Author: Romey Ritter

A painful truth

For over 30 years I’ve watched many of God’s people set aside or put down their God given-purpose/gift/assignment (whatever you want to call it). And often because they encountered religiously motivated church leaders who wrongly presumed the “gifted” person had come into their church to serve the leaders “vision”, which turned out to be nothing more than a manmade vision. There are prophets and evangelists, musicians and singers, writers and teachers, apostles and pastors, preachers and all kinds of other gifted people who have extraordinary calling upon their life sitting in pews across America every week, yet doing very...

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Hear and Obey

When we read “diligently obey the Lord…” in the Old Testament “obey” is the Hebrew word שָׁמַע (shama) and it means “to hear” (one occurrence is in Zech 6:15). In Matt 4:4 Jesus repeats Duet 8:23 saying, “Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” He used the Greek word ῥῆμα (rhema) which means “spoken word” or “spoken by the Living voice.” We are to diligently seek “to hear” God’s voice and live everyday at His instruction. There can be no obedience to the Lord if there is not...

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Some Disillusioning Questions

If our Christianity and our churches do not look like the life and ministry of Jesus, then shouldn’t we ask, “Are we following Jesus or are we following a man-invented version of Jesus?” When our Christianity and our churches do not look like the New Testament church can’t we ask, “Is this the reason many Christians fall away disillusioned?” Another question to ask: “Has our theology become so infected by the surrounding culture that we see success the same way the world does: fame, popularity, and money, where we value the gathering of material things and commodify people to...

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God’s Presence

God is omnipresent. Omnipresent means everywhere present. God is everywhere present at all times. God fills His whole universe. The Psalmist understood there is nowhere we can run or hide that is outside God’s presence and wrote, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee (hide) from Your presence?” (Psalm 139:7) In Romans 1 Paul talks about God being plainly known since the beginning of creation, His power and divine nature can be clearly seen (1:19-20).  God’s omnipotence is understood and accepted. What is less understood is God’s manifest presence. Manifest simply means to make known or...

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Pray For The President

I pray for president Trump everyday, but before anyone gets their nickers in a knot, I also prayed for Obama, and for Bush… I do not have to agree with everything or even anything a president does to pray for him. I do not have to have voted for the president to pray for him. I pray because as a believer in Jesus Christ I am expressly commanded to. Here’s the kicker: If I have allowed offense, or resentment, or hatred into my heart for president Trump, or any president, my prayers will fall to the ground unanswered (and...

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Mr. Hardy

Mr. Hardy, by Richard Liunas… “Well, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into.” This is, arguably, one of the most memorable lines in comedic film history. Ollie Hardy would frustratingly utter those words to Stan Laurel, at which point Mr. Laurel would scratch the top of his head and begin to sob. This scene would always happen after Mr. Hardy had plunged headlong into a task, often without investigating the best way to bring about a successful conclusion. He would stumble, bumble, stammer, and flail about causing a simple task to become a complete disaster. All the while,...

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The Spiritual Prison of Abortion

This blog maybe hard to read. I don’t know who will read it but want to say from the very beginning, if you have had an abortion, there is forgiveness and healing through Jesus Christ. He rejects no one. Everyone who confesses their sin to Jesus, seeks His forgiveness and healing, receives it. Everyone. His body was broken and His blood shed for the forgiveness of all sin. He completely removes all sin, guilt, shame, and condemnation. There is great hope and a great future for anyone who will trust in Jesus. Abortion was thrust into the center of American life...

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We Sing: “Come Holy Spirit”

Many ask the question, “Why do we ask Holy Spirit to ‘come’ in our songs when He’s already here?” and then make the follow up statement, “We don’t have to keep asking Him, He’s already here.” Well, yes, He is… He fills everything in every way. He holds everything together. He is the sustainer of all of life. He comes and makes His home in believers heart. We are constantly surrounded by His Presence. Everything we do is done before the “face” of God. He sees everything and knows everything, at all times. Where “two or more are gathered, there...

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A Prophetic Vision of the Church, Part 2: Interpretation

If you are reading this post it might not make much sense unless you first read A Prophetic Vision of the Church. This post is the interpretation of that vision. 1. God’s throne is firmly established; immovable (Psalm 93:2I). It is no surprise that from the beginning of the vision the horizon, and all of time, was moving but God’s throne was fixed. He exists outside time and outside any of the creative laws that govern our world. He can roll up the world with His hand. He can snuff out the sun with a single word. 2. I...

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A Prophetic Vision of the Church, Part 1

Four weeks ago on a Sunday morning the Lord showed me an important prophetic vision for the church… I was sitting with the Father and saw the horizon unfold in front of His throne. It was filled with millions of people. The horizon started to move as if it was rolling under the throne; fast. The throne wasn’t moving, the horizon was moving as God inspected it. It became apparent that time is what was moving and I started seeing people groups through different periods of time. I saw early Adam and Eve, hunter-gatherer people groups, medieval times. I...

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