by David Ravenhill
I’ve been thinking about Creflo Dollar’s dream to upgrade his ailing jet for something better, much better, in fact. I hate to see this ‘man of God’ having to travel by way of a commercial airline, like the rest of us mere mortals.
Jesus borrowed a womb to be born, a boat to preach from, a donkey to ride on and a boy’s lunch to feed the multitude, not to mention a room for the Last Supper, etc. Aside from that, we are told “the Son of Man had nowhere to lay His head.”
But that was then and this is now! Continue reading How Creflo Dollar Can get a $65M Private Jet!
By J Lee Grady
If you owned a pizza restaurant, would you serve a gay wedding?
I don’t own a pizza restaurant, and pizza is not currently allowed in my low-carb diet. But the burning question I’m asking myself in light of recent events in the United States is: “If a gay couple came into my shop and asked me to deliver 12 pepperoni-and-mushroom pizzas to their wedding, would I fill their order?”
I don’t have to think too hard to answer that. Of course I would serve the pizza. Continue reading Pepperoni, Cheese and the Gay Marriage Debate
By Mario Liu
In Australia, same-sex marriage is a controversial subject which causes much heated and emotional debates between its supporters and the Christians who oppose it.
In the Australian society there are many demonstrations and protests by activists who support same sex marriage. They are for freedom, equality, love, anti-discrimination, and progress. On the other hand many Christians believe that the Bible says homosexual behaviour is a sin. Many Christians are worried that, one issue at a time, the moral value of the society is gradually being eroded. Continue reading A Conflict Between Christians and Supporters of Gay Marriage
By Vernon Newbill
The Word of the Lord came to me in late November of 2014.
He simply said, “The Word of the Lord for 2015 is Psalm 127:1″.
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.”
He then paused for a moment and said, “Tell her, (The Church), She had better get used to it, this is the way it is going to be”.
Lastly, He brought me before the image of the cross standing in the midst of the devastation of the World Trade Center after the events of 9/11/2001.
Continue reading Psalm 127:1
By Ron McGatlin
Many of you reading this have in the recent past entered into a higher level of spiritual reality and realization of dynamics of life in the Spirit realm. The sometimes frightening and always awesome relationship with the most powerful magnificent and glorious SPIRIT BEING, the FATHER of all creation, the LORD of all life, the Ancient of Days, is beyond word description. Neither the greatest words of human beings nor the most magnificent paintings of the greatest artist can describe the reality of the glory and majesty of ALMIGHTY GOD.
Some others of you reading this are on the edge of a cliff of “solid rock” belief in a distant God and Savior and are leaning forward to peer into what seems to be nebulous and unreal, too good to be true, spiritual air.
Continue reading Ultimate Connections
By Jaemin Frazer
To see someone fully become the person they were created to be has to be one of the most beautiful and compelling things in the world. Yet it rarely happens.
There are lots of things that work against genuine character development and personal formation. Organised religion is definitely one of them.
Organised religion is not necessarily bad; it has always existed and probably always will. God may even use it to serve a purpose, but very same thing that gives life in one season can also bring death. Water can quench your thirst, but also take your last breath. The sun gives vitamin D but also skin cancer. The same food can provide energy and yet also heart disease. Continue reading 10 reasons why it might be time for you to stop going to church
By Hollie L. Moody
1 Cor 11:34(b) ~ “And the rest will I set in order when I come.” In a vision, I saw the form of a man dressed in kingly garments. I felt in my spirit that this man was actually the King of Kings (Jehovah God). In one of His hands, the King held a rod. In His other hand, He held a staff. On the right hand and on the left hand of the King stood a person. I couldn’t tell if these people were male or female.
The King and the two people were standing before a large temple. As I stared at the temple, I became aware that a human body was contained within this temple. I was surprised and sickened to see that this large human body was headless. This body also appeared to have body parts and members of its body that “shifted” from one position to another so that the body wasn’t properly put together. Continue reading The Apostles Are Coming
by Robert I Holmes
originally published 26 July 2005
Recently I was asked to bring a message to a leadership conference in Australia. There were men and women from every state in Australia. The weight of this word was heavy upon me, but as I shared it I realised it was for a broader audience too.
As I pondered what God was doing in the earth, I thought back to a recent encounter with God. In November 2004, during a time of great sickness and being bed-ridden, I was caught up to heaven. Many things were said during that time, but I saw five movements in the “earth opera” which bear telling at this time:
Continue reading Five Movements in the Earth Today
By Paris Reidhead
And today I would like to speak to you from the theme “Ten Shekels and a Shirt,” as we find it here in Judges Chapter 17. I’ll read the chapter and then I will read a portion also from the 18th to the 19th chapter so that the background might be clear in our minds.
“And there was a man of mount Ephraim whose name was Micah.” A little background if you please. There was a situation where the Amorites refused to allow the people of the tribe of Dan any access to Jerusalem and they crowded them up into mount Ephraim. It is a sad thing when the people of God allow the world to crowd them into an awkward position. So the people of Dan were unable to get to Jerusalem. Out of this comes the problems that we are about to see.
Continue reading Ten Shekels and a Shirt
By Robert Holmes
The instruction of Christ to us was to, “Proclaim the gospel of the kingdom until the end comes.” (Matt. 24:14). That was the job He delegated to us, within the overall mission He had Himself – to seek and save the lost. Then He made it clear, “I will build my church.” (Matt. 16:18). We preach Kingdom, He builds Church. It is pretty simple, yes?
One question which immediately comes to mind is, “Why do we spend so much of our time and effort “building church” when that is HIS job? And, “Why do we spend so little time preaching kingdom?” Continue reading The Kingdom and the Church