The Power of a Prophetic Word

What turned the woman at the well in John, Chapter 4 from a prostitute and an unbeliever to an evangelist that helped bring salvation to those who were living in her town? A simple prophetic word or revelation received from the Father and spoken by Jesus. He knew things about her life that He could not have known having just met her. He received a revelation from the Father about her current and past living situation (a Word of Knowledge) and as He spoke it out it changed her. It was that powerful. It always is.

Jesus did not know this woman. He had never met her before as He had never travelled this area before. What He knew He knew by revelation. As John puts it in His Gospel, “He did not need man’s testimony about man, for He knew what was in a man.” (John 2:25 NIV)

What is it that turns a sinner into a soul-winner in a matter of a few minutes? It is Jesus’ use of the revelatory gifts of prophecy and a Word of Knowledge. Yes, there were other factors as well:
1> He was willing to ignore the cultural prejudice of talking to the opposite sex in public places like a well.
2> He ignored the bann on Jews talking with Samaritans
3> He spoke to her in a way that was relevant to her life and where she was at during this time in her life
4> He did not answer questions she was not asking.
The list could go on-and-on (see the resource section – The Jesus Style – Parts One and Two on the 12 principles of supernatural evangelism as found in John 4’s encounter between Jesus and this woman.)

The point: The thing that catches her attention and indeed arrests her heart is that Jesus speaks prophetically “everything I ever did.”

Today, if you want to effectively win the lost you must do the same. This means you need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8 and Acts 2:1-5) and learn to flow in the revelatory gifts that come with the Baptism and accompany the power to witness. These gifts, listed in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, can help you to do what Jesus did which is exactly what He said He requires of you (John 14:12).

Jesus never did get that drink of water.

12 Principles of Supernatural Harvesting – Part Two

We were looking at the 12 principles of supernatural harvesting (of souls) as we evangelize using the gifts of the Holy Spirit received when we were baptized in the Holy Spirit

We can use many of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to touch the lives of others so as to present the Gospel of the Kingdom to them…

The main ones will be: Read more

Worldwide God Is Speaking – Part Six

In this, the last of six postings on what God is up to today in the Kingdom and in His world – and thus what the emphasis of the Church must be today we are going to briefly look at “getting up and moving out”. It is time to step up and step out.

So far we have seen that He is emphasizing:
1> Intimacy with Him
2> The Kingdom of God
3> Multiplying by making disciples and planting churches
4> Apostles and Prophets
5> The disciplship process
And, today – Step up and step out and watch God…

Mark 16:20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.

As we step up and step out – obeying and doing as He has commanded His Church – His people to do…
He will show up and show off
You will see true signs and wonders

The word “demonstrate” here is a special word used only once in the New Testament. It mans to put God on public display or to exhibit God. God wants to show up and show off through you…

Often we sit and wait for God when, in reality, He is waiting for us to obey His last command to “go into all the world…” As we obey and go then He promises to show up and show off. Matthew 28:20 states, “…and I am with you even to the end of the age.” If we will go and tell others about Jesus – stepping out in faith – He will show up and show off. He will back up our words and the Gospel with miracles, signs and wonders. But, we must take the first step and obey what He has commanded us to do. It is time to mobilize.

Be Devoted to One Another

The Bible states, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly (Christian) love.” Romans 12:10

The Family of God

Being a part of a family is something with which most people can identify. This is why Paul wrote what he did in Romans 12:10. With the exhortation to “be devoted to one another in brotherly love,” he introduced the Roman Christians (and us) to another analogy to illustrate the functioning church.

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Five-Fold Ministry Today

“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the Body of Messiah may be built up until we reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Messiah.” (Ephesians 4:11-13) Read more

Christians Targeted in Sudan’s ‘Ethnic Cleansing’


The “ethnic cleansing” that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has undertaken against black Africans in the Nuba Mountains is also aimed at ridding the area of Christianity, according to humanitarian workers.

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Join the New Move of the Spirit

Young Kazaks are being trained in their nation to walk in the supernatural and to see the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear, and the dead raised. They are part of a major move of God happening everywhere hearts are open to what God is doing, loyal to Him, and hungry for more. This group of young Kazak men and women were part of a training night where they learned how to minister in the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. Every trip I make into this nation they open their arms and invite me to minister to them – equipping them to do the work of the ministry. Already they have planted several churches and reached many for Jesus.

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The Radiant Church

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.   – Matthew 5:14

Read Psalm 48 lately? It is one of my favorites. It is about the splendor and influence of Zion, the City of God. I read it as a forecast not just of the consummated kingdom but as a blueprint for the Church, God’s living witness to the kingdom on earth.

What does Psalm 48 tells us the Church should do and be like? Good question. Here are some of the things I came up with (read the psalm yourself and see if you don’t agree) . Read more

Three Translations

There are three ways to translate the Bible. You can translate it with:

  1. your mind
  2. your heart
  3. your life.

I think a lot of us settle for the mental translation. But the end result is information. And what happens is this: we learn more, do less, and think we’re growing spiritually.

But not if that’s the only translation.

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Worldwide God Is Speaking – Part Five

God is setting the agenda for His Church in this season we have entered in the Church age. We have been looking at the things that He is emphasizing and focusing on. It is my hope that as we begin to understand what He is doing that we will lay aside our agenda and become seriously involved with seeing His will done on earth as it is in Heaven.

The fourth emphasis right now for His people is the call or mandate on the Church to seek and save the lost. This is not new as it was and is the main call on the church – to be apostolic (sending out) and prophetic (supernatural gifts functioning) to touch the lost with the love of God as found only in Jesus. And, of course, to share the Gospel of the Kingdom (see the four blogs posted before this one in the series).

Luke 19:10 sets out Jesus’ mandate. It states, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

Matthew 28:18-19a sees Jesus giving that mandate to His Church – “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…'”

Fairly straight forward – we have a job to do and Jesus is now asking His Church to become involved with what He is doing for He continues to seek and save the lost through those who declare Him to be Lord.

As we seek and save the lost we have a second part to that call – We are called to make disciples – not converts or believers or church attendees.

Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations

This includes four levels after being born again through repentance:

Disciple – teaching all that is needed for baby to grow into maturity and who you are in Christ

Train – in the doctrines of the church (10 basic ones)

Equip – in the supernatural gifts and callings

Mentoring – tucked under the wing of a mature leader integrating practical ministry and life into one healthy whole

This is a lifestyle and will take a life time of work to fulfill for each one of us. However, this is what Jesus wants us focused on and I can see nowhere in the Bible where He gives His disciples a choice as to whether they will connect to this cause or not. As disciples of the Lord we are called to be fishers of men and if we are not fishing then we are not following.

It is time to take a good look at your life and the life of the church that you attend and make whatever adjustments are needed to focus on fulfilling His call and to become involved in what He is doing today.