, deceptive, marked by infiltration and pretense, while calculated to release destruction. Be sure to pray the prayer that concludes this message. Entanglements are designed to confuse, distract and divert those they impact. They keep the targets […]

Beware

Beware Making it clear to His followers not to hide their Light under a bushel or to cloister themselves, Jesus gave the instruction to go into the midst of the world. It was an assignment requiring a very different identity; an identity with a purpose to disciple those drawn to the Light. In doing so, […]

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 […]