Author: Douglas Thomas

Some Assembly Required

Hebrews 10:23-25                                                                                                        Let us hold […]

Hades or Hell

The place called “Sheol” in Hebrew is the same place that Greek writers would call “Hades.” In English, it means “the Grave.” From one end of the Bible to the other, it is described as a place where all dead humans go to sleep until a day of judgement that is described in Revelation 20, […]

Success and Successful Change

When a ministry achieves what it defines as “success,” it arbitrarily builds a system around that success that promises to continue to feed and protect it. Find food, and fight off wolves. Repeat. If the ministry continues to exist, over time the purpose of the system of sustenance and safety becomes a hard old wine […]

Hearing the Word

  I expect there have been many times when you said something to someone and very soon were convinced that they did not really hear what you said, even though they gave the clear impression that they were listening. Faith comes by hearing. Hearing comes by the word of the Lord. The successful saints listed […]

Weakening Nations

In Isaiah 14:12, Lucifer was accused of weakening the nations. The United States of America has, by Abraham Lincoln’s description, a government of, by, and for “the people.” (Gettysburg Address, 1863) A nation that is its own authority is one of the kingdoms of this world. Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24 and 25 several things […]

Gary Goodell

Two very good books by Gary Goodell, who works with Graham Cooke: Permission Granted – To Do Church Differently In The 21st Century Where Would Jesus Lead – A Study In Chaordic Leadership From the second book: “Your destiny is hidden in your daily routines.” From me: Be awesome today so you can be even […]

Guarding the Anointing

Some superstars have advised us regarding keeping our anointing safe from being spoiled or stolen, including how to avoid personal contact with people and other activities that insulate us from danger – being careful not to pray for some people, be perfectly obedient, never do anything with wrong motives, the list is long. Jesus had […]

MAP AND COMPASS

A dictionary is a map. It charts where we have been to get to the place where we are. It doesn’t suggest how to use a word, but instead documents how a word is commonly being used. The Bible is a Map. It is a record of how far we have seen in various directions. […]

Words as Weapons

This charge, son Timothy, I put to you, in keeping with the prophecies already made about you, so that by these prophecies you may fight the good fight, armed with trust and a good conscience. (1 Timothy 1:18-19 Complete Jewish Bible) David fought well with Goliath and Saul and the Philistines because he believed the […]

Choosing Well

You have too many choices. You just need to choose one thing and follow it through to the finish: Learn to recognize the voice of your Shepherd and choose to do whatever He says. Part of the process of learning His voice is making mistakes. That fact doesn’t seem to surprise or trouble Him. It […]

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