Partnering with the King of kings

The video is here. We never outgrow the need for encouragement and we all long for fathers. Our hearts are designed to cherish a father and to be one. It is pastoral, but once we feel the call to our own destiny, that relationship is better described as apostolic. Our...

Collaborate Co-labor and Co-create

The video is here. The precept of “faith” is that when we are spiritually mature, doubt and uncertainty will now longer be with us and we’ll know exactly what to do… and it will work. This is a partial truth (lie) that’s embedded deeply in our hearts as new believers,...

The Power of Passion

The video is here. Much is shifting in the Kingdom right now, with many practical ramifications in every mountain of our cultures. It is spring in America, a season for new beginnings. At a personal level, servants who have emphasized discipline and obedience are...

When to Press

The video is here. One issue we all face is knowing when to press into initiatives without getting ahead of God. It is wounding to invest our energy and faith to contend for something that never happens… or find out later that it was never supposed to happen. In our...

How to Pick Your Battles

There is a lot swirling around in politics, nations and in the spiritual realm right now. There is a general call to prayer and to address the forces behind the attack. There is a theme of lawlessness and deception at high levels of government that has a trickle-down...

Signs Follow

The video is here. “Signs are best meant to follow – not lead. If we are led by the Spirit our “next step” direction will most likely come in the form of a repeated desire, idea or concern that calls us to some form of action. I am alarmed by the number of people who...

He Goes Before Us

The Video is here. He is not here… He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you… Matt 28:6-7 We all make decisions and take initiatives to live. There are times when those paths feel like God is walking right with us and other times with it feels like we’re...

Man of God

The video is here. The Lord gave me this for a friend, but I feel that it has an application for many of us. I think there is something in this for women as well. Recovering from Failures – You have beaten yourself up for doing things in your own strength, apart from...

Intercession For Kings

The video is here. Kings are courageous, entrepreneurial, self-starters who bless the heart of God with their initiative. While much of Christianity is passive, God has some sons and daughters who carry His favor and do exploits. We all feel the wind of His Spirit...

Experiencing the Love

The video is here. Pursuing our dream has a huge “fear of failure” quotient for all of us. The simple fact is that if we contend for our destiny and pursue our highest dreams, we will have some failures along the way. The message our hearts receive in trials, failures...

Surviving Setbacks

The video is here. There is a belief in most of our hearts that if we are God’s kids, nothing bad will happen to us. It might be more realistic and Biblical to suggest that the Holy Spirit will lead us through a wilderness where lots of exciting things will happen....

Crowns and Thorns

The video is here. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings… Phil 3:10 NIV If we died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. 2 Tim 2:11-12 NIV The Lamb will...

Living in Rest

For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath — rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make...

Only Believe

We all face issues in life that are beyond our ability to control or even to foresee. Our role in the Kingdom is volunteering to initiate something that is not possible to complete without God’s intervention. Faith always feels a little farther out on the limb than we...

Choose Yourself

The video is here. The greatest trade mark of making the transition from servant to King is the sense of having a Father and being chosen by Him. The Gospel of Being Chosen for fellowship with God and to share in what the Father is doing touches us deeply in our...

The Dilemma of Desire

The video version of this newsletter is here. “Many people find that the dilemma of desire is too much to live with, and so they abandon, they disown their desire. This is certainly true of a majority of Christians at present. Somehow we believe that we can get on...

From Chaos to Kairos

The rate of change in our society and in the Kingdom is astounding right now. Waiting 2 years for a cell phone contract to expire means watching 50 models introduced – all better than the one I just bought. 2012 was a year of total chaos for Sue and me. In the summer...

Plans of the Heart; Steps from the Lord

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Prov 16:9 NIV We are in an amazing spiritual season right now. Every few days there is a new shaking in some part of the world that ignites the passions or fears in the hearts of people. As 2013...

Immanuel – God With Us

The essential message of Christmas is that God chose to come and dwell with man. Jesus was not a “fall guy,” an angel or even a son in the sense of being someone other than God. Jesus is God in a way that humans cannot adequately explain. As CS Lewis said, it...

Thy vs My Will Be Done

CS Lewis is one of my favorite authors and yesterday I posted this quote on FaceBook. There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to who God say, in the end, “Thy will be done.”  CS Lewis I originally though he...

Determination

The Olympics are a great showcase of human competition, victory and defeat. Every athlete competes with the best in the world, with full knowledge they may not win. Yet, they are able to give their best effort toward their desire. One wins, two more medal and the rest...

Ambition

Ashamed of it, or filled with it? Kings are “quietly” entrepreneurial, courageous, powerful, competitive, adventurous, visionary and generous. They leverage their success to make others successful. Instead of creating followers, they are leaders who create more...

When Fear Comes Knocking

One of the realities of life is that things do go wrong occasionally and we have to make wise adjustments. The first choice involved is deciding to move. The consequence of fear is that it tends to immobilize us; our response is to surrender and curl up in the fetal...

The Ten Virgins

Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here. Ray Edwards and I did a second interview that is just as good. Both are about an hour and give a great summary of...

From Entitlement to Initiative

Now that world economies are slowing down, entitlements are being threatened. There is also a theory that riots in the UK and other countries have roots in the government providing inadequate care for those trained to depend on entitlements. The reality is that...

Stewards of Glory

What’s Worship – As a believer and then a pastor, I loved congregational worship. We practiced the music and sought God for a prophetic flow in every service. Those services taught me a precious aspect of hearing God’s voice and learning to glorify him. I will always...

Freedom-From-Entitlement

Breaking Poverty – We all want to help the poor. It’s a Biblical mandate that strikes close to home. We’ve all been in situations where we needed someone else’s encouragement and help to make it. Bearing one another’s burdens is a real expression of love. Kings should...