I have a special guest post this week. I'm happy to share the following article from Jonathan Brenneman, missionary to Brazil. I have got to know Jonathan over the last few years and have been impressed with his understanding of healing and the deeper works of God. I hope that you take the time to read this insightful post. —J.D. King *
As much speculation as we hear about “the antichrist,” none of the prophetic books of the Bible contain this term. It is found only in the First and Second...Read More
In the early 1970s, an accomplished young evangelist named Lonnie Frisbee began ministering at Calvary Chapel in Southern California. Coming out of the counter-culture movement, he was affectionately called the “hippy preacher,” Lonnie actively operated in the gifts of the Spirit, enabling Cavalry Chapel to increase from 50 to over 2000 in less than a year. This became the central hub of the Jesus People Movement.
Several seasons later, Frisbee was invited to speak at John Wimber’s ups...Read More
The principal reason that many men and women believe the world is growing worse is because of the influence of the media.
Failing media corporations are going after eyeballs and internet clicks. Because pessimism sells, television broadcasts emphasize conflict. With the inescapable pull of catastrophe, gatekeepers stress the negative. Many programming directors operate by the motto, “If it bleeds, it leads.”
Policymakers warn of global disasters, and the cultural architects fr...Read More
I’m confident you’ve come across this, but misperceptions occasionally rise over theological matters. A well-meaning colleague recently explained that the gospel is really about the future transformation of the cosmos. He asserted, “One day all that remains of creation will be upended in the glory of God.”
I recognized his position. Disappointments crush us and darkness remains. Undeniably, many splendid things will be revealed after Jesus’ second coming.
Yet, the gospel of the...Read More
A century ago, Professor George T.W. Patrick of the State University of Iowa claimed to have found an ancient inscription by King Naram Sin of Chaldea that was imprinted on stone.
It reportedly said, “We have fallen upon evil times, and the world has waxed very cold and wicked. Politics are very corrupt. Children are no longer respectful to their parents.”
The ancients believed that society was on the verge of collapse due to turmoil and the foolishness of the youth. They wer...Read More
People theorize about why sickness remains in their body. Several issues might be standing in the way of a breakthrough. But there’s one impediment that’s been more evident to me lately.
I've found that whenever there’s a lack of confidence in God, it invites stagnation and death.
I think Solomon was disclosing this truth when he affirmed the following: "Hope deferred makes the heart sick" (Proverbs 13:12).
This insightful declaration is about more than counter...Read More