The Battle Cry of Isaiah — Awake and Arise!

A battle cry is used to summon armies to war. A loud, unified shout could intimidate the strongest of enemies. Confidence in battle often tilts the scale toward victory, whereas timidity, fear, and cowardliness will surely lead to defeat. In these dreadful times,...

Excerpt from my sermon, You Hurt Me! Now What? Of all the tricks of the enemy, of all the things that knock us off course, of all the things that cause division among Christians, being hurt by others is at the top of the list. It’s also the primary reason behind most...

Encountering Storms Even in the Center of God’s Will

When I came back to the Lord in my late twenties, one of the biggest surprises I encountered was that following God is not easy. We get sick and even go through financial, relational, emotional, and mental challenges. My life actually became more difficult, but a...

Spiritual Explosion — “My Eyes Have Seen the King”

The greatest hindrance to a spiritual awakening is our satisfaction without it A desire to truly experience God runs deep within our veins. However, for most Christians, experiencing God is either elusive and frightening or impossible and improbable. But to the...

After Roe v. Wade: Pastors and Leaders – Your Silence Speaks Volumes

I don’t know what’s more disheartening–the anger of many because Roe v. Wade was overturned or the silent pastors and worship leaders who say nothing? (For more on “naming names,” click here.) To tackle this topic, I’m revisiting points from past articles that I’ve...

A Pastor’s Fiery Response to Mitt Romney’s “America is in Denial”

A recent article by Mitt Romney titled America is in Denial caught my eye when a news group boldly proclaimed, “Romney Warns Nation at Risk.” Romney opened with: “Even as we watch the reservoirs and lakes of the West go dry, we keep watering our lawns, soaking our...

How Does God Lead Us?

Whether it is the Spirit leading or forbidding in the book of Acts, or the Spirit leading throughout Christian history, it’s clear that the leading of the Spirit is important.  In the Old Testament, it appears that the Spirit of God could be withdrawn completely from...

4 Biblical Ways to Handle the Insanity in our Country

Editorial note: None of these points are new. You can read more about each one in past articles at my website. With severe governmental restraints, “woke” corporations influencing children, prices skyrocketing, and leaders who can't define the word “woman,” we can...

Can I Ask God for Confirmation?

Special Note: To watch the sermon, Can I Ask God for Confirmation, subscribe here. The sermon will be dated 6/26/22. There are many incidents of God giving people a sign throughout the Bible. Although I believe God still does this, I also believe that we must be...

Shootings, Sin, Suffering: What Can Turn America Around?

When I write about turning America back to God, I’m not under the delusion that we can create heaven on earth—evil will always fight against good. I’m talking about the desperate need for God’s people to seek Him: “The Lord is with you when you are with Him. If you...

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Shane Idleman

Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Leona Valley, Ca. His sermons, books, articles, and radio program have sparked change in the lives of many.