Youthfulness

My wife’s parents were always full of youthfulness. It was one of the things I most appreciated about them and it seemed they mutually shared and valued this mindset. It is a way of thinking that affects your perspective and actions. They valued babies and children and were attracted to anything that involved them. Babies […]

Spiritual Warmup

I’m preparing for a new breakthrough in Spirit led prayer. Since the natural comes before the spiritual, (1 Cor. 15:46), some natural warm up might be appropriate. We might greet, then stretch, move about, brief minor calisthenics of the body, work out any stiffness, get flexible, prepare for action. Then, for stretching of the mind […]

What If…Love

I find that one’s spouse can sometimes be their greatest critic. They live together and are as familiar as possible, which recalls the adage, “Familiarity breeds contempt”. However, we are talking about those in the union of Holy Matrimony, where contempt should not be tolerated, especially from anything so innocuous as familiarity. One respected author […]

Proof of God Denied

In Acts chapters 3 and 4, we are presented with a complete demonstration of the power of God in the new covenant age – the power of the name, Yeshua Messiah. Peter and John commanded healing to a man born lame, who was now over forty years old. This miracle of healing was beyond dispute […]

Prayer Debriefing 6

Lord, Yeshua, you are sending your message to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Draw them with cords of your love and set them free from the enemy’s lying deception. Open blind eyes and plant your seed of faith – let faith arise. Welcome all who are burdened and weary, Yeshua will give you […]

Fear of Death

Death awaits us all, but we relish life and focus on its blessings. The Earth is synonymous, filled with stunning beauty and renewal each day. However, it will one day be destroyed by fire and with age it is diminishing in splendor. Some people want to blame mankind instead of science’s fourth law of thermodynamics. […]

Sustained Prayer

Paul encouraged continual prayer. (1 Thess. 5:17) Some seem to think if we ask something from God and He doesn’t answer promptly, it must not have been His will and they cease praying. James observed, “Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did […]

Worrying, Fretting, Angry

Regarding the most recent multi-trillion dollar spending bill to stop global warming, Nancy Pelosi said, “For me, it’s a religious thing. I believe this is God’s creation, and we have a moral obligation to be good stewards. If you don’t share that view, you must share the view that we have an obligation to future […]

God Unlimited

I remember the first time I really grasped how different people can be – I was almost forty. At work we took the Myers-Briggs personality test; one of the questions asked, “Do you prefer when tasks are completed or still in process?” I read the question again, thinking I missed something, then commented, “No one […]

Love and Forgiveness

Can love be measured, if so, how? We all want and need love, but where can it be found and how can it be obtained? Some try to secure love in their own efforts, but ultimately find it snatched away in despair. Songs of lost love and broken hearts seem to never leave the music […]

Eschatology

This a theological term referring to matters concerned with the end of the world or of humankind. The Bible has much prophecy, as God frequently told people what would happen in advance. He did this as warning, judgment, direction, and confirmation of His truth. People react very differently to God’s prophetic message. Some give heed, […]

Judicial Systems

Acts chapters 24 through 26 have an interesting portrait of judicial systems that existed in the First Century Roman empire. The gist of the litigation is that Jewish leadership brought charges against Paul as they had successfully done against Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name). The charges against Paul were that he should be executed, because, “We […]

Prayer Debriefing 5

For each follower of this blog we are praying. Our prayer is that you will not be discouraged in trials or when you stumble, but you will confess and plunge under the ever flowing fountain of God’s mercy and grace through the Blood of Yeshua. Knowing you will be whiter than snow, hearing joy and […]

A Shocking Encounter

I’m standing there in rags, covered in dirt and muck from head to toe. This is of my own doing, I was tricked and abused, but only I’m to blame. My hands hang down, I can hardly lift my head, my eyesight is blurred and my mouth feels as though it is full of gravel […]

Hope For The Future

I heard an interesting fact about Martin Luther, from his writings, he clearly thought the end of the world was imminent. We might speculate on what persuaded him, for example, the apostate church or the black plague, evil nations, or merely the carryover of a similar urgency that began in the first century. I believe […]

Freedom From Curses

Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) did not conform to this world’s prejudice, biases, nor curses this world and weak broken people use with arrogance and contempt. Yeshua was filled with love and humility; He embraced people and shared truth even with those who meant Him harm. God’s love is greater than this world has ever known, […]

One God Triune

We were casually referencing God and my nine year old granddaughter said, “Jesus said, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” I asked her where this was in the Bible and she said, “John 14:6”. This is because her mother teaches her and […]

Your Witness

My cousin relayed an encounter regarding his tomato patch and Gravley tiller. “When he saw that Gravley work and said, ‘I want one of those’, and tried to buy mine.” People can recognize what’s good when they see it. We can taste it, like honey; hear it in beautiful music, see it in a scenic […]

Your Greatest Gifts

God made you before you were born. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, […]

Generational Issues

The Bible talks about generations because people live a brief time on this earth, then pass into eternity. Celestial beings appear to be immortal, but Satan and his demons have already been judged and will be thrown into the lake of Hell fire, the second death for men who join the enemy. The beautiful purposes […]

Feelings Are Near The Ground

In life we encounter storms, times of sorrow and loss. Job said in worship, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” (Job 1:21) These are deep words and true, though we know in […]

Near to god

I don’t feel God is close, I can’t see, touch, smell, hear, or taste Him, as He is not physical or subject to my senses. However, God’s word tells me He is near, via Holy Spirit. I believe the Word and I have sensed in my Spirit his closeness on many occasions, even ecstatically. In […]

Saving Lives

I miss the 1970’s, (small parts of it), when we called each other, “Man”. “Hey, Man wants going on.” “Look out, man.” “Man, that’s wild.” It’s funny and passe now, but it was first coined by Yeshua. (Luke 12:14) Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) is the greatest life saving person whoever lived. He made a preserving […]

opposition to god

The Church of Satan came out against Texas’ law restricting abortion and in favor of abortion. God, the author of life, is opposed by the Satan who is for stealing, killing, and destroying. Satanic forces mark the end of a range of those opposed to God and His perfect, loving, will. Somewhere less pronounced, but […]