Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4 (ESV) The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and […]
It has been very encouraging to my heart to see more and more people studying the book of Revelation studying it to find the revelation of Jesus (Revelation 1:1) and to prepare their hearts to both boldly declare the gospel and endure persecution. Because of this, I plan to share some ideas on how to […]
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? – Deuteronomy 4:7 (ESV) This phrase “a god so near” should cause us all to fall down in worship before the God who would utter such a great […]
This is part of the series Blessed are the Poor in Spirit. The previous post in this series is Blessed are the Poor in Spirit. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3 (ESV) One of the core issues of embracing poverty is the issue of self-existence. […]This is part of the series Blessed are the Poor in Spirit.
This is part of the series Blessed are the Poor in Spirit. The next post in this series is Blessed are the Poor in Spirit Part 2. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3 (ESV) Jesus promises a governmental position in the government, or rule, of […]This is part of the series Blessed are the Poor in Spirit.
Praying the Scripture is something that I believe is often overlooked, but has incredible value. Recently I’ve been making an intentional effort to pray the Scripture and it has really moved my heart. Just to clarify what I mean by praying the Scriptures, I am not talking about what I call “pray reading.” Pray reading […]
…For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. – Revelation 19:10b (ESV) I’ll admit up front that this post is long, but the topic is critical and the full consideration of it is has profound implications for how we interpret Scripture and therefore how we live. Revelation 19:10 is an absolutely critical passage […]
We were recently discussing some of the ways prayer is misused and it immediately came to me that perhaps some of our error in praying is that we have so mystified it that we really do not have a solid paradigm for exactly what we are doing when we pray. Because our governmental model of […]
Recently I was spending some time with one of my daughters and at her request, we ended up watching one of her videos. When it stopped, the television defaulted to a Christian channel and they were showing a movie of Noah and the ark. She begged to watch it, so we watched some of it. […]
Recently the Chinese government has re-arrested Gao Zhinsheng. His crime is publicizing the kinds of abuses the Chinese government regularly inflicts on its own people. A website named “Free Gao” has published information about Gao including a video re-enacting Gao’s first imprisonment. As you watch the video consider that this is the kind of reality […]
I wanted to make everyone aware of a new work available by Art Katz titled The Anatomy of Deception. This book was published posthumously from Art’s messages. Recently a friend was kind enough to send me a copy of it before I was even aware that it was available for purchase and I am very […]
This is part of the series Have we Settled for Morality?. The previous post in this series is The Pharisees.Now it is time for me to bring things into balance. Morality is significant as is an outward indicator of inward realities. The morality of a culture is significant because it can be used as a […]This is part of the series Have we Settled for Morality?.