October 2017

30 Oct 24/7/365 Supernatural

Here is a simple and yet powerful observation. When the supernatural presence and power of the Holy Spirit is continually seen and experienced in a public worship gathering, it creates in the believer an expectancy for the same to be seen and experienced continually in their day-to-day lifestyle outside of a public worship gathering. In other words, the norm inside of the church will become the norm for outside of the church. The flip side to this statement is what is never or rarely seen in a public gathering, in all probability, will never be seen outside of the church building. I am so passionate about this. I want it to be the norm for born-again, Jesus-loving, Spirit-filled believers to daily experience a passionate worship that comes through praying and worshiping God in other tongues. I want believers to expect Book of Acts results at their workplace or while they shop at Walmart or visit in a neighbor's home or eat their meal during a school lunch break. But, it will only be the norm outside of the church if they continually see this as the norm in the worship gatherings. The word continually is the key word. All too often, the Holy Spirit's unrestrained freedom is relegated to a once-a-year unique service when a "specialist" (evangelist) ministers and then afterwards, the Holy Spirit ministry is either drastically toned down or shelved until the next annual visit of the "specialist". It can't be an annual event. We must continually put the Holy Spirit on display and make it the norm for the children, youth, and adults to participate in His activity. What will be the results of the continually? People encountering God through their prayer language in your services will produce people who enjoy its benefits throughout the week. Boldly laying hands upon the sick and expecting signs following in a service will produce people doing the same in their school classrooms, workplaces, and neighborhoods. It will be incredible to see people obeying the unction in their spirit to utter Spirit-inspired words (a Word of Knowledge and/or a Word of Wisdom) at the right time to the right person day after day. And, can you image the testimonies as the children, youth, and adults dare to believe God for the impossible as the opportunity arises? The world is desperately waiting on what the Church has to offer. Through our Spirit empowered, led, and experienced services, let's make the Book of Acts norm the 24/7/365 norm so that the world can be changed!...

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16 Oct Is There Evidence of the Evidence?

In case you haven't figured this out already, here is an indisputable fact. I absolutely love the Holy Spirit. I love Him as a Person, I love to enjoy His presence, I love to work together with Him, and I love to depend upon Him. Fanatic? Maybe to some. Passionate? A Texas-size yes! Here's another fact. I love to read books and articles written by individuals who are equally passionate about the Holy Spirit. I found such a book when I discovered several years ago a small, 61-page book titled The Phenomena of Pentecost. Each of its five chapters was written by a different Pentecostal legend ...

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02 Oct Holy Spirit Resources

Like many of you, I am an avid reader. I learned early in my ministry that great leaders are great readers and so I have made reading to be both a joy and a discipline in my life. Over my 38 years of ministry, I have accumulated hundreds and hundreds of books and read many of them. In this blog post, allow me to share just a few book titles/authors about the Holy Spirit (I have almost 300 books on this subject) that would be an invaluable blessing to you and worthy of your investment.  I have checked Amazon and can verify that these books are still in print and available. The Holy Spirit and You: Working Together as Heaven's 'Dynamic Duo' by Rick Renner The Holy Spirit: An Introduction by John Bevere Drawing Near by John Bevere Tongues: Beyond the Upper Room by Kenneth E. Hagin How You Can Be Led by the Spirit of God by Kenneth E Hagin Questions and Answers on Spiritual Gifts by Howard Carter Mighty Manifestations: The Gifts and Power of the Holy Spirit by Reinhard Bonnke The Walk of the Spirit - The Walk of Power by Dave Roberson More Power by Bill Juoni The God I Never Knew by Robert Morris The Beginner's Guide to Receiving the Holy Spirit by Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock Want More? Experience Greater Spiritual Intimacy and Power Through the Holy Spirit Baptism by Tim Enloe Helping Others Receive the Gift: Insights on Spirit Baptism from God's Word and Personal Experience by Tim Enloe The Holy Spirit is Not a Dove by Ty Buckingham An Essential Guide to Baptism in the Holy Spirit by Ron Phillips 70 Reasons for Speaking in Tongues: Your Own Built In Spiritual Dynamo by Bill Hamon Pentecost Lost by Patricia Holland (downloadable)  ...

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