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Church should be windy!

Church needs to be windy — overflowing with the blowing of God’s Spirit. The stale air of this world needs to be refreshed by the windy city of God. Hierarchy and institutionalism take the wind out of the body of … Continue reading

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Jesus was glorified by interruptions!

Many of Jesus’ teachings, healings, and miracles were in response to interruptions. Perhaps by shutting down interruptions churches shut down Jesus. Roof altering (miracle manifesting) interruptions? (See Luke 5:17-26.) History shows that an eruption of revival and spiritual awakening will … Continue reading

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Jesus’ calling on first century Christ-followers

Understanding the calling on the first century Christ-followers, who Paul wrote letters to depends on understanding the Greek word that is translated as church. That word is ekklesia. There were two ekklesias in each of the Greek cities that Paul … Continue reading

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Spiritual hunger — it cries out for more of God

You can’t satisfy spiritual hunger with physical stuff, constant activity, meaningless distractions, or mind altering substances. If you aren’t spiritually hungry, you may be full of worldly distractions. Spiritual hunger isn’t satisfied to hear a talk on the gifts or … Continue reading

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Go beyond religious explanations & begin to enjoy Jesus!

Christ can be explained to the mind, but to daily experience Him requires a surrendered and obedient heart. A closed heart has little perception of God’s glorious light. It is a deception to believe that you can’t be deceived. Scholasticism … Continue reading

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Internal Christianity spontaneously flows . . .

There’s nothing like internal Christianity that spontaneously flows from the heart with rivers of love, joy, and peace! “The Spirit bears witness with our spirit.” God’s Spirit speaks intuitively within us. Listen! Directional confusion: Jesus said that the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Holy Spirit’s gifts, not the preacher

Perhaps gifts of the Spirit aren’t seen much in church because they’re considered a threat to the pastor’s control. Instead of saying, “Listen to and focus on me,” perhaps ministers should be saying, “Listen to and focus on Jesus.” Revival … Continue reading

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Actively hearing God’s voice — His comments inside you

Sometimes a comment will flash out of nowhere into your mind’s sky and the words will flame in your heart. That’s God’s voice! Sermon hearing trains Christians to be passive. Now some preachers are telling people that grace means it’s … Continue reading

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A meeting of Jesus’ people should be like a mighty waterfall

The “gifts of the Spirit” are really “flows” of the Spirt–not handed to you externally, but flowing from within you. (John 7:38) You can’t grow strong in Christ if you have given a no-go to the Spirit’s inner flow. Jesus said; … Continue reading

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Thoughts about talking in tongues

Speaking in tongues releases the living flow of the Holy Spirit surging through your heart and out of your lips There’s nothing like it! The mind tends to limit God, but speaking in tongues lets Him freely flow from deep … Continue reading

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