Wilhem Ten Boom, a Dutch pastor in the 1930’s, tried to awaken his listeners to a biblical understanding of Europe’s instability and the rise of a new dictator, Adolph Hitler. Rather than responding to his messages with faith-filled action, one church after another decided…Read More
My overarching takeaway from our recent Forerunners conference is the necessity for me (and each of God’s people) to become fully engaged in God’s now purposes. Simply put, a business-as-usual mindset will not win the day nor adequately prepare us for the future. As a backdrop to this takeaway, I am reminded that Jesus…Read More
IN WHAT WAYS IS AMERICA HELPING TO DRAW PEOPLE BACK TO GOD?
If God’s purpose for nations is to draw people back to Himself, then it can be said that America exists to draw people back to the Lord (Acts 17:24–28). How then is America fulfilling its purpose?
DOES GOD CARE ABOUT NATIONS TODAY?
If the gospel is global in scope, transcending all national boundaries, then does God still care about nations today? Do nations play a role in God’s redemptive purposes?
LET’S GET LOW BEFORE THE LORD
In Isaiah we find God yearning for the ancient Israelites to come back to Him when He states, “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite” (Isaiah 57:15 NIV,…
LEADERSHIP THAT MATTERS
In Jeremiah’s day, the religious leaders neglected their responsibility by declaring that everything was good. What about us? Do we declare peace when, from God’s perspective, there are deeply consequential issues that are not being addressed?
AMERICA IN THE BALANCE BIBLE STUDY
God has a purpose for nations in His redemptive plan, and He uses such things as a rising national debt, a gridlocked government, and deteriorating family structures to expose a nation’s spiritual waywardness.
CALLING ALL EVANGELISTS AND PROPHETS
Recently, I had two surprising conversations. In both cases, those whom I engaged were excited about President Trump’s accomplishments, such as: tax cuts, lower unemployment, the U.S. embassy in Israel moving to Jerusalem, and in addition to Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the Supreme Court, the further possibility of the court moving in a more conservative…
WILL OUR EFFORTS CARRY THE DAY?
In addition to warning people about our nation’s trajectory (Jer. 18:7–10), God has called me to help Christians see much greater fruit (Acts 8:1–40). Indeed, “Enormous Fruit” was the title of my March 14 blog. However, recently I found myself getting off-track and experiencing less fruit. You might say I was becoming muddled in…
WHAT GOD TAUGHT ME AT A TRUMP RALLY
Linda Zebell, wife of Forerunners’ staff Timothy Zebell is today’s guest blogger, having written this in collaboration with her husband. Adrenaline flooded my body as I stood in line with my family. I was moments away from participating in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All that stood between me and my destination was a metal detector…
PROVISION DURING DIFFICULTY
Recently I listened to financial expert, Gregg Healey,call people out of Babylon. That is, he challenged his listeners to reject an economic system that God has promised to judge with astonishing severity (Rev. 18:1–24). Upon the conclusion of his message, I found myself asking, “what is God calling me to do?” The following briefly summarizes…
COME OUT OF BABYLON
Gregg Healey, the founder of New Breed is today’s guest blogger. Welcome Gregg! According to Scripture, there is a time for believers to come out of Babylon: “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues… she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong…