A Righteous Generation

Samuel_LeoI’m praying for an upright generation to be born in this earth.  In the Spirit I see a generation that will have faith in God.  They will know God and follow His ways.  They will be gracious and compassionate and conduct their affairs with justice.  They will care for the poor and needy and will defend the cause of widows and orphans.  This is my prayer that the Lord will raise up a generation that will make the Lord Yeshua known and will accomplish His purposes in the earth.  Among this righteous generation the Holy Spirit will find men and women who will live by faith, God will be exalted, proclaimed, obeyed, and God’s favor will rest on this generation.

Among this coming generation will be people who bring fulfillment of God’s promises – unity among the body of Messiah.  What a great joy and delight, as David described, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!  It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.” (Ps. 133: 1-2).  This unity will bring about unheard of events throughout the earth.  This generation will fulfill Yeshua’s prayer, “I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity.  Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17: 23).  Glory to God who is drawing all men to Himself by His love and mercy.  Yeshua, King of Kings, is coming back and a Spirit filled generation will be looking and waiting ready for Him with lamps burning brightly and ready to enter into the wedding supper of the Son of God.

God is victorious over sin and death.  His central purpose is to redeem His creation and in doing so bring His children into the Glory He has prepared for them.  All this is accomplished by and in Messiah Yeshua.  Only from our vantage point of these last days and by the Spirit’s revelation can we see and know this.  David looked forward to Messiah and prophesied of Him.  “I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s children; for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me….They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.” (Ps. 69: 8-9, 21).  God saw David’s heart which was devoted to  God’s purposes.  “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” (Ps. 63: 1).  “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (Ps. 42: 1-2).

This will be the theme of the righteous generation – a heart cry to live in God’s presence, body, soul and Spirit.  The world may be full of distress, dread, fear and anxiety for what is coming upon the earth.  The man of lawlessness will appear bringing confusion, darkness, and deception, but light shines in the darkness and dispels it.  The victory belongs to the Lord, He is coming soon.  The end time revival will last a generation among the generation of the upright.  “Praise the Lord.  Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.  Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.  Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.  Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.  Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.” (Psalm 112: 1-5).

Lord, Yeshua, praise your holy name.  Let your will be done On earth and in your congregation.  We have been unworthy servants only doing our duty.  Forgive our unbelief and restore a right Spirit in us.  Let us return to you and forsake the ways of this world. We confess that we have not relied upon you nor believed your Word because we did not believe the love you proclaimed over us, even as we see your lovingkindness and mercy every day.  Lord, do not let us stay in the wilderness of our own making, but raise up a generation given wholly to You.

Soul vs Spirit Expression

img_1255Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?  No, but until then we see it in ourselves. Peter spoke the truth by revelation of the Spirit that Yeshua was Messiah.  A few moments later he spoke the words of the enemy, suggesting to Yeshua a will apart from God’s, even contrary to Yeshua’s central purpose.  Not until the impartation of the Holy Spirit, did the disciples begin to sense and move in the Spirit. It is true for all believers throughout history.

A well-spring bubbling up into eternal life has been opened for mankind.  The desperate, weak, and perishing come and drink of the water of life. They eat true bread and true drink, which is the body and blood of Messiah Yeshua.  They receive saving grace and are filled with Holy Spirit.  Of course, this Read More »

Your Hopes and Dreams

UnknownWe all have the desire to be happy.  The founders of this country knew this and acknowledged it in our founding documents saying, “… life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  They sought to protect these God-given rights.  When we think about tomorrow it is this pursuit that engages our minds in various and indirect ways.  We want the things that are associated with happiness with the expectation that happiness will be found therein.  We want someone to love and be loved.  We want a career, skill, trade, business, or livelihood that will provide some measure of financial provision and security.  We may want a family, children or at least see ourselves as being parents one day.  Generally, this Read More »

Note to Self

206300_f450When you seem confined, it may be that God has set you aside in order to love you and discipline you for His purposes.  This is true for prisoners, whom He loves so much that He has used the police and justice system to confine them in prison where they can be quiet, listen to Him alone, and rest from the forces that were destroying them body, soul, and spirit.

In confinement it is possible to become open to His voice.  There the tension and strife of self pursuit can release, relax, and be still.  Have you ever realized while just sitting there, that your every muscle was strained tight with tension, and for no reason, then only, do you really begin to relax the muscles that constant tension Read More »

Walk Worthy of Your Calling

Ephesians 4-1 Walk Worthy Of Your Calling.brownI often become distressed these days when I watch the news.  Few people in Government or in the media seem concerned for the good of America but rather only want to promote their own agendas.  Combined with the moral decay of our country I sometimes find myself becoming discouraged and even angry.   The Holy Spirit has convicted me that this is an entirely wrong reaction for a Christian.  The Word of God gives us the proper way for a Christian to conduct themselves.  “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one Read More »

Prophetic Intercession

images“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” (Rom. 8: 26-27).  This is describing the normal operation of the Holy Spirit in a believer who has faith for prayer, the operation of the Holy Spirit as defined in scripture and the prophetic gift as defined in scripture.  I include these qualifications because not everyone has faith to believe all scripture.  It does not hinder God in His saving work, nor does it limit the love God Read More »

Let’s Pitch

boys-playing-baseball-two-young-standing-field-catch-39002788I had a very good dream.  I was playing catch with my good friend.  We were both young, it was a fine sunny warm summer day, the grass was green and fresh. We were simply throwing a ball back and forth to each other.  This is great fun.  The simplicity of throwing and catching a ball thrown into the air allows ones mind to dream and float along with the ball until with a great sense of accomplishment, completion and satisfaction the catch is made.  There are no rules, just throw the ball and catch or retrieve it in order to throw it again.  Among boys you find a great variety of throwing and catching styles and techniques that are employed as they imagine being a great pitcher in the World Series, or running Read More »

The Practice of the Presence of God

UnknownI recently finished reading “The Practice of the Presence of God” by Brother Lawrence.  It was a tremendous blessing.  Bother Lawrence was a very devout Christian who lived in the 17th Century and spent most of his life in a monastery to totally devote himself to God.   This book is considered a Christian classic.

The following are some points he made in the book related to the Christian walk that I thought particularly significant:

1.  He established himself in a sense of God’s Presence by continually conversing with Him and not letting trifles and fooleries distract him.  Prayer was not just Read More »

Generations and Truth

adobestock_134795516-2I heard a public personality describing how the media was interested in what people under thirty years old thought.  If you were older, your interests, perspectives, beliefs, and thoughts were irrelevant.  Many people talk about “millenials” and their generational characteristics, distinguishing them from past generations and current established norms.  The TV show, “Survivor” set up a season that portrayed a battle of the generations, “Millenials vs. The X-Generation”.  The producers created a lot of drama and shock by selecting characters who would display the stereotypes of their respective generation, including a significant Read More »

I Will Never Leave You

notaloneWe all ask God for help.  Even people who are not Christians but believe in a supreme being or something more than this physical world will cry out for help in time of need. We all have encountered difficulties in this life and we have suffered injustice.  We live in a fallen world full of evil, selfishness, crime, war, hate, addiction, and much more that results in pain, sadness, hurt and consequences of our own wrong motives.  We are able to  forget and deal with much of the pain that comes our way by pushing it back until we forget or are faced with new challenges.

When we encounter the Lord, Yeshua, and accept that He is the way, the truth and the life we are faced with confessing our brokenness – our sin, and accepting Read More »

Find Rest Oh My Soul

802de68370f2622d1d5a0480b8fa4667“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.  Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.  Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.  Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie.  If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.  Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: ‘Power belongs to you, God, and Read More »

Worship God Alone

Revelation1024_2048x2048Worship is essential to the human being.  It is a central element in our purpose.  It is intertwined with our purpose and destiny to have relationship with Eternal Father God. He created us in His image as a three-part person to reign with Him in Yeshua Messiah through Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit).  This full mystery of God’s purposes are deep and beyond our complete comprehension, but worship is innate and prominent throughout human history.  Even ancient and current day pagans seek worship, but they worship what their senses and minds imagine.  They fashioned idols of wood, stone or metals, until today when their idols became humanistic, through false science and mysticism.  Of course, false religions Read More »

God’s Strategy

Unknown“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1: 13-14).

God is leading His people today.  The entire Congregation of believers around the world. He is positioning and leading to the Kingdom of His son Yeshua Messiah.  The world is also being lead in opposition to the Father, Yeshua, and the Holy Spirit by the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the Spirit who Read More »

Fund Raising

timelineimageIt is interesting to me that Yeshua never raised any money.  He never instructed his disciples to do so and although the Bible contains much instruction about dealing with money, it does not suggest that it is to be gathered up, even to accomplish a great purpose.  There was instruction by Paul to the churches to gather offerings to be sent to others in need, but this was, it seems to me, a specific offering to alleviate particular needs.  I’m not talking about giving, which seems to be the best use of money. The difference between giving money to others and raising funds is vast, perhaps opposite in meaning effect and intent.  Giving money is far from all the many coordinated, well designed, strategic, requests, efforts, gatherings, presentations, communications and begging that goes on by so many who have influence, a following, a dream, or Read More »

Sowing vs Planting

lessons-from-the-parables-the-parable-of-the-sower-and-seed.jpgThe ground is covered in a quarter-inch of ice with three inches of snow on top of that and it has me thinking of planting a crop.  The professional farmers have equipment that drills a hole, sets the seed, covers it with the proper amount of soil and disturbs just enough to allow for the seedling to easily emerge when the spring rains and warmth arrive.  The Lord of the Harvest uses a different technique for the harvest of human souls.  He scatters the seed. My pastor once referred to God as the “seed waster” with an endless supply scattering seed everywhere; on all soils, rocky, hard beaten down paths, thorny overgrown, as well as fertile. (Matt. 13: 4-23; Mark 4: 4-20; Luke 8: 5-15).  The seed Read More »

Your Sins Are Forgiven

The Ten LepersAll of us desire to be forgiven our sins, even the lost have a consciousness of sin.  Though we may have worked and tried to deny it, rationalize it, forget it, make up for it, or otherwise ignore it; at some point our conscience within convicts that evil behavior is wrong.  All people instinctively understand that murder is wrong except those who have seared their conscience and become so deluded and dark that they are in total denial. Also, there are many who have rationalized one way or another that their sins aren’t sins or that God forgives everyone, e.g. how could a loving God send anyone to Hell.  It goes without saying that rejecting God’s existence makes sin a mute issue.

The Bible teaches that everyone who believes on Yeshua, Messiah, will be forgiven and given eternal life in heaven with Him.  As we mature beyond this basic point of Read More »

The Believers Attire

Unknown“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God.  For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” (Isaiah 61:10).

I do delight greatly in the Lord.  My soul does rejoice in my God.  He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness.  The Lord, shepherd of the sheep, knows his own.  He knows our thoughts before we have them.  He can’t be tricked or trapped in anything he says or by what is said to him.  His thoughts are deep and beyond comprehension and He is filled with wisdom. He is able to divide between Spirit and Soul. The winds Read More »

At Church Today

1490886476337I was looking forward to going to church this Sunday. Church is good.  We got there on time, but the guest preacher ran over, so we waited as the prior service ended. The people came out, most with blank or sad faces on.  I thought they should have told this guy that running over might negate anything he could have possibly said or done.  We found a seat, then suffered through announcements.  Aren’t there enough advertisements on TV, billboards, and the radio that we could skip ads in church.  At one time announcements at church were prayer needs, so and so is sick, someone’s house burned, so and so were married, died, baptized, etc.  Then the leaders decided these items could be put on paper to let people know. However, theRead More »

God’s Sovereign Mercy

GettyImages-84740181-56f6a7855f9b582986673cd3Who restrains evil, evil men and spiritual forces of evil?  God restrains them all.  Why and how? Because He is concerned that they may harm His chosen people by their wickedness.  Yet, He also uses the wicked as instruments of His providence, consider Esther and Haman. Moreover, in His forbearing love, He sets limits on the evil, out of his great mercy by allowing them to reap a harvest of pain and suffering from the evil they sow, and desist therefrom.  In their ignorance Eastern religions have distorted this principle of sowing and reaping into karma, which suggests, falsely, that good and evil are in an equal struggle and if he tries man can do enough good Read More »

Father God’s Discipline

2015024018dis“And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son?  It says, ‘My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.’  Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?  If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.  Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it.  How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!  They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share Read More »

Fear and Trembling

Unknown“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Phil 2: 12-13.

We know salvation is of grace, the free gift of God, and not of works (Ephesians 2: 8-9).  So what does it mean to work out own salvation with fear and trembling?  The Greek verb rendered “work out” means “to continually work to bring something to fulfillment or completion.”  In Matthew 24: 11-13  we are told that “… many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.  But the one Read More »

Harvest of Souls

Unknown“I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.  Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, ‘Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.’  So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.” (Rev. 14: 14-16).  In this vision, the Son of man, who Yeshua most often referred to himself, had a sickle in his hand.  At the appointed time He swung it and harvested the earth.

Of what did the harvest consist?  Yeshua appointed seventy-two people Read More »


1001070045_univ_lsr_lgBrother Lawrence observed in worshipping God, “He requires no great matters of us: a little remembrance of Him from time to time; a little adoration; sometimes to pray for His grace, sometimes to offer Him your sufferings, and sometimes to return Him thanks for the favors He has given you, and still gives you, in the midst of your troubles, and to console yourself with Him the oftenest you can.”

What does he mean by, “…offering Him our sufferings…”?

The Lord said, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and Read More »

Relationship with the Eternal

8befcc085953890a5349efb70aed16ad--brother-lawrence-vanities“God, says He, has infinite treasure to bestow, and we take up with a little sensible devotion, which passes in a moment.  Blind as we are, we hinder God and stop the current of His graces.  But when He finds a soul penetrated with a lively faith, He pours into it graces and favors plentifully; there they flow like a torrent which, after being forcibly stopped against its ordinary course, when it has found a passage, spreads itself with impetuosity and abundance.”  This is from “The Practice of the Presence of God”, by Brother Lawrence.  This was written in 1666, so the Catholic church was essentially the only church in most places, and it is not Catholic in any sense of doctrine.  In fact, you may find it to be the true essence of charisma.  Pardon one aside, but it shows how poorly educated we are almost 400 years later.  Impetuosity Read More »

What Shall We Do?

16d75e91406c01ee228f382ed323a303--watch-kingGod’s people are attacked, oppressed, threatened, accused, slandered, mistreated and harassed by the enemy of our souls.  We are well acquainted with our weaknesses.  We seek and desire innocence, peace, truth, quiet gentleness, humility and unselfishness.  We are not practiced in the ways of the world – craftiness, manipulation and deception.  However, we are in a battle, a Spiritual battle, for the souls of our friends and families. We are not unacquainted with the enemy who seeks to kill, steal, and destroy.  There is no possibility of a negotiated peace, this battle is to be won, and our King Yeshua Messiah has already guaranteed Read More »