The Political Illusion by R.J. Rushdoony

The Political IllusionBy Rev. R.J. Rushdoony – bioIt 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 t … [Read more...]

Releasing Wisdom and Creativity Through Your Life by Robert Ricciardelli

God had you in his mind well before the earth got its start. He was celebrating who you would become in Him before any mountains were formed or rivers were flowing. You are loved by God and destined to live a life of wisdom and creativity. Wisdom and creativity are inseparable, in fact, creativity is a manifestation of wisdom in the context of excellence and integrity. Wisdom is personified in Christ, and the companion of God in the creation of all things. Therefore wisdom and creativity must … [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...]

Be Present for Every Moment of Your Life by Robert Ricciardelli

Ambassadors for God do not focus on end time perspectives because they are engaged with the NOW times with God and His eternal Kingdom. They know they are not promised tomorrow, they have no fear of the future, and they view each day as an opportunity to love, to serve, and to presently manifest the substance of heaven on planet earth. They know there is no turning back, they know that their future is yet to unfold, and they know that they have been prepared and empowered to fully be present in … [Read more...]

Nothing is Impossible With God by Robert Ricciardelli

With God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God is ever without power or impossible of fulfillment. We have imperfections that are noticeable by others and some that are unnoticeable. People around us are the same way, for we are all human beings in need of a God, and in need of His power. God does not cover up faults and flaws, and He makes it clear that there are no certain people exempt from failure or above others in their ability for righteousness. We must have faith in God and not … [Read more...]

The Power of a Thankful Heart by James Ryle

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7).Several extraordinary happen to us when we purpose to always be thankful.First – the power of a thankful heart keeps you from the destructive influence of bitterness, for it lifts you to a higher perspective and lets you see things from God’s point of view. Yes, people will treat yo … [Read more...]

Being You For the Audience of One by Robert Ricciardelli

Believe in how much God loves you. Give God permission to love you today. Simply close your eyes and whisper, “Father, I give you permission to work in my life, and to illuminate the very best steps for me to take.” Do not worry about competing with others. Do not worry about what the rest of the pack is doing. You are an amazing creation that has been designed for great things, and designed for the glory of God that shines uniquely through you. You do not have to run faster, work harder, or be b … [Read more...]

You are an Agent of the Divine by Robert Ricciardelli

You are an agent of the Divine, you are an agent for God. Through the power of God's presence, you have the opportunity to represent the loving image of God by how you live, how you love, and how you relate with others. Think of yourself as an incandescent power, an illuminated lighthouse for the works of God on earth revealing His glory. We all flow from one foundation and are filled with unlimited potential of abiding love, truth, and creativity. We must accept that the creative pulse within … [Read more...]

This Amazing Freedom We Have Been Given! by James Ryle

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” (Galatians 5:1, The Message).Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” Why then is it that so many who preach and teach the truth seem so bound up with religious shackles? Not only that, they seem equally intent on seeing to it that others are as bound up as they are. What’s that all about? It’s about control.There is something dreadfu … [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...]


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