CAUGHT OFF GUARD I have thought of Elaine and myself as being mid-range people in life, i.e. clothing, vehicles, restaurants, vacations and so forth. It’s been a purposeful principle of life. However, this notion was just put to the test. We were considering replacing our 2014 Toyota RAV4 with one with a power liftgate because…

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THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES Don’t be lulled into tranquility by an appearance of relative quietness in our land. This is the quiet before the storm. We’re in the eye of the hurricane. We need vigilance like never before. If you need a little wake-up call, listen to Jonathan Cahn’s 13-minute prophetic word on YouTube.…

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The Warrior BRIDE – BSee Part A, Yesterday So, we are not just warriors for what is right, but for our passion and love for our coming King. It’s the purity that is because of intimacy in our relationship with Christ. It’s a covenantal relationship that holds even if we lose our lives. Sika Ulutoa:…

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THE WARRIOR BRIDEPart A – THE WARRIOR Sika Ulutoa* commented on my Jan. 19 Facebook post, THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH, with this. “Amen. We will rise to our Place as the BoC (Body of Christ) in this world as we approach our coming King. The BoC could also be called The Bride of Christ. The Warrior…

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FREE BOOK ON HOUSE CHURCHESYou NEED This! NOW is the time to begin to learn about HOUSE CHURCHES or similar alternatives to traditional church services, many of which will not sustain us in the Day to come. Attitudes toward faith that is based on the exclusiveness of Jesus Christ as the way to heaven, and…

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THE HARVEST WORKERS – B(See part A, yesterday) Transformed passions and a new focus in life will mark the Church that is now being formed in the hearts of many. As God prepares us to bring in the harvest, we will come to care more about His Kingdom and His purposes then about things of…

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THE HARVEST WORKERS – A Jesus was kind and gentle, but He also made strong statements and communicated high expectations for His followers. The Great Commission was a command, not a suggestion. It applies to all who claim to be His disciples, to be expressed in the ways that He custom-crafts for each one. As…

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SOWING THE SEED One will view “investment” differently if we approach it from the standpoint of “increase” having to do with bringing souls into the Kingdom, and our eternal reward, instead of earthly benefits. God prospered us for His Kingdom purposes but until now we haven’t taken that seriously. I take seriously the likelihood that…

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OUR PLACE OF PEACE There’s nothing like God’s Word to instruct and comfort us in times of uncertainty and its fear-inducing imaginations. It is backed up by His power, His character, and His love for us, and gives us a rock to stand on even as frightening waves come crashing over us. Let’s start with…

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THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH Someone asked what I mean by the “Institutional Church.” (IC) An institution is an organized social unit of any size which uses designated leaders and enforceable rules to influence peoples’ behavior. Members typically have a common sense of purpose, and shared values and beliefs which help give them identity and unity. Family,…

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