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Welcome to Horao 2020!

HORAO 2020 is a work in progress, a vision in formation. The word HORAO is Koine Greek that means “see, view, vision.” As God leads we wish to build a collaborative network of believers doing Kingdom of God ministry through their special giftings and interests. The number 2020 refers to John 20:20 and Acts 20:20. In John we read that Jesus’ disciples, seeing their resurrected lord’s nailed scared hands and feet “were overjoyed to be seeing the Lord.” In Acts 20:20 we read the Apostle Paul, in his farewell speech to the Ephesian elders at Miletus, said “I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house… ”

In the physical world 2020 vision refers to eyes that correctly see details, colors and images that surround us. 2020 spiritual vision is seeing things rightly in the world of God’s word and Spirit. This is our objective – to see rightly the work God is doing around us and respond willingly to what he wills us to do.

About

The vision of Horao 2020 is to provide a convenient forum through which some unique ministers serving within the Twin Cities St. Paul and Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) can share their ministries and connect with one another. The concept flows out of the varied ministries of the founder of this site, Rev. Lonnie Dufty. The goal is to present a variety of ministries that serve the needs of people where they live and where they work. Some will serve within the local church, others outside of the local church but all will share in common a deep desire to live out their lives as obedient followers of Jesus Christ.

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Connecting specialized ministries and information to the broader world.

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Concerning Messianic Presidents

Many American Christians believe the key to spiritual revival and national success is electing the right man to be President. As an idea it sounds good but there is less Biblical evidence in support of this notion than some Christians imagine. Although we do see instances of Biblical kings imposing institutional religious reforms and movements (good and bad!) upon Judah and Israel, the good reforms were at best temporary hindrances to the peoples’ drift further and further away from the God who had led them out of Egypt. Righteous remnant aside, the righteousness of individual kings accomplished little more than a temporary delay of God’s judgement of His rebellious people… . Posted March 2, 2019 by ldufty.

Kingdom of God Values Are For Today

The Gospel of Matthew chapters 5-7 is a record, perhaps a summation, of how Jesus expects citizens of his kingdom to live out our lives. Referred to by many as the Beatitudes, the first of these sayings are introduced by the words “blessed are you when …” Presented by Matthew as a single open air speech, this Gospel writer summarized the reaction of the crowd in chapter 7 verses 28 and 29: “And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught as one having authority, and not as one of the scribes.” Posted March 20, 2018 by ldufty.

Beware the Thucydides Trap

A couple of weeks ago I saw an interview on Public Television with Graham Allison, author of the book “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?” I took note of what Dr. Allison was saying because I have been reading the book to which he is referring, “History of the Peloponnesian War.” Allison’s thesis reflects what Thucydides himself said in his book: new, emerging powers threaten older established powers, those powers react with violence…. Posted August 31, 2017 by ldufty.

How is Your Vision?

Preparing a study of the first two chapters of Luke I was struck by Luke’s positive attitude. The people Luke wrote about in those chapters – Mary, Zachariah, Elizabeth, Simeon, Anna, the angel Gabriel – were excited and hopeful in outlook. Optimistic and forward thinking in their understanding of God and His plans for the world. The angel Gabriel and the hosts of heaven – who certainly knew what was going on in the universe – proclaimed not gloom and doom but God’s goodness and his gracious intentions for the human race. Human and divine messengers united in a single message of hope, optimism and good feelings… .  Posted June 3, 2017 by ldufty

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