One Nation Under God and Above Nationalism by Robert Ricciardelli

We have just come out of a presidential election. Some Christ followers are happy, some are not, some have concern, and some continue to live in fear. I do not have a problem with concern, but I do have a problem with fear. Fear has the ability to imprison the faith and hope within us. Without faith, it is impossible to please God, and it is impossible to live in the overcoming power of the Kingdom of God within us. God is much bigger than who is in charge of our nation or any nation. Whoever is … [Read more...]

Politics and Governments Cannot Shake the Unshakable by Robert Ricciardelli

We have a Kingdom beyond the low level realm and focus of politics and what earthly government might do for us. Jesus paid little attention to government or politics. Caesar was one of the most evil leaders on earth that put people into extreme bondage. Jesus simply said, give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and and give to God what is His, your very lives. In other words, Jesus said, "I have another dimension to live in, come with me above the noise, confusion, fear, and division." Get out of the … [Read more...]

God is Not in Control By Robert Ricciardelli

Presuppositions are not absolute truth The title "God is Not in Control" may at first glance shock you, but let me explain. There are many believers that have fallen into a deterministic world-view. This view presupposes that all things regarding the people of God have already been determined, and that He is in control of all things. This presupposition directly opposes the reality of what the Word of God actually teaches us about the Father and His choosing to give freedom of choice to His … [Read more...]

Jesus Looks Beyond Politics by Lee Grady

  In today’s hot-headed presidential debate, it might be better for some of us to keep our mouths shut. People didn't vote in ancient Israel, nor did they put “KICK THE ROMANS OUT!” bumper stickers on their chariots. But there was plenty of political anger seething in Palestine, even without Fox News, CNN and MSNBC around to stir the pot. Jews especially abhorred tax-collectors, since (1) tax-collectors were usually thieves, and (2) they worked for the hated Roman Empire. … [Read more...]

The Political Illusion by R.J. Rushdoony

The Political Illusion By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony – bio It would be absurd to deny the importance of politics, but it is also very dangerous to over-rate it. one of the persistent problems of christendom has been the tendency to over-rate both church and state. In Numbers 18:21-26, we see that God orders the tithe to be paid, not to the priests but to the Levites, whose varied functions included education. Thus, worship per se received mainly a tithe of the tithe. At the same time, the civil … [Read more...]

Overcoming Our Presuppositions by Robert Ricciardelli

Locked and loaded in our presuppositions can cut off meaningful conversations, relationships, and truths that might be discovered through the perspectives of others. The suppositional truth we have adopted may not be absolute truth and if we become constant learners, we will evolve towards greater truth and understanding of God, ourselves, and the world around us. We must be willing to challenge our belief systems and allow for the Spirit of God to sweep away the false from our minds to make … [Read more...]

Big Bibles, High Flying Flags, or the Presence of Jesus? by Richard Dahlstrom

Sometimes, when I go to the movies, I can’t tell the film’s name 24 hours later.   It’s all gone: plot, players, why I bothered to spend $11 to sit in a dark room for two hours.  There are those few, though, that affected me so profoundly that, even now, 26 years later, I can still remember where I was when, unexpected, “The Mission”reshaped my soul. Having grown up in a conservative Christian home, I’d learned, by other names, notions of American Exceptionalism, and that … [Read more...]

25 Kingdom Initiatives for 2012 by Robert Ricciardelli

As we move along into the New Year, I wanted to share 25 key initiatives that I feel are significant for every Believer. I am hopeful that these will confirm some things the Lord has already been showing you as well as encourage you to pray into these initiatives for your own lives, and for the Body of Christ. I pray that each of us would ask the Father to reveal to us our part in the Body and that we would seek Him for guidance for His will to be done through us. May the Lord Kingdomize your … [Read more...]

The Changed Meaning of Liberty by Rev. R.J. Rushdoony

Words change their meanings, and people who assume that older meanings still prevail invite deception thereby. It is part of current Marxist ideology to give a new content and an alien meaning to such familiar words as peace, freedom, republic, law, and so on. New meanings precede revolutions, because the content of human hopes is altered dramatically, and the existing order finds that it cannot satisfy the new meanings. Before the French Revolution, the idea of liberty had taken on a new … [Read more...]

2012: New Leadership, New Boldness and New Provision by Lee Grady

As I have prayed about the coming year, I’ve sensed three clear directives. Some people are terrified of 2012. They worry because the Mayans of ancient Mexico mysteriously ended their 5,126-year-old calendar on Dec. 21, 2012—as if they expected the world to end that day. This silly hypothesis became the basis for several New Age books and a goofy disaster movie, 2012, in which actor John Cusack avoids meteors and earthquakes just in time to get his family aboard the modern version of … [Read more...]


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