The Glass Blower, The Lamp Worker and The Crucible

The aged man named Joshua stepped carefully to the first oven with his ancient tools. He wore steel-toed boots, and protective glasses. He knows that synthetic garments cannot be worn here because anything made of false fibers will melt. The heat from the oven warmed his face as he continued spinning the metal rod in…

Stones and Leadership Part VI

Stones were more than likely the weapon of choice in the beginning. Cain murders his brother, Abel. Abel’s blood cries out from the ground, along with the blood of many more. We read of those angry at the words of Yeshua and they, too, pick up stones to cast at the Chief cornerstone. “Truly, truly,…

Maya the Bee and Leadership, Part V

    “And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion; and, behold, there was a nest of bees (adas devorim) and honey in the carcass of the lion.” (Shoftim 14:8) As the commentaries explain, adas devarim refers to a nest of bees. But…

Leadership and Bare Buttocks, Part IV

Leadership and Bare Buttocks “Hine Ma Tov” What could a disturbing story in II Samuel have to do with a Psalm on unity? One has oil dripping down the beard and covering the skirts of Aaron, the other has skirts cut to bare David’s servants nakedness. Their beards shaved half off in disgrace. Have you…

The Five-Fold and Accountability–Part III

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith” (Hebrews 13:7). Before we look at mentor-ship, I first want to reiterate Part One and Two of this blog series and discuss more concerning the five-fold that was set up by Adonai….

Leadership and Titles– Part I

  Leadership bears great accountability. No man or woman when called seemed to feel worthy of the calling. They knew the cost and said things like, “I can’t speak, I am but a child–did I give birth to all these people?” Anarchy is a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority. Do…

Avi, avi, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!

After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a still, small voice. (I Kings 19:12). In this blog portion, I will ask multiple questions. I pray the questions are thought-provoking, and that you will share some of your thoughts. First picture the heart…

The Myrrh of Miriam/ Mary

In this teaching we will look at Miriam and the anointing oil she poured out, but first I have a question. Are we cursing or holding back blessings from our fellow family members? There was a prophet in the Bible named Balaam who was enticed to curse Abba’s people. Once he realized that he could…

Free Chapter of Doctrines of Demons

Chapter 3 A Matter of Understanding I will never forget receiving a call from my pastor. His voice was urgent; he needed me to drive over to the church as soon as possible. A woman tormented by evil spirits was on her way, accompanied by her husband, and the pastor was requesting my help to…