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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The Red Heifer

The Red Heifer

I love the fact that there are so many layers of meaning in scripture. There are shadows in the Old Testament that point to realities in the New and there are mysteries in the New that are only understood by looking at the Old. The book of

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My grace is sufficient

My grace is sufficient

On my journey as a believer I have prayed many prayers. One of which is in response to the prayer in Ephesians 1 where Paul prays for a Spirit of wisdom and revelation. I have prayed that the Lord would give me revelation through this word and

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Life is short

Life is short

It is the day after the terror attack in Paris, November 14th 2015. As I write there are 120 people dead from bombings and shootings. None of them knew their life was going to end that day. They had not put their affairs in order, they had

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The militant peace of God

The militant peace of God

Militant peace is in one sense an oxymoron, yet when understanding the nature of peace you see that it is something that is active and not passive. In Philippians 4v6-7 Pauls encourages us with words that many have committed to heart. “Do not be anxious about anything,

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Your face is lovely and your voice is sweet…

My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. Song of Solomon 2:14 How many times have I read this and thought

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A Syrian refugee..

Sometime I am numb to the news. Bombarded with story after story, atrocity after atrocity, image upon image. What will it take to cut through flack that my heart would be moved? I know this isn’t the case with all of us, and there are many initiatives

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