Look forward with renewed hope

1 Peter 1:24-25 For,"All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever." And this is the word which was preached to you. As the year 2012 draws to a close, do not look back [...]

2012-12-31T11:15:56+01:00

Alive in Christ

Jesus, in John 11, stands at the door of Lazarus' tomb and calls for him to come out. The command of Jesus beats back the hold of death and Lazarus emerges, fully resurrected. No part of him remained dead. Today Jesus stands facing you and speaks over you in the same way. He banishes death [...]

2012-12-28T11:03:04+01:00

Time for growth

At this time of year we tend to take time to review and reflect on the last twelve months. God is reminding us that we have been pruned and refined. We have seen things stripped off our lives. We have walked roads of purifying and have felt the burn of holy fire gently removing what [...]

2012-12-27T11:04:31+01:00

There’s no end to His increasing government

Isaiah 9:6-7 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on [...]

2012-12-26T11:05:11+01:00

Immanuel, God is with us!

Matthew 1:23 The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel - which means, "God with us". As we share in our traditions this Christmas, we joyfully celebrate a moment in history - THE moment in history, the pivot point for humankind: Immanuel, God is [...]

2012-12-25T01:39:56+01:00

My voice moves you to greater freedom and grace

My child, I've promised you abundant life, yet you feel cheated, disappointed. You ask, 'Why did this happen? Why was that said to me? Where does my help come from?' My child, I know how you feel. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknesses, but we have one [...]

2012-12-24T10:34:27+01:00

Life, healing, hope, vision, restoration!

'I am healing, restoring and re-envisioning My people in this season', says the Lord. 'Where you have become weary and wounded from the battle, I am bringing healing and restoration. It is My will that you not only run the race, but run it well, whole and with renewed vision. Some of My people have [...]

2012-12-21T11:47:38+01:00

A mind like Christ’s

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus Romans 12:2 ...but be transformed by the renewing of your mind... A mind like Christ’s? That seems impossible. ‘How can I think like God?’, you ask. It’s all about Him. Set your thoughts on things above; look only on those things [...]

2012-12-20T07:13:16+01:00

An invitation to rest

My child, do not become frustrated when I continue to say to you, ‘Rest’. For just as the lion spends much of his day resting in preparation for short and intensive bursts of activity, so I am encouraging you to discover rest in Me. Yes, this can be rest in activity but, in addition, I [...]

2012-12-19T09:59:48+01:00

Overwhelmed by the Spirit

To those who are alone and know a natural isolation, the Lord says, ‘I am with you until the end of this age. I am closer than a brother, I am your friend and your close-comforter.’ There are also those who are battling with the emotion of loneliness, as it seeks to overwhelm. You even [...]

2012-12-18T21:22:58+01:00