Category: Discernment

Matters of the Heart (Repost): Part 2

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God does not see as man sees, since man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) Many years ago, the Lord began to deal with me about the condition of my heart. The importance of keeping…

God Is . . .

“We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him” (1 John 4:16). God is absolutely purposeful. He says in Isaiah 46:9-10, …I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from…

Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

“And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3 Isaiah 46:9-10 establishes a broad understanding of God and His eternal purpose. He declares and sees His desire fulfilled before it is manifested before human eyes. His purpose is eternal in nature. He declared His promises “from the beginning,” and “from ancient times things…

Prophetic Series: Wisdom and Wise Counsel

“Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it. “In a dream, a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls on people, While they slumber in their beds, then He opens the ears of people, …. (Job 33:14-16). Since I was a child, I knew there was a realm of seeing beyond my understanding. Things that were not readily…

The Gospel of the Kingdom: Interpreting the Times – Part 3

“Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15) My hope in writing these messages is that they will deliver you from every other version of the gospel except the gospel of the kingdom—a gospel that has been virtually…

Discerning The Times: Interpreting the Times

“Whenever you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out.  And whenever you feel a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way. You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you do not know how to analyze this present time? Luke…

Having the Same Mind

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. (Philippians 2:1-2) God is sovereign His standards are righteous and just…

Speaking the truth in love!

“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” Eph. 4:15 Yesterday I was shocked, saddened, angry, disappointed and flooded with so many emotions. I hear in my spirit “He who sits in the heavens laughs;” Why would God laugh at yesterday’s events? “Three times…

In Times of Crisis

As I watched the full George Floyd video I was overwhelmed with grief, sickened and couldn’t rest. I’m distraught at the lack of compassion I saw for a human life. It was pure evil and horrific. It takes courage and strength to love in a time of divisiveness. God looks down from heaven on all mankind and sees the evil…