Month: January 2018

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 […]

God’s Refinement

Come and see the works of God; His acts toward mankind are awe-inspiring. He turned the sea into dry land, and they crossed the river on foot. There we rejoiced in Him. He rules forever by His might; He keeps His eye on the nations. The rebellious should not exalt themselves. Selah Praise our God, […]

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 […]

Sanctified Work

“Sanctified”  describes a process of a) being set apart b) to something or someone. “Made holy” is a synonymous phrase. When we are called to a particular work in the earth, which is the case for each of us, we are given gifts by the Spirit of God that make us able to accomplish the […]

Surrendered to Rules or Ruler

I have seen many Native American descendants in and around the area where I live who have been influenced by Christians to believe that what pleases Yahweh is obedience to the laws He gave Israel through Moses. It is heart breaking to see some who won’t have anything to do with the Church because they […]

The Greatest of the Gods

In Exodus 18:1-12, a reunion is described when Jethro, the father of Moses’ wife Zipporah, brought her and Moses’ sons to him in the desert. Jethro had heard much of what Yahweh had done to the Egyptians when He delivered the Israelis from them, but Moses gave him more details and told him of additional […]

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 […]

One Upping

So the one who boasts must boast in the Lord. For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but the one the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:17-18 Holman Christian Standard Bible®  ©) There is a dynamic in us that wants to find things we have in common with people we meet. It […]

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 […]

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