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… Continue reading God’s Glory

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,… Continue reading The Spirit is in You

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… Continue reading Two Crises (CRY-seez)

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… Continue reading As A Child

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… Continue reading Is This Between Me and God?

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

Taking Thoughts Captive

"Do not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty… Continue reading Taking Thoughts Captive

Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

“So the Lord said, 'If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.' " Luke 17:6. “So Jesus said to them, 'Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if… Continue reading Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

Prayer Group

I've been in many prayer groups, most were great.  We had a small one at work that did exploits in the Spirit among people, organizations, crossing boundaries.  The one most unusual was with a group of women, who allowed me to join them, (I had secured my wife's concurrence and she knew them all).  This… Continue reading Prayer Group

Prayer Reminder

The scriptures remind us to pray, even to do so continually. (1 Thess. 5:17).  I trust you to implement 'continually' as you best discern, but I want to remind you of an equally, perhaps more important necessity, which is to pray with faith.  My boots were worn out, so I started wearing my hikers to… Continue reading Prayer Reminder

God’s Gifts to Man

There is a lot written about identifying one's spiritual gifts.  Much of it centers around a description of the various gifts recorded in scripture. This is good and even so, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty on the subject, principally regarding application.  Everything that pertains to God and scripture must be understood, experienced, and… Continue reading God’s Gifts to Man

The Gift of Faith

"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit..." I Corinthians 12:7-9. The gift of faith mentioned here as… Continue reading The Gift of Faith

Two Responses to Yeshua

"Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed.  'Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?' they asked.  'Isn't this the carpenter's son?  Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?  Aren't all his sisters with us?  Where… Continue reading Two Responses to Yeshua

Glorify God in Your Trials

We all sometimes wonder why God allows trials to come into the lives of Christians such as death of loved ones, poor health, loss of jobs or positions, or unhappy family situations.  We understand that we are just passing through this life and Heaven is our ultimate destination but why cannot this life be at… Continue reading Glorify God in Your Trials

Christian Generosity

We watched a portion of a TV travel show about flying over southern Italy.  It was very beautiful and the ancient ruins were visible in great detail from the areal perspective.  As they flew over Rome the great Roman Catholic cathedral of Saint Peter was pointed out as the seat of Catholic religion.  I thought,… Continue reading Christian Generosity

The Just Shall Live By Faith

In Zephaniah 1:12 a pronouncement is given upon those who are settled in complacency, who say in their heart, "The Lord will not do good, nor will he do evil". This is an appropriate scripture for today as people, even those who believe in God, become complacent looking at and caught up in the world… Continue reading The Just Shall Live By Faith

A Friend and God’s Faithfulness

I have a long time friend, who is as good a friend as one could ever want.  We were hired at the same time by the same organization. We went through divisional training together and worked together several times through the years. Early on in our respective careers, I noticed that my friend had a… Continue reading A Friend and God’s Faithfulness

Keep The Faith

From my youth I knew God, having a child's faith that there was a God in heaven who had made the world and everything in it.  From that time God has drawn me closer to him and given me more revelation of Him, mostly through His word, the Bible, but all proceeding from His Holy… Continue reading Keep The Faith

In the Small Things

Does God care about the small things that we deal with in this life.  By small, I don't mean insignificant or material necessities of living; He promises to give us food and clothing, things we need.  No, I'm referring to small decisions regarding matters that affect us and the others around us, over which we… Continue reading In the Small Things

Atheist And Proud Of It, But Why

This is a partial list of celebrities who are purportedly atheist by News N Buzz website and comments attributed to each.  It is likely profitable to be atheist in Hollywood, so as to the true heart-felt beliefs of these folks, it is hard to say, and since they are alive, they may yet come to… Continue reading Atheist And Proud Of It, But Why

A Word of Encouragement

You can have greater faith now.  Hear, think, remember, read, meditate, pray, seek, ask, inquire about Messiah Yeshua, and as you do listen, faith will rise.  Everywhere God is blessing His people, even those who are just turning to Him, those who are weighed down by the cares of this world, the brokenhearted, those in… Continue reading A Word of Encouragement

Feelings vs Mental Assent

These  are two aspects of faith and they offer much to debate and divide those who favor a particular view.  In revival we see each in operation, but mental assent is much more difficult to observe than the emotions and associated feelings which flood out in all sorts of expression.  Is a particular revival event… Continue reading Feelings vs Mental Assent