Tag Archives: Charismatic Movement

The Joy of the Lord; July 11, 2022


At this point the theme of the readings changes from Hope, which we have been following for some time, to The Joy of the Lord. I will not be writing on that specific point every day, but I will be … Continue reading

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Praise; April 10, 2022


Matthew 21:16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,“‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’ ?” This is a verse that was used extensively in … Continue reading

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Church Music; December 16, 2021


Psalm 118:14 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. For once there is no variance whatsoever between the English and the Japanese, at least in the translations I have in front of me. Checking … Continue reading

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Worship; December 7, 2021


Psalm 95:1-3 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the … Continue reading

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Sacrificing to God; November 2, 2021


Hebrews 13:15-16 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is … Continue reading

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Baptism in the Holy Spirit; September 22, 2021


Acts 8:15-17 When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. … Continue reading

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Worship; February 22, 2021


Amos 9:11 “In that day I will restore David’s fallen tent. I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be.” Several Bible interpreters have taken this verse to indicate the restoration of … Continue reading

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Prayer for Healing; September 9, 2020


James 5:14-15 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the … Continue reading

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Praising God; September 13, 2019


Psalm 117:1-2 Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever. Praise the Lord. As the shortest Psalm, this is also the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts; April 13, 2019


1 Corinthians 12:7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. This whole chapter has been very familiar to me since I was first introduced to the Charismatic Movement back in 1973. That … Continue reading

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