Heaven’s Superstars

I've watched many people in the music industry and it is interesting to see how some went on to great commercial success, while others remain largely unknown, even though they had more natural talent and ability.  I've heard it said about actors as well, that commercial success depends more on a chance meeting or fortunate… Continue reading Heaven’s Superstars

The Sensitivity of the Spirit

This is the title of a book by R. T. Kendall, including, "Learning to Stay in the Flow of God's Direction."  The Holy Spirit is my fascination, He captivates and seldom leaves my consideration, perspective, and longing.  I believe the Holy Spirit is active in the congregation of Believers on earth ever since Yeshua ascended… Continue reading The Sensitivity of the Spirit

Helping God Get It Done

If this were possible, has it actually been attempted?  In the Bible there are several examples: ▪ Sarah gave her servant to Abraham has a means of fulfilling God's promise that he would have descendants. (Gen 16: 1-4). ▪ Moses killed an abusive Egyptian when he joined his Hebrew people's struggle for freedom considering his… Continue reading Helping God Get It Done

The Greatest Whine

I saw a little of a TV show regarding Hank Aaron, baseball's career home run record holder until Barry Bonds passed his total in 2007.  It was describing Aaron's team, the Atlanta Braves, during the period as he was closing in on the record of 714 homeruns long held by Babe Ruth. Images of a… Continue reading The Greatest Whine

Healing By Faith

"Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon.  Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.  So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her.  She got up at once and began to wait on them." (Luke 4: 38-39).  Who… Continue reading Healing By Faith

God’s Prophets

Many are named in the Bible.  The greatest among men was John, the Baptist, perhaps because he best prepared the people for Yeshua's appearance and was closest to Him.  Anything which is more closely related to Yeshua is greater than other things, because Yeshua is supreme over all creation. (Col. 1: 18).  You could invent… Continue reading God’s Prophets

Intercession and Forgiveness

We have a great privilege to be intercessors for others.  To Intercede means to make petition in behalf of another.  We see the prophet Daniel making intercession in prayer, "While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for… Continue reading Intercession and Forgiveness

Perfect Infinite Love

We know love from our beginning as infants, without it we die.  The Soviets discovered this when they withheld critically significant physical contact from babies in State orphanages.  The babies were fed, kept clean and warm, but they were not held and cuddled in a mothers arms, so they died in mass.  We grow in… Continue reading Perfect Infinite Love

More of Yeshua

As much as we know of and about Yeshua's life and message, Believers yearn to know more of Him.  This is the power and mission of the Holy Spirit to reveal Yeshua in Spiritual dimensions.  That's what we have with our family and close friends, a spiritual connection across generations, forged from shared life experiences,… Continue reading More of Yeshua

God’s Test and Ours

Steel is formulated from iron and carbon in a process with extreme heat to produce properties of hardness and strength. When it is tempered it will bend without breaking.  It is tested to ensure that the process has achieved it's purpose.  We are God's handiwork according to His design and Sovereign will.  The processes used… Continue reading God’s Test and Ours

Complete Ruin Total Depravity

I had a conversation with my friend who was telling me about his neighbor that was caught up in the liberal socialism of today's radical politicians and media.  He expressed wonder at how this man could promote such radical impossible ideas. I listened, then suggested he ask his neighbor whether he considered himself to be… Continue reading Complete Ruin Total Depravity

Stress of Distress

Stress is pressure, heavy concern, the weight of responsibility, duty or circumstances.  As it builds there can be a corresponding breakdown reflected in a weak area of ourselves, body, soul, and spirit.  When it hits our body we take specific notice. Scripture gives many illustrations, this one was appropriately met.  "David's two wives had been… Continue reading Stress of Distress

People Who Love Yeshua

Mary, His mother, had a faith that was deep, such that, she said very little.  Consider her at the wedding feast were she said to Yeshua, "They have no more wine."  To the servants she said, "Do whatever he tells you." (John 2: 3, 5). John, the Baptist, was Yeshua's relative, and His love is… Continue reading People Who Love Yeshua

Human Construction

We humans are made in the image of God, meaning we have an appearance of Him.  The similarity may be in our triune existence of spirit, soul, and body, as God is Father, Son, and Spirit.  I believe this is true and it separates us from the other creatures on the planet in so many… Continue reading Human Construction

The Sovereignty of God

"It would be foolish for us to expect that this work will meet with general approval.  The trend of modern theology - if theology it can be called - is ever toward the Deification of the creature rather than the glorification of the Creator, and the leaven of present-day Rationalism is rapidly permeating the whole… Continue reading The Sovereignty of God

Fatherhood

In the 1950's there was a TV show entitled, "Father Knows Best".  It was about a family who's children encountered various trials in their path toward adulthood and how this father was able to guide, advise, nurture, and/or assist his children on their journey.  It is a show about family values from the perspective of… Continue reading Fatherhood

Fatherhood Interview

The following is an interview of the editor on the subject of fatherhood.:          Question: This is a topic contrary to political correctness, some might say that it is irrelevant in today's society which champions all things feminine, single parenthood, gay parenting, and generally ignores the role of fathers.  Yet, statistics stands… Continue reading Fatherhood Interview

Mind Your Own Business

I was an adolescent when I was listening to my Mother and Father commending a practice seen in our friend and pastor. They agreed that he never spoke about a third party and this way avoided gossip, inappropriate disclosure, and presumption.  Somehow, hearing that conversation impacted me deeply, so I decided to implement this practice.… Continue reading Mind Your Own Business

Disappointment

This is the most crushing weight of emotion, to be let down, frustrated from things that seem vital.  It could be an appointment or a promise or an event associated with much preparation or anticipation.  There is quite a lot of it about in life.  Regarding property, we take measures to avoid it with warranties… Continue reading Disappointment

Branding

This is a hot topic in the business world where companies spend millions developing or buying a brand.  Brand loyalty waxes and wains like the moon, but there still is a significant number of people who trust brands such that their loyalty generates sales.  Even the most skeptical people can name a product brand in… Continue reading Branding

The Story you Can’t Put Down

It starts with a hook that catches your attention and plants some interest.  It's a fast story that starts without any but the necessary elements, and the background is added along the way, unfolding like the scenery from a train window. Understanding of the characters is explained by their behavior and interactions more than directly,… Continue reading The Story you Can’t Put Down

The Beauty of the Lord

Songs are sung about the beauty of those we love.  It is natural and appropriate, but it is mysterious and not connected with the qualities of one's appearance, such as the symmetry of their features, the coloring or quality of their skin, hair or eyes.  Yes, these things do generally give a person appeal, particularly… Continue reading The Beauty of the Lord

Labor in the Lord

My daughter-in-laws father, who is now retired, was sharing about his work and the confrontations that were regularly a part of it.  He recalled a meeting with government officials on behalf of his client where the statutes governing property use, improvement, and modification were at issue.  In this instance the flood plane was involved, but… Continue reading Labor in the Lord

Respect

I ran across a few articles on how women can unintentionally disrespect their husbands.  It's important to everyone, butmen interpret respect as love, which has broader implications.  The first article was very clearly based on scripture, the second made no reference to scripture or its underlying principles.  Both had lists of actions that demonstrate or… Continue reading Respect

Federalism

The following is an interview with the Editor on the subject of Federalism: Question - I don't think it is taught or generally known that our "Federal" government refers to a unity or federation of independent sovereign states.  The tenth amendment to the Constitution provides, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the… Continue reading Federalism