This series starts off with laying the biblical groundwork that God is the absolute Authority over every single thing that comes to humanity. Pestilence almost always comes directly from His hand and we must shake off our inability to discern that this is the biblical pattern.
This is our second installment of our family recording an episode together. We discuss Romans 15:13 and how we in Messiah should be walking empowered by the Holy Spirit, filled to overflowing. Be encouraged!
This hour is interesting friends, to say the least. We are seeing unprecedented actions by the governments of men. Crisis reveals humanity's true character and we're coming up entirely in want. It is time to be men of discernment, tuned to what the Spirit is saying. Be alert. Be sober. Establish your governing authority that cannot be shaken.
In this hour, fear and disarray are clamoring to get the attention of humanity. So how does it go with you? How are you responding? How is the Church faring? Well, the way I see it, this hour is loaded with opportunity - pregnant with potential! But, it will only be for those with discerning eyes to see. Will that be you? Let's prepare our hearts friends! Today could be the day that you truly abandon yourself entirely to Yahweh, the perfect Father.
Some wake from sleeping easily, some need a violent shaking. Either way, we had better assess our spiritual slumber. If any man can be moved to fear via changing natural conditions, it is proving that he absolutely will be. Yet it's time for spiritual men to rise up! We must cast off every thing that is hindering our alertness and clear discernment in this hour. The response of the world is becoming clear. Who will be awake and instead of getting in line to be fearful, will not be moved? In this episode, I submit a pattern of victory for those in Messiah to walk, in this hour of chaos.
In this episode, we take a light-hearted look at some tadpoles that my son is raising. The value of environment is vital and we see that when we step back and look at our own growth. We must assess the conditions of our spiritual environment and make adjustments where necessary.
Revelation is replete with the phrase, "he who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying." So, with this in mind, it would do us well now to begin to make sure that we "have an ear" and train it accordingly to hear rightly. In this episode we topically discuss how we can take measures now to be prepared to be a people that clearly hear what the Spirit is saying in this hour.
Throughout the Bible, Paul's teachings are always teeming with the pattern of endurance. Romans 5 is no exception as he instructs the Followers of the Way to "exult, glory and boast in their trials". Why would any one of us want to do so? Well, he goes on to answer why and this episode examines just that. Fear is advancing and the people of God are quickly revealing that they are not immune. We must become grounded and set now in order to have any chance to endure what lies ahead.
As I look around, I see a lot of people within the Church becoming quickly shaken. Worldly culture-driven shock and fear is on the rise and I'm concerned that, if we're not careful, it will have it's way with people of God. We must respond differently. We must be distinct. We must be sure of our Safety and Provision. We must prepare now to be a spiritual people who cannot be shaken, when all else around us is.