It's not a stretch to assume that Chris Tomlin wrote his latest Top 10 worship song. According to billboard.com, Good, Good Father again tops the hot Christian songs chart for the week of March 5, 2016. It's possible that you're already singing this during worship in your church service. My family has been worshiping to this song for over a month now in our church. Mr. Tomlin has hit it big again, but this time he did so by choosing the right song to cover, not by writing it.
We continued to meet on Tuesday mornings, first to pray and prepare for our adventures, then to set out to the find the people who we would minister to that day.
May 12th, 2013
God is so good and loves us so much that on more than one occasion He has sent us to pray for someone’s family member. Why? Because, He hears the cries of our heart and loves us enough to show that what is important us is important to Him. On this day, God sent us to the Phillipsburg Mall. He showed one team member the name of the store, another a picture of the store, and another “Phillipsburg Mall.” God confirmed where to go to all three. The words of knowledge given were; breathing difficulty, pain behind the ears, muscular back pain, a picture or tattoo of a lizard, red sweatshirt and jeans.
“What is intercession?” The question did not come from a non-Christian. I was asked this question by a college freshman who had grown up in a Christian home and had filled a pew most Sundays for the past eighteen years or so. I explained that it was prayer on another person’s behalf. I think he believed I was being a bit out-of-touch with the current generation, using a bigger word than needed to explain my ministry.
Since then, I've noticed something we sometimes do as Christians; we use words and assume their meanings are understood. Take the word “exhortation,” for example. It was not until recently that I fully understood it’s meaning. Before then, I used it anyway. Did the people I used it with know what it meant, either?
Five years ago, worship leaders Bryan and Katie Torwalt released their album Here on Earth independent of their Jesus Culture start. According to www.jesusculture.com, Bryan and Katie met in 2006 at the Bethel School of Supernatural Worship in Redding, CA. They were married three years later in 2009. The powerfully-anointed worship song Holy Spirit comes from their first album.
According to the Jesus Culture website, “Bryan and Katie live to see the earth transform to Heaven’s likeness and for this generation to encounter the real Jesus. They believe that in God’s presence, sickness is healed, prisoners are set free, and minds are restored. Their songs carry hope and life that flow out of every note and lyric.”
There was a time when I didn't understand or even think about healing. I had been in a car accident when I was in my early twenties, and my back was injured as a result of whiplash. Still, I didn't think about healing. I thought instead about enduring.
Over time and through four pregnancies, the condition worsened. I lived in chronic middle back pain, and the end of my pregnancies had been difficult to endure. I saw a chiropractor about twice a week. I also had carpal tunnel syndrome from pinched nerves in my neck. It was at the point where my wrists ached and my typing accuracy was so low that it took several times the normal time to send an email. My concern for my future increased as the situation deteriorated. But never did I think that God would heal me.
It doesn't matter if you live far, far away from the enviable libraries of large prophetic churches. Even on a budget, you can have a diet of rich, challenging, nurturing reading written by prophetic mentors around the world. Find some friends who share your interests and share your libraries.
Here is a list of 75 top-notch books ton on over 18 topics to get you started. Note that books highlighted in blue have been reviewed under the Culture section of Prophetic Crossroads. Most of these books are available through arsenalbooks.com and
christianbook.com as well as other online bookstores.
How to Work with Angels In Your Life, Kevin Basconi
Open My Eyes, Lord, Gary Oates
Our Invisible Allies, Ron Phillips
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Power, John Eckhardt
Bait of Satan, John Bevere
Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyer
Becoming the Master’s Key, L. Emerson Ferrell
Change Your Words, Change Your Life, Joyce Meyer
Commanding Your Morning Daily Devotional, Cindy Trimm
Culture of Honor, Danny Silk
Experiencing Father’s Embrace, Jack Frost
The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman
God's Remedy for Rejection, Derek Prince
God’s Timing for Your Life, Dutch Sheets
I AM: Inheriting The Fullness of God's Names, John Paul Jackson
Leviathan Exposed, Rober Hotchkin
Possessing Your Inheritance, Chuck D. Pierce
The Power of Blessing, Kerry Kirkwood
The Power of Humility, R.T. Kendall
Redeeming the Time, Chuck D. Pierce
Strengthen Yourself in the Lord, Bill Johnson
The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Kris Valloton and Bill Johnson
Tale of Three Kings, Gene Edward
Total Forgiveness, R.T. Kendall
True Stories of the Miracles of Azusa Street and Beyond, Tommy Welchel
10 Curses That Block the Blessing, Larry Huch
Biblical Healing and Deliverance, Chester and Betty Kylstra
Blessing or Curse, Derek Prince
Come Up Higher, Paul Cox
Deliverance Training Manual, William and Janet Sudduth
Demon Hit List, John Eckhardt
Identifying and Breaking Curses, John Eckhardt
Masonry Beyond the Light, William Schnoebelen
Prayers That Break Curses, John Eckhardt
Prayers That Rout Demons, John Eckhardt
Restoring the Foundations, Chester and Betty Kylstra
Set Yourself Free, A Deliverance Manual, Robert Heidler
So Free, Bill Sudduth
Evangelism and Missions
Always Enough, Rolland and Heidi Baker
Compelled by Love, Heidi Baker
Ultimate Treasure Hunt, Kevin Dedmon
Fasting for Breakthrough & Deliverance, John Eckhardt
The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting, Mahesh Chanda
21 Day Fast to Break the Cycle of Unbelief, Trisha Roselle
Healing and Health
A More Excellent Way, Be in Health, Henry W. Wright
The Essential Guide to Healing, Bill Johnson and Randy Clark
God’s Creative Power for Healing, Charlie Capps
Healing Unplugged, Bill Johnson and Randy Clark
Surrender to the Spirit, Keith Miller
Prayer Shield, C. Peter Wagner
Miracles, Signs & Wonders
The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind, Bill Johnson
When Heaven Invades Earth, Bill Johnson
Intercessory Prayer, Dutch Sheets
Possessing the Gates of the Enemy, Cindy Jacobs
Seven Secrets to Power Praying, Jane Glenchur
Prophecy and Dreams
A to Z Dream Symbology Dictionary, Barbie Breathitt
The Call, Rick Joyner
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, Leland Ryken, James Wilhoit, et al
The Final Quest, Rick Joyner
4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice, Mark and Patti Virkler
The Harvest, Rick Joyner
The Making of a Prophet, Jennifer LeClaire
The Path, Rick Joyner
The Seer, Jame W. Goll
Spirit Talk, Larry Randolph
The Torch and the Sword, Rick Joyner
The Voice of God, Cindy Jacobs
Psalm 91: Real-life Stories of God's Shield of Protection, Peggy Joyce Ruth
Speaking in Tongues
Hidden Power of Speaking in Tongues, Mahesh Chanda
Seventy Reasons for Speaking in Tongues, Dr. Bill Hamon
They Speak with Other Tongues, John Sherill
Tongues Beyond The Upper Room, Kenneth E. Hagin
Authority To Tread, Rebecca Greenwood
Breaking the Power of Evil, Rick Joyner
Protecting Your Home from Spiritual Darkness, Chuck D. Pierce
Spiritual Housecleaning, Eddie and Alice Smith
The Spiritual Warrior's Guide to Defeating Jezebel, Jennifer LeClaire
Unmasking the Jezebel Spirit, John Paul Jackson
The Supernatural Life, Cindy Jacobs
There is More!, Randy Clark
Unlocking Heaven, Kevin Dedmon
Women in Ministry
10 Lies the Church Tells Women, J. Lee Grady
The Worship Warrior, Chuck D. Pierce
Why does it matter so much what others think? Many of us have spent years of our lives as Christians asking this question, and fighting this battle. Even Paul asked these questions in Galatians 1:10:
"For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ."
When fear of man is at work in our lives, we may not even recognize it. It may be so familiar to us that we think it’s a part of our personality.
God calls us to love, to forgive, to reconcile, and if at all possible, to live at peace with all men. So how do we approach a relationship where manipulation, control, intimidation, and fear exist? The reality is that not all people accept us for who we are and want to change us. Sometimes these people are related to us, or live next door, or work with us each day. We can cringe and dread our next encounter with them, or we can begin changing our responses to them. Here are 8 steps to prayerfully walk yourself through when you sense the need for unhealthy approval in relationships.
8 Steps to Healing and Freedom from Approval
Ask for forgiveness and ask God what the truth is. Repentance is key in this process. We cannot control anyone other than ourselves, so let God have His perfect work in you, perfecting love, because perfect love casts out all fear. In this case, it is the fear of man, and their opinions, that are cast out.
2. Ask God to reveal what lies or distortions of truth you have
To a non-mathematician, this means the number of ways that things can happen. If there are more things, there are more possible permutations. As a mother of five children (including a couple of adult children), I know about permutations. A family of seven people can not predict what will go right on a given day, and what will go wrong.
The reality is that we live in a culture where serial relationships are considered normal. Broken hearts are just considered to be part of the spouse-finding process. Too often though, people truly give their hearts away and then things go badly and relationships end. But emotional and spiritual attachments remain, and sometimes interfere seriously with potential future relationships.
As the title indicates, Joyce puts a positive spin on the subject with her title. Instead of calling the book Be Careful What You Say or Change Your Words or You Will Mess Up Your Life, she offers a promise with the implied overhaul that the book title implies that we all need. The book delivers. It does, in actuality, explain the truths behind the title’s promise.
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