Hope is dangerous. Where there is hope there is genuine risk. It's this risk that keeps many from actually pursuing God for a ministry of healing; and it's this hope that, if deferred, can make healing ministry so painful. The Price of Conviction Scripture convinces me that it is always God's will to heal. Jesus … Continue reading What to Do When Healing Isn’t Happening
I've seen a surprising amount of criticism directed at Bethel Church for their decision to petition Jesus for the resurrection of a dead baby girl. One prominent minister calling it a "charade," (It's hard to understand how it could be a charade since that term implies deception.) others criticizing the prayer campaign as being embarrassing … Continue reading How Would Jesus Feel About #WakeupOlive?
"Why can't I hear God's voice?" People ask me this a lot. I have compassion for people who struggle to hear the voice of God because I used to be there. The reality is God is speaking to you and wants you to be able to hear His voice more than you do. God gave … Continue reading 5 Reasons You May Not Be Hearing God’s Voice
[EDIT 11/17/2020 : This blog was published on May 20th, 2019. I have updated it to fix one factual error. (In the previous version of this post I claimed that Jeremiah was killed for his prophetic witness.) I also hedged in the introduction. I said that I was not necessarily talking about the upcoming presidential … Continue reading Prophetic Word 2019: There is a Power Shift on the Horizon.
For some, prophetic ministry has been a major source of confusion, consternation, and chaos. It can be difficult to discern what is genuine and what is non-sense, and because of the difficulties inherent to the prophetic, some have set it aside altogether. Has someone ever given you a prophetic word or shared a story about … Continue reading How to Discern and Operate in Genuine Prophetic Ministry.
In recent days, you've doubtless seen several articles and videos addressing the Christchurch shooter. Much of the discussion is focused on one thing: "Who do we blame?" I've seen articles from every side of the political and religious spectrum saying the shooter was a rightwing extremist, a leftwing extremist, a Christian, an atheist, a supporter … Continue reading The Christchurch Terrorist and The Tactics of Satan
Prayer seems to be a forgotten art in the lives of many Christians. All too often, Church prayer meetings go unattended or abandoned altogether and prayer closets are filled with cobwebs. What happened to prayer? I think I may have put my finger on what caused the flame to dwindle on the altar of prayer, and how we can reignite the fire.
I recently had a particularly negative experience trying to share the Gospel. I saw a man with a walker in a parking lot. I stopped my car and approached him. I introduced myself and asked if I could pray for him. "No," came the gentleman's reply, "get the h*** out of here!" Not to be … Continue reading When Sharing the Gospel Goes Very Poorly
Ask ten people what faith is, and you're likely to get ten different responses. It's important to know what faith entails because apparently you can't please God without it. (See Hebrews 11:6.) Faith is essential for receiving salvation and for the miraculous to be active in our lives. So what are we talking about when … Continue reading What is Faith and How Do We Grow in It?
Photo by Max Wolfs on Unsplash I have really good news; God is speaking to you and wants you to hear His voice. Prophetic gifts are not something a select few special people are born with. The Bible commands us to earnestly desire spiritual gifts, especially prophecy. (See 1 Corinthians 14:1.) If the Bible tells us that spiritual … Continue reading 3 Easy Steps to Develop Your Spiritual Ear