Month: October 2016

Mining in the Kingdom

After the Holiness Movements (Salvation Army, Nazarenes, Pentecostal Holiness, etc) had their effects on what they could impact, many believers thought their highest call was the work of exposure of sin. One famous TV preacher gets great cheers from his audience when he informs “Washington” of their evil habits from his pulpit. No one in […]

Inner And Outer Resistance

We have enemies who are devoted to robbing us of courage, truth and success. Identifying them and their habits and learning to discern their deception will greatly improve our likelihood of being effective in our attempts to hear and then obey our King. The resistance that is at work in us may be more powerful […]

Invaders / Liberators

Allied forces invading occupied territories brought freedom in their wake. The occupying forces had brought bondage and death. It was easy to see the second invasion as a welcome army. An army unlocking the doors and gates of a prison camp would be welcomed with thankful tears. We are invaders of the kingdoms and prisons […]

Fresh Proverbs

Here are a few fresh proverbs: Peeves make terrible pets. They make too many messes and cost too much to feed. Stop beating yourself up over missed opportunities and mistakes. Several people are already lined up for the job, which means you are free to focus on more important and appropriate work. You’re already not […]

Rules, or Proverbs?

Most concepts that are related to moral ideas or philosophies or quality can be reduced to a proverb. Doing so can make the concept easier to reference or remember or teach. Rules work differently. They define or limit actions. They create liberty to do things in one situation and hinder liberties in another. It is […]

Selfish Ambition Fallout

It seemed wise to let James, the brother of Jesus write today’s blog. He had something important to share: Who is wise and has understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the […]

The Presence of a Warrior

In Acts 27, the Spirit of God gave a ship captain and a soldier proper warning that going to sea at the moment was stepping into an enemy’s trap (vs 10 & 11). They valued the captain’s experience more than revelation, and proceeded to sail off. Soon, they were sailing way off. In spite of […]

Looking for the Kingdom Instead

When Yahweh encountered the people who were building a tower at Babel, He noticed immediately that they were looking for some alternative to His Kingdom in the earth. He is a King, from everlasting to everlasting, so that’s always what He is noticing. His response was engineered to empower them to obey His instructions to […]

What Your Enemies Said

  Your enemy said, “I will pursue; I will overtake; I will divide the spoil. My desire will be satisfied at their expense; I will draw my sword, my hands will destroy them.” But Yahweh blew with His breath, and the waters covered your enemies. They sank like lead in the mighty waters. Your God […]

Post Cartographic Living

One day all of us will step off the map, into the not-yet-proven; beyond warranties and insurance and money-back guarantees. We will surrender to the quest for Jesus’ smile. We will stop caring what it costs and how long it takes and how annoyingly inconvenient it is to follow Him into each other’s lives. We […]

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