Jack Hayford Articles

Jack Hayford: America Is Suffering From a Spiritual Drought

America is suffering from an extended spiritual drought. While the social and moral decay of this hour may grieve us,...
Jack Hayford: The Key to Everything

Jack Hayford: The Key to Everything

Before you read any further, let me tell you directly what the key to everything is: It's giving.To give is to exercise the key to everything. But the key isn't simply to give in an abstract way or with no motivating reason. Nor is the key utilized by means of a...

JACK HAYFORD Explains What Holiness Really Is

JACK HAYFORD Explains What Holiness Really Is

Note: This article originally appeared on charismamag.com in May 2013.As often as the word holy is used by Christians, you'd think that we could all agree on a uniform understanding of its meaning. We read our "Holy" Bibles. We receive "Holy" Communion. We...

The 1 Key for Bouncing Back from a Bad Year

The 1 Key for Bouncing Back from a Bad Year

When you come to the end of any season that's been hard, tough or heartbreaking, it's usually as difficult to conclude as it has been to live. The end of such a time often becomes the start of a soul's long night of restlessness, reliving the struggle and...

How to Effectively Speak Blessings Over Your Children

How to Effectively Speak Blessings Over Your Children

Of all the tools God gave you to raise a child, the most powerful is your tongue. Here’s how to use it for good.

It is perhaps among the most humbling features of God’s ways with humankind that He confers upon us a staggering degree of power (and responsibility) in the capacity of our words to cause things to happen. It is within the broad scope of this remarkable truth that the privilege and power of speaking blessings upon our children come into view.

From the opening words of the Bible, the power of the spoken word is in evidence. In essence, words are not only the means by which creation is made, but they are also the substance—the stuff—of which the tangible realm is shaped. “And God said” appears in the Genesis text; and the next thing, what God said appears in our world.

The power of words is not evident just when God uses them in creating. It is also evident in His ways that teach us how to live within that creation. All the Father’s laws are essentially God’s guidelines for making life “work” in the realm He has created for man’s fruitfulness and fulfillment.

Reassessing God’s Expectations of Our Worship

Reassessing God’s Expectations of Our Worship

What type of worship honors God?" or, to look at the question another way, "After all, theologically speaking, what is it that actually makes worship worshipful to God?"Even though I have practiced, led, studied and preached about worshiping God for over five decades...

Jack Hayford: How to Restore a Fallen Leader

Jack Hayford: How to Restore a Fallen Leader

The discipline of a fallen leader is not a punishment by others. It is a voluntarily accepted state of one who believes the full teaching of the Word about three things: God’s mercy in forgiveness, God’s summons to restoration and the obligation of every spiritual...

Why Stand With Israel Today?

Why Stand With Israel Today?

jackhayford2President Obama’s May 19, 2011 announcement regarding Israel needs to be heard as a trumpet call from God’s Spirit: “Beware – Take Action!”

Our
President’s sadly imperceptive declaration—announcing that any quest
for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians “must begin with a
return to the 1967 borders”—is a naked betrayal of our nation’s historic
and just will to support Israel against antagonists that wish to
destroy her very existence.

Such a proposition is a time bomb with internationally destructive
potential; a tragic commentary on our leader and his aides sidestepping
history to placate war-like political forces that do not seek peace but
rather Israel’s eradication as a people. Neither should it be overlooked
by believers in God’s Word that each step our nation takes in such a
direction is a step toward certain self-destruction.

Out With the Old, in With the New

Jesus used the ancient figure of the
wineskins to warn His hearers against the soul-shrinking thought and
life patters of the traditionalists (see Luke 5:33–39). Not long
ago, I saw how His warning about old wineskins applied to my own
life. a cluster of personal failures brought me face to face with
frightening signs that my once-new wineskins were becoming old and
brittle.

The first incident occurred when I was
ridiculed along with several charismatic friends in a published work
assailing the most visible leaders in this movement. The broadsides
were volleyed by a man I consider a friend, notwithstanding his
anti-charismatic posture.

Live Life ‘In Front of Jesus’

Live Life ‘In Front of Jesus’

I’m often asked, “What is the one thing above all others that is a leader’s priority?” My answer has little to do with personal gifts or professional skill. But it is the thing that will become the foremost reason people will trust and follow you and the reason God...

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