The statistics are alarming regarding the 1,500 North American pastors who are leaving the ministry each month for several reasons. This informative teaching will encourage and challenge you to "lift up the arms" of your pastors and leaders through prayer.
As Christians, it is imperative that we maintain a spirit of uncondtional forgiveness in an era of widespread offense, strife and hatred. This teaching will bring scriptural understanding to various questions surrounding our responsibility and requirement to forgive those who have hurt us unjustly even as Christ forgave us.
The Bible teaches us that there are times when we must "pray through" for our "break through"! God's delays are not God's denials. He tests our faith to see if we will persist in prayer until the answer comes!
The one vital thing that the enemy is after in these last days is your confidence in God. Be assured that as you maintain your faith and hold fast to your confession of what you are expecting God to do, He will do it again!
The spirit of Jezebel is active in the church today, sowing seeds of rebellion, manipulation, division, confusion, suspicion and intimidation. Endless discussion is not the answer to defeat it- this controlling spirit is defeated through the authority of God's Word and prayer.
In spite of your failures and struggles, you are the presence of God wherever you go and whoever you are with. His Spirit dwells in you, and His voice speaks through you, His hands touch through you, His heart heals through you. You are the presence of God!
If you feel unworthy to pray, inadequate to serve in the church or unqualifed to be used by God, you are in good company with Moses, Jeremiah, Rahab and many other Bible characters who God used mightily in their weakness. God qualifies those who trust in Him!
Many Christians who love the Lord and are trusting Him through an obedient life are perplexed today concerning why they are going through such difficult and unexplainable trials. The book of Job helps give the answer.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Our words will either build up, strengthen, encourage, guide, set free and minister to others, or they will wound, tear down, deceive and destroy them. That is the power of our words!
When we have waited for so long for God's promise to come to pass, our hearts cry out, "There's got to be more than this!". This is not a prayer of unbelief or doubt, but rather an earnest desperation to see His will accomplished in our life and our destiny being fulfilled.
There are ministers of the Gospel today with a reputation of being "false prophets". This is a serious indictment and must be weighed by the Word of God and Holy Spirit discernment. Because a man or woman of God fails or becomes misled does not make them a "false prophet". While Jesus gave warning of deception in the "last days", we must be careful not to place that label on anyone too rashly. There are some spiritual leaders in the Body of Christ that we must leave to God's perfect judgement.
The Bible gives many strong warnings regarding the sin of doublemindedness in the life of the believer. Doubleminded christians are unstable in all of their ways and they will receive nothing from the Lord. Faith is the cure for doublemindedness!
Our son, Michael Jr.recently preached this challenging message to our congregation. As we approach a brand new year, it is imperative for our overall success to view our circumstances in 2019 through the frame of God's "big picture" for our lives and not our own limited perspective. We begin by using what we have and God will bring the desired increase!
The Church is now in the time of a great falling away as prophesied in God's Word. As we approach an uncertain new year, the message of the Holy Spirit to the people of God is to "stay the course" and move forward in full confidence that God is directing our steps and will faithfully provide for every need! The true church will remain steadfast and unmoveable in 2019!
God knows that in our human weakness, we cannot accomplish His will in our lives apart from supernatural strength. Discouragement will always cripple us from going forward and the journey will be too great for us. Our hardest trial will always follow our greatest victory! But God will strengthen you on your journey of obedience.
The Trinity consists of God, the Father, God, the Son and God, the Holy Spirit. Each have their own separate functions in the Godhead while remaining one God, each worthy of our worship. The various roles of the Holy Spirit is to assist us in our Christian life as our Helper!
God always reveals His manifest presence to the praying, seeking church that is hungry for a greater filling of His glory and power. As He manifested His presence to the Early Church in the book of Acts, so shall He do it again today!
In Stage 3 of God's will for your life, you move from determining His will to actually putting it into action by stepping out to into the fulness of your destiny! It is here that you find your greatest joy, peace, provision, safety, blessing, fulfillment and oneness with Father God!
As God begins to unfold His will more perfectly, we move into stage 2 of determining His destiny for our lives. At this point, we become accountable to the revelation that He reveals concerning accomplishing His will. We now know exactly what our role is in the Kingdom in stage 2.
The No. 1 question asked by all believers in Christ is, "What is God's will for my life?". The good news is the answer is not complicated- He is not hiding your destiny from you. God's will for you is revealed through 3 stages- 1) Discovering His will, 2) Determining His will, 3) Doing His will.
Every human on planet Earth has been given by God the same exact amount of time- 86,000 seconds per day, no more and no less. The issue that we face is not needing more time, but rather what are we doing with the time we have.
If anyone understands what you are going through, it is Jesus. The Bible tells us that He was tempted in every point such as we are. As the Son of man, Jesus experienced the same human struggles and trials that we endure from day to day. He truly understands!
Honour is a Christian virtue that is sadly lacking today among God's people. There is a tremendous blessing in giving honour, one to another. The secret to honour is found in humility. Sow humility and you will reap honour!
God would rather bless a city than judge it. He spared the wicked city of Ninevah because of the preaching of Jonah. God still look for men and women to stand in the gap for their cities so that He will not destroy the land. Yes, a day of judgment is coming to the cities of the world, but that day is not today. Don't curse your city, bless it and stand in the gap through mercy and prayer!
Many seeker friendly churches today are resorting to worldly methods in a vain attempt to win the world. The Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of conviction will not partner with an unholy spirit. The plain preaching of the Word along with true, anointed worship is sufficient to save a soul that is seeking truth.
It's time for the North American Church to be walking in a more potent level of faith in the Holy Ghost. Natural faith can be easily explained away, but faith that is supernatural can only be attributed to the anointing of God overflowing through His people that have been endued with power from on high!
What do we do as believers when we are praying for our healing and there is no answer? How long do we continue to pray? Until the answer comes or until God says "no". Will God actually deny us of healing? Yes, if it will further His eternal purpose for our good.
Divine healing has always been a controversial matter among christians with extremes on both sides of the issue. Why do some get healed while others do not? Lack of faith? Unrepentant sin? Unhealthy lifestyle? God's will? Possibly, but not always! In part 1 of this vital message, we will consider the scriptural requirement of faith regarding healing- physically, spiritually and mentally.
The greatest display of christian character in the life of a believer is staying at it, no matter what may come! Charisma, eloquence, dynamic gifts and talents are nothing without the intentional attitude of steadfastness!
Our financial freedom and debt release in 2018 comes with the condition of trusting and obeying God's Word in all aspects of our spiritual and practical life. Your financial success is tied to your faithful keeping of the Word!
God delights in the prosperity of His children! We are called to be givers as a reflection on earth of God's giving nature. It is not His will for His people to be burdened down with a load of debt or financial lack. God has ordained us to thrive and to be debt-free as we seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness in 2018!
As we approach a brand new year with its certain challenges and unknowns, make sure that you have made Jesus not only your Savior, but your Lord! Enter into 2018, with great anticipation, fully surrendered for Jesus to have His way in your ministry, your marriage, your family, your business and your finances.
Many Christians today are living lives of stress, confusion, doublemindedness, and disorder. This message identifies seven areas in the believer's life that need to be prioritized for God to bless them.
God still speaks through dreams today with warnings to heed for our own good and safety. In this broadcast, Pastor Mike shares a recent dream from the Lord and its interpretation concerning warnings to Christians.
We are living in a prophesied day when men are calling evil good, and good evil. The post modern ideology of the Church world has strayed far from the eternal truth of God's Word. What was morally and scripturally wrong 2000 years ago is still wrong today in spite of our new standards of liberty and morality.
A fearful day is quickly approaching for all who reject the mercy of God through Jesus Christ. That dreadful day is called "the Day of the Lord" in the Bible. The time when God's holy wrath will be executed on the earth to punish the wicked who, in spite of the warning, refuse to repent of their sin.
It is high time for today's Christians to get back to their prayer closets and churches to reinforce the corporate prayer meeting if we are going to see a much needed last days revival in this desperate generation.
God has always had His alert watchman in the church to sound the warning of an approaching enemy. Many Christians today have been lulled to sleep because their compromising pastors are no longer blowing the trumpet of God’s Word to prepare them for these days of great deception that has infiltrated the Church. Jesus warned of that very thing in Matthew 24, that many false prophets would arise and lead many astray. It is only the bold truth spoken in love that can deliver from darkness and keep believers free. Pastors, preach the word!
Witchcraft is predominant in society today but there is another form of witchcraft that is not easily identifiable for it disguises itself as liberty, but in reality, it is the spirit of rebellion against spiritual authority. This spirit has been unleashed in these last days and it is infecting the church. One of the main indicators of this spirit of rebellion is a rejection of truth from God's Word. This is the hour for the Church to come out of hiding and be bold in the battle!
Prayer works on the biblical priniciple of unity in truth and in the faith of two or three christians praying together in Jesus' name and in one accord, believing for the answer. It is there that God commands the blessing!
This clear teaching of scriptural fasting brings the simple truth that this spiritual discipline is a requirement and not an option for the believer in Christ. Fasting provides power over sin and demonic strongholds and secures great answers to prayer!
This is a frightening subject that we prefer to avoid or somehow make it less serious than it is, however, the truth is right there in Scripture and it must be acknowledged as truth. This is the one and only sin that can never be forgiven, and so we must be warned and informed.
There is no limit to what God will do through you when your heart is pure and your motives are right with a righteous desire to be a blessing to the needy people around you! God will increase your territory as you pray in faith and humility for increase!
This broadcast exposes error in much deliverance teaching today revolving around Generational Curses. Believers are free from the hurting memories of the past by understanding and living in the Word of God! He whom the Son sets free is free indeed!