Author: Romey Ritter

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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The Gospel gets our eyes off ourselves

The Gospel gets our eyes off ourselves. But, it is clear I haven’t been impacted by the Gospel if I am still getting upset at other people, what they say and do, irked by their pride, jealous of their success, glee at their failure… If I’m upset by others, it’s an indication my eyes are squarely on me, and what I get or don’t get in life. This is not a Jesus-centered life, this is a self-centered life. But, if I have received Jesus Christ into my heart, the King of Heaven has come to live inside me and...

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The Problem of Christians being harassed by demons

Angels and demons are everywhere. We know our physical world is full of people and animals of every kind. A rain forest is alive with every kind of animal and bug. What about the ocean? It’s teaming with creatures. Why do we think the spirit realm would be any different? Or less full of spiritual-life? The physical is temporary. How much more then, is the eternal spiritual realm filled? I often see angels. There are billions of angels (Revelation 5:11). There is an angel for every person (Matthew 18:10). Why would a Christian think this is weird? Worse, why would a...

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God spoke to me!

To say, “God spoke to me today!” should be normal for the Christian. It was for Adam in the garden before the Fall, and we have been reinstated to that pre-fall status. Yet, even after the Fall God communicated with Adam face to face, along with a whole host of Old Testament people, long before Jesus showed up on the scene… Jesus is called The Word. Jesus, coming in the flesh as a living, breathing, speaking man, opened the door wide for conversation with us because it is what we were designed for. God always intended for it to...

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Jezebel’s Ancient Plan

1 Kings 19:10 records Elijah saying to the Lord, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and put Your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” His words are repeated verbatim in verse 14. These verses give us great insight into the agenda of Jezebel. Before we dive in, it’s worth noting: 1) Jezebel does not operate through women only. This spirit is ravenously opportunistic and will seek any susceptible person, male or female. 2)...

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Prayer is essential

Prayer is essential for the Christian and for a church. Not in a religious disciplined way. But from the aspect of relationship. The enemy has snakily made prayer into a hard and boring discipline for many people who then don’t understand the delight and joy of relationship. As a result many live prayerless lives. This means no relationship with Jesus. People sit in churches all over America, week in week out, and yet don’t know how to talk to, and more importantly, listen to the Lord. In human relationships we know this doesn’t work, we know communication is essential....

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