Perfecting of the saints, work of ministry, edifying of the Body of Christ

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Ephesians 4:12 KJV This verse sums up what is needed across the Body of Christ today. Recently I led a retreat in northern England based on the theme “Fulness of God”. It was the most intense time of those 5 days, 8 sessions, some are recorded. We journeyed through the aspect of the fulness of God and discriminated what we mean. In my search through the Bible I look for the answers to our general terms. We can yearn for … Continue reading Perfecting of the saints, work of ministry, edifying of the Body of Christ

Misrepresentation in the Praise and worship ministry; prophetic word

In Ezekiel 28 we see the prophet who began to direct his message toward the King of Tyre, be redirected to see clearly how the angelic rebellion took place. Lucifer desired the throne, desired to ascend. We must contrast this with what Paul says about Jesus, in Ephesians 4, that Jesus descended first before He ascended. The fact that Lucifer had a very privileged place as music director of choirs of Angel’s, around the Throne, and his very body resonate with musical sounds we see that he was not content with that, but wanted the attention and the Throne as … Continue reading Misrepresentation in the Praise and worship ministry; prophetic word

Jesus; the precursor, forerunner

Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Hebrews 6:20 KJV Jesus has gone before us. It has a literal and spiritual significance. Beyond being the sacrifice Jesus is the High Priest. He has entered the Presence of the Father,within the Holy and Celestial Temple. This is literal. From a spiritual perspective we must understand that if Jesus is a forerunner that means where He has walked we will also walk. This means we will walk in both His sufferings but also in His Victory. We shall also … Continue reading Jesus; the precursor, forerunner

“In the year that Uzziah died I saw the Lord…” Isaiah 6:1

“In the year that Uzziah died I saw the Lord” When we consider the death of a monarch, we consider the upheaval of it in our lives,the uncertainty surrounding the installation of his successor, the remembrance of a king who followed Dsvid’s example of walking with God. There was a defining moment when he was made a leper in the temple for his anger. However the death of the king, who Isaiah was related and he was high priest, was a deep blow, deep loss. There is coming to many a sense of deep loss because there is going to … Continue reading “In the year that Uzziah died I saw the Lord…” Isaiah 6:1

Rest in Peace Paul Cain

Paul Cain, 89, passed into glory. He is widely known as one of the Kansas City prophets under the leadership of Mike Bickle. This movement exploded to be well known in 1988. Paul Cain had been 40 years in silence since he left off his early ministering. His early ministry was associated with the Latter Rain revival that characterised healing and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the late 1940 and into the decade of 1950. There was a 40 year period when it seemed that Paul Cain disappeared from the scene, and were wilderness years for him. It … Continue reading Rest in Peace Paul Cain

Jesus; the pattern of restoring

John 21; Simon Peter do you love me? Here as we progress in this series concerning Christ we still see patterns which indicate how He moves in us. We meet Peter in Chapter 21 completely defeated, having gone back to his old profession. He sees that he failed Christ in denying Him 3 times. But as we see the progression of the dialogue Jesus opens with Peter we see Him touch Peter in his failure with such discretion and gentleness. I really marvel the way Jesus works in us. He is not like us who like to hit our brothers … Continue reading Jesus; the pattern of restoring

Jesus: the Testimony is the spirit of prophecy

Revelation 19; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy… We turn around the verse to put the onus on us when the onus is on the one who sends us the testimony, endow us with the testimony. I was in prayer one day having read a book about John of the Cross, when he speaks about the 3 levels of prayer. He speaks of 1. Purgative 2. Illuminitive 3. Unitive The reason I bring this is because the endowment of the testimony of Jesus is not one that is achievable but it is given as an intimate … Continue reading Jesus: the Testimony is the spirit of prophecy

Two fronts of attack

There are moves within some denominational circles to dilute Biblical foundations such as the resurrection and the acceptance of gay marriage. There is growing ambiguity as the Biblical truth of bodily resurrection of Jesus is now being questioned and other lifestyles are being accepted. The two pronged attack is to undermine the efforts to unify the Church and to defend crucial tenets of faith, and defend the Biblical definitions of marriage and family. However we would look on this, we see forming more divisions, more denominations arising to meet “demand” for more acceptable ways of moulding theology to the modern … Continue reading Two fronts of attack