If a man owns a house and rents it to another, an agreement typically defines what takes place on that property. Although the owner continues to hold a rightful claim, he cannot rightfully do anything he wants with the house. His emerging relationship with the renter now shapes what can be expected and done.
Even if there is a legitimate need — like fixing a hot-water heater or making repairs to the air conditioner — the owner is still obligated to make arrangements with the renter. He...Read More
In the summer of 2013, I traveled to South America and had the privilege of ministering in several churches. One of the congregations that I ministered in had been in the midst of an explosive revival over previous years. In fact, you could sense the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit as soon as you entered the building.
However, as the service concluded that evening, I noticed that they didn't pray for the sick.
I asked the pastor about it.
He said, “Oh, we have had...Read More
Christians tend to focus on mystical or ethereal matters. Yet, it cannot be forgotten that—in the beginning—God joyfully and purposefully created physical matter. He looked upon what was made and said, “This is very good.” (Genesis 1:31)
Men and women were uniquely designed to be the imago dei—God’s image-bearers in the dust and dirt.
God declared: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). Humanity was formed in His likeness to express the unfathomable r...Read More
Many are aware that healing takes place through prayer, but are not cognizant that it comes by other means as well. One of the more unexpected ways that healing can be transmitted is through physical action. Sometimes a simple touch can be a mechanism for breakthrough.
We find this principle evidenced in the gospels. On one occasion, "the people begged Jesus to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed" (Matthew 14:36). When the a...Read More
On May 11, 1980—Mother’s Day—John Wimber opened his church to Lonnie Frisbee (1949–1993), “one of the most powerful evangelists . . . during the Jesus movement.” During that 70s era revival, Frisbee was “instrumental in 20,000 conversions to the Christian faith.” Much of this was due to healing and works of power.
After sharing his testimony that evening, Lonnie recounted how the glory of the Lord had come upon Israel. He told those who had gathered that God wanted to do the s...Read More