Leadership Blog

09 Mar Debunking Fake News About the Holy Spirit

In a day where fake news permeates our world, I want to go on record with some accurate, indisputable, up-to-date information about the Holy Spirit.  Contrary to what is propagated, there aren’t two different Holy Spirits. There isn’t …

  • A day of Pentecost, 30 A.D. Holy Spirit who delivered heaven’s power and a different 2020 Holy Spirit who evidently must have depleted His supernatural resources over the past 2,000 years.
  • A day of Pentecost, 30 A.D. Holy Spirit who was very visible and audible and a different 2020 Holy Spirit who is rarely seen and seldom heard.
  • A day of Pentecost, 30 A.D. signs and wonders Holy Spirit and a different 2020 Holy Spirit who is predictable and ordinary.
  • A day of Pentecost, 30 A.D. joy bringing Holy Spirit and a different 2020 Holy Spirit who produces a mundane, funeral-like Christian life.
  • A day of Pentecost, 30 A.D. Comforter (Amplified Bible – Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby) for the Early Church and a different 2020 y’all fend for yourself Holy Spirit.
  • A day of Pentecost, 30 A.D. supernatural, gift-giving Holy Spirit and a different 2020 gift-withholding Holy Spirit.
  • A day of Pentecost, 30 A.D. Holy Spirit who made Book of Acts believers better than themselves and a 2020 Holy Spirit who relies upon today’s believers getting self-help resources to address life’s struggles.
  • A Holy Spirit for those in full-time ministry (a.k.a. pastors, missionaries, evangelists, etc.) and a different Holy Spirit for us “regular” folks.
  • A full-strength Holy Spirit for adults and a different watered-down Holy Spirit for children and youth.
  • A Sunday morning making-His-presence-known Holy Spirit and a different introverted, restrained Holy Spirit for Monday through Saturday.

Have you heard/read any of these present-day false reports about the Holy Spirit? I have found that this fake news isn’t limited to one particular denominational association or geographical location. It is rampant throughout today’s church.

I am sharing this blog post for two reasons. First, I want to debunk the fake news being propagated. This two different Holy Spirits mindset is producing devastating consequences. So, so many Jesus loving believers are being robbed of heaven’s power (Luke 24:49) which causes them to be ineffective in doing the greater works promised by Jesus (John 14:12).

The final reason is so that you might help me to tell the good news. Everything that we read about the Holy Spirit in God’s precious Word is still true today. Would you help me proclaim that the Holy Spirit who was poured out on the day of Pentecost hasn’t changed one iota? His purpose for being sent by the Father hasn’t been altered. He is still the needed One. (John 14:16; 16:7; Acts 1:8; 2:38-39).

“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter
(Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby),
that He may remain with you forever —”
John 14:16 (Amplified Bible)

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06 Jan My Declaration for 2020

Thank God for all that was accomplished in 2019. God outdid Himself to us, for us, and through us in so, so many ways. I know that you can probably echo those same words of thanksgiving for your life, family, and ministry.

In looking at 2020, let me share this powerful verse … 

“You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you;
And the light [of God’s favor] will shine upon you.”
Job 22:28 (Amplified Bible)

Just typing the words of this verse stirs up an excitement and anticipation in my heart. These aren’t my words. I have determined and established in my heart that the God who cannot lie (Numbers 23:19) has commanded me to boldly decree with my mouth and actions to activate His will in my life.  So, based upon the integrity of His Word, I decree for myself personally and our ministry that 2020 is a year of …

  • A greater intimacy with the Father
  • A greater revelation of the Word
  • A greater dependence upon the Holy Spirit
  • Undeniable demonstrations of the Spirit and power
  • A stronger flow of the gifts of the Spirit
  • Supernatural boldness
  • Harvest and more harvest
  • Bountiful supply
  • Books and more books written
  • Vickie and I being door-openers for the Holy Spirit in America and around the world
  • Multitudes of adults, youth, and children being baptized in the Holy Spirit
  • Unprecedented moves of the Holy Spirit causing what was scheduled to be a one-day Holy Ghost Rally to be extended by days and weeks as the Lord continually confirms His Word with signs and wonders
  • An abundance of opportunities to impart, equip and train children/youth ministry workers to work together with the Holy Spirit

I can summarize this list by slightly modifying my “TODAY is the day of the Holy Ghost” to say “2020 is the year of the Holy Ghost”. There isn’t a question in my heart about this being the year. How can there be any room for wavering and questioning? Vickie and I are connected to the Almighty God and incredible people like you! 2020 is a year of the supernatural in Jesus’ name. Amen? Amen!!!!!!!!!

P.S. One more quick thought. What have you established in your heart for 2020? What are you boldly, unwaveringly decreeing? Right now would be the perfect time to decree that this is YOUR year for the Almighty God to do what only He can do through a person just like YOU that will work together with His precious Holy Spirit! Go ahead. This is YOUR year!!!

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30 Dec A Few of My 2019 Favorites

This morning while getting dressed to go to church, I watched the television program CBS Sunday Morning. With this being the last Sunday of the year, almost the entire program was dedicated to highlights from the past twelve months.

Not to be outdone by CBS, I too want to do some recapping. With this being the final blog post of the year, I want to look back at 2019 and share a few of my favorite blog and Billy Burns Ministries Facebook posts.

Favorite Blog Posts:

Favorite Facebook Quotes: (Posted each Monday on www.facebook.com/billyburnsministries.)

  • John Osteen – “The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the doorway to God’s supernatural power.”
  • Donald Gee – “The Pentecostal Baptism brings us in touch with the supernatural power of God.”
  • Norvel Hayes – “You must believe the Bible so you can have the results that are in the Bible.”
  • Smith Wigglesworth – “When the power of the Holy Ghost is present, things will happen.”
  • Kathryn Kuhlman – “He’s more real to me than you are.”

Favorite Facebook Holy Spirit Realities: (Posted each Tuesday on www.facebook.com/billyburnsministries.)

  • The Holy Spirit’s power … ALWAYS available. ALWAYS sufficient. ALWAYS reliable.
  • The Holy Spirit is always up-to-date!
  • What foolishness we possess when we fail to allow the Helper to help!
  • Some of my favorite words found in the Book of Acts … “So they, being sent by the Holy Ghost …” (Acts 13:4)
  • The Holy Spirit has seen your future and isn’t frightened at all. (John 16:13)

Favorite Facebook Billyisms: (Posted each Wednesday on www.facebook.com/billyburnsministries.)

  • It is difficult to function without the unction. (1 John 2:20)
  • Let’s have services where the actions of the Holy Spirit require explanation for the visitors!
  • Yes, Holy Spirit. (Enough said!)
  • The demonstration of the gifts of the Spirit always needs explanation. After all, they are SUPERnatural.
  • With God, it is impossible to be impossible.

Thank you for following this blog throughout 2019. I am looking forward to enjoying the walk of the Spirit alongside of you throughout the upcoming year!

 

 

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23 Dec Fa-La-La-La-La Y’all!

With us living in Texas, I just couldn’t send out a Christmas greeting to those who week after week read the blog posts without adding a little of what I call “Texanese”. So, with that in mind, here goes the greeting in the Texas dialect …

Paypul, ah shore kaynt keep kwite bout dis. Ittz tom tuh pardy. Krissmuz reminz uhs dat Godz shore powrfel. Hay’s uh murcal wurkin God. And, Hay’s upta sumpin’ dat’s defnutly speshul and iz gunna put ah smahl on yore face. Git reddy fer a reeyul big heapin helpin of Hiz luv durn dis Krissmuz tom and Hiz powr in 2020. So, fa-la-la-la-la y’all.

(Translation … People, I sure can’t keep quiet about this. It’s time to party. Christmas reminds us that God is sure powerful. He’s a miracle-working God. And, He’s up to something that’s definitely special and is going to put a smile on your face. Get ready for a real big heaping helping of His love during this Christmas time and His power in 2020. So, fa-la-la-la-la you all.)

Y’all are loved. Merry Christmas from the Burns family.

 

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16 Dec A Move of God

In E.G. Carre’s Praying Hyde, Apostle of Prayer, there is a quote by Charles Finney that says “A revival is no more a miracle than a crop of wheat.” In other words, moves of God don’t just happen. There is a preparation on man’s part in order to see the harvest.

In 2014, Vickie and I left a ministry position in a church so that we can travel from church to church to initiate the “man part” of a move of God. I love to call our “man part” as being a door opener for the Holy Spirit. The results of our Holy Spirit Rallies and Ignite & Unite Conferences is that people are touched by God’s power and churches are changed.

We would love to see this happen in your church. Would you speak to your church leadership and ask them to contact us? We are just a phone call (561.827.9325) or email (billy@billyburns.com) away.

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