Tradition on Prophecy

Tradition says a prophetic word should be “put on a shelf” to see if it “comes to pass.” Ridiculous! It will DIE on that shelf if it’s not activated by faith. Christianity isn’t a wait-and-see chair we sit in; it’s a road we walk on. “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” (James […]

Powerless Faith is False Religion

The angel told Gideon, “Go in this thy might…” Judges 6:14. The thing that made Gideon a mighty man before God was the courage to DEFY powerless religion! Gideon was right, and Yahweh approved.  God has no use for a dead religious system either. The Lord stood by Gideon with manifestations of power.  MIRACLES. If idolatry […]

It’s Always Jesus Who Brings the Dynamite

Mark 5:25-34—She was a desperate woman. She thought no one would know. She had suffered so much for so long. Now she just wanted to touch Jesus’ clothes. Instantly, she had her miracle! She felt the power as it surged from him, and healed her body. But suddenly, he was making a scene! He had […]

ALL That You Say…

Mar 11:23  “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Not just “that thing,” […]

How To Prepare Now For the Next Crisis

Dear young Christian, just one anecdote from forty years of walking with God: One day I went to work when the cupboard was especially bare. At the end of the day we were told that there was no money for payroll that week! The thirty-mile commute from Troy, NY never seemed so long. As I […]

A Miracle Called Lydia!

Arvada, CO, 1982. This will seem a little ethereal for some, but it’s “New Testament Normal” when you dedicate your life to the gospel, and seek God’s face day-by-day. One day, my wife and I came to the joint realization that our “dream” was being delayed. For years, we had been in agreement that we […]

Giant Killers PART 2–Basic Training for Giant Killers

Daily Application for Giant Killers 1 Samuel 17 1. Defending the sheep from the lion and the bear was a commercial enterprise. David learned to stand in his covenant as part of making his daily living. Jesus said, “Occupy (literally, do business) till I come.” It is a godly thing to take risks for profit, trusting in the […]

Giant Killers PART 1–Tips for Giant Killers

Rethinking the story of David & Goliath.  (1 Samuel 17)  1. For 40 days the whole army of Israel was petrified by the giant.  In fact, the whole story was bad news for Israel–until David showed up.     Verse 42, David came out looking like Carrot Top.  A scrawny, red-headed kid, he didn’t exactly dominate the scene with his physical presence. […]