Friday, 30 November 2018

Archaeological Fun

Straight from the Bible

Tiny First Temple Stone Weight Unearthed in Jerusalem


Volunteer at City of David sifting project finds rare ‘beka’ measure, used by pilgrims paying half-shekel tax before ascending to Temple Mount, in dirt from dig near Western Wall

By Amanda Borschel-Dan
The Times of Israel


A First Temple period weight measure called a 'beka' was unearthed in a City of David excavation in the Davidson Archaeological Park and discovered in the wet sifting project in Jerusalem's Tsurim Valley. The 'beka' biblical weight stone was discovered in earth taken from a 2013 archaeological excavation at the foundations of the Western Wall in a drainage ditch directly under the Robinson's Arch.

Only a handful of similar stone beka weights have been unearthed in Jerusalem, said archaeologist Eli Shukron, who directed the excavations on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority. He told The Times of Israel that none had previously been found with this exact inscription.


The “beka,” a First Temple-period weight measure used by pilgrims paying their half-shekel tax before ascending to the Temple Mount, was recently discovered by a volunteer in the City of David’s wet sifting project in Jerusalem’s Emek Tzurim National Park.

The word “beka” appears twice in the Torah:

Daily Meditation

Perceiving the Power of Preaching

Every Sunday morning we observe a strange phenomenon in our cities, towns, and villages. Millions of people leave their homes, take respite from their jobs and recreation, and gather in church buildings for services of worship. People sit quietly and listen while one person stands before them and gives a speech. We call the speech a sermon, homily, or meditation. 
What’s going on here? 
The power of preaching is found in the Spirit working with the Word of God and through the Word of God. God promises that His Word will not return to Him void. Its power is located not in the eloquence or erudition of the preacher but in the power of the Spirit. Preaching is a tool in the hands of the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is a supernatural being, the third person of the Trinity. His presence in preaching is what makes it a supernatural event.
Salvation is a divine achievement. No man can save himself. God sovereignly ordains not only the end (salvation) but the means to the end (preaching). We conclude then that what is going on Sunday morning when the Word of God is truly preached is a divine drama of redemption. 

Coram Deo

Thank God for the supernatural power of preaching that effected the drama of redemption in your life.

Passages for Further Study

The Case of Karel Sroubek

Stranger Than Fiction

In New Zealand we have a really, really strange issue at hand.  A Czech national, a convicted criminal, Karel Sroubek is doing time as a guest of one of her Majesty Jacinda's prisons.  He has applied for citizenship, which seems reasonable.  Why shouldn't New Zealand make all involuntary guests of the government permanent citizens as a matter of natural justice?  Why not?  What could possibly be wrong with that?

Sroubek's lawyers have argued that there are some unsavory characters back in Czechoslovakia who want to see him sent back from NZ to his native land so they can show him a bit of rough justice, Czech-style.  Therefore compassion, human decency, and human rights legislation require that NZ give permanent citizenship to the convicted criminal.

Now right up to this point there is nothing unusual or sensational in the case.  Non-resident convicts often apply for asylum.  The vast majority, however, are shipped back home when the term of their accommodation in her Majesty's prisons is served.  But in this case, out of the blue as it were, the Minister of Immigration hastily reviewed Sroubek's case and granted him permanent citizenship in New Zealand.

Occam's Razor teaches us that the simplest explanation is usually the most plausible reason for human events.  So, for some time we have thought that the most plausible cause for the Minister's extraordinary "generosity" to a convicted drug manufacturer and smuggler was that Sroubek had bribed the Minister.  It represents a simple explanation.  But now we are not so sure.  It is possible that there is a simpler explanation still: namely, that the Minister in question, Iain Lees-Galloway lacks any reasonable sense of fiduciary duty, or a duty of care.  An impolite way of expressing this would be to entertain the notion that the Minister is dumber than a sackful of hammers.

Meanwhile, as the mess gets even messier her Majesty Jacinda becomes implicated by association.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

"On Second Thoughts . . . "

UN Migration Pact

Nations Abandon Legal ‘Framework’ Building 

Oliver JJ Lane
Breitbart London


More nations are joining the exodus from the United Nations’ (UN) controversial compact on mass migration, with legal experts now standing up to raise concerns about the drafting of the document and what legal implications signing it might have for countries party to the pact.

President Donald Trump was the first to pull out of the UN pact on migration in December 2017, a move which prompted howls of disapproval from both the mainstream media and globalist leaders.  Yet several nations from all over the world have outright withdrawn from the compact since initially ratifying it in July, or have signalled their intent to do so, as states gain confidence in opposing fashionable but dangerous deals that are not in their own interests.

 In comments that cut across the grain of the usual business and practice of the United Nations, President Trump said at the body’s New York headquarters in September: “Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens.  Ultimately, the only long-term solution to the migration crisis is to help people build more hopeful futures in their home countries. Make their countries great again.”

Australia, Israel, and Poland are among the latest to pull out, all citing national interest reasons.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morris remarked Wednesday that the agreement is “inconsistent” with his nation’s best interest, and that the document “fails to adequately distinguish between people who enter Australia illegally and those who come to Australia the right way”, noting the frequent observation that the paper does not differentiate between legal and illegal migration.

Daily Meditation

Developing a Passion for God

I remember a stained-glass window that adorned the library of my alma mater. It was situated above the stairwell at the second-floor landing. In leaded letters, the words in the window declared, “Knowledge is power.”
Every time I ascended or descended that staircase I cringed at those words. I did not like them. There was something arrogant about them. I could not deny that the words were true. Knowledge is power. But the lust for power is not a sound motivation to gain knowledge. The Bible is right: Knowledge puffs up; love builds up (1 Cor. 8:1).
Even the pursuit of the knowledge of God can become a snare of arrogance. Theology can become a game, a power game to see who can display the most erudition. When it is such a game it proceeds from an unholy passion.
A holy passion is a passion inflamed by a godly motive. To pursue the knowledge of God to further our understanding of Him and deepen our love for Him is to embark on a quest that delights Him. Jesus encouraged such a pursuit (John 8:31–32). Jesus linked knowledge not with power but with freedom. Knowing the truth is the most liberating power in the world. Not the power to dominate; not the power to impress: These are not the powers we seek. But the power to set free—to give true liberty—is tied to a knowledge of the truth.
We all want liberty. We want to be free of the chains that bind us. That liberty comes from knowing God. But the pursuit of that knowledge may not be casual. Jesus spoke of “abiding” in His Word. The pursuit of God is not a part-time, weekend exercise. If it is, chances are you will experience a part-time, weekend freedom. Abiding requires a kind of staying power. The pursuit is relentless. It hungers and thirsts. It pants as the deer after the mountain brook. It takes the kingdom by storm, pressing with violence to get in.
It is a pursuit of passion. Indifference will not do. To abide in the Word is to hang on tenaciously. A weak grip will soon slip away. Discipleship requires staying power. We sign up for the duration. We do not graduate until heaven.

Coram Deo

Echo this prayer of the apostle Paul: “… that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (Phil. 3:10).

Passages for Further Study

The Impotence of Humanism

One Man's Treasure Is Another Man's Trash

Well, well, well.  Who would have thought it.  The so-called Pride Parade has been torn apart.  That came out of left field.  The pretext for the Grand Dissolution has been the planned presence of the NZ police (in uniform) marching along with the grand Parade.  How did that Grand Dissolution happen to an event supposed to celebrate inclusiveness and tolerance by all to all?

It turns out there is an ostensibly "radical" group whose ideology calls for the complete dissolution of the Police.  Why?  Because in the view of this radical group's world-view violence begets violence.  Since the Police and the prison system use violence they must be declared VERBOTEN when it comes to their associating with the Pride Parade.

Here is a brief summary of the beliefs and ideology of  People Against Prisons Aotearoa ("PAPA"):

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Taxpayers' Money is Always Cheap

Pike River Re-entry Plan Now Costs $36 Million

A $7 Million Plan's Costs Explode


John Roughan
Editorial writer and columnist, NZ Herald


Andrew Little used to be secretary of the union that included journalists and though I wasn't a member I happened to see him holding meetings in our newsroom sometimes and I was impressed. He didn't rant and rage, he was quietly firm and dogged and seemed above all, sensible. So I have been surprised at some of his decisions in politics.

The first was back when he was Leader of the Opposition and he stood down his social welfare spokeswoman because her mother was being prosecuted for continuing to draw a benefit after entering a de facto relationship.

Some time later a National minister was similarly embarrassed by a family member in some way and John Key was fielding questions in Parliament from the Opposition who thought the minister should be told to stand aside. Eventually someone on the Labour side invoked their leader's decision. Key looked at the questioner and gently replied, "I thought that was the wrong call".

The camera switched back to the Opposition benches and you could see in the faces of the members around Little, including the poor woman concerned, that they realised Key was right. Government is about hard calls. Often that means making the right decision knowing it will invite cheap shots from opponents, press and the public.

The decision to go back into Pike River mine was reportedly Little's alone.

The Radical Left's Poisoned Chalice

War Crime?

We reproduce in full a guest post which has been published in Kiwiblog.  It analyses and comments upon the NZ SAS action in Afghanistan--which is at present the subject of a public inquiry.  Critics have alleged war crimes were committed by NZ forces as a part of this action.

This is an important matter.  Hence, our reproducing Kiwiblog's guest post in full.

Guest Post: Operation Burnham

Kiwiblog

A guest post by a reader who wants to balance the reporting on the Operation Burnham inquiry:

On 03 August, 2010, Lieutenant Tim O’Donnell was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), at the age of 27. The IED detonated under his Humvee vehicle as part of a complex ambush, with Taleban forces utilising Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) and other small arms weapons.  This was the first serious attack on NZ forces in Bamyan province.

From local and coalition intelligence, it quickly became apparent that the enemy forces who attacked the NZ patrol were located in the village of Tirgiran, which was in the Area of Operations (AO) allocated to a Hungarian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). This AO was the neighbouring AO to the one allocated to NZ forces, and the NZ PRT was therefore unable to conduct any operations in this village. The Hungarians had previously been ineffective in denying Taleban control of this village. The result of this was that these Taleban forces had grown more confident and capable of targeting both NZ and Hungarian forces.

On 21-22 August 2010, the NZ SAS forces who were then stationed in Kabul launched an operation alongside US and Afghan forces, called Operation Burnham. Burnham is the name of the camp south of Christchurch where Tim was posted to. The purpose of Operation Burnham was to kill or capture the Taleban forces who were posing a serious threat to both NZ and Hungarian PRTs. It has been labelled as a revenge operation by some in the media – not only are revenge raids against NZ Rules of Engagement (ROE), but they are also a particularly poor method of conducting counter-insurgency warfare. The correct way to describe this raid is that it was a perfectly legal and reasonable response to kill or capture enemy forces who were intent on targeting NZ forces, and re-imposing Taleban rule on Afghanistan.

Daily Meditation

Pursuing God

Albert Einstein was once asked by a student, “Dr. Einstein, how many feet are there in a mile?” To the utter astonishment of the student, Einstein replied, “I don’t know.”
The student was sure the great professor was joking. Surely Einstein would know a simple fact that every schoolchild is required to memorize. But Einstein wasn’t joking. When the student pressed for an explanation of this gap in Einstein’s knowledge, he declared, “I make it a rule not to clutter my mind with simple information that I can find in a book in five minutes.” Einstein was not interested in trivial data. His passion was to explore the deep things of the universe. His passion for mathematical and physical truth made him a pivotal fixture in modern world history.
We are called to similar passion, a passion to know God. A thirst for the knowledge of God should drive us to drink deeply at the fountain of Scripture. We are equipped with more than enough unholy passions. Our appetite for lesser things at times threatens to consume us. Yet few of us are in danger of being consumed by a passion for God. The Scripture says of Jesus that zeal for His Father’s house consumed Him. In His humanity, Jesus was a man of passion. He was neither hostile nor indifferent toward the knowledge of His Father. He was a man driven in His pursuit of God.

Coram Deo

Are you driven by an undying passion in your pursuit for God? If not, ask Him to rekindle your desire.

Passages for Further Study

The Real Thanksgiving Day

Humility, Not Hubris

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, 

"and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. 

"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us. 

"And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. 

"Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789."
— George Washington

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Daily Meditation

The Key to Spiritual Maturity

Solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14)

John Piper


Now this is amazing. Don't miss it. It could save you years of wasted living.

What this verse is saying is that if you want to become mature and understand the more solid teachings of the Word, then the rich, nutritional, precious milk of God’s gospel promises must transform your moral senses — your spiritual mind — so that you can discern between good and evil.

Or let me put it another way. Getting ready to feast on all God’s Word is not first an intellectual challenge; it is first a moral challenge. If you want to eat the solid food of the Word, you must exercise your spiritual senses so as to develop a mind that discerns between good and evil.

The startling truth is that, if you stumble over understanding Melchizedek in Genesis and Hebrews, it may be because you watch questionable TV programs. If you stumble over the doctrine of election, it may be because you still use some shady business practices. If you stumble over the God-centered work of Christ in the cross, it may be because you love money and spend too much and give too little.

The pathway to maturity and to solid biblical food is not first becoming an intelligent person, but becoming an obedient person. What you do with alcohol and sex and money and leisure and food and computers has more to do with your capacity for solid food than where you go to school or what books you read.

This is so important because in our highly technological society we are prone to think that education — especially intellectual development — is the key to maturity. There are many Ph.D.’s who choke in their spiritual immaturity on the things of God. And there are many less-educated saints who are deeply mature and can feed with pleasure and profit on the deepest things of God’s Word.

The Pike River Mine Divide

Facing Up To A Fool's Errand

What do we want?  JUSTICE!  When do we want it? NOW.

Such has been the litany of  some people who have suffered as a result of miners being killed in the Pike River catastrophe on the west of the South Island.  They want the remains of their loved ones disinterred and given back to them.  The previous government took advice and decided not to attempt to re-enter the (now sealed) mine because the risks were too great.  Most accepted that reality.

But some of those who were connected by blood and/or marriage to the dead miners have been pushing ever since to get the mine re-opened.  They appear to have two objectives.  The first was to be able to re-claim the earthly remains of the dead miners, still entombed within the sealed mine.  They say they have wanted a place to bury their dead, so that they could pay their respects as and when they wanted.

We should say at this point that not all the families of the dead miners have agreed with this view.  They have quietly accepted the death of their loved ones, grieved, and moved on.  But others have not.  They have made lack of funereal rites a cause, claiming permanent long-term residual affliction because they have been unable to hold a funeral for their dead family member.  They also feel aggrieved because they have been prevented from having a grave site at which they could mourn for as long as they wanted.

The second objective of the re-openers is to gather forensic evidence of the cause of the deadly mine explosion and, therefore, be able to identify a soul to damn and a butt to kick.

We are told that the return of the bodies of the dead would likely be a misplaced pipe dream.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Sleepwalking Into Vassalage

The Brexit Crisis

By The Editors
National Review Online


After what seem like years of a phony war, British and European Union negotiators finally agreed on the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU earlier this week, and Theresa May announced it in the House of Commons. The deal covers more than 500 pages of legal and bureaucratic prose, and few but the negotiators have read it in full. But those who have say that it confirms the earlier leaks: After leaving, Britain will continue to be subject to EU rules and regulations more or less indefinitely but, as a non-EU-member state after March, the country will have no say or vote in designing them.

It doesn’t sound like a very attractive package, but May argues that this deal fully achieves the Brexit that the voters chose two years ago. It’s hard to square this claim with the “red lines” she vowed a year ago never to cross:


  • Deal: Britain will sign on to a “common rulebook” of regulations that will in fact be the EU single-market rulebook.


Red Line: Britain will leave the Customs Union in order to sign free-trade deals with non-EU countries such as the U.S.


  • Deal: Britain will stay indefinitely in a customs union with the EU, which will make it impossible to negotiate free-trade deals with others, and Britain will only be able to leave it by agreement with the EU and with the consent of an international arbitration body.


Red Line: Britain will be out of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.


  • Deal: Britain will be subject to ECJ jurisdiction on regulation and trade matters, and U.K. courts will take account of its rulings.


May nonetheless is sticking to the line — which she has firmly, indeed obstinately, defended in two parliamentary appearances this week — that she has achieved the Brexit deal she wanted all along. Battle lines are therefore now being drawn in U.K. politics for and against both May and the deal.

Daily Meditation

Enjoying Communion with God

When the disciples walked the road to Emmaus twenty centuries ago, Jesus concealed His identity so that they didn’t recognize the “stranger” at their side. These men were not in a garden. There were no roses covered with dew. But they walked and talked with the risen Christ. What was their experience like? When their eyes were finally opened and they recognized Jesus, He suddenly vanished and they said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32, NASB). 
That is the normal human reaction to the immediate presence of Christ“hearts burning within us.” My heart would be scorched to a cinder if I could hear His voice. My soul would explode in joy if I could walk with Him and talk with Him. I would travel the world to find a garden where He was visibly present.  
But the truth is that I can’t see God. I can’t even see His shadow. He leaves no footprints in the sand, no fingerprints on the doorknob, no lingering aroma of aftershave in the breeze. He is invisible because He is immaterial.
What I crave is a relationship with God that is both intimate and personal. The great barrier to intimacy is God’s invisibility. Because I cannot see Him, I tend to doubt His presence. But He is there and promises communion and fellowship with Him. The tool He provides to overcome the barrier is the tool of prayer.
Prayer offers us a link to intimate fellowship with God. Here is where we find what the saints call “mystic sweet communion.” One need not be a mystic to enjoy this sweet communion. Prayer is access to God. He hears what I say to Him in prayer. He responds, though not audibly or with a vision of Himself. When we move beyond speaking our requests or placing our petitions before Him, we enter into the arena of sweet communion. Here we penetrate the invisible and delight in the glory of His presence. 

Coram Deo

Spend some time today communing with God.

Passages for Further Study

Evil Incarnate and Personified

One's Own Facts

In the nineteen thirties famine raged in the Ukraine.  It was entirely caused by Stalin.  He insisted that Ukrainian officials deliver up a certain volume of food.  When they failed to do so, he sent enforcers into the prime grain growing areas.  Their job was to find out where the farmers (kulaks) were hiding food.  Any grain or edible material found was removed by force; offenders were punished, even executed on the spot.  Those left, starved.

Famine swept through the Ukraine.  People began to eat other human beings.  Eventually, even Stalin had to concede that his brutality was counter productive.  He then embarked on a ruthless cover up of his crimes against his own people.  He demanded that public records of births and deaths be altered to create a picture of population increase in Ukraine.  In fact millions upon millions had died.

In 1937 the Soviet government ran a census to measure the population.  But the results had to be kept secret because of the "deeper truth" known to Stalin and his cohorts--millions had died due to Stalin's ruthless incompetence.  Somehow the census had to cover this up.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Straight Talk

Those BioLogos Unbelievers


Douglas Wilson
Blog & Mablog



INTRODUCTION:

Eugene Genovese once wrote that, during his atheist days, whenever he was in the company of a liberal Christian, he always felt that comfortable sense that he was in the presence of a fellow unbeliever. Unbelief is a thing.

And that matter of faith is always the basic issue. One of the New Testament names for Christians is the simple term believers (Acts 5: 14); 1 Tim. 4:12. When Jesus would admonish His disciples, one of the ways He would do it was through His stinging phrase “ye of little faith” (Matt. 6:30; 8:26; 14:31).

The Westminster Confession is full of pastoral wisdom, and does know that saving faith can be “different in degrees, weak or strong” and “may often and many ways [be] assailed, and weakened” (14.3). But at the same time they do not allow the frailties and foibles of various Christians to be the determining factor in defining the essence of what saving faith is always called to do. “By this faith, a Christian believes to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word” (14. 2).

This would have to include Genesis. Saving faith believes to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word. Mull that over.


And Genesis was not composed of some gumby-like material, and is not a text that can be shaped into whatever form is currently needed to maintain respectability out there in the world. Someone who can read Genesis and find millions of years in there, not to mention those years occupied with turning crickets into condors, is someone who could be appointed to the Supreme Court, open his copy of the Constitution, and discover in it that we are supposed to have three senators from every state.

Believers are supposed to, you know, believe things. And they are supposed to believe what was written. So when it comes to the first eleven chapters of Genesis, when someone in the church tells us they “don’t believe that it means . . .” our response should be, “Exactly so. And that’s the problem. Not a small one either.”

Cancer doesn’t arrive all at once, pervading the body in ten minutes. The cancer of unbelief will take root in one place, and then spread to the others. Too often our debates about theological liberalism (just a fancy name for this unbelief) are over whether the patient has died yet, when they ought to be over whether the patient has cancer yet. There is a type of na├»ve observer who will accept that a denomination is going liberal after it has died of that liberalism. They will only accept a diagnosis of liberalism from the coroner, never from the doctors. So prior to that point where the farm is actually purchased, when something could still be done about it, denial is the name of the game. And so it is—anyone who admits any kind of funny business into Genesis 1-11, while they may not be dead in their liberalism, they do have a case of it.

The evangelical church today is shot through with this spirit of unbelief; we are riddled with cancer. We flat don’t believe “whatsoever is revealed.” It perhaps began with a few in the pews who have trouble with this or that. Then it spreads to men who are great when it comes to the New Testament, or with systematic theology generally considered, but who function with a quiet unbelief running in the background when it comes to things like theistic evolution. There have been more than a few evangelical worthies who have made their quiet peace with this kind of evolution,adopting some theistic form of it—men like John Stott, or J.I. Packer.

Daily Meditation

Longing for Fellowship

We speak of God as the immortal, invisible, all-wise God. This string of attributes gives some comfort and no small amount of dismay.
That God is immortal makes me glad. It means simply that He cannot and therefore will never die. I need not worry that He will ever wear out or be replaced. His throne is established forever. He reigns eternally in His omnipotence. That is good news for a perishing humanity.
I rejoice also that He is all-wise. This sets Him apart from every man. It was Aristotle who taught that in the brain of every wise man could be found the corner of the fool. There is no foolish corner in the mind of God. I find solace in the certain truth that the One who rules the affairs of the universe is not given to blunders or lapses into incompetency. I rejoice in God’s wisdom and in His everlasting power.
It is His persistent invisibility that saddens me. It is difficult for sensual creatures to enjoy fellowship with One who cannot be seen, heard, tasted, touched, or smelled. God remains beyond my senses. How then, can I ever relate to Him with intimacy? My heart longs for fellowship with Him. I long to hear His voice as the sound of many waters and to catch one glimpse of His refulgent glory.

Coram Deo

Does your heart beat with a passion to hear the voice of God? Would you sell every possession to be able to walk in a garden alone with Jesus?

Passages for Further Study