Today I heard, “Check out those parables about The Kingdom is like …”. So I did and the search began with Matthew 13. This journey took on a meaning I’ve never heard before. And here’s how it began.
First came the parable about the seed falling on various grounds. And immediately my spirit said “The seed is truth. The soil is people.” So I went on.
Next, Jesus explains why He used parables so that everyone would NOT understand. Yeah, I remember that revelation some time ago. As we run around trying to make sure everyone understands exactly what scripture means, Jesus is saying not everyone will, and not only that, but He doesn’t WANT everyone to understand. And the reason is simple. We can’t have the wisdom of The Kingdom unless we are willing to have the relationship it takes to receive it. We can’t piggy-back off anyone, not even a preacher. It’s the meaning behind the oil the 5 wise virgins wouldn’t share. Continue reading THE REVELATION THAT BEGAN WITH MATTHEW 13
On the way home from work the other night, I had an intense encounter with hope and fear.
This trial and testing had begun with a horrible sound around my back right tire just as I was getting to work. Nervously, I asked one of the guys to take a look but he saw nothing of concern. So I said, “Well then I’m going to assume it was a build-up of slushy snow in the wheel-well that iced up and was clunking around in there.”
So for the evening, fear lurked just over my head, periodically Continue reading HOPE AND FEAR, or “DO IT AFRAID”
In spite of how far we’ve come as new creatures in Christ, most of us still struggle with how to love evil people. While Father has been teaching me how to create Heaven on Earth, one tiny step at a time, He recently revealed that creating also has an effect on evil people and the result makes them a whole lot easier to love. So here goes some sharing. Continue reading HOW TO LOVE EVIL PEOPLE BY CREATING A NEW REALITY
Eliab: Why have you come down here? Who is watching your tiny flock in the wilderness? I’m your brother, and I know you—you’re arrogant, and your heart is evil. You’ve come to watch the battle as if it were just entertainment.
David: What have I done now? I was just asking a question.
David ignored him and asked another soldier the same question, and the people gave him the same answer.
I Samuel 17:28-30 VOICE
The first time I read this scripture years ago, it became precious to me because the condemnations of others had wounded me and kept me defeated in a back corner of life. At least that’s what I thought.
This scripture tells what David’s older brother said to him when David asked a question on the battlefield. I imagine his brother’s words had wounded him many times in the past and had kept him defeated in the back corner of their father’s fields. Continue reading WHEN YOUR MENTOR IS CONDEMNING
Family trouble is heartbreaking enough, but when I was facing another visit from them, Father showed me a different way to pray. It involved understanding that I have a kingdom. He’s shown me this scenario several times now. Continue reading WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH FAMILY TROUBLE?
I took the opportunity to visit with a cop for a while the other day. His name and other details will be kept confidential, but his story should be heard.
He was gentle, and kind although his voice was subdued with sadness, or hopelessness. I didn’t know which. He dreamt of being a cop as a child, and that dream solidified as a young adult when he witnessed an officer help a young couple calmly through the angry emotions of an ending relationship. The officer disarmed their need for retaliation, and planted a seed in the heart of the young man to help others in chaos, to be a peacemaker. Continue reading Viewpoints: from a Police Officer
Once again, this topic is so important that I’m not going to spend a lot of time prepping you. Basically, the same approach we used to pray for the police officers is the approach we use for the other guys.
Again, I know you’re frustrated by the shootings that keep happening. It’s time to stop responding to evil the same way, again and again. It’s not working. It’s time to step into The Kingdom and do this Father’s way. Continue reading HOW TO PRAY FOR SHOOTERS AND TERRORISTS
It was tough to hear I was defeated, my chance was over, and all my opportunities were gone.
That was the message of a dream that woke me recently, and I wanted to share the story of overcoming it’s crippling effect because I’m sure you’ve felt it too. Continue reading I’M DEFEATED? I’M FINISHED? I’M DONE?
For 3 days, Prince’s song “Purple Rain” dropped into my head and played. I was sorry that Prince left the earth, and I assumed this was my spirit remembering him. But it occurred to me that he might be hovering in this dimension still. So in curiosity I asked, “Prince, is that you? If it is, tell me why you died”? Immediately I heard, “Because I was stupid. I didn’t know”. Continue reading PRINCE VISITS IN HIS “PURPLE RAIN”
You know the manipulation that draws you into Offence and then accuses you of having a problem with Offence?
Yep, we’ve all been there. And to top it off some of us have had someone try to teach us how to do this, saying it’s biblical. Their reasoning involves scriptures out of context and motive out of Spirit.
Well, hallelujah, we’re learning and we’re doing it quickly. Holy Spirit is pouring Himself out all over the world and Manipulation is being exposed along with Offence and his brother Rejection. Every one of those ugly guys rub against Holy Spirit within us and we feel the prickling sensation shiver down our arms. Continue reading HANDLING FRIENDLY MANIPULATION