The truth is that spiritual growth, authentic deep and profound spiritual growth happens in the alternation between positive and negative experiences. The times when it seems God is close and near and one feels emboldened in their faith also have an opposite. Since that is absolutely true, there will most definitely be times when a perceived absence of God and His silence … [Read More...] about Expect a Reversal Soon
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Mike Rakes is a pastor, educator, prophet, and author, who—along with his wife, Darla—serves the body of Christ and has a passion to share the love of God with everyone. Mike has a heart for communicating to American culture about a God in which so many have lost faith. He believes in making theology practical and understandable for every person. For years, Mike delivers prophetic words to people everywhere he goes. He believes that once a person experiences the love of God and hears what God really thinks about them, it changes everything. Both he and Darla have dedicated their lives to listen to the voice of God and follow wherever He leads.
I was on an airplane recently when I encountered a woman just a few years from retirement who, not knowing who I was told me that she was proud to say she had raised her kids to have no faith at all. She said, “I was raised by divorced parents, one Methodist, and the other Episcopalian and by the time I was a teenager I was done with church, god, and all the rest of … [Read More...] about Jaded
Luke 22:27 …but I am among you as one who serves… In the year, 1648, Rembrandt was in the middle of creating some of his most famous paintings. Also in that year there was a woman named, (Jeanne-Marie) Madam Guyon who was considered a Catholic that was open to the supernatural and labeled a mystic in those days. She was a leader in the Quietist movement as it was … [Read More...] about A Theology of Nearness
You can imagine the shakeup that was occurring in the first century when Jesus led his followers into a new and living way to interact and live for God rather than the strict religious attempts of the law from the past. It changed the way people thought about God and also the practical way in which they lived. Nestled in the book of Galatians is Paul’s side of the … [Read More...] about Are you suffering from Chameliosis?