The other morning, while standing by my kitchen table, I flipped open my Bible and landed on a chapter in Ezekiel that made me set my coffee cup down. I began to count carefully the words I found in reference to vision or sight—almost 20. I’ll expound on that in a bit, but first, let’s talk about the windows of our soul. In the … Continue reading “I see,” Said the Blind Man
In this blog, we will meet a king who must flee his palace because his own son has planned a coup to overthrow his kingdom. David’s son Absalom has been quite successful in winning over the people with his charm. David and his men are not prepared with food and supplies to withstand such a battle. The King will have to go underground, and then … Continue reading The Coup and the King
A note to my readers: Obadiah’s Cave will be closing soon, and I will be moving many of these writings over to my Tekoa Manning site. The blog below was originally written in 2019 at Obadiah’s Cave. One of my favorite songs is by Jim Croce, “I got a Name.” When I was newly divorced, I would sing this song and think of my maiden … Continue reading Them Bones, Them Bones
For shorter podcast/Video click the link below. While studying and meditating during the month of Elul, I heard in my spirit that evening was here—that darkness comes before light. Now, this is something most know if they have ever read Genesis/ Bereshit Chapter one. “The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God … Continue reading Prophetic Word for Elul–(Is it Evening?)
I heard the men whispering in the market. Suddenly one of them with piercing eyes was standing before me. “What is your daughter’s name, he asked?” I glance down at her angelic face before answering him. Lo-Ruhammah, (low—Rue-hay-ma) I whisper. “So it is true?” He says, his eyes intently staring at me. I stood up straighter, returning his gaze before answering. “Yes, her name is … Continue reading The Voice of Hosea
“So he was left hanging between heaven and earth”—II Samuel 18:9. A man suspended between two points– do you know who this passage was written about? It is David’s son, Absalom. He is his third son. Not only will he hang from a tree, but his advisor will kill himself in Judas fashion. Grab a rope and hold on tight as we look at one … Continue reading “So he was left hanging between heaven and earth”—II Samuel 18:9.
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 the absence or nonrecognition of authority. Do we have anarchy in the Body of Yeshua? John Cougar … Continue reading Leadership and Titles– Part I
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 of someone who wandered about in sheepskin, and camel skin. … Continue reading Avi, avi, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!
Up To Half the Kingdom When I posted part one of Up to Half the Kingdom, I had typed a portion of part two already. However, I had a chapter from my memoir (Still unpublished) titled “Can You Drink this Cup?” ringing in my head. Although I do plan on posting one more chapter on connections made with ‘up to half the kingdom,’ I believe … Continue reading Up to Half the Kingdom, Part II, Can We Drink This Cup?
Several people in the Bible made requests–dire requests. Esther (Hadassah) stood before a King to save her people. One man on a cross next to Yeshua requested forgiveness and received the promise of Paradise. Even in our silence, we are continually asking of our King Yeshua, Messiah. He tells us who He is in the Gospel of John. “I am the way, and the truth, … Continue reading Up to Half the Kingdom