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COMMENTARY


From time to time the Lord provides inspiration surrounding current events. On this page you will find an archive of commentaries inspired by dated events.

In a few cases, commentaries have carried such an instructional weight that we posted them in the main index of articles. But these are also listed here as well. 


 A WORD TO THE WISE


December 24, 2015

 

Its all there. It is screaming at you if you can hear it. Wake up! Wake up!

 

You have a choice to make today...tonight. You can stay down below under the toxic air. Or you can climb the mount above to breathe the rarified air of heaven, of eternal life, and of preparation for meeting the Lord.

 

But be warned....



 


"EXPECTING THE UNEXPECATBLE":
A Word for 2014 and Beyond 


December 26, 2013

 

After so long a time of wandering in prophetic circles with the insight and information we have on our times, the Lord speaks a breakthrough word to boost us into another dimension of prophetic vision and thinking. ... I believe such a time is at hand and want to convey to you what I have seen and heard within my own spirit in recent weeks.




"CONVERSATIONS"




July 1, 2013

Here is a useful brief chronology of the Book of Revelation based on the Leland Earls prophecies for anyone interested.  May you all be blessed as we await the Lord’s unfoldings





PITCHERS IN THE NIGHT


April 24, 2013

 

Despite the intensity of the darkness, be encouraged. An inner unquenchable light remains stored in these vessels of clay ready to be revealed in the night of victory. Click here to learn more....


 


"CONVERSATIONS"




December 4, 2012

A first look by this ministry into conflicting forms of human law that explain the gradual dissolution of natural constitutional rights worldwide in the face of growing commercial power, spelling the fulfilment of the beasts of Revelation 13.   







November 22, 2012

Today is Thanksgiving Day in America—a day to feast in honor of a past event when plenty was provided out of nothing for the first settlers. But I see another picture today. It is not a picture of thanksgiving out of poverty. It is a picture of vomiting over plenty….

   




"CONVERSATIONS"




October 14, 2012

 

Responses to a friend’s dream that work to reconcile contrary prophecies regarding the future of America






"CONVERSATIONS"




September 16, 2012

The following letters address questions posed by two friends regarding the teaching of Christian Universalism, also known as Total Reconciliation or Universal Reconciliation. The points at the heart of these letters as well as many others with expansive discussion are contained in the [soon to be released] Prophetic Treatise on Christian Universalism.






"CONVERSATIONS"




July 12, 2012

Today’s conversation is a follow-up to the recent conversation on The Imperative of Identity Replacement in the Believer. Ray wants to know what “identity replacement” will actually look like in the manifest kingdom. Will we be recognizable? Or not? If so, how?






"CONVERSATIONS"




June 22, 2012

Janell asks about the latest in monetary currency, a “digital” currency called “Bitcoin,” and how this might relate to what we have written about before concerning a coming realm of stewardship salvation, including a new economy and medium of exchange (“money”) which I have called “Glorex.”






"CONVERSATIONS"




June 18, 2012

 

—a concept core to the meaning of conversion and new birth in Christ, but hardly understood or taught anywhere. The context for this discussion is a messianic article that emphasizes the importance of natural Jewish identity in understanding the fulfillment of end time prophecy...






INTRODUCING "CONVERSATIONS"

A Balanced Prophetic Application of Romans 13
in Response to Bad Government


May 17, 2012

 

"Would you please give me your view of Romans 13 in the light of the insight God has given you here? Blessings, Ray....."






"REGISTERED TO PRAY"


January 13, 2012

 

It's a wintry day in the state of New Hampshire today, and a good one to sit down to write to my favorite Readers Circle (smile). It has actually been a very instructive few weeks spiritually, with more from the spirit of wisdom and revelation than I am able to put on paper. Between our own continuing testings as a family and also the just concluded New Hampshire presidential primary election, the Lord has offered us some very rich experiential insight. Here, I will give just a digest of some of what He has been teaching us.

 

 


ROB BELL & CHRISTIAN UNIVERSALISM


March 29, 2011

Some if not all may have heard of the recent controversy involving the emergent church teacher Rob Bell and his new book Love Wins which teaches the doctrine known as Christian Universalism—the belief that all men and eventually even the devil and his angels will be saved and restored out of the Lake of Fire....





HONEY FROM THE CARCASS OF THE LION


March 29, 2011

I just attended a conference where the speaker attempted to discuss the seemingly unbearable tension between man’s depravity and God’s beauty in creation at the same time. “Even the mountains of Bavaria saw the most beautiful sunsets while Hitler was committing his most heinous atrocities there,” he said.  The question was, how do we handle this tension in life, especially in these depraved societal times?




2011: GOING THE DISTANCE


January 17, 2011

Another new year and decade begins with First Love Ministry, as it does with all of you....In an article to immediately follow this New Year greeting, I am going to share with you a very large picture of where I feel the Lord is taking this ministry over the next years. We are living in a time of exceedingly great movements and shifts in God's revelation of Himself and His purposes. Older less complete prophetic paradigms are in process of being exceeded and outgrown. In the major article to follow, I will share the emerging understanding of "stewardship salvation" the Lord is coalescing in me as the outgrowth of 23 years of this ministry.





 WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?

A Word Ahead of the 2010 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

 

October 30, 2010

 

If you live in the United States and are following the news on next week’s federal elections, then you know people across the board are in an uproar about the present national political direction. By all indications, there will be a major shift in the balance of political power in the U.S. Congress......

 


 MY TRIBUTE TO JOHN FORTIN

Manchester, NH

Oct. 26, 1953 - July 16, 2010 

 

July 20, 2010

 

[Note to the larger body of Christ and First Love Ministry Readers Circle:

 

John Fortin was the former assistant pastor of Faith Christian Center, Bedford, NH and former pastor of Believers Christian Outreach, Manchester, NH. He was a long time personal friend and supporter of this ministry. Underneath the glare of lights of the mainstream charismatic community in his city, John was one hungry for the truths found only in the prophetic wilderness and a true disciple-focused pastor--a rarity. We will greatly miss his present fellowship. Following is the text of the eulogy originally to have been delivered at his home going memorial service.....]

 


 KANSAS CITY - IS "SHE" MATURING?

A Wilderness Prophetic Perspective on the Ten-Year Anniversary of the International House of Prayer

 

November 21, 2009

 

Two months ago, Mike Bickle and the ministry of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City ("IHOP-KC") marked ten years of "24/7" non-stop worship and intercession. To recognize this milestone, IHOP conducted a series of teachings in which Mike and others outlined the core history of the Kansas City prophetic movement, sharing the movement's growth of vision from 1983 to today. The series was seat-riveting and I encourage you to listen to it online. Today, on my third prompting from the Lord, I need to comment on this series from a wilderness prophetic perspective, believing it has great significance for all wilderness prophetic believers.




INTERCESSORY CONFLICT OVER AMERICA

Understanding the Three Phases of National Intercession

June 2, 2009

 

My comments on the beast system led Mitchell to write about the intercessory conflict his prayer group is experiencing now concerning America. He also forwarded a prophecy from a brother in Texas who had been praying for revival in America but was suddenly shown America’s identity as Babylon ripe for judgment beginning this summer...

 

 


"SUNRISE, SUNSET"  

Reading America's Sundial After the 2008 Election

November 7, 2008

 

The soul searching has begun. Amid a silent awareness that America isn't the same country it was before last Tuesday, prophetic intercessory hearts are on the floor. The election didn't just produce a temporary setback against the God-ward side of the culture. Something changed in the entire national atmosphere. And, contrary to all the prophecies, it is opposite the direction of revival. And everyone except the mesmerized knows it.

 

 


 
 
SPIRITUAL CIVICS

Redeeming the Next 72 Hours


November 1, 2008

A number of weeks ago, I wrote you about our family's unusual encounter with Barack Obama in an Ohio cornfield. I told you about our word from the Lord to faithfully pray for the conviction of sin, righteousness and judgment on the senator as well as on his comrades, Sen. Biden, Sen. Glenn and Gov. Strickland. I also encouraged you to find your intercessory place as the Lord leads you, and that if all believers would find their targeted place in the Lord, we could indeed bring a godly influence to bear on the election.


 



REFLECTIONS ON LAKELAND "IS IT THE END?"

A Coffee Klatch with Special Guest "L. J." Christ


August 24, 2008

By now, most if not all of us have read the apology from Dutch Sheets that reverberated late last week through the mainstream and wilderness churches. It was the noblest confession I have ever read from a mainstream culture prophet....

Under the hubbub around Todd Bentley however, my own heart has been in another place altogether. That place is revealed in an imaginary conversation I had with our Friend the Lord Jesus ("L. J.") Christ at Starbucks late last week....





REFLECTIONS ON MEETING "PASTOR-GOVERNOR" MIKE HUCKABEE:

More Tips on Kingdom Praying for Earthly Politicians

January 6, 2008

What started out yesterday as a home school civics project for my daughters proved to be a valuable lesson in spiritual civics as well, providing helpful perspective for prophetic people seeking solid direction in praying about presidential candidates this election year.





THE MEANING OF GENERATIONS

August 8, 2007

The following is based on a dialog with a reader asking about the biblical meaning of the length of a generation, a question I have received on more than one occasion….





ARE YOU PREPARED FOR JAIL?

Contemplating the Defeat of the Massachusetts Marriage Amendment


June 15, 2007

This past week a momentous defeat was served to the intercessory community in the state of Massachusetts, US. What was supposed have to been the final legislative ratification authorizing a ballot measure allowing people to vote on the definition of marriage went down to defeat through the defection of 12 representatives to the pro-gay side...





"ONLY THE MAKE-UP HAS CHANGED"

A Discerning Look at the Restoration of Heritage USA


December 5, 2006

One of the most significant exercises in prophetic harlotry to come to my awareness in a long time has commenced at the site of the former PTL - Heritage USA ministry outside Charlotte, North Carolina...





REFLECTIONS ON "THE PATH TO 9/11"



September 20, 2006

The airing of ABC’s Path To 9/11 together with the President’s address on the event’s 5th anniversary offered some pause for reflection. Against the backdrop of this combined docudrama, the familiar words surfaced to my heart:

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”...




THE BODY BELONGS TO THE HUSBAND:

A Spiritual Judicial Look at the Schiavo Case

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Gen. 2:24

The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. I Cor. 7:4

March 24, 2005

Doubtless the currently explosive Terri Schiavo case has prophetic significance for the American people. Usually, a case that grows to this magnitude shows that God is speaking to a nation....





HUMILITY UNDER DECEPTION:

Assessing the Faith of George W. Bush


November 6, 2004

My recent editorial on the presidential election landed some interesting responses. Among them was the question as to whether President Bush is truly a Christian. More specifically, can a man speak the way President Bush has been speaking about America and world democracy and still be a true Christian?...





CHOOSING THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE


November 2, 2004

So this is Election Day in America. The angst in the prophetic intercessory body of Christ is at its peak over who will be chosen as PresidentSenatorCongressman





ON THE PASSING OF RONALD REAGAN
(with SEQUEL)

In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and lifted up.
Isa. 6:1

June 6, 2004

It is not possible for me to let the word of President Reagan's passage into eternity go by without comment. For any believer raised in America older than 35 and who ever desired to see a national righteousness established, the influence of Ronald Reagan is without comparison in our lifetime....





INTERCESSION - SO AS BY FIRE

- In Response to the National Conflict Over Gay Marriage, Winter 2004 -

And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh ( - he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire).
Jude 23 (I Cor. 3:15)

March 10, 2004

Four days before the second legislative debate over gay marriage (March 11, 2004), our family conducted a prayer walk around the Massachusetts state house, concluding with a worship session under its cavernous portico. (Many intercessory groups had targeted this location for several weeks.)...





PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON "THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST"


February 29, 2004

Last night I went with my wife to experience the film The Passion of the Christ. It was to be the first time I ever viewed an "R" rated film, and I did not know what to expect. After much early uncertainty about going to see it, I finally determined it necessary from the Lord to do so....





THE DAY THEY ROLLED THE STONE AWAY

What the Alabama Courthouse Drama Means For Revival


August 28, 2003

My heart remains strangely pensive over the moving of the Ten Commandments monument in Alabama this week. This pensiveness is not my own. Symbols by themselves mean nothing and in fact most are nothing more than religious idols. In my higher spiritual understanding, the removal of every religious symbolevery steeple, cross, and painting of Jesuswould actually be a good thing for the Lord's people. Then we might start to see real Christianity. And we may yet.





ELECTION REFLECTION

November 6, 2002

A few thoughts are useful in light of last night's overturn of government in the United States Congress. Leading up to the election, prophetic intercessory groups have been sending out prayer alerts, and since rejoice in the Lord over changes that appear to hold promise toward a greater agenda of social righteousness (as many did in 1980 with the election of President Reagan)....





THE MUD OF PROPHETIC HUMANISM

A Reflection on 9/11


October 10, 2001

Perhaps the most amazing thing to me about the prophetic response to the recent terrorist attacks in New York is the astounding consensus that "none" of the prophets knew this attack was coming....





Revelation 12:
A PARADIGM FOR UNDERSTANDING
THE FINAL END TIMES


- In Response to the Palestinian Intifada, Fall 2000 -


October 13, 2000

As world events heat up, it becomes increasingly important to gain an anchor of prophetic understanding greater than the intensity of the events surrounding us. Without such an anchor, we risk becoming swept off our feet by the events now mounting in the Middle East and elsewhere....




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