October 2008

21 Oct The Prerequisite of Revival

I stumbled across a quote that is so timely for those pursuing a move of God. It would be good to copy, paste, and send this on to fellow Igniters. Robert Sample wrote in an article entitled "Effective Preaching" in The Presbyterian and Reformed Review in April 1897: "The great want of today is a holier ministry. We do not need more stalwart polemics (the art or practice of arguing passionately and strongly for or against something), more mighty apologists, or preachers who compass a wider range of natural knowledge, important as these are; but men of God who bring the atmosphere of heaven with them into the pulpit and speak from the borders of another world." Sample's statement sounds like it eliminates those who just picked up a curriculum or lesson plan just before entering into the classroom or found the latest, greatest trendy sermon series. And it doesn't sound like Sample was describing those who rely just upon giftings, talents, or abilities. If we want a great move of God, realize that this doesn't happen by accident. Revival comes from the individual who invades heaven and brings back its atmosphere. The gates of heaven's glory are wide open and ready for our entrance. So, put your traveling shoes on. You and I have some journeys into the heavenlies ahead of us. I'll be one of the glory transporters. How about you?...

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13 Oct A Suggestion

After reading through my 60+ blog entries you will find that 90% are my insights about revival and flowing in the supernatural, 5% tell of upcoming conferences, and 5% are pictures and updates about the Burns family.This week, allow me to digress from my usual format and use this entry to make a suggestion. If you have not done so, purchase and read Rick Renner's The Dynamic Duo: The Holy Spirit and You. In reading my blogs or attending our Ignite Conferences, you've heard me say that the Holy Spirit will never be real through you until He is real to you. Renner's Dynamic Duo is one of the greatest resources for assisting the reader to develop an intimate, working relationship with the Holy Spirit. The book is filled with great illustrations and helpful insights from the New Testament's original Greek language. After reading the book, I guarantee that you will write me to thank me for my recommendation. The book is available at many Christian bookstores or through our website www.billyburnsministries.com....

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06 Oct The 2009 Ignite the Supernatural Conference Update

The website for the 2009 national Ignite the Supernatural Conference is up and running. In placing the listing of the speakers and workshop descriptions/schedules on the site, I wanted February 5 - 7, 2009 to be here right now! I am so honored to have Mark Harper, Esther Ilnisky, Pat Holland, and Grant Foster to minister alongside Vickie and me.This conference is a gathering of dissatisfied, desperate, daring, and determined children's ministry leaders and workers who realize that there must be more to children's ministry than fun games and good stories. From around the globe, Holy Spirit Igniters will gather in Orlando on February 5 - 7 for an impartation and revelation that will forever change them, their ministries and children. 3 days of learning to flow together with the Holy Spirit24 Workshops * 5 General SessionsSenior Pastors Come Free! Take a couple of minutes to visit the website and you will quickly agree with me when I guarantee that there is not another conference like Ignite in the nation! At www.ignite-conference.com you will discover a listing of the speakers, workshop titles and discriptions, costs, etc. You can even download the conference brochure and then distribute it to your children's ministry staff. Even better, print out several copies, those for your staff and one for your senior pastor. Visit our website to see how your pastor and spouse can have free registration. Hurry. The very best individual and group registration rates are in effect right now!...

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05 Oct The Key to Longevity – Connect!

Here is an observation from 29+ years of children's ministry. Many children's workers fail to make it for the long haul. The children's ministry grave yard is filled with the remains of those who passed from the scene with little fanfare. Their departure was as pronounced as their time of ministry. No one knew that they were there or that they left.Why am I still around? How have I eluded the children's ministry graveyard? Early in my ministry I learned this secret ...

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