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Prophetic Endurance

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Thanksgiving Address


I placed an oak leaf in a book to press it.

This fall it is as if the earth is on fire—and I am not just thinking of multicoloured leaves in red, orange and yellow. This autumn follows an unprecedented record number of forest fires in British Columbia. This September was the hottest o…

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Mother's Day Address

It's a heat wave. I thought you had gone away. But the score is half scribbled down . . . You could saw me in half if you're a magician, but likely both sides of me would groan from the ground, half matted with blood. I would fall there– my ears buried in wattles, my feet pointed in snow, my…

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The Prophetic Mantle

Nostradamus was a 16th-century seer. He and his prophecies—revered by some, ridiculed by others—are still well known today, centuries after he lived, and continue to be the subject of debate(1). 

Nostradamus was born in France in 1503. He first worked as a physician and began his medical pra…

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Do we prophesy out of our imaginations?

The word of the LORD came to me:

“Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: ‘Hear the word of the LORD!

This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spir…

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The Abomination That Causes Desolation

“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in th…

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What is a Fortified City?

A woman should be like a fortified city, but so many women today have their walls and constitution broken down. It can be broken down by abuse, by health problems, and by neglect. It can be broken down by rape, by verbal abuse, and by stigma. Poverty never makes for a functioning citadel. What…

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Whose Humility?

Guest Blog by James K.A. Smith, Editor of Image Journal

I am in the early, ruminative stages of a new book project. I love this phase so much. It's the time when dreaming is work, when you get to be a student again, when progress is less linear and often arrives as a surprise.  

For this proj…

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Standing Straight in the Gospel

There is more to life than being a wimp. This refers to our softness on ourselves when it comes to living the gospel. We need to have good posture. We need to exercise what we know. Living it out is a daily practice, not a monthly one. Exercising once a month won't get you in shape. Going to churc…

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The Commitment to Gratitude

After walking the beaches of Campbell River for over a week, collecting seashells and listening to the sound of the waves as I travelled back and forth to Vancouver Island last week, I remember all the nostalgic times my family has shared and why I want the good times to last. You never know when …

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The Posture of Waiting

We are a waiting people. We wait in life for fulfillment, even for many years. We wait for our children to be born. We also wait in our brokenness at times for restoration. There is gestation and birth in many ways, in both nature and in earth's cycles of the seasons. Creatures live and die, and w…

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Jerusalem How I Have Cried

A Prophecy About Jerusalem

22 A prophecy against the Valley of Vision:


What troubles you now,

    that you have all gone up on the roofs,

2 you town so full of commotion,

    you city of tumult and revelry?

Your slain were not killed by the sword,

    nor did t…

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Daniel’s Dream of Four Beasts

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.

Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heav…

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Language of Heaven

So I will be like a lion to them, like a leopard I will lurk by the path.

Hosea 13:7

Now there was a certain old prophet living in Bethel, whose sons came and told him all that the man of God had done there that day. They also told their father what he had said to the king. Their father aske…

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Who is the Neck?

I have seen many institutional reforms. They often created all sorts of commissions and councils. Have we noticed many results? You do not correct a bad book by changing the binding or the paper . . . What we urgently need is to start looking again at everything with the eyes of faith. By reformin…

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Living in the Desert

A Man With a Measuring Line  Zechariah 2:1-9

Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand. I asked, “Where are you going?”

He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is.”

While the angel who was speaking to me was le…

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There is a new term being used to describe a certain state of being. Not really a new term it is an old term to most evangelical Bible-believing Christians. The term " to manifest" has been used for decades by the church to describe someone's behaviour when possessed by an evil spirit. What we exp…

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There's One Anonymous

These are difficult days we live in. God doesn't take lightly our unhappiness, our pain, and even unbearable suffering at events we cannot control. Something interesting came to light this week. I thought you my prophets could read it, wrestle with it, and see what the Lord shows you. There is a…

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Like Lapis Lazuli

How the gold has lost its luster,

the fine gold become dull!

The sacred gems are scattered

at every street corner.


How the precious children of Zion,

once worth their weight in gold,

are now considered as pots of clay,

the work of a potter’s hands!


Even ja…

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Mercy is the Oil of Salvation

Today I am going to talk on the subject of mercy. As Mike Mason once said in his book, Practicing the Presence of People, "Mercy is the oil in the lamp of joy."

Mason wrote an entire chapter on mercy and said: "Mercy sides with people even when they are wrong, as Jesus did. Satan is an accuser, …

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Who is the Real Lion?

What does the lion represent, and when we once heard on an individual basis from a living, breathing God, or the real lion. . . . do we still? Or do we hear nothing? This imagery crops up in the last book of The Chronicles of Narnia, where in The Last Battle there is a donkey being paraded around …

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Prophetic Moments

Waiting for Jesus.

Listening to the Holy Spirit.

Urged to act by power not our own.

Worshipful Postures

Hold your hands out.

Keep your candle lit.  

Worship every day.

Pray for others. 




Quiet Time With Sea