Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Headlines in Heaven

The Headlines in Heaven “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!” (Mat_3:2) After 400 years of silence from Heaven, a man is sent from God with a message. His name was John, and they called him the Baptizer. His message was singular – “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!” Thus does the New Testament begin.… (more…)

Are You God’s Choice Today?

Are You God’s Choice Today? “Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry…” (Mat_12:18-19) Is it possible that God is even now looking for that man or woman whom He may… (more…)

If Ever There Was a Time

If Ever There Was a Time “He stood between those who had died and those who were still alive, and the plague stopped.” (Num_16:48) “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” So wrote Charles E. Weller in 1867, as a simple exercise in warming up his fingers for using a new-fangled… (more…)

I’d Rather Have Jesus

I’d Rather Have Jesus “As for me…I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake to find myself beholding Your form and having sweet communion with You.” (Psa_17:15, Amplified Bible) What is it that you want — that you really, really want? What is it that, by having it, your life will be filled with joy and deep satisfaction? We all… (more…)

How to Get in On What God is Doing

  How to Get in On What God is Doing   “…that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” ( Rom_12:1-2) Most people who are reasonably acquainted with the Bible will readily recognize certain passages. Take for example Paul’s words from Romans, known and loved by all Believers alike –   “I beseech… (more…)

Be Careful How You Think

Be Careful How You Think “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” (Pro_4:23 GNB) Solomon’s proverbial insight are as relevant today as ever before. “Be careful how you think,” he tells us, “your life is shaped by your thoughts.” In the New Testament we are told by the apostle Paul that our lives are transformed… (more…)

Deluxe Diner #3 – this written by someone else.

Deluxe Diner #3 “Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him.” (Mat_6:8) Care to take yet another stoll with me in the Museum of Memories? The year was 1972. Belinda and I were newlyweds, and “in the ministry.” (That’s preacher-code for broke). We had managed to get into a conference being hosted in Dallas, and… (more…)

There is A Calling On Your Life by Rylism

There is A Calling On Your Life “Called by God.” (Heb_5:4 KJV) I was invited to speak at a historic church in the North East, a church that was facing a defining moment in their long history. I realized that showing up and simply preaching a sermon would not be the thing to do –  they were desperately needing a… (more…)

Some Trust in Chariots

  Some Trust in Chariots   “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” ( Psa_20:7) Here the Psalmist uses poetry to show the contrast of choices that have faced people in every generation through the ages– and prevail even in our own times today.   Chariots and horses… (more…)

Keeping in Step with Jesus

Keeping in Step with Jesus “I’ve been out of step with you for a long time” (Psa_51:5, The Message) OK, so let me tell you something childlike I did as a boy. Whenever I saw someone walking along that I really admired, I would actually try to walk in step with them, stride for stride — even from a distance.… (more…)