The stunning power of Scripture

I have generally kept to the Scripture reading of the Daily Office the past couple of years. It keeps me in both the Old and New Testaments. There are also those amazing times when the reading I am working through in the Daily Office collides with the current world. In this time of upheaval IContinue reading “The stunning power of Scripture”

Notes from the wilderness

I am working my way through Ezekiel as the Lord stirs in my heart more about “Living in Babylon.” This was a sermon series I did in 2016, but I left a lot unexplored. The Lord is bringing this back around to me and in this season as I form extended thoughts on this subject,Continue reading “Notes from the wilderness”

The watchman on the wall

I am reading back through Ezekiel these days, asking the Lord about “imagination.” As I read through the early part of Ezekiel again, I am struck by Ezekiel’s call. I also think of Jeremiah’s call. They were to warn clearly regardless of the response. If they didn’t give the warning, God would hold them (the prophets)Continue reading “The watchman on the wall”

Eat this scroll — the importance of spiritual feasting

Ezekiel was commanded to eat the scroll full of judgments and doom. Just eating something like a scroll doesn’t seem too pleasant, but to eat words of doom and gloom… I would think there would be an expectation of bitterness. But Ezekiel found the scroll sweet as honey. We need to feast on the wordsContinue reading “Eat this scroll — the importance of spiritual feasting”

Speaking Truth Has Little to do with Response

That said, it is still up to us as believers to take up the admonition to speak the truth in love. That still may not go well, but it does not release us into the depths of this world’s system of “taking it to the man” (or whatever phrase they are using these days). ButContinue reading “Speaking Truth Has Little to do with Response”

Being Hard Headed

It’s okay to be hard-headed! Hallelujah! Stubborn. Immovable. It’s biblical! 8 I’ve now hardened your face so that you can meet them head-on. 9 I’ve made your forehead like a diamond, harder than stone. Don’t be afraid of them or shrink away from them, because they are a household of rebels. (Ez. 3:8-9, CEB) AND, being hard-headed putsContinue reading “Being Hard Headed”

Gog and Magog and the End of the World

The past couple of weeks I have been reading through Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel. Just some light summer reading before heading back into teaching… As I cruise through Ezekiel 37-39 I am thrown back to my high school days. Those were the days when I had everything figured out. The Rapture, Israel, the Church, all ofContinue reading “Gog and Magog and the End of the World”