Entries by Bob Dunnett

THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD and A RADICAL SOLUTION

Surveying the nations of his day David gave voice to what he saw with the words, ““Do you rulers indeed speak justice? Do you judge uprightly among men? No, in your heart you devise injustice and your hands meet out violence on the earth” Ps 58: 1-2.  David’s own heart was set on doing what […]

AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO PRAYER

Probably one of the most important things in our spiritual walk for which we need encouragement is our prayer life. This is true whether we think in terms of our own personal prayer or of united prayer with others. We live in a world where everything seems to conspire against it. Satan is very active […]

NATIONAL INTERCESSION – Further Thoughts

Last week’s blog looked at the intercession which was made during the crisis of World War 2 by those who had prophetic insight and faith to grasp that God could and would act in answer to prayer.  We considered such intercession on both a national scale and among individuals.  It clearly undergirded military victories and […]

NATIONAL INTERCESSION

Last week’s blog contained the Proclamation that Abraham Lincoln made to the United States in 1863 calling for a Day of Humiliation and Prayer in the midst of the American Civil War. This was actually one of three such proclamations; the first preceding it by two years at the beginning of the war and the […]

WISDOM FROM HISTORY

I was much impressed this week as once again I came across the proclamation by Abraham Lincoln when faced with national chaos in the midst of the American civil war. I was struck by the sheer spiritual stature of the man and equally struck by the spiritual stature of the members of the American Senate. […]

CREATION SPEAKS – A REALITY CHECK

Last week we wrote about the text, “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Ps 19:1). This paean of praise from David’s lips was underlined by Paul’s words, “what may be known about God is plain … for since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and his divinity – […]

THE HEAVENS SPEAK

“The heavens declare the glory of God” Ps 19:1  The days we live in are getting increasingly turbulent and threatening. Political turmoil faces us at home, and strong arm rulers are increasing across the world. The problems facing us are almost entirely problems of man’s own creating. Human beings have always been their own worst […]

DARK SHADOW OVER THE NATION

“This year it is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood. In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies”. “As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray”. (From the Queen’s Birthday message this week.) The Queen took the unusual step of sending out a message on her birthday celebration […]

“PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN PRINCES”

This blog is not intended to make any “political” judgements over the extraordinary event of the election last week. Such judgements are all over the papers and still continuing!  I have found some of them to be very helpful, but the fact is that I have very little of the political “background” that would make […]

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

“John baptised with water but in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit” (Jesus to his disciples) Acts 1:5 “Exalted to the right hand of God, he (Jesus) has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear”. (Peter preaching at Pentecost) Acts […]