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How 2013 Changed Me: What I Learned from Writing My Last Book

  When the world undergoes extreme change like it did last year, we can be sure the Church is also changing. More accurately, I believe it is sea change in the Church that accounts for sea changes in broader humanity. You and I aren’t always fully aware of the changes…...

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THE MYSTERY OF THE MESSIAH TREE: A Christmas Season Meditation

  To everyone who prayed for my hand surgery last week, deep down thanks! The operation went well. I trust God for total healing and can already type for short periods. And so with only three weeks left till Christmas, I hope you’ll be inspired by this short meditation. Seven…...

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Purim 2013 – Overcoming the Orphan Spirit

“Celebrate yearly the 14th and 15th days of the month of Adar, as the days on which the Jews had rest from their enemies, as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy.” (Esther 9:21) Purim celebrates God’s miraculous rescue of the Jewish people when an evil enemy attempted…...

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Passover Message: I AM

“Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” (Exodus 3:14) Heralding the Passover exodus that would change the world, God appeared to Moses and dramatically revealed His personal name, I AM. As you probably know, names in the Bible are very important.…...

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The New Moon

Happy Rosh Chodesh, everyone! If you know what I’m referring to, you probably also know this post is a few days late. Rosh Chodesh is Hebrew for “Head of the Month” or New Month. It is also known as the New Moon because the biblical calendar is lunar based. The…...

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HANUKKAH DEVOTIONAL: 8 DAYS OF FRESH OIL FOR DARK TIMES

  Let’s be honest: times are tough. Those who stand for biblical values are increasingly persecuted. But light shines brightest when times are darkest. The Creator doesn’t want us hiding our lights under bushels. That’s not what the original Hanukkah warriors, the Jewish Maccabees, did in their day. So this…...

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THIS WEEK’S TORAH READING: A PERSONAL MESSAGE OF RESURRECTION

  In the past few weeks of ministry, I have heard Israel-loving believers across America ask questions of themselves that I, too, am asking. “Is my short life on earth truly gladdening the heart of God and blessing His people?” Or, “Am I really letting Him shape me into the…...

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TEN DAYS OF AWE ALERT: What does the Bible say about the US striking Syria?

    In recent days, many have noted that the Hebrew Scriptures refer prophetically to the future of both Damascus and Assyria. But these references, to be honest, are oblique. Although the Bible does not seem to directly address the current crisis in Syria, I believe God’s Word does speak…...

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A BLESSED NEW YEAR AND FEAST OF TRUMPETS TO YOU!

  The Alarm is Sounding The Feast of Trumpets foreshadows the heavenly trumpet heralding Messiah’s return (see 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 4:16-17). It ushers in the Ten Days of Awe, a period of sober prayer and repentance, culminating on the Day of Atonement (September 14). It is a time…...

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A Visit to the Western Wall at the Start of “Elul”

  Yesterday marked the start of the sixth biblical month, now known as Elul. Traditional Jews believe that God draws intimately close to His people during Elul, offering special grace to repent. Interestingly, the letters which spell Elul are an acronym for the Hebrew, “I am my beloved’s and my…...

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