Ascribe to the Lord

This morning I was a little tired and distraught by a night of frustrating dreams. As I started the day, my mind turned to my duty and my desire, which seemed alike - how can I love others today. With uncertainty about how this was to be achieved came more questions regarding my capability and… Continue reading Ascribe to the Lord

Deception and Enlightenment

Where did we get this idea that God does not, nor will not, work within and upon His creation of which we are a part? Our physical senses are our primary connection to the world around us, but they are limited to the physical while God is Spirit. The interaction of God in this world… Continue reading Deception and Enlightenment

The Power of Chance

Everyone seems to agree that in chance there is hidden great power. The theory of evolution is based on chance events that happen randomly over millions of years. This theory is now generally accepted as fact and forms a basis for the origin of species. I was watching a nature show recently that cited certain… Continue reading The Power of Chance

Three Cups of Deceipt

I've read some books and watched some movies lately that got me thinking about worldly perspectives. The book "Three Cups of Deceit", by Jon Krakauer, is an interesting book about the founder of Central Asia Institute which was organized to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The founder fabricated lies and fake events to concoct… Continue reading Three Cups of Deceipt

Times in This Age

What is God about during our time? He is bringing salvation to many, perhaps multitudes. Today is the day of salvation, and it began, perhaps with the coming of spiritual Elijah, John the Baptist, the forerunner of Messiah Yeshua. His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, "Praise be to the Lord,… Continue reading Times in This Age

A Modern World’s Snare

Has this modern world in which we live failed us? Have we missed out on the processes that enable growth in virtue and wisdom? Have the baits of this modern society left us unsatisfied and longing for the substantial, the experience through which depth of meaning are found? The modern world is not just American,… Continue reading A Modern World’s Snare

God’s Way – Led by the Spirit

I've observed some things that disturbed me, things in the church that are based in worldly thinking and the good intentions of men.  Who can discern the way in which the Spirit of God leads? When God led the people of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, Moses was God's messenger, spokesman, and servant. However, it… Continue reading God’s Way – Led by the Spirit

Enter the Narrow Way

A profound spiritual experience seems necessary for one to engage the pathway of truth. Yeshua described it as being born again, which is certainly a profound personal spiritual experience. It happened to Zacchaeus when Yeshua called him out and offered to eat at his house. Having the Son of God accept you, particularly when society… Continue reading Enter the Narrow Way

A Three Faceted Blessing

What amazing grace and love believers have received, to be called Children of God. (1 John 3:1). It is a theme of our praise to God. I remember years ago someone came up with a bumper sticker that said, "Found it", meaning that he found eternal Life in Yeshua Messiah, perhaps referring to Matt. 13:44-46… Continue reading A Three Faceted Blessing

Spiritual Israel and God’s Promise

"Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called 'uncircumcised' by those who call themselves 'the circumcision' (which is done in the body by human hands)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and… Continue reading Spiritual Israel and God’s Promise

The Dominion of Darkness

I've been thinking of what could be done to quiet the liars who fill our airways today.  Darkness is the domain of evil, injustice, wickedness, lies, theft, murder, assault, immorality, avarice, malice, hate, tyranny, bondage, oppression, rage, lust and greed.  "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness… Continue reading The Dominion of Darkness

The Gospel of John

There is a movie with this title by The Visual Bible International.  It is outstanding and I watch it again and again.  The words and events depicted are a faithful representation of the book of John in the bible.  The story of Yeshua talking with the Samaritan women at the well is superb, the visual… Continue reading The Gospel of John

Joseph and Yeshua Sons of Israel

Joseph is one of my favorite Bible persons, not because I relate with him, but because he is an archetype of Yeshua.  Joseph was loved by his father and was given a multi-colored coat.  Joseph had communication with God and was able to interpret God's messages to others - He heard and understood God.  Yeshua… Continue reading Joseph and Yeshua Sons of Israel

Seeing People In Truth

My parents were each raised on the farm during the great depression.  Consequently, they shared many customs and perspectives. One was "Decoration Day", where everyone went to the family grave yard and set out flowers by the ancestors headstones. It was how they observed Memorial Day.  So, this Memorial day weekend, we did the same… Continue reading Seeing People In Truth

From Start To Finish

During man's first thousand years or so mankind honed his wickedness, a turning point began when he decided to build a tower to heaven.  God saw this and out of His great mercy He confused the language of men and separated them across the face of the earth. Over the next  several thousand years kingdoms… Continue reading From Start To Finish

Realizations of Truth

You are not good and you cannot be good in any significant and material degree or in any way that actually matters at all. You cannot do anything that is good, your good intentions and efforts to do good deeds are insignificant; you can however, forgive those who hurt you and mistreat you, and you… Continue reading Realizations of Truth

What I Need and Need Not

Sometimes we reach a point where a repurposing of all things not surrendered to God the Father, is necessary. (Rom.12:2). Yeshua described it..."If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" (Matt. 6:23).  If there is to be any encouragement, any love and peace, any satisfaction and rest; then it must… Continue reading What I Need and Need Not

Things Hidden and Revealed

There are some things that are to be hidden and others that are to be shown to others. "Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before… Continue reading Things Hidden and Revealed

Seek His Face

"Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." (1 Chronicles: 16:11). "For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face." (Ps 11:7).  "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us." (Ps. 67:1). The blessing and favor of God is His… Continue reading Seek His Face

Yeshua’s Mission In A Few Words

  To describe completely all that Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus Hebrew name) accomplished, did, was, and is would take more books than the whole world could contain. (John 21:25).  However, Isaiah offers a very encouraging description of it in a few verses;  "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed… Continue reading Yeshua’s Mission In A Few Words

Be Devoted To Prayer

  Be devoted to prayer is the exhortation in Colossians 4:2.  You will find this a very simple thing do to as you walk and live in the leading of the Holy Spirit.  As with many things Spiritual, we have believed lies that it was either a concentrating strained effort or else a drudgery. On… Continue reading Be Devoted To Prayer