Sunday, 12 April 2015


Man turned away from a loving God who had provided the best for him, to serve, not himself as he thought, but to serve as a slave to Satan and so to perpetual sin and everlasting death.

Our only hope of rescue is to take shelter in Jesus, the Captain of our salvation. He is God Himself, crucified in the flesh, ending the rule of evil and everlasting death, raised to give us His unending life and joy.

He is God's second chance for the world, the only One. If we neglect so great salvation there remains no life or shelter for us.

Jesus Himself will be our Crown Prosecutor. He would be our Advocate if we so choose. We are, after all, our final enemy.

Hebrews 12 vs 25.

Saturday, 11 April 2015


When on a Divinely appointed mission, we tend to break up the party, disturbing the peace but intent on rescue.

God's people are called to invade the portals of hell which will give way before them. Those, like Peter, who have been rescued themselves make the best fighters. In spite of his Divinely given confession, he got into trouble because he sought the comfort of the fires of the enemy.

Matthew 16 vs 18


God's purposes with His people are to turn them into burning bushes as the Holy Spirit alights on them like tongues of fire. Always burning but never consumed. Others are to see us in this way, like the three friends in the furnace who were preserved by the figure of a Fourth, discernible to those making the fire.

The Light has come into the world and the darkness will never put it out. God would have us be set like flint towards evil. Flint is dangerous. It is a weapon and also a means to setting fire.

Saturday, 4 April 2015


What better way to write a journal of life in a war zone, than to write a love letter each day to our Royal Lover about our insights into His love for us which are new every morning. He is an absent Lover at present but soon the 'day will break and the shadows flee away' and 'our eyes will behold Him in our flesh'.

Hardly surprising we call out 'return hastily, O my Beloved'.

This is the story of every Christian mystic through the ages. 'The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him and He will reveal His covenant to them.'
Psalm 25 vs 14.