October 2017

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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25 Sep How Important is the Anointing?

How important is the Holy Spirit's anointing? The answer is best given by a man who was a powerful theologian and educator, used mightily of God in healing crusades, and the founder of my alma mater Southwestern Assemblies of God University, P. C. Nelson. "Without this anointing it is possible to get up suppers and bazaars, rummage sales and entertainments, to give addresses on religious, moral, philanthropic, literary and current events, and other themes, but not to exercise a ministry even remotely comparable to that of Christ and His apostles." ~ P.C. Nelson "The Baptism in the Holy Spirit" Satan laughs at man's efforts and formulas but trembles when he sees a person walking in the Holy Spirit's anointing. It is the anointing's wonder-working power that destroys the yoke of bondage and sets the captive free. (Isaiah 10:27). Thank God that the "Spirit of the Lord is upon me ...

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18 Sep Explanation Is Needed

Some time ago, I had a pastor call and tell me of another church whose pastor had to explain to the congregation about a demonstration of the Holy Spirit's presence in the Sunday morning service. The pastor calling me thought that it was strange and unnecessary to explain about the workings of the Holy Spirit to a Spirit-filled congregation. Little did this pastor expect that I would side with the need for taking time in the service to explain what had transpired. Here is what I told this pastor. Explanation is always needed ...

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