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Prophetic Horizons

Aligning people with their God-Defined identity.

Testing Prophetic Words

For the last few months, I have been considering the nature of prophetic words. Many believers have thought New Testament prophecy was somehow different than the prophetic words of the Old Testament. The same Lord spoke those words. His heart did not change between...

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If It Were To Happen

Some of us could live to see the rise of a State Church in the United States. The previous sentence could sound alarmist to those who have not studied Church history under repressive regimes. Only Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. All else...

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Miraculous Hope for a Nation

In our current cultural climate, the thought of God doing profound miracles to supernaturally turn around a nation seems like folly to some – even believers who hold great respect for God’s Word, but no longer think miracles, signs, and wonders are the way forward,...

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No Longer Tossed About

Lies have been offered to the Church so well-crafted they sound like the truth to those who have allowed these offerings to replace biblical authority. Messages are being preached to unsuspecting congregations who now consider these erred opinions as an acceptable...

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Standing on the Wall

Before our culture went into lockdown, the Lord asked Jan and me to step into a season of extended solitary sabbatical. God was resetting our mission for the coming season. When the lockdown took place, it had little effect on us since we were already in a time of...

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A Squirrel Safari

I always thought a squirrel was a squirrel. I was uninformed about the variety of squirrel species until I was invited last week to go on what could best be described as a squirrel safari. I packed up my .22 bolt action rifle and joined some friends, each with far...

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The Blessing of Dismantled Assumptions

As we begin to emerge from this pandemic season where a significant dismantling of ministries has taken place, God will not reconstruct our broken concepts about His Kingdom or our preferred models of ministry that led us to this challenging place. He has something...

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A Spiritual Battlefield Commission

Rank-and-file followers of Jesus who do not possess a significant ministry platform have been engaged in decisive battles in the spiritual realm. These believers have proven themselves as faithful warriors of prayer and faith. Their coming recognition will be similar...

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Ready to Receive God’s Promise

An echo can travel for miles through steep mountain canyons. The sound of an echo bounces off hard rock mountain walls and continues to be deflected until there are no longer any hard surfaces to deflect its sound waves. An echo will end its course of travel when it...

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An Awake and Clearheaded Faith

This morning, I came across a verse that carried a serious challenge. Paul wrote “So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded” (I Thessalonians 5:6).  This admonishment to stay spiritually awake and clearheaded applies to our...

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Premature Proclamations

Be careful making premature proclamations of judgment about people without understanding their process. Not everyone arrives at the same realization at the same time.  Perhaps one of the greatest gifts we can give to those with whom we disagree is the benefit of the...

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On the Outside Looking In

On the Outside Looking In

Each morning, I take my dog outside while it’s still dark for a walk around the yard. As I passed by a window that provides a view into our living room, I stopped to look inside. In the softly lit window frame, I could see my lamp, computer, and writing chair. This is...

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The Danger of Premature Dismissal

Those who first sound an alarm can be seen as an interruption to those who are asleep. Many will dismiss the alarm because they can perceive its sound as premature, ill-informed, or pure fantasy. This misinterpretation of reality will continue until the cause of the...

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In Times of Absurdity

Yesterday, the word “absurd” kept coming to mind as I looked across our culture at the redefinitions of reality taking place. The level of absurdity of what some are accepting as truth seems to be on the rise. I took a stroll through several dictionaries and compiled...

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A Shaking in the Earth and the Spirit

In the week leading up to Easter Sunday, a swarm of 3,000 earth tremors took place in Northern California, in a very confined area between Medford, Oregon, and Redding California. To a lesser, but still significant number, swarms of tremors also occurred in the...

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