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15 June, 2022 16:05

June 15, 2022


This Sunday is designated as Father’s Day. Granted it is not some great spiritual feast day ordained by God and thundered forth from Mt Sinai. I refer to these days as the ‘Hallmark Feasts’. While they were no doubt originally established with good intentions, I can’t help think they have morphed into more of a money-making business.

Laying all that aside, I was just thinking about some of my Charismatic Messianic friends who like to refer to God as G_D, as though this was a way of giving Him the utmost honor and reverence.

In delving into this custom, I discovered that many well-meaning Jews, as a sign of reverence, respect, and protection, believed God’s name was so sacred and holy that it should never be uttered. This custom comes from the passage in Deuteronomy 12:3-4 regarding the destruction of heathen altars. The passage reads, “and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods, and you shall obliterate their name from that place.” According to one commentator, Rashi, he believed that as Jews they should not erase or destroy God’s name and avoid even writing it. The thought being, that if God’s name was never fully written, then it could never be erased, effaced, or destroyed.

This custom of writing G_D has gained widespread popularity in recent years. I cannot help but think that this belief has led to the very opposite of its intended purpose. Instead of GOD being honored as GOD, He has been dishonored by having His name reduced to a mere acronym. Imagine if I were to line up my three daughters and eight grandchildren and inform them, that from now on, they should refer to me only as G-D instead of GrandDad. Away with such foolishness!

One of the great truths that Jesus came to reveal was that we could call God our FATHER or Papa. Nothing speaks of friendship, intimacy, relationship, or sonship more than the term FATHER. Thank God we don’t have to approach Him as Esther did when approaching King Ahasuerus. She was so terrified of the King that she assumed she would perish when entering his presence. Thank God we have a King who invites us to enter His throne room with boldness and confidence while crying Abba, Father! (Having said that, neither do we approach God in some untoward way by referring to God as ‘the man upstairs,’ or some similar disrespectful term.)

Returning to Father’s Day. How amazing that we can call the One who created the heavens and earth (the One who is the Eternal, Omnipotent, Lord & Master of all, the great God Almighty, the Desire of all nations, the King of all kings) our FATHER!

Why not let Him know this Father’s Day how much you love HIM.

PS My sources tell me He doesn’t like being called G_

Father, I adore You
Lay my life before You
How I love You

Jesus, I adore You
Lay my life before You
How I love You

Spirit, I adore You
Lay my life before You
How I love You

11 June, 2022 08:51

June 11, 2022


I’m almost positive, that when you read the headline for this article that you thought to yourself, he must be out of his mind. Why on earth would Ravenhill support such a divisive and demonic theory? Isn’t our Nation already divided enough? Why add fuel to an already raging fire of racism and bigotry?

OK, before I go any further, let me explain. By CRT I’m not referring to Critical Race Theory but rather “Critical Rage Therapy”. Yes, we have an anger problem in our land that goes all the way back to Cain and Abel. This anger or rage is directed toward parents, teachers, classmates, police, and anyone else who stands in our way.

We live in a day of unparalleled lawlessness. Everyone is out to do their own thing by whatever means they can. Discipline is sadly lacking in our homes, leaving children free to roam the streets until all hours of the day or night. As a nation, we rank among the lowest, scholastically, in the world. We graduate students who are barely able to read or write. With this type of “success”, is it any wonder why tens of thousands of young men and women turn to selling or taking drugs to make a living? Gang membership has replaced the sense of belonging normally found in a family unit or church fellowship. Another major factor contributing to rage is the sad reality that not only have we removed prayer from our schools, but, even more tragically from our homes also. One could come up with a thousand reasons why we are in the state we are in, but, by far our greatest problem is, we have driven God out of our homes, schools, cities, States and Nation. When we throw our moral compass overboard, is it any wonder that our Nation has lost its way?

My remedy, apart from the obvious need of returning to God, is we need to teach our children how to deal with their own frustrations and anger. Let’s face it, many children grow up in divided homes, many have been abused physically, mentally and emotionally. For some, this leads to unhealthy sexual desires, while others turn to drugs or spend endless hours playing video games, gunning down the “enemy” while at the same time dehumanizing their fellow man. In the Black community some eighty per cent of children grow up without the presence of a father. Still others have fallen prey to the false belief that they will never be happy until they change their gender from boy to girl or girl to boy. All of these factors contribute to the false belief that life is meaningless, and for some, not worth living. Is it any wonder then that our children are frustrated, angry, and disillusioned with life?

My suggestion for teaching ‘Critical Rage Therapy ‘would include topics like laying a solid Biblical foundation of loving your neighbor as you love yourself, respect for human life (which would also include life within the womb). Lessons on the power of forgiveness, both God’s forgiveness of us, and our forgiving of others. Respect for authority should be taught from kindergarten through twelfth grade, together with the importance of a good work ethic and money management skills. I could list numerous other topics and values that I believe would help bring order and balance into the lives of those who God has entrusted to our care.

Why not contact your state legislator and suggest that instead of lecturing our children on Critical Race Theory we focus on the importance of “Critical Rage Therapy”?

7 April, 2022 10:15

April 7, 2022

An open letter to Charisma News.

Daily as I browse through my emails I’m confronted with the latest ‘prophetic word’ from some sincere believer or leader declaring their latest impression or feeling as to what they believe God is saying. Let me be clear I’ve been around the prophetic for well over fifty years and have worked with some Godly giants in the prophetic realm. My own life has been greatly impacted by the prophetic ministry for which I am deeply grateful.

Over the past 10-15 years we have seen what I consider a cheapening of the prophetic. Impressions, feeling, urges, thoughts and pictures are now considered the ‘real deal’ and sadly accepted without question as the ‘word of the Lord;’ and yet they lack the authority and conviction of the Holy Spirit. My real concern is that those who give these prophetic words are seldom if ever held accountable. Here is where I must challenge those who publish these prophecies. Taking the Lord’s name in vain is a serious and responsible matter. Saying the Lord told me, or the Lord says, should be weighed very carefully and fearfully before uttering the latest image or impression that pops into your mind. Those who proclaim these words as well as those who publish them must be held responsible for their actions.

Recently Charisma published a prophetic word by Hank Kunneman along with the video of his prophecy. Kunneman prophesied the following:

"Do not believe the lies, for even over Ukraine, the media—their mouth is filled. Listen to Me, the media—their mouth is filled with war rhetoric. And there are those who are pushing for war, and there are those who would desire to even make it look like Russia has done something to the Ukrainian people, inside of their borders, to bring them to war. Yet, I am and I have been speaking to the leader of the Bear.

"I’ve been speaking to you, Putin, and you are listening. Therefore, watch. Do not be caught up in the war rhetoric the media is creating. And do not believe when they report certain things that would desire to frame a picture and bring Russia and Ukraine to the place of battle. For My voice is speaking louder, and I am declaring truth. And My truth shall expose the truth over Ukraine.

"My truth shall expose even greater what they have resisted [on]—that which comes by the expression of freedom. And My voice of truth will continue to pull out of their holes, and I will pull the sheets off, and I will continue to show you what has been done in secret.

"You say, ‘But Lord, what good is it if nothing happens?’

"I said, I am the Alpha, I am the Omega—the beginning and end—and I’m everything in-between, and I know exactly what I’m doing, and I declare game over. This prophetic word was released to Hank Kunneman on Feb. 22.

The sad reality is that his prophecy was entirely wrong. The media by and large were correct and as we now know Russia has declared war on Ukraine with the tragic result of death and destruction everywhere. If the ‘game is over’ someone needs to tell the citizens of Ukraine that! Well over three million have already fled for their lives with tens of thousands fleeing every day.

Charisma, please step up and hold these so-called prophets accountable. To the best of my knowledge, I have not read one word of an apology from either the ‘prophet’ or the publisher. This speaks volumes to the state of the prophetic today.

If nobody else will, I call for Hank Kunneman to give an account for his misleading word. “I am declaring the truth’ turned out to be false!

Paul taught us that it was the responsibility of those listening to the prophets to pass judgment on what they prophesied. It’s time we held these men accountable. Charisma, I’m asking you to do the same.

PS. I sent this letter to Charisma but never received a reply.