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The Need For Brokenness

"The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all (Psalms 34:18,19)." "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt n... Read More

A Call To Prophetic Responsibility

PREFACE In the wake of any catastrophe people will often turn to the Church, and to the prophetic community in particular, to give some kind of context and perspective for the event. Unfortunately, along with a genuine expression of God's heart during times of calamity, there will always be a relati... Read More

A House of Prayer For All Nations

"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and He said unto them, 'It is written, "My house shall be called a house of prayer"; but you have made it a "den of... Read More

A Place For The Lord

"Foxes have their dens, and birds have their nests; but the Son of Man has no where to lay His head (Matthew 8:20)." How may we prepare a place for the Lord Jesus? What is He searching for? Where is the place of His rest? Many of us have traveled "outside the camp" in search of something more in tun... Read More

All Things In Christ

"For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Romans 11:36)." In my written and spoken messages I make frequent reference to the preeminence of Christ. Just what do we mean by Christ having the preeminence? What do we mean by giving Christ the preeminenc... Read More

Back To The Cross

"For I determined to not know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified (I Corinthians 2:2)." Though Paul had quite a bit of knowledge and many things to say and teach the Corinthians, he determined to become a man of one subject: Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. We must become foolis... Read More

Bring Them To Christ

The goal of all Spirit-led ministry is to bring people to Christ. Allow me to break this statement down and explain what I mean. If we aim for nothing we will reach nothing. Some Christian workers speak of a goal, some of a vision, some of a calling, some of a burden. Whatever phraseology you wish t... Read More

Can You Hear What The Spirit Is Saying?

"And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21)." God desires to confound us that we may learn to listen to Him. Before we are confounded by the Lord we are dogmatic and sure of what we... Read More

Christ: The Object of Our Desire

"...thy desire shall be to thy Husband, and He shall rule over thee (Genesis 3:16b)." "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee (Psalms 73:25)." In the beginning God ordained that the Bride of Christ, the Church, should have its desire only for Christ. O... Read More

Churchianity Today

We must always be sure to distinguish between the Lord's invisible, universal, spiritual Church (the Ecclesia) and the non-profit religious organization that meets in a building with a steeple on top. The difference is incalculable, and we dare not make the mistake of confusing the two. Please under... Read More

Dealing With Difficulty

"Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, after they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. And a vision appeare... Read More

Dismantling The Religious Machine

Machines are used to do repetitive or difficult work more quickly and efficiently, giving people more leisure and free time to pursue something besides work. Once upon a time a group of people saw that a machine was needed to make something hard and difficult more easily done. They put their heads t... Read More

Do We Look For Another?

“Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto [Jesus], ‘Are you the One that should come, or do we look for another?’” (Matthew 11:2,3). You will recall that John the Baptist was the one sent by God to be a voice in the wilderness, the prophet wh... Read More

Drowning In The Sea of Self

"But put ye on the Lord Jesus, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts (Romans 13:14)." Watchman Nee relates a story from one of his experiences as a Christian leader in Communist China. A group of young Christian brothers were gathered together to take a swim in one of the many cr... Read More

Eat My Flesh

Except a man eat my flesh and drink my blood, he has no life in him (John 6:53). How can this man give us His flesh to eat? So wondered the crowd, and so we wonder, even when we know that Christ is refering to Himself in a spiritual sense (My Words are Spirit and Life...the flesh profits nothing). S... Read More

Enter The Kingdom

"Someone asked, 'Lord, will only a few be saved?' Jesus answered, 'Make every effort to enter through the narrow gate, because I tell you this: many will try to enter but will not be able to... For narrow is the gate, and narrow is the path which leads to Life, and few will find it (Luke 13:23,24; M... Read More

Escape From Churchianity

It is important that we make a clear distinction between the True Church (the Ecclesia) and the Institutional Church, Organized Religion, or religion in general. The easiest way to begin is to discuss one critical thing that Organized Religion cannot do. Organized Religion cannot impart Life. "This ... Read More

Fear No Man

Many Christians are in bondage to the fear of man. In discussing this very real and widespread problem, let us acknowledge from the beginning that we cannot be God's spokesperson and be afraid of people. We will find it difficult, if not impossible to faithfully give all the counsel of God when ther... Read More

Feet Of Brass

"And has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the Head over all things to the Church" (Ephesians 1:22). "And His feet were like fine brass, as if they had burned in a furnace... and when I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man..." (Revelation 1:15-17ff). When John was given a reve... Read More

From Revelation To Revolution

"Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar...(Joel 2:17a)." I must admit that I would much prefer reading what someone else has to say about this particular time in history as opposed to writing about it myself. Yet I am compelled to write, due in part to my fr... Read More

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