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How the Bible Turns a Political Career Into a ‘Full-Time Ministry’

I knew the "pastor" of my church was a shepherd, but I sure missed the verses where God specifically stated that governmental rulers were also ministers. Since I used to believe in a sacred/secular split, there was no way a politician could be a minister in God’s...
3 Scriptural Ways to Battle Fear and Worry

3 Scriptural Ways to Battle Fear and Worry

Fear and worry are an ever-present part of our lives. No matter what religion (if any) you believe in, everyone struggles, on some level with fear and worry. Whether it is generalized worries about life and the future, or a full-blown mental health crisis, fear and...

How Esther’s Life Can Help You Defeat the Giant of Self

How Esther’s Life Can Help You Defeat the Giant of Self

D.L. Moody, the famous evangelist from Chicago, once quipped, “I have more trouble with D.L. Moody than with any other man I have ever met!” Through all of the struggles we have in life, perhaps our biggest struggle is the one with ourselves; that is, with our fallen...

Kingdom Economics: The Need for a Second Pentecost

Kingdom Economics: The Need for a Second Pentecost

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the much awaited August employment report. Before the report’s release, some analysts were arguing that the report would be the most important release for months if not years. After its release, analysts were gleaning the...

Why True Messengers of God Often Pay a Very High Price

Why True Messengers of God Often Pay a Very High Price

A messenger, by definition, is “one who bears a message” (see Merriam-Webster Dictionary). A messenger is also knowns as a forerunner or a herald. A forerunner is “one who goes before.” A herald is “an official messenger bringing news” or “a person or thing viewed as...

Experiencing the Weight of God’s Glory

Experiencing the Weight of God’s Glory

John promised that Jesus would baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire! (Luke 3:16). Jesus continues to pour out the Holy Spirit upon His people all over the world. This includes the fire that comes with the Spirit.  When I was recently in Cuba doing crusades and...

Why Some Pentecostals Doubt Receiving the Holy Spirit

Why Some Pentecostals Doubt Receiving the Holy Spirit

Is speaking in tongues the end of the journey with Christ, or is it the beginning? Is it the goal in life or the means to the goal? Misconceptions about the hallmark doctrine of the Pentecostal Movement have made well-meaning Pentecostals and charismatics doubt their...

8 Reasons for You to Speak in Tongues

8 Reasons for You to Speak in Tongues

If a person were to ask, “Why speak in tongues?” couldn’t we also ask, “Why pray?” The Word of God shows a definite value in praying with an unknown tongue. Jesus tells us that “it is necessary always to pray” (Luke 18:1, MEV). Later, in speaking of prayer, Paul...

Why Does God Want Us to Speak with Tongues?

Why Does God Want Us to Speak with Tongues?

Why speak with tongues? There are many reasons for speaking in a spiritual language. Primarily, though, the Scriptures require it. The apostle Paul commanded us, saying, “Pray in the Spirit always” (Eph. 6:18). Jude commanded it in verse 20, saying, “Pray in the Holy...

Do You Have Dynamic Holy Spirit Power?

Do You Have Dynamic Holy Spirit Power?

If you’ve ever been to church or Sunday school or read the Bible, you’re familiar with the miracles Jesus did while He was on earth. We know that not everything He did is recorded in the Word, but the Gospels make it clear that His ministry included such amazing feats...

6 Secrets to Living a Fruitful Life

6 Secrets to Living a Fruitful Life

On the fifth anniversary of his passing, apostolic ministry leader C. Peter Wagner's final book captures his lifetime's wisdom for living out God's calling on your life. 6 Secrets to Living a Fruitful Life is a rich, substantive guidebook of Wagner's insights to apply...

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