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the Genesis command to subdue the earth instruct the
prophetic church to take over the spheres of human
society? Are the cultures of this world to be converted
into the kingdom of God? Was the church ordained to
function like a Greek legislature?? Companion
to Flight from Babylon, Culture Prophecy and The Cultural Engagement Series,
this latest thorough treatise defines the conclusive
answers to the church's true role amidst the world of
Are you a "western Christian?" Are you "part of" the surrounding society or just "passing through?"Are you settled into the culture with a nice mortgaged home and a predictable 9 to 5 career job? Are you also part of a "church" identified by its equally nice, mortgaged brick-and-mortar building in town? Are you the consumate lover of "God, family and country?" If so, come on a panoramic tour of the ultimate "culture war" of all history, and prepare for what could become the most rude awakening of your life...
do the most anointed ministers always seem to be the
most shallow in character? Why do the saints most
dedicated to the inner dealings of God always seem to
lack evidence of the supernatural gifts and even
reject them?" If you have ever struggled to reconcile
the inward and outward ministries of the Holy Spirit
in your own life and in the church, this exhaustive
tell-all biblical and historical study is for you!
We've heard that this is the "age of faith," yet the record reveals an age of massive unbelief among the "believers!" How can this be, and what would the Lord have us to learn by it? (A helpful primer to The Israel Series)
want everything the Holy Spirit has for me today, but do
I have to buy into all this garbage? If I reject the
garbage, will I cut myself off from the Spirit?" Answers
for today's earnest seekers of the Holy Spirit perplexed
by the utter tomfoolery dogging His work. A companion
sequel to THE TRANSFORMATION AND THE ANOINTING
its theme from the famous fairy-tale, this extensive
series penetrates the age-long Christian myths regarding
the church's identity relative to the nations of the
world. Special focus is given to America's role in the
Church Age. This is a must-read series for the serious
disciple aspiring to co-rulership with Christ over "the
beasts of the field" at His return.
in this mind-stretching work what past dispensationally
new revelations of the Word of God predict about the
next great revelation of Christ to the earth. (A
provocative study for mature eyes only.)
Providing new light on the baptismal regeneration controversy, this penetrating work traces the missing role of water in the atonement from the Old Covenant to the cross. Together with an exciting look into the minds of the first apostles, learn conclusively why water baptism cannot possibly effect our salvation.
you a professing believer in Christ who denies that God
still speaks today and that He still raises up
inspired prophets? Be prepared to be undone by the power
of your own belief in the new birth. A must read for all
fundamentalist and evangelical scriptural apologists.
(See also the article for download Christian
Epistemology: Natural or Supernatural? How Do We
Know What We Know?) -
the misuse of time concepts to disbelieve the prophetic
truth of scripture, we unmask human philosophy disguised
as interpretation behind four popular biblical
teachings: theistic evolution, cessationism,
eschatological cessationism (preterism) and universal
the confusion between mental image and spiritual reality
behind our interface with the scriptures; unraveling of
the essence of the nature of the "Word of God" as
defined and exemplified by scripture.
does it mean to be "an oracle of God?" What are its
limits? What do the Law of Moses, the New Testament
writings and today's Spirit-filled prophets have in
common? You might be surprised.
third in a trio of essays detailing the critical
discernment between soulish image and spiritual reality
encounter with the living Word of God.
by the "twang" of a hair elastic, teaching on the
vibratory nature of God's Word made simple enough for a
child to understand!
from the foremost New Testament apostle in making
prophetic application to scripture beyond the intent and
context of the first writers, setting us
example to do the same. (Really?)
When sitting under anointed revelational teaching or ministry, have you ever felt that gnawing sense that something's not right? Not real? Made up? Tips for recognizing the tell tale signs of false revelational ministry.
look into revelationism examining the relationship
between revelation, revelationism, textualism and the
holistic governmental mind of Christ that supersedes all
claims to "superior revelation."
the science of nutrition as its backdrop, this article
identifies the core "ingredients" found in antichrist
teaching and how they enable the parasitic nature of the
antichrist to invade the body of Christ.
look ahead at issues over which the prophetic church
will face internal controversy in the first generation
of the new millennium.
principles for safely harnessing our exposure to the
supernatural realms of spiritual anointing and glory as
we approach eternal conversion.
your view of God shape your interpretation of the
Scriptures, or do the Scriptures shape your view of God?
A whole view of God requires unapologetic embrace of His
complete self-revelation in Scripture including what we
do not want to believe about Him! Learn how selective
ownership of divine attributes prejudices our prophecy.
essay comparing and relating the natural, moral and
spiritual dimensions of truth, advancing the superiority
of spiritual truth to which natural perceptions
and moral dispositions must bow.
in discerning the different dimensions of spirit
knowledge and how the inner knowing of the Lord Himself
creates capacity to perceive the truth behind spiritual
the send-and-return nature of the Voice of the Lord,
this article shows the vital role that prophetic testing
by hearers plays in establishing the complete Voice of
on weighing conflict among apostolic contemporaries
regarding when and how to bring change to the church.
Features a new view of unity based in the 24 elders of
Does the volume of the voice dictate who we should follow? See what you think....
An expose of the pitfall of prophetic ministry centered in temporal "event interpreting" with a call to a higher plane of spiritual stability for anchoring the prophetic. Companion to In Need of a Sure Anchor.
Follow up to Standing on a Sea of Glass, this article prophetically speculates on the role of our fellow believers beyond the veil and the "trans-veil" relationship with them yet to come in executing the Lord's final end times purposes.
An attack upon the heresy of "textualist discipleship:" the superficial judging and maintaining of salvation based on the external keeping of the discipleship commands of Jesus and John the Baptist. An imperative read for wilderness pharisees!
the help of a fairy tale and a Christian movie, discover
how faith that is stressed beyond all expectation works
to cast satan out of heaven. (Companion to When Your
Back Is To The Wall )
for frustrated prophetic hearts over the apparent failed
fulfilments of confirmed anointed prophecies of dire
warning. A must read for anyone who has obediently
responded to failed prophetic warnings at great cost. A
companion to The Shadow Is My Friend.
love counterfeitable? Can it assume a false color? Can
it be misapplied? If so, is there really such a thing as
unconditional love? The first of seven articles from the
Love: (It's Probably Not What You Think It Is).
there is "no fear in love" and "perfect love casts out
fear," how can God tell us to perpetually fear Him? Find
answers here to the perplexing relationship between fear
and love toward God.
the two key elements that set apart righteous judgment
from unrighteous judgment.
look at the dialog of Jesus with a
challenge against trying to make the word of God
"relevant" to those who speak the language of the
on avoiding unfruitful prophetic internet dialogue with
respondents marked by instability, hidden motives or
is the undergirding philosophy to many other
philosophies such as humanism and post-modernism. Come
see how atheism constantly witnesses against itself.
from the staff of Moses in preparation for directly
confronting occult philosophic power driven by
luciferian wisdom. Outlines the ancient war of
wisdoms and the mandate on prophetic saints to become
educated in understanding and countering luciferian
wisdom ahead of the church's deliverance from the world
commercial system. (Companion to Overcoming
Fear By Negative Association.)
the Great Tribulation a certainty? If so, why intercede
over nations, and why are so many persuaded of our
authority now? But if not, why does evil only increase
and so many are so aware of world conspiracy? Revelation
12 can help resolve these issues.
Derived from Leland Earls' stunning word The First and the Last, this letter to a friend offers a simple presentation of end times reality based in an understanding of God's harvest plan unto glorification.
simple outline of the polarities and priorities
within the key dimensions to God's rulership. Useful
for staying on course in any discussion about the
From the burning bush encounter to the confrontation with Pharaoh, come see how the return of Moses from the desert prophetically predicts the end-time rise of a new authority and vision for the commercially enslaved church!
Can the contrary visions for preservation of society and the destruction of society be reconciled? Find out in this "reflection" on intercessions over a recent U.S. election. (A companion article to Babylon: To Stay Or Not To Stay?.)
Earth's final takeover by the Kingdom of God won't occur without a bang. How can God really protect His faithful people during the coming cataclysms known as the Great Tribulation? (An alternative perspective to Embracing Uncertainty in the Lord: The Key to Spiritual Flight and End Time Deliverance.)
Did you realize that worship is our chief means for practically enforcing God's will in the earth? As a "ruler-in-training," get some ideas for how you can do your part!
As homosexuality and righteousness head for showdown in America, a new call is upon the intercessory community to discern the types and seasons of intercession regarding judgment. Surprising insights into the intercessions of Abraham, Moses, Phinehas and the end time church "under fire."
In so many ways American society has appeared to make room for the Kingdom of God, affording the church much freedom to minister the Word of God. But how deep and real is that hospitality? Joshua is motioning he has something to tell us. Let's listen...
You've heard "the beast" is coming. But is it possible the beast is already here, disguised in the robes of a virtuous statue? In this penetrating four-part article, discover the hidden relationship between the gospel, the tare of political liberty, and the emerging beast of Revelation 13.
Discover amazing parallels between the reign of David and the epochs of the kingdom of the "Son of David." See what one man's life can tell us about ages still to come!
"These are the days of Elijah..." It's sure a great song, but "Where's the beef?" Where's the fire from heaven?...raising the dead?...confronting of kings? Just "Where is the Lord God of Elijah?" Tune in here to find out.
strove night and day to turn back America's clock to
the "Day of Reagan." But night fell instead.
Prophetic sticks and stones were no match for the
"Democratic machine." What went wrong?
keys to end time survival from a positive prophetic look
at the story of Noah! They could save your life...
look at the nearing fresh release of the governmental
nature of the baptism of the Holy Spirit in direct contest
with the New World Order.
Putting into perspective the developmental and instantaneous natures of the revelation of Christ that finally yields immortality.
Reflections on the lost consciousness of the local church under the ether of "global vision" inside the "Christian bubble."
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as John says, walking in the light is supposed to produce
fellowship one with another, why is there so little
fellowship among so many of us seeking to walk in the
light? Let's see what we might find...(Second article from
Love: (It's Probably Not What You Think It Is) series.)
reconciliation of the destructive attributes of
God within His fundamentally loving nature and that
of the wilderness prophet. Answers for the tough
questions--How can a loving God destroy? Why must He
destroy? How can Love be angry? What difference
is there between the angry warring Jehovah of the Old
Testament and the god of the modern jihadist? And how
and why must destructive anger be demonstrated in and
through the church?
there hope for reconciling the pastoral-prophetic divide
in the church? In this interchange over a pastor's
frustration with the prophetic, learn how the natures of
God revealed in each office point the way to resolution.
Encouraging but direct pointers for handling prophetic revelation of the sins of others. (Companion to Handling Negative Corrective Revelation).
teach that God only speaks gentle prophetic words today.
Others teach that gentle words compromise true prophetic
fire and are an evidence of false prophecy. Who is right?
how James' exhortation to tame the tongue applies to the
prophetic. (Do you have what it takes to become a
the power of prophetic revelation increases in our midst,
let's examine together two of the most common factors
responsible for producing delusional prophets among those
to whom it comes!
it fair for the Lord to pay the same heavenly wage to
those who bear the day's heat of discipleship and to those
who do not? See how the parable of the vineyard workers
applies to the prophetically faithful.
Sequel to The Fatal Spirit of Comparison, this brief article advocates for the sufficiency of private individual covenant with the Lord as our Head to direct His body to a just and viable community life without forcing "fairness" based in socialist human perceptions.
your prophetic heart increasingly struggle year by year
against the dominant spirit of December? Do the time worn
justifications for the celebration of Christmas ring
increasingly hollow to your ears? Are you interested in an
alternative? If so, maybe you should check this out. (For
more, see also The Spirit of Christmas and the
anew the unseemly side of the Holy Spirit's outstanding
work through an impure vessel, and as a bonus, receive
what may be your first introduction to a puzzling
christianesque politcial movement poised to shake up the
American beast system!
A wilderness parable of self-fulfilling prophetic rejection....
the aftermath of 9/11, the call is issued to reorient
intercession to kingdom values based in eternal identity.
Points are offered for aligning with God's eternal kingdom
agenda, specifically challenging the myth of present
a lifeguard must be in superior position to save the
drowning swimmer, so the intercessory church must
demonstrate superior identity in Christ to save the
drowning race of man. But is the intercessory church
saving man, or being drowned in its own self-affirmation
of fleshly identities? (Sequel to In
Need of a Sure Anchor)
first of a watershed series of articles challenging the
prophetic to mature its eternal vision through shedding
its identity rooted in the world's bloodlines.
how the overcomers who are to "shatter the nations with a
rod of iron" must first have their own national identities
the dynamic conflict of faith and natural heritage in the
prophetic, this intense article studies the critical issue
of identity conversion against the deceptive pull of
patriotism. Special attention is given to the role of the
Bride in yielding her "maiden names" to take on the Lord's
the harvest about saving souls? Or about destruction of
the wicked? Or is it about the translation? Or could it be
about something else? An intriguing look at the
harvest dimension of identity separation in context of the
impassioned follow-up to the intercessory commentary The Day They Rolled the Stone Away: What
the Alabama Courthouse Drama Means for Revival
calling for clear separated identity from American
nationalism in intercession.
advanced witness to the everlasting bridal covenant of the
age to come that seals the manifestation of purified
immortalized identity in Christ alone beyond all
compelling look at the power of worship to purify identity
in Christ, the corrupting of worship to reassert pride in
adamic identity, and the classes of worship that will
exist in the millennial kingdom over the issue of national
investigation into the subtle ways in which the worship of
the Lord is subverted within our midst through diversion
of our attention and affection onto the performers,
ourselves and our own "worship experience."
open idolatry and true worship lies a gray "no man's land"
inhabited by cultural idolatry and demons cloaked in the
worship of the Lord. Have you heard demons at
worship in your church? Have you perhaps hosted them in
your own practices? Come, learn and discern....
a contrarian view based in the fear of God, this
offensive series challenges the popular
amorphous concept of divine love now commonly
referred to as "unconditional love."
to re-orient your intercessional values as we reach
beyond our prayerful desire for good in politics and
culture to embrace the Father's perfect will beyond
society as we know it. A primer to the expansive
treatise True Dominion: A Critique of "Seven
Mountains" Teaching & "Mandatism" Philosophy
the stark wilderness prophetic response to the events of
9/11, including a hard look at the core concepts
dividing the wilderness and passionist prophetic
compelling set of three articles looks at some of the
hidden tests of heart God performs when He manifests His
Presence among us.
to restoring wounded, isolated wilderness prophetics,
this series peers deeply into the what, why and how of
the wilderness experience; including the limitations of
the wilderness perspective of the church, pitfalls of
wilderness attitudes and hindrances to completed destiny
in the full nature of Christ.
with the Readers Circle as together we walk through the
intense ups and downs of the 2008 Lakeland Revival,
learning the lessons of deep spiritual listening
enabling us to avoid the two-edged sword that cut down
both gullible receivers and cynical discerners of
future frustratingly "impure moves" of
the Holy Spirit. ( A companion study to Lessons from the Wilderness )
A look at how uncrucified love (esteem) of this present world's cultures corrupts the spirit of prophecy .
extensive study of culture prophecy with real examples
from recent proclamations in respected prophetic
concise explanation of the prophetic outlook divide
separating eternal prophetic visionaries from culture
prophetic key to discerning Christ from Antichrist
within the end time moves of God.
know about the evil of legalism and Pharisaism. But
have you recognized its wily opposite? This major
article examines the relationship between lawlessness
and the one-sided promotion of God's passion for
insights into the corruptibility of the anointing in
support of spiritual harlotry. A companion to the
treatise The Holy Spirit in the Church of
you ever wonder why no one could detect Judas until it
was too late? Learn how not to be fooled by subverted
classic example of humanistic love from an "amorphous"
passionist mission statement....
look at how emotional ownership of spiritual burden
for a nation blinds the prophetic to the heart of
the matter in recognizing the powers behind the powers
A penetrating study into the multi-layered mystery of false signs and wonders in context of the "wondrous" American presidential election of 2016.
have heard of justification by faith. We have heard of
sanctification by the Spirit. But is there yet another
salvation to be obtained before the redemption of our
bodies? Learn how the great end time clash with
the global commercial system is ultimately
designed to save us from the "root of all evil."
think you should save what little money you have
left, but another Voice says you should invest it. You
think you should invest the money, but
another Voice says you should spend it now, caring not
for tomorrow. You think you
should spend the money now, but another
Voice says you should give it all away! "Will God's
true will for your stewardship please
stand up!" -- Answers for God's
stewards under economic duress.
love for God should be increasing and love for money
is diametrically opposed to that love, does this tell
us anything about our relationship to money? Does God
want us to embrace poverty or to believe for
prosperity? Deeper insights on age old controversy.
how the end time demise of satan's world financial
domain is traced back to a heavenly trade war before
earth's fall! Still deeper insights into the
ancient curse on mankind over the quest for world
one thing to want to be free. But do you know what
freedom costs? Two milleniums of growing spiritual
freedom is leading the church to the verge of an
unparalleled exodus out from bondage to the systems
of this world. But it will not be a cake walk! If
you want to be part of the exodus, see what will
be required of you.
voices of God simultaneously urge us to seek the
welfare of the surrounding society while telling us
to proclaim its judgment and flee it! See what
Daniel's tenure in Babylon can teach us about how to
manage this conflict. (A companion article to Election Reflection.)|
"wake up alarm" to the true master agenda behind
social security, universal health care, and the
insurance industrythis intimate but potent article
reveals how properly facing the uncertainties of
personal faith will ultimately enable our escape
during the nearing worldwide Security-Tyranny known
as the Great Tribulation. (An alternative
perspective to The Eternal Shift.)
heard about the campaign to "clean up the airwaves."
How would you like to participate in cleaning up the
real air waves? You may already be doing so and not
know it. Come find out.
on how prayer for government leaders can establish
an angelic garrison of protection in the face of the
encroaching New World Order!
the Lord left the Church defenseless before the
emerging world tyranny system soon to be unveiled?
Discover the church's own secret weapon to be
revealed! ( From the series Three End Time Vignettes)
Can the wealth of the wicked be transferred to the righteous as long as the righteous remain captive to the debt money system that runs the world? Are we rich if the currency we hold is privately created and owned by a world system? Uncover the misperceptions pertaining to the wealth transfer and what must happen for the true transfer to occur.
the key truths with scripture documentation that
define the real dynamics of human salvation through
Jesus Christ. Includes the rarely identified
elements of the "light of accountability" and the
Father's hidden preparatory work leading to
conversion as well as the conditional and
unconditional elements in maintaining salvation
any series in this teaching ministry had to be
assigned ultimate priority above all others, it would
be this one.....
A complete digest of the process of salvation from spiritual new birth to glorified harvest in immortality. Excerpted from The Transformation and the Anointing: Reconciling God's Two Great Works of Salvation in the Earth Today.
believers live unaware that their souls have yet to be
saved. Could you be one of them? Find out how Christ's
blood operates past forgiveness to produce
experiential righteousness and what happens if we fail
the soul-saving call to "Blood transfusion" through
living sacrifice. Also includes a detailed study version
with scripture footnotes and commentary.
What is your greatest fear? There awaits your greatest salvation. Discover how faith and love act together to work out soul salvation by exposing and expelling fear from the soul.
We have heard of justification by faith. We have heard of sanctification by the Spirit. But is there yet another salvation to be obtained before the redemption of our bodies? Learn how the great end time clash with the global commercial system is ultimately designed to save us from the "root of all evil."
look at the bi-directional circuitry of grace,
relating the dimension of God's free impartation to
that of His return expectation--with special focus on
the limits of free impartation. (Could it be grace is
not as entirely "unconditional" as we have been
to Drawing the Grace Line, this brief
essay draws on the relationship between "conception"
and "birth" to shed light on the thorny controversies
over the nature of faith relative to works. Touching
on hot button issues from "loss of salvation" to
"Lordship salvation," see how a small candle can
dispel some massive darkness.
the essentially relational nature of righteousness,
this essay dispels the false separation in the
religious mind between divine relationship and
righteousness that forms the basis for legalism.
look into the two dimensions of salvation relative to
death: salvation that prevents death and salvation
that issues forth out of death. This thoughtful piece
helps us negotiate the painful mental shift from death
prevention to death pass-through when the Lord
requires the latter.
the indispensibly personal and subjective element of
faith in salvation.
The prophetic church has taken deep political sides in the Mideast controversy. But has the Lord? Find out how we should really be praying for Israel in this detailed revisit of the New Covenant.
called the "age of faith," the gospel age of the
Gentiles has left a sordid trail of unbelief
echoing the massive unbelief of Old Covenant
Israel. How can this be? This treatise
examines the root of unbelief which still
daunts both Gentile and Messianic "believers"
alike, and provides the true meaning of "the one
new man." (a helpful introduction to the
treatises on Israel that follow.)
Inspired by Messianic challenges to Palestine Belongs to the Meek, this first of two massive studies unravels the mysterious relationship between natural and spiritual Israel and the covenants. Includes ground-breaking insight into the true meaning of modern Israel's re-establishment, reconciliation of the restoration prophecies to apostolic teaching, and a prophetic description of the millennial legal system to come under Yeshua's reign. FOR MATURE STUDENTS ONLY. Agreement to Proviso required.
directed to messianic-leaning prophetic
intercessors, this exactingly researched sequel to
A Transcendent Presentation of Israel
begins with a "you-were-there" narrative of the
historic Messianic/Gentile church divide, then
moves to explore the inherent flaws of the
Messianic views of Yeshua, apostolic teaching and
the state of Israel. It provides solid,
even-tempered answers to the most common Messianic
offenses over unshackeled New Covenant faith, and
aims to correct carnal platforms of intercession
for Israel. No stone left unturned and no topic
too hot to handle. FOR MATURE STUDENTS ONLY.
Agreement to Proviso required.
A brief treatise connecting the expected conversion of Israel to Christ to the Next Revelation of Christ as espoused throughout this ministry. Piercing the deeper nature of the "hardening" of Israel referenced in Romans 11, this fascinating understanding explains the foretold "fullness of the Gentiles" not merely as a completed number of converts, but as the completion of a dispensation in how the Gospel appears, and why.
the competitive cacophony that characterizes the
prophetic movement, is the real voice of God to be
found elsewhere? Come and see
takes a certain kind of ear to hear the hidden
voice of the Lord. Discover how you can hear the
Lord under the din of the prophetic marketplace
in the prophetic, silence is golden. An
exhortation to quietness as the key to remaining
undistracted from the Lord by the power of one's
whisper of the Spirit to the faithful heart beset
by the memory of traumatized faith.
the moments of pain in each day's waiting on God's
fulfilments are His gift to us, if we have
the eyes to see them for what they are...
on the inner balance beam between under-believing
God within our measure and over-believing Him
beyond our measure.
prophetic principles on entering into the Lord's
miraculous work in our lives.
happens if and when the callings and desires we
exercise come to an end? What happens when the
ministry collapses? Where is the King, and where
really is the kingdom? ..... (Companion to The Silent Test of First
hearing for instantaneous directions into
unfamiliar instructions without warning over
an extended period of time....these are the
conditions attending God's liberation into any
true "new thing." A critical read for
understanding destiny beset by sudden chaos in our
how discerning the need for prayer from the
call to prayer will immeasurably help us to
prevent burn out. A special word for
intercessors..... (See also the prequel Dealing
with Prophetic Intercessory Information Overload)
The coming judgment has always been portrayed in terms of external events. This essay reveals the hidden judgment that has already come.
with the writer how in times of instability,
the "vision for the shore" must be surrendered
to the vision only for the Lord.
principles that preserve faith under the
tensions of the immediate stress it
how cosmic warfare, priorities in divine
promises and generational shift impact the
meaning of answered prayer.
lesson from the volatile financial investment
world teaches us the first principle to
winning the war of faith, especially when tempted
to think we are losing.....
Does faith always demand that we believe and expect God to act beyond our capabilities and provision? Is faith for the miraculous the supreme faith? Do you feel like you are laboring under a certain tyranny of expectation for the miraculous? These few words might help.
word for those struggling with the consciousness
of lack of money. Find out what the most precious
economic commodity of all time is.
of the highest levels of faith is the faith
required of leadership that puts the
lives of multitudes of spiritual followers at
risk. Do you think you are up to that challenge?
lesson in strategic blindness from the Emmaus
how the "near misses" of eternal moments bringing
us to our next life chapter seem more threatening
under time than they really are.
to do when the Spirit and Conscience seem to oppose one
heard it said "Jehovah Jireh is my provider," but did
you know that this kind of provision has nothing to do
with daily needs?
word of hope in coming to grips with the
unavoidable flaws built into the Spirit's
foundational work in our lives en route to
look at the tribulational cost factor involved
in finding the place of the Lord's rest
keys to securing and maintaining strong faith in
the face of serious life-impacting situations.
(Companion to Cultivating "Celestial
Faith" Under Crisis )
How does one overcome the sense of meaninglessness that has come to define the spirit of this age---beginning with one's own repeated failures in apprehending God's fruitful destiny?