No Idle Word.

If you’ve ever heard the Lord speak to you (and we all have; although that’s for another post at another time) you know it’s perfect, in both its context and its timing. Well, we are called to be his hands and feet—and mouth—to those He wants to minister to. But as you know, words can be healing—or hurtful, depending on how we use them. A friend of mine recently shared that, although probably well intentioned, every time a certain friend spoke to her, most everything he would speak would cause her to invariably recoil. “Words of death” she called them. How does this happen; whether by someone that does it continually, or by our momentary lapses? And do we not all desire to be “healing speakers”? The...

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Is It Revival?

In a move of the Spirit, some years back, His presence was so strong that many people took up the banner of “revival”. The following was written as were were in the midst of it: …But the question remains, is this revival, or outpouring? Is this yet the fullness of what we have come to desire? Many years ago, in a similar outpouring where entire crowds were being prayed for for blessings and for a touch of the Lord, I observed people quickly returning to the prayer line, without having fully “honored” or appreciated the previous prayer. Grieved, I went to the Lord. And He responded to me “These things are My gift to you.” (Ah, a sovereign, unmerited gift. Thank you Lord.) But then said, “What you do with your...

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Are you the One? Or should we search for another?

At the end of his own ministry, when John was in prison questioning whether Jesus was the Messiah (or Christ, in Greek,) he sent two of his disciples to ask directly: Matt 11:3b-6 (NKJ) 3 “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” 4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 5 “The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” I have often wondered why our Lord answered this question so obliquely. John was, after all, his cousin. And he was after all, the very one to testify openly “I indeed baptize you with water; but...

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