Sunday, 24 July 2016


If we were truly obedient we would be less busy.

If we were more mindful of Him we would be calmer in spirit and have more strength of body and soul.


In the morning we need our brains washed by immersing them in the Word, refreshing them so that we can refresh others in turn.

'The Lord has given me the tongue of a disciple to know how to sustain the weary with a word. He wakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple.' Isaiah 50 vs 4

At day's end I need the refreshing washing of my feet, washing away the grime and weariness of the day, washing away sin and guilt, renewing a right spirit within through His life-giving blood, refreshing me for a quiet sleep. I don't need to understand it, just believe it.

'He will open a fountain to the House of David..... to cleanse them from sin and impurity.'
Zechariah 13 vs 1

Thursday, 21 July 2016


Man honours the human institutions of religion more than he honours God. Through them he creates a collective voice of authority and human traditions which become exclusive and ultimately oppressive to spiritual growth.

Religion is spirituality in the image of man which precludes man becoming the image of God. This is why there is a ferocious competition for the seat of ultimate domination. It is Satan's mimicry of God's plan for mankind. He seeks to retain his slaves and take the final seat of power in Jerusalem, in his bid to overthrow God.

He is already defeated but continues to subvert God's purpose and deceive the nations, the more so as his time of captivity draws near. After that he will be released for a moment to unite evil in a final onslaught against the King of Kings.

Before the dawn of time the only begotten Son of God was chosen by our heavenly Father to defeat sin and death and bring His people safely home. They will march out together and, as always, our Redeemer King will slay them with one Word from His mouth.

God's words which spoke life into being, will accomplish His creation of a new world and a new humanity in love with Him forever.

Saturday, 9 July 2016


Her lure is that of endless pleasure and self-indulgence.

Her end is to discover that it is merely the lure of a bubble of filthy soapy water.

Friday, 8 July 2016


Secularism masquerades as a theory of religious neutrality whereas it is the pursuit of blatant godlessness and self-promotion. It is a creeping deathly fog and a slow rising tide of filth.

God's children live in this suffocating air and drink its poison from dawn till dusk. The filthy waters encroach ever nearer. No wonder mere professors are shrunken and emaciated. Those who willingly imbibe it flourish and grow fat. Those who resist the deadly diet are persecuted and cast aside. We remind society of another reality, a world of truth, righteousness and humility, the stench of their coming death.

The ultimate conflict is between self-promotion and self-sacrifice. As Jesus said those who live to save their lives will loose them and those who loose their lives for the sake of the kingdom of His rule will save them.

Some will rise to unending life in God's presence. Others will rise to an unending life of torment and abandonment. Each day we face the choice where we will spend the rest of our lives.

Hell is the eternal scream.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


We all hope for a good dying. What we should work for is a good resurrection.

This is the purpose of Revelation, to spur us on to be the inhabitants of the true Jerusalem. A desire to see the King of Kings ruling on earth.

Loving His Word and His people through our words and our deeds is a good place to start. Our coronation depends on it.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


Christ is indeed the only God of salvation, the cosmic Redeemer King. Having said that we may never drain from that conception of His being, His essential, God-ordained Israeli identity which makes Him essentially human too.

Salvation is of the Jews, as Paul said. It is to them first that the gospel of their Redeemer King must be presented. To neglect to do so is to disobey the commands of God and we can expect no blessing. To obey this command is to ensure life from the dead for our own souls and the life of God's children on earth.

Monday, 4 July 2016


Inherently I am strong, fearless and clear thinking. However those natural dispositions are just as much a potential for great evil as great good. As C S Lewis said, it is our strengths we need to fear more than our weakness. They had to be tempered by the Spirit of God or they would have destroyed me, and perhaps others along with me.

The means He used were those in most women's hearts, if they are honest.Through my inordinate desire to be safe and admired in the arms of an earthly lover and settled into the security of a beautiful home, I exposed myself to evil and was smashed and left for dead. No earthly power could preserve me as it was masterminded in hell, aided and abetted by the anger and jealousy of close family and an apathetic, indifferent Christianity, unable to perceive the forces ranged against me.

Out of this abandonment God was reshaping and restoring me for true spiritual beauty and life, totally drawing on His loving faithfulness to His covenant with my people and to me as one to whom those promises had been made. Scripture reflects the story of my life, both the sin and reconciliation, being lost and then found. The Word which God has implanted in my soul and written into my mind. That's how I know He is true and His Word is true.

It is true at all times and does not depend on my conscious appropriation of that truth. I am living proof of that, a demonstration to the heavenly powers and wicked forces of the immutable, underserved and victorious loving kindness of the Godhead who know no other heart beat than that of mutual love for one another. There is no reason for Him to love me other than that He has chosen to do so.

It is this we are called to reflect to the world, that demonstration of His love which is the rain which makes the implanted seed of His Word grow. This love is unmoved by the miserable condition of those we are called on to love. Our only hope for the salvation of this world. God overcame the evil heart of this world but it is our task to demonstrate this.

We read His promises and start to cling to them and as we look back we can see how they have shaped and kept our lives, revealing His greatness and goodness to the world. Bringing His children safe home is His greatest work and demonstration of His self-giving love and power to those who fill the heavenly realm.

Ephesians, the book that changed my life.

Friday, 1 July 2016


It's no use telling someone God loves them if you don't. True love is always demonstrated. God isn't going to ask us one day 'what do you believe about Me?' He's going to ask 'what did you do for Me?'.

He asks for a demonstration of love as proof of our profession. He asks no less from His Son. Jesus went before His Father with His shed blood as proof of His love, both for His Father and for us. He expects no less from us, not as atonement, but as living proof of our devotion to Him.

His special love is for His chosen people, the descendants of Israel. Do we imitate Him in this?