God Interrupt our Politics with your Glory

US-VOTE-DEBATEI know I am not alone when I say, I am concerned with what I see in this nations political process. The low stooping mud slinging and aggressive tactics to win by character assassination of the other candidate has me agitated to say the least.

But on the other hand it is no time at all to back away from our privilege and responsibility to vote for the right person. We must look beyond their childish actions and investigate the platform that they are running on. The agenda of their party will inform us of the right candidate. Is it an agenda that will make way for God’s blessing on our country? No candidate is perfect but what he or she chooses to promote can open the door for righteousness in our land. Therefore as believers we need to cry out to God for His help as we elect our leaders in our nation.

Isaiah 21:6-8 says, “For thus has the Lord said to me: ‘Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees.’ … I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime; I have sat at my post every night.”.  It is Unfortunate, but over the years,


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believers have grown weary. Many have fallen asleep, grown spiritually weak and slipped into religious apathy causing this tailspin in our nation. It’s now time to shake off this lethargic spirit of apathy and get back on the wall as intercessors and watchmen. For God has called you and I to be watchmen for His people and this nation.

Whatever has caused you to be distracted, whether mud slinging or personalities of those running for office, enough is enough! If it’s broken down and needs restored, we must roll up our sleeves and build it back up.

When Hezekiah saw the enemy’s onslaught, he realized the need to strengthen himself and his kingdom, (II Chron. 32:5). Things had gotten relaxed, the walls had eroded and were weakened; therefore, the King was alerted to set things in


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order. Where the walls of protection had fallen down, he restored and reinforced them Continue reading

Can You Really have it your Way?

PERU-GASTRONOMY-VEGETARIAN-BURGERSIsn’t it amazing how you can be driving down the road with your children and pass by that renowned burger shop and immediately you begin singing, “have it your way”? Those of us that are older know the catchy jingle from the past so well that we can sing most of the song without a hitch. My wife and I seemed to swing through the drive through so often that we have even become friends with our local cashier attendant to the point of swamping family stories. But the reality is that the phrase “you can have it your way” is only in the world of burgers at best. Yet we have taken that same philosophy and imbedded it in our everyday lifestyle, which thinks, “we deserve it the way we want it”. We have become a society that expects to get whatever we want even if it takes having a baby tantrum.

Jesus said to Thomas in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Yet many people and even some so called believers have a difficult time believing that Jesus is the way! Whether they admit it or


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not their actions confirm that they don’t think Jesus is the only way. To them He might be “a way” but not “thee way”. But we can’t allow this deception to creep into the church.

Jesus dealt with this dilemma by speaking to His disciples when He said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me”. (Matt 16:24) As a Christian we must allow Gods ways to over ride our ways. As followers of Jesus we are to surrender our way for His way. Paul echoes this when he says in 1 Cor 15:31 “I die daily”. Paul lets us know that we must bring our carnal or fleshly man under subjection to God’s ways. We are a society of strong opinionated people that want their own way all the time.

This attitude is being played out in the media for all to see, which says, “I don’t have to stand for the Pledge” and “I can do what I want to”. This mindset of wanting everything their way is starting to corrupt the very fabric of our nation and the Continue reading

There’s Life in the Vine!

Image    There is a definite difference between the life that is separated unto prayer and the life that has separated from prayer. One has the power of God flowing through it and the other is powerless. We must understand that Jesus is the vine and we are only the branches. (Jn. 15:5). As long as we stay connected to the life-source then we will walk in His power.

Paul encouraged the Christians in Ephesus with these words: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might,” (Eph. 6:10). We walk in His power as long as we are in fellowship and communion with Him. I remember my former pastor, telling the church that some things must be caught not just taught. I believe Joshua caught something as he followed Moses.

Joshua saw the results of Moses’ communion with God. He Talked to God and then walked in His power every day.  Joshua caught the spirit of prayer and abiding in God’s presence. I love Exodus 33:11 where it says, “So the Lord spoke to Moses face-to-face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.” Picture this scene: Moses returned to camp and to his responsibilities but Joshua stayed in the Lord’s presence. Evidently Joshua caught something; he understood that a life of intimate prayer and communion will result in a walk of power.

We cannot survive without being grafted into the vine. Joshua was committed in making sure that he was grafted into the vine. It was a daily choice he made. Just as it must be a daily choice in our life to make sure we are connected into the life source of the vine.  As we come into the place of prayer and communion with God, we are strengthening our connection in the vine!