Monthly Archives: November 2012

Shining Bright in the Darkest Hour

Shining Bright in the Darkest Hour “…among whom you shine as lights in the world” (Php_2:15) The prophet Daniel wrote, “the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do great exploits; they shall prevail valiantly” (Dan_11:32). The backdrop for this splendid display of moral courage and social action was a time when deceit… (more…)

When Evil Increases — DO GOOD!

When Evil Increases — DO GOOD! “And because iniquity will abound, the love of many will become cold.” (Mat_24:12) Jesus foretold of a coming day of great darkness; a time when evil would be so prevalent that it would cause many to harden their hearts and grow cold and distant in their affection for others. I’m not saying that Day… (more…)

A Nude Dude in a Rude Mood

A Nude Dude in a Rude Mood “Go home to your friends and tell them the great things the Lord has done.” (Mar_5:19) The story of the Gadarene demoniac floods our imaginations with both mystery and awe. And the miraculous deliverance of his life from ruin inspires us with hope in all things. No man ever thinks that he will… (more…)

Please, Don’t Walk On By-James Rylis

Please, Don’t Walk On By “Share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets.”  (Heb_13:16, The Message) Recently Belinda and I were in Sugarland, Texas, visiting dear friends and ministering in their home with a gathering of lovely people. Our time was rich and… (more…)

Deep Calls Unto Deep

Deep Calls Unto Deep “You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” (Psa_27:8, English Standard Version) The New Living Translations says, “My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” There is an old saying, “Deep calleth unto deep.” It suggests… (more…)

The One Weapon Satan Fears the Most

The One Weapon Satan Fears the Most “The weapons we use in our fight are not the world’s weapons but God’s powerful weapons, which we use to destroy strongholds.” (2Co_10:4, Good New Bible) We have an arsenal not made by human hands, but is stocked full with the powerful weapons fashioned by God Himself. They aren’t for marketing or manipulation… (more…)

Destined for the Throne! (Part 3 of 3)

Destined for the Throne! (Part 3 of 3) “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Rev_3:21) Three things happen as we pray. First, we become friends with God. Second, we work together with God bringing His will to… (more…)

Working Together with God in this World (Part 2 of 3)

Working Together with God in this World (Part 2 of 3) “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as in heaven.” (Luk_11:2) Three things happen as we pray. First, which we looked at yesterday, is that we have fellowship with God. The second thing that happens is that we cooperate in bringing God’s Kingdom to Earth. What exactly… (more…)

Experiencing Friendship with Almighty God (Part 1 of 3)

Experiencing Friendship with Almighty God (Part 1 of 3) “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.” (Psa_27:4) Three things happen as we pray. First, we… (more…)

Somebody’s Prayin’

Somebody’s Prayin’ “Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then can condemn? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also praying for us!” (Rom_8:33-34, TNIV) What a thought! Jesus Himself is even now at God’s right… (more…)