The oil press

The oil press

As Jesus and the disciples entered Gethsemane He became sorrowful and troubled. The one who the disciples had walked with, their friend, their leader, the one who had turned their world upside down was in anguish. I cannot help but think how this would have been disconcerting

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Beyond the veil

Beyond the veil

I have seen the light beyond the trees. The light is whispering to my heart, softly and gently beckoning me beyond the darkness of the trees. I can’t take my eyes off the light as it beams through. Rays of hope that feel like they are penetrating

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I know who you are, the Holy One of God!

I know who you are, the Holy One of God!

In the Gospel of Mark, the first demonstration of the Kingdom of God is deliverance, you can pick up the story in Mark 1v21:27. It is a very matter of fact affair, but then, much of Marks gospel is like that. The unclean spirit in the man

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Light of the world

Light of the world

We have a black Labrador who likes to lie in random places around the house. When you walk into a room without any light it is very easy not to see her, and unfortunately there have been a few moments where I have accidentally trodden on her.

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I am

I am

“Then Moses asked God, “If I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what should I tell them?” God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This

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Exile

Exile

Exile is a theme throughout the bible. Many will know about the exile of the Jewish people to Babylon in 587BC. But I want to explore this more as a theme throughout the bible. Exile means to be expelled or barred from ones home country, to become

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Exodus

Exodus

The bible is so multi-dimensional and I love the way in which the Lord can speak to you through its verses. Sometimes we find ourselves living out one of the stories, and I believe this time is one such time.  The story I am referring to is

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7 Sayings of Jesus on the Cross: It is finished…

7 Sayings of Jesus on the Cross: It is finished…

It is finished. John 19:30 Most, if this were their dying moments,  would not speaking such intelligible words. But Jesus keeps communicating profound truth. It is finished The word that is used here is the word tetelestai, Literally translated the word tetelestai means, “It is finished.” The

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Own it

Own it

Our voyeuristic culture means we are bombarded with news about what everyone else is doing, such that we never ‘own it’, we own someone else’s ‘it’. We live someone else life, the persona becomes ours. Fake news has spread to lead to fake lives. The fear of

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David and the heartbeat of heaven

David and the heartbeat of heaven

As I read about King David I am always struck by his incredible ability to honour and value others. He was not one who took revenge, he entrusted himself to the Lord. He had the ability to honour those who sought after his life, whilst others were

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Prophecy creates action…

Ezekiel 37:7 “As I was prophesying there was a noise, a rattling sound” A prophecy from the Lord should produce action. Ezekiel prophesied and it caused something to happen, there was a noise, a rattling sound. He is obedient and from his obedience to the Lord something

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Visions

Visions

I love that God wants to communicate with us. He has a rich vocabulary and is able to speak to us in a multitude of ways. Below are some of visions the Lord gave me between 2008 and 2011. I have shared some of them before but

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Believe…

Believe…

Against all hope Abraham in hope believed Excuse me…did you just read that? Abraham’s situation is hopeless. There is no solution. It cannot be fixed. The situation  is desperate, awful terrible, appalling, futile.   It is against this backdrop that Abraham in hope believed. He looked at

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Intentionality

Intentionality

We know that God is sovereign, and by that we think that he will intervene in our lives and move and make things happen that need to happen. Our response to this is that we sit back and wait, and wait and wait. We wait for God

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Begin with the end in mind

Begin with the end in mind

When I was young I enjoyed our family gatherings, meeting my dad’s cousins and hearing the stories they would tell. One of the American cousins, Richard, used to tell stories of days out with his children. They would play the left right game. The two children would

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Forgiveness

This came to me in a vision. I literally wrote down what I saw as the Lord led me through what He wanted to show me. I hope you find it helpful. You stand on the beach, and look out at the open sea. You have stood

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