Prayer Warriors

I continually hear folks refer to someone as being a “Prayer Warrior.” I have even heard some anoint themselves as being such. I know you have heard this thrown around. Yeah, I understand that they ae trying to describe someone who prays for others; who is consistently and persistently spending time in prayer; going before the Lord with their “requests, supplications, intercessions, and thanksgivings.” This is great and should be applauded! They probably have a prayer list and log every prayer. That is cool! These people are the “go to” person whenever you need something from the Lord. Again, that is commendable! However (you knew that was coming, didn’t you?), you won’t find the phrase anywhere in the Scriptures. Continue reading

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Serious Praying

My friends, many of you have been receiving my messages for a long time. But I have never been as direct as I am about to be. Tell me, what is going on in your life? How are the relationships in your life? Are they broken and in desperate need of healing? Continue reading

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan

I have been watching, “Here Comes Mr. Jordan.” It is a film from 1941 (and remade as “Heaven Can Wait,” and “Down to Earth.”). The premise is that a guy (played by Robert Montgomery) was a working-class boxer and amateur aviator whose plane crashes in a freak accident. He finds himself in heaven but is told, by a wry angel named Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), that his death was a clerical error, and died fifty years before he was scheduled to die and “Mr. Jordan,” the guy overseeing who departs for eternity, has to find him a new body. Continue reading

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Light or Dark; Left or Right

The other day, I was talking to a dear friend about the chaotic events occurring across our nation. I reminded him of the things we know will happen. You know, People only loving themselves and money; being proud; stuck-up; rude; disobedient; ungrateful; godless; heartless, and hateful. They will be filled with anger, and lack self-control or pity. People hating everything that is good. Being sneaky, reckless, and puffed up with pride. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure. Even though they will make a show of being religious, their religion won’t be real (II Timothy 3:1-5). Continue reading

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“Wilderness” Experiences

This morning I want you to examine your faith and figure out what foundation it is built on. This is important for all of us to do. I mean, Scripture tells us that we received our faith by hearing the Word of God, and it gave us “spiritual ears,” which allow us to hear our Lord’s voice (see Romans 10:17). Well, Scripture also tells about living faithfully and honoring our faith, even during the most difficult times; times that many refer to as our “wilderness experiences.” Continue reading

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Draw Closer

My dear friends, I need to encourage you to draw closer to your Father; to remind you that His desire is for us to have a relationship with Him. Oh, not just knowing “about” Him, but one that would grow and mature and become the most prominent thing we have ever known; that it would become more intimate and touch every area of our lives. Shoot, it wouldn’t be any fun knowing about my wife, but oh, great joy, actually knowing her! So it is with our Father! Continue reading

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A Wrinkle In Time

I rented a movie entitled, “A Wrinkle in Time” via PPV. I had read the book (and almost all of the books from Madeleine L’Engle), and I was [naïvely] believing they would have been faithful to L’Engle’s book, but sadly, the film’s screenwriter had lost the entire message of her book. Like Lewis’ Narnian Chronicles, “A Wrinkle in Time” provides an excellent and imaginative story of hope while facing challenges and finding Redemption. Continue reading

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