Leadership Blog

30 Sep The Helper is Ready and Waiting!

A couple of days ago, I took my gasoline powered blower and edger to a small engine repairman. Why? Because both outdoor power lawn machines weren’t working correctly. And, here’s the sad but true part of my story … (Vickie will tell you that this is the truth) when I try to fix things, they ALWAYS are in a worse condition after I work on them. Thankfully I am smart enough to know my limitations and extra smart enough to know that there are people who can do what I can’t do.

Based upon the previous paragraph, I am confident that you can see where I am heading with this blog post. Before Jesus returned to heaven, He told His followers that they needed a helper. He made it abundantly clear that there were many things that were beyond what they could do. Each and every one of His followers had limitations.  I am glad that the story didn’t end with that statement. Here was His remedy …

I will ask the Father, and he will give
you another Helper to be with you forever.”
John 14:16 (New Century Version)

The reason for this blog is simple. In fact, I can sum it up in two short questions. Have you recognized that you too have limitations? There are those reading this blog that have struggled and struggled some more on the same situation over and over again. Nothing that you do is fixing the problem. And, here’s the second question, are you smart enough to recognize the foolishness and/or insanity of not relying on the Helper to step in and help? You already know this but I will share this truth … the Holy Spirit is an expert in solving any and all of your problems.

I have written enough. Close the blog and call upon this Helper. He is ready and waiting 24/7/365.

 

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23 Sep Facebook Quotable Quotes – A Collection

Just in case you’ve missed a recent blog post, for the past few weeks, I have borrowed an idea from Mary Poppins and shared a few of my favorite things. I’m referring to some of my favorite posts from my Billy Burns Ministries Facebook page. Three weeks ago, I shared a few of the Holy Spirit Realities that appear each Tuesday. Two weeks ago, I shared several of the Benefits of Speaking in Other Tongues that are published each Thursday. Last week, I shared a compilation of what I call Billyisms (things that only my brain would think of) that I post each Wednesday.

This week, I want to share a few of the quotes that I have posted on Mondays. These quotes are presented to fan the flames of your passion for the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. In these posts, I share the picture of one of my spiritual heroes and a powerful quote from that man/woman of God. Here are just a few of my favorite quotes …

  • Reinhard Bonnke – “If we preach the original gospel, we will have the original results.” (Quote taken from Holy Spirit: Are We Flammable Or Fireproof?.)
  • George Jeffreys – “As long as the gospel is preached and there are creatures to receive it, the power to demonstrate the supernatural will remain on earth.” (Quote taken from The Phenomena of Pentecost.)
  • Smith Wigglesworth – “When the power of the Holy Ghost is present, things will happen.” (Quote taken from Faith that Prevails.)
  • F.F. Bosworth – “If you want to know how the Spirit acts now, just read how He did act when He had full possession of the Church. The Book of Acts is a blueprint by which the Holy Spirit wishes to work throughout His dispensation.” (Quote taken from Christ the Healer.)
  • Kathryn Kuhlman – “He’s more real to me than you are.” (Quote taken from Welcome Holy Spirit.)

Here are a couple of quotes that will post soon …

  • B.B. Hankins – The anointing of the Holy Spirit will cause you to see your divine purpose.” (Quote taken from Success in Ministry.)
  • Howard Carter – The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the gateway into the believer’s heritage.(Quote taken from Questions and Answers on Spiritual Gifts.)

Do you like these? Want to read more? I post new Quotes each Monday at www.facebook.com/billyburnsministries. Do yourself a favor. Like the Billy Burns Ministries Facebook page so that you might possibly see (Facebook’s algorithm actually dictates who sees what) the new post each week.

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16 Sep Facebook Billyisms – A Compilation

Knowing that not everyone sees every post published on my Billy Burns Ministries Facebook page, I decided a few weeks ago to share some of its highlights. First, a couple of weeks ago, I shared a few of the Holy Spirit Realities posts that are on the ministry Facebook page each Tuesday. Last week, I shared a few of the Benefits of Praying in Other Tongues posts which appear each Thursday.

This week, I want to share a few of the Billyisms that I have posted over the past few months. 

  • Don’t worry. The clothing of power promised by Jesus comes in your size! (Luke 24:49)
  • Instead of saying an “Amen” when vocalizing your agreement with the preacher next Sunday, affirm what the preacher says with a “Hot Diggity Dog”.
  • I call God’s anointing the “Campbell’s Soup Anointing” because it is “M’m! M’m! Good!”.
  • Exponential church growth happens when God’s exponential power is put on display.
  • The Book of Acts tells of an “explanation-needed” signs and wonders Church. When the Holy Spirit showed His presence, the signs made people wonder.
  • The Gospel is a Show & Tell message.
  • If you think that I am being too emotional in my praise, you evidently don’t know where Jesus brought me from or where I am going!

Do you like these? Want to read more? New Billyisms are published each Wednesday at www.facebook.com/billyburnsministries. Do yourself a favor. Like the Billy Burns Ministries Facebook page so that you might possibly see (Facebook’s algorithm actually dictates who sees what) the new post each week.

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09 Sep The Benefits of Praying in Other Tongues – The List

In last week’s blog post, I shared what I called Holy Spirit Realities Nuggets. This was actually a compilation of a few of the Holy Spirit Realities posts that I have previously shared on Tuesdays on my Billy Burns Ministries Facebook page. I felt compelled to share these because of Facebook’s crazy algorithm which dictates who sees what. I am fairly confident that many of you hadn’t seen these nuggets before.

This week, I want to share another compilation of posts. Every Thursday, I share what I consider to be one of, if not the most important series of posts that I publish on Facebook … Benefits of Praying in Other Tongues. Have you seen these on my ministry page? Probably not. Though just over 800 people have liked this page which indicates that they want to read what I post, Facebook might distribute a particular post to only a few dozen people. Another post might be available for a few hundred to read.

Here is why I am sharing this compilation. The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians that he did not want Christians to be ignorant of spiritual gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:1). In Ephesians, he instructed believers to be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18). He wrote to the Corinthian church to pray in the language of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 14:5). He told the Corinthians to not forbid Christians from praying in other tongues. (1 Corinthians 14:39). Why? Because he recognized that are enormous benefits that come from praying in other tongues.

Below are just a few of the benefits that I have already shared on my Facebook page …

  • Benefit #1 – There is a supernatural strengthening (building up) in our inner man. (Jude 20)
  • Benefit #4 – We open the door to other spiritual gifts. (Acts 19:6)
  • Benefit #10 – We pray divine secrets. (1 Corinthians 14:2, Moffatt Translation)
  • Benefit #12 – We launch a new, fresh conversation with God. (Mark 16:17)

I’ll be extra sweet. Here are a couple of upcoming benefits …

  • Benefit #20 – We disengage from the limited mind and connect with the limitless Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 14:14)
  • Benefit #50 – We give thanksgiving “splendidly”. (1 Corinthians 14:17, Phillips Translation)

Do you like these? Want to read more? New Benefits of Praying in Other Tongues are published each Thursday at www.facebook.com/billyburnsministries. Do yourself a favor. Like the Billy Burns Ministries Facebook page so that you might possibly see (Facebook’s algorithm actually dictates who sees what) the new post each week.

Before I quit typing, let me share this final thought. There might be those reading this post that have never heard a single sermon or teaching about this subject. Let me ask that you not discard this blog post. Rather, I’m asking that you close this post, turn off your computer or smart device and ask your heavenly Father about this gift that He has promised to give every believer. (Luke 11:13; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 2:4, 38-39). If you have any questions, I am just an email away … billy@billyburns.com.

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02 Sep Holy Spirit Realities Nuggets

On my Billy Burns Ministries Facebook page, each and every Tuesday I share one bullet point about the Holy Spirit in a post titled Holy Spirit Realities. Knowing that you possibly haven’t seen these teaching thoughts, I want to share just a few recent Realities nuggets with you.

  • The Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby) is Who is needed, when He is needed, where He is needed, for what is needed.
  • The Holy Spirit is fully aware of where you are presently and has already seen what lies ahead. (John 16:13) It is to our advantage to listen to His voice. (John 16:7)
  • The Holy Spirit loves to share the insider secrets of heaven. (John 16:13)
  • The language of the Holy Spirit bypasses our brain. (1 Corinthians 14:2,14)
  • The Holy Spirit is an extrovert. He loves to make His presence known.
  • The Holy Spirit can take those who others consider to be “unlearned and ignorant” (Acts 4:13) and change them into world changers. That should give you hope!!!
  • The Holy Spirit is the UPS (Unlimited Power Sender) of heaven.

I’ll be extra sweet. Here are a couple of upcoming Realities nuggets …

  • Got memory issues? The Holy Spirit is always on call to prod your memory. (John 14:26)
  • What foolishness we possess when we fail to allow the Helper to help!

Do you like these? Want to read more? New Holy Spirit Realities are published each Tuesday at www.facebook.com/billyburnsministries. Do yourself a favor. Like the Billy Burns Ministries Facebook page so that you might possibly see (Facebook’s  algorithm actually dictates who sees what) the new post each week. And finally, share these Holy Spirit Realities with your friends! Quite often, people read the Realities on my page and then share it on their page for others to enjoy and benefit from the Realities nuggets.

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