To Know Him And Make Him Known

Of all the ministry slogans I’ve heard, my favourite must be YWAM’s ‘To Know God And Make Him Known’. We need to know Him so as to share His love for people. The question is, do we really know Him? And what does it mean to know Jesus? Personally, there’s been a fresh hunger and renewed passion in my heart to know Jesus like never before. To fall in love with Him all over again. In two weeks, I watched 3 seasons […]

The Fear of God

Recently, I discussed with a father the subject of parenting teenagers. His interesting remark got me thinking – “It’s good that our children fear us.”  As a father of three daughters, I’ve always made it my aim to progress from a fear to friend-based parenting style. So I asked my daughter, “Do you fear me?” To which she replied without hesitation, “No, I don’t.” What she meant was, “I’m not scared of you.” As I sighed with relief, I thought of […]

What A Year 2022 Has Been!

I’ve been in full-time ministry for 33 years and, in all those years, three clearly stood out as being earth-shaking. The first was 2001. What happened? 9/11. When those planes struck the World Trade Center in New York City, the world we knew changed forever. And I remember the exact moment I heard the news. Time stopped for me as I watched the horror of those twin towers collapsing.  Life was never going to be the same again. A war followed […]

His House Is Us!

Rick Joyner wrote in his book, ‘Apostolic Ministry’, a question that was etched in my mind – ‘What would the Church look like if it were built not to attract people, but God?’  This is not a slam on any seeker-friendly church, but a reminder to us that our primary ministry is first unto the Lord. Jesus must be so centric in all that we’re doing in the church and, as a church, for us to be effective in reaching […]

Loathsome Lukewarmness

I’m certain that the Epicurean Church, usually in her finest element when discussing prime restaurants to indulge her gourmet as well as gourmand appetites, would wholly concur with this biblical statement of fact: lukewarmness is revolting! To this end, the Church and her Christ would be in complete and perfect agreement. There’d be no avenue for splitting interpretative or prophetic hairs here and no scope for creating rival theological camps.  Clearly and simply stated, the Lord loathes lukewarmness!  Now, while […]

Revival or Bust!

‘Astonishment swept over the crowd, for they were amazed over what had happened.’ Act 3:10 TPT  When Peter and John healed the crippled man at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, the Bible says, ‘The whole crowd ran to them in amazement’ Act 3:11 (CEV).  As the Spirit was freshly poured out, the crowds’ reaction to the miracles performed by those go-for-broke 1st century Christians was extraordinary. Luke had to keep coming up with superlatives!  • ‘They marvelled’  • ‘Filled […]

Jesus and Social Justice

The subject of social justice is prevalent. We hear it spoken by politicians, preachers, celebrities, authors, and media influencers. Fallen humanity has produced countless injustices. In the family, it’s in the form of domestic violence, adultery, and child abuse. In the political realm, unjust wars, discriminatory laws, and corruption abound. Human trafficking, child labour, genocides, and abortions go unnoticed around the world. When we see fellow humans treating others unjustly, we’re appalled.  “How can husbands abuse their wives?”, “How can an adult […]

Born With A Mission

I recently heard from a church member that a few of his peers had left the church because they were offended by a preacher saying that this church was not for those who didn’t believe in missions.  I couldn’t help but think – Is there a church that does not believe in missions? When Jesus’ time on earth was ending, He gave His disciples a mission that would affect the entire world to this day. When we become Christ followers, […]

After Darkness, Light

Jesus exhorted us to watch and pray over events in our times. The polarising dynamics of the great outpouring of the Spirit and increased darkness over nations are happening right now and will continue until His return. As intense darkness accelerates, so will the light of God’s glory. Isaiah 60:2 tells us, ‘For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.’ […]

Discerning The Time

‘To everything there is a season; a time for every purpose under heaven.‘  Ecclesiastes 3:1 Whether in sports or stocks, or in nearly anything we do, the adage ‘timing is everything’ is immutably true. So, when the Word equates living by the Spirit and keeping in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25 NIV), the implication is clear: it’s not enough to know what God wants us to do; we must also discern when.  Soon after David’s rule over all Israel […]