ALTAR, TEMPLE, KINGDOM Part Two

The Kingdom For a much fuller understanding of this article please first read Altar, Temple, Kingdom Part One here. Word spread like wildfire through the inhabitants of Jerusalem that amazing day.  Jesus of Nazareth was approaching the city!  Many had already witnessed his signs and listened intently to His teachings, but this day was different.  … Continue reading ALTAR, TEMPLE, KINGDOM Part Two

Sacred Space

We sit comfortably on specially provided green plastic chairs, our bottled water, with our Bibles, close at hand on the small table that serves as a pulpit.   The young girls have lovingly covered the old table with a pristine white lace tablecloth…..a prized possession in this small house.  Outside the half open door people wander … Continue reading Sacred Space

Of His Fullness….

Bread for the Bride has been silent for a short time while I have been away ministering to the church in a South Eastern Asian country where Christians face ongoing persecution.  During that time I (along with two companions) had the great privilege of sharing teachings, prayer and fellowship with house church leaders and members.  … Continue reading Of His Fullness….

Bride-Atude Nine: The Faithful Witnesses

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake.     In China we are imprisoned and tortured; in Egypt we are denied justice; in Nigeria we are regularly gunned down or burned to death; in Myanmar we are used as slaves by the military; … Continue reading Bride-Atude Nine: The Faithful Witnesses

Bride-Atude Eight: The Light Keepers

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...    We have a habit of associating persecution only with ‘non-Christian’ countries and oppressive regimes. Especially in democratic societies we tend automatically to think that persecution belongs to a world we don’t really know.   The idea that we may also … Continue reading Bride-Atude Eight: The Light Keepers

Fellowship of Sufferings

(Tribute to the Persecuted Bride)   She bleeds you know, And weeps In darkened prison cells She sits out the allotted hours Of mens’ hatred She runs, Fearing the knock on the door The torching of the house The cries of the children     She hides, Homeless Through long lonely nights When doubt nibbles … Continue reading Fellowship of Sufferings