Around the globe, I have taken an unofficial survey. I often ask the attendees, "What does the Holy Spirit do? What makes up the ministry of the Holy Spirit?"I always get great answers such as the Holy Spirit is the gift giver, sanctifier, bears fruit, brings conviction, speaks to us, intercedes through the believer, magnifies Jesus, releases dreams and visions and so much more.But one answer I have never heard from anyone anywhere.The Holy Spirit Listens!One of the ongoing activities of the Holy Spirit is listening and then communicating.More...
In prophetic intercession, the Spirit of God pleads the covenant promises made throughout history to be enacted in our day. This inspired form of intercession is the urge to pray, given by the Holy Spirit, for a situation or circumstance about which you may have little natural knowledge. But you are praying the prayer request that is on the heart of God. As much as any time in history, it is time for believers in Jesus to take up the call to pray what is in the heart of God to be enacted for this generation! How Does Prophetic [...]
I believe we are entering an apostolic era when heavens are going to break wide open over cities. There will be teaching, revelation, expression and experiencing of this on a scale unseen at least since New Testament days, if ever. Homes, families, congregations, parks, hospitals, city halls—all will become "ground zero" for open-heaven manifestations. I have faith for this divine realm to be extended over entire regions for protracted periods of time. From all my years traveling in many nations and helping to light fires in many places, and having interviewed and walked with many "fire starters," I have [...]
Dreams are known as "the sleep language," and since the time of creation God has brought divine revelation to mortal men and women while they are sleeping. Scripture even calls a prophet a "dreamer of dreams" (see Deut. 13:1; Num. 12:6). Many Christians hold the mistaken impression that prophetic dream encounters are reserved for a small, elite group of especially sensitive or gifted people. But this simply is not the case. I can testify personally that God has communicated and ministered to me in amazing ways through dreams. For example, the Lord has used dreams to heal my emotions [...]
Recently, there has been a stirring controversy over the issues of women in ministry and leadership roles. I am rather shocked at some of these views resurfacing and even grabbing our attention as they have. Putting down women and calling out premier leaders such as Beth Moore, Paula White Cain and others is just plain not right. We are each accountable for the light we have. And to be honest, I was once in that narrow camp myself. We are each on a pilgrimage and I have been on mine. Since the recent negative articles and statements have been [...]