I often jokingly refer to myself as a recovering perfectionist. If you are anything like me, you have making mistakes, missing the mark, or otherwise dropping the ball. If you are anything like me, you are too hard on yourself when you do. In today's Mornings With the Holy Spirit prayer calls, we prayed against all those negative whispers from the enemy and misconceptions in our souls. We shook off the disappointment! Click the headline to acess today's prayer call.
Many of us have been maligned, robbed from, cheated, lied about, persecuted or otherwise treated unjustly. We must remember we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. We must also remember the parable of the widow and the unjust judge in Luke 18. In this Mornings With the Holy Spirit prayer call, we cried out for justice! Click the headline to listen to this powerful call!
I have often wondered why atheists get so mad when we pray to a God they don't believe exists. Could it be possible that they are concerned God really will hear and answer our prayers. Gov. Bobby Jindal was verbally crucified for holding a prayer rally called The Repsonse in Baton Rouge recently. I was there and I can tell you I've never seen more unity and diversity. It was awesome, even if the protesters didn't undertsand. Click the headline to listen to this week's radio broadcast with me and Pastor Greg Young in which we discuss these and other issues.
America is a nation in crisis but that doesn't mean God is done with America. Now is the time to cry out to Him like never before for a spirtiual awakening in the nation--and in the nations of the earth. In this week's Chosen Generation radio broadcast, Pastor Greg Young and I talked about the good, bad and ugly and encouraged our listeners to hold fast to hope and pray without ceasing. Click the headline to access the audio.
Earlier this year, I released a prophetic word for 2015: It's the year of new beginnings. I believe 2015 is a year of new beginnings and that means birthings.
Some of you, though, need a little more encouragement. In my book, Mornings With the Holy Spirit: Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God, I have shared with the world prophetic words the Holy Spirit has spoken to my heart over the years during times of prayer, worship and just everyday living.
I believe the following six utterances, along with scriptural references and prayer starters, can help you press into your new beginning. I hope they encourage you as much as they did me. If you need more encouragement, join my Mornings With the Holy Spirit Prayer calls Monday through Friday at 6 AM EST.
We could all use a greater revelation of the love of God. On this morning's call, I sensed that some people can't receive the love of God because they feel unworthy, condemened, or that there is offense and unforgiveness clogging the flow. We prayed fervently for a deeper revelation of the Father's heart and pressed into push back anything that hinders love.
While writing The Next God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening, I traveled to many cities to witness pockets of revival breaking out.
What the Holy Spirit showed me is there are many expressions of revival. Of course, they are all marked by a fervent hunger for the presence of God. One expression of revival is manifesting in Bristol, Virginia.
What started as a three-hour service with Ryan LeStrange and Jeremiah Johnson has turned into a genuine outpouring at Impact International Church there.
It all started when Johnson, pastor at Heart of the Father Ministry in Lakeland, Florida, released a prophetic word about an appointed season of transformation and revival opening up in the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee and Virginia.
"The atmosphere shifted and it became clear that this was not an ordinary meeting," says LeStrange, founder of Impact International Ministries in Bristol. "There has been a tangible move of purity and fire sweeping the nightly services."
George Perdikis was a founding member of the Christian rock band Newsboys. George Perdikis was a founding member of the Christian rock band Newsboys. (George Perdikis/YouTube)
The Newsboys is one of the most popular Christian bands ever—most recently reminding fans why with the hit theme song for the movie God's Not Dead that tackles atheism head on. That's one more reason why it's so disturbing that one of its co-founders, George Perdikis, has renounced Christ and embraced a godless worldview.
"I'm now an atheist," Perdikis wrote in guest post on the "Friendly Atheist's Patheos blog.
"I always felt uncomfortable with the strict rules imposed by Christianity. All I wanted to do was create and play rock and roll... and yet most of the attention I received was focused on how well I maintained the impossible standards of religion. I wanted my life to be measured by my music, not by my ability to resist temptation."
So many people feel that God does not care about their every day lives or that He's mad at you. Some are mad at God and blame God when thing don't turn out as planned. In today's Mornings With the Holy Spirit prayer call, we asked God to order our steps as we walk in faith, and we came against the lies of the enemy that comes to steal our faith, kill our dreams, destroy our perception of God as a loving faither. Cilck the headline to access today's call.
When it comes to spiritual warfare, much of the battle really is in the mind. In this FREE telephone equipping seminar, Becca Greenwood and Jennifer LeClaire will discuss how Satan traps us in lies and false perceptions and shows readers how to partner with God, enter into worship, and embrace their kingdom identities to gain victory and freedom. Click the headline to access a recording of the seminar.