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Righteous Judgment

by Lloyd Phillips

Righteous Judgment There is a much promoted misrepresentation from the teachings of Jesus that He taught we should never judge. This is an incongruous teaching. He did, in fact, teach His followers that they should be able to judge properly without being judgmental. He instructed them to first get the log out of their own […]

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 3

by Lloyd Phillips

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 3 “Diotrephes and the Nicolaitan” Continuing to look at the spirit of Diotrephes, we know that this name means blessed by Jupiter, we now know the connection to the church in Pergamos in Revelation chapter 2. We know that Jesus spoke to them stating that He knew […]

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 2

by Lloyd Phillips

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 2 “Fellow Workers with The Shepherd” In the first article we began to look at Diotrephes the spirit that requires preeminence and in so doing keeps the church of Jesus Christ from receiving The Shepherd, Jesus. It was the apostle Paul who first warned the elders in […]

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 1

by Lloyd Phillips

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 1 “Blessed by Satan” Some time ago while meeting with pastors of various congregations in our city, we were discussing the biblical viewpoint of one church, ecclesia, in a city or region. We see this throughout the New Testament where churches are addressed as “the church in […]

Give the Sword It’s Place

by Lloyd Phillips

Give the Sword It’s Place “Live by the Lord, not by the sword – but give the sword it’s place.” Once again we should consider looking back into our history in order to see how to navigate the dangers of the present. With the current fervor over the horrible shootings that we read about and […]

Tribute to Don Stephens 

by Lloyd Phillips

I’m writing this story with a with a bit of fear and trepidation. It’s because I’m so close to the story and there’s a lot of love and emotion involved in the telling of it. Yet I feel like I must share this in order to honor a fallen brother, who was a comrade in […]

Apostles Are Fathers, (And Mothers)

by Lloyd Phillips

Apostles Are Fathers, (And Mothers) We live in exciting days. Days in which the Holy Spirit is accomplishing so many great and mighty things in preparation for the last days harvesting. He is fully restoring the five fold gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelist, shepherds, and teachers to the church so that the saints can be […]

Racism is the Root of Gun Control

by Lloyd Phillips

Racism is the Root of Gun Control Some many years ago while on an extended time of prayer and fasting in the beautiful and rugged mountains of central Idaho I came across a wooden Forest Service sign. I took the time to read the sign which said China Springs. The sign gave a troubling story. […]

Patton’s Prayer

by Lloyd Phillips

Dec 23, 1944 – American Soldiers were facing their worst Christmas for the American Army since Valley Forge in 1777. General George S. Patton when to a chapel in Luxembourg during the dark days following the beginning of the German onslaught in the Ardennes and offered a prayer to God. I relate that prayer here […]

Highly Favored One

by Lloyd Phillips

God’s ways are not our ways. I’ve been giving some thought to the position that Mary was in after her remarkable visitation when the Angel Gabriel informed her that she would, as a virgin, conceive the son of God and give birth to salvation for the world. That was big news, but there was no […]