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07
The Privilege Of Prayer
February 7, 2014

  There’s all kinds of topics to write about on prayer such as the power of prayer—or the perseverance of prayer—or the potential of prayer—but I want to look at the privilege of prayer because it truly is a privilege and one that unfortunately is too often overlooked and neglected. First […] [READ MORE]



07
Are You A Pre Or Post Pentecost Believer?
January 7, 2014

    

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23
The Ice Storm of 2013- Mother Nature?
December 23, 2013

  Well, the weather outside is frightful...the forecasters got it right—a major ice storm would pass through Southern Ontario leaving a fierce trail of destruction in its path. And so it did. Julie and I woke up Sunday morning to freezing rain like we’ve never seen in our city of Kitchener […] [READ MORE]



13
To The Pastors Of My Church- A Letter From Jesus
December 13, 2013

            To the Pastors of My Church: I have called you and ordained you with a high calling as My chosen instruments with which I am building My Church. I did not choose you because of your abilities, nor your personality, but rather your humility and your heart. You must work […] [READ MORE]



09
Joseph's Crushed Dream
December 9, 2013

 Matt 1:18 ... Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant... 2013 -  the year of crushed dreams for me. I had high expectations going into the beginning of this year. My business was going to be rolling awesome and […] [READ MORE]



15
The Power of Integrity Part 1
November 15, 2013

  An old friend recently asked me what the word “integrity” meant. Someone had used it referring to him and he was concerned if it was something bad in his life and character. I assured him that it was a good word—a compliment to him—this person was honouring him by acknowledging […] [READ MORE]



10
The Other Side Of Halloween
October 10, 2013

With Halloween soon upon us, I have re-posted “The Other Side of Halloween” from October, 2012 as a refresher to my readers and also for those who perhaps have not read it. This is available for download by clicking "Articles" on the Home Page. Once again, it’s that time of […] [READ MORE]



11
Are You Being Pruned?
September 11, 2013

 Something very noticeable is happening today in the Body of Christ—the painful process of pruning. I am feeling the sharp knife of God doing its precise work in my life, removing areas and attitudes of the flesh that only hinder greater growth.  There are plants that appear to be thriving with […] [READ MORE]



16
The World Will Never Be The Same Again As We Know It
August 16, 2013

THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN AS WE KNOW IT When we view world events on the television, we simply cannot deny that we are presently, right now, at this very moment living in the very days that Jesus described in Matthew 24:8 as being “the beginning of sorrowsrdquo;. […] [READ MORE]



27
Ten Basic Rules To Safeguard Your Victory
June 27, 2013

 As we witness prophetic events unfolding daily, we can attest without question, that the Church is in the last of the last days, the final hours before Christ returns for His spotless Bride. If there was ever a time when we, as Christians, need to safeguard our victory in Christ […] [READ MORE]



28
Rest In Our Wrestling!
May 28, 2013

There are opposing opinions to the phrase that is commonly used regarding a higher intensity in intercession which is “wrestling in prayer”. I’ve used it many times myself when discussing or preaching on that aspect of breaking through with God. One view holds that the battle has already been won […] [READ MORE]



26
Stop and Listen!
April 26, 2013

 This message from the late David Wilkerson really spoke to me as I read it, and I want to share it with my readers. What he writes concerning our failure to spend quiet time with the Lord allowing Him to speak and share His heart with us is so true […] [READ MORE]



11
Household Salvation Prayer
April 11, 2013

 God has been stirring up a burden in my wife, Julie and me, for our many unsaved family members. We’ve also heard this from other Christian friends we know as well. This is a clear indicator that the Holy Spirit is about to be poured out upon all flesh in […] [READ MORE]



06
When Peace Is Not Possible
April 6, 2013

Romans 12:18  “If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.” Peace among one another is the golden rule for Christians in order to maintain fellowship as well as a positive witness to the world. However, Paul prefixed this instruction with “If it’s possible”, which […] [READ MORE]



27
Earned Authority
March 27, 2013

Several years ago when I was preaching in a certain church in Kitchener, Ontario, I made the comment that “the anointing is earned, not learned.” In other words, you can read and study and even gain an intellectual understanding of the dynamics of the anointing, but it is only acquired […] [READ MORE]



19
Freedom To Fail!
February 19, 2013

Some time ago, I was sitting with an old friend from a church Julie and I previously attended and we were discussing the need to encourage people who don’t quite measure up to our standard or do things the way we would do them. In our conversation, I made the […] [READ MORE]



09
Do You Feel Forgotten By God?
February 9, 2013

This morning in my time with the Lord, I was reading in Genesis 40, which is the account of Joseph in prison for a crime he did not commit. The Bible is not clear as to the length of his confinement before his release, but we do know that Joseph […] [READ MORE]



20
Keep People First!
January 20, 2013

In our technological digital world of cell phones, tablets, and laptops where the trend is to communicate via texting, tweeting, emails and Facebook without ever having to actually talk to the individual or make any eye contact, it’s easy to see people as a mere entity—just one of the seven billion faceless people on planet Earth who take up their portion of space. We so quickly forget that we were created by God for fellowship with Him and with each other. Life today seems to be such a whirlwind of activity, events, schedules, travel and non-stop commotion where people around us are commonly neglected and cast aside as an inconvenience or annoyance, especially when we are exhausted at the end of a long, stressful day. The Church is in danger of falling into this impersonal trap of numbers, statistics, finances, marketing and programs where people have become a commodity that we call “church” and “outreach”. We are in danger of judging the success of our ministries by our busyness, our bank accounts and the number of bodies in our meetings. We are in danger of calculating “flesh and blood” people as “things” to increase our agendas and personal plans rather than as hurting, helpless sheep in need of healing. I think of the solemn words of Jesus to Peter when He charged him to “feed My sheep” as evidence of Peter’s true love for Christ. As David Wilkerson remarked, Jesus didn’t tell him to “count My sheep.”

 

Many times while in prayer, God has gently reminded me that serving Him is about people, not my own personal convenience or wishes, which is why the Apostle Paul admonished us in Philippians 2:3-4 to “be humble towards one another, always considering others better than yourselves.  And look out for one another's interests, not just for your own”. Do we do that today? Do we put the needs of other people ahead of our own desires when God providentially brings them into our path? Do we stop what we are doing and give our time and attention to someone in need of a listening ear or a helping hand? A kind word, a warm embrace or even a few dollars may be the very thing that will change their life! I’m not talking about lazy or crafty people who just want to waste your time and leave you frustrated and spiritually drained—I mean people who the Holy Spirit has purposely directed to us specifically. People who have nothing to offer us other than their heart-felt gratitude for caring in an uncaring environment. Jesus said, “When you have done it unto one of the least of these, My brethren, you have done it unto Me”. (Matthew 25:40) That is the heavenly perspective that we need to keep before us in all of our dealings and involvements with others with no strings attached—no hint of payback. Each one is an individual soul that Christ loves and died for, from the self-made business man in his multi-million dollar mansion to the rejected homeless man whose only concern is his next meal and a warm place to lie down. “Feed My sheep”.

 

Julie and I recently had an appointment with a banking officer, someone we did not know. It was strictly a personal business meeting regarding financial matters. The person behind the desk assisting us was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. No one would have ever assumed that she was dealing with serious personal matters that weighed heavy upon her heart. After all, this was her professional role and she was just there to assist us as clients. As we talked with her, she revealed that she had two family members that had just gone through severely devastating  accidents which  brought a certain guilt to her conscience. As we listened, she willingly made herself vulnerable to us by stepping out of her role as a financial advisor to expose herself as a weak, hurting soul in need of hope and spiritual healing. We thank the Lord that we were able to encourage and comfort her and even pray with her right there in her office as we took her hand and brought her to the throne of God’s grace and mercy. I’m sure she never experienced that before in a business meeting with any of her clients, but it was a powerful demonstration to both her and to us of God’s deep love for people, created in His image. I am so thankful for that divine appointment which reminded me yet again to “keep people first”.

 

The next time you’re dealing with someone in an impersonal setting, such as the young woman who serves you your coffee, or the older woman behind the till at the supermarket checkout line, or the mechanic who works on your car, or the person asking you for directions, or the telephone marketer who is interrupting your dinner or TV show, or the unkempt teenager who asks you for some spare change, or the person cutting your hair, or the doctor examining your body, or the police officer giving you a ticket, try seeing them through the eyes of Christ and “feed His sheep”. There is not one person that you will come in contact with on a daily basis that Jesus did not die for. He is the Friend of sinners and they are a precious soul to Him. Keep people first and God will use you to make a lasting impact in their lives for eternity! [READ MORE]



06
On The Move...Again!
January 6, 2013

Well, it’s time to once again, round up the empty boxes, purchase a few rolls of packing tape and line up some friends. Julie and I are moving...again. I stopped counting a few years ago, but I suspect we are somewhere around number 20. No kidding. Our shortest stay in […] [READ MORE]



21
The Remedy For Our National Ills
December 21, 2012

In my devotional time with the Lord this morning, I read a verse that has always blessed me and has given me great assurance that once again, God will restore this fallen world back to Paradise again. The verse is Zechariah 8:5,  “And the streets of the city shall be […] [READ MORE]



10
A Prophetic Word by Yolanda Ballard
December 10, 2012

Around a year ago, I posted a prophetic word on my website from Yolanda Ballard and many readers responded how much it blessed them—here is another word from her sent to me by my publisher. I trust it will bless you again and challenge you to submit completely to the […] [READ MORE]



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A Prophetic Word for 2013
November 29, 2012

Right now, I’m in one of those rare seasons of sensing God’s closeness in hearing His voice. Not that He doesn’t speak regularly in various ways, but more often than not, the Christian life is a walk of faith and standing on God’s unfailing word without any supernatural inner-voice of […] [READ MORE]



22
The Need For Diligence
November 22, 2012

As I was praying this morning, the word “diligence” came into my mind. This is a word that one hardly hears today in our complacent, half-hearted, good enough society. The dictionary defines ‘diligence’ as “an earnest and persistent application to any undertaking”. When you carry that over to the Christian […] [READ MORE]



11
The Reproach Of America
November 11, 2012

Now that the highly anticipated U. S. election has come and gone, and the emotions of shock and awe have somewhat leveled among conservatives and Christians who were sure they had a nationwide return to morality in the bag with Governor Mitt Romney, what does President Barak Obama’s re-election to […] [READ MORE]



05
A Word For Perilous Times
November 5, 2012

We are living in perilous times as the Bible forewarns in 2 Timothy 3:1. One of the greatest temptations for God’s people on the frontlines will be to quit in the heat of the trial. Paul prophesied that clear reality in 1Timothy 4:1 that in the last days, christians would ldquo;depart […] [READ MORE]



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