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 […]

Wellspring of Authority

WELLSPRING OF AUTHORITY From the beginning, Christians have had a tendency to be spiritually blindsided. Of notable consequence has been majoring in minors, while minoring in the essentials. In addressing this issue, Paul insightfully encouraged applying an essential foundation: to bear one another’s burdens. Applied as it should, this foundation nurtures the wellspring of authority […]

The Sound Mind

THE SOUND MIND Jesus linked spiritual maturity to a person’s thinking. Such was His rebuke of Peter at the Mount of Transfiguration, for jumping to short-sighted, religious conclusions. Clearly, there was more required of the mantle Peter was destined to wield. It was a mantle requiring not only the wisdom of maturity, but the wholeness […]

Without Pretense

WITHOUT PRETENSE He honored me with his trust. These words summed up my relationship with my 21 year-old grandson, who was killed in late 2006. In his short life, he had been exposed to an inordinate level of hypocrisy and deceit, within a “churchianity” context. His heart-cry was for reality and truth, which he did […]

Dangerous and Relevant

Dangerous and Relevant Dangerous and relevant was how a close friend recently summed up the season we’ve just entered. I’ve described it as toxic, but he’s right. It goes beyond toxic and has indeed become dangerous. It’s the spiritual atmosphere. It is the culture. It impacts our very thinking. In facing this reality, our task […]

Is There Time?

IS THERE TIME?   As an author, with a key segment of my readers among seasoned Christian leaders and intercessors, I once questioned whether the crunch of everyday living and the demands of regularly speed-reading vast amounts of information didn’t result in a plague of spiritual A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder), even among such an elite […]

Entanglement Solutions

ENTANGLEMENT SOLUTIONS This is Part II of this timely 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 solutions. More of the same harder is no longer enough. There was a time when determination, genuine talent, coupled with the […]

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.  Entanglements are designed to confuse, distract and divert those they impact. They keep the targets spinning their wheels on minor issues, diverted from the strategic […]

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 […]