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Voice in the Wilderness: Ripe for Revolution

"Behold I will send my messenger ahead..." Malachi 4 It seems that the world is in perpetual revolution. The wheels of injustice, protest and war revolve in almost every generation. The timing of John's departure to the desert can only be at the crest of expectation as zealot aspirations increased as Roman domination was felt… Continue reading Voice in the Wilderness: Ripe for Revolution

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Voice in the Wilderness; When endings are beginnings

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 KJV The ministry of John is actually an ending of a prophetic dispensation. This dispensation has a objective to prepare a people, a nation for the Coming of the Messiah. Prophecy concerning a Messiah began to be understood and prayer groups grew in Jerusalem to pray… Continue reading Voice in the Wilderness; When endings are beginnings

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Voice in the Wilderness; when the Wilderness is the centre of God’s activity

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord… Continue reading Voice in the Wilderness; when the Wilderness is the centre of God’s activity

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Voice in the Wilderness: what did you go to see, what did you go to hear?

Matthew 11 relates the story of two disciples sent by John the Baptist to Jesus asking Him questions regarding His Ministry. Jesus' response not only to John and the multitude is telling! "What did you go out to the Wilderness to see? What did you go out to the Wilderness to hear? " I sense… Continue reading Voice in the Wilderness: what did you go to see, what did you go to hear?

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Apparent Contradictions are Doorways to a Greater Understanding: losing faith in the face of Loss.

"And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, Before the cock crow you shall deny me three times" Luke 22:61 KJV The whole subject of loss and losing faith are connected. As it is loss must connect with our theme on Contradictions, the contradictions… Continue reading Apparent Contradictions are Doorways to a Greater Understanding: losing faith in the face of Loss.

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Apparent contradictions are Doorways to a great understanding: eyes closed to be opened wider

Luke 24. Looking at the contradictions we need to explore scripture. Luke 24 is a classic starting point. We see a whole closure of their eyes to the Risen Lord. Two disciples shell shocked about what had happened to the focus of their hope. We must see that this closure of eyes would lead to… Continue reading Apparent contradictions are Doorways to a great understanding: eyes closed to be opened wider

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The value of modern monasticism

When you study Church history you can sometimes discard some 1000 years of history thinking that the true move of God happened in the Reformation. However Church history places great importance of what is known as the Desert Fathers from 100AD onwards. It seems that the practice of withdrawing away from the cities and towns… Continue reading The value of modern monasticism

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The Lord whom you seek shall suddenly come to His Temple; prophetic Word

In every move of God messengers have come to clear the way for the Lord. This verse has to be taken in context. What is the context? 1. God clears the way via the prophetic messengers 2. God will come suddenly 3. His destination is the Temple. 4. He will purify the priests and refine… Continue reading The Lord whom you seek shall suddenly come to His Temple; prophetic Word