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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Following the Spirit’s Lead

The Spirit does not explain all things pertaining to His direction. If we presume or demand background knowledge in order to understand the scope or requirements of the Spirit’s appointment we have made a terrible mistake. As independent Americans we think it’s reasonable to have knowledge and explanations of our assignments before we begin. In […]

Unity With whom

It is good to be aware of to who various scriptures refer. For example, Paul spends a considerable time discussing Israel in the book of Romans. As part of that discussion we see that Believers from the nations have not replaced Israel as to God’s promises and blessings, but have been grafted in and are […]

God In The Natural

The universe was made by God, by His design, through His spoken word, and He said it is good. We see God in Creation as it reflects His glory. (Ps. 19:1) Who has not looked at the majesty of the sky filled with clouds by day or stars by night and not marveled in wonder? […]

More Faith and spirit rule

I’m hungry for more of God’s presence and leading. The disciples occasionally opined upon Yeshua’s (Jesus’ Hebrew Name) direction or action and they were rebuked and/or found to be wrong. “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ He replied, ‘If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to […]

Beginning To Believe

We talk about faith, believing, accepting, relying upon what we know to be true. There are degrees with these words, but in their pure full meaning, convictions and commitments emerge. Then, we are changed from bystanders, students, apprentices and enthusiasts to something much more. It is the difference that Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) talked about […]

God’s Way

I once heard a minister who taught that God responds to prayer, which is scriptural. However, he extended it much further, such that we have been granted great authority through prayer to change the world or refuse to pray and allow the enemy to prevail. I don’t want to get into an argument about doctrine […]

God in the Small Things

We needed to pour some concrete, quite a bit of it. We found a concrete contractor who began in a few days. I thought it good business to pay as we went and he was willing for me to pay the supplier directly for the cement. I assumed I could pay by check, but as […]

Enter Into His Rest

“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.” Hebrews 4:9-11 Once we are saved, through […]

A Return to Prayer and Faith

There are two aspects of the Kingdom of God that are critical for the Congregation of Believers today.  The first is a restoration of the practice of prayer and intercession. It is necessary for every follower of Yeshua to become an active member of God’s army of prayer warriors. (Eph. 6: 18) Some will find they […]

Your Prayer Ministry

Any Believer can serve God and his fellow man through prayer ministry. This ministry is fully in the service of God and provided for in scripture. Moreover, the anointing of the Holy Spirit is provided to those with faith. All things pertaining to God require faith. There is no requirement that others participate together, but […]

Conversations on the Trail

My Son, his two daughters and I, went on a backpacking hike over the weekend. My ten year old granddaughter and I were discussing our salvation experiences and I mentioned that after I was baptized as a child, I was not taught about the Holy Spirit in our church. My granddaughter interrupted asking, “How is […]

Reason Supporting Faith

I have observed often that mental reasoning and a reliance thereon can thwart our response in faith. The entire Humanist religion is founded in reason over faith. Even flimsy ideas like evolution must be continually propped up with twisted reason as new scientific evidence and observations add to the collective error of this theory opposed […]

Times of Refreshing

You can call on the Lord Yeshua now, nothing can stop you or separate you from God’s love in Yeshua Messiah. (Rom. 8:38-39). Exalt Him above all; in surrender cast yourself into His hands. Accept everything He is giving, say, Yes, to Him and receive His love which is poured into your heart. (Rom. 5:5). […]

With Faith

My grandson told me that he had to make a Medieval shield in an upcoming school assignment. He could draw one on poster board and cut it out or if he could make one out of wood or metal he would earn creativity points that were up to fifty percent of the grade. He asked, […]

God’s Glory

The Psalms contain a good reflection of the glory of God, but so does every book in the Bible. Still, can those living in darkness recognize His glory? Is faith necessary to perceive such glory? The heavens declare the glory of God and the creation bares witness to Him. However, truth can be denied as […]

The Spirit is in You

As a disciple of Yeshua, Believers do what He did. (John 14: 12; Rom. 8: 29; 2 Cor. 3: 18). The same Holy Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on every born again Believer as it was on Yeshua. Many reservations, qualifications, exceptions, distinctions and excuses come into my mind even as I write this, […]

Two Crises (CRY-seez)

       Amy was still unmarried, but had recently delivered a healthy baby. She was now in the midst of continual fits of anguish with loud uncontrollable crying jags. I sought further facts on the premise of knowing how to pray for her and gathering an explanation. She was understandably distraught with regret for the passions […]

As A Child

We were keeping our three granddaughters, the youngest is almost three, and we sat down to eat. I asked who would like to say the blessing? The older sisters said, “Hailey can pray.” I said, “Ok”, and she began to pray. My hearing is weakening and Hailey is not the clearest speaker, so I had […]

Is This Between Me and God?

In certain of life’s situations we may ask this question?  It is likely a good question to ask, even before we become desparate or disappointed?  During Gideon’s days Israel was under extreme oppression from rival nations.  An angel appeared to Gideon saying, ” ‘Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s […]

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 […]