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Four Different Views regarding the Church and Cultural Mountains

For close to 20 years, the Body of Christ has made great advances regarding the call of believers to influence every mountain of culture for Christ for societal reformation (cultural mountains such as religion, family, education, politics, media, arts/entertainment, economics and more). For too long the local church has functioned as a straight-jacket, limiting the…

Are Hurricanes and Natural Disasters God’s Judgment?

As of this writing, Hurricane Irma is barreling through the Florida Keys, on its way towards the city of Tampa. Just a few weeks prior, Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston, Texas – then called perhaps the greatest natural disaster in our nation’s history with billions of dollars in damage and hundreds of thousands…

10 Ways Word of Faith Movement Went Wrong

As a product of the Word of Faith movement in the early 1980s, I will forever be indebted to the books and teachings of Kenneth Hagin Sr., Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, T.L. Osborn and the like. These were holy men of integrity who turned the world upside down with their faith and teaching. I…

Eight Ways We Can Represent God in this World

The greatest privilege believers have this side of heaven is our calling to represent God to this world. The following are some of the criteria the Bible lays out regarding this: 1. We are called to speak the oracles of God The apostle Paul said that he was called to manifest the word of God…

Signs You Are Under the (Unhealthy) Control of Another Person

As a pastor I have studied human nature for more than three decades and have come to the conclusion that some people are actually under the control of other people. It is almost like a spell (or witchcraft to be precise)! Whether it is a wife who stays in an abusive relationship with her husband…

Why Pain Comes before Promotion

In my 33+ years as a Christian leader, I noticed most of my emotional and spiritual growth have come during times of intense pain and challenges to my leadership. While most of us would love to grow merely from the accumulation of information, the truth is that we need to experience revelation in order for…

12 Contrasts Between Apostolic Movements and Denominations

The following is an excerpt from my book entitled “An Anthology Of Essays On The Apostolic.” These generalizations may or may not be true for particular denominations and apostolic movements: I. Apostolic Movements vs. Denominations 1. An apostolic movement is usually led by one strong visionary/A denomination is usually directed by a board. 2. An…

Ten Ways to Detect the Broken Places in Our Souls

All of us have numerous areas in our lives that are broken and out of place. This is the result of a chain reaction through multiple generations due to the sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve. Although all human beings have been confronted with the guilt of their own sin (whether they have…

Why Some Believers Experience More Spiritual Warfare than Others

There are some believers who falsely believe that if they have a lot of faith they will not undergo any suffering, severe tests or satanic attacks. Nothing could be further from the truth! Actually, the opposite is true. For example, in the Book of Job chapters 1 and 2, God actually asks Satan if he…

Seven Reasons Why an Ethnic-focused Gospel can be Demonic

To start this article — I will say up front that God is not colored blind and neither should we be. God created humankind as a beautiful mosaic of colors, personalities, and various cultures (replete with divergent modes of dress, food, currency, ways of living and perceptual values). However, not everything in every culture is…