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…

The Misguided Theology of Acquiescence

Oft has the phrase been heard, spoken in warning: “If you’re too heavenly minded, you’re no earthly good.” No doubt, this has some merit for those who drift into super-spiritual, religious pretensions, claiming mystical preoccupations unfounded in any real experience with God. However, by-and-large, the assertion is total bunk. Set your minds on things that are above,…

The Critical Need for True Knowledge of God

The Bible makes it clear that deep life comes from a deep knowledge of God. We are encouraged to prize such knowledge and diligently seek it out, but also to be aware of the real possibilities of accepting and defending false knowledge regarding the personality of God. From the serpent in the Garden to the Pharisees…

Star-Struck Faith

Abraham, the father of our faith, believed in a God “who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. In hope against hope he believed” (Rom. 4:17-18). Nothing but faith is capable of seeing the invisible, believing the impossible. As Abraham’s children, we are part of a crazy bloodline of impossibilities. We see promises in…