The Value of a Hungry Heart

With my E-Sword App open to Acts chapter eight, I come upon the familiar story of the Ethiopian Eunuch. Suddenly, the most obvious part of the passage strikes me as odd. He was reading Isaiah chapter 53. Right now, I’m reading about his reading. But I have a Smartphone; he most certainly did not! He […]

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 […]

Christ’s 5 to 1 Formula

Luke 7:22–“Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.” Christ cited his work as one part preaching, and five parts MIRACLES. So why do we […]

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 […]

More Fruit Than You Know

Ocean Springs, MS. c.1974. When I started this journey with Jesus, forty years ago, I was determined to not turn back. I charted a course for success according to Psalm 1:1-3: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the […]

Handling Bullies, Holy Ghost Style

Aurora, CO., c.1977.  I was almost in the military, but I joined the Air Force instead. (Marines I worked with called us the Chair Force. Airmen would relax in air conditioned barracks, but the leathernecks would bivouac in tents just outside the windows to stay tough! Thank God we have marines to protect us!) I […]