Being a Word and Spirit People

“When the Word and Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen.” Smith Wigglesworth I want to be a man that is living grounded fully in the Word and led completely by the Spirit. There is a tension that is created when you want to be […]

Freedom from Oppression

Have you ever had a desire to nurse a grudge against someone? Have you found yourself strategically avoiding certain people? Have you ever found yourself having a conversation with someone in your head to settle a score with them? Unforgiveness is an extremely tempting way that the enemy binds up many Christian. Choosing not to forgive those that hurt you […]

The Tale of Two Fathers

One of the questions that I most frequently asked is, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” “If God is so good, why is there so much evil all around?” This vein of question always intrigues me how quickly the Lord gets accused for what Satan is doing. These questions also seem to infer that a human being can […]

Spectator or Participator?

I love the power of a good question. I believe the Lord uses questions to continue to grow and mature us. A wonderful question popped into my mind this week. The question was, “Am I living this life as a participator or a spectator?” It is very easy to sit back and watch life pass us by but our relationship […]

Prayer That Breaks Through

  Prayer is a powerful, and sometimes, dangerous exercise to engage in. Many of you have attended a Freedom Immersion and can attest to the transforming reality of your prayer time. I have been on the receiving end of many of those times but I also reflect fondly on another time. I remember when our three boys were young and […]

Restoration Life Lessons

I recently traveled to do some ministry with a group of influential leaders in their respective fields. They are men from a variety of walks of life and backgrounds. The common theme they all share is a genuine desire to be more like Jesus. We spent a good part of our time in prayer over each man and following the […]

Prayer That Destroys Fear

Do you find yourself needing a renewal in your life? Has your relationship with Jesus been in a spot of a slow decaying process? One of the biggest temperature gauges of our need for renewal is our prayer lives. Our prayer lives tend to reflect where our relationship with the Lord is. It’s like looking into a mirror and seeing […]

Renewal of the Heart

  We live in a culture that is fascinated with renewal. Consider how many “skin renewal” products are on the market and the number of new skin renewal innovations that come out regularly. For a manlier example, consider the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions that bring older renewed vehicles to sell. Many of which sell for a pretty high price. If […]

Back to the Manger

Back to the Manger I heard a story recently about a mother who was running furiously from store to store on Christmas Eve to get those last-minute gifts. Suddenly, she realizes she had lost track of her little three-year-old son. In a panic, she retraced her steps and found her little guy with his nose pressed up against a frosty […]

Searching for Purpose

One of life’s most significant questions is, “Why am I here?” Every person on this planet has been made in the image of God and placed within each person is a longing to fulfill their purpose in life. We know that the Lord has plans for every one of our lives and a designed call to fulfill in this short […]