The Restoration Shift

The Restoration Shift From the time of the garden fall, the world has been undergoing a process of restoration. As the condition of man digressed, God chose a people, with whom He made a covenant, who would know Him and His ways, whose lives would advance the momentum of this process. What was originally established […]

Evil Reports

EVIL REPORTS Grasshoppers. That was how the Hebrew spies saw themselves when encountering the reality of overwhelming spiritual opposition. Yet, it was a reality that had to be overcome in the face of far greater opportunity. Their report, their response to this reality resulted in them not only missing the opportunity, but triggering judgment on […]

God-Consciousness

GOD-CONSCIOUSNESS I have long recognized a richness with those I have counted as friends. Rich friendships trigger the potential for the exponential between one another. That is how relationships were designed, by the Designer. While clearly a blessing of God, for me at least in part, this richness in relationships reflects a gift I have […]

Where Angels Fear

Where Angels Fear Recently in prayer, the phrase “where angels fear to tread” popped into my mind. I knew there had been a movie. Many years prior to that, a book. The thought seemed to suggest a glimpse into the amassing chaos and turbulence of the times. Jesus, who saw outside the realm of time, […]

Out of the Box

OUT OF THE BOX Life is a process. An unfolding. A journey of continual discovery. An adventure. A process of thought. From this process of thought, it becomes a process of action. That’s what God intended from the beginning. That is where the gift lies, the Gift of Life. It requires understanding the order, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]