Entries by ralph

Determined or Narrow-minded?

Paul writes a facinating comment in his letter to the Philippians. As a Master Builder (apostle) he writes of himself: “[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His person more strongly and […]

The Sky Is Falling, The Sky Is Falling

As I travel and minister in various places I notice that once vibrant Christians have lost their zeal and their passion for the Lord and often for the Church. I have been in my present city and the Network I belong to for 30+ years and so I have know some of these people a […]

Understanding Anointings

For someone to function in the office of apostle or prophet they need to be anointed by the Lord Himself. The Five-fold ministry of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher (Ephesians 4:11) is a gift from the Lord given to the Church when He ascended into Heaven. Having fulfilled all five ministry roles Himself during […]

It’s about time don’t you think…

I think the Church today needs real disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ (true converts) who are willing to go anywhere and do anything the Holy Spirit tells them. I think we need to take seriously the words of the Lord. He tells us we are to go into all the world and make disciples […]

Open The Eyes of the Blind

The Lord is wanting His Church – you and me – to be telling others of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This gospel, Paul tells us, is the “power of God unto salvation.” And people today do not know this Gospel that leads people to the recognition that they are sinners and deserve to go […]

So this guy phones me and …

Just about supper time last night and this guy phones me. I knew who he was as he is in a class I teach on evangelism in another city. After the normal polite necessities he tells me he has just been visiting my web page for the first time and reading the first prophetic article […]

Where is your sense of adventure?

For a lot of Christians I talk to – things are not exciting nor dynamic in the Kingdom or in their Christian walk. Church is ho-hum like coffee without Coffee-mate (remember the old ads). And their daily walk with the Lord is not much better and is, in some cases, even worse. Bible reading and […]

If you are not fishing – you are not following

Jesus said: “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). Well, we have people say a Sinner’s Prayer and plop them down in a pew and teach them how to be worshippers.We teach them to pray. We teach them to read and study their Bible. We teach them (wrongly) that God […]

The Church of Oprah

I am a listening to XM Radio due to the poor quality of regular broadcast stations in my area and the long hours spent in the car driving. On the dedicated XM station where Oprah and Friends occupy 24 hours a day on the airwaves there is now a church service. It is broadcast from […]

Oprah and Dr. Phil…

The visible Church in North America is in serious and deep trouble. I was in two different churches in my area yesterday – teaching and ministering – and it is sad to say but those occupying the pews apparently have a very limited and deficient understanding of the Christian faith. They have said a Sinner’s […]