Supernatural Victory in the Midst of Adversity by Robert Ricciardelli

“We are living in times that can cause both great fear and great opportunity. These are seasons where the faithful and wise people of God can flourish. It is not because all is peaceful or that challenges and hardships are diminishing, but these are the days that great character is forged. As we contend with difficulties, strong hearts and minds are being formed and creative new strategies for life are being birthed. Deep calls to deep and extreme necessities call upon great virtues. When minds b … [Read more...]

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...]

God is Not in Control By Robert Ricciardelli

Presuppositions are not absolute truthThe 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...]

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...]

Experiential Truth Ignites the Power Within by Robert Ricciardelli

The Divine power of God is available to those who are in absolute oneness with God. Such power unleashed upon everyday life around the world is largely unknown by the world systems. This knowledge of God can only come through revelation. Many fail to see the practical dynamics of the Kingdom of God and the power of personal presence in any context or circumstance. Experiential truth is far more important than the knowledge of the truth, and it often comes through great pain, when we are at our … [Read more...]

Summits, Self-Denial, Discipleship by Richard Dahlstrom

 Summits, Self-Denial, Discipleship – a symboiotic trinityOne climbs, one sees.  One descends, one sees no longer.  But one has seen.  There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up – Rene DumalI’m on the plane, having left a week of wonderful teaching and fellowship in Southern California as I return, refreshed and sun drenched, to the wonderful work I’ve the privilege of doing in Seattle.  The work, as most of you know, is the wo … [Read more...]

God is not an Object of Knowledge by Robert Ricciardelli

God refuses to be known as an object of knowledge. God cannot be known like we know a tree or a book. God can only be known as a life that encompasses all of life. It is a deep reciprocal knowing, a faith knowing that leads to knowing as fully as we are known. It is a participatory enlightenment by His Spirit rather than a privatized knowing of an object of creation. Knowing God is an experience of God that is deep and wide enough to hold together all other experiences in life. It is a paradox … [Read more...]

Spirit That Happens to Have a Body by Robert Ricciardelli

We must see ourselves more as a spirit in a body rather than a body that happens to have a spirit. The body will eventually give way, but it is the spirit that lives on. We must engage our eternal minds with the mind of God when setting goals for our lives. To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit our human spirit, while limiting our cooperation with the Spirit of God. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained, and a divine pathway to follow. … [Read more...]

Your Breakdowns Can Precede Your Breakthroughs by Robert Ricciardelli

Sometimes your breakdowns become the seed for the beginning of your breakthroughs. The adversity becomes the advancement and preparation needed for your transformation. Without breakthroughs in revelation and passion for what you are about to do, anything can hinder you. All breakthroughs begin to shift your belief systems and perceptions, and they fuel your passionate resolve. You are now passionately empowered to take risks, jump over hurdles, and break through the walls that would otherwise … [Read more...]

Spirit of Love, Power, and a Sound Mind by Robert Ricciardelli

So many people today are living with less than God’s best because they’ve allowed fear to take root in their lives. Fear brings torment, can paralyze us, and keep us from our upward calling. God has not given us a spirit of fear but He has given us a Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind. God's power in you is greater than any power that comes against you. You can make the choice today to close the door on fear, and meditate on the promises of God. Listen for the Voice of Truth that overcomes f … [Read more...]


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