Why Laws?

When you are learning to ride a bicycle, training wheels help in the process. When you have learned, training wheels are in the way. When you are building the walls of a building, scaffolding helps in the process. When the walls are done, the scaffolding is in the way. When we are learning righteousness, rules …

Prophetic Context

One of the works empowered by the spiritual gift of prophet (New Testament style) is the interpretation of current events based on something the Spirit is speaking to the prophet, either through some Scripture, or some not yet written word that He is speaking to the prophet. Frequently, when a person is sharing with another …

Hearing the Lord

Larry Randolph and Steve Thompson, two men who clearly have ministries of prophet, believe that the process of hearing instruction from the Lord typically has three parts: revelation, interpretation, and application. The revelation could be a dream or a word or a vision or a picture or a Scripture that seems to be presented to …

Receiving Power

In the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, written by Luke, Jesus is quoted as telling His disciples that they would be baptized with the Holy Spirit, like John had baptized with water. When this happened, He told them that they would receive power. The recipients of this promise were much more effective …

What is Manna?

When Israel was wandering through the desert, Yahweh fed them flaky stuff that they called “manna.” Manna isn’t really a name for it, though. They never figured out what it was, and “manna” is a question that testified to that lack of information. It means “what?” Do you really believe that Yahweh whipped up enough …