As I’ve been traveling, the Lord keeps drawing me to the book of Ruth. Ruth, who gives up her nationality in order to become a foreigner. Ruth, who chooses solidarity with the widow over being a bride again, Ruth who was willing to risk her reputation, Ruth who wasn’t expecting to be received with favor,Continue reading “Restoring the Desolate Inheritances: The Church’s Responsibility to the World”
How is faith in Christ different than aiming to be a morally “good person?” Last night, I was prompted by one of my dreams to wrestle with the difference between faith and general good ethics. Desiring More In my dream, I was walking down a sidewalk towards a crowd. A short, greyish black haired woman,Continue reading “The Genuine Article: Faith”
When a person starts long for God at the soul level, it comes from a place deeper than our reason and temporary emotions. It is like being pulled by an internal cord into a direction you may not consciously understand. Often, people experience this sensation over time, and describe it with sensing language (discerning, noticing, thirsting, hungering, itching, burning, aching, yearning, pining). When it comes to the soul (and the spirit), it isn’t a factual knowing or a rational reasoning, but an intuitive perceiving. Often, this means waking up a level of desire for righteousness and longing for the beauty of God that people didn’t know they had.
The active way Jesus chose to die has implications for how we walk out seasons of surrender and death to our own agendas. All necessary deaths lead to the redemption of God.
Today, I’m going to discuss how Christian Prophesy in modern era is distinct from prophesy and mysticism from other world traditions, time periods, and cultures. My goal is to explain how revelation from and relationship with the Holy Spirit differs from other forms of mysticism. Some of the historical information I will be referencing areContinue reading “Lord of all the Spirits: The Purity of the Holy Spirit among Mystic Traditions, Past and Present”