Author: Loren Sandford

When Love Is Really Hate

by R. Loren Sanford In the world around us, hatred is on a buildup to detonation. When it explodes it will consume everything it touches, bringing with it waves of delusion and deception to blind people to what it really is. We already feel the effects. Hate masquerades as love, justice, righteousness and holy outrage. In the midst of this, we, among whom the kingdom of God has truly taken root, have entered a season of increased favor, healing and blessing, unless we allow ourselves to be swept up in the shock waves of exploding hate. My prophetic nature...

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The Daniel-Joseph Anointing

R. Loren Sandford Adapted from a chapter in The Prophetic Church: Wielding the Power to Change the World I Peter 2:9 teaches that we have been called as a people to be a royal priesthood dedicated to proclaiming the wonders of God. This means every believer is called to be a “pastor”. God makes a pastor responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of those under his or her care and influence. If, therefore, we as a people have been called as priests (pastors) then each of us bears responsibility for the spiritual wellbeing of those among whom we have been deployed, no matter what sphere of life we inhabit. Both Daniel and Joseph serve as models on the same pattern of development, but in this article I will address only Daniel. Four stages of anointing in Daniel In Daniel’s day, Israel had been destroyed by Babylon and the people had been deported to live in exile under a foreign and godless government. Cut off from his homeland, therefore, and trapped in a place of foreign language and customs, Daniel could easily have assumed the role of a persecuted minority and acted in weakness and bitterness. Instead he chose a path of honor and servanthood that led to a significant prophetic impact on a foreign king, his government and an entire nation. Stage one:  Captivity and/or persecution The first stage of...

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