Consecration, Eschatology, Eternity, Fear of God, Forerunner Message, The Church, Truth

Love Wins

In the midst of the darkest and most confused hour in human history, may the Lord find a remnant faithful unto Him. As His eyes search to and fro throughout the earth, may He find an entire generation given over to Him, no matter the cost. May He find consecrated ones standing for Jesus, standing for truth, standing for love. Real love – the kind that goes hand in hand with truth, righteousness and saving grace – not the kind that celebrates perversion, compromise, and political correctness.

When the whole world rises up to shake their fists at You, let the wise be found on Your side. When the nations rage against You, let the humble be found hidden under the shelter of Your wings. When the masses gather to hate Your ways and curse Your name, let the faithful be found loving and exalting Your name.

Strengthen Your saints Lord! Keep us standing to the end. When You return, You will find faith on this earth.

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Eschatology, Forerunner Message, Longing, Musings, Pain

Hope Of Creation

My heart breaks when I look at the chaos and the confusion our world is in today. How in need we are of God. Man cannot fix man. Man cannot help man. There is a rise of blatant injustice and an increasing hatred for what is pure, noble and true. There is brokenness everywhere. There is no political solution we can come up with on our own to fix a broken and dying world. How in need we are for the return of Jesus. Our world is spinning out of control, and we can never fix it on our own because the root of most of what is going on today is the darkness of the human heart. How in need we are of the return of Jesus to make the wrong things right. We need His government and His rule because He alone is the perfect King. His judgements alone are true, perfect and good.

Jesus come back. Come back and help the widow, the orphan… the little girl who is being raped every day by man after man after man. Come back and help the needy, the oppressed and the defenseless. Come back and set the captives free. Come back and give us beauty for our ashes. Come back Lord. Come back with Your justice and Your righteousness. Come back with Your perfect judgements. We need You. Mankind needs You. We are dead and we are lost without You. 

“I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

This is Your promise. Do not leave us as orphans Jesus. Come to us. You are our only hope.

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Bridal Paradigm, Consecration, Destiny, Eschatology, Eternity, Forerunner Message, Longing, Love, The Church, Wilderness

You Will Have Your Bride

We must understand that He wants us so much more than we will ever want Him. What we feel for Him is a mere flicker of a flame compared to how His heart burns for us. His zeal for us is far more consuming than ours will ever be for Him, yes, even during the heights of passion when we are declaring our vows with tears streaming down our faces.

Know that His faithfulness towards us is far greater than our faithfulness towards Him. Our grip is feeble, but His is not. We are so weak, but He is strong, and He is able to keep us.

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. (John 6:37, 39 NKJV)

He wants us. He has been waiting for His Bride since eternity’s past, and He WILL have what He has set out to possess. The fiery promise He has made to us is that He will be faithful to complete the good work He started.

If we will not harden our hearts towards Him, He will keep us to the end. In that day we will stand before Him, and it will be the gladness of His heart. That glorious day is everything He has desired for with an all consuming jealousy, everything all of heaven has been holding its breath for, and everything the entire creation has been groaning for.

Jesus will have His Bride.

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Calvary, Eternity, Longing, Worship

Resurrection Sunday

5 years ago on this very day, I stumbled into a little campus church. Jesus met me there and I will never forget it. The beauty of the crucified and risen Lamb brought me to my knees sobbing.

The truth of Christ resounds louder and louder in my heart every day. He is more than a song, more than a story, more than words on a page or mere history. Right now, at this very moment, there is a very real Man, seated at the right hand of God.

He’s not a baby in a manger anymore.
He’s not a broken man on the cross.
He didn’t stay in the grave,
And He’s not staying in heaven forever.

For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27 NKJV)

To the risen King and the Hope of the Nations, we bow our lives to You, and we love the day of Your appearing.

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Eschatology, Eternity, Fear of God, The Church

I Love Your Judgements

Truth is cast down
Justice is perishing
The widow is abused
The orphan is abandoned
Do you think that God won’t see?
When the needy are exploited and no one cares for the voiceless?
The world’s leaders have turned to corruption
Each one ensnared by consumption of another man’s labor

But there’s a Man who’s seated on the throne
And He’s coming back to bring forth justice

He’s stirring up His church and working through His saints
But this is not the end there will be a day
With the burning wrath of fire in His heart
Our God shall come and not be silent
The Lord has seen
He will repay
He will arise on a set day
All who call on His name, in turn He will save

How will the nations learn Your righteousness unless You bring Your judgements to the earth?

King Jesus, set the captives free.

“Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation: Instruction will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations. My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to me and wait in hope for my arm.” (Isaiah 51:4-5 NIV)

Many accuse Him of being silent, but He is not deaf. There is an appointed end to suffering, and swiftly shall it come.

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Eschatology, Eternity, Longing

For This I Will Wait

“We sing to the Jewish Man, who’s forevermore our King. Glory to the Son of David, out of Zion He shall reign.”

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever.

The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 NKJV)

This is who I am living for, and this is what I am waiting for. My beautiful Jewish King is returning.

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Bridal Paradigm, Eschatology, Eternity, Longing, Musings

Morning Will Come

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. (‭I Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭12‬ NKJV)

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭12‬ MSG)

I have complained and grumbled many times about not being able to see clearly. Yes, there are glimpses. Yes, there are moments when the veil of eternity is lifted. I am so grateful but it is just that – a glimpse. A moment. As much as we can see now, it is only in part. As much as the most gifted seer or prophet can see now, it is still only in part. And how I groan because of this. I think I will groan for the rest of my years. There is a lovesickness inside of me that simply will not go away, not until I behold the One I love face to face. There is also a homesickness inside of me that remains even on days that are full and happy. Truth be told, the more glimpses I get, the more lovesick and homesick I become. Some days it really gets quite bad; my heart aches and I cry and cry. 

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (‭Psalms‬ ‭30‬:‭5‬ NKJV)

It is still night. Our Bridegroom is not yet fully with us.

But steady my heart. Morning will come, and it will be beautiful.

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