Protesting war is like protesting forest fires. It is an empty gesture. What we ought to be doing is focus on preventing ‘war’ in the same way we approach preventing forest fires. After all, I do not know anybody who is ‘for’ war any more we than we are ‘for’ forest fires. The protest against war suggests there is a group somewhere against peace? Quite ridiculous really! If we wish our efforts to be more than symbolic then we need to act when and where it counts.Continue Reading
Asking the right questions might get the right answers!
As Christians we might find ourselves asking the question – ‘Why isn’t there more power?’ It is a good question to ask. After all, if God is who we believe Him to be, surely there is more to be found. Yet, while some are willing to ask the question others are reluctant. It could be because they already know the answer and do not like it.Continue Reading
Seeing colour for the first time is like being born into a different world!
The following video features a colourblind man seeing colour for the first time. This simple scenario reminds me of being ‘born again’. We are introduced to a man who, to this point, has only seen in the world in shades of mud. Suddenly everything comes alive with colour. It is not unlike a man who has been awakened from death to life.
Atheism is the New Idolatry
A friend recently relayed a story of talking to a self-professed atheist. As the conversation continued the ‘atheist’ admitted to believing in the concept of a god, just not the Christian God. His notion of God was his own… a potpourri of personal preferences. Apparently, the only God he can worship is the one made in his own image–something agreeing with his tastes. He might call it Atheism but it is really just repackaged old-fashioned Idolatry. Let’s call it the ‘New Idolatry.’Continue Reading
A Generation to Marry His desire for Victory
A key characteristic of God’s end-time army is unrelenting zeal. It will be a people whose idea of victory is equal to God’s – they will be married to His desire. Their definition of victory will not differ from God’s. This means no half measures and no partial successes for them! God is looking for a people who will embrace the entirety of His vision and not just the part which is convenient. All that remains is a people willing to rise to the occasion. See now they come!
Is Modern Man Really Superior to Pre-Historic Man?
There are some amazing implications for us in the following story. It puts into question the assumptions some have made dismissing Biblical History in favour of a godless narrative. It involves a builder from Michigan USA who has discovered some amazing techniques. Apparently he found ways to move and lift huge stones onto one another, without the benefit of heavy modern machinery. One implication for us is it erases the notion of our superiority in favour of more humbling truth. Mainly, that if these technologies were forgotten, we may be something less than superior. Enjoy!Continue Reading
Spiritual breakthroughs are not the product of random chance, but deliberate preparation. When we get it, this truth will change the way we approach faith. It is not automatic, however, and comes as a product of spiritual maturity. Through a series of insights we realize the Kingdom of God is not a pointless labyrinth of impossible mysteries, but a calculated system stemming from a wise and wonderful Father. Leave behind the world of chance!
A tremendous threshold is about to be Crossed
Many are about to cross an important threshold. It may feel like a breakthrough and it is, but it is really a key step in spiritual growth. It will manifest in an increased faith. For those who have tried to believe things we know to be true, we are about to become settled in them. An established confidence in ’Faith toward God’ is coming upon an entirely new company of believers. It is an vital plateau in our journey.Continue Reading
God is giving us keys to overcome the political spirit. Jesus revealed an important principle when He told us ‘a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand’ ( Mark 3:24-25). We have seen the political spirit use this very principle in his attempt to destroy the Church. Every spiritual leader I know has felt the sting of this tactic–God is now responding. He is about to judge the spirit responsible for division and place it under our feet. It is undoubtedly the political spirit!
God made you insensitive when He made you sensitive!
For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? – 1 Corinthians 4:7
Everything we have we receive. From our spiritual gifts to physical attributes, there is nothing that is not given. It also includes the fact that we are not equally sensitive to the same things. Meaning, you might be more sensitive to light or cold, while others are less sensitive. Yet we are neither superior or inferior… just different. The important thing to recognize is this diversity is God ordained. So celebrate both yourselves and others, since when God made you sensitive He also withheld sensitivity.Continue Reading