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 […]

A Passion For God

“A Passion For God” by Lyle Dorsett is a biography of A. W. Tozer. Tozer, a Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor, is probably best know for writing the classic book “The Pursuit of God” calling Christians to a more closer intimacy with God. Tozer was born in Western Pennsylvania in poverty and moved to Akron, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bound By the spirit

“And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me. But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I […]

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? […]

Cleansing the Temple

There is certainly a Temple of God on earth; it is not made of brick and stone, but human hearts. (1 Cor. 16:9) It is within the Congregation of Believers and it requires restoration and cleansing, collectively and individually. What sort of cleaning is necessary? How can this happen? Who is great enough to proclaim […]

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 […]

Unseen Power

I was in Church leadership, what alarmed me most were fellow leaders who exhibited self-will, by which, I mean reaching out to take independent action and decisions without a requisite surrender, inquiring, waiting and hearing from God. You may ask, “What about your own self-will?” That’s a fair question and I’m certainly not above such […]

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 […]

Blog Prayer Debriefing Issue 1

This month we hit the ground running with prayers of spiritual warfare for victory over demonic attacks, oppression, and footholds. It surprised me, considering you are Believers strong in faith and the Word, but the enemy is not concerned with those in his prisons, but rather with the saints who are tearing them down. So, […]

Prayer Service Followup

In our post, “Spiritual Service”, I announced and outlined an ongoing prayer initiative. Very briefly I explained how important prayer and you, the followers of this blog, are in the Kingdom of God. Principally we are praying for you, but scripture teaches we all are part of a Royal Priesthood.(1 Pet. 2:5, 9) My vision […]

Spiritual Service

When I consider a lifetime of Spiritual exercise what stands out is prayer, intercession, and supplication. As a child some of my earliest memories are prayer conversations with God. That conversation never stopped, but it changed and grew in faith and knowledge. Anything that was accomplished was God’s grace and was effected in conjunction with […]

A Dire Emergency

In this situation everyone is tested and I can’t say how I might respond, but the Word and Spirit give insight into a distinction between the natural and Spiritual. The actions of the Spirit are not subject to reason or natural responses. We’ve witnessed this from hero’s who consistently affirm no credit for their deeds. […]

The Greatest Mystery

There are many mysteries in this world. There are wonders in the world that hold secrets of their ancient construction. The mystery of the world’s shape was hidden until Magellan proved it in 1522, though Pythagoras asserted it in 500 BC. Many of the wonders of the ancient world were related to pagan gods and […]

The Wilderness Generation

God wanted Israel to possess the land He promised Abraham. In Egypt they had fallen into slavery, it didn’t happen overnight, but Egyptian rulers arose that had no knowledge of their past or Joseph and Egypt was not their homeland. In spite of God’s miraculous deliverance of Israel from Egypt, they doubted and sent spies […]

Heart of Peace

“Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” (Psalm 25:17)  A troubled heart is not from the Lord, but from the world and our fallen human nature. We should guard our hearts because everything we do proceeds from it. (Proverbs 4:23) The enemy would fill your heart with regret, if he can […]

A Term For God’s Work

I want to describe the work of God’s Holy Spirit upon His people who follow Him devoutly over a lifetime. There seem to be no words that accurately describe this state as those available are inadequate, for example, devotee, expert, aficionado, disciple, partisan, evangelist, professor, and elder fail to describe more than one aspect or […]