The Power of the Prophetic Word
By Steven Brooks
Recently while in Jerusalem, the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples regarding the temple came to my mind.
"Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, 'Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.'" (Matthew 24:1-2)
The statement must have been very startling to the disciples.
The temple, which was built by Herod, had been a massive operation to construct. The old temple that Ezra built with the help of …
Send the Rain
1 Kings 18:41-46 reads: “Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.’ So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, ‘Go up now, look toward the sea.’ So he went up and looked, and said, ‘There is nothing.’ And seven times he said, ‘Go again.’ Then it came to pass the seventh time that he said, ‘There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!’ So he said, ‘Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down ………
A Defining Time – Revealing True Champions
By Bobby Conner
Deep within the beautiful woods of East Texas, sitting on my porch at the River House, a quaint little cottage nestled near the Angelina River, I commence to write this Shepherd's Rod 2011. Amazed at the magnificent trees, these huge oaks, soaring well over eighty to a hundred feet, are making a perfect canopy providing a shelter. It seems as if I am sitting in a Divine Sanctuary.
In the twilight moments, before sunrise, there is a stillness that is absolutely breathtaking. I've had the privilege to preach the Word of God for over four decades, yet there is deep within my soul a stirring to know God on a more personal intimate level than ever. …
By Terri G. Jordan
Ezekiel 44:17,18 "And it shall be, whenever they enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments; no wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or within the house. They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on their bodies; they shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat."
Under the law, the Priests were not allowed to enter into the Holy Place with anything on their bodies that would create sweat. God was very specific concerning the outer garments. He gave them a commandment that they be made of linen. Sweat represented disobedience to God and therefore …
Do Others See Jesus in You? Really?
by Patrick Carden
Growing up in a Southern Baptist church, the old hymn "Let Others See Jesus in You" was a standard. While this is a good song, I'm not sure that people realize what they are saying as they sing it.
If Christians really believed and meant what was implied by this song, there would be no room for discourse even in the Christian faith much less between Christians and other "religions." No class of people would feel condemned because of the way Christians look at or treat them because of their race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, social class, etc. By the way, who deputized certain Christians to be the …
"The secret to finding happiness in every area of life is surrendering every area of life to the path of God – and meditating upon the creator God in that area.” – Wayne Sutton
I counsel dozens of people every week through face-to-face meetings, internet sessions, and by the telephone. We deal with divorce, abuse, addictions, and even spiritual (religious) bondage. Yet, in every area we notice people that struggle to find peace, and then some who find peace quickly and easily it seems… what is the difference?
Well, there are several factors that determine the success in acquiring peace, yet one is Daily Focus on the creator within us. Daily………
By Zach Mapes
I think there is a wealth of as yet undiscovered understanding and maturity to be gained from within the realm of dreams from God. To my mind each and every person can have a slightly different, or hugely different, private vocabulary with God. This means that while there are some basics and fundamentals to understanding dreams that carry across all languages, cultures and dare I say denominations, once you have moved past the fundamentals into interpreting metaphors, similes and puns within dreams, the finer essence of a dream is often a code between the dreamer and God.
This is why dreams can't be interpreted as well using a dream dictionary. Each and every symbol can have…