Different Decade, Same Spirit – Part 2

“In all their troubles, he was troubled, too” (Is. 63:9). “The work of the prophets in ancient Israel was to deliver a truth-telling, hope-evoking word in a society that wanted neither the truth that was too hard to bear nor hope that was impossible to entertain.” —Walter Brueggemann, Tenacious Solidarity, Biblical Provocations on Race, Religion, Climate, and the Economy In part…

Different Decade, Same Spirit

“In all their troubles, he was troubled, too” (Is. 63:9). “The work of the prophets in ancient Israel was to deliver a truth-telling, hope-evoking word in a society that wanted neither the truth that was too hard to bear nor hope that was impossible to entertain.” —Walter Brueggemann, Tenacious Solidarity, Biblical Provocations on Race, Religion, Climate, and the Economy. In…

Spiritual Bankruptcy (Updated)

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Prioverbs 29:2 KJV). I originally wrote this post in October 2018 while observing the changes that were taking place with America. I decided to repost in light of the present chaos taking place in America playing out on the world stage. When we…

Racism in America: Different decade, Same spirit.

What has been, it is what will be, And what has been done, it is what will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9) As I watch and pray, I see how throughout time man has been deceived by their own selfish desires and throughout history. I continue to study the Old Testament prophets to…

The Unity of the Spirit

““There is one body and one Spirit, just as you also were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:4-6). For a number of years I have prophetically sensed that the Holy Spirit is bringing a divine move of reformation to the…

Jesus, Justice, and the Cross

“Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit” (John 19:30). The greatest event in history was the coming of Jesus Christ into the world to live and to die for mankind. The next greatest event was the going forth of the Church to embody the life of Christ…

STAGNANT CHURCH, DORMANT GIFTS Part 3

“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be unaware (1 Corinthians 12:1). In parts 1 and 2, I made endeavored to convey God’s heart for the Church and how stagnant (unhealthy churches) are not pleasing to Him. In this post I want to look at the importance of each member of the Body of Christ discovering the spiritual…

STAGNANT CHURCH, DORMANT GIFTS 2

“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7). The Lord wants all of His gifts working within the church in unity for the fulfillment of His purposes on earth. What are these gifts? “And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the…

STAGNANT CHURCH, DORMANT GIFTS

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it isFor brothers to live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1) This post was originally written in 2016 at the Holy Spirit’s leading concerning spiritual gifts. It’s been updated to reflect the current state of the church. The church is in decline and in need of revival and reformation. A recent Gallup poll states that the…