Month: June 2016

Divine Culture

Some people are convinced that there are two versions of society in the earth – guilt based, and shame based. In a guilt based culture, citizens are taught to feel bad if they have done something the rest of the people consider to be wrong. The offending citizen should feel guilt even if no one […]

Receive One Another

Romans 15:1-8 We then who are strong ought to bear with the doubts and fears of the weak, and not just focus on our pleasures. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to building them up. For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those […]

Impressing a Witch

In chapter 8 of Acts, as a result of persecution, Philip was driven out of Jerusalem. He went to a city in Samaria and preached and performed miracles until every person surrendered to Jesus as Savior. Even the town magi (sorcerer) got saved. His name was Simon, but his neighbors called him, “The great power […]

Maturity

My basic understanding of maturity in Believers is measurable by observing how quickly a person responds to a situation with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23). In practical terms of work or ministry, maturity can be measured by stages of commitment/effectiveness: Believer Disciple Servant Friend Son / Daughter In different situations or groups, you […]

Effective Ministry Lasts

In Acts chapter 8, Luke wrote about two effective missions by Philip. This was one of the culturally Greek Jews the Apostles laid their hands on to ordain them as food delivery deacons in chapter 6. Stephen was another. The powerful gifts given to them by the Spirit of Jesus through the Apostles made them […]

Good Leaders Listen

Brad McClendon had a prophetic experience in which he saw Jesus, seated on His throne, with all His leaders gathered before Him. The Lord was sharing things about Himself, but only a small number of the leaders were listening to Him, because it seemed so basic. They were trying to look past Him to see […]

Starting Small

Zechariah 4:6-10 (NKJV) 6 So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. 7 ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With […]

Rightness or Righteousness

When confronted with a situation that is scary or offensive or combative, our response should be sourced in the identity of Christ – the fruit of His Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23). Basic. Because I sometimes misread a situation or someone’s intentions, I may be responding wrong – my misbelief can be misleading me. Presumption or a […]

Like Jesus

We get seriously excited when we get a prophetic word that God wants to make us powerful and effective like Jesus! We sign the agreement by thanking Him and saying “Amen” to His desire. Then, He adds, “But first, I want to use this crucible over here to make your character like His.” Quickly, we […]

Values

Recently a gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo was killed. It had apparently not yet injured a boy who went past 3 barriers to invade its habitat. A decision was made quickly by Zoo officials that attempting to tranquilize the animal, and by doing so save its life, was too risky to the child because they […]

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