Urgent – Hurricanes and other Disasters

satellite view of hurricane

Because of the urgency of the hour, I’m rather hastily sending out this Prophetic Moments emailing. Please read and consider carefully. This is a combination and extension of two posts I put on Facebook, plus another concern, but I felt it should all go to a wider audience.

Please don’t jump on the bandwagon of so-called prophetic words claiming that God has judged Houston with Hurricane Harvey. First, that’s cruelty to a suffering people. You wouldn’t tell a dying cancer patient that he or she was getting what they deserved. Don’t do that to Houston. That kind of thing is not the heart of Father God. read more

A Strategic Moment in Time

I posted this paragraph on Facebook, exactly a year ago and a friend reposted it recently.

I’ll make this simple. I believe we are witnessing the beginning of the breakdown of the two-party system and that we have entered a period of growing instability in our nation and the world. No matter where you position yourself on the political spectrum, we must find our security in Jesus and in Jesus alone in the years to come. No government and no political party will have the answers. Let God’s revival engulf us in the midst of what is to come. read more

OVERCOMING THE VIOLENCE TOGETHER

Once hatred has been sown, once respectful constructive dialog can no longer happen between opposing groups, violence becomes inevitable.

Scripture says that sin when full grown brings forth death. As a result, violence now escalates in our land and in the world at large. It’s not all Islamic radicals, either. It’s workplace violence, politically motivated violence, shootings in schools and violent racial conflict. A recent news article pointed out that shootings of police are up 20% this year. We have seen a key congressman and four others with him shot while practicing for a friendly baseball game, all victims of a hate-filled gunman. read more

7 Tests of a True Prophetic Word


With so many questionable prophetic words circulating these days, concerning both the wider world and personal prophecies, wouldn’t it be a good thing for the body of Christ to sharpen its discernment?

I fear that to fail to do this will ultimately result in a tragic disillusionment with prophetic ministry at a time in history when accurate plumb line prophetic ministry is desperately needed. What are some ways to sort true words from false? read more

Crossing the Line Prophetically

One of the most difficult lessons for any so-called prophet to learn is to keep quiet when God falls silent…

What do you do when people see you as a prophet but you have nothing to prophesy? You feel the expectation and the demand from people for you to deliver words from God. There are meetings to lead, articles to write and questions to answer. And so you pray. You worship. You fellowship with God and you sense His presence but it’s a season or a setting in which the words just don’t come. You might worry that you’ve somehow lost your anointing or that the gift has died. But that’s not possible, is it? The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable, according to Scripture. What to do? read more