Follower of Christ, Author, Musician
Though I have been a "Christian" for so many years, in many ways I feel life with Christ is a quest in with many troubles and dangers. It is frightfully more dangerous than anyone ever told me at the outset. Any "true" adventure would be, wouldn't it?
This blog is about the adventure of discovery in this quest to follow the one who forged the path to life and true love so many years ago. I have found that the epic rescuing story of Jesus is far more relevant to you and I than we give it credit.
Did you know that I now tune pianos? I would not be offering my talents if I wasn’t convinced that I can give you a piano that rings in tune for some time. In other words I am committed to a consistently deliver a stable tuning that will last.
Founder at Echad As One Ministries ( https://echadeurope.wixsite.com/ ), Arron McKenzie has been walking in the deeper realms of God since he was a young child. As he grew older in a non-Christian home, he experienced supernatural events from having favour with animals of all kinds to predicting world catastrophic events such as earthquakes.
At age 33 Jesus captivated Arron’s heart in December 1998. A week after his conversion, Arron was in worship and was suddenly covered by a cloud which drifted into his living room and covered him; Arron heard audibly the voice of God. God spoke to Arron as Father and told Arron he was His and adopted into His house as a son. YHVH told Arron “Now it is time to go and teach about Father’s healing love to the nations.”
2001 Arron and his wife Brenda left for the nations to Iris Global Ministries in Mozambique where he was planted a bible school and feeding centre in South Africa. Arron was ordained and sent by Heidi and Rolland Baker to establish a missions base and open a charity trust in Jerusalem, Israel and a 24/7 house of worship and outreach centre in Bethlehem, West Bank.
Arron walks in a governmental prophetic anointing that transforms the traditional church into the deeper revelation of the Kingdom Of God. Through honouring diverse cultures, Arron has been before Chiefs, Generals and other governmental entities who discovered the love of Jesus.
Now a newly married man from being a widower from a 33-year marriage to his ministry partner in 2017, Arron continues to carry the deeper realms of sonship and the Kingdom of God through the gift of prophecy, Wisdom, Counsel, and healing miracles. Along with Arron’s new wife, Daniela, their passion is to reset and restore the sons and daughters of YHVH into the knowledge of sonship.
Former Co-Founder-Director – Israel at Iris Ministries
The other night I had a dream about the Hell’s Angels. I met a young man who said, “Hey Daniel. I know you. Tell me I’m one of the Elect. Tell me I’m one of the Elect.” This word “elect” is a term Jesus used to describe those who are among the called and chosen sons of the Kingdom.
The young man had tattoos all over his body and clearly had a rough upbringing. I said, “Well, here are the Scriptures that have led me to the conclusion that I am one of the Elect.” I laid out a few of them for him.
He despondently said, “I’ve heard it all before.” He went on to explain how he had been raised and what life had been like in what seemed like the Hell’s Angels biker gang. He had to do what was asked of him to serve the gang family though in reality it was a fear based tyranny. Sure, they “had your back” against enemies but this was like surviving in prison more than actually living a free life.
It was clear that this man would need a display of love to convince him of Christ’s love and ability to save him. I chose to truly see what I could do to help him and became willing to die for him. I asked him his name and he told me his first and last name. I was able to find someone who matched the description on facebook.
The gang did not take kindly to my meddling and drugged me. Once I awoke and went home I discovered that they had broken into my home and hung coyote corpses, some very rotting throughout my home as a warning.
The next day after the dream I made contact with the namesake of someone who fit the description on facebook with an encouragement. I prayed for Holy Spirit revival in the Hell’s Angels and for this young man in particular.
When I told my wife about the dream she shared a beautiful example of how Biker gangs fit perfectly in the Kingdom and the Way of Christ as protectors of the innocent and defenders of the weak. Below is an introduction to Bikers Against Child Abuse International on Youtube:
This is so awesome!
It did dawn on me that hell operates with this kind of fear and control and I’m sure that many evil spirits are asking the question, “Can God forgive me? Can I be one of the Elect? Can I be saved?”
I have been exploring the idea from Scripture when Jesus preached to the spirits in prison. Many of you might know I talk about this topic on my radio show and have interviewed people who have brought the message of salvation to that imprisoned in hell with tremendous success. It is entirely biblical for souls in hell to be saved and I have participated in preaching to the spirits in prison. This understanding is what is behind the practice of baptism and for the church practice of praying for those in purgatory.
What do they need? To be shown Christ’s love. We need to connect with the heart of the Father and be willing to lay down our lives for the lost. This is how the Kingdom of love and heaven advance. The frontline consists of those willing to die for their enemies. They are dying because the enemy is taking them up on their offer to die. Then the next round comes and they die as well. Slowly though, hearts are changing and the captives are being set free. Hell is being emptied one by one and Hell’s Angels are becoming sons of the Kingdom.
This months song of the month is a playful, upbeat, and romantic love song about how my wife Catherine and I met & married. Enjoy!
I am releasing this version of this song on the 23rd anniversary of when we first met and a week prior to our 19th wedding anniversary on July 7th. Catherine has been my saving grace and she is my best friend. We still spend time exhausting every thought late into the night and I love it. I love sharing my life with this gem of a human being and I mean that very sincerely.
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our hands touched as we sat on the grass in the park, on that fourth of july after dark and the fire in the sky, could not compare, with the fire that lit up my life you looked to me and our destiny flashed before my eyes of how it could be, how it could be, just you and me
holding hands in the forest with our maker before us, we took our solemn vows for the first time i knew, that me and you would never be apart oh there’s someone to share every joy every care someone to lean on and trust and to love love love (someone to love) mmmmmm
if i could live ten thousand lives, i’d spend every one of them with you by my side you bring me so much joy and life a universe opened wide
and now when our daughter keeps on asking for water long past her time for bed crying “papa” at midnight, i’ll help her to sleep tight so you can rest your head i hope that you dream of lovely things, and what our future holds i know it is love, love, love, i know it is love
if i could live ten thousand lives, i’d spend every one of them with you by my side you bring me so much joy and life a universe opened wide you’re an endless holiday, an angel of God’s grace you have filled my life with love love love
remember how we would talk, exhausting every thought late into the night you gave me, sparkling and dreams & someone to hold thru the night… and so much love love love
“Surprised by hope this holy Light now dances in my soul…”
These are the opening lyrics that sprang into my mind as I was a block away from my house. “Good timing, inspiration!” The opening riff just stumbled off my fingers as I played my drop D tuned guitar and the song came together like magic.
Have you ever been surprised by hope? Has joy unspeakable and full of glory ever snuck up on you and ambushed you when you least expected?
These are healing moments when you finally and fully align with the present moment where God’s complete salvation abides. You are home in the love of the Father. You are loved by the One in whom you live and move and have your being.
“Nothing in the universe can change your love for me Enfolded in your family, a child of the King”
I really wanted to include something in this song about being in God’s family and my wife and I were both led to read Romans 8. As we read it together in The Passion Translation, the phrase “enfolded in the family” jumped out.
“That’s it!” I exclaimed.
Originally I had written Nothing in the universe can take your love from me. Papa corrected me and said, “No, say ‘change’ instead of ‘take’. That’s what I want to say to my kids.