Revival

22 May The “Formula” for Maximized Ministry

In a day where the church is driven by formulas, let me share a can't miss "formula" for filling a church to capacity, seeing altars lined with penitent sinners, having walls covered with no-longer-needed braces and wheelchairs, experiencing unprecedented worship where the people are passionate participators and not unengaged spectators, and inviting glorious demonstrations of the Holy Spirit's presence as seen throughout the Book of Acts. I'm taking this Book of Acts "formula" from a book that is a classic Christ the Healer written by a man that was mightily used of God in the area of miraculous healings, F.F. Bosworth. "A Spirit-filled and praying Church produces an atmosphere in which it is easy for God to work and hard for the devil to interfere; because this atmosphere is the Holy Spirit Himself, who is more than a match for the devil." ~ F.F. Bosworth Let me show you a Book of Acts example of this "formula" being put into practice. In Acts 16, Luke writes of a "service" where Spirit-filled men (Paul and Silas) filled their church auditorium (prison cell) with prayer and praise. What were the Book of Acts results? God miraculously demonstrated His presence, captives were set free, and many were saved and water baptized. That's my kind of church service. The results are guaranteed. Without reservation, I can promise that following the Book of Acts "formula" will bring about Book of Acts results. Get ready for a shaking that will impact all of those in your ministry (be it a Sunday school class, children's church/youth service, or adult worship) who will then change a generation that will change a city, state, nation, and world. The Holy Spirit is ready. Are you?...

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13 Mar Supernatural Healings – TODAY!

I am so excited about the day and age in which we live. I am convinced that God is up to something supernatural and we get to be a part of it. I wouldn't trade living today for any other time that witnessed an outpouring of God's Spirit. The move of God that is presently unfolding will far exceed anything in recorded history. It truly is the day of the Holy Ghost. Here is one exciting part of this outpouring - divine healing is being brought to the forefront. The perfunctory, ritualistic healing prayer found in of many of today's churches is being replaced with the Holy Spirit showcasing His miracle-working power through signs, wonders, and miracles. And here's the part that I love. This isn't being seen only in the adult services but also in the ministry to children and youth. And wait, there's more. These demonstrations of the Spirit aren't confined to a church service. They are happening in homes and businesses everywhere. Why is this important? Because, if this gospel is to be preached throughout the earth before the return of Jesus (Matthew 24:14), and, if His return is imminent, then demonstrations of healing are vital to hastening His return. Holy Spirit-produced, visible, undeniable healings have always been a vital part of the advancing of the gospel. We see this throughout Jesus' ministry. "Jesus traveled throughout Galilee teaching in the synagogues, preaching everywhere the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed people who had every kind of sickness and disease. News about him spread far beyond the borders of Galilee so that the sick were soon coming to be healed from as far away as Syria. And whatever their illness and pain,  or if they were possessed by demons, or were epileptics, or were paralyzed — he healed them all. Large crowds followed him wherever he went ...

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06 Feb BBM – Leading a Holy Spirit Renewal

I can't believe it. I just looked at my blog's history and discovered that I have consistently published a post 52 weeks a year for just over 9 1/2 years. I honestly don't know of any blogger on the web that has published a weekly blog post for this length of time and, with rare exception, focused upon one subject, the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. At one time or another, people from over 80 countries have read at least one of the 512 blog posts, individuals from many diverse denominational backgrounds, generations varying from those considered to be "old school" to those identified as Generation Z (Post-Millennials), people with a common passion of wanting to know the Holy Spirit and work together with Him. With the enablement of the Holy Spirit, the blog has allowed me to share my heart and provide a mini-download, a micro-charging, a rekindling what was already known, a needed word for that given moment. Let me let you in on a secret. The blog has possibly benefited me far more than it has you. Besides the obvious benefit of putting what the Holy Spirit has shown me into print, I benefit from constantly referring to the archives and reading through several blog posts before preaching to a congregation or speaking at a conference. I have found that reading the thoughts and quotes found in these posts provides an avenue for the Holy Spirit to give a fresh download into my spirit. Here are a couple of suggestions. First, I would encourage you to go through the archives. In writing this post, I contemplated listing some of the posts that I constantly refer to before I minister. That didn't happen because I had trouble selecting only a handful. I believe that the Holy Spirit will direct you on which ones to read again and again and again. For those reading this blog post on www.billyburns.com/blog, you can gain access to the complete list of blogs by simply clicking on the title at the top of this blog. After you are sent to the new page, you will see the ARCHIVES at the right side of the page. Secondly, I would also suggest that you take it a step further and send particular posts to those in your family or those who minister alongside of you. One more thing as I close. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of sharing my heart with you. I'm honored to be invited into your life week after week after week. I pray that I am a blessing to you personally and to your ministry.      ...

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05 Dec 2017 – The Year of the ALL!

God spoke through the prophet Joel promising that He would pour out His Spirit upon ALL flesh. We read in Acts 2 that in the upper room on the Day of Pentecost, the ALL is seen again. The 120 were ALL in one place and one accord. The sound of the rushing mighty wind filled ALL of the house. The cloven tongues of fire rested on EACH of them. And, they were ALL filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak in other tongues. A short time later that same day, Peter stood and prophesied that this promise is for YOU and YOUR CHILDREN and ALL those who are afar off. It is so evident that God's heart is for ALL of His children to be filled and flow with His Holy Spirit. NO ONE is to be excluded. Vickie and I believe that this includes the ALL in your church. God desires that EVERY adult, youth, and child be baptized in His Holy Spirit. And we want to help you see this come to pass and see it happen in 2017! Click on the link to see how to host a Holy Spirit Rally for your congregation and/or a Ignite & Unite Conference for those ministering to your children and youth. This is the year!!! Holy Spirit Rallies and Ignite & Unite Conference Information Link ...

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14 Nov Dr. Burns is in the House!

One of the few benefits of our medical insurance is that it provides us a "free" annual examination. I put the word free in quotation marks as a way of being sarcastic. In order to get the "free" thorough, head-to-toe examination, we have to pay our twelve monthly payments. And so, it is actually far from being free. If you will look at your calendars, you will find that today is the scheduled day for your annual ministry examination. And, here's the good part. It is absolutely FREE! How? Because I am asking for you as the Pastor or a children/student ministry leader or Sunday school teacher to perform the annual examination and temporarily become an unbiased physician or evaluator. Today, you are to perform a long overdue, thorough, head-to-toe examination of your ministry. For just a few minutes, I want you to do what my physician does each year and look below the surface, poke around and ask embarrassing, honest questions. Analyze where the ministry stands today as opposed to its condition twelve months ago. Finished? Satisfied with the results of your examination? If not, without me even being there with you right now, I, Dr. Burns, can reach across the miles and read the examination's summarization and deduce the source of the problems. (You do know that I am being facetious about me being a doctor, right?) In all likelihood, your situation is caused by a serious lack of the Holy Ghost. The medical journals (the book of Acts) show that when He is constantly flowing throughout the body (of Christ), your maladies and problems aren't an issue. Without a Holy Ghost difficency, the Church is healthy and alive. Lives are impacted. There is supernatural growth. Signs and wonders abound. Unlike most physician's penmanship, this prescription is easy to read. Contact Billy and Vickie Burns so that those in your ministry can get a healthy, undiluted, maximum-strength dose of the Holy Ghost. In July 2014, Vickie and I left a tremendous church in South Florida so that we can travel full time to "dispense the prescription" around the nation and world. We are doing this by preaching Holy Ghost rallies and revivals in churches and also training and equipping children/student ministry leaders to work together the Holy Spirit through our Ignite and Unite Conferences. Ready to pick up the prescription?  Click on the YOUR PRESCRIPTION link shown below to get the details about how to host a Holy Spirit rally/revival and/or a Ignite and Unite Conference. YOUR PRESCRIPTION...

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