From time to time the Lord provides inspiration surrounding current events or by conversation with readers over important issues or by pertinent guest articles from our readers and others. On this page you will find an archive of these commentaries.

In a few cases, commentaries have carried such an instructional weight that we posted them in the main index of articles. But these are also listed here as well.

November 11, 2022

Well, well. I guess I would have to say, even I was fooled by the red wave that wasn’t!

Allowing even for the likelihood of vote manipulation that tempered Tuesday’s national election results, the overall underwhelming backlash seen in this midterm U.S. election—completely contrary to “prophetic right” expectations—gives us still more cause to better grasp God’s true Mind and role behind this..

November 5, 2022

In some ways, this commentary is a sequel to the one made 20 years ago at this same time called “Election Reflection.”...But this commentary is different. While the mainstream prophets turned political pundits are heralding another similar overturn in the American congress this week (the “Red Wave”), my response is no longer one of merely appreciating differences in kingdom perspectives vis-à-vis our role in this American system....

October 8, 2022

[The following conversation with a local pastor is in response to a podcast Oct. 5, 2022 by Dutch Sheets titled Fires of Awakening Coming to the East Coast. The pastor had had a previous dream about a destructive tsunami wave coming to our New England area and wanted my opinion of this dream relative to the vision relayed by Dutch Sheets.] ....

July 28, 2022

[The following commentary follows on events held this past week by American conservative political and prophetic gatherings on the theme of Turning Point” and “Turnaround.” The first is the political gathering at Tampa led by Charlie Kirk featuring Donald Trump. The other is the prophetic gathering held at Faneuil Hall, Boston led by Jon Hamill featuring Dutch Sheets.] ....

June 24, 2022

Some years ago I posted a commentary on a prophetic dream received by one of my good Canadian friends entitled "Will There Be Two Americas?" That dream and its commentary provide a circumspect platform for judging the true consequences of today's U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn the federal "right" to abortion.....


May 10, 2021

This conversation follows a home group teaching comparing the possibility of incomplete regeneration with the possibility of incomplete ("unsaturated") baptism under the Holy Spirit. [Access to the complete teaching is available to those participating in our weekly home teaching ministry called "StoneBuilders."]..…


April 10, 2021

We may have heard recently that “things are not falling apart, but falling into place.” But what does it really mean? I pray that what is written below may not only provide an answer, but also kindle a new fire in every heart that longs for the living God...

September 15, 2020

...Everything that has been predicted is unfolding before us, even though it has been coming from a place beyond expectation, and will continue to do so. Knowing who you are in Christ alone, staying in the secret place of inner communion with the Lord, and remaining fearless under external psychological and physical pressure—these are the simple basics that see an overcoming people through to manifest eternal physical life. ..…

 June 15, 2020

After six weeks since my last commentary on world affairs centered on the COVID Crisis, and now with multiple crises erupting simultaneously in America with ripple effects in other countries, I sense a charge from the Spirit to bring forth further directive understanding for the Lord’s people as to how to view and respond to what is happening..…

May 1, 2020

Diverse times since all mankind descended into a tailspin over this “covid-19 pandemic,” I have set pen in hand to write what has surfaced from within to offer those waiting on prophetic light....


August 7, 2019

This conversation follows our commentary on Bro. Earls' article The First and the Last, which outlines the three stages of believers found at the harvest translation and the requirement for third stage ripeness in order to be harvestable..…

August 5, 2019

As, on one hand, the mass shootings, civil breakdown, moral lawlessness and political extremist hate-language continues to accelerate in America; and, on the other, the mainstream prophetic streams continue trumpeting imminent cultural turn around through spiritual revival, pushing the seven mountains cultural conversion agenda and the lawless pastoral doctrines of unconditional love and forgiveness, my heart has been moved to revisit the masterful treatise by Leland Earls, The First and the Last, in which he so exceptionally lays out the full end-time paradigm of what is to happen and when surrounding our gathering to the Lord at His appearing..….

April 14, 2019

It is not often I am stirred to comment on current events relating to prophetic signs of the end times. Most such signs are so way over-hyped beyond their true significance. But the sudden inexplicable burning of France’s 850 year-old Notre Dame Cathedral this week against the backdrop of present Western (read, American) societal madness cannot escape observation.….


March 17, 2019

There comes a point in the life of every Christian, whether lay or clergy (I hate those words), when THE TEST comes. When it comes we don’t know. My test came at a particular time in my life when God sought to prove His work in me. Your test would undoubtedly come…


February 22, 2019

I believe that we are, right now, in one of the “kairos moments” of pressure that the Spirit warned us would occur as this age draws to a close. And I also believe that the Enemy is using social media and an inundation of news as catalysts in this “opportune” moment...

October 8, 2018

This commentary is geared particularly to our American readers. We want to provide instructive insight on the intensely divisive hearing just held regarding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court over a sudden accusation of a 36 year old sexual assault….


 June 17, 2018

This brief exchange with an earnest Circle reader tackles the common question of literal Bible prophecy interpretation in light of a still deeper premise that majority belief within the church over any prophetic truth should be presumed to be wrong. A must read for wilderness prophetic saints!

June 13, 2018

Given the historical significance of the just concluded summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, and given the spiritual euphoria over it by the prophetic-intercessory (“P-I”) community in the U.S., the need arises for commentary from a different perspective….



A Brief Commentary on Divorce and Remarriage

May 30, 2018

A Reader writes,...

I have a question and wonder if you have any thoughts on this,.... I have been somewhat troubled that the Archbishop of Canterbury officiated at the wedding of Harry and Meghan....



Reflections on the New U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the Triumphal Entry

(with Special Commentary on the Two-fold Dynamic of a Move of God)


May 16, 2018

I want to forward on some comments from our friend and sister Janell about the new US embassy in Jerusalem, and then add some of my own. This is a truly significant historic event, but not for the reasons it would appear to be so.....

January 27, 2018

[A]fter 30 more years since of pressing on into what is called "present truth," I have now come to see just how unrooted everything called "prophetic" and "revelatory" has become from the foundational truths of salvation…

December 30, 2017

...Jesus was the first "wilderness disciple." He lived what He taught and prayed. And He gave us a prayer born of wilderness suffering to guide us in how we ought to pray....


October 24, 2017

(This post is a prophetic challenge to some church leaders. I may lose some friends because of this post. If so I have one thing to say, “Bye, bye.”)...


The Untold Story of Mercy Through Judgment

October 2, 2017


One message resonates from what has occurred in Las Vegas overnight. It is a message commanding to attention for any and all with ears to hear it. The message is that...

September 20, 2017

...This article deals with the immediate latest rash of “prophesying” about the supposed “return of the Lord” and “end of the world” on September 23 this week. For decades now and more, there have been repetitive cycles of soul-stoked predictions about the timing of the rapture, the beginning of the tribulation and otherwise the “end of the world.”...


September 2, 2017

The following brief conversation is a sequel to the last on The Sin Unto Death, highlighting the issue of condemnation that besets many who read scripture. The condemnation may be over any issue of neglect, or sin or even regarding loss of salvation...


August 21, 2017

The following conversation ensued with a reader seeking counseling about the state of her salvation after having fallen into a serious sin over a significant period of time. This rendition shares only key “book end” highlights from a lengthy series of more penetrating personal letters. May these counsels help those struggling with knowing if they have “crossed the line of no return” with the Lord.

July 5, 2017

As everyone on the Circle is aware, we started a series a few weeks ago about the end time contest between the name of Jesus sealed on the foreheads of God's people vs. the name of the commercial corporate beast to be sealed on the foreheads of the world's people....


May 16, 2017

The concept of “unconditional love” is a subtle but deadly heresy.

What? Ray, you’ve gone off the deep end again.”...

April 9, 2017

Out of all the reporting I have heard these last weeks on the many events and issues since the Trump administration took office, up to and including this week's unexpected missile attack in Syria, there is one overriding impression I continue to receive from the Spirit of the Lord…


March 15, 2017

Do you make decisions in life by what feels right and natural? Are your relationships based on natural compatibilities? Do you discount what you hear from teachers of the Word because those things feel wrong and discomforting? Then guess what?

January 4, 2017

Thoughts for today, people: We are heading toward convergence and showdown. The hidden Elijah movement is being prepared amidst the dearth. There will be a confrontation within the church. It will be in the face of the revelation of the cunningly persuasive political man of sin and the lying signs and wonders of his deceived culture-worshiping prophets from within the midst of the jezebel-tolerating "temple."…

December 11, 2016

A wedding is in preparation at this midnight hour. But who would look for a wedding to take place at midnight? Who would hold one, and who would attend one? Yet, "in such an hour as you [would] think not" the bridegroom comes...and a wedding will be held...


November 25, 2016

To the shock of many Trump is the president-elect. As pundits try to make sense of how he was elected and others focus on who he appoints, we want to look ahead to his administration – what will Trump’s presidency look like?


September 2, 2016

Marriage between a man and woman, for it to be legitimate in the eyes of God, must include two essentials:

June 24, 2016

Yesterday’s British referendum on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (known as “Brexit”) deserves prophetic comment….


May 30, 2016

“The eventual provision or healing or restoration are never and never were in doubt… What is always in doubt is whether we will enter into His rest out of the torturing paralysis of the inner fears and mental anxieties that stalk us in the face of our wait…”


May 23, 2016

As more and more reports of out-of-body encounters with heaven and angels proliferate, the need arises for more exacting tools for examining these claims. This discussion helps provide such tools.


March 19, 2016

Letters to a local pastor on the requirement of desperate asking, knocking and searching necessary to receive the true, full baptism of the Holy Spirit.


December 24, 2015


Its all there. It is screaming at you if you can hear it. Wake up! Wake up!


You have a choice to make today...tonight. You can stay down below under the toxic air. Or you can climb the mount above to breathe the rarified air of heaven, of eternal life, and of preparation for meeting the Lord.


But be warned....



A Word to Faithful Christian Homeschooling Families Bereft of Lost Children

May 14, 2015


...Paul describes the curse warned of by Malachi... Perhaps more than anything, the end times spirit of the world is characterized by the anti-progenitorial spirits of a-parentism and a-theism. The question becomes, are we inevitably trapped and doomed to have to live out our days under this curse?...




March 26, 2015

The following was posted to a blog discussing contrary prophecies of America's restoration ...centered on Scott Webster's recent book, Arc of Empires, which this ministry considers a must-read for American prophetic intercessors.


December 28, 2014

"Hello Chris,  It seems I'm pressed to invite you to a sharing by Terry Bennett:  google: Terry Bennett Dec. 21, 2014:------. ...I am expectant of great change this coming year.  Do you have anything more to share with us about this at this time?  We are waiting on the Lord for personal application and instruction in preparing.…"


December 27, 2014

This correspondence examines the weakness of argumentation behind the system of thought known as Covenant Theology which seeks to establish a carnal basis for infant baptism and generational godly favor based in Colossians 2:11-13.


December 16, 2014

In this conversation, we take a brief look at some of the New Testament scriptures that indicate the office of apostle was not limited to the 12 founding apostles


February 20, 2014

"I've enjoyed reading Problems with Messianic Judaism.  For years, I've been struggling with their teachings...I've read most of your teaching about this and have skimmed the rest looking for the answer to this one question I have at the moment.  It's the verses in exodus 12:14 &17 &24 and others where they say to keep these feasts as an everlasting ordinance and forever.  I realize this was written for the Jews only; but I believe as you, that there is now no distinction.   I'm just having a problem with the words forever and everlasting.  Thank you for any biblical help…"


January 25, 2014

"Hi Chris...

I am writing to get your opinion on something that I have read recently, that disturbed me a bit. This is around the prevalent writing now that the Apostle Paul was a false apostle who was introducing his own religion which is against what Christ was preaching


January 11, 2014

In this letter to a daughter of the Lord, I deal with the common assumptive word association between "believing" and "will" most responsible for this misunderstanding of the role of human will in new birth contrary to John's founding instruction


December 31, 2013

"Morning Chris

Quick question for clarity sake....I have heard the brethren for YEARS use the terms, "covered by the blood" - "Plead the blood", "speak the blood" over folks, etc. For me, it became a mantra

A Word for 2014 and Beyond 

December 26, 2013


After so long a time of wandering in prophetic circles with the insight and information we have on our times, the Lord speaks a breakthrough word to boost us into another dimension of prophetic vision and thinking. ... I believe such a time is at hand and want to convey to you what I have seen and heard within my own spirit in recent weeks.


July 1, 2013

Here is a useful brief chronology of the Book of Revelation based on the Leland Earls prophecies for anyone interested.  May you all be blessed as we await the Lord’s unfoldings


April 24, 2013


Despite the intensity of the darkness, be encouraged. An inner unquenchable light remains stored in these vessels of clay ready to be revealed in the night of victory. Click here to learn more....



December 4, 2012

A first look by this ministry into conflicting forms of human law that explain the gradual dissolution of natural constitutional rights worldwide in the face of growing commercial power, spelling the fulfilment of the beasts of Revelation 13.   

November 22, 2012

Today is Thanksgiving Day in America—a day to feast in honor of a past event when plenty was provided out of nothing for the first settlers. But I see another picture today. It is not a picture of thanksgiving out of poverty. It is a picture of vomiting over plenty….



October 14, 2012


Responses to a friend’s dream that work to reconcile contrary prophecies regarding the future of America


September 16, 2012

The following letters address questions posed by two friends regarding the teaching of Christian Universalism, also known as Total Reconciliation or Universal Reconciliation. The points at the heart of these letters as well as many others with expansive discussion are contained in the [soon to be released] Prophetic Treatise on Christian Universalism.


July 12, 2012

Today’s conversation is a follow-up to the recent conversation on The Imperative of Identity Replacement in the Believer. Ray wants to know what “identity replacement” will actually look like in the manifest kingdom. Will we be recognizable? Or not? If so, how?


June 22, 2012

Janell asks about the latest in monetary currency, a “digital” currency called “Bitcoin,” and how this might relate to what we have written about before concerning a coming realm of stewardship salvation, including a new economy and medium of exchange (“money”) which I have called “Glorex.”


June 18, 2012


—a concept core to the meaning of conversion and new birth in Christ, but hardly understood or taught anywhere. The context for this discussion is a messianic article that emphasizes the importance of natural Jewish identity in understanding the fulfillment of end time prophecy...


A Balanced Prophetic Application of Romans 13
in Response to Bad Government

May 17, 2012


"Would you please give me your view of Romans 13 in the light of the insight God has given you here? Blessings, Ray....."


January 13, 2012


It's a wintry day in the state of New Hampshire today, and a good one to sit down to write to my favorite Readers Circle (smile). It has actually been a very instructive few weeks spiritually, with more from the spirit of wisdom and revelation than I am able to put on paper. Between our own continuing testings as a family and also the just concluded New Hampshire presidential primary election, the Lord has offered us some very rich experiential insight. Here, I will give just a digest of some of what He has been teaching us.




March 29, 2011

Some if not all may have heard of the recent controversy involving the emergent church teacher Rob Bell and his new book Love Wins which teaches the doctrine known as Christian Universalism—the belief that all men and eventually even the devil and his angels will be saved and restored out of the Lake of Fire....


March 29, 2011

I just attended a conference where the speaker attempted to discuss the seemingly unbearable tension between man’s depravity and God’s beauty in creation at the same time. “Even the mountains of Bavaria saw the most beautiful sunsets while Hitler was committing his most heinous atrocities there,” he said.  The question was, how do we handle this tension in life, especially in these depraved societal times?


January 17, 2011

Another new year and decade begins with First Love Ministry, as it does with all of you....In an article to immediately follow this New Year greeting, I am going to share with you a very large picture of where I feel the Lord is taking this ministry over the next years. We are living in a time of exceedingly great movements and shifts in God's revelation of Himself and His purposes. Older less complete prophetic paradigms are in process of being exceeded and outgrown. In the major article to follow, I will share the emerging understanding of "stewardship salvation" the Lord is coalescing in me as the outgrowth of 23 years of this ministry.


A Word Ahead of the 2010 U.S. Mid-Term Elections


October 30, 2010


If you live in the United States and are following the news on next week’s federal elections, then you know people across the board are in an uproar about the present national political direction. By all indications, there will be a major shift in the balance of political power in the U.S. Congress......



Manchester, NH

Oct. 26, 1953 - July 16, 2010 


July 20, 2010


[Note to the larger body of Christ and First Love Ministry Readers Circle:


John Fortin was the former assistant pastor of Faith Christian Center, Bedford, NH and former pastor of Believers Christian Outreach, Manchester, NH. He was a long time personal friend and supporter of this ministry. Underneath the glare of lights of the mainstream charismatic community in his city, John was one hungry for the truths found only in the prophetic wilderness and a true disciple-focused pastor--a rarity. We will greatly miss his present fellowship. Following is the text of the eulogy originally to have been delivered at his home going memorial service.....]



A Wilderness Prophetic Perspective on the Ten-Year Anniversary of the International House of Prayer


November 21, 2009


Two months ago, Mike Bickle and the ministry of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City ("IHOP-KC") marked ten years of "24/7" non-stop worship and intercession. To recognize this milestone, IHOP conducted a series of teachings in which Mike and others outlined the core history of the Kansas City prophetic movement, sharing the movement's growth of vision from 1983 to today. The series was seat-riveting and I encourage you to listen to it online. Today, on my third prompting from the Lord, I need to comment on this series from a wilderness prophetic perspective, believing it has great significance for all wilderness prophetic believers.


Understanding the Three Phases of National Intercession

June 2, 2009


My comments on the beast system led Mitchell to write about the intercessory conflict his prayer group is experiencing now concerning America. He also forwarded a prophecy from a brother in Texas who had been praying for revival in America but was suddenly shown America’s identity as Babylon ripe for judgment beginning this summer...




Reading America's Sundial After the 2008 Election

November 7, 2008


The soul searching has begun. Amid a silent awareness that America isn't the same country it was before last Tuesday, prophetic intercessory hearts are on the floor. The election didn't just produce a temporary setback against the God-ward side of the culture. Something changed in the entire national atmosphere. And, contrary to all the prophecies, it is opposite the direction of revival. And everyone except the mesmerized knows it.




Redeeming the Next 72 Hours

November 1, 2008

A number of weeks ago, I wrote you about our family's unusual encounter with Barack Obama in an Ohio cornfield. I told you about our word from the Lord to faithfully pray for the conviction of sin, righteousness and judgment on the senator as well as on his comrades, Sen. Biden, Sen. Glenn and Gov. Strickland. I also encouraged you to find your intercessory place as the Lord leads you, and that if all believers would find their targeted place in the Lord, we could indeed bring a godly influence to bear on the election.



A Coffee Klatch with Special Guest "L. J." Christ

August 24, 2008

By now, most if not all of us have read the apology from Dutch Sheets that reverberated late last week through the mainstream and wilderness churches. It was the noblest confession I have ever read from a mainstream culture prophet....

Under the hubbub around Todd Bentley however, my own heart has been in another place altogether. That place is revealed in an imaginary conversation I had with our Friend the Lord Jesus ("L. J.") Christ at Starbucks late last week....


More Tips on Kingdom Praying for Earthly Politicians

January 6, 2008

What started out yesterday as a home school civics project for my daughters proved to be a valuable lesson in spiritual civics as well, providing helpful perspective for prophetic people seeking solid direction in praying about presidential candidates this election year.


August 8, 2007

The following is based on a dialog with a reader asking about the biblical meaning of the length of a generation, a question I have received on more than one occasion….


Contemplating the Defeat of the Massachusetts Marriage Amendment

June 15, 2007

This past week a momentous defeat was served to the intercessory community in the state of Massachusetts, US. What was supposed have to been the final legislative ratification authorizing a ballot measure allowing people to vote on the definition of marriage went down to defeat through the defection of 12 representatives to the pro-gay side...


A Discerning Look at the Restoration of Heritage USA

December 5, 2006

One of the most significant exercises in prophetic harlotry to come to my awareness in a long time has commenced at the site of the former PTL - Heritage USA ministry outside Charlotte, North Carolina...


September 20, 2006

The airing of ABC’s Path To 9/11 together with the President’s address on the event’s 5th anniversary offered some pause for reflection. Against the backdrop of this combined docudrama, the familiar words surfaced to my heart:

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”...


A Spiritual Judicial Look at the Schiavo Case

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Gen. 2:24

The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. I Cor. 7:4

March 24, 2005

Doubtless the currently explosive Terri Schiavo case has prophetic significance for the American people. Usually, a case that grows to this magnitude shows that God is speaking to a nation....


Assessing the Faith of George W. Bush

November 6, 2004

My recent editorial on the presidential election landed some interesting responses. Among them was the question as to whether President Bush is truly a Christian. More specifically, can a man speak the way President Bush has been speaking about America and world democracy and still be a true Christian?...


November 2, 2004

So this is Election Day in America. The angst in the prophetic intercessory body of Christ is at its peak over who will be chosen as PresidentSenatorCongressman

(with SEQUEL)

In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and lifted up.
Isa. 6:1

June 6, 2004

It is not possible for me to let the word of President Reagan's passage into eternity go by without comment. For any believer raised in America older than 35 and who ever desired to see a national righteousness established, the influence of Ronald Reagan is without comparison in our lifetime....


- In Response to the National Conflict Over Gay Marriage, Winter 2004 -

And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh ( - he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire).
Jude 23 (I Cor. 3:15)

March 10, 2004

Four days before the second legislative debate over gay marriage (March 11, 2004), our family conducted a prayer walk around the Massachusetts state house, concluding with a worship session under its cavernous portico. (Many intercessory groups had targeted this location for several weeks.)...


February 29, 2004

Last night I went with my wife to experience the film The Passion of the Christ. It was to be the first time I ever viewed an "R" rated film, and I did not know what to expect. After much early uncertainty about going to see it, I finally determined it necessary from the Lord to do so....


What the Alabama Courthouse Drama Means For Revival

August 28, 2003

My heart remains strangely pensive over the moving of the Ten Commandments monument in Alabama this week. This pensiveness is not my own. Symbols by themselves mean nothing and in fact most are nothing more than religious idols. In my higher spiritual understanding, the removal of every religious symbolevery steeple, cross, and painting of Jesuswould actually be a good thing for the Lord's people. Then we might start to see real Christianity. And we may yet.


November 6, 2002

A few thoughts are useful in light of last night's overturn of government in the United States Congress. Leading up to the election, prophetic intercessory groups have been sending out prayer alerts, and since rejoice in the Lord over changes that appear to hold promise toward a greater agenda of social righteousness (as many did in 1980 with the election of President Reagan)....


A Reflection on 9/11

October 10, 2001

Perhaps the most amazing thing to me about the prophetic response to the recent terrorist attacks in New York is the astounding consensus that "none" of the prophets knew this attack was coming....

Revelation 12:

- In Response to the Palestinian Intifada, Fall 2000 -

October 13, 2000

As world events heat up, it becomes increasingly important to gain an anchor of prophetic understanding greater than the intensity of the events surrounding us. Without such an anchor, we risk becoming swept off our feet by the events now mounting in the Middle East and elsewhere....


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