Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20 As I sat and watched nothing less than a shameless display of jubilation, my spirit was grieved within me. Rebellious revelers responding with glee at the decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court, guaranteeing the right to same-sex marriage- for those so inclined. This all should come as no surprise. As t
On the other hand, there are revivals which are called by individuals who desire to see a move of God. These meetings are saturated with prayer. There may not be any dynamic choirs, but there will be Spirit-filled singing. There may not be any organ during the preaching to pep it up, but there will be conviction. And that’s what we need. Genuine Holy Ghost conviction. It will change everything. I knew a man years ago who was my first pastor after I became saved. To date, he w
There’s a great quote I read on social media recently, it said, ‘Sometimes God will give you exactly what you wanted just to show you it’s not all you needed.’ I think there’s an element of truth in the statement. When I read it, my mind was immediately brought to Psalm 106. Verses 12-15 say: Then they believed his words; They sang his praise. They soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel; But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert
What did he say? My mind blinked. Then it paused just before it began to race with a flood of emotions. How should I react to this? Should I be angry? Embarrassed? Offended? I sat there nonplussed as my brain struggled to make sense of what my now burning ears had just heard. I mean the venue was safe enough or so I thought. This thing just should not have happened, under any circumstance. Period. It was at a gathering of chaplains, of which I was one, that this verbal assaul
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1 Corinthians 1:17 If I were to ask you what the gospel was, what would you say? Over the years I’ve seen a lot of what passes as the gospel, and much of it is less than a poor substitute. Well meaning and in many cases misguided Christians seeking to fulfill the Lord’s command found in Matthew 28:19 have rather given the world a w
Allow me to set the stage. Several years back I was standing outside of a church after the service. The weather was cold, raw and damp. The preacher that day was compelling and dynamic. As people continued to file out, adjusting their coats and jackets to the inclement weather, out comes the preacher of the day, dressed in shirtsleeves. I casually remarked to him with a smile, ‘Hey my brother, you better run inside and grab your jacket, it’s kind of chilly out here.’ I will n
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was riding high. Just two weeks prior to the big game, he had virtually snatched victory from the jaws of defeat – only to suffer a heartbreaking loss in the big game. Yet he was able to put things in proper perspective during a post game interview when he stated that the need was to keep his head up, and that the goal was to get back to the big game again the next year.
In 1 Kings 18 we see the great prophet Elijah also riding high, so to