Fire in My Bones Articles

Get Ready, the Next Revival Will Be Very Messy

Many Christians pray for spiritual awakening, and that’s good. But I wonder if we realize how disruptive revival will be when it hits us like a tsunami. If you read accounts of previous revivals, three things become obvious: (1) revival requires a lot of work; (2)...
Deliver Us from the Spirit of Lawlessness

Deliver Us from the Spirit of Lawlessness

Read Time: 4 minutes 36 seconds If you type in the words “Walmart brawl” or “Waffle House fight” on YouTube, you’ll find hundreds of videos of bizarre altercations between angry customers. They are throwing punches, hurling expletives, kicking each other, pulling hair...

6 Reasons Christians Are Afraid of the Holy Spirit

6 Reasons Christians Are Afraid of the Holy Spirit

Read Time: 4 Minutes 25 Seconds When I was filled with the Holy Spirit many years ago, I knew my Southern Baptist mother probably wouldn’t be happy about my Pentecostal experience. She and I shared the same core beliefs in Jesus and salvation, or course. But I knew...

Do You Need a Word from God for 2023?

Do You Need a Word from God for 2023?

Read Time: 3 Minutes 40 Seconds At the beginning of every year, I always spend time in fasting and prayer to seek God for direction. In most cases, He gives me a word that helps me navigate the coming season. Sometimes the word has been as simple as, “Keep running...

Answer These Questions as You Plan for the New Year

Answer These Questions as You Plan for the New Year

One of the deepest truths of Christianity is that our lives are not our own. If you are a believer, your life belongs to Jesus. He is Lord, and you aren’t. Romans 12:1-2 instructs us to present our bodies daily as “a living and a holy sacrifice,” which means we give...

Christmas Was the Ultimate Spiritual Breakthrough

Christmas Was the Ultimate Spiritual Breakthrough

Read Time: 3 Minutes 41 Seconds Have you ever prayed for something for a really long time, with no evidence of an answer? George Mueller, a British man who fed hundreds of orphans in the 1800s, prayed every day for the salvation of five men. The first man was...

Shining the Light of Jesus in Hollywood’s Darkness

Shining the Light of Jesus in Hollywood’s Darkness

Read Time: 3 Minutes 37 Seconds Most made-for-TV Christmas movies are like eggnog and sugar cookies—way too sweet, yet extremely addictive for a lot of viewers. But these Hallmark-style movies—the ones with predictable love stories that always end with jingling bells...

Don’t Say You Love God If You Don’t Love People

Don’t Say You Love God If You Don’t Love People

Read Time: 3 Minutes 29 Seconds Everywhere I go I hear Christians bashing the church and complaining that they can’t attend a certain local fellowship. We’ve become experts at nitpicking. We are quick to judge and condemn. Church dropouts today have a long list of...

‘Deliver Us from Evil’: A Prayer for America

‘Deliver Us from Evil’: A Prayer for America

Read Time: 3 Minutes 52 Seconds Politicians on both sides of the spectrum are guilty of twisting words to manipulate the national conversation. We saw this during the recent mid-term election campaigns. Words have been weaponized to smear those who disagree with...

All the Pastors I Admire Share These Qualities

All the Pastors I Admire Share These Qualities

Read Time: 4 Minutes 31 Seconds I’ve never been a member of Pastor Ed Russo’s church in Wesley Chapel, Florida, but I’ve watched his ministry for years, and he has become a trusted mentor. While I was visiting him this week, my appreciation for him grew as I observed...

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