Nothing Changes Until You Hear

What kind of people tend to mark history? Though many attributes should be considered, I have something specific in mind which I’ll illustrate by listing names ranging in history from ancient to modern: Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Daniel, Jesus, Paul, Augustine of Hippo, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Mother Theresa, Billy Graham, Bill Bright, Keith Green More modern…

Arrows & Butterflies

“Then he said, ‘Take the arrows,’ and the king took them. Elisha told him, ‘Strike the ground.’ He struck it three times and stopped.” (2 Kings 13:18) Derek Prince famously titled his book, Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting. But what does that mean? It means you are part of a powerful series of events, and…

Moving Effectively in Kairos Prayer

All of Scripture is an opportunity to interact with God. When we understand the centrality of prayer in our daily communion with Christ, then, laid like a transparent overlay on Scripture itself, we gain additional depths of understanding into His heart and nature. This in turn brings greater understanding of His purposes in every occasion. Ecclesiastes 3 is a…

The Gift of Suffering

It is doubtful God can use any man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.” — A.W. Tozer Tozer’s quote is a paradox, one of the great mysteries of deep faith and fruitful living, that by means of trials and testings, we are enriched. Describing Himself in John 14:6, Jesus said “I am the Way, the…

Transcending the Garden

Settle this in your spirit: We are not returning to the Garden, we are transcending it. Innocent Eden is too small for the Perfect Bride, the Glorious Plan. Totality in redemption shall exceed every lesser expectation. No one will enter the eternal kingdom and say, “Yep, this is pretty much exactly what I thought it would be like!” But just…