37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Continue reading
This morning I felt the Holy Spirit prompt me to share my own personal experience with revival. I thought I’d start with how I got saved.
It all began on a ledge. Not the metaphoric kind that we sometimes use to describe difficult circumstances. Mine was a real ledge – I was twelve years old and I was seriously considering suicide.
The circumstances that led me to let ledge were mainly geographic in nature. I was raised overseas. In 1991, when I was six, my family moved to the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar where we would stay for the next eight years. Continue reading
Until yesterday if you had asked me about the book of Philemon from the Bible would probably would have responded that it’s the little book at the back. That was until I really read it. I say “really read it” because I’ve read it before – more than once actually. But I didn’t read it with the understanding I have now. Let’s set up the scene. Continue reading
It’s not often that you hear the word “abolish” used to describe the end of anything but slavery and as a result, it’s a powerful word. It’s a word stuffed with emotional undertones that paints a graphic picture in the mind of tens of thousands of people, stolen from their homelands, stripped of their freedom and forced into all sorts of unpleasantness. It’s not a word to be used lightly or flippantly tossed around as slang. Continue reading
Hebrews 11:3 reads “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” NKJ To properly understand this full meaning of this scripture we should look at the Greek meaning of the word “frame”. In verse three the word frame comes from the Greek word καταρτίζω (katartizō) which means to fashion, put in order, equip for the intended purpose, to join and to make perfect. Continue reading
I was reading my Bible this morning and the Lord showed me, rather reminded me of something which He’s shown me before. It comes from the book of backs in the 16th chapter. It’s the story of how the Philippian jailer and all of his family are saved.
25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened Continue reading
This post is a direct response to the post The Near Collapse of Everything.
In the Near Collapse of Everything I shared a testimony of how God swooped in and saved my day… again. The part that I didn’t mention is what happened after He met met. Sure I gave the general conclusion of the story but neglected to share one important detail. Continue reading
Yesterday I had an encounter with someone who really hurt my feelings- like REALLY hurt my feelings. Felt completely rejected and alone and that hurt resonated deep inside.
While I knew I was hurting I couldn’t quite put my finger on why exactly I was in so much pain. I mean, my wife experienced the same hurt and after a half hour or so seemed totally fine. I was not fine, and didn’t say more than two words all the way home.
Once I got home I decided to take a walk. I grabbed a satchel and tossed my Bible in it just for good measure and left. Continue reading
Just this afternoon I read a quote from the Rev. Duncan Campbell of the Welsh revival and he said
"revival is not people feeling churches, revival is God filling people"
If you’re waiting for an event happen if you’re waiting for something to begin and that is called revival a disappointing news for you. That isn’t what revival looks like. Continue reading
Recently the Lord has been speaking to me about the principle of giving; and not in the context of tithes and offerings either. Rather, He’s been speaking to me about giving in a business setting.
Awaken the Nation is for all intents and purposes a business. We’re making a feature length film Continue reading