Launch Out Into the Deep

“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” (Luke 5:4) Jesus has always instructed his followers to “Launch out into the deep.” Like Simon Peter, men and women of faith continue to respond with obedience to the Lord’s Word.  “And […]

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 […]

Faith That Pleases God

Faith! That’s all it takes to please Him, right? (Hebrews 11:6) Let’s examine that thought a minute. First of all, “Text without context is pretext,” so let’s look at the whole chapter. Make it an exercise in English grammar. What an example of “parallel structure!” By faith, so and so did such and such—the same […]

Anointing

My dear friend Pastor Charlie’s son, Z, is taking night classes in college. One young lady approached him after class, because she felt something was missing in her life. (She comes from an Atheist family.) Z prayed with her and led her to Jesus, right there in school. Z had inherited his father’s anointing, handed […]

BE a Witness

1.  Evangelists seem to have a special anointing to win souls in other ways, outside their own testimony. 2. Anointed preaching is also effective from any preacher. 3. In a time & Place where there is Revival, people are highly influenced by the convicting presence of the Holy Ghost. But those are exceptions: The main […]

Witness of God’s Forbearance

Denver, CO, c.1982.  The pressroom roar had begun to subside into a modest rumble.  A few four-color jobs had a little ink still on the rollers.  The platen presses were already silent, and the prep area was darkened.  The shippers were cleaning up the loading dock for the weekend. I decided to seize the moment […]

No Weapon That is Formed Against Thee Shall Prosper

Tyler, TX, c.1981. I was done. I had almost served out my two-weeks notice. After 3 years on the job, I would be moving my family 900 miles across the country to start a new chapter. We believed the Lord was sending us back to Denver. Just a couple more days and… But someone had […]

B & B a Witness

Cedarburg, WI, c.1985. I was the maintenance electrician for a large commercial printing plant in Denver. My employer had just invested millions of dollars on a new press line, hoping to capture a contract from the Denver Post. The new technology would require me to take some training in Chicago and Cedarburg. Of course, I went […]