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 […]

Franco

“Franco” by Stanley Payne and Jesus Palacios is a biography of Francisco Franco the dictator of Spain from 1939 to 1975. Although a right-wing dictator who supported Hitler in his war against Communism, Franco survived World War II in power and, after a long reign, bequeathed Spain an increasingly prosperous society that would transform into […]

Borg vs. McEnroe

This is a 2017 film about tennis, rated 6.9 on IMDB, but if you have any interest in sports you would rate it much higher. It is a very well told and interesting story of these two apparent opposites. I played tennis in high school and was the number one player on our team. Our […]

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 […]

Complete Surrender

In order to get right with God, we must submit everything to Him. God knows specifically the things we wish to keep for ourselves and confronts us about it. The rich young ruler had been diligent following the laws, but was conflicted when Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name), asked him to give away his wealth and […]

Prayer Debriefing 4

Lord, help us stand firm for our loved ones, even when there is a gulf between us of offense, hurt, failure, disappointment, or misunderstanding. Give us your compassion and humility so we will not give up and continue with faith that you can do all things. Restore and redeem us, so the enemy will be […]

Avoid Disqualification

“Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. […]

Pass Time or Spirit Time

We like to play games, they engage our minds with possibilities that are constrained by rules. These can become addictive or habit forming as an escape from inactivity or boredom. I was thinking about scripture and whether it could become a solution to the lure of phone games. It may be misguided to turn scripture […]

Testimony Unto Death

We watched a movie, “Tortured for Christ”, by Voice of the Martyrs about Richard Wurmbrand. He was a Lutheran minister when the Soviet Communists invaded and took over Romania. It tells how most church leaders submitted to Communists and denied their faith in Christ. Communism is atheistic and persecutes Believers. Mr. Wurmbrand maintained his stand […]

our heart a spirit house

“And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” (Eph. 2:22 Many years ago a tract, (a short message printed to hand-out) was written by Robert Munger, entitled, “My Heart Christ’s Home”. It is an allegory where Christ enters the heart home of the […]

UnCut Diamonds

I like movies about underdogs, nobodies, social rejects, misfits, poor people, who are truly gifted with hidden inner quality and virtue that emerges and triumphs over vanity, fashion, bullying, stupidity, clicks, meanness, selfishness, arrogance, scheming, and greed. I can endure poor scenery, trivial dialog, weak acting and a dull story, if there is a good […]

Stoic Intellectual

I want to speak with those who are averse to feelings, having lived by suppressing their own emotions. Many of us were taught indirectly, yet clearly, that emotionalism is bad or at least a display of weakness. Moreover, boys were taught never to cry, as this was something a girl does, and we wanted to […]

pagans in america

A Pagan is one who has little or no religion and who delights in sensual pleasures and material goods : an irreligious or hedonistic person. This may be a growing group, but it may be disguised by some who prefer to consider themselves humanists, agnostic or atheist. A lot of these people could have some […]

Insanely simple

Insanely Simple is a book written by Ken Segall on the obsessive simplicity of Apple Corporation. It makes the case that one of the keys of Apple’s success is its drive to simplify its products and processes and not let complexity creep in. This was a principle Steve Jobs believed in strongly and insisted his […]

Angels and mankind

There is a song which says, “Jesus, King of Angels”. I’ve thought more than once, “Jesus is the King of Man, not of angels”. Of course, He is king of everything which includes Angels too. Angels are an interesting topic of many books. Scripture says, “Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will […]

Magazine Issue 6

Church History and Israel Church history is marked by departures and restorations to Yeshua, its King and betrothed husband. I believe it mirrors the history of Israel, under the Kings. It started well under Saul with great victories, then fell into darkness, through Saul’s severe disobedience, until David became king and brought restoration. Yet, even […]

The Successful Coup

One thing to remember about those who perpetrated the successful take over of America is their lack of substance. By that, I mean the nature of their deeds, actions, methods and critical beliefs. Perhaps the best illustration is their secrecy, as they keep hidden from public identification. We don’t know who they actually are, assuming […]

Baby boomer generation

I was reading a young political commentator who stated that the problems we face are due to the baby boomer generation. This disturbed me, not because I’m a baby boomer, but because there is some truth in the observation. The majority of powerful politicians are Baby Boomers and most super wealthy multibillionaires are Baby Boomers. […]

Put on christ

“But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that […]