Faith & Doctrine

Faith & Doctrine
As instructed in John 16:13, interaction with the Spirit of truth is required in order to receive the revelatory truth of God that inspires genuine faith responses to the truth, promises, and commands of the Lord. What is presented herein is the fruit of obedience to this “guidance” and “confirmation” by the Spirit of truth.

What Does It Take To Become a “Friend” of the Lord?

The answer may not be what you think, and those who qualify may not be whom you might expect to qualify... Those who are "friends of the Lord," are, in the Lord's own words, those who hear, understand, and obey His voice spoken into their hearts (spirit-mind connection) by the Spirit of truth.        What this produces, then, is the correct "rhema" understanding of the truth, covenant promises, and commands of the Lord resulting in the manifestation of acts of faith. Thus, it may be helpful to be trained in Hebrew and Greek, but no amount of intellectual training apart from "hearing" and "seeing" by the Spirit of truth will produce faith in our thoughts or our actions. It is, then, those who "hear" His truth, His covenant promises, and His commands" and, in intimate obedience, do what they hear by faith,  His "bondservants" and "friends."


All Things Whatsoever I have commanded you: An examination of the full measure of the “Great Commission”

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power…(authority)… is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore,…(in My authority)… and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe…(understand and obey)…all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world…(age)…. Amen.…Matthew 28:18-20 KJV (insert is the author’s)


The Mirror of the Word

Paul's explanation concerning how we are transformed from mere flesh upon receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is expanded in his description of how we are progressively transformed in this relationship as disciples and bondservants of the Lord as looking into a mirror and not seeing our own image, but the image of Christ as He begins to manifest in us and through us.



Those upon whom the fulfillment of the ages has come, have much to learn about faith and obedience from the Biblical account of David killing Goliath, and, as it is with much of the Old Testament, this event in David's life was not meant for him alone. It was also intended as a source of revelation for us, because there be GIANTS greater than Goliath set against the covenant people of the Lord today.



The most important truth we need to have is the absolute, immutable, revelatory (rhema) truth concerning God’s covenant relationship with an elect remnant of mankind in Christ. And the most dangerous lies we may believe are those lies that deny this truth.


Why Do We Believe What We Believe?

Our walk of faith, and even our understanding of prophetically revealed things to come, depends entirely on our ability to examine and understand WHY we believe what we believe about Christian doctrine, including prophetic doctrine, so that we will be enabled to cast off the deceptions, false presumptions, and false assumptions, and receive the truth as revealed by the Spirit of truth.


Why Zionism is the Most Dangerous Doctrine in all Christianity

Spiritual Zionism is the belief that Israel and the Jewish people are still the primary covenant intent of God, meaning that Christianity and the church (body of Christ) are a parenthetic in which Gentiles are included in the covenant redemption intended primarily for the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Zionism is also the source doctrine of “Dispensationalism,” which is the belief that God has provided salvation for mankind through various covenants, not just the New Covenant. Zionism is, then, a denial that Israel was redeemed at the first advent of Jesus Christ, and that it is the second coming of Jesus Christ through which all Israel, meaning national, ethnic Israel will be redeemed. But that is not what multiple witnesses of Israel believed as was recorded in the New Testament.


Spiritual Warfare and Deception: How to raise the shield of faith and wield the sword of the Spirit in the warfare of the beast kingdom against us

 In Ephesians 6:12 Paul instructs us that our warfare is not with men but with “spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places,” whom we identify as Satan and his hierarchy of fallen angels, called demons. But, unlike the horror movies we allow our Christian children to watch, prompting their (and our) fear of the supernatural powers that demons and the men they control have in this world, the Lord instructs us in Luke 10:19 that He has ALL authority in heaven and on earth. And He has given us His authority and power (through faith) to TRAMPLE on serpents and scorpions (demons) and over ALL the power (supernatural abilities) that the enemy possesses, and nothing used by the enemy can harm us in any way IF we are walking by faith in our Lord’s authority.


Intercessory Warfare

Ephesians 6:18 is like a CODE RED message from Paul as he defines prayer in militaristic terms after telling us in verses 1-17 that we are engaged in continuous warfare with spiritual forces of evil intent on killing, stealing, and destroying as revealed to us by the Lord (John 10:10). He doesn’t see this warfare as an occasional raid by terrorists. He sees it more like constant trench warfare. Kill or be killed. But it seems like many in the church are scarcely aware that this warfare is taking place, though it is evident all around us, and many Christian believers are suffering as defeated POWs with subsequent consequences for themselves, their families, their friends, and their church fellowships.