Good news! We just signed a worldwide distribution deal with FilmWorks Entertainment for the movie “3 Blind Saints.” Plus, Dave Ramsey, the national radio host who has helped so many people with his financial wisdom, has added his endorsement to the film as “a movie that whole family can watch.”
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Want to help people? Want to see the lame healed? The best thing you can do to reach them is to throw off every hindrance in your life and start running for God.
In Hebrews 12, Paul encourages us to throw off everything that hinders, everything that’s slowing us down in the race for God’s glory.
Are you hindered by fear? Rebellion? Pride? Or is your hindrance the internet or entertainment? The Bible tells you to throw it off. Make a decision to be free of these things that are weighing on your life and RUN!
Bottom line for this new era? Give me Jesus. You can have your stately meetings and your places of importance. For me, I want Jesus. I want his approval over the approval of man.
That’s what this life is all about. The battle we’re engaged in is a battle of LOYALTY. Who will you give your loyalty to?
Elijah literally went to battle against the gods of the age on Mount Carmel. He took a bold stand for the Lord – and as he did, it empowered the people to respond to God. “Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so the people will know YOU ARE GOD.”
God wants to bless you. He’s like a good dad that likes to take care of his kids. But often, we’re looking for the big-time blessings when we’ve forgotten a clear Biblical principle: you reap what you sow.
I Corinthians 3 talks about the fire testing the quality of each man’s work, whether it’s gold, silver and costly stones – or wood, hay and straw. Sow gold, and you’ll reap gold. Sow silver and costly stones, and you’ll reap something valuable. Sow straw, and – well, you get my point.
Something new is breaking forth and you don’t want to be on the fringes when it happens. I feel strongly in my spirit that a new era is upon us. It will be a time when it will be absolutely critical that we as God’s people are established in positions of influence and authority.
I’ve noticed that World Revival Church tends to attract people who want more of God. The best way to get God more active in your life is to make him a priority.
Making God a priority means giving him more than just one hour on a Sunday morning. It’s pretty amazing to see what God will do in your life when you start giving more of your time to him!
Use the word evangelism, and people get nervous about what you’re asking them to do. Knock on doors? Preach to my neighbors? Carry tracts to work?
Revival has redefined evangelism and what it looks like. If you’ve got a revived church, you’ve got a new way of reaching people. You won’t have to coerce them – you’ve just got to be a life-giver.
Anybody can be a life-giver, because Jesus is THE life-giver. He’s poured your life into you and now your job is just to let it continue to spill out to those around you.
Over the years of revival, we have had some great moments in God. Explosive, life-changing, calendar-marking moments… but they weren’t free. People paid a sacrifice for those moments. Kathy and I and many others gave of our lives to accommodate what God wanted to do at World Revival Church.
Although religion has glorified and deified poverty, you need to know that biblically, God wants to prosper you. It’s a covenant thing between God and his people.
God wants to get involved in your whole life – including your financial picture!
Typical “prosperity teaching” gives a blanket blessing of prosperity, but in his Word, God has established certain things we must do to see blessing on our lives. Let’s look at Deuteronomy 8:
Lately, the Spirit of God has drawn me to Malachi 3:13 – 18. It’s a passage that talks about the distinction between the righteous and the wicked – the ones who fear God and those that don’t.
There is a distinction that should be on your life as a Christian. You should be above disease, disaster, divorce. You should be experiencing his life, his rescue and his restoration.
Something has gone wrong if you’re sitting in church and you’re nothing like the ones we read about in the Bible who were set apart and experienced a certain blessing from God.