Realizing the presence, promise, and power of the Kingdom of God.

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
Books by John Nunnikhoven

Psalm 147:7-9

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre! He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills. He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.

Everything is under your hand, Lord, nothing moves or happens at any level without your doing.

Praise you Lord, thank you for family and friends, for the many years that You have given Betty and I together, for all the ways that we see Your hand working in creation and in the lives of the men in our ministry.


Psalm 147:10-11

His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

How can I bring you, the Awesome One, pleasure? How can I fear you and hope in your love unless your Holy Spirit is at work within me? Grant me this plea, Lord. Remove all doubt, all disobedience and replace those voids with the fear of the Lord, God Almighty.



Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:20

Your word, clearly displayed, totally visible to all, but only acted upon by those who seek You. The light is there but I must open my eyes. The lamp is available for the using, but I must reach out my hand and take it up. Free will means that I have free choice and the responsibility for choosing and acting. Obedience is paramount from the beginning of my relationship with You.

Psalm 147:12-13

Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.

Bless my children, Lord.

Tony, Heidi, Sandy and Marieke: that they would enjoy being together today, that they would realize that you are in control of their lives and that they owe all to you.

Kim, Jeff and Alexis: Lord, to learn to depend upon your goodness and your provision. Give them a sense of your purpose in their lives and show them that You are calling them into a ministry as You called us.

David, Lynne, Libby Sam and Jack: that David will turn to you and Lynne will return. That those precious children will find you and that you will keep them safe from the evils of this world. That those siren songs of sex, drugs and self-choice will not bring them down to the pits, but they will draw near to you.

Psalm 147:14-16

He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat. He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. He gives snow like wool; he scatters hoarfrost like ashes.

Thank You for the peaceful and satisfying life that Betty and I enjoy, thank You for all the provisions for food and health and housing and transportation and warmth. Thank You for the ministries that You have provided for us and for the provisions needed to support those ministries.

Psalm 147:17-20

He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold? He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow. He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules to Israel. He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the LORD!

Your word is known to all; it is evident to all who name the Name of Jesus, You have called a people unto Yourself, bring revival among those people to seek Your face and to be obedient to You. Praise Your Holy Name.



Psalm 148:1-2

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!

Lord, the heavenly throngs are praising You singing "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD God Almighty". The song of praise thunders throughout the heavenlies. What an awesome and awe inspiring sight that must be. Lightening and thunder, music and singing, brilliant colors, angels dancing before You.

Someday soon, You will let me see this spectacle as You see it, let me see it through new eyes that can comprehend, You will remove my handicap-my inability to visualize the numinous.

Psalm 148:3-6

Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created. And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.

LORD, all creation praises You. Every aspect declares Your glory and the the completeness of Your work. I can see the glories of Your creation, see the beauty of the stars; thank You for the gift of the Hubble. But LORD, even this that I can see needs to be more fully opened to me. I need to see how the creation is praising You and be cognizant of that praise. Bring within me an appreciation of the awesomeness of Your creation and how it is in constant praise of You.


Psalm 148:7-10

Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word! Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!

Everything that is in and on the earth, with the exception of man, is in complete and total and constant praise of You. The creatures of the earth and sea, the weather and storms, the terrain, the plants and animals, all declare the glory of Your handiwork.


Psalm 119:117-118

Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually! You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.

My communion with You, my Lord, is both fragile and robust. It is fragile in that there must be a continuous turning to You for protection against the subtle assaults of the Evil One. Everywhere I turn, he is seeking a chink in my armor, a little slip and he slips in a arrow of deception and self-defeat. A candy coated delusion that I can just take a peek and not be soiled, "I need to check to see what is going on in the world so that I can be better equipped to resist" argument. No! No! No!

But my communion is robust for I have the Holy Spirit to remind me of all that You have taught. I have that voice in my mind, constantly reminding me that if I resist the Evil One, he will flee from me. When I obey, there is sweet joy, an absence of anxiety, a presence peace, a release from guilt and an awareness of Your righteousness in my life. Praise You, my Lord and my Master.


Psalm 148:11-14

Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! Young men and maidens together, old men and children! Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven. He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the LORD!

Of all creation, only man, that part that You created in Your image, is in rebellion. And You love us so much, what was and is to be the crown jewel of Your creation, that You have not given up. You have provided a horn of salvation for us and for me. Praise Your holy name.

Psalm 149:1-4

Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre! For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.

LORD, let me join in that joy and dancing. Remove from me that sense of shame and fear of ridicule. Let my heart overflow with the joy of Your presence. How can I not, You have sent Your one and only son to live as man among us, to die for me, and lifted him up, restore him to life and then seated him on Your right hand to intercede for me. How can I not praise You?

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