Category Archives: spiritual awakening

Religion is predictable. The Holy Spirit is unpredictable.

As a Pharisee, Nicodemus preferred predictable, programmed, and rigid religion, but Jesus told him that God’s Spirit is unpredictable like the wind. (See John chapter three.) Religiously satisfying the flesh (our human desires and our need to look good before … Continue reading

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Jesus first! (Avoid “Christian factionalism.”)

When Christ-followers allow human opinions, policies, ideas, or governments to divide them and make them hostile toward each other, they abandon the unity of the Spirit. The result is Christian factionalism. Human authority systems are unredeemable because they are operated … Continue reading

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My heart continually cries out for REVIVAL!!!

The way of spiritual awakening is much simpler that we imagine. When Christ-followers humbly gather to expect and experience direct revelation and individual response — to receive the inner prompting of the Holy Spirit and to outwardly proclaim and do … Continue reading

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Actuation makes the risen Jesus real (to you)

got actuation? When you actuate Jesus, His water park breaks out inside you: “Rivers of living water will flow from within,” “A spring of water welling up to eternal life,” “Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in … Continue reading

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Wake up and stay awake

Physically the human body requires sleep. However, the human spirit, once awakened by the living Jesus and born again as a new creature in Christ needs no sleep. Its source of life and power isn’t human biology or physical energy, … Continue reading

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Lay it on the line!

How can we let God change us if we won’t even let Him change the church program? Take a risk like the chicken who went halfway across the road to lay it on the line. Lay your all on the line … Continue reading

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When sermon-hearers aren’t allowed to make a peep, they easily fall asleep

When people fall asleep in church, instead of asking what church is doing to bore people, we make jokes about it. Church too often gives people this message: “If you don’t like the Sunday morning rap, you can always take … Continue reading

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A background TV in a restaurant?

Listen. The most important things ever said to you are said by your conscience and by the Holy Spirit. Too often we treat the Holy Spirit like a background TV in a restaurant. We ignore Him and order what we want. The … Continue reading

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The worst condition for a human being

To think we’re right with God if we’re not is the worst state we can be in. We need God to show us where we’re not right with Him. How can we live right if we won’t let God show us … Continue reading

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Dear Salvation Army: We need God’s fire more than ever!

Back in the day when The Salvation Army was young and was spreading the power, love, and presence of the living God around the world, General William Booth wrote a song that passionately cried out for God to send His … Continue reading

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