An urgent request was just put out for prayer concerning Pastor R and the struggles he has been having with his health. I know many of you immediately began earnestly taking him and his situation before the Lord at this critical time for him. I am thankful for a body of believers that take the Word of God literally and […]
I received an urgent e-mail from Jerusalem this morning (Pacific Coast Time), letting me know that Pastor R seems to have caught some kind of flu. He is fighting with a high temperature and really needs our prayers. Most of us know, at least to some degree, the kind of things he has gone through–at least, in the last four […]
I received a call this morning from Pastor R. He called, asking for special prayer and he would appreciate the prayers of all that have a heart for House of Blessing, their missionaries, and of course, himself. About two hours after he and I spoke on the phone this last Friday, he and two missionary men that were with him were […]
As I was contemplating the different things to include in today’s update, I reread Revelation 6, paying special attention to the fifth seal which is found in verses 9-11. It reads like this: When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the […]
There is a vast difference between knowing about God, and “knowing” God. Our churches, Bible colleges and seminaries, are full of people who have accumulated a great deal of knowledge “about” God. Some a doctorate in theology and received high marks for their thesis, yet they do not “know” God! We have evangelists who are in great demand to speak […]
Jesus had told His followers, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Obedience to God is something many make light of. Yet, Jesus did associate love with obedience! When we trulyloveHim, obeying Him and His commandments becomes a natural outcome of our life as a believer. The two work together to draw us into intimacy with God. We […]
In this series we have looked at quite a number things that have to do with our walk of intimacy with God. We are going to look at something in this portion of the study that is sometimes overlooked in our day. This is “Purity.” We will spend some time looking at this in this study. We know that God […]
In going deeper in the study of walking in intimacy with God, I would like to spend a little time looking into the need for “meditation.” I am not referring to an eastern version of mysticism, nor “transcendental meditation” that became quite popular in the west starting in the 1960’s. For those that are living the life of a Christ-follower, […]
In a world that is moving as fast as today’s world, it takes making a conscious effort to make time to commune with God. The best of the relationship between a human and his Creator does not come with a quick prayer over a meal or our “now I lay me down to sleep” prayer. A close walk with God must be pursued, but God will be there for anyone that makes an honest effort! It is essential in our imploding world.
As is typical for our time, it is too easy to go through all the motions of going to church, drop some dollars into the offering, be pious for the songs, worship, and even the sermon. Then we go home and forget that our intimate walk with God still much be #1 in our lives or we’re completely missing the boat. We’re right at the end of the age and need to be as close to our Lord as possible. He’s about to call us home. We must be about our Father’s business. We also need to finish well!